mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - JUN 30, 2005
bottled, a simple and solid ipa. floral aroma, hoppy..., my burp actually smells like hops. very drinkable and tasty. Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Brilliant copper tones in the pour, such a sweet flavor in the malt selection. Something unique in the malts chosen in the 60min IPA that i have never tasted in any other beer, besides its older brother the 90min.. The taste says it all. The hops on the other hand creep onto your tounge and explode post swallowing. If you’ve ever had it on draft you’ll never want the bottle again. paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2005
poured a transparent copper with an off-white head. Aroma is of peaches and a complex blend of hops. Flavor is faint fruit and citrus, with an overtone of bitterness. Good beer. I definitely prefer the 9 minute, though. Beaver (1866) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden-orange with a big rocky white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing.Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
The aroma is apricoty, grassy, peppery hops with some doughy malts.
The flavor is fruity (apricot) malt with a touch of sweetness, followed by a nice big lingering hop (floral, peppery) bitterness. It’s medium bodied and very smooth with a nice carbonation level.
Overall, a very good IPA (although a tad pricey). I liked this much better than the 90 Minute or the Aprihop.
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Really nicely balanced beer, not overpowered by it’s supple hop flavor, so I’m sure it’s loved by the masses.
Brad (363) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
12 oz. Bottle: Pours a transparent golden with a smallish white head which dissapates modertely quick. Aromas of piney hops, also touches of fruitier hops, and some spice. Flavor was perfect amount of hops, nice and bitter but not overpowering so that other elements of this beer come through, a good malt base in the background, and maybe even some nuttiness. Lasting dry bitter finish and mouthfeel. larsniclas (7284) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
Hazy golden, bubbly head.
Grassy, hoppy and sweetish aroma.
Citrus and hops in the flavour; pomerance. Late bitterness. KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 This beer is hoppy but it is lacking in depth. There’s a bit of a dirty, tingy malt taste, and a lot of the bitter hops throughout. Overall this is certainly a quality brew, but it doesn’t stand out particularly in any way. The head was huge and the color was golden. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2005
A solid IPA from Dogfish Head. The 90 Minute was much better. The appearance was a bit lacking, not much head and basically a pilsner yellow/golden color going on. Had this in a 12 oz. bottle as part of Dogfish Heads Boom Box (their variety case of beer). Hop and pine aroma, a bitter bite and not much sweetness. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2005
UPDATED: APR 18, 2006 Original rating 6/13/2005 (7/4/5/3/15=3.4) 12oz - There is something about the aroma that doesn’t make me think ipa. Maybe vanilla and almond with not much hop. Cloudy orange with a small head that leaves fast with lingering lacing. Flavor does not taste like an ipa to me. Very malty with vanilla, carmel, almond, and just a touch of hops. The palate is a bit stale. The date of the bottle is not checked so maybe this one is old... I can honestly say that I don’t care too much for this brew.
Had a fresh 60min draft last week and can say for sure that the bottle I had was stale and old. The draft was fresh, crisp, and hoppy. I will hunt down a fresh one and rerate. I think the same thing happened with 90 minute too.
12oz - Bottled on 3/6/06 - Aroma is subtle floral hops with a nice malty follow through. Pours transparent gold with medium head and great lacing. Flavor is the malt first then the hops finish up with a nice bitter blast. Palate is creamy and tart. Tasty non-aggressive IPA.