derryX Dogfish Head Review: 60 Minute IPA

Early in 2010, at the recommendation of John Jordan, I tried a Dogfish Head 60 Minute India Pale Ale. This came with much reluctance because I have never been a fan of IPA style beer or any beer with a decent bitterness; as a matter of fact, in the past, I got into homebrewing and decreased the intensity of the hops used in almost every recipe that I made.

There was something special about this 60 minute IPA. I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time, but, while out with my friends, I kept ordering Dogfish beers whenever I would see them on the menu. After trying a few different styles of beer by Dogfish Head Brewery, it occurred to me that they put a decent amount of effort into toying with the intrinsic concept of “beer,” and, if you visit the Dogfish Head website, you’ll come across their motto: “Off centered stuff for off centered people.”

As a result of my curiosity, I decided to do the “derryX Dogfish Head Reviews,” and, in doing so, spending a decent amount of money to seek out a number of different style Dogfish beers.

Aside from the descriptions contained herein (all of which were copied from www.dogfish.com), all comments are the opinion of derryX.

derryX Dogfish Head Review: 60 Minute IPA

Description – From www.dogfish.com:

Our 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped – more than 60 hop additions over a 60 minute boil (getting a vibe yet of where the name came from?). 60 Minute is a session India Pale Ale brewed with a slew of great NorthWest hops. A powerful, but balanced East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. The session beer for hardcore beer enthusiasts!

Price – $ 10.99 for a 6 pack of 12 oz bottles (Source: Price Chopper Latham)

Alcohol by volume – 6 %

Nose – When I took a whiff of this beer, I definitely got a strong floral aroma from the hops. I was also able to pick up some sweetness from the malt.

First Sip – The first sip was a very refreshing combination of bitter and sweet, and, after it went down, the malt flavor really pops at the end.

As You Drink – As the beer starts to warm, the bitterness stays just about the same, but the malt flavor seems to intensify.

Last Sip – The last sip was as refreshing as the first with the benefit of a more pronounced malt flavor.

Food Pairings – Pizza, burgers, cold cut sandwiches, BBQ, really anything bold and meaty


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11 thoughts on “derryX Dogfish Head Review: 60 Minute IPA

  • John Jordan

    good stuff. thanks for the mention. think you hit the nail on the head w/this review. looking forward to the rest of them!

    btw, i’m hearing from some people they’re starting to see the DFH Punk hitting shelves. we’ll have to pick up a 4 pack or two one of these weekends soon if this is true!


    • derryX

      Yea man. I had the punkin before I knew what DFH was. I wouldn’t mind revisiting it.


      • Bill

        Yeah, Punkin wasn’t supposed to be available until 9/1… Some places are getting the jump on sales, I guess. Me, I prefer seasonals, well, in season. But it looks like I’m going to have to buy early and store them for a month or two.


  • Cute~Ella

    Nice! I am not a fan of IPAs at all, but the review was great.


  • skfl

    Dogfish (particularly the 90) totally flipped me on what an IPA should be – it’s tough to walk into a beverage center without walking out with one (or many!) of their fine beers.


    • derryX

      I’m not even going to review the 90 minute IPA bc that is as close to beer perfection as we are going to get. And I love thay my supermarket sells it!


      • Bill

        Ain’t it great? My local PC added a craft beer section this past winter. Now it’s hard to walk out of there without at least a bomber if not a 4 or 6 pack.


  • Audrey

    I was lucky enough to go to their brewery over the summer, it was amazing! They have so many great beers, we sat there forever trying them all. I would highly recommend the trip.
    Great review



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