SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper, lively carbonation. Two fingers of dense, creamy, off white head. Aroma of big grapefruit hops with floral, piney, and resinous undertones, also. Same huge hop flavor with just enough malt to stabilize. Bitter aftertaste. Medium body, tingly with a slightly syrupy finish. This is the ultimate session beer for Florida, especially in the summer. Great IPA.
Noodle (14) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pure ambrosia. Incredible hop flavor and aroma, but without overpowering bitterness - the malt flavor still comes through perfect. Stupendous - the perfect IPA.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma all hops and I thought I detected a hint of caramel. Pour was a hazen gold with a light white head. Flavor as advertised, nice hoppy blend, pine and light citrus. Palate was nice and light with a good enough bite and sweetness. Overall, I liked it, a nice tasty afternoon beer.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Pours a honey golden color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good head retention. It slowly recedes revealing a full canopy and sticky residual lacing. Aroma is crisp w/ flowery citus rind. Medium nectar w/ mellow, creamy, residual effers. A true IPA w/ a forward hoppy citrus rind component and blanced caramel malts. The general dispoition is refined. This is not a malt bomb, itís clean, crisp, and balanced. The finish is bittered perfectly w/ citrus rind. A great specimen. Drink it all day =)
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay so itís somewhat hoppy already! Yes not so much over-hopped as some and that makes it IMHO truer to style & more enjoyable. Well balanced body with solid mouthfeel, amber gold in color, fruity aromatic nose as expected, fresh, crisp and the right amount of bitter finish. This could almost get me to like IPAs! :-)I
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish Head has used technology in its favor, and has created a device they like to call Sir Hopsalot. It is a machine which they are seeking a patent on, that is mounted over the brew kettle, and doles out hops every minute. What does this all mean for a beer lover? A beer with hops, hops, and more hops! It means a beer that really has lots of hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness, without being so bitter it could be called one dimensional hop juice. This beer is hopped with three different varieties; Warrior, Amarillo, and Mystery Hop X. 60 Minute IPA is a hop blast, but again, unlike many over the top American IPAís, this beer is not all about hop bitterness. This beer possess tremendous hop flavor, something many IPAís just donít have, as they are all about the bitter finish.
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA pours to a beautiful, slightly hazy, pale gold color with a creamy white head that fades, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer just bursts with vibrant citric/spicy/piney hop aromas. No malt can be found in the nose here, it is all fantastic, zesty hop aromas. The palate is more of the same. Pale malt is just a spring board for more hops, and this beer has wonderful hop flavor. The palate is firm with a malty base, but what I get is lots of jammy, grapefruit/citron/lemon/pine tar hop flavors that dance on the tongue. 60 Minute IPA ends with more of those pungent hop flavors, and a very dry, lingering citric/piney hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue.
This beer for a hop head, or anyone who loves a robust, vibrant beer with flavor and character is awesome. Dogfish Head 60 Minute is the ultimate aperitif beer, and is the beer worldís answer to a martini. This beer is the perfect beer to have to rouse the appetite before a meal, and would make the perfect beer to match with spicy Thai, Indian, or Mexican dishes. At 6% abv, it makes a nice cocktail of a beer to relax with after a hard day at work.
thornecb (5278) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep crystal clear gold. 1/4 inch head that never dissipates. Hops - pine, citrus - grapefruit and tangerine. Very well balanced. Bitter, medium finish. Very nice.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle: Pours a sparkling clear copper color with a average size off-white head that laces my Tulip glass very well. The hoppy aroma is citrus and the flavor is bitter from start to finish leaving a nice taste in my mouth. If you enjoy hoppy beers you will find this to be a nice treat.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours golden, and leaves a white sticky lace on the glass. As I examine the clearity of the brew it looks flawless, my first smell is very hoppy, lemon, citrus, and a floural essence. As this brew hits the palate I taste brown sugar and orange rinds, this is a great session beer one that has alot of flavor and is well crafted. I love DFH and this brew didnít disappoint. This beer would pair well with a salty dish, such as a beer crackers (grilled pizza dough w/blue cheese and scallions) or another savory delight that has a bit of salt.
BillieMaria (21) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Sampled several times during the last year at various locations, in New York and in Sweden. It looks like any IPA, with its pale, hazy orange colour. The foam is big and fluffy, white in colour. Enormously big citrusy aroma, with notes of grapes and mandarine. Flavour is very tasty and big, with notes of grapes and mandarine. Perfect balanced bitterness that lasts long without being offensive. The choice and amount of hops here seems perfect. This is an amazing IPA! And so is he logo!