Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a small white head. Left some lacing on the side of my glass and there was a white ring around the edge of the beer the entire time I was drinking it. Strong piney, floral aroma. This wasnt as hoppy as other IPAís for sure, but that doesnt mean it didnt taste great. hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium white head. Flavor is highly noticable once poured. Viney hop aroma with creamy notes and light alcohol. Flavor is crisp with floral hops and a slight creaminess. Medium mouthfeel. This is not an íin your face hop bitternessí apparently like people expect. This is a well rounded, balanced IPA. Great drinking! mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - JAN 9, 2006
[email protected]wineandbrew (40) - Steilacoom, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2006
For an IPA, it wasnít nearly as flavorful or hoppy as other IPAs. It wasnít as complex as California IPAs or even as bitter. It was fairly mild, but tasty. Slightly sweet with a gold-amber color and a medium white head. Nice lacing on the glass.
Bottle from Steilacoom Wine and Brew. This beer is NOT a northwest in your face bitter IPA, however it is a bottle conditioned, clean, smooth, floral IPA that IS a quality brew... To me it is a nice change from the 94 IBU grapefruit astringincy that everyone is trying to produce. Lighter than a pale with enough hops to make it refreshing... Sorry huge hop heads, this ones not for you... FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Draft. In contrast to the review below i will keep this short and say this only: This tastes like red delicious apples, apple skins, and apple blossoms with lots of flowery hops. Apple juice + hops. Very good, and I donít usually do IPAs.
GarrettB (1584) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 It is an indefatigable rule of human relations that there is always at least one member of oneís family, typically related by blood, who does not conform to familial trends. As long as this single branch in the family genealogy runs counter to family tradition, then the rule is satisfied. A fool amongst brilliance, a modernist in a house of classicalists, an atheist in the company of the devout, the radical plucked from a crowd of conservatives; essentially the alien amongst humans. I was confident Iíd find the beer in the Dogfish Head family that confirmed its share of the rule, the one to disavow Dogfish Headís dedication to quality and its unique penchant for originality. And indeed, there is one. They call it the 60 Minute IPA. There are already two other IPAís in the current generation of DFH beers. One is an affordable Holy Grail amongst IPAs, and the other is an invitation to a euphoria of hops to those who like such things. Where then does the 60 Minute IPA fall? If experience is any judge, anybody whoís not ecstatic about IPAs is better off not drinking them at all. Perhaps the 60 minute is a fallacious attempt to draw in the meek embrace of those who typically eschew hops in their beer. Even so, it simply does not belong. IPAs arenít meant to be chained and tranquilized, just so a few lukewarm fans can drink without cringing. Now, hereís one aspect of the 60 Minute that deserves applause: a youthful aromatic breeze of cotton candy, bubble gum and even some fruity taffy that brings back memories of the olí traveling circus. The effortless rise of the gentle, pastoral smell is as relaxing as any reminiscent tour through time, but itís a mendacious preview of the 60 Minuteís flavor. Again, compared to its brother, the 90 Minute IPA, the 60 Minute seems squalid and poor. Whereas the golden 90 Minute is rich in color and richer in flavor, and practically gushes as the symbolic flavor of the Harvest Moon, the 60 Minute seems pale and pallid, with unaccompanied hops. Calling it a brewing travesty is way off mark. The 60 Minute is a good IPA, but when I see a bottle of it next to the 90 Minute itís like looking at an old family photo, where you know the one brother graduated from Harvard with a law degree and is making a six digit salary, while the other is making quilts from newspapers and selling them to fulfill his eerie middle aged obsession with 1980ís Happy Meal toys. Sorry, but the 60 Minute is definitely the black sheep of the family. Sometimes the black sheep is the good one, but Iím afraid thatís not the case here. We salute you anyway, Dogfish Head. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Pours a clear amber color. Aromas of hops, hops, and more hops. Maybe a hint of malt. Flavor is all hops, light body with a long dry finish and aftertaste. Thanks dhrjericho!! bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Pours a golden straw color with a medium to large white head. left nice lacing on the glass. Found this to be more sweet than the 90 min. Medium mouthfeel. DFH should make this their all around beer. Very refreshing."
morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2006
The best IPA I have had so far. This beer was worth the extra cash I paid for it. Nice dark orange color with dominant hops taste and aftertaste. A premium beer without a doubt. dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Re-rate. Not impressed with this. The smell is not there. Too nutty and malty. Thought I hadnít had it, so bummed that I got it again, since I couldíve tried a different one from them.
First rating 8,4,8,3,16. pretty standard smell and color for an IPA. This really isnít too hoppy. The malts are there throughout. A nice bitter graininess, but I have certainly had better IPAs. This one just canít decide if it wants to be a smooth drink again and again IPA or a tough one-at-a-time IPA.