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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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2,706 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,706
Hads: 10,664
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 333
Gots: 2,567 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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: 2,706 | Hads: 10,664
Photo of pheurton
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

rustic brown, clear as a bell. 1/4" of ivory foam settles to a thin and bubbly topping. sticky patches of lace coat the glass. massive floral hop aroma with citric and sweet malty undertones...smells like a freshly-mowed field of hops, if there was such a thing. light to medium bodied, even carbonation, nice crispness. surprising amount of sticky malt sweetness with notes of vanilla and brown sugar appear first, followed by blast of pungent floral hop flavor. muted bitterness. manages to finsih dry with hints of orange peels. certianly quaffable.

wow, i'm impressed. i don't know if this was a fresh keg or what, but this one seemed light years better than i remember the bottled version being. imagine 90 minute without the solvent alcohol vapors and overload of sticky sweetness and barbaric hopiness, and this is what you have. balanced, with an original twist on the ipa flavor. excellent.

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Photo of NEhophead
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A glowing, "light" orange appearance. Almost a rust-like look.
Bright white 1" head that kept it's retention longer than expected. Very nice, spider-web like lacing.

Strong hop aroma, packed with a citrus, grapefruit nose.

The taste of this American I.P.A. is like biting into an exotic, island fruit. Extremely juicy tasting; had me looking for pulp in my glass. Nice hints of floral aromatics in the aftertaste.

For a hophead the strength of the hops and the flavors that they provide is heavenly, but not overpowering. Newbie's beware: if you're not use to a really flavorful I.P.A., this may scare you away from the style.

Very palatable! Crisp and not heavy at all. Wonderfully refreshing especially on a warm summer afternoon.

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

I guess there was no surprises that this was very hoppy, hugey piney/lychee/citrus characters. Malts aren't as evident as the hops...no surprises. Malts were nutty, lightly sticky. Lovely full flavour, rich, intense and with a dry bitter finish. Really well made and really tasty. classy, well made.

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Photo of malty
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown long neck w/ a 'packed in' month notched-out.

The first pour yielded a nice clear orange color w/ lots of fine bubbles racing upward creating a 1/2 inch or so white head that had staying power.

The hops shot-out with their fresh and leafy splendor - almost minty. Fresh, Fresh, Fresh glorious hops!

Beautiful balance of whole, crisp hops flavor backed by a just enough doughy malt to even things out. The hop character stands firm, without being too bitter-dry. Not the hoppiest of IPA's, but definitely one of the most balanced and refined. Outstanding freshness (again)!

Mouthfeel is silky, soft, creamy and a touch oily. Carbonation is fine and quite active which gives it's medium body livliness.

I could honesty drink more than my share of this fine ale. It doesn't build on the tastebuds and become astringent like a lot of heafty IPA's out there.

Overall an outstanding IPA. With this category becoming saturated and somewhat predictable through the years, Dogfish finds a way to keep this ale unique and interesting. One of my favorite US hand crafted (bottled) IPA's to date.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy orange color with a small head. One of the more cloudy IPA's I've seen yet. I could smell the beer as I was pouring it and expected a huge aroma, but when I put my nose up to it, it was suprisingly subtle. Very citrusy aroma, with a hint of fruit (some orange, peach, and grapefruit were present). Real smooth tasting. Slightly bitter, but well-balanced and not overpowering. This beer goes down very easily for a decently-strong IPA. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of proc
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another very solid IPA (I love this style of beer).

This one pours out to a dark gold to almost light orange in the glass with a decent head and lively carbonation. The aroma is straight grapefruit. The taste is where this one shines, with the hops hitting your tastebuds hard but giving way to a residual sweetness of the malt that compliments rather than fights the hop bitterness.

A session IPA easy. Its nice to see Dogfish Head products now available in Michigan.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer. Based upon what I had read about it, I thought the hop aroma would be more prominent, but it wasn't. It reminded me more of citrus and a touch of cinnamon, with a light hop background. As it breathed, however, the hops became more pronounced.

The head was light and creamy, and left nice lace rings around the glass as I drank it. The bitterness came to the fore upon sipping, in a very good way. It was a nice, hoppy flavor, and yet quite smooth. A very good beer, and one I would have no problem drinking again. Good for sitting around the house and snacking on nachos or bagel bites.

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Photo of Lafe
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden color, with a tight, white head on top. The aroma of this beer promises hops, and that promise is kept.

The flavor is strongly of hops, with just enough malt backbone to keep you from puckering up. The bitterness gets up in your face and says hello in a clean-finishing sort of way.

I typically prefer a larger malt backbone on an IPA, but the bitterness is so clean on this beer that I don't really miss it. It's refreshing. It'd easily go well with a snack or a pizza, and one could knock a few of these back with unconscious ease. It satisfies the hop craving without getting in the way. Every once in a while, while drinking it, you stop and think, "This is a good beer."

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Photo of rajendra82
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden orange color, cloudy unfiltered body, creamy durable head, in other words the picture of a quality IPA stamped all over the pint glass. The aroma is bit fainter than most other IPA style beers, with the hops exhibiting a mellow soft character rather than an up front pine resin like aggressiveness. The taste is very bitter, bone dry, tart, and lemony, and backed by the pale and caramel malts displaying a faint butterscotch flavor. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, with a creamy effervescence. This is quite easy to drink. Thanks Foxman for the treat.

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Photo of meathookjones
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

60 Minute IPA pours a golden orange color with a nice fluffy white head that remained through most of the experience. Hops dominate the aroma with a backing of hints of citrus. Good hop flavor hits you first along with notes of pine and citric flavors. A bitter and fruity aftertaste follows the initial rush of hops. This has a medium creamy mouthfeel that fits the brew well. A good all around IPA that is very flavorfull and makes for a good sessionable brew that can still give a hophead his fix.

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Photo of LarryV
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, dark golden color. Smell is dominated by hops pungency. Somehow, I think DFH has changed the brewing process for this beer. I've been drinking it for quite some time, and the older batches had a hazy, opaque look with a fairly moderate mouthfeel. The new batches appear to be very filtered, and the mouthfeel is rather thin now. The hops seem to be a bit unbalanced as there's not much of a malt backbone to back up the hops. It's still a decent beer, but the thinner mouthfeel really takes away from the experience. I've been disappointed with the last couple of cases I've had.

Update 29-Dec-2005

I swear this beer tastes different everytime I try it. Seems much less hoppy now and a bit maltier and sweeter. This used to be my session beer, but I can barely drink 2 in a row now. Something has definitely changed in this beer from when it was first introduced. Maybe it's DFH's attempts to make this beer more balanced as that seems to be a common complaint - I can definitely smell more malt in the nose as well. The brash, bratty hoppiness that this beer used to have is what made it so appealing to me. Now it's as if the hop monster within has been tamed.

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep luminous orange with a Sta-Puf head and a strong, sweet, kind of weedy floral aroma. Bitter yet surprisingly balanced hop and orange peel flavor with a nice crisp tongue-thickening mouthfeel and a good hoppy finish. Wasn't sure what to expect after the 90 and 120, definintely surprised by the drinkability, this stuff will own real estate in my fridge this summer.

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Photo of ColForbin
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a thin white head that fades to about half a finger. Some flecks of yeast that settle to the bottom of the glass. Nose is full of spicy, piney hops, with some slight citrusy aromas as well. Taste is spicy and hoppy, with a malty/bitter finish - if I didn't know better I would say there was some wheat malt in this, since I get a little bit of tartness as well. Nice balance - am I really saying this about a Dogfish beer? A somewhat light mouthfeel, with a good amount of carbonation. Very drinkable - an excellent session brew or as an accompaniment to food.

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Photo of mschofield
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear dark-orange gold (flecked with floating particles when the yeast is swirled and added), topped with a two finger ivory head, well carbonated. The head was "well built" and did not diminish at all throughout the drink, left thick bits of lace.
Very hoppy aroma, citrus, herbal, wood tannins.
Citrus, wood, caramel taste, the hops take center stage but the do not overwhelm the beer.
Not as bitter as all that hop aroma and taste led me to expect.

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Photo of nvsblman
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber colored, about 1 finger of head that reduced to about 1/4" and stuck around for a bit. There was light lacing that lasted through the first several drinks.

Smell: Pleasant fresh citrusy aroma.

Taste: Great hops flavor, I got noticed the pine flavor was a bit more intense than some other IPAs I've had, but not in a bad way at all. Aftertaste was a little citrusy.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel, just a hint of creaminess.

Drinkability: This would be a great beer to kick back with a few on a hot Arizona summer day.

All in all a great, fresh tasting beer. Thanks to PSUDREW for the trade!

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Photo of ngandhi
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grassy, musty, lightly citric, hop-driven nose with very subtle hints of barnyard and fennel seed. The grassy quality to this beer is fresh and quenching. Wonderfully balanced hops with a tinge of grain. Light bittering on the palate forces this beer into limbo between pale ale and IPA for the seasoned drinker, but perhaps a defining example of the style for those new to IPA. Great citric fruit on the aftertaste.

Relax, relax.

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Photo of scriabin
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA. Head is on the thin side, but it has a nice cloudy, unfiltered appearance, more like a wheat bear. Taste is sweet, hoppy, and a little bitter with some very subtle coffee flavors. A nice, complex IPA that has a new surprise on each sip. I could definitely drink a few of these.

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Photo of kegerator
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first Dogfish brew I have had that I truly did not enjoy.
Poured out a true amber color with a decent fizzy head(had to force pour a bit).
smell was not pleasing at all, very hoppy, grassy, piney.
the taste was quite the same as the smell and left a bitter aftertaste that was not so pleasing to me, mouthfeel was nice for as strong as the flavors are it was pretty smooth in the mouth.
I bought a 6 and felt like i had to choke it down a bit at first. I should say as I drank the last two(i did not drink the whole 6 in one night) it seemd i had aquired a taste because the more of these i drank the more it didn't offend me. This one is a world away from the 90 minute.
Ok, so i bought more of this and get what everyone is speakign about. I must have had old bottles. the newer fresh 6er was creamy smooth, great mouthfeel and the hop flavors came through very nicely, and were very clean crisp and refreshing to say the least. my rating numbers will reflect this

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of benmiliron
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of garthwaite
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of Hefe
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
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!

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Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,706 ratings.