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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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2,701 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,701
Hads: 10,592
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 22.41%
Wants: 328
Gots: 2,457 | 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: 2,701 | Hads: 10,592
Photo of South2NW
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color, with 2 fingers worth of fluffy white head.

smell is all citrus, all the time. orange and grapefruit are the main aromas I get.

the flavor is more subdued than the nose suggests, but still delicious. light citrus flavors, with a some slight grapefruit rind bitterness.

overall, this is a nicely done IPA. Very easy to drink, but would prefer the citrus to be as prevalent in the taste as it is in the nose.

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Photo of Budlum
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DFH invented the session IPA before anyone knew they wanted it. I hadn't had this beer for a few years and forgot just how good it is - smooth, malty, hoppy, lively, affordable. This is everything the session IPA wants to be, except it happened before anyone knew it happened.

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Photo of sirlongfellow
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz. bottle into nonic pint glass

Look: Large soapy white head with good retention, very carbonated tons of bubbles coming up to reinforce head. Pretty light golden color, slightly opaque. One of the best looking IPAs I think Ive seen thus far. Good lacing.
Smell: Hop forwardness, great citrus and piney notes. Some malt does make it through.
Taste: Very nice piney and citrus flavors here, everything youre looking for in an American IPA. Malt comes through and than finishes with hop bite and bitterness.
Feel: Vey clean and crisp, Full bodied, well balanced.
Overall: Definitely a great go to American IPA especially for those entering the style.

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Photo of pkalix
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

it doesnt look like much but it tastes pretty good. kind of fruity, kind of floral, very easy to drink. as the descriptor said "the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts"..... i can go along with that!

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had a 12 ounce bottle of this at a get together with my music listening buds (the host provided it). I'm not a big IPA fan but I found this extremely enjoyable and refreshing. Very very smooth tasting and appropriate for a hot muggy evening. If I ever find a place that has this on tap, unless there's something more compelling available, I will try this again.

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Photo of Edmond-Bird
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Finger length frothy head. Yellowish- orange color. Aroma is predominantly malt and grains with some detectable citrus hoppiness. I anticipated more hop aroma. Taste is malty upfront followed by pine and citrus bitterness. Very balanced with a nice hop punch. Has just the right amount of carbonation. This is a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of jancona
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great IPA - excellent balance of biscuit malt and grassy, floral hops. I'm definitely enjoyed IPAs and DIPAs that have a bit more juiciness, but this is definitely a classic go to.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Piney, grassy, resin, earthy, hints of floral, bready, a touch of citrus but not as much as I would like. A solid go-to beer but overrated in my personal opinion as is most of DFH's beers.

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Photo of A_Pint_A_Day
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance – Dark gold to copper in color with no haze. Very carbonated but only yielding one finger worth of spongy foam when poured. A good amount of lacing left on the side of the glass as the foam receded.

Smell – Very malt forward at first smell. Grassy and citrusy notes from the hops are definitely present.

Taste – Very in balance for an IPA. Super malty and kind of sweet with biscuit like flavors floating around. Hops add some grassy and citrus characteristics to the beer, with the citrus flavors being closer to orange in flavor than the expected grapefruit from American IPAs. The finish was not as bitter as expected but was strong enough to balance out the intense maltiness.

Mouthfeel – Medium in body and quite carbonated.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a wine tumbler.

A: Clear copper with a 1" head that recedes nice & slow. Retention & lacing are both quite good.

S: A nice balance between grassy & citrus notes. I actually get a kind of marmalade thing as well. Some biscuity maltiness underneath.

T: Follows the nose somewhat. Sandwiched between pleasant hop-bitterness is a nice, woody malt note. I also get lemon rind & fresh herbs.

M: Excellent carb to go along with a slightly slick, full bodied malt character. It's really pretty crisp.

O: Truly a fine, well-balanced IPA.

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Photo of Beerds
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
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?

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Photo of ElJacobian
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Rutkiller
3.14/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

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Photo of Burnthedevice
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
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

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Photo of Jetlag767
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
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....

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Photo of Marklaz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
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

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Photo of Bonzo
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of 08Deltadawn8
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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Photo of MaximalC
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.41/5  rDev -16%
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).

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Photo of Caj1
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of RenzoD
3.94/5  rDev -3%
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.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,701 ratings.