Chip the Beer Guy Rock 107 - DFH 60-min IPA

25 April 2008

Today's tasting beer turned out to be Dogfish Head's 60-minute IPA. DFH comes to us from Rehoboth, DE and was not only one of the first craft beers I personally ever tasted, but their beers remain some of my favorites today. Chip profiles what DFH terms their "Session IPA", and it was nice to hear someone finally explain accurately what the 60, 90 and 120-minute designations really mean. If I had a pint for every time someone told me that 60-min Ale is fermented for 60-minutes, I'd be....well you get the idea. 60-min=60-minute boil, 6%ABV, 60 IBU; 90-min=90-minute boil, 9%ABV, 90 IBU; 120-min=120-min boil, 20%ABV 120 IBU (and 450 calories!). I'm not sure how they managed to get the IBU & ABV to magically line-up with the boil times, but I'll take their word for it. DFH 60-minute is widely available in our area on tap & in bottles, and for those chasing the elusive DFH 120-min Ale, check Sabatini's for the big bottles. For today's quote I was tempted to go for the Otto's T-Shirt ("You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning"), but Websters quote was much better; "Don't be afraid of flavor in your beer." Cheers guys!

To hear Chip's PodCast CLICK HERE

4 comments (click to read or post):

ClockworkOrange 25 April, 2008 09:28  

Very nice to see DFH highlighted. I try to keep some 60min. on hand as an everyday beer.

Cheers,
Jason

mybeerbuzz,  25 April, 2008 14:06  

It's funnny now how DFH 60-min is sort of a common beer locally. It used to be that other than Elmer Sudds, DFH wasn't available locally, and now it's so easy to get it almost blends in. I was glad to see Chip highlight how great a beer it is...although it still feels funny to call a 6% beer a "session" beer. Maybe I'm egetting old..

stingo 27 April, 2008 09:41  

With the appetite for ever bigger beers, taste-wise and abv-wise, it sounds like the mean abv for what constitutes a session beer is getting higher as well.

As for Dogfishhead I nearly bought a keg of the Raison d'Etre, but got sidetracked by a couple of other good beers I'd wanted to have. Still, I have to say my favorite of their beers so far is their India brown ale that I had on tap at (mybeerbuzz's newest contributor as of today) River Street Alehouse.

mybeerbuzz,  27 April, 2008 19:55  

I'll agree the DFH IBA was very tasty. I've had that in bottles in the past, and wasn't crazy about it. Not sure if it was a different batch or a bad case. I really did like it on draft quite a bit.

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