Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Location: Milton, DE
Style: IPA
Brewery Website
Rating: B+

The Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is one of several IPA's in Dogfish Head's series of continuously-hopped IPA's. This means that hops are continuously added during the boil in the brewing process (in this case over the course of 60 minutes). The 60-Minute IPA is golden in color with a hint of amber. It pours with 1-finger of bubbly white head. The nose has hop flowers, pine and a fruity/citrus aroma from the hops. There are also some malt notes in the back along with a bit of earthiness and some toasted aromas.

On the palate, the 60 Minute IPA initially presents malt and floral hops notes. Bitter and piny hops notes then begin to show up, in balance with the malt and floral hops. There are winy alcohol and mineral notes present as well. The finish has herbal and fruity hops along with some bitterness over some sweet malt notes. The Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is medium bodied with some crisp fizziness.

The Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA is crisp and refreshing with some great hop flavor. It may not have the intensity of its bigger cousins, but it is rather reminiscent of a good, hoppy amber. Fans of Red Seal Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale should check this one out.

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