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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

2,690 Reviews
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Reviews: 2,690
Hads: 10,509
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 4.91%
Wants: 320
Gots: 2,380 | FT: 10
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
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Reviews: 2,690 | Hads: 10,509
Photo of Beerds
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First DFH brew and quite impressed. Great flavor and mouth feel, almost tingly. Got a 90 minute in the fridge to try next, higher expectations for that one. So if 120 is the shit does that make the 60 half as good? (215 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 Rutkiller
3.14/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I know this is a highly rated IPA, but I'm not a big fan. I don't like IPA's in general, and this is no different. Looks nice. Decent aroma. A bit hoppy for me. Had it on draft and was a bit flat. (201 characters)

Photo of Burnthedevice
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very different IPA. Almost like an "IPA Light", and I don't mean that in a derogatory way. Hops are there, but not overpowering. Nice citrus notes and malt backbone. Very slight skunkiness, but I am not bothered by it. Many people find IPAs refreshing, but I've always considered them more "bracing".. more of a cold weather beer. This beer however, is a summertime IPA to me. High on the refreshment scale, and something that looks like it's gonna be my go to IPA this summer. (477 characters)

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Not your average IPA. Most IPA's I've had thus far have been very bitter and full of flavor, which is why I love them. This IPA however is full of flavor but lacking in the bitterness, which makes it special. All those flavors that can sometimes be overpowered by the bitterness of most IPA's. This one doesn't and it's like that for a reason. This IPA is FULL of flavor that is a nice change of pace. It's almost perfectly golden clear, light on smell of sweetness, and the mouthfeel was the only thing I found somewhat disappointing. It seemed to be over carbonated, sometimes turning into full foam and bubbles in my mouth. But this is a small complaint. A great IPA (669 characters)

Photo of Jetlag767
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit of a disappointment as the 90 was so good. Much less hops than I anticipated. Thought I with the 60 minute boil it would standout more. Catering to the masses here.... (173 characters)

Photo of Marklaz
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This may have changed my mind about IPAs. I've never been a fan, never really found one that I enjoy drinking. But this one I find very drinkable and I will have it again. (171 characters)

Photo of BrewUSA
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 88/100 (171 characters)

Photo of Bonzo
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass. 1/2 inch White soft head with A lot of lacing. S: bready citrus T: citrus and resin with a malt flavor lingering from start to finish. A lot of initial bitterness that dies to a more subtle pleasing citrus hop flavor. O: Good but not sure if i would buy again due to the sharp upfront bitterness. (318 characters)

Photo of 08Deltadawn8
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: darker golden color/ light brownish tint. Smell: not overly hoppy but you can definitely smell some hops and a citrus smell. Taste: tastes of hops/ orange peel/ " piney" taste noted as well. Feel is not bad, not too carbonated but it does feel a tad bit heavier that other IPA,s that I've had. Overall, I would recommend this beer to someone new to craft beers (367 characters)

Photo of MaximalC
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent, golden amber color with an inch of coarse, white froth that hangs around for a while. Nuanced aroma smells of grapefruit, floral hops, candy sugar, and an almost Belgian yeast/clove element.

The first thing that strikes me with the taste is that this is a nicely balanced IPA. There’s a complex malt profile that includes toasted bread, honey, caramel, white grapes, and pears. The hops are floral and slightly spicy, while the yeast adds a chalky aspect that lends additional character and complexity. There is some pine resin in the finish, but this no conifer-bomb, to be sure. There’s also an underlying fruitiness that makes for a very light and engaging drinking experience. Medium body and carbonation complement the taste nicely, although the body wavers just a bit on the back end.

Overall, this is a delightfully balanced and nuanced IPA. I’m not sure if this bottle had some age on it to mute the hops a bit, but this was much more to my liking than your typical IPA. I wouldn’t even mind sessioning this one. (1,059 characters)

Photo of TopherBreski
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

24 oz from BWW. A pale yellow with a thick head that sticks around. Very strong hoppy and citrus smell that is too overpowering IMO. Taste is synonymous with the smell. Very hoppy and citrus but a very slight pale aftertaste (I don't like IPAs to be honest). (262 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 DabblinWiscCraft
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My local gas station actually has sixers of 60 Minute--they must have just started receiving them recently--and the price is about $2 cheaper than anywhere else in town! At any rate, I poured this right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass. Bottled on date reads it's about two months old.

L: Pours a honey amber color with about an inch-and-a-half of off-white head that sticks around for a good while and leaves nice lacing on the glass. This beer is just ever-so-slightly cloudy and has decent visible carbonation.

S: Bready malt and earthy hop notes in the nose, with just a bit of citrus coming through. Not a very assertive bouquet from this pour, but what's there is nice.

T: Bready malts and a lot of what's best described as earthiness in the front--the hops are registering somewhere close to resinous/piney but not quite there. As the flavors transition to the back, the hops become much more pronounced as pine, and some clear alcohol emerges. The malts remain on the scene, as you get more of sense of rye at the back. There's a suggestion of grapefruit rind as the bitterness takes over at the end. Tasty, though I was hoping for a bit brighter hop profile.

F: The feel is pretty spot-on: it's medium-bodied, well-carbonated, a bit creamy at the front, and perfectly bitter at the back, hitting the palate but not overly sticky.

O: This is a nice IPA--one of the better ones that can be found anywhere (around here) at any time of year. I wouldn't place this one above Two Hearted--kind of my standard--but it definitely drinks easy and delivers the qualities you want in a single IPA. My only complaint is that the bouquet and taste don't deliver big/bright enough hop notes. (1,703 characters)

Photo of RenzoD
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale appearance, solid creamy head that retains very well.
Somewhat of an odd aroma. Not really much to it in my experience. Taste is wonderful. Malt forward, hop juice and resin finish, very tasty. Very pleasant mouthfeel; creamy and smooth. Not too bubbly, not flat. It is a great ale. (288 characters)

Photo of Roby923
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA but 60 minutes is not enough hop presence for me. Cloudy golden in color, decent hop bitterness, but not over the top. Plenty of hype surrounding this one. Perhaps it was oversold. (191 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, but it's just not made in a style I appreciate it. While enjoyable, I prefer my IPA's to have more of a hop presence, to lean more to the citrus side, and to have more bitterness. This really seems to drink more like an English style IPA.

I agree with others who have suggested that this would be a good "training wheels" IPA, for those just starting out in the world of IPA's. (398 characters)

Photo of mchegash
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottling date 1/19/15. Pour into DFH signature IPA glass.

Appearance - 4.75/5
Many fingers of light beige (/off-white) foam, which stays around for a while. A beautifully clear light orange, with tons of carbonation seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
A spicy pine hop aroma, with herbal and floral elements as well. Not much else can be detected.

Taste - 4.25/5
The hop taste is more mellow than the aroma, which is good in my opinion, as the aroma was quite strong. A quite mellow piney-resinous hop flavor with some musty citrus flavors as well. Overall this is a fantastic tasting IPA, probably one of my favorites. The hop flavors are very prominent, but not overpowering or overbitter.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Medium-full in body. Very nice smoothness, with no carbonation kick during the sip. There is a medium-high amount of medium-light intensity carbonation.

Overall - 4.25/5
This was a fantastic IPA, one that I will definitely purchase again. (955 characters)

Photo of Ian_B
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Accessible IPA with mild bitterness and a sweet finish. Crisp, sweet biscuit malt accompanied by hops heavy in tropical citrus and very light on bitterness. Tastes like "a 'normal' beer," though still definitively craft. More on the side of American Pale Ale than IPA as far as taste. Most dryness/bitterness finish notes are a result of the ABV, so it would be nice to see a little less strength in flavour and a bit more complexity in the recipe. (451 characters)

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes less bitter than the smell lets on; the 60 IBU’s don’t show up. Not the hop bomb I was expecting, glad to say. Mild, refreshing, smooth, drinkable. (160 characters)

Photo of ARoman
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. There's a nice, bright fresh citrus tangerine, as well as orange candy, with a light floral, grassy and/or pine note. There's also light tropical and wood note late. The beer is a sparkling, oily, effervescent gold color with a white soft foam head with excellent retention and a good lace. The taste is a beautifully balanced medium bittersweet with a slightly more bitter finish. The beer is smooth with a soft, foamy carbonation and medium body. Flavors of pine, honey, and grapefruit are dominant up front with a woody finish that accentuates the pine flavor and adds a floral note that sticks in the aftertaste with a light grapefruit zest. (680 characters)

Photo of RobbDogg
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A clear golden pour with a thin fizzy head that all but disappears leving a skim of tiny fizz. The smell is of faint hops, and malt. A well balanced IPA, featuring a bit of citrus hops, some noticeable malt, and a bit of grass. More malt than my ideal, but so well balanced I have to be impressed. Very solid. (309 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliant gold under a 2.5” rocky white foam collar that grips the side of the glass leaving sheets of lace.
S: Citrus and fruit.
T: A light sweetness, grapefruit, light malts.
M: Very luscious, smooth and creamy, well balanced, medium carbonation, fine bubbles, medium body.
O: The hops are exceptionally well done in this beer. (338 characters)

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color with a small white kinda fizzy head. Has a generic hop smell with some grassy, earthy tones and a hint of citrus, also there was a little bit of a malty aroma. Taste reflects this aswell, but what kind of stood out to me was how noticeable the malt flavor was, also the alcohol was fairly noticeable. It was fairly light bodied, and pretty drinkable. It was pretty good, but fairly different than the IPAs I have been drinking lately. (459 characters)

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold pour with frothy white head and tons of lacing. Grapefruit and grass aroma. Subdued grass and citrus flavors; lemon grassy finish. Lite mouthfeel, very crisp, with a citrusy tongue coating. Excellent lite IPA. (219 characters)

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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