Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 60 Minute IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Continuing on with the “beer I drank while in San Antonio, TX” theme here’s another beer I reviewed while in Texas.

Tonight’s featured beer is Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 60 Minute IPA.  60 Minute IPA isn’t to be found in NorCal (or at least I’ve never been able to find it).  I had the chance to have it on tap in Houston, TX and found this bottle while in San Antonio, TX.  I was going to try to keep my reviews purely local, but I couldn’t pass this one up.
From the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery website:” 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped -- more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?)
60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it's the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!
Every Beer Has A Story...
In our Quick Sip Clip video below, Sam Calagione talks about the 60 Minute IPA. For some perspective, he compares this beer to its predecessor, 90 Minute IPA, and its big brother, 120 Minute IPA.
Sam stepped out of the brewery for the taping of this Quick Sip Clip and comes to us from the place where it all started: Dogfish Head, Maine.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark gold with a tight white head and very nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, floral and pine hop scents with a toasty malt notes.  Smells excellent!
Taste: Strong malt backbone with an exceptional blend of hops – citrus, floral and pine.  Very balanced and very good, I think I might like this more than the 90.
Overall: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s 60 Minute IPA is a beer that shouldn’t be missed if you find yourself in a state that it is distributed in (look for it on tap!!!).  At 6% ABV you can knock a few back without worrying too much about falling over.  I’m a fan of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s beers and 60 Minute IPA is a well-crafted and delicious offering!


Mark Harvey

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