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 IPA’s, this beer is not all about hop bitterness. This beer possess tremendous hop flavor, something many IPA’s just don’t 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 world’s 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 (5402) - 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 didn’t 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!
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden color with large head (but I poured incorrectly). Head doesn’t matter, I was able to drink immediately. Very bitter, as an IPA should be....not my taste, but I am the dumbass that bought it. This is definitely what an IPA should taste like. If I liked the India Ales, I would definitely love this one. By the way, my scores are based on the style of beer, not my personal preference as a beer to just drink alone. This beer needs food. I would choose this with a dry meat, such as liver, that would be salted before eaten.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just what I think of and want in an IPA.
Hoppy with an oily sweet character. Don’t know what warrior hops are but the results are superb.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Rerate: aroma is really toasty and biscuity, with a slightly catty and citrussy aroma, but not as catty as their higher gravity ipas. pours copperish in color with good head retention. flavor is the same as the aroma. medium bodied. alright.
BillArr (8) - Caribou, Maine, USA - JAN 11, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderfully hoppy brew with just enough alcohol to make it interesting. This beer is excellent at room temperature or slightly higher, with a gingerbread like desert.
deltamarik (50) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The primary drawback of this beer is that it’s for hopheads only. While it’s not as insanely hoppy as Stone’s Ruination IPA, it does taste slightly like a floral arrangement. Of course, if you like that sort of thing... Very bitter, but again, crazier things are out there. Amber color, fairly small white head.