Monday, July 19, 2010

Beer Review: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Continuing my journey through the great American craft brews, next up is the 60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware. 60 Minute IPA gets its name from the fact that during the one hour boil hops are added at every minute over the course of the boil, they use a blend of Northwestern US hops and this beer is the little brother of their 90 Minute and 120 Minute IPA's. The beer is 6% ABV and comes in at 60 IBU's.

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA,
highly recommended.
The beer pours a lovely rust colour, with a thin white head. The aroma is beautiful, dominated by a lovely grapefruit and lemon zest on the nose. Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation. Coats the tongue but not in a bad way. The finish has a smooth bitterness with a little alcohol burn on the end. This beer is all about the hops, but in a very balanced way, good flavour and aroma with a nice smooth bitterness that does not overpower the palate, combine this with a nice malt profile and this beer, although hoppy, is very well balanced.

A beautiful beer, a hop monster, but one which does not leave your mouth feeling like it has just been assaulted. Highly recommended and I look forward  to trying some of the other Dogfish head beers that we can get in Ireland.

2 comments:

stoutfellow said...

It is a lovely beer, but you really have to try the 90 minute. The problem is, the batch that we have in the country was bottled 1 year ago now, which is a little old for a hoppy beer. Drinkstore have the 90 minute. At the weekend I had Odell IPA from redmonds in Ranelagh, and that trumps them both I think, Best IPA I've had so far! It was incredible.

Mark (Halite) said...

Haven't tried the Odell's or the 90minute so I'll definitely give them a go.