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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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2,700 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,700
Hads: 10,587
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 325
Gots: 2,447 | 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: 2,700 | Hads: 10,587
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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Photo of bditty187
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of GreenCard
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of AbePhroman
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of merlin48
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
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!

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Photo of Southernbrew
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,700 ratings.