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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,088 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,088
Reviews: 2,692
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 284
Gots: 1,919 | FT: 7
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: 10,088 | Reviews: 2,692
Reviews by andrewjraab:
Photo of andrewjraab
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - copper to amber in color. A very bubbly head that foams and sticks all the way down.

S- Woody, earthy, some citrus notes, piney. This has a smell of the backwoods.

T - Finely tuned and balanced brew. A nice malt profile to start followed by a smooth woody taste on the tounge closing with a lingering bitter and dry finish.

O - This is a rock solid offering from DFH. This is a well rounded IPA that could be enjoyed on any occasion. I will definitely keep this in the lineup.

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

Photo of oregonduck
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of dannymo
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).

Photo of 28cammies
2.54/5  rDev -37.9%
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.

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.

Photo of beerjeep
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of legalag11
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of tectactoe
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of Hoppin_mad
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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.

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Steve0244
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of brownbeer
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of TB2012
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ccapurso
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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