Dogfish Head is the first and only brewery to continuously hop its beer during the brewing process, which founder Sam Calagione first accomplished using an old-fashioned vibrating football game. He has since trademarked and patented the process and invented a machine that shoots the hops into the kettle. This beer is so named for the more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil, which gives it an infusion of hop aroma and flavor without being overly bitter. Considered by many to be the gold standard of IPAs, this best-selling beer has become the brewery's flagship offering, and at only 6 per cent ABV it's the perfect session beer for hard-core hopheads. Although brewed on the East Coast in Milton, Delaware, this beer is an homage to the Pacific Northwest, utilizing Warrior and Amarillo hops grown in Washington State. This well-balanced IPA is easy-drinking and has a well-rounded hop character in the aroma, flavor and aftertaste, without too much hop bitterness. If the 60 Minute IPA isn't big enough for you, give their 90 Minute IPA or 120 Minute IPA a try.
Price: $1.70 (12 oz.)