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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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2,688 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,688
Hads: 10,504
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 318
Gots: 2,370 | FT: 9
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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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Reviews: 2,688 | Hads: 10,504
Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Glowing, yet darker than some other IPA's, like a golden-amber dying ember in the fire.

Aroma of flowery hops. Flavor is somewhat muted compared to some other IPA's like Stone, but what it loses in intensity is made up for by increased drinkability.

I like this beer. If you're looking for a very sessionable IPA that still has good hop flavors and aroma, this could be your beer. Good stuff. (398 characters)

Photo of benmiliron
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid $1.60 for a 12 oz single.

Heavy floral hop aroma. Overly dominating hops. Wow. Great beer if you're a hop head. Not quite the malt balance I'd like to see though. DFH saves that for 90 minute. Acidity can be a bit harsh.

A good session beer though, and highly recommended if you're a hophead. (303 characters)

Photo of garthwaite
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy deep gold with minimal head. Wow - has a truly delicious citrusy hops aroma. Smelled this one about 8 times & complimented it twice. Absurdly fresh hop flavors everywhere. I'm loving it. Some acidity, all kinds of citrus. A full rich flavor with a nice dry bitter finish. A damn tasty IPA. (304 characters)

Photo of Hefe
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted from 12 oz. bottle on 4/27/04

Appearance: Beautiful golden/amber colour with a light haze due to the yeasties. The is bright white and lasting.

Smell: A veritable pimp-slap of complex hoppy tones. Citrus and pine, with undercurrents of grass and floral aromas. Propped up nicely with touch of biscuit and malt.

Taste: Hoppy flowers right up front, that slips into a pale malt sweetness and then into an oily grassy/piney dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Excellent! Creamy, with a slightly oily feel, yet still a crisp, almost tart finish.

Drinkability: Absolutely! (576 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,651 characters)

Photo of Bierguy5
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light bronze clear liquid with a white foamy head. The head stayed for a little while. There is a good amount of lace on the glass. Smells slightly fruity and woodsy. Sweet beginning with a good amount of bitterness. Finish is somewhat fruity, but not very citrusy. Medium body, and carbonation seems appropriate. This is a pretty good IPA that I could easily enjoy several of at a sitting. Pretty solid! (412 characters)

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

Pours a golden amber with light effervescence and a minor bright white head with tones of lace on the pint.
Aroma of caramel malt, pine needles, some citrus and grass and herbal hop notes.
Flavors detected were a touch of caramel, pale malt and a citrus and pine-like hop bittering.
Mouthfeel was light and "champageny" upfront with a spciy middle and a dry bitter finish.
Drinkability is very good. No nearly as good as it big brother, 90 minute, but still a hop heads delight and a quality brew from DFH. (510 characters)

Photo of bditty187
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, coppery-bronze hue with peachy/gold highlights, there is a modest amount of animation streaming upward to a white head that reached a finger in height. The retention was excellent; it slid to a foamy mess after a long moment. The subsequent lacing was rampant and very sticky. This is a lovely looking beer. The nose is hoppy like an IPA should be, the aromas are not forceful however and I like that. The hops seem to impart a mixture of good cheese and pine needles, spruce with a distant but bright note of citrus. Underneath the hops is a dull maltiness. I like the bouquet and find it inviting. However the potency is modest. On the palate the hops come across very oily, in a good way, lots of rinds and little in the way of flesh of grapefruit, there is a dry leafiness at the finish, spruce, pine needles, and more aged cheese (like Gouda?). The malt is noticeable just not very flavorful, hints of dry cookie/cracker notes with a touch of caramel. I absolutely love the arid finish, plus it has great length. Medium in body with a natural, caressing carbonation, the mouthfeel is very good and it seems a bit fuller that it really is, that is a nice touch. I bought a six-pack of this nectar in Fort Collins and I have loved every bottle I’ve quaffed. Both DFH 60 & 90 Minute IPAs are fantastic beverages (120 IPA… not so good) and I wish I could drink this one anytime I wanted. It is a shame I can’t. This is well worthy trying, recommended. (1,470 characters)

Photo of GreenCard
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: light copper, slight haze, thin layer of white foam

Aroma: pine, passion fruit, grapefruit, grass, malty caramel

Flavor: resinous hop flavor (pine and grapefruit rind), a light level of balancing malt sweetness, finishes dry with a lingering hoppy/caramelly aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, minerally, astringent, soft carbonation

Overall Impression: This is the first and only of the XX-minute IPAs from DFH that I've tried. It's a luscious one. Great as an aperitif to get the tastebuds going. Though it has a hearty amount of hoppiness, it's not so much that you can't drink a few of them. (618 characters)

Photo of AbePhroman
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had tried the 90 minute before this and was very impressed so I bought a 6 of this. Although I enjoyed the 90 minute more, this is a well crafted brew. A hazy gold hue with hops scent present. Very nice aroma. This is a very drinkable IPA, not too bitter and the malts are just as present in the taste as the hops. If you prefer a little more bitter brew, try the 90 minute. (376 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours to a milky dark peach, with some scant bits of yeast flittering about, forming a rocky light beige head with meringue-like consistency. Very good retention and sticky lace, akin to great swiss cheese. Carbonation is mild-moderate. Aroma is very good....green floral and citric hops with orange blossom honey, husky pale and crystal malts, very mild yet pleasant skunky marijuanna, a hint of oxidized hop leaf, catnip and grass...all in all, a very nice start. Mouthfeel is piquant with a dry finish and medium-dense body. Taste begins with biting pinous flavor hops, a fairly intense bitterness level, a mild level of skunk, dank hay, grain husk, and a lingering note of marijuanna and hop resin. Alcohol is imperceptable. The finish is hoppily astringent.

This is an excellent IPA, but I could stand to have a lower bitterness to help the malts come to the forefront. It's quite unique in it's grain and hop choices. Still, I yearn for the infinitly more drinkable Two-Hearted as I drink this. Solid stuff. (1,016 characters)

Photo of merlin48
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, amber body, with a longlasting, two finger, beige head. Lacing effect is beautiful, with sheets and patches all over the glass.
Aroma is typical of many DFH's, with a mysterious honeydew melon drenched in honey note, followed by a fullblown assault of citrus and pine hops.
Mouthfeel is creamy and fullbodied. Pine hops coat the mouth and bite the tongue.
Pine hops keep coating the palate, as citrus flavors arrive midway through. Excellent malt flavors complicate the taste buds. Seems like there is elderberry wine and honey in the background. Finishes with a green apple tartness, and leaves a clean, fresh, citrus hops aftertaste.
Very unique in flavor and aroma, in typical DFH style. I could survive for months with a few cases of the different DFH IPA's. This one is most drinkable, with its modest abv. Excellent beverage here! (858 characters)

Photo of Southernbrew
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good amber color with a big head.

Very noticable aroma, even with a bit of a clogged nose. Pine and citrus combine to create an assertive, but not oppressive aroma.

Full body, lots of carbonation. Strong hops presence but is balanced out by malts. Pine flavors up front move to a citrus flavor with some spiciness. Finishes with a dry bitterness.

After being impressed with the 90-minute, I am even more so with this. Easy to drink several of, my new favorite IPA. (473 characters)

Photo of travolta
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Apperance: Hazy golden yellow with "fish food" particals. head was a little rocky, light khaki, nice retention and great lacing.

Nose: Hops, but not bitter, more like butter, a buttery hop finish. the first thing is a slightly bitter hoppy, flowery smell. Very nice.

Taste: Ok, this is an IPA for sure. Bitter at first. Not too bitter, but just right. it's not over carbonated until the end, thats where the bubbles come up. i get hops and a little butter at the end. basically a hopped up, crisp version of the smell. (540 characters)

Photo of BierReise
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle Packaged in Jan. I like the look of this IPA. A nearly clear gold with a huge snow white head that leaves lots of lacing and retains well. Has a fragrant hop aroma that is floral and slightly grassy with some fresh malt in the background. The body is medium and smooth with a slight chewiness. The flavor takes much from the aroma. Hoppy, bitter and slightly grassy with a malt that evens everything out. Leaves a lingering bitterness. Overall a very good and balanced IPA. (485 characters)

Photo of hustlemuscle
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stuff kicks my hoppy ass. Pours a nice golden out of the minimalist labeled bottle, with a decent head and good lace. The smell is oddly refreshing, with a good hoppy tang to it. And once it gets in your mouth it is even better. Hoppy and malty in near equal portions, it ends with a citrus tang. Smooth and easy to drink, the high carbonation giving it a pleasing tickle. This is my second of the night, and it saddens me that there are only 4 left in my sixer.

Thanks to Budsboy for turning me on to this delightful brew. (532 characters)

Photo of Loki
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled on draft at Brixx in Greensboro, NC (Thank god somebody is putting something different on tap!)

Appearance: A golden honey orange color with a nice frothy head. Sticky lacing all around the glass.

Smell: A blast of citrus, lemongrass, and floral hops swim quickly past the slower and smaller malt scents that have trouble fighting the current. A very floral balance that resembles a fresh herbal tea more than a bitter IPA, then hints of bitterness and subtle notes of malt reveal the true nature of this fish.

Taste: Wonderful balance of malt and hops. Slightly bitter, but the hops add more fruity esters, citrus, and wild flower flavors than bitterness. The malt starts sticky sweet then slides to a dry, slightly doughy finish with a hint of nut and dry yeast.

Mouthfeel: Starts stickly sweet but quickly runs the gambit of citrus to floral to slightly bitter to a dry clean finish with a pleasant aftertaste. Very satistfying.

Drinkability: All day and all night. This beer practically begs to be paired with food, while possessing the character to stand clearly on it's own. One of my favorite IPA's to date. (1,137 characters)

Photo of Onceeven
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had to rerate this one in my personal list. My fist experience with it wasn't all that pleasant, maybe I got a below average batch, but tried it again at the pub and damn, what a phenominal IPA! Ridiculously drinkable.
Appearance: Straw gold with a hint of ochre, with a ton of particles floating all around making it quite hazy. (Not sure if this is yeast or what.) Ample carbonation that gave a good head, and great lacing. Don't remember it being so hazy when I had it on tap.
Smell: Oily hop aroma, but more subdued than I had expected. The hops smell really fresh.
Mouthfeel: Nice rich mouthfeel, that tickles the tongue.
Taste: Initial piney taste gives way to subtle orange rind bitterness,with simultaneous hop flavor and bitterness carrying through to the end. Extremely refreshing.
Drinkability: When I go out I'll have to try the new beers first, then have this one later, otherwise I won't want to stop drinking it and switch up! (949 characters)

Photo of Ahhdball
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the best place around to get great Fish & Chips - The Old Bag of Nails, Worthington Ohio.
This fine craft poured a deep orange with a decent pale head. The aroma of citrus and hops were present even before I had it in my hands. Took a drink and then another because I couldn't believe how good this is. Slight grapefruit and pine, hard hitting hops then a nice mellow caramel. Very tasty experience. The mouthfeel was slick and silky but fluffy enough to leave gracefully in time for another drink. I'm off to buy a sixer of this now. (557 characters)

Photo of CBFanWish
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dogfish Head could very well be ranked among the greatest craft breweries in the nation, but, with exception of the leagendary 90 minute and 120 minute, they have never remained consistant from batch to batch. This isn't always a bad thing, but It could be better. 60 minute IPA is one of the few beers they make that remains consistant almost every time. Its hazy orange amber colour and frothy white head is a standard that every brewer should try to achieve. Rich and beautiful. The smell of flowers rise from the glass like a spring garden, lush and full of life. The taste is of oranges and lemons with subtle hints of bitterness. It is a very well balaced beer. The hops, though they are strong and bitter to the taste, they are evenly balanced with a fitting amount of malt. It had a bit of a graininess going down that lost it some points. It could also have had a more robust taste. But they have the 90 minute for that. (929 characters)

Photo of longpondbeerman
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been enjoying this wonderful IPA for quite some time, and discovered recently (actually, my son discovered) that I had never written a review of it. Serendipitously, this turns out to be my 100th beer review; how appropriate for a brew that I absolutely love.

I first had the Dogfish Head 60 on tap at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine (a great place, by the way), but this review is for the bottle brew, which pours a murky orange-gold hue with only a minimum of head--still a little sticky lacing occurs. The tart smell is dominated by hops and citrus, though there is an underlying maltiness somewhere back there. The taste is deeply imbued with grapefruit balanced by a touch of pine and an evanescence of caramel. The thickly sparkling mouthfeel enhances the complexity of the ale, coating my throat with a residue of gentle bitterness.

This is one of my favorite IPAs; and certainly even close to the top of my ale heap overall. (952 characters)

Photo of FranklinPCombs
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The brew pours a pale orange ocher from the bottle, with a quickly diminishing head, but plenty of lace. The smell is sweet at first, and immediately hoppy, with grapefruit and other citrus flavors rounding it out. The piny part of the hops comes out too. The flavor of this beer is something quite beautiful. Its a perfect blend of hops, malt, citrus (lemon and grapefruit that I taste), with a subtle syrupy sweetness. The mouthfeel is something I ususally dont write that much about but this beer desreves it. It starts off with a warming bite to the back of the throat, which builds into a rising sour sweetness that grows up from the back of the mouth. It all ends with a return of the warming feeling to the throat, and leaves a nice piny aftertaste from the malts. Quite a beer. (785 characters)

Photo of dannyvee
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled possibly a touch too cold in a pint glass. A vigorous pour resulted in a two finger, chunky white head. This quickly subsided into a respectable half inch which stuck around for the remainder of the glass. The color was a cloudy golden-copper with a fair amount of sediment in suspension. Floral citrus and pine dominated the nose. Taste is a perfect level of hoppiness-- I guess they're saving the full on tastebud assult for the 120 minute. The finish was slightly peppery, refreshing and bone dry. I could drink this one all night.

Dare I proclaim that this is the best IPA I've tasted? I will dare. (613 characters)

Photo of TheJudge
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I could sit and drink this beer all day. A beautiful amber color that poured a beautiful off white head which laced nicely down the glass. The hop presence is notable, but more on the nose than in the mouth. You will not be overwhelmed by the hop presence when you drink it, and I think that is what makes it so highly drinkable for the long haul. While it tingles the tongue going in, and has a very nice soft hop aftertaste, the flavor is not overpowering, and it makes you want another. And another. And another... (517 characters)

Photo of halfpgl
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid beer with a well-balanced hop nose, and flavor. The bitterness could use a slight boost but that’s what the 90-minute is for. The copper color is an indication of the rich taste. I put this in the same class is Tupper’s Hop Pocket which is one of my favorites. The head stays present is the proper quantities and doesn’t distract from the quaffing, and this beer is VERY quaffable.
I've also had this beer on-tap and it brings out the aroma and hop flavoring VERY nicely. For that I bump it up another .5 on smell. (534 characters)

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,688 ratings.