60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 2,678
Hads: 10,434
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 315
Gots: 2,307 | 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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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)

Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy amber with a chalk-white head that holds up well and leaves an excellent lace.

The smell is like a bouquet of flowers particularly roses and daisies. Strong dry hop and grassy aromas as well.

Very bitter like an excellent IPA; some very light malt flavors. The lingering aftertaste is like sucking on a hop pellet. Heavily carbonated which helps cut the strong hop bite a little.

As a hop head, this is a beer I can enjoy. If you shy away from heavily hopped beers, shy away from this one as it is nearly all bitter hop. (552 characters)

Photo of abents
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden brown with a light white head that lingers for a while.

Smells: smells of citrusy hops with a slight spicy note to it.

Taste: This brew rocks the hops with a light citrusy taste almost sweet until the bitterness wipes that away in the finish leaving you refreshed

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with slight carbonation this one feels wonderful swishing down the throat.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable with a great finish that leaves you wanting another sip.

Overall a fantastic beer and one of the top 10 IPA's in my book. (568 characters)

Photo of budsboy
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy weak amber with a thin white head and nice lacing. Lots of little bubbles in there.

Smell is the first clue that something wonderful this way comes. A spicy little number, coriander and pine.

Let this one roll around in there and you'll appreciate it even more. Nice biting hops with a sweetness at first, changing quickly to bitter and a dry finish.

Carbonation is pretty well balanced, maybe a bit on the over-side.

Good stuff, this Dogfish. I'm encouaged to buy more from these fellows. (517 characters)

Photo of jackndan
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dogfish 60 Minute IPA: Hmm, to my surprise I’ve never reviewed this extremely floral/hopped IPA, well, it ain’t bad, but I have to admit I prefer the standard IPA, at least as compared to this brew.

Pours a hazy golden, with a nice head and decent lacing. Fairly nice looking pure white head, with some fine staying power.

The aroma is, as already noted, very floral. The tastes are a major blast of hops, but I’m more than a little sorry that there is not a corresponding blast of sweet malts to balance this beer out. I’m at least a big a hop head as the next guy, and this is not an unpleasant brew, but the dryness it leaves in the aftertaste seems to suggest that a bit more maltiness would or could have done the trick.

Definitely a little too much for a session brew, and not one that I’d think about having more than a couple at a time. Fine well made brew, just a little to far out of balance, but not so far out of balance that it would replace a true hop monster like the Imperial IPA’s.

I want to like this beer, and have an inkling that it’d go great with some hearty food. Anyone have any ideas? (1,129 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a thick frothy white head. The aroma is great. It has a very intense floral hop scent that penetrates deep. It is a thing of beauty. The taste is also great. It has a pale malt palate with some carapils malts for body, but the main focus is on the hopping. It is dominated with a floral hop character that is intense from the moment it hits your mouth to the moment it is swallowed. It has a nice bitterness to it and finishes refreshingly. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is one of the best IPA's I've ever had. I'm almost sorry when I empty my glass. Another winner from Dogfish Head. (686 characters)

Photo of mikeys01
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle. Pours out a very clear amber color, capped with a voluminous head consisting of tight white bubbles. Aroma is hoppy to the point of being almost frightening, a very interesting mix of piney hops and frsh mown grass, there's a certain sharpness to it that you don't find in most IPA's. Taste is drenched with acidic grapefruit hop flavor and a strong pine as well. There's something different in the nose and flavor that adds a certain herbal tang, that I'm still trying to put a finger on. Nice sweet malt flavor comes along mid-way through, but it cannot compete with the hops. You're left with a resounding bitterness that keeps going and going. Definitely another unique IPA from the Dogfish family, worth a try. (743 characters)

Photo of coasterfreak75
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the first pour out of the glass I thought I might be in for a real treat. The copper hue shocked the wadden out of me. The smell, slightly fruity with a hint of evergreen. The thin head held on until the last sip. Now the taste, here is the big treat, a super hop bite at the start. Not too much so it burns, just the right bite. The finish is hoppy but clean. This is now my favorite IPA. (394 characters)

Photo of necoadam
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yum...IPA! I love IPA's. Poured out an orange/pale goldish color. Still see some floating yeast going around. Smell was nice. Mostly consisted of flower hops and got a wiff of some wood smell too. Mint? Could be, can't be sure of that. Taste was nice and hoppy, just the way I like it. Some citrus hints breakthrough as well. Also got some grassy undertones. It's quite different from Victory's HopDevil, but both are very good.

*After burping a few times, that wood flavor really kicks in as an aftertaste. Just to let you know. (533 characters)

Photo of Jason
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a packaged in date on the label for freshness.

Appearance: Quite hazy from the yeast that seemed to be loose in the bottle, decent head retention as a thin white lace stays intact.

Smell: Mildly estery with hints of floral citric hop, cookie like malt and a faded buttery yeast combo.

Taste: Lots of fresh hop oil flavour, very juicy with citric and bitter herbal tones. Solid maltiness holds up to the hops well with a dough toasted grain mix. Touch of nutty yeast with a slight warmth from estery alcohol. Finish semi-dry with a long lingering bitter finish from the hops.

Notes: An idea IPA to have around, very drinkable and very flavourful. With it being bottle conditioned I’ll have to make this a regular in my fridge. (776 characters)

Photo of kmo1030
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good looking just slightly cloudy amber with a thick just off white head. clean piney herbal fresh hops smell. grapefruity, piney, citrusy refreshing hops flavors, almost lemony at times, not much malt balance, but it has a slight sweetness behind it that's hard to identify, maybe a it's a hint of caramel. meduim bodied and easy drinking. very enjoyable for a hophead, with a little complexity on the malt end this would be great. (432 characters)

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