Friday, November 30, 2007

Beer: 60 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA

A very special beer! If you're familiar with the Dogfish Head brewery, you've probably tried their 60 minute IPA. If you liked it you probably already know about the 90 minute IPA and the rare 120 minute IPA. At almost $9 for a 12oz. bottle, I didn't try it right away. I stalked it at my local liquor store for months before I finally decided it was time and I took the plunge. I purchased a single bottle of the 20% ABV brew for a quiet night at home. I was surprised at how sweet it was actually (not overly fruity sweet, rather a nice mild malty sweet). It didn't taste super strong but it certainly felt strong. I could feel the alcohol hit my stomach after a few sips... like I'd just taken a shot. I continued to sip while delving into my husband's new copy of Super Mario Galaxy. Before I knew what hit me, a couple hours had gone by and I was quite tipsy. Sure $9 seems pricey for a single 12oz. bottle of beer, but it's an experience every beer lover should have if at all possible.

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