60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 2,675
Hads: 10,424
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 315
Gots: 2,290 | 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: 2,675 | Hads: 10,424
Photo of jimdisser
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was a bit apprehensive about this but tried it at the request of a friend in Belfast who had never had it and wanted a review. Well I'm glad I did. Really solid IPA character but not overly hoppy. Bright color, small bubble foamy head. Can't wait to have it again. (268 characters)

Photo of LovingCup
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maybe its that my mood today is so so and i ordered this with dinner for $6 instwad if just geabbing a sixer on the way home. I wouldnt have a problem knocki.g 5 more back as its quite drinkable. Its rather sweet with a big malt presence, which i enjoy. But so many glowing reviews on here! Its good, nothing exceptional. i can think of four or five ipa's off the top of my head from Chicago breweries that id choose over this any and everyday. If its the only beer available like twas the case today i would gladly drink it. If you havent had it id recommend trying it. But i dont really see myself picking this up. Though it is, no doubt, a gighly drinkable sweet malty hoppy balanced brew. (692 characters)

Photo of Homebrewkingpin
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Been wanting to try for a few years
but is a pricey beer and some regional beers are good for less.(Saranac)
Wow it is as good as advertised
great malty amber look
great Columbus hop smell
balanced taste
full not too heavy mouthfeel (248 characters)

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I got my 60 Minute on draught in a Bud Light Superbowl XLIX commemorative glass:

Appearance: A dark golden, luxurious toner topped off by a one-finger white head. A decent amount of lacing lines the glass.

Aroma: Earthy and hoppy, with a strong scent of pine. Smells kind of like a forest actually.

Taste: Definitely hop forward. Very bold on the tongue. bitter but not overly so.

Mouthfeel: Much smoother than I expected, with light carbonation on the back of the tongue. Very crisp.

Overall: I did not expect Dogfish Head to disappoint, and it didn't. I have a lot of respect for those who attempt to recreate beers of the distant past. Anthropological geniuses! This is a very, very solid IPA indeed! (716 characters)

Photo of Auraan
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear amber body with three fingers of foamy, thick white head that receded slowly to a ring of lacing. It looks like a rather nice IPA, quite enticing. Scents of citrus zest upfront quickly leading into vegetal, earthy, dank hops, light pine resin, hints of juniper berry and sour, wild red berries, floral hop aromas and a distinct backbone of bready, biscuit-like malt with some light sweetness. Overall impression of aroma is of a very nice, rather complex IPA done in the East Coast style with less overt pine, citrus and none of the tropical fruit seen in West Coast examples. This makes it pleasantly balanced yet still quite hoppy and very nice. Flavor begins with medium-high bitterness, beginning with flavors of citrus zest and light amounts of pine resin before moving into bitter, earthy, dank, herbal hop flavors. Middle is high in bitterness with a pronounced floral character, with notes of citrus blossom and jasmine. Finish is high in bitterness with notes of pine resin, bitter herbal hops and light notes of floral hops, again mostly citrus blossom. Light berry-like notes appear in the middle and even less on the finish. A lightly sweet and bready malt backbone is discernible throughout, continuing into the aftertaste. The aftertaste begins with a light bready malt flavor that quickly gives way to bitter hop flavors. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely hoppy IPA that has a nice level of bitterness, but also a good depth and complexity of floral, fruity, herbal and resinous flavors to make it intriguing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a smooth, oily, resinous slickness. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good IPA, classic and true to style. Overall this is a fantastic American IPA. It keeps away from the overwhelming maltiness that damages some East Coast examples, keeping hop character high, all the while maintaining a distinct identity from the West Coast hop bombs. A balanced and well executed beer on all counts and quite worth the price point. (2,030 characters)

Photo of boodz85
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA, definitely one of my favorites. A lot more drinkable than a lot of IPA's with an aftertaste that is smooth with a subtle hoppy bite and not overbearing. The mouth full is also not too sticky like a lot of IPA's (225 characters)

Photo of Trombone69
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, drinkable, a pretty darn good (Not Great) IPA. I believe that I could have another one of these. And that's saying something, because I'm not a huge IPA guy. The IPA is just one of a hundred beer styles. Why the IPA has become the big craft beer thing is beyond me. (276 characters)

Photo of Reckage
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a sixer today, poured into a pint glass
Look: light copper/ golden, nice frothy head that clings to glass. very clear and inviting
Smell: Citrus, light floral
Taste: Hoppy citrus, well balanced, nice clean slight hop aftertaste
Mouthfeel: very clean and crisp
Overall: this brew lives up to its style, a very good IPA that you can session, would like a pizza to go with a few of these. Would definitley recommend and will be seeing this brew again soon (463 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into chalice

Hazy bronze color, pencil thin dense white layer

Aroma of tropical, citrus fruits

Hops on the middle and back of the tongue . Nice hop flavor but not too bitter.

Gentle sudsing, smooth. Lingering hop taste it not too bitter.

Wonderful beer, very enjoyable (290 characters)

Photo of TJBOtt
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent IPA. Consistently good from the bottle, I have had a batch or two taste slightly off at some pubs, but I'll blame that on poor lines. One of the best in the genre. (173 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a fantastic beer! Slightly less intense than the 90 and 120 minutes, yet strong enough for hop heads to get their fix. It pours a light copper with a modest sized head that retains as a soapy, creamy and frothy looking lace. The aroma is great; malt sweetness, some cocoa and especially floral hops. It almost smells like a perfume! Taste has a strong malt backbone to balance off the hops intensity. The finish is dry and bitter. Amazing feel; creamy, crisp, refreshing and unbelievably drinkable. DFH is the best!! (521 characters)

Photo of bassboneman
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my winter season go to beer if I am tired of stouts and porters. This IPA has such a consistent reputation of being a standout IPA! It is super clean and crisp. (168 characters)

Photo of Harvest06
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well balanced, smooth rounded finishing and dry hops. Dryer than 90 minute with the same nice hop aroma. Clean bitter finish without being overly bitter or astringent. Highly recommended. (187 characters)

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Every year Terry has a Christmas party. It's always been a great party. They have all the party favorites, chips, crackers, veggie platter, homemade crab dip, as well as ham, poultry, mac n' cheese, all kinds of desserts. She's not a very good cook. I went early one time to help set up, and I witnessed them pouring a box of mashed potato flakes into a pot. Mashed potatoes from a box. Surrender Dorothy.

But since Terry got married to George, they've had a keg there. Last year they had Heineken. I'm not a big fan. But this year George had a quarter-keg of this wonderful liquid. Pouring it into a glass, I wouldn't describe it as "pale". It's a darker, more reddish color. But it has the wonderful taste of pale ale. I love IPA. I wasn't the only one who loved this. That quarter-keg was dry before 11 p.m.

One of Terry and George's neighbors is a man who married a Korean woman. Her 22 year old niece was visiting, and she came to the party. She was a little shy and didn't know anyone. Terry's daughters were all busy with their friends so I basically had the undivided attention of this "adorkable" little Korean science geek. So add that to the great IPA taste of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, and the answer to the equation is the best party ever. (1,275 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I nicely brewed IPA with a little offsetting malt backbone. It offsets the hops nicely, nothing out of the ordinary here as far as IPA's go. Very well put together though.

I would seek this one out and purchase again. Although, being that it is not easily accessible in my area, I will find something a bit easier to find but with similar flavor. Delicious nonetheless though. (377 characters)

Photo of MarlPMills
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Nice 6% IPA with a lot of flavor. The hops are kind of masked by a slightly bready malt overtone. I like this beer at a slightly lower than ambient temperature to really enjoy the body and bite that is masked at too cool a serving temperature. (243 characters)

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

Poured a clear golden body with a thick, two finger head.

Smells of sweet citrus, particularly orange peels and grapefruit, as well as a caramel malt in the background.

Taste is identical to smell. Delicious (210 characters)

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Bottled 8/26/14

A: poured into an IPA glass to a three finger dense and soapy white head that has excellent retention and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of grapefruit and a little pine with a little caramel sweetness
T: taste is smooth bitterness with some grapefruit and pine notes with some caramel sweetness to provide a little balance. swallow is herbal and piney with some nice lingering bitterness
M: light but not watery with soft carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: It's been around for awhile but it's still one of the best. Fantastic hop flavors with a little bit of balance. Really happy to have another five waiting for me. (647 characters)

Photo of DudeBeerYaBro
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Reminds me a lot of Torpedo, actually. Pretty darn floral... Some Rose Petals on the nose. Thinner than 90 Minute, more traditional tasting IPA (when compared to 90 Min) Nice dry finish, with a malty sweetness undertone throughout. A little but of orange on the nose, but predominately, floral, earthy, and piney hops. It's really balanced.... great beer. (358 characters)

Photo of MrPilstout
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Just picked this up on a whim. Definitely glad I did, because this is now one of my favorite IPAs. Really smooth and damn refreshing. Not the "after mowing the lawn" refreshing but the after a long day of work refreshing. The flavor is solid and doesn't overdo it on the hops making it an easy back to back beer after a long day. Or really, any time you want a tasty quality beverage. Will definitely be buying this again. (422 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

October 28, 2014

12 oz bottle, white wine glass

A – Light amber, very high clarity, an orangish light hue. A half inch of bubbly white head, dispersing quickly.

S – Orange and tropical hop aroma. Some bitterness lingers in the background. Sweet warm lightly baked bread.

T – Very malty with some mild orange, guava fruit. Hops provide more flavor than bitterness, tropical and slight orange or other citrus flavors.

M – Thick, juicy, sudsily carbonated, only mildly bitter. Finishes like a sweet champagne, mildly dry but not overly so.

O – After drinking enough of the 90 Minute, you forget how tasty, smooth, and session-worthy the 60 Minute really is. An excellent pale ale. (699 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Review from 10/12/14. On tap.

I've had this a few times, but forgot how good it is. It pours a gold color with a nice head and lacing. Nose is orange and grapefruit with some malt sweetness. Flavor is very balanced- great mix of orange and caramel malt with a mild bitter finish. Very juicy and delicious. (311 characters)

Photo of RyanK252
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with an off white head that laces well.

S: Orange with a hint of lemon, a little earthiness, all backed with sweet malt.

T: Citrus hops, orange with some lemon and grapefruit, a little pine, a bit earthy, well backed with light malt. Not in any way overwhelmingly bitter.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Glad I finally had a chance to try this one. Pretty tasty and very drinkable. (473 characters)

Photo of MarkQ617
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

I've always been partial to Dogfish Head, this is one of the first true craft beers I ever had, and there's some nostalgia to that. The color is light for an IPA, which is surprising given all the flavor. The flavor definitely is citrusy off the bat, with significant malt on the back end. (289 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%

Pours a thin head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is mild overall; candy and pine.
The taste has a pleasant lemon and pine bitterness running through with touches of honey sweetness. Good balance.
The texture is crisp and dry.
Enjoyable. (246 characters)

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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