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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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8,796 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,796
Reviews: 2,582
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 201
Gots: 943 | 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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Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Smooth dinner drink. Pine herbal aroma. Citrus, very nice IPA. Bitter but smoothed out with lots of sweetness and fruitiness.Aggressive carbonation tingling the tongue. Lace and wooden golden colour. very quaffable. Best of their minute-IPAs. Had a fresh bottle a year later and noticed creamy easy mouthfeel, late bitterness and overall balance.

04-10-2005 23:21:26 | More by Sammy
Photo of t0rin0


3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

Tried this in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. The first thing I noticed about this beer was the alcohol smell. Of course there was some malt in the smell but no hops present in the nose. The appearance was clean and clear with a golden color that produced a decent 1/2 inch head . Not a lot of lacing left behind.

The flavor was real smooth and balanced between malt and hops. Good quality IPA. Body was medium/light and went down real smooth. The nose was distracting (despite its meager 6% abv) but other than that it was a real good beer.

12-14-2007 05:15:33 | More by t0rin0
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4/5  rDev -2.2%

12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A - Pours an opaque honey color with a 1 inch head that slowly fizzles down to a small cap. The lacing on this beer was very good and ran down the whole glass as I sipped the beer.

S - Beer smells of citrusy and piney hops.

T - Taste is mellow hops with a very mild bitterness and biscuit like malt.

M - Beer is crisp and clean with good carbonation.

D - This was a very refreshing and easy drinking beer. I am not a huge fan of IPAs but this was something I would buy again.

03-23-2010 06:09:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-05-2012 18:13:28 | More by djrn2
Photo of Thorpe429


3.68/5  rDev -10%

On tap at the Falls Church Alehouse.

A: Copper colored with a decent head and good lacing throughout.

S: Citrus hops with a little bit of caramel-ish malt.

T: Fresh citrus hops. A little bit bitter, and the copper/caramel malt is a nice touch, showing off some biscuity flavors. Too much malt, in the end.

M: Light-to-medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

D: Fairly nice all around. Formerly one of my go to IPAs.

04-24-2009 13:24:27 | More by Thorpe429
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2011 01:41:11 | More by nmann08
Photo of metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1%

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and poured with a finger high head that quickly died down, leaving lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of piney hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit.
T: The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitter flavors, but these are nicely balanced by the underlying malts so they are not very strong or overpowering.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: It's very easy to drink this beer and the low alcohol content makes it very sessionable.

11-23-2010 02:22:14 | More by metter98
Photo of BuckeyeNation


4.05/5  rDev -1%

Rich golden amber with the barest suggestion of orange when viewed through bright sunlight; lighter than most IPAs. It's also perfectly clear on the first pour, but those yeasties that I see in the bottom of the bottle should cloud things up nicely on the next pour.

The head is off-white, big and frothy. It falls to a thick disk and leaves a chunky collar and small sheets of lace. The nose is nicely hoppy, primarily the citrus and evergreen variety, but with an underlying assertive, spicy quality as well.

It's pretty aggressively hopped, but the bittering seems out of proportion (i.e. greater) than the actual hop flavor. It's not bad, mind you, though with this degree of tongue-tweaking bitterness, I would expect the hop taste to be fairly exploding across my tongue. There's bitter grapefruit and orange peel, along with plenty of pine sap (the dominant flavor) that lasts into and through the long finish.

There's also a more than solid, sweet, cake-like malt backbone providing support for the hop attack. The body is medium-full with a mouth-coating, almost syrupy quality. I can't wait to try the 90 Minute and the 120 Minute, they must be 'huge' and 'more than huge' regarding body/mouthfeel.

60 Minute IPA is a much better beer than my first DFH offering (Immort Ale), but that has a lot to do with my fondness for IPAs and for hops in general. This beer has a unique flavor and stakes out territory different than many other IPAs, but doesn't quite rise to the level of some of my favorites. Still though, it's enjoyable and I really am looking forward to trying its bigger brothers. Thanks to mikeys01 for the bottle.

04-26-2004 14:46:55 | More by BuckeyeNation
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North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that dissipates into an archipelago on the surface of the beer; lots of beautiful lacing

Smell: A fair amount to sniff, although the citrus hops predominate; also some cookie malt and a bit of alcohol

Taste: Starts out with a nice cookie malt base, though not too sweet at all; the bitter hops kick in quickly, take over the entire situation and last a very long time

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and nicely carbonated; this one hits it in this category

Drinkability: A refreshing IPA; nicely balanced

08-10-2005 22:44:13 | More by brentk56
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-13-2013 03:46:00 | More by zestar
Photo of BEERchitect


4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

This is one of the better IPA's ever. It pours typical of all great IPAs: copper to orange, off white dense head, good retention and lacing. Smells better though. Not all piney or grassy, and not too sweet or salty. High levels of IBU's give enough of a spicy, pine cone-ey, estery, and floral aromas to apease the most agressive hophead, but balanced nicely with subtle sweet notes. Tastes smoothly sweet of ripe fruits, citrus, barley sugar, and honey sweetness. Spicy hop flavor compound the sweetness, making it not only balanced, but easily drinkable. Spices show everything from nutmeg and cinnemon to corriander and pepper. Hop flavor brings out fruits of ripe oranges and pears. Finishes crisp and a lingering dryness that is not too harsh. leaves enough hop flavor without feeling hot, grainy, or overly bitter. Aftertaste is spicy and leaving me wanting another. This is even more easily drinkable than their 90 minute.

08-02-2005 17:50:47 | More by BEERchitect
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South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

Wanted to start going back and retrying some of my first reviews, figured I would start here. Poured a nice hazy amber with a big off white frothy pillow like head. Nice slow fade and good visible carbonation gave an always great look. Big citrus hop profile, orange, tangerice, pineapple express, mixed with a bit of a pine resin feel. Some decent malt balance to be found as it warmed. The flavor always hits the spot here again. This is just such a nice well rounded hopped up session beer. Just great all around and never really have a bad thing to say about it. Its the 90mins little brother and rightfully deserving of its spot next to it. Great Brew!

04-10-2007 21:57:49 | More by mikesgroove
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-12-2012 12:56:14 | More by acurtis
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a clear amber color ale with a medium head with limited retention. Aroma of sweet and floral hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is sweeter then expected at first with the expected bitterness hitting more towards the end. Well balance IPA.

06-06-2005 17:24:20 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.68/5  rDev -10%

Another beer I can't believe I've yet to review.

A: The pour is a clear light amber color with a thin white head which dissipates to a thin layer but leaves some nice sticky lacing.

S: The nose is mildly hoppy with some pine and grapefruit. There's quite a bit of toasty, bready malt in the background as well.

T: The flavor is more reminiscent of a pale ale than an IPA. The bitterness is there with some nice resinous pine quality, but not all that much in the way of citrus character. The malt is again toasty and fairly pronounced on the front end.

M: The body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation and a lingering bitterness on the tongue.

D: As I mentioned, this is quite similar to a pale ale and as such, is quite easy to drink. Certainly one of the tamer DFH offerings, but sometimes that's a good thing.

03-02-2010 03:24:49 | More by womencantsail
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-02-2011 18:04:08 | More by kjkinsey
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-27-2013 04:24:01 | More by Texasfan549
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-30-2011 08:40:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-10-2013 02:24:58 | More by spycow
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.2/5  rDev -21.8%

*This review will be interjected with the reactions from my non-beer drinking mother. Fire away, Mommers!*

Appearance: Pours a light, golden color topped with a large creamy head. Very, very faint haze. Moderate carbonation. (Mom's voting this one amber and remarked the head was nice and "fluffy".)

Smell: Fresh, clean scents of citrus, pine, and grass. Some beers will only give you merely one of these three aromas, but the 60 Minute IPA features ALL THREE. What a deal! There's a subdued malt backing behind it all, but its more like a malt lacking. (Mom says this one smells "sweet". I asked her to kindly elaborate, but she ran off to go get the mail.)

Taste: Sharp hop flavors, although none too fierce. A touch of citrus and pepper. There's a secondary toasted malt flavor, but its greatly diminished amidst the hops leaving the brew a bit uneven. Finishes with a long, predominately astringent dryness. (Mom deftly dodges around the question of taste by simply stating this is, "the best beer you've brought over.")

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, but nicely accentuated with an invigorating carbonation.

Drinkability: Questionable. Ultimately, I am unmoved by this offering and would rather opt for something a bit more fuller and more rounded in the future.

11-14-2005 22:17:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

6% abv.

This is 1 of 21 DFH beers tasted 6/13/09 in Los Angeles.

Pours a lovely honey orange color with a firm white head.

An assertive smooth orange/lemon nose.

Wonderful mouthfeel with incredible balance. Great pine-resin bitter flavors and character. Lots of citrus and full hop flavors.

This is a "go to beer" for hopheads and simple beer lovers alike. Clearly a strength in the DFH line and a beer likely to please most.

06-21-2009 06:31:17 | More by GRG1313
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-15-2013 03:35:37 | More by jaydoc
Photo of kylehay2004


4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

A: single finger head with excellent retention. Murky gold with amber hues.

S: pine, grapefruit and spice notes.

T: mostly pine up front but ot overwhelming with citrus notes. Nice hop character in the middle with mild bitter finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: an excellent citrus and pine hopped ipa. One of my favorites.

09-08-2011 17:20:20 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Knapp85


4.05/5  rDev -1%

Very flavorful and aromatic brew from Dogfish Head. This beer is a nice golden color, with a very nice head. The hops are very citrusy and have a crisp bite to them. This beer is probably one of the best Ipa's in America. The mouthfeel is medium and highly drinkable. The aftertaste is bitter and dry, it keeps you in the beer and wanting more. Really great beer though.

04-01-2011 23:08:21 | More by Knapp85
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

09-28-2003 00:36:36 | More by oberon
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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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