Dogfish Head: 60 Minute IPA

29 Jun

 

Well folks, in the spirit of keeping up with the blog and the various media platforms, I’ve got another blog this week! A little bit of housekeeping, go over to the sidebar and follow me on instagram and like me on facebook if you want more content. My instagram is more than just beer, but I don’t do all food and kid photos (=

Anyway, Today it’s on to another Dogfish Head IPA, the 60 Minute variety or what I guess would be the classic IPA. I believe that the 60 Minute was the first of their continuous hopped IPAs, thus the minute designation. They add hops for the duration of the boil. So far, I like the 90 Minute best, but we’ll give 60 a chance, I’ve heard it’s quite good.

I’m learning, that regular IPAs are pretty clear, while their double brothers tend to be significantly hazier in nature. 60 Minute pours a clear gold, almost lager color, with a heart of copper coloring. There wasn’t much head to speak of, but a nice little ring held on for most of the session. Minimal lacing left on this one.

I’m having a hard time with the aroma on this one. I am getting over a cold, but I’ve been able to smell the other brews I’ve had recently. 60 Minute IPA does have a piney smell that’s lightly detectable, and maybe some very light tropical fruit hints.┬áThe mouthfeel is decent, good for an IPA. It has a medium body, good carbonation. It’s solid so far.

60 Minute’s flavor profile is piney hops with a little fruity tartness. It’s well balanced and definitely not a hop monster, though the hops are present. It’s a good flavor, nothing crazy. This seems like the kind of IPA you’d give someone who hasn’t tried many IPAs, or claims not to like them. 60 Minute is a good representation of a classic IPA, a delicious refreshing beer, that is just a solid beer. No gimmick, no craziness, just good beer. It’s no 90 Minute, but of course, it’s only 60.

A Classic, Yuengling Lager

27 Jun

Well, up on the docket today is the famous Yuengling Lager. For some reason, Yuengling is a very sought after beer. I think it probably has something to do with being the oldest brewery and whatnot. They’ve been brewing since 1829! I don’t always put stock in wikipedia, but there’s interesting history if you care to read more. But when you can’t get something, it becomes that much more desirable, and here in Wisconsin it’s a bit tough to come by. My wife used to work with someone who was a huge fan of Yuengling, and I tried one a few years ago, but when my boss told me he was bringing some back from Maryland, I jumped at the chance to review it. Continue reading

MKE Brewing: Hop Freak

15 Jun

Man I just can’t get over how many amazing beers you can get in this state! MKE Brewing Co. has created another wonderful specimen with Hop Freak, a rishi tea double I.P.A. I tried this one out while at Houdini’s Escape Gastropub in Appleton, and just had to grab some for a review cuz it was so delish. Continue reading

Dogfish Head: 120 Minute IPA

11 Jun

Well, I’ve got several reviews stacked up, so after another hiatus of buying a house and moving my whole family, it’s time to start publishing them. They won’t be in order of when I drank them or anything, but you don’t really care, do you? Anyway, next post will be more about biking, for now it’s on to the beer! Continue reading

Hinterland Brewing review: Luna Coffee Stout

14 Feb

Well, it’s time to review a beer style that surprisingly does not usually rank well for me. I live for coffee, and am a stout freak so I always think this will be a perfect combo, but many times it does not seem to go that way. Often times they fall short in the body and just seem real watery and thin to me. We’ll have to see if Hinterland Brewing surpasses the average. Hinterland, if you didn’t know, is a fantastic little microbrewery in Green Bay Wisconsin, right down the street from Titletown Brewing Co. Two wonderful places to get some great beer within walking distance of each other. Continue reading

Oskar Blues IPA

31 Jan

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Well, today it’s time for another beer that I’ve never tried before. In fact the only Oskar Blues beer I’ve had is Dale’s Pale Ale.┬áThat is a pretty dang good beer, so we’ll see how this IPA measures up. Continue reading

Brutus, an MKE Brewing review.

25 Jan

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Man, just seeing this beer makes me happy. It makes me think of the song by The Hives. If you haven’t heard it, go look it up. Anyway, Brutus is an American Strong Ale, one of my favorite styles, pretty excited for this one. Continue reading