September 2, 2009

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (60 minutes of heaven)

I've mentioned before that I've just recently gotten in to the craft beer scene (and have been loving every minute of it!). One of the beers that helped pave my way here is the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. I can honestly remember tasting one for the first time and thinking how flavorful it was, and so unlike the beers I usually drank. I realized why people genuinely like beer and want to drink it for the taste (instead of just a means of getting drunk).

This is a nice amber beer (of course it is. Maybe I should just stop writing about the pour every time I talk about an IPA). There are obvious hops in the smell, citrusy and floral. The bitterness of the hops and the sweetness of the malt are really nicely balanced. There's also a nice citrusy flavor that comes through. Only 6% ABV and about 209 calories. So again, a bit more calories than you'd get in say a Miller Lite, but so much more flavor it's definitely worth it!

The 60 Minute is Dogfish Head's best selling beer - as they call it "the de facto session beer (that low ABV) for hop heads". It's easy to see where they got the name from - the beer is continuously hopped with 60 hop additions over 60 minutes.

Believe me when I tell you, it will take you much less than 60 minutes to realize what a great beer you're drinking.


  1. This is one of my go to IPAs. I really enjoy the 90 Minute but overall the 60 Minute is a better balanced beer. Dogfish scores big with this one.

  2. Wanted to give you a heads up. When you get a chance check out They are a group of local beer lovin' ladies who do video reviews. I had the chance to talk with Joanna at a beer fest at Citizens Bank Park a couple weeks ago and she seemed pretty serious about her beer.

  3. Hey Brian - thanks for the heads up about the beer broads! I actually want to start doing some video reviews, so I'll definitely check them out.
    As for the 60 Minute, I know what you mean. I love it! As I wrote, it's definitely one of the first beers I had where I realized that I actually really do like beer!