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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

2,686 Reviews
THE BROS
92
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Reviews: 2,686
Hads: 10,498
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 319
Gots: 2,364 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 2,686 | Hads: 10,498
Reviews by SheepNutz:
Photo of SheepNutz
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this brew in a 12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. The 60 pours a copper/orange color that is just a little bit hazey. There is 1 finger of head that dies down a bit quickly, but there is good lacing. The only thing I can really detect from smell is hops. The smell is very potent. The taste isn't as hoppy as the smell. It has a good balance for an IPA, a bit of ginger in the taste. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy. Good drinkability too, and at only 6%, this is one IPA to enjoy several of in a night. (511 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
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! (953 characters)

Photo of 28cammies
2.54/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you are looking for an IPA that is more on the mellow side versus other IPAs this one is for you. I like my IPAs strong with a big, hoppy bite and a pungent nose. This IPA is good but not great. Kind of bland in the context of IPAs. (235 characters)

Photo of Caj1
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (1,823 characters)

Photo of Pattymac
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers to drink for fun, with food, when you want something great, when you need to impress. Solid solid solid beer! (131 characters)

Photo of oregonduck
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid, easily accessible IPA. Has a great bouquet of sweet tropical fruit and pineapple. Taste is mainly tart grapefruit flavors, but has a mild sweetness on the finish for some balance. The taste is pretty typical of a quality IPA. Overall good, but nothing special. (273 characters)

Photo of dannymo
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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). (395 characters)

Photo of ElJacobian
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not quite as good at the 90 minute IPA in my opinion, but still a solid beer. To me it smells like canned pineapple juice. Very pleasant - I'm not getting hops or grapefruit on the nose like other people are. The taste is a little bready but it mellows out and has a smooth finish. I could drink this with any meal and be happy. (328 characters)

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (262 characters)

Photo of beerjeep
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev -1%
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. (1,228 characters)

Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of legalag11
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tectactoe
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color with just a few tints of copper and orange when the light hits it - relatively bright white head that reduces to a thin sheet over the beer in a few minutes. Some of the most tremendous lacing I've ever seen - I could tell you how big each and ever sip was (I have a picture of the empty glass somewhere). Aromas are, of course, hop heavy; floral and citrus are the most prominent, slight pine in the background. Sweet malt detectable, providing a nice canvas for the hops to dance on. Some woody and wheat aromas come out as the beer warms up, but stay tertiary to the hops and malt.

Flavor is spot on, nice up-front bitterness from the hops, entwined with their own blend of citrus and grapefruit flavors. Light hop oils and some leafy presence, almost gray tea in character. Slight pepper in the background? Not sure about that one... Malt is secondary but still noticeable and definitely helpful, as it should be in an IPA. Sweetness plays around on the palate about halfway through and towards the end, however the lingering citrus and bitterness is the reminder left on your tongue. Alcohol plays a nice role in the warmth of the beer, remaining detectable but not hindering or unwelcome. Medium in body and carbonated generously.

This beer is a great IPA, plain and simple. Nothing too fancy or wacky, but executed superbly. At 6% ABV, it might be slightly high to session, but if you're feeling frisky - go for it. One of the first beers I recommend to my friends who are new to IPAs (and usually the world of craft beer), right before I bump them up to Two Hearted. (1,602 characters)

Photo of Hoppin_mad
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ExtraStout
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (349 characters)

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BRB1978
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top beer!! Wonderful flavor and aroma. Very good bitterness. (60 characters)

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Steve0244
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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