60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
[Bottled on 11/19/08. Thanks for the date stamp!]
Wicked sticky head and a pretty clear light-copper color make this very appetizing to me. Apricot and fresh pine and cedar team up with honeyish malt to make the aroma of this beer very pleasant. Medium body is slightly prickly on the tongue because of the carbonation and the firm bitterness. The flavor is sugar-coated citrusy fruit with a bit of crushed-aspirin and honey and bready in the finish. Leaves the mouth dry and looking forward to another sip.
This one is tasty and easy drinking, so it is a good choice when you are going to have more than one. An all-around solid beer.
12-14-2008 23:18:03 | More by waughbrew
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev -2.2%
A: somewhat hazy light orange-gold color with a large, foamy white head with very good retention. Lacing is impressive.
S: Citric/lemony hops, with some definite floral notes. A yeasty, almost sourdough bready aroma as well. A bit of estery sweetness.
T: Some yeasty, sourdough bread flavor up front - mild but enjoyable. Then a rush of hop oil flavors: lemon and flowers, mostly. Peppery and almost nutty esters, with a touch of alcohol. A bit of bitterness, but mostly just loads of flavorful hops.
M: Smooth, medium bodied. Creamy, rather subdued carbonation. A nice oily hop presence without being extremely dry.
D: This is very tasty and, honestly, a bit refreshing. It's still a boldly hopped American IPA, but it isn't as aggressively bitter as some of its counterparts. It's still complex and delicious.
12-13-2008 23:51:37 | More by Clydesdale
4.13/5 rDev +1%
I have had this fine brew many, many times. I don't know why I haven't reviewed it before now.
Poured from a standard 12oz bottle in pint glass. Moderate pour results a 1/2 inch with decent staying power, moderate lace. Color is a darker amber.
Nose- Floral, slightly citric hop notes. A fresh earthy graininess.
Taste- Tart Citric hops, lemon and orange zest. Fresh grain. A nice mildly sweet and tart finish. A bit dry, but no other hints of booze. Light and refreshing very good.
Mouthfeel- Active, tart, mildly astringent.
Drinkablility- Oh yeah baby. This is one of my go to beers. Well done!
12-13-2008 00:15:46 | More by Kraken
3.63/5 rDev -11.2%
Orange-gold pour with a bubbly white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Hearty aroma of pine and citrus, with some malt. Taste is nearly the same, with more grapfruit than resin. Good balance of hops with malt, but a little too sweet for my taste. Still, its a solid IPA.
12-05-2008 23:35:04 | More by magictrokini
4.4/5 rDev +7.6%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A - Pours a pale copper with a fluffy half-finger head. Leaves decent lacing on the sides of the glass. Head retention is just average.
S - Great smell. Loaded with hops, with a bit of citrus - mainly grapefruit. Pine notes and malt as well.
T - Sweet and hoppy at the same time. Malt hits you first, then moves to a heavy hop presence and finishes with a slightly bitter yet sweet aftertaste. A very nicely balanced taste.
M - Typical to other IPAs I've had. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Leaves a slight coating.
D - Very drinkable. It's incredible balance would allow one to easily have a few.
A great IPA. Definitely worth trying out!
12-02-2008 03:56:49 | More by gciccarelli
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my pilsener glass.
A- 60 minute pours a clear golden copper with a medium sized white head.
S- Citrusy hops, sweet malts.
T- Pretty sweet throughout. Lots of citrus hops and caramel malt, the finish is bitter and crisp. Not too bitter, not too sweet, very well balanced.
M- Very carbonated, thickness is typical for an IPA.
D- An excellent session IPA. One you could drink all night.
This is a beer that I've been drinking for a while and it's one of my go to IPA's. But, now that I'm actually sitting down to write about why I like it better than other IPA's I'm having a hard time putting it into words. I always have some difficulty reviewing IPA's because I'm not too familiar with how different types of hops taste. I think my liking it so much has something to do with how balanced it is.
12-01-2008 07:21:20 | More by Shumista
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
I have had this many times in the bottle and on tap. Its one of my favs. As its the only good beer on tap at my neighborhood bar, I had it tonight watching the game, and it paired nicely with the spicey calamari I had for dinner! It was poured from the tap into a pint glass.
A- Nice clear, copper color (like a new penny!). Small white head that fell rather quickly. It left some light laceing around the glass.
S- It had a strong citrus smell, mainly grapefruit, with some slight pine and malt aromas. It was very hoppy on the nose.
T- Started off slightly malty then finished mildly bitter with flavours of grapefruit and pine. Mild alcohol bite that wasn't over pronounced. Not as strong as most I.P.A.'s I have drank, but very balanced between hops and malt.
M- Medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. It felt nice and lively on the tounge.
D- It is a very drinkable beer. It is slightly bitter without overpowering the taste buds and not to filling. It pairs well with spicey foods or just on it's own. It's a good intro to those new to I.P.A.'s or those looking for a every day beer with some flavor. Cheers!
12-01-2008 05:06:00 | More by Dirty1
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appears a rather flat looking orange-gold color with a half inch off-white head that sinks to a thin skim quite quickly.
Aroma has some caramel malts, nuttiness, and quite a bit of pine with some spiciness and a very light citrus tone.
The taste is hoppy right from the start with a heavy nuttiness and light caramel malt flavor. The hops are pretty intense with lots of pine and spiciness. For once an IPA without much citrus character.
Mouthfeel is medium, very crisp, almost harsh, but still pretty drinkable.
This is certainly a very different IPA than everything else out there. It works well but the harsh carbonation hurts it a bit. Wouldn't be my first three choices for IPAs but if you haven't had it yet I would recommend trying it at least once.
12-01-2008 05:01:49 | More by roadhouse
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
This was a nice simple IPA. I wold recommend this to someone trying to learn about beer. This is not a wimpy beer but a bit simple for a strong IPA drinker. For the style of beer it was an impressive beer. Great color and aroma and a nice bittery bit. A very nice nightly beer.
11-30-2008 03:37:42 | More by dalion037
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a clear light copper with a one finger head. Great lacing on the glass.
The aroma is pure grapefruit. Citrus hops, orangepeel.
The taste is sweet and malty at first. This turns into a refreshing bitter citrus hop character. Orange, grapefruit floral hops. The finish is bitter and the aftertaste is also bitter. Good depth of flavour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the carbonation is medium soft. Im happy its not too carbonated.
Highly drinkable, and more balanced than I expected.
11-30-2008 03:31:29 | More by EatsTacos
3/5 rDev -26.7%
A nice gold color with a white head. There is good lacing as well. The nose is a nice hop. The flavor is slight bitter not much but slight. It's an ok flavor but there is a touch of an aftertaste. Overall a decent beer, there are better examples out there now.
11-29-2008 03:45:32 | More by beckje01
4.3/5 rDev +5.1%
Bottle from Monks Cafe in Center City Philadelphia.
Pours a clear dark amber color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is dominated by citrus and floral hops. Excellently well-balanced quaffable IPA with enormous hop flavor and a nice malty backbone. Bitter throughout with a nice sweet malty balance and dry finish.
11-27-2008 08:51:14 | More by corby112
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
Pours a clear copperish/amber color with a 2 finger head. There is a good amount of lacing left on the glass.
Smells kind of woody with some floral notes.
Starts off with a malty sweetness backed up with the woody and floral taste. Just enough bitterness, doesn't leave an aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium, not heavy not light. Not too much carbonation either.
I could easily plow through a six pack if I don't control myself.
11-27-2008 03:39:37 | More by ocelot2500
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours a nice reddish orange color, with a white head that dissipates into some nice lacing. Nice color with continuous bubbling.
Smell was a touch fruity, slightly woody as well.
Taste starts a bit malty, very light bit of citrus in there. Finishes hoppy, but not overly so. I am not a big fan of IPAs, but this one is pretty good, the hops don't overwhelm like they do in some I've tried. Definitely a cut above other IPAs I've tried.
Mouthfeel was decent, not weak, but not as thick as some. A bit of a lingering hoppy aftertaste.
Was drinkable for an IPA, but being as this is my least favorite style of beer, that would limit what I would drink. Still, this is my favorite IPA.
11-27-2008 01:13:00 | More by Vixie
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
pours a nice light amber color. a decent one finger creamy white head appears on the pour. settles down to a centimeter or so of perma-foam. a steady fresh supply of bubbles continue up the center of my glass. nice amount of lacing. im excited.
smell is great. im getting woody notes. some slight citrus, a decent floral nose.
taste is great. im not used to trying east coast ipa's but if they are like this i think im a fan. semi sweet candy-ish malt up front. plays well with a nice woody flavor. its not oak. its not pine. not sure what it is but i like it. i have to push this one away to keep from guzzling it down.
mouth is medium bodied. carbonation plays a nice role.
drinks VERY easily. a bit high to be a session beer but i can see myself polishing off a few of these in a night. now to get on the hunt to find some more.
11-26-2008 06:09:55 | More by Mauerhan
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
Definately going to a "go to" IPA. It poured a nice bright copper with just enough foam to satisfy those head retention freaks out there. Good malt balance and so far no bitter hoppy after taste that usually lingers with most IPA's. I have actually this beer on several occasions but am just now getting around to reviewing it. Cheers!
11-24-2008 22:06:57 | More by dojobrewco
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
poored a bright golden yellow, little head to speak of mainly just a film with more buildup around the edges leaves some nice bubbly lacing
smells of grapefruit and floral hops
tastes of the same aforementioned hops with much bitterness/acidity which gives a bit of a metallic after taste
light crisp kind of dries the mouth out a bit
not usually much for IPA's but was given one and I liked it enough to finish it and will likely at some point when I'm feeling hoppy will seek out the others - 75 90 and 120...
11-24-2008 00:17:18 | More by sliverX
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
Appearance: Light yellowish orange body with average white head.
Smell: The dominating fruit aroma was the most surprising and my personal favorite aspect of this brew. I picked up a whiff somewhere along the lines of pineapple, peach, and pear. There is also a light yeast aroma in there.
Flavor: Fairly sweet and bitter, but not overly so. Well balanced IPA.
Mouthfeel: Average body for an IPA. A non-dominant finish, lasting a while but not overwhelming.
Drinkability: Fairly high, great with a light and fatty meal such as wings or fried fish. Will have again.
11-22-2008 22:27:10 | More by pandashaver
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Appearance: Clear gold/yellow. Lots of carbonation from what I can see.
Aroma: Piney and hoppy. Sounds simple, but I'd say the aroma is pretty upfront. Good
Taste: Very hoppy. Bitter, but not overdone
Mouthfeel: Ah, this feels nice. Coating is good, smooth doing down.
Drinkability: Pretty drinkable, tastes good, nice mouthfeel. Recommended as an IPA
11-22-2008 06:49:28 | More by kshankar
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
had a single bottle of this, found it to be a very worth while ipa. nice pale yellow flavor slightly into light amber. nice frothy head that is thing but sticks around. smells of a great ipa, floral scents as well as the strong aroma of hops; classic smell one looks for when sniffing out an ipa. taste is great, nice mouthfeel light but smooth; not too bubbly. nice buttery coat at first, finish dry with a good amount hops, just enough not to make it too bitter. drinkability i found to be great with this brew. i could see myeslf ordering these at bar all night, great flavor but nothing to much that really leaves too much of a trace on the palate. the alcohol is a bit high but drinking them all night certainly will leave someone having a good night; certainly doable.
11-22-2008 03:13:53 | More by irishtjb11
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
The beer poured a moderately lacquer-colored, yellowish-orange color and possesses the immediate appearance of a medium IPA. However, to smell, taste, and allow this beer to quantify in your mouth is to encounter a completely different animal. This 60 minute IPA has the capacity to deconstruct in your mouth and unleash bold flavors that are uncommon to one's typical IPA. It is at once obtrusively hop-centric and at the same time uninterested in the lack of drinkability common in overly-hoppy beers. This beer is extraordinarily well-balanced and although not as worthy as the 90 minute, is superbly more drinkable.
11-21-2008 05:12:29 | More by TLove
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
I smell a hint of pine with some floral notes that I can't pinpoint.
Taste is solid pine and hops with hints of fruit. Very good tasting IPA.
Feels quite thin in the mouth with good carbonation, but all around very smooth.
This is a very drinkable IPA, goes down so well. Good session brew, I think I'll have another.
11-19-2008 09:46:22 | More by hoppheadIPA
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
Had this from a bottle at Fleming's Steakhouse in Tucson, AZ.
Pours a nice clear copper, marginal head and lacing
Smell is slightly citrus, with hint of sweetness
Taste was very well balanced. Bitter enough to let you know its an IPA but not overdone. Good warm alcohol finish.
Mouthfeel was good, smooth and reasonably thick.
Very drinkable, I enjoyed 3 with dinner. Would make a good session beer.
Wish this was available in St. Louis. Its a nice beer.
11-18-2008 03:55:40 | More by mphopkins99
3.4/5 rDev -16.9%
Appearance - Gold with an amber tint. Very clear, almost looks like a lager. Starts off with a nice rocky head that diminishes somewhat quickly.
Smell - Not overwhelmingly hoppy and not as hoppy as I have come to expect from an IPA. More piney than citrusy.
Taste - Pretty drinkable, though the hops are more apparent here than in the nose. Refreshingly piney hop flavor. Feels like it almost gains bitterness in the finish. Stays on the palate for a while. The alcohol is pretty apparent and it's only 6% abv.
Overall - Not bad. Nothing remarkable, but not bad. I look forward to their other IPAs, some time later.
11-17-2008 07:31:14 | More by GeoffM
4.22/5 rDev +3.2%
A - Nice clear amber with a diminshing white head
S - Nice floral hops with a good malty sweetness note. Very aromatic.
T - Hops and sweet floralness, Clean flavor profile that is appropriately uncomplicated. It is what it is, and it is good.
M - Clean and neat with good carbonation levels.
D - Nicely drinkable IPA, and a classic offierun from DFH.
11-14-2008 17:42:44 | More by BravoTwo
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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