Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

USA

Okay, I finally found this in my little world. I have to say, it was pretty impressive. Very noticeable hops aroma. The first sip took the back of my head off and brought tears to my eyes. Kind of like the first time you try habanero pepper in your chili. At first I was actually a little put off by the overpowering hops, and I didn't feel there was enough counterbalancing sweetness. But to be fair, I tried another bottle. It quickly grew on me. Now I have to say, it's something I keep in my beer fridge on a regular basis. If the sixty-minute is this hoppy, I doubt I'll be able to handle their 90-minute and 120-minute beers. Hoo boy.

Reviewed: April 23, 2005

Rating: 6/10

A little lighter then it's heavier, nastier cousin, the 90 Minute, but still strong in its own right at 6% ABV, and it still has that hop aroma that you can smell across the room. Or, if you don't like this style, it stinks up the entire room. I'm actually able to wake up in the middle of the night for a late-night baby feeding with this, so it's definitely not the knockout punch that the 90 Minute is. I'd definitely suggest starting with this and working your way up to the 90, but be warned, it will seem weak by comparison.

Reviewed: April 15, 2006

Rating: 6/10

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