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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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2,690 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,690
Hads: 10,508
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 318
Gots: 2,374 | 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: 2,690 | Hads: 10,508
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)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-copper color. Fairly low carbonation for an American-beer, which suits me to a T. Topped by a off white head. The aroma is pure hops at this point; notes of herbal-grass, orange, grapefruit, and a sharp note that I can't quite place. The beer is perhaps a bit cold at this point, so I let it warm up. The taste is nicely hoppy in all ways. It is packed with hop flavor and a nice sharp bitterness in the finish. Has a fair amount of alcohol in the finish for a 6%'er. Notes of grapefruit, and a strong flowery nectar type character are here from the hops. The hops seem to contribute some notes of pine & perhaps a hint of mint as well. This is one of those beers where your tongue just tingles from the level of hops used in making this beer. The beer is medium bodied & a bit malty sweet, which, helps to carry the hop flavor through this beer, though I think that a bit more maltiness would really help this beer to reach another level. (951 characters)

Photo of emericanchaos
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks great. What you expect from this breed of beer. Pours nice with a strong tight head.

Smells of hops and other treats but nothing very outstanding. Understated smell really

Taste is wonderful. In fact i'm going to change my taste rating from 4.5 to 5. Great hit of hops in the begining. Great amount of sweetness as far as beer goes but not really a candied drink like Troeg's hopback. Finishes like a ninja. Very stealthy. Absolutely no bitterness in my opinion. Lingering after taste remnant of the high hops introduction.

Feels light but still substantial. Easy to hold in your mouth considering the alchohol content.

Extremely drinkable. Great beer for a parties and socializing.

Notes. OMG! This is just wonderful. I wish the big corporate brews would take notes on this one. I went through 4 of these in merely 30 minutes. Let that be a testament to it's drinkability. I actually ended up walking back to get more. Tastes wonderful, warms your belly, doesn't over power your mouth.

I dare you to dislike this beer. you just can't. if you like beer at all this is a hit. (1,101 characters)

Photo of LuckySevens82
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First and foremost, this is one beer that I can drink all night long.
By far one of my favorite IPAs that are available down in FL.

Pours slightly darker than copper with a creamy white head (depending on how you pour it). Smells of hops, lots and lots of hops.

Taste: Wow, thats a good beer. Very refreshing. Bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Slightly dry aftertaste.

Overall, great IPA. (399 characters)

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

This is a great, agressive IPA style brew. It is my favorite out of the DFH minute series of beers (60, 90, 120). All three seem to be brewed from similar recipies, and there are similar tastes in each one, with different notes domminating each brew. (The sickingly sweet malty notes that obiliterate all other tastes in the 120 IPA are merely "present" in this brew!)

Can't really ask for more out of the appearance of an IPA. Perfect golden amber with a nice bit of haze to it. Very tempting. Lovely sent of Hop aroma upon first smell, again this beer just loves to be drunk. Taste does not dissapoint. Very distinctive DFH hop style, blended with just enough interesting sugars (Belgium perhaps?) to make it real interesting. This is not a complex IPA in the Avery 10 or Dreadnaught manner, but it is a very well executed "simple" IPA. This makes it very easy to drink it down all night long. Thank the beer gods that this beer is no longer a seasonal!!! (960 characters)

Photo of rdrummer
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not the first DFH that I've had, but I've been away for a while trying other things. I decided to try the IPAs in order starting with the 60 minute and working up to the 120. The beer pours golden amber in color with a good sized head (about two inches) with a vigorous pour in a pint glass. The head is not real long lasting but the lacing is fantatic, off-white and traveling the lenght of the glass. The overwhelming aroma is that of hops. I am a hophead, and this was what I was looking for. There is a pine undertone. The taste is hop bitter with a slight pine flavor and an even smaller hint of citrus. This is a good one for hop lovers. It feels thick in the mouth with a hop and citrus tang. The carbonation is light. It is a drinkable beer, not the best IPA, but a solid entry in the market. (808 characters)

Photo of twilight
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Though it pours pretty into the glass, and smells great, the bottle I sampled was far too hoppy for me to be satisfied with it. There's a huge hop kick, with a really bitter aftertaste that doesn't seem to be balanced with any malts. It's like eating part of a hop pellet. It tastes nice what with the hopheadedness and all, but there's just not much else there. I can't detect much else beyond the citrusy sourness of the beer informed by the hops. Because of the high bitterness, I can't see myself drinking it continuously. Nevertheless, I do think it is an interesting experiment, a super-hoppy beer. Let's hope the other DFH's in the fridge turn out maltier. (663 characters)

Photo of OatmattStout
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange real nice nose of piney and citrus hops. Good head and nice sagging lace on the english pint glass. First flavors are a sharp hop zing, pine, herbal and cutrus all mixed in a long and lasting hop side. Really nice malt body with bready and grainy notes. This beer finishes with a nice resinous pine hop flavor that is tart and lasting. Love this one. (369 characters)

Photo of Imbiber
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber coloured, minimal head, very hazy to the point of being cloudy - almost like a hefeweiss - which was not a result of a careless pour or a recently disturbed bottle; I think this may have been from the bottom of the fermenter. Aroma is flowery. Tastes strongly of hops but adequately balanced by malt; not infected as I may have presumed by looking at it. A nice beer which (at least in this instance) just looks bad. (427 characters)

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

A little bit milder than 90 minute which is a standard in my inventory. Pours a bright yellow with a tight white head. Hop aroma is fragant and floral. Malt character is light with a nice spicy dry hop finish. Would pair nicely with a cariety of foods. (252 characters)

Photo of PSUDREW
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well out of all the "minute" IPA that those crazy cats down at DFH offer, this is the most balanced that they offer. There is a nice malt and hop dance and balanced offereed here. . The hop taste stands out, but there is a nice malt balance to back it up. It purs a nice dark amber color, and has little head, but leaves a nice little lace on the way down the glass. It is refereshing beer, and very drinkable, even a turn on for non-beer lovers you are looking to ocnvert, play it again sam.... (495 characters)

Photo of babyhobbes
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours with little head at all and is an amber color. Doesn't look very carbonated at all. The smell of citrus, apple(?) and hops is very slight. I really had to inhale to get a good scent from this beer. Nothing overpowering here. Tastes hoppy and citrusy. The flavors are not as pronounced as I would expect from DFH. There is a definite hops aftertaste. The mouthfeel is full and smooth. I would drink this again but wouldn't go out of my way for it. (457 characters)

Photo of indiapaleale
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a self taught hop head who still has much to learn about the finer points of beer tasting, I really have to give props to Dogfish Head on their IPAs. I am not a huge fan of their other beers, but the 60, 90 and 120 minutes are all well done.
I had the 60 minute from a bottle and it looked great when poured into a glass. The nice amber/rubyish color of a great IPA with an intense hop smell. The taste was nice and piney/citrusy with that great hop bite that tickles the tongue. A great IPA for multiple pints, unlike the 120 minute.
Who says theres nothing good in Delaware! (581 characters)

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

I have enjoyed dogfish head in the past, but after coming to the conclusion that dogfish head only makes elaborate specialty beers, I try this one. Bottom line is that there is nothing unique about this beer besides it being absolutely spectacular. Orange-gold in color with a thick white head. Piney aroma and taste with a very light malt character. Definately shows the skill that dogfish head had when it isn't covered up by insanely high alcohol or unique ingredients. (472 characters)

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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