Monday, August 16, 2010

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA - Beer Review

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is a staple of the craft beer community. If you like hop bitterness or you want to try a hoppy beer, then you should probably try this beer. Find out how 60 Minute IPA got its name in this fun assessment of Dogfish Head's best-selling beer.

Partial Transcript: "On Tap -- Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Hi, I'm James Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority. Today we are talking about a staple of the craft beer community -- 60 Minute IPA from the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. The brewery has been in business since 1995 and this is there best-selling beer.

The founder of the company, Sam Calagione describes the beer as "The basic session beer for hard-core hopheads"

This is an American IPA that the company describes as "really hoppy, citrusy and "grassy". Each 12 oz bottle contains 209 calories. The hops profile includes Warrior, Amarillo and something the company refers to as "Mystery Hop X".

They use a technique called continous hopping. They boil the wort for 60 minutes and add hops 60 times during that period. This leads to 60 IBUs and 6.0 percent ABV. When you look at the numbers, you can quickly see where the beer gets the name 60 Minute IPA.

Q&A: The company describes this beer as hoppy, how does the compare with your hop expectations?

60 Minute IPA gets a (???) on the BBA scale. You can learn more about the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in the movie "Beer Wars". It's available for instant download on Netflix and I highly recommend it. Thanks for watching. I'm James Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority."

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