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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,253 Ratings
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Ratings: 10,253
Reviews: 2,726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 301
Gots: 2,124 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped -- more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?)

60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it's the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

60 IBU
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Ratings: 10,253 | Reviews: 2,726
Photo of TopherBreski
3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

24 oz from BWW. A pale yellow with a thick head that sticks around. Very strong hoppy and citrus smell that is too overpowering IMO. Taste is synonymous with the smell. Very hoppy and citrus but a very slight pale aftertaste (I don't like IPAs to be honest).

Photo of BRB1978
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top beer!! Wonderful flavor and aroma. Very good bitterness.

Photo of Caj1
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I finally decided to give this a shot, since I have run out of excuses not to. I am not a huge fan of the Dogfish Head offerings I have received, mostly due to their prohibitive price and sometimes funky flavors. However, this is a classic in craft brewing so I needed to try it. I go in with no bias against this particular brew.

12 oz. glass bottle, poured into trusty pint glass. Creamy head foams up immediately with a moderately heavy pour, two fingers' worth settles in and it sticks around a good while with moderate lacing and carbonation. Color is a nice solid gold and clarity is perfect. I would like to see this more on the amber side since that signals a good mix of beery barley and malt with the hops.

Smell is as expected: citrus, grass, and some malty notes, but the hops are not overwhelming.

Flavor is good but could stand a notch more malt and deeper, richer roasted notes. That said, the hops are surprisingly subtle, though plenty flavorful. The bitterness is tempered by the fruity notes, and there is a little bit of that oily texture IPAs can bring. The hops are blended well with the ale flavors, though, and there is a nice touch of sweetness, a hint of butterscotch and some good nutty flavors on the palate.

Mouthfeel is extremely crisp and clean with a nice carbonation and hops bite. Goes down smooth and easy, and wouldn't be out of place in the warmth of summer.

To summarize, this beer is quite good and I can definitely see how it was once considered groundbreaking. I also respect that they allow subtlety in their work, since they don't fall victim to the "ADD MORE HOPS" trap like a lot of other guys. My main complaint is that it needs deeper body and that it could stand to go down a couple bucks in price. But it is a darn fine beer nonetheless.

To good health and good beer.

Photo of effzed
3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant IPA refreshing but no real wow factor. But I am a stout drinker.

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My local gas station actually has sixers of 60 Minute--they must have just started receiving them recently--and the price is about $2 cheaper than anywhere else in town! At any rate, I poured this right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass. Bottled on date reads it's about two months old.

L: Pours a honey amber color with about an inch-and-a-half of off-white head that sticks around for a good while and leaves nice lacing on the glass. This beer is just ever-so-slightly cloudy and has decent visible carbonation.

S: Bready malt and earthy hop notes in the nose, with just a bit of citrus coming through. Not a very assertive bouquet from this pour, but what's there is nice.

T: Bready malts and a lot of what's best described as earthiness in the front--the hops are registering somewhere close to resinous/piney but not quite there. As the flavors transition to the back, the hops become much more pronounced as pine, and some clear alcohol emerges. The malts remain on the scene, as you get more of sense of rye at the back. There's a suggestion of grapefruit rind as the bitterness takes over at the end. Tasty, though I was hoping for a bit brighter hop profile.

F: The feel is pretty spot-on: it's medium-bodied, well-carbonated, a bit creamy at the front, and perfectly bitter at the back, hitting the palate but not overly sticky.

O: This is a nice IPA--one of the better ones that can be found anywhere (around here) at any time of year. I wouldn't place this one above Two Hearted--kind of my standard--but it definitely drinks easy and delivers the qualities you want in a single IPA. My only complaint is that the bouquet and taste don't deliver big/bright enough hop notes.

Photo of RenzoD
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale appearance, solid creamy head that retains very well.
Somewhat of an odd aroma. Not really much to it in my experience. Taste is wonderful. Malt forward, hop juice and resin finish, very tasty. Very pleasant mouthfeel; creamy and smooth. Not too bubbly, not flat. It is a great ale.

Photo of mzingie
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dogfish head classic. Sweet yet hoppy. Great head retention and an attractive honey color. One of the styles best.

Photo of NickSMpls
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice change from the west coast style.

Photo of lordofthemark
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma- pine, maybe melon, something dank? Taste citrus, something sweeter. Good mouthfeel.

Photo of mageek52
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Might have been a higher rating if fresher.

Photo of JimandTracey
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From start to finish, this isy go to IPA. It's well priced and reasonably available most places I go.

Photo of Krisp09
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious easy drinking IPA. Pine and floral notes dominate hop profile, mild citrus.

Photo of bendukes86
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not dry...which is usually my quam with IPAs ...not bad

Photo of Roby923
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA but 60 minutes is not enough hop presence for me. Cloudy golden in color, decent hop bitterness, but not over the top.

Photo of John_M
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, but it's just not made in a style I appreciate it. While enjoyable, I prefer my IPA's to have more of a hop presence, to lean more to the citrus side, and to have more bitterness. This really seems to drink more like an English style IPA.

I agree with others who have suggested that this would be a good "training wheels" IPA, for those just starting out in the world of IPA's.

Photo of yetijosie
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

very smooth and bready. this one is perfect for anyone barely getting into ipas. the balance is perfect. not too bitter, not too light.

Photo of beer_junkie
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA, but nothing outta this world.

Photo of ssdarius
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very well balanced ,great beer

Photo of Kezway
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my go-to beers. Fabulous smell, taste, and aftermath. Love it.

Photo of Trapperryan
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers to drink

Photo of mchegash
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottling date 1/19/15. Pour into DFH signature IPA glass.

Appearance - 4.75/5
Many fingers of light beige (/off-white) foam, which stays around for a while. A beautifully clear light orange, with tons of carbonation seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
A spicy pine hop aroma, with herbal and floral elements as well. Not much else can be detected.

Taste - 4.25/5
The hop taste is more mellow than the aroma, which is good in my opinion, as the aroma was quite strong. A quite mellow piney-resinous hop flavor with some musty citrus flavors as well. Overall this is a fantastic tasting IPA, probably one of my favorites. The hop flavors are very prominent, but not overpowering or overbitter.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Medium-full in body. Very nice smoothness, with no carbonation kick during the sip. There is a medium-high amount of medium-light intensity carbonation.

Overall - 4.25/5
This was a fantastic IPA, one that I will definitely purchase again.

Photo of Ian_B
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Accessible IPA with mild bitterness and a sweet finish. Crisp, sweet biscuit malt accompanied by hops heavy in tropical citrus and very light on bitterness. Tastes like "a 'normal' beer," though still definitively craft. More on the side of American Pale Ale than IPA as far as taste. Most dryness/bitterness finish notes are a result of the ABV, so it would be nice to see a little less strength in flavour and a bit more complexity in the recipe.

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes less bitter than the smell lets on; the 60 IBU’s don’t show up. Not the hop bomb I was expecting, glad to say. Mild, refreshing, smooth, drinkable.

Photo of ARoman
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. There's a nice, bright fresh citrus tangerine, as well as orange candy, with a light floral, grassy and/or pine note. There's also light tropical and wood note late. The beer is a sparkling, oily, effervescent gold color with a white soft foam head with excellent retention and a good lace. The taste is a beautifully balanced medium bittersweet with a slightly more bitter finish. The beer is smooth with a soft, foamy carbonation and medium body. Flavors of pine, honey, and grapefruit are dominant up front with a woody finish that accentuates the pine flavor and adds a floral note that sticks in the aftertaste with a light grapefruit zest.

Photo of Austinkrat
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed it. Plenty of hops, and very drinkable. Got the 90 minute in my fridge and will see how far it exceeds the 60...would buy again.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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