60 Minute IPA

American IPA Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

3.5

60 Minute IPA, an American IPA by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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60 Minute IPA is an American IPA brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a bottle.

Appearance

The ale pours a relatively clear marigold hue and is topped by a thick cap of frothy white foam that shows excellent retention. A few patches of residue cling to the sides and a soapy collar rounds the glass.

Aroma

The aroma wafts musty grain and ripe stone fruit along with earthy hops.

Flavor

The palate opens with a taste of toasted bread and a light orange peel citrus. The tasting traverses more bread and rises to a hoppy bite of white grapefruit and pine. A flash of pineapple appears beneath the bite.

Mouthfeel

Its feel has a light grain that becomes prickly on the backend. Medium body with carbonation that’s just a shade over medium. Finishes dryly.

Overall

Though the 90 Minute IPA preceded it, the 60 Minute IPA is Dogfish Head’s best-selling beer. And why not? It’s well crafted. The ale presents nicely with a straightforward IPA flavor whose balanced bitterness will please both hopheads and connoisseurs. Its feel is a little sharp but otherwise, this is a brew that’s easily quaffed.

Watch the Video

Check out the video from Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione as he talks about the hopping technique behind the 60 Minute IPA.

Recommended Pairings

Dogfish Head recommends the following food pairings with their 60 Minute IPA: vintage cheddar, spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, and pizza.

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About the American IPA

The American IPA is the most popular craft beer style in the United States. And for good reason, too. When well crafted, its hoppy goodness delivers intense aromas and flavors that can be citrusy and fruity; floral and piney; earthy and herbal. The hops are complemented by a wide range of malts and other ingredients. It’s a popular playground for brewers to express their creativity and a veritable cornucopia for craft beer connoisseurs.