60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,351 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,351
Reviews: 2,751
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 310
Gots: 2,210 | FT: 9
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: 10,351 | Reviews: 2,751
Reviews by rgb2807:
Photo of rgb2807
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice IPA, but may be overly bitter for it to be a consistent go to IPA. I'm not afraid of bitter, but for me it's all about the balance, and it seemed to lack that perfect balance you get with those near perfect IPAs. (Smuttynose/Stone in my opinion)

Overall, I would definitely pick up a six again, and enjoy it. One of the better IPAs out there.

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 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 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 Pattymac
5/5  rDev +22.2%
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!

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 wesbrownyeah
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of CBOLAND17
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those beers that you dont ever forget. As soon as i opened the bottle the first scent that i detected was not beer, but hops. it smelled like i had a handful of fresh Cascade hops, not a beer. And then came the first sip..it even tasted exactly like hops. This is by far the hoppiest beer that i have ever had and it isnt the regular type of hoppiness. its a fresh zesty hoppiness as opposed to the regular bitter undertone that other beers have. The maltiness was also at a careful balance, but nothing compares to those hops!

Photo of explosivebeer
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Both in the bottle and in the glass, this beer was incredibly clear. It was sweeter and less hoppy than your average IPA, creating a slightly creamy, delicious effect. The aroma was fantastic towards the end of the glass (I drank this beer out of a wine glass) and the aftertaste was excellent. This is an excellent beer that would satisfy beer enthusiasts and possibly serve as a gateway beer for people who only drink domestic lagers.

Photo of SkiBum22
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

A - Pours a nice light amber with a fluffy white one finger head. A little bit of lacing.

S - A nice piney, citrus nose. I also get a little maltiness. I really like the smell on this.

T - Very piney with some citrus. It tastes just like the nose. A little grass and earthiness.

M - Very hoppy but smooth with little carbonation.

O - This is a great sessionable IPA. Definitely my go to when I want to drink a lot. An overall amazing IPA for me.

Photo of SIRIUS2
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow, clear, with a nice looking uneven white head. Good head retention with clingy, heavy lacing. Very attractive to look at.

S: Smells of fresh floral hops with a sharp citrus kick. The hops smell very fresh and it's hard to get anything else beyond them.

T: Oh, baby! Those wonderfully perfumed hops are resting gently on a bed of fine pale and caramel malts. Everything comes together wonderfully for a malty grapefruit sort of flavor with a quick clean finish, lingering just a bit with hop bitterness.

M&D: This is so far one of the smoothest, creamiest IPAs I have ever had. The carbonation is fine but plentiful which contributes to a lightness on the tongue. However there is a fantastic creamy texture that arises in the mouth that just makes this slide down so smooth! Love it! Would drink this anytime and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fresh hops.

Photo of steelerguy
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden color, moderate carbonation. small white head which didn't last.

S - Lots of sweet malt aroma for an IPA, slight citrus and floral hop aroma.

T - Clean malt flavor with a little sweetness, tame citrus hop flavor. This IPA won't hit you over the head with hop bitterness, flavor, or aroma and in fact I think they almost have trouble standing up to the great malt flavors.

M - Smooth, just enough carbonation, although there is a sweet flavor the beer is nice and dry.

D - Drinks like nice pale ale, simple and balanced IPA.

Photo of blackearth
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a light golden color with a white head and produces good lacing in the glass. First aroma is soapy, almost like a cleaning product. (It's not my glass because I've been rinsing it with tap water and not using soap) Light bodied with an initial spicy flavor from the carbonation, then sweet and toasty malt character makes an appearance, followed by a long piney hop taste. Good balance between malt and hops. An extremely sessionable beer.

Photo of skybluewater
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with chunks floating in it. Foamy, rocky head, just a bit of lace. Clean, grassy citrus smell. Taste is surprisingly not all that hoppy, just a bit of bitterness, but there's a honeyish sweetness to it-not bad, but not what I'm looking for in an IPA.

Overall, not a bad beer, but not something I'd drive to Wisconsin for again...

Photo of Reznick
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at recommendation of a friend.

Appearance: Somewhat clear, with a sort of bronze-y/copper look to it when poured.

Smell: Definite pine notes up front. A pungent sort of grapefruit citrus is present as well.

Taste: Delicious. The sort of hoppy "grapefruit" taste is up front but not excessively powerful. It segueways into a very pleasant biscuity flavor. Definite malt presence. This beer avoids the sort of punch-in-the-face hop flavor of really strong IPAs that some people find too much. Somewhat piney throughout as well, and the bitter grapefruit citrus distinctive to IPAs persists pleasantly even through the emergence of the biscuit/malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nice, nothing outstanding but is quite smooth and goes down easy.

Overall: This is a great IPA and a personal favorite of mine, and adds an interesting, distinctly Dogfish Head twist on the IPA style.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden amber with a nice big head from the 12oz bottle. The 1 inch head sticks around awhile. Smells of hops....pine and citrus scents come through. The first sip is all hops and damn is it good. Not too bitter and it even leaves a nice aftertaste. This is one of the first proper American IPA's I've tried and I like it alot. I'm a big fan of the hops and this brew definetly delivers. I'm excited to try the 90 and 120 minute versions after all I've read on here. Overall, this is a great brew....one I will look forward to coming back to in the future.

Photo of blitz134
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

White one finger head upon pouring which hangs in there til the bottom where it finishes in a thin layer. Clear yellowish-orange body. Smell is of a nice blend of hops with hints of citrus, pine and resin but a little light. Good bitterness in the flavor where pines resin taste overplays a very slight citrusness. This beer is fairly well balanced with a good malt base to it. Mouthfeel is slightly heavy compared to other IPAs I’ve had but definitely not thick or overly oily. Drinkability is excellent, a good flavored beer that doesn’t sit too heavy.

Photo of nickadams2
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours a bright,clear,pale amber color with a thick,fluffy white head.Tons of thick sticky lacing on the glass.

S_Total hop bomb. Grassy hops with citrus and pine coming through.

T_Grassy earthy hops upfront. Nice bitter hop bite. Strong pine flavor. Citrus hops on the back end. Pale malt backbone.Dry finish.

M_Medium bodied. Sticky on the lips.

D_Superb. Very favorable , session-able IPA.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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