60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped -- more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?)

60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it's the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

60 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

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Photo of Riggo
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The green label is appropriate for this one, considering the smell and taste of this IPA is pure green. Fresh, fresh hops slapping you in the face. Is this a good thing? Decide for yourself. (Incidentally, the bottle i sampled was bottled in January. I first tasted a bottle of the same bottling date in late March and was just so turned off by the greenness and lack of roundedness that I let it lay in my fridge for about a month in the hopes that it would round out a little, and it did.)

Pours a hazy golden color with a sturdy off-white head. Good head retention with moderate lacing. The nose on this one is intense. Almost an ammonia-like intensely spicy, peppery nose of leafy hops, pine sap, cut grass, and mint. Some slight pineapple notes, though mostly its green, green, green. On palate, sharp, grassy hops and any other green, leafy, vegetal or herbal thing you can think of: pine needles, bitter greens like frisee or broccoli rabe, herbs. Uniquely, this brew is very heavy on hop flavor and yet not overly bitter (apparently this is achieved through a process called "continual-hopping"). But the intensity of these "green" flavors has an almost gasoline-like quality. Some fruit elements struggle to come forward--orange and tangy lemon. Some slight woodiness. Finish is long and bitter, with a chalky dryness. A nice smooth and chewy mouthfeel. To me the drinkability suffers from the too -intense and sharp flavors.

I was pulling for this one. It sounded interesting but this whole sharp "green" thing is just not appealing to me. Perhaps some more aging will improve the character of this one.

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Photo of MJR
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a glowing copper with a touch of sediment haze. An off-white head starts out decent enough, then shrinks down to a small cap. It laces the glass wonderfully.

Smell: The aroma is extremely fresh smelling with a ton of hop character. The hops come across as green and fragrant. Lots of pine resin, citrus, and floral scents. This brew is the little brother to their 90 Minute IPA and I can definitely recognize the link.

Taste: The flavor has a smooth, but piercing, bitterness that is strong from start to finish. But it's not the hop bitterness that's the star here...it's the hop flavor. This brew is packed with it: pine, citrus, floral, grapefruit...very nice! There's a hint of caramelly malt hiding underneath the hops, but it's merely there in a supporting role. It does get a bit stronger towards the end though. Strangely enough, the alcohol taste is stronger than the 6% would make you believe.

Mouthfeel: Medium in thickness with a smooth, rounded mouthfeel that ends with a touch of alcoholic dryness.

Drinkability: Damn good...this is quite the tasty IPA! I love their 90 Minute IPA, and this is almost as good. More please...

On a side note, I have noticed that this beer differs from batch to batch. The last sixer I had screamed 'Ringwood yeast!' This review is from an earlier batch.

'Thank you' goes out to Davo for sending me this one.

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Photo of pbrian
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After tasting a million other IPA's, this one reawakens the senses. The first thing I thought of when I first put this to my nose and lips was 'green'. It just reeks (literally) of green, grassy, spicy, minty, hops. Obviously, with a 60-min. addition, the whole spectrum of the hop is taken care of, bitterness, flavor, aroma, no gaps. I won't say it's nicely balanced, but there's enough going on otherwise to keep it going. A little yeast bite actually gets through , too. Nicely done, I'm going to get another..literally..right now.bye.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle pours a yellow-gold body with a light orange cast. It's quite hazy, but then again, it is bottle conditioned and loaded with hops. The case advertises that with the funny line, "New Chunky Style"! There was no yeast left at the bottom of the bottle so I assume that with some longer cold storage it might clear a bit. It brings up a creamy off-white head which drops to a thin surface covering; holds well throughout the glass; and leaves some thin lace. But the aroma is brilliant! It's just like opening a large bag of fresh whole flower hops - pungent, grassy, floral, lightly minty and a touch citrusy. In the mouth it's medium body and fine, natural carbonation combine to gently caress the tongue before warming to become creamy and smooth. A rich malt balances the hop flavors nicely, and the bitterness is solid but well within reason. It starts with a bright note of lightly sweet, citric, floral, and leafy/grassy hops; followed by some more earthy/minty/resinous (but not quite piney) flavors as it crosses the palate; and finishes with an incredibly long-standing fresh hop flavor and a muted, drying bitterness that rises as the residual malts receed. Overall, it's quite soft and round, avoiding the brash character of many "Imperial" IPA's; and it's alcohol is also well concealed within it's big flavor and aroma. Very nicely done with a surprising amount of drinkability. Well worth trying!

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow what a great IPA. I could smell the pungent hop aroma the moment I cracked the cap off. Definitely one of the best, most fresh smelling beers I have ever enjoyed. The earthy, grassy, floral hops smell awesome. It poured out a golden color with an orange tint, with a surprisingly impressive white head that didn't last very long.

The flavors of this delicious brew are all in excellent balance. Obviously, the generous amount of hops are what make this beer what it is, but it all comes together so well with a mild malt flavor and a bit of sweet fruitiness. Lightly carbonated on the tongue, finishes with a nice hop character and a little sweetness. An awesome IPA, and definitely my favorite as of yet from Dogfish Head.

Thanks to my man ElGuapo for the bottle.

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Photo of Suds
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew pours with a big white head that fades rather quickly. Color is a dark orange…almost a pumpkin-pie color.
I love the aroma….it hits you as soon as you open the bottle. It’s like sticking your nose near a bag of fresh hops. Unabashedly floral, fresh, and grassy….I can’t get enough of the smell.
After the first few sips, which are full-force hops, this beer really does mellow out. Malt shines through in the mid-taste. You get the doughy yeastiness of the bottle conditioning. It’s really remarkable to get so much flavor though the onslaught of hops. Very well done.
Drinkable, and extremely enjoyable. It was a little too intense for a few of my friends, but any hop head will love this one.

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Photo of wofat
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to have had this beer about a thousand times, but figured its about time to write a review. So I will drink and type...

This brew pours golden with a mild amber tone. Slightly hazy with a very fluffy, white head. Its making me drool.

I swirl the beer and take a gentle wiff. Ahh.. a pleasantly sweet hop scent thats not overbearing but actually quite mild. This is a prelude of things to come.

Upon tasting, it starts slightly sweet and becomes a wave of mild bitterness, followed by a wonderfully moderate hop flavor that is well balanced with hints of carmel sweetness. Really a creamy beer. It finishes quite smooth.

Yes... I could drink this beer all night... if I didn't need more hops! Time to drink a 90 minute IPA?!

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A crystal clear golden orange sitting under a pillow of white foam that hangs out there for a while. Aggressive hop aroma mixed with grass.

It is very floral and spicy. It is not simply overloaded with hops, but it does have quite a bit of hop presence to say the least. The hops hit hard and then balance to near perfection with pale malts and a bit of bread as it dries out toward the finish. It starts crisp, and I would like it to stay that way, but the carbonation dies as soon as it hits your tongue. This is one I could have a few of, but it may be hard for anti-hopheads to handle. A fine brew in my book.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a hazy orange tinted amber in color. A thin wispy ivory white head recedes to a thin film that sticks around for a while. The lacing is a bit truncated, but nice eye candy nonetheless. The aroma is very exotic. It's musty. Smoky. Medicinal, in a good way. And naphthalene-like. (Reminds me of the mothball smell in my Grandma's attic.) Very unique and very nice for an IPA. This beer seems to have a somewhat harsh bitterness, but it's appealing to me. And it's different from your West Coast variety of IPAs (which are great in their own right.) First and foremost, I really do dig the bitterness of this one. After I cut through that, I get to a level of flavors I'm not totally used to in IPAs, but are very nice. For instance, there is a nice minty aspect. And also a coarse pepper-like presence. It's spicy as hell. The malt base is sufficient for a backing, but not real distinctive in any way. Makes no difference. IPAs are all about the hops and this IPA throws out a unique perspective of what can be attained from the almighty flower.

Many thanks to the Almighty Shit for this sample. Thanks for the effort Senior.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An excellent bottle-conditioned-IPA from Dogfish Head. This beer pours a very nice hazy amber colour with a small white head. The aromas are of citrus, hops, hops, malts, and some more hops. The taste is very hoppy as well, and very dry too. The hops are not very bitter and this beer is very subdued when compared to DFH's 90 minute IPA. This beer has a very creamy and smooth mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. The drinkability is off-the-hook for this one, the perfect session beer!
Cheers to DFH for finally putting this out in bottles!,
F.

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Photo of scottum
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber with a nice head. Sooooooooooo smooooooooooth! Hoppy as an IPA should be. Not as over the top as the 90 minute. Very well balanced. A bit of a citrus bitter is in there with a nice dry malty taste. Certainly, any IPA fan should try this brew.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle conditioned. Orange chill-hazed body with tiny, sporadic carbonation. A hefty solid white head, which leaves excellent lace.

Strong fresh and clean citric aroma.

Malt backbone is quickly and heavily covered up by the grapefruit and lemon hop zing. The hop assault is not too over the top however. Balance might not be the best word, but it's not the punch in the nose of Hop Infusion or Stone Ruinination. There is an overall sense of freshness . Nice lingering aftertaste.

Recommended, and my choice for a DFH flagship brew. I'll have to revisit this soon.

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Photo of yen157
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good, but not great.

My bottle was kept and served a little too cool so I had to let it sit for a bit. It started out pretty ugly. The beer itself was a very cloudy light amber orange, but the hazy lifted significantly as the beer warmed up. The head was coarse and quickly reduced to wisps. The first flavor that jumped out at my wasn’t hop related but rather a faint smokiness. Besides that, there weren’t any surprises. Wood and grapefruit aromas dominate the nose as well as the palate. As one would expect, the hop bitterness is more restrained in this one and the emphasis is more on the other aspects of the H. lupulus. The role in the malt cut back as well. I think I like the 90 minute IPA better, because IMO this played more like a West Coast PA because of the thinner body and malt contribution.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out with a rich, thick head of white foam, settling over clear golden liquid. The nose is intense hoppiness, not the usual grapefruity Cascade aroma, but dare I say an almost spicy "skunk-bud"-type of aroma...not the light-struck type skunkiness though. Taste is nicely bitter without being overwhelmingly bitter. Notes of maltiness back things up sufficiently. A slight biscuity character appears here as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with a bitterness that fades quickly to a malty taste. Kudos to the D.H. brewery for this quaffable ale.

The most balanced out of the 60/90/120 Min. series, IMO.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This could very well be, without further research, my favorite IPA thusfar. A very appealing IPA-type golden-amber color appeals to me from the get-go. The aroma is all that I expect from a top-notch IPA. Spicey and hoppy at the nose, but the smell is just the beginning.

The taste is something almost god-like. It is hoppy and spicey. Almost fruity, but without taking that next all-too-fruity-step.

In ever lightly lacey head i sappealing, but I am thinking flavor and aroma all the way. A great beer to try, but beware. Hopheads only need apply. A very good brew. Prost!

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a big fan of IPA's I found a six pack of 60 minute IPA last week and just had to give it a try. It pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that fades fast, but leaves a decent amount of lace on the glass. The aroma is very strong mixture of citrus (mostly grapefruit) and pine. Each sip begins hoppy and quickly moves to a citrus flavor with a toasted malt background. It finishes with a mild bitterness that lingers for a while before the next sip.

If you like hoppy IPA's I highly recommend this one. I didn't find it as bitter as other brands and felt it was quite drinkable.

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Photo of goz
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled.
Pour is slightly cloudy ornage golden, big pure-white head, strongly clinging lace. Aroma is citrus hops, slightly sweet maltiness, grassy, some herbal tones. Flavor is lightly malty to start, then some herbal/grassy notes, then bitter and citrus from the hops. Medium body, hints of spiciness, medium carbonation, and good lasting flavors.

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Photo of Dantes
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Package: 12 oz. bottle. Label scored between 1 & 2; 6% ABV. Bottle-conditioned.

Cost: $8.49 a 6-pack @ King’s

Presentation: Imperial pint glass at ~45º

Appearance: A medium-vigorous pour resulted in ¾” of white head at best, which quickly receded to a thin film. Body was a lovely, rich golden yellow color. Apparently robust carbonation resulted in streams of medium-gauge bubbles. Mostly clear, with several “floaters.”

Smell: Hops assaulted my nose like the Allies on Omaha Beach. At first, the sensation was unpleasant; but as I acclimated, I could begin to differentiate the sensations of mentholated pine, citrus, and new-mown grass.

Taste: The taste was like the aroma squared. Unfortunately, this meant that the hops were even more dominant. Whatever elements of malt, grain, and fruitiness (other than grapefruit) present were lost on me. The immediate taste is pleasant, but it quickly turns overly bitter and medicinal. Even as it warmed further, not much developed in the middle of the palate or on the finish. Made me think of club soda with hop oil extract and a lemon twist.

Mouthfeel: The high level of carbonation apparent during the pour translated to a fairly coarse, rough texture in the mouth, unrelieved by any roundness from malt complexity. A bit watery and brittle.

Drinkability: I think this would benefit from being served older and colder. Not unpleasant, but not something for which I couldn’t find several better alternatives.

I overpaid for this because I like to patronize King’s so that they will continue to cater to me. If this were $6.99 like the HopDevil (as in other outlets), it would be more competitive. It is hoppier than the HopDevil, but not as complex or ultimately satisfying. I preferred the 90 Minute IPA, if only because it offered much more than a Hop Hit upfront, but is less drinkable because of its ABV. I will probably put 2 aside to test its aging potential.

Bottom Line: A one trick pony. The second bottle did pair well with pepperoni pizza however, which tamed its hoppy profile. Would probably make a very refreshing beer if served cold on a hot, summer day.

5/10/03: Much improved. Better head and smoother carbonation, with a much more harmonious flavor profile. Fruitier, maltier and much more enjoyable. As a bottle-conditioned ale, it'll probably be even better at 6 months. Obviously too green through initial 4 bottles.

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Photo of avylover
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice golden yellow brew with a slight haze to it. Small white foamy head. Smell is very hoppy with a good whiff of barley in there. The citrous zing of the hops is definitely there, followed by the taste of freshly harvested grains. (wheat or barley? can't say i've ever tried either). This is very tasty considering the lower ABV, and I prefer this to the 90 minute IPA because you can put 'em down all night without getting wasted. There is more taste in this brew than any 6% beer i've had, making this the ultimate session brew. Good full mouthfeel, with a nice dry finish.

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Photo of Jdiddy
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy mother! This is hands down the best IPA I have ever had the peasure of drinking. While I was not very impressed with the 90 Minute IPA, the 60 Minute IPA is simply superb. Amazing pine hop smell that is possibly the best smelling beer ever. Nice orange creamy pour with a slight head. Beautiful hop taste that I believe is pretty bitter (although others do not find it very bitter). After tasting this, it will be hard to ever find another IPA as good. Also, I NEVER give a beer a 5 all the way around and this one gets it for sure. Perfect beer!

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Photo of Darkale
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If ever there was a beer that proved, for me at least, the rule that you should always check a beer twice before deciding that you don't like it, 60 Minute IPA is it. My first one last night was not an impressive experience. Today -- chagrined by the high reviews, wondering what I missed last night -- I popped open another, and found myself far more pleased than I had been. In fact, this has become one of my favorite IPAs.

The aroma is definitely piney; one would think the brewers had put a spruce branch through a juice extractor. Great, billowing, "never say die" head, and lacing that looks like it's trying to crawl up the inside of the glass.

Chewy mouthfeel, nice and creamy, great hops taste, nicely balanced with malt sweetness. This is a good beer, it makes you work for it, and unlike so many milder IPAs, every sip seems different, if only because you can choose to focus on a different aspect of its complexity every time.

Who knows what was wrong with my taste buds last night? I am just glad that I gave this beer another try. Highly recommended.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz. amber bottle. Packaged in January '03. $8.19/6-pack at Carytown W&B.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden color with lots and lots of bubbles. Very thick and rocky head lasts and lasts, coating the glass in distinct rings and the glass emptied.

Smell: Very hoppy, with citrus and pine aromas dominating. Skulking in the background is a bit of caramel sweetness. Very nice.

Taste: Much more balanced than the big brother of the family, the 90-minute IPA. The hops are very nicely complemented by the sweetness of the malts. Very, very smooth. Personally, I like the flavor of the 90-minute IPA a little more. But not by much.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful oily coating on the lips with this beer. Fairly high amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Drinkability: So smooth and easy to drink. Very easy on the palate. No problems finishing this one. Not a disproportionately-hopped beer. Crisp and clean finish. Ranks just slightly behind its big brother.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had the 90 minute IPA on cask and it is my favorite IPA in the world, so when I saw the little bro on cask at the Sharp Edge I couldn't turn it down. Appears a copper hue with a tannish biege, silky smooth head. Very nice full foam, with lace adhesion going in in my pint glass. The aroma is a full upfront floral hop aroma with citrus and pine tones, very nice malty complement going on here. A well balanced hop and malt combo make up this very refreshing appetizing session IPA. Very smooth on cask and not too hoppy, due to the fact that enough malt sweetness crashes upon the palate to tame the bitterness. A pronounced piney hop character, amazing offering from the folks at Dogfish Head. Smooth and creamy almost feels as smooth as if it were on nitro, with a medium to light body, a worthwhile beer!! Very smooth and drinkable welcome to paradise my fellow hopheads.

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Photo of zerk
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Chalkies recently... what a great IPA this is! Clear and copper with a thin but persistent white head. Leaves rings of lace all the way down the glass. Has a sweet citrusy aroma with some buscuit and caramel mixed in. Flavor begins sweet, a mixture of maltiness and sweet hop oil, then becomes fruity, with orange and grapefruit notes, and finishes bitter. The balance of flavors is exquisite. Medium body and carboantion... smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel. This might be as close as you can get to a session IPA.

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Photo of HopheadEd
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap, it's very different than bottled, bigger head, more aroma. Good golden, slightly orange color, and a good mouthfeel. A bit of a bite with the hops, but still not over powering. The finish for me was smooth and creamy, well balanced with a good hop aftertaste. Excellent beer.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 11,775 ratings