wbickerton (9) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fat Heads. Fantastic hoppy aroma. Crisp, spicy flavor that lingers longer than some double IPAs.
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy aromas, a hint of perfume and melon. The bite is solid on the IPA and the hop, malt, barley flavors are smoky and complex. A long finish that stays true to the hops, not souring like some IPA’s will tend to do.
jimhilt (2478) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a three-fingered white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Very hoppy nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nothing like the 90 & 120 minute IPAs Dogfish has, this is a ’normal’ IPA that is loaded with hops - hopheads line up for this one. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, clear golden pour with a large off white head. Faint hop aroma, with some malt hints too. Start is kind of metallic, hoppy and sharp. The flavor mellows in the middle, and finishes very nicely. Some nice grapefruit bitter to finish. Smooth from the middle on and decent to drink. Much better than the last bottle of this stuff that I refused to rate because it was infected.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden body nice head. light scent of hops. hoppy taste mabey some grapefruit. piney taste. good amounts of hops, smooth and flavorfull. had some residual yeast on the bottom.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy head on a hazy golden orange body. Aroma is fresh fruity and hoppy. Flavor is also hoppy with a delicious dry bitterness. A very nice and refreshing
beer but a little thin on the palate.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral hop aroma. This is some good stuff, as I expected. Definitly the session version of the three DFH IPAs. Has a nice caramel hoppiness. Kind of a chilled out, session version of the 90 minute. I can see myself driking this a lot.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was expecting much more hoppiness from this beer. The aroma is typically hoppy and fruity but the flavor is a let down. It is hoppy but quite mildly so, with the hops struggling to win out over the malt.
ZiggySan (2) - Texcoco, MEXICO - AUG 2, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a brilliant beer.
A warm, balanced nose with layers of floral hop aromas and a hint of maltiness. The first taste is an overwhelming burst of hop aromas and flavors followed quickly by a balancing malt sweetness that balances but does not override the depth of hop flavors.
It is thus eminently drinkable. The sweetness may be too much for most hardcore Hop Heads, but I posit that IPAs are at their greatest when bitterness is balanced by a rich malt profile.
IMO, Dogfish Head’s 60 Min is a shining example of the best aspects of the style.
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber body with an offwhite head. The aroma is all hops, a little sweet and piney. The flavor is hoppy and slightly sweet with a modestly bitter finish. I did notice that this beer is missing that hoppy bite that is found in many IPA. Overall this is a solid ipa, but there are others that are better.