We love to eat and we love great beers. Let us share with you our views on what Dallas has to offer in fine (and not so fine) dining and fine beers.
Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.
We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Beer Review - 60 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA - 6.0% ABV
OK hopheads, this one is for you.
The folks at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery are mighty proud of their hops. With "more than 60 hop additions over a 60 minute boil" and "a slew of great NorthWest hops" they create a "powerful, but balanced East Coast I.P.A.". Quite a lot of braggadocio concerning hops, don't you agree?
Nice golden amber color with the floral nose that you would expect from a hoppy beer. Average head that lasts and leaves a lacy pattern on your glass.
You will taste citrus, with earthy notes and just a bit of malt for balance. Regardless of their claim, it is not as hoppy as many west coast beers and is really quite drinkable. But as you notice above, it says an East Coast IPA, and compared with most east coast IPA's it is quite agressive. Not a super ale, but not a dud either and I found it quite pleasant. This would be a good one for a day to day beer in a hophead's cooler.
I am lucky enough to have a group of good friends who share my passion for great beers and inspired dining. My goal is to entice you into sampling something different, something uncommon, something outside the box. Join us in the neverending search for the perfect beer and the perfect meal.