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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

9,076 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,076
Reviews: 2,594
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 216
Gots: 1,099 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
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Ratings: 9,076 | Reviews: 2,594 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Agent1:
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very transparent and effervescent. A bright orange with golds and yellows. Little bubbles float to the surface, however, not many. This IPA does not seem to be very carbonated. Not much head retention. Any bubbles remaining tend to cling to the edges of the glass.

Smell - Simple, yet a fairly rich aroma. Lots of fresh floral notes, along with mild citrus fruits and toffee.

Taste - Nice acidic bite to it due to the citrus flavors. Plenty of Cascade hops or perhaps Amarillo hops give this a refreshing dryness. These hop varietals really cut through during the initial taste. Grapefruit, lemon, lots of earthy notes like flowers and grass, vanilla, light malts and gentle brown sugars. A mild hint of coffee, too. Quite dry.

Mouthfeel - This IPA really coats the roof of the mouth, leaving your palate buzzing all over the tongue and back of the throat. It does leave a light coating after swallowing. More carbonation then I would have guess, judging by the initial appearance. Fairly balanced and a nice use of sugars.

Overall - This Dogfish Head classic is definitely more on the bitter side compared to that of its predecessor, the 90 Minute. It is considerably less malty and a little bit more on the dry side. Having tasted both the Squall and the 90 numerous times, this bottle definitely offers stark differences that allow it to go a long way in making this stand out to a hardcore Hop-Head. For more bite and less malt, I would highly recommend the 60 Minute over the 90 Minute IPA. Dogfish does it again!

Agent1, Apr 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on date of 04/23/14

Appearance - Pours a clear golden orange with an eggshell white 2 finger head. Fantastic retention that just refuses to die. Lacing makes no qualms about grasping to the side of the glass and hanging around like has nothing else better to do.

Smell - Juicy citrus notes abound - fresh orange with light grapefruit zest and maybe even a faint whiff of lemon.

Taste - Flavor is a bit more tame, but still manages some nice character. Orange notes are predominant, with touches of mint leaf and light pith bitterness in the finish. Malts are faint, but very generic, like white bread.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. A touch velvety with nice smoothness.

Overall - Really nice, smooth drinking beer. Really, everything that you'd want in an IPA that you could drink bottle after bottle, while still delivering a solid punch of flavor. Yeah, I think I'll be buying this again sometime in the near future!

TheSixthRing, Jun 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Living on the West Coast, IPA's are king. Unfortunately, the majority of IPA's here do nothing but destroy the palate, leaving people unable to enjoy what lies beneath the hops. This beer does an exemplary job of allowing you to taste everything the beer has to offer without drowning you with hops. One of the few IPA's that can be drank as an everyday beer (or session beer as it's called).

dannymo, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight 4's on this one,nice hazy orange color with a light sticky head,aroma is fruity and and lightly carammely.The taste is nicely balanced witha nice caramell backbone with some definent fruity/grassy hop in the forfront.A real nice quafable ale very tasty.

oberon, Sep 28, 2003
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

beerjeep, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mojohawk21, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a deep but brilliant orange in color with a thick, creamy, retentive head that is slowly lacing the hell out of my Cottonwood glass.

Smell – This nose has a full, huge biscuity character making it a strong East Coast IPA. It’s almost nutty it’s so big. The hops are big and fruity.

Taste – The malts here are gigantic and flavored with Macadamia nuts. The biscuit is like raw biscuit dough. It’s almost tangy and very yeasty, not in a Hefe Weizen way but more like yeast in warm water after it’s foamed but before it’s mixed with dough. The hops are classic East Coast with lots of non-acidic grapefruit and a strong citrus balance.

Mouthfeel – This one is on the big side of medium-bodied with some good carbonation but little drying on the tongue. It’s creamy in the mouth like peanut butter.

Drinkability – This is very different than other IPAs that I’ve had. It doesn’t follow the pattern of DFH’s other IPAs, that’s for sure. It is very smooth though and went down quite well.

Update – I originally reviewed this with an ’05 sample so thought I’d revisit it with a 2006 vintage. It’s not as big in the mouth as I initially noted, but a very solid East Coasty IPA.

RoyalT, Feb 05, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

aszatk01, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

cam477, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

legalag11, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

DanGeo, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of ExtraStout
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can I say that hasn't been said so far, it's a great brew. Every bit as good as the 90 minute brew with just less of a kick.

I suggest starting off a session with a couple 90's and easing back a bit with a couple 60's.

Extremely well balanced, the hops, ABV%, etc. Other than being more costly, there are no real drawbacks to this fine brew.

ExtraStout, Aug 07, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Steve0244, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of brownbeer
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden color, with sensational clarity and head retention. Bready malts up front in the nose, unusually so for an IPA. The taste is floral and grapefruity hops, hints of pine, with tones of chocolate malt, and a tingly bitter finish. This is more of a "session" IPA, for me. It's not gonna blow you away, unless you're one of the people it blows away.

brownbeer, Jun 06, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

TB2012, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

npala86, Aug 07, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well i'll be damned if i haven't reviewed this beer yet... after numerous 90 mins and countless 120's it a shame. Its like this.

A- Pours a sharp golden copper colored fluid with excellent half inch head containing tightly carbonated bubbles. Beautiful craft look of great cascading lacing on rim of Ommegang Goblet. Perfect clairity.

S- Smell is a musky malt tang with light hints of citrus and grassy hops in the nose. Smells of fresh cut grass and barley.

T-M- The kiss of the brew packs a nice upfront hop bitterness balanced with supurb malt backbone. Light citrus, carmel, and brown sugar is what comes to mind. Complex but simple flavors... get the job done. Mouthfeel is inpectable due to the perfect hop and malt balance it rolls over the tongue with ease leaving a mild bitter bite and ligering astringent feel.

D- Definitly a session beer that can and will take you where you want to be with a style that is untouched and perfect for any occation... pricey at 11 buck a twelve pack though.

wesbrownyeah, Nov 08, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

tbryan5, Mar 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

TimBeaulieu, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

LegalAlienBC, Nov 16, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

woodchipper, Jan 18, 2013
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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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