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Title: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: euge on February 12, 2011, 08:17:00 AM
The first beer I've ever had from the brewery. It and the 90 plus some others are readily available. The beer is pretty bright but the hop burst is amazing. Sweet light crystal? Anyway... effervescent and perfumed this a nice beer. The sweetart flavor lingers. The body's a bit thin but I like that!

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Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: bluesman on February 12, 2011, 01:34:47 PM
Euge...this beer is one of my favorite IPA's. It has been very consistent over the years. All Northwest hops. It's closer to a session beer than the top end of the IPA range. Just an awesome East Coast example of an IPA. If there was one beer that I keep going back to, it's this one. Fine job by Sam and DFH.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: cheba420 on February 12, 2011, 04:19:47 PM
Love the 60. Like the 90. Cant stand the 120! Just too much going on there for me. Their fall seasonal, Punk'd is pretty damn good if you like pumpkin beers and I really like their India Brown Ale. I've tried quite a few other DFH beers and cant seem to get into them. It's as though they are just into making big, crazy beers for the sake of making big, crazy beers. I like the spirit, but the beer doesnt always hit home. I wish they were just as passionate about making great, easy drinking, tasty beer as they are about making the crazy stuff.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: tonyp on February 12, 2011, 05:04:35 PM
Love the 60. Like the 90. Cant stand the 120! Just too much going on there for me. Their fall seasonal, Punk'd is pretty damn good if you like pumpkin beers and I really like their India Brown Ale. I've tried quite a few other DFH beers and cant seem to get into them. It's as though they are just into making big, crazy beers for the sake of making big, crazy beers. I like the spirit, but the beer doesnt always hit home. I wish they were just as passionate about making great, easy drinking, tasty beer as they are about making the crazy stuff.

Unfortunately I feel almost exactly the same way, I love the 60 and the 90 is pretty good too but the rest are just a little too over the top. I wish they would just make a nice session beer so I could have a few with pizza on a friday and still actually be able to taste the pizza!

Don't get me wrong, I love the DFH company and what they stand for, Sam seems to be the real deal, not knocking them personally at all...
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: blatz on February 12, 2011, 05:08:03 PM
Love the 60. Like the 90. Cant stand the 120! Just too much going on there for me. Their fall seasonal, Punk'd is pretty damn good if you like pumpkin beers and I really like their India Brown Ale. I've tried quite a few other DFH beers and cant seem to get into them. It's as though they are just into making big, crazy beers for the sake of making big, crazy beers. I like the spirit, but the beer doesnt always hit home. I wish they were just as passionate about making great, easy drinking, tasty beer as they are about making the crazy stuff.

precisely my sentiments!  I like the 60, Brown, and Pun'kin a lot as well, but the rest of the lineup is yeck!
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: Hokerer on February 12, 2011, 06:56:34 PM
Likewise, I like the 60 and the Punkin.  Have also enjoyed their Chicory Stout and the Festina Peche.  Don't particularly care for the 90 and forget about the 120.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: drunkenpuff on February 12, 2011, 07:08:21 PM
Diito on the 60, 90 and Punikn.I find many of them difficult to enjoy, However.. I tried their Theobroma and WOW it was totally awesome. I was Pleasantly surprised, normally i think his are more barelywines than beers. It's kind of difficult for me to enjoy a 12% ABV, and many of DFH product is upwards of that range.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: theomb on February 12, 2011, 09:07:26 PM
I started the thread on Miles Davis' B****es Brew by DFH.  That's an amazing beer.  The Punk'in Ale is probably my favorite seasonal beer, bar-none.  I enjoy their Raison D'Etre...very drinkable.  I agree about the 60-minute IPA...it's fantastic.  The 90 is very complex but tolerable.  The 120?  Forget it, dude...just too much going on for my palate!  It has some great notes, but it's overwhelming.

I like that Sam pushes the envelope, though.  He really finds some amazing combinations by thinking outside the box.  It's quite fascinating to see his show (Brewmasters) and see how ADHD he is, but how that quality works so well with his team.  I think they're one of the top breweries here in the US...if not the world?
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: tschmidlin on February 12, 2011, 09:11:47 PM
You need to visit the pub, they have a lot of stuff on tap there that is not bottled and distributed.  Some really great beers, very sessiony.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: tumarkin on February 12, 2011, 09:36:30 PM
Not all the DFH beers are big. Festina Peche is only 4.5% or so. Still, packed with flavor. Now, berliner weisse may not be your style but I love them. Not too many of them around, and this one is pretty good... though not real traditional. It has the light, refreshing character & the sour pick-me-up that I really like. The Indian Brown Ale is pretty good too. I haven't had the opportunity to get to the brewpub, but (as Tom pointed out) they have a wide range of beers that don't get much, or any, distribution.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: tschmidlin on February 12, 2011, 09:40:05 PM
The Festina Peche is really nice when it's warm out, better than some craptacular pilsner.  A couple of summers ago we got a 1/2 bbl and split it into cornies with some friends.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: euge on February 19, 2011, 08:33:39 AM
I just cracked a 90 minute Imperial IPA. Measured it with the thermapen... 52F serving temp. Nice malty aroma but not as perfumed as the 60 minute. Sweet. Hopped brightly but it's all confusion. Balanced. Keep feeling like someone's trying to pull the wool over my eyes.

Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: madscientist on February 22, 2011, 05:25:13 PM
I have recently become a bigger fan of IPA's in general, and I'm really liking the 60 minute.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: theomb on February 22, 2011, 06:56:51 PM
I think this beer (DFH 60-minute IPA), along with the rise of cask beers in DC, are what have piqued my interest in IPAs.  I used to avoid them like the plague, but I've had some really good IPAs lately on cask that are simply impossible to stop drinking.  Flying Dog also makes some interesting IPAs, but the DFH 60-minute IPA has my hands-down vote as the best.  ;)
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: punatic on February 28, 2011, 04:15:23 AM
I had Goose Island Imperial IPA from a cask at the 2004 NHC in Chicago.  It was the first IIPA I'd ever had.  Drank a glass, poured another and took it up to my room to share with my wife while she dressed for dinner.   It was astounding!  By the time I got back down to the ballroom the cask was empty. It felt like "the big fish that got away."

Then I tried DFH 90 Minute and felt redeemed.  My favorite beer for quite a while now, with 60 Minute close on its heels. Man I love those beers!  Unfortunately I have to buy a $900 plane ticket to go to the beer store where I can get some.  Torpedo makes an reasonable stop-gap.

Rogue I squared PA is pretty damn good too. 
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: aetoole on March 29, 2011, 04:09:00 AM
Lucky I spend a week on the Delaware shore every year and pick up a case of 60m IPA right from the brewery. It's fresh and a little cheaper than I pay in MD. Top 3 fav IPA's for me. Always do a trip to the brew pub in Rehoboth to taste taps not readily available  and take the brew tour in Milton, DE too and enjoy some superb samples, great tour and nice gift shop. Plan your next vacation on the DE shore. You'll be glad you did...
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: pfooti on March 29, 2011, 03:06:29 PM
Do they still make Shelter Pale Ale? Back when I lived in DE, I used to drink that a fair bit. Seemed more sessionable than the 60. IIRC it was actually a Pale Ale, rather than an IPA. Mostly, I just drank a lot of 60, as the rest of the beers are a bit spendy. Midas Touch is a lot of fun, as is Palo Santo Marron and Raison D'etre, I'd say.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: punatic on March 29, 2011, 04:35:18 PM
Spendy? 
Is that a type of hops?
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: bluesman on March 29, 2011, 04:56:42 PM
Lucky I spend a week on the Delaware shore every year and pick up a case of 60m IPA right from the brewery. It's fresh and a little cheaper than I pay in MD. Top 3 fav IPA's for me. Always do a trip to the brew pub in Rehoboth to taste taps not readily available  and take the brew tour in Milton, DE too and enjoy some superb samples, great tour and nice gift shop. Plan your next vacation on the DE shore. You'll be glad you did...

Yes...when it's fresh it's in the top of it's class for an East Coast IPA's for sure. I also like the cask conditioned 75min IPA....it's a real treat.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: gmac on March 29, 2011, 06:19:27 PM
I like American IPA's on occasion and this one is one of my favourites.  A friend brought me a 6 pack and it disappeared in one sitting with my neighbour.  Nice beer and one of the very few DFH beers that I can find here in Canada (although I can't find it very often).  I tried the 90 as well and it wasn't for me.  Too heavy and too hoppy but I'm a session beer drinker.  For my tastes, the DFH 60 is probably the best of the style.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: pfooti on March 29, 2011, 06:42:39 PM
Spendy? 
Is that a type of hops?

Heh, no. Expensive. A four-pack of 120 or midas touch costing more than a sixer of good ol' 60 was my motivation there, especially when I was using 60 to break my BMC-drinking friends of their habits.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: gordonstrong on March 29, 2011, 06:54:54 PM
Spendy was a type of hops a couple years ago...
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: punatic on March 29, 2011, 07:02:11 PM
Spendy was a type of hops a couple years ago...

Now it's gasoline.  I just spent $75 to fill up my Tacoma... Ouch!
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: phillamb168 on March 30, 2011, 06:46:02 AM
Spendy was a type of hops a couple years ago...

Now it's gasoline.  I just spent $75 to fill up my Tacoma... Ouch!

You have no sympathy from me. Gas here is €1,40 per liter - about $7.50 per gallon.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: punatic on March 30, 2011, 07:34:35 AM
Spendy was a type of hops a couple years ago...

Now it's gasoline.  I just spent $75 to fill up my Tacoma... Ouch!

You have no sympathy from me. Gas here is €1,40 per liter - about $7.50 per gallon.

Biting my tongue to keep from getting in trouble for making a political remark   :-X
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: phillamb168 on March 30, 2011, 09:32:03 AM
Spendy was a type of hops a couple years ago...

Now it's gasoline.  I just spent $75 to fill up my Tacoma... Ouch!

You have no sympathy from me. Gas here is €1,40 per liter - about $7.50 per gallon.

Biting my tongue to keep from getting in trouble for making a political remark   :-X

;-) Oh punatic. I should say that driving is thankfully not required here because of the outstanding public transit. But it helps if I'm going to the malterie to get sacks of malt. Also our gas prices are higher but most of that is taxes, which can be adjusted, which means that we don't experience the magnitude of fluctuation in gas prices that the US does.

And speaking of magnitude, Dogfish head 60 minute IPA is only available in London AFAIK which means to buy one I have to take the Eurostar to London and then a tube to Borough Market, and it is therefore about $300 a bottle. See, I'm keeping things on-topic!
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: gmac on March 30, 2011, 12:37:05 PM
You have no sympathy from me. Gas here is €1,40 per liter - about $7.50 per gallon.

I thought we had it bad here at $1.25 per liter.  Still around $5 a gallon but $7.50...wow! 
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: phillamb168 on March 30, 2011, 12:53:18 PM
You have no sympathy from me. Gas here is €1,40 per liter - about $7.50 per gallon.

I thought we had it bad here at $1.25 per liter.  Still around $5 a gallon but $7.50...wow! 

The trip to Bavaria was originally going to be a road trip until I saw that it's about 1,000 km each way. Taking the train, while giving less freedom to explore random things (and not getting to take the Autobahn) is about 30% less expensive AND it's a sleeper car, which I've always wanted to try.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: punatic on March 30, 2011, 05:10:48 PM
I would be willing to pay €1,40 per liter for a tankful of gas to drive to buy some DFH 60 or 90.  It's not available here at any price.  Mrs. Punatic brings me back a 6 and a 4 pack when she visits family on thr US east coast.

I have to settle for SN Torpedo, which is not such a hardship.  It is very fresh here.

You're going love Bavaria.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: bluesman on March 30, 2011, 05:17:56 PM
I have to settle for SN Torpedo, which is not such a hardship.  It is very fresh here.

Not a bad tradeoff. I love SN's beers.

Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: euge on March 30, 2011, 05:24:57 PM
It costs $85 to fill my Dodge Ram. DFH isn't that good. Just happens to be on the shelves at the many of the stores I frequent, one of whose selection of hundreds of beers justifies the drive. That and also carrying Choice & Prime beef. ;D

If I lived in Europe it'd be mass transit all the way and eff the vehicle. Here I have to get in the car just to go to the closest stop-n-rob.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: kgs on March 31, 2011, 12:25:53 PM
DFH beers were one of my top choices in Florida, particularly 60 and 90, but now that we're back in California, I gravitate more toward Russian River/Lagunitas, and my favorite sixpack is Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. Though even better is to wind down Sunday's obligations and errands by walking to the Little Shamrock late in the afternoon and kicking back with two newspapers and a pint of Prohibition Ale on draft, which is just awesome. The freshness helps, but beyond that, I just really *really* like that beer. Can't convince Speakeasy to give me hints on the recipe.

What I miss is Bell's, especially Two-Hearted Ale on draft. I've attempted Two-Hearted Ale several times, and given up.

Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: maxieboy on March 31, 2011, 12:44:47 PM
DFH beers were one of my top choices in Florida, particularly 60 and 90, but now that we're back in California, I gravitate more toward Russian River/Lagunitas, and my favorite sixpack is Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. Though even better is to wind down Sunday's obligations and errands by walking to the Little Shamrock late in the afternoon and kicking back with two newspapers and a pint of Prohibition Ale on draft, which is just awesome. The freshness helps, but beyond that, I just really *really* like that beer. Can't convince Speakeasy to give me hints on the recipe.

What I miss is Bell's, especially Two-Hearted Ale on draft. I've attempted Two-Hearted Ale several times, and given up.



Don't give up! Try Sean's (a10t2) THA recipe. I brewed 10g Tuesday. I did sub Vienna for the Munich per my tasting on the first go round. I thought the Munich gave a little too much color and maltiness. We'll see. The hop schedule makes for one tasty brew!

Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: phillamb168 on March 31, 2011, 01:38:49 PM
DFH beers were one of my top choices in Florida, particularly 60 and 90, but now that we're back in California, I gravitate more toward Russian River/Lagunitas, and my favorite sixpack is Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. Though even better is to wind down Sunday's obligations and errands by walking to the Little Shamrock late in the afternoon and kicking back with two newspapers and a pint of Prohibition Ale on draft, which is just awesome. The freshness helps, but beyond that, I just really *really* like that beer. Can't convince Speakeasy to give me hints on the recipe.

What I miss is Bell's, especially Two-Hearted Ale on draft. I've attempted Two-Hearted Ale several times, and given up.



Don't give up! Try Sean's (a10t2) THA recipe. I brewed 10g Tuesday. I did sub Vienna for the Munich per my tasting on the first go round. I thought the Munich gave a little too much color and maltiness. We'll see. The hop schedule makes for one tasty brew!



Link to recipe:

http://seanterrill.com/2010/06/28/tha-cloning/
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: gordonstrong on March 31, 2011, 02:37:07 PM
Go for it, kgs.  Homebrewers don't quit.  Get back in the saddle.

I like the 1272 yeast in IPAs; it's my go-to yeast.  I was just thinking that if you used all Cascades instead of all Centennials, you'd pretty much have Anchor Liberty instead of Two Hearted Ale.  Just a thought on how you can take one recipe and play with it.  I'm sure it would be great with all Amarillo too.

I like using a neutral malt background for these hop experiments.  I remember trying a test batch at Sierra Nevada.  It used something like 10% light Munich and the rest a blend of two-row brewer's malt and pils.  You could throw any hops at that and they'd jump out.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: kgs on April 01, 2011, 12:10:35 AM
Go for it, kgs.  Homebrewers don't quit.  Get back in the saddle.

I like the 1272 yeast in IPAs; it's my go-to yeast.  I was just thinking that if you used all Cascades instead of all Centennials, you'd pretty much have Anchor Liberty instead of Two Hearted Ale.  Just a thought on how you can take one recipe and play with it.  I'm sure it would be great with all Amarillo too.

I like using a neutral malt background for these hop experiments.  I remember trying a test batch at Sierra Nevada.  It used something like 10% light Munich and the rest a blend of two-row brewer's malt and pils.  You could throw any hops at that and they'd jump out.

Durn it, I'm gonna do it. Next brew. I was wondering "what next"--ok, now I know!  Who's in charge here, me or them thar wort? (Don't answer!)   I hadn't used 1272 before. My recipes had been fairly simple THA clones, but I'm thinking a) I underhopped (went by measurement instead of AAU--something I am just getting out of the habit of) and b) I know I didn't use Wyeast 1272 -- can't even buy it at the LHBS, though the LHBS in Bezerkeley probably carries it. Thanks for the tips and recipe, all. I'll post my recipe at least a week before I brew in the recipe forum to get feedback.

Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: kgs on May 01, 2011, 04:57:45 PM
Twice I've tried to buy Wyeast 1272 in these parts  and each time was told they don't have it and to sub XYZ yeast. Then I say "But Gordon Strong said use 1272" and they reply "Well, in that case..."

If OakBarrel Winecraft in Bezerkeley doesn't carry it, I'll have to mail-order it, which seems silly, but whatever. Maybe I'll mail-order the whole recipe, meh.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: Hokerer on May 01, 2011, 11:59:48 PM
Twice I've tried to buy Wyeast 1272 in these parts  and each time was told they don't have it and to sub XYZ yeast. Then I say "But Gordon Strong said use 1272" and they reply "Well, in that case..."

If OakBarrel Winecraft in Bezerkeley doesn't carry it, I'll have to mail-order it, which seems silly, but whatever. Maybe I'll mail-order the whole recipe, meh.

Do your places carry White Labs yeast?  I'm pretty sure their WLP051 is basically the same yeast.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: timberati on May 02, 2011, 01:18:41 AM
I wish they would just make a nice session beer so I could have a few with pizza on a friday and still actually be able to taste the pizza!

Don't get me wrong, I love the DFH company and what they stand for, Sam seems to be the real deal, not knocking them personally at all...

I'm currently reading Sam's Brewing up a business. How's the Shelter Pale Ale as a session (hoppy/malty/well-balanced)? We don't see much DFH out on the Left Coast.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: gordonstrong on May 02, 2011, 02:44:57 AM
Twice I've tried to buy Wyeast 1272 in these parts  and each time was told they don't have it and to sub XYZ yeast. Then I say "But Gordon Strong said use 1272" and they reply "Well, in that case..."

If OakBarrel Winecraft in Bezerkeley doesn't carry it, I'll have to mail-order it, which seems silly, but whatever. Maybe I'll mail-order the whole recipe, meh.

But you live in SF. It's really, really local...

I went to Oak Barrel while there. Nice to grab a couple beers while perusing the shop.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: pfooti on May 02, 2011, 07:10:23 PM
Oak Barrel carries wyeast, most strains. Ironically, so does William's Brewing which apparently doesn't have a brick-and-mortar storefront, so whenever I need to order from them, I have to pay five bucks to have my stuff shipped via UPS from san leandro to san francisco. At that point, I tend to order from Northern Brewer just because I feel like I'm getting my money's worth, shipping-wise. But yeah, you should be able to get 1272 from oak barrel.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Post by: kgs on May 06, 2011, 10:26:35 AM
Oak Barrel carries wyeast, most strains. Ironically, so does William's Brewing which apparently doesn't have a brick-and-mortar storefront, so whenever I need to order from them, I have to pay five bucks to have my stuff shipped via UPS from san leandro to san francisco. At that point, I tend to order from Northern Brewer just because I feel like I'm getting my money's worth, shipping-wise. But yeah, you should be able to get 1272 from oak barrel.

Yes, Oak Barrel confirmed they do. I work in Oakland so this is doable--make a side trip, and then head to Berkeley Bowl West for some good beer to bring home. I have the same issue with Williams; they are "right there"--having a pick-up option would make a difference.