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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:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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 08Deltadawn8
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: darker golden color/ light brownish tint. Smell: not overly hoppy but you can definitely smell some hops and a citrus smell. Taste: tastes of hops/ orange peel/ " piney" taste noted as well. Feel is not bad, not too carbonated but it does feel a tad bit heavier that other IPA,s that I've had. Overall, I would recommend this beer to someone new to craft beers

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Photo of MaximalC
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent, golden amber color with an inch of coarse, white froth that hangs around for a while. Nuanced aroma smells of grapefruit, floral hops, candy sugar, and an almost Belgian yeast/clove element.

The first thing that strikes me with the taste is that this is a nicely balanced IPA. There’s a complex malt profile that includes toasted bread, honey, caramel, white grapes, and pears. The hops are floral and slightly spicy, while the yeast adds a chalky aspect that lends additional character and complexity. There is some pine resin in the finish, but this no conifer-bomb, to be sure. There’s also an underlying fruitiness that makes for a very light and engaging drinking experience. Medium body and carbonation complement the taste nicely, although the body wavers just a bit on the back end.

Overall, this is a delightfully balanced and nuanced IPA. I’m not sure if this bottle had some age on it to mute the hops a bit, but this was much more to my liking than your typical IPA. I wouldn’t even mind sessioning this one.

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

24 oz from BWW. A pale yellow with a thick head that sticks around. Very strong hoppy and citrus smell that is too overpowering IMO. Taste is synonymous with the smell. Very hoppy and citrus but a very slight pale aftertaste (I don't like IPAs to be honest).

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Photo of Caj1
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I finally decided to give this a shot, since I have run out of excuses not to. I am not a huge fan of the Dogfish Head offerings I have received, mostly due to their prohibitive price and sometimes funky flavors. However, this is a classic in craft brewing so I needed to try it. I go in with no bias against this particular brew.

12 oz. glass bottle, poured into trusty pint glass. Creamy head foams up immediately with a moderately heavy pour, two fingers' worth settles in and it sticks around a good while with moderate lacing and carbonation. Color is a nice solid gold and clarity is perfect. I would like to see this more on the amber side since that signals a good mix of beery barley and malt with the hops.

Smell is as expected: citrus, grass, and some malty notes, but the hops are not overwhelming.

Flavor is good but could stand a notch more malt and deeper, richer roasted notes. That said, the hops are surprisingly subtle, though plenty flavorful. The bitterness is tempered by the fruity notes, and there is a little bit of that oily texture IPAs can bring. The hops are blended well with the ale flavors, though, and there is a nice touch of sweetness, a hint of butterscotch and some good nutty flavors on the palate.

Mouthfeel is extremely crisp and clean with a nice carbonation and hops bite. Goes down smooth and easy, and wouldn't be out of place in the warmth of summer.

To summarize, this beer is quite good and I can definitely see how it was once considered groundbreaking. I also respect that they allow subtlety in their work, since they don't fall victim to the "ADD MORE HOPS" trap like a lot of other guys. My main complaint is that it needs deeper body and that it could stand to go down a couple bucks in price. But it is a darn fine beer nonetheless.

To good health and good beer.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My local gas station actually has sixers of 60 Minute--they must have just started receiving them recently--and the price is about $2 cheaper than anywhere else in town! At any rate, I poured this right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass. Bottled on date reads it's about two months old.

L: Pours a honey amber color with about an inch-and-a-half of off-white head that sticks around for a good while and leaves nice lacing on the glass. This beer is just ever-so-slightly cloudy and has decent visible carbonation.

S: Bready malt and earthy hop notes in the nose, with just a bit of citrus coming through. Not a very assertive bouquet from this pour, but what's there is nice.

T: Bready malts and a lot of what's best described as earthiness in the front--the hops are registering somewhere close to resinous/piney but not quite there. As the flavors transition to the back, the hops become much more pronounced as pine, and some clear alcohol emerges. The malts remain on the scene, as you get more of sense of rye at the back. There's a suggestion of grapefruit rind as the bitterness takes over at the end. Tasty, though I was hoping for a bit brighter hop profile.

F: The feel is pretty spot-on: it's medium-bodied, well-carbonated, a bit creamy at the front, and perfectly bitter at the back, hitting the palate but not overly sticky.

O: This is a nice IPA--one of the better ones that can be found anywhere (around here) at any time of year. I wouldn't place this one above Two Hearted--kind of my standard--but it definitely drinks easy and delivers the qualities you want in a single IPA. My only complaint is that the bouquet and taste don't deliver big/bright enough hop notes.

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Photo of RenzoD
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale appearance, solid creamy head that retains very well.
Somewhat of an odd aroma. Not really much to it in my experience. Taste is wonderful. Malt forward, hop juice and resin finish, very tasty. Very pleasant mouthfeel; creamy and smooth. Not too bubbly, not flat. It is a great ale.

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Photo of Roby923
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA but 60 minutes is not enough hop presence for me. Cloudy golden in color, decent hop bitterness, but not over the top. Plenty of hype surrounding this one. Perhaps it was oversold.

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Photo of John_M
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, but it's just not made in a style I appreciate it. While enjoyable, I prefer my IPA's to have more of a hop presence, to lean more to the citrus side, and to have more bitterness. This really seems to drink more like an English style IPA.

I agree with others who have suggested that this would be a good "training wheels" IPA, for those just starting out in the world of IPA's.

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Photo of mchegash
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottling date 1/19/15. Pour into DFH signature IPA glass.

Appearance - 4.75/5
Many fingers of light beige (/off-white) foam, which stays around for a while. A beautifully clear light orange, with tons of carbonation seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
A spicy pine hop aroma, with herbal and floral elements as well. Not much else can be detected.

Taste - 4.25/5
The hop taste is more mellow than the aroma, which is good in my opinion, as the aroma was quite strong. A quite mellow piney-resinous hop flavor with some musty citrus flavors as well. Overall this is a fantastic tasting IPA, probably one of my favorites. The hop flavors are very prominent, but not overpowering or overbitter.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Medium-full in body. Very nice smoothness, with no carbonation kick during the sip. There is a medium-high amount of medium-light intensity carbonation.

Overall - 4.25/5
This was a fantastic IPA, one that I will definitely purchase again.

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Photo of Ian_B
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Accessible IPA with mild bitterness and a sweet finish. Crisp, sweet biscuit malt accompanied by hops heavy in tropical citrus and very light on bitterness. Tastes like "a 'normal' beer," though still definitively craft. More on the side of American Pale Ale than IPA as far as taste. Most dryness/bitterness finish notes are a result of the ABV, so it would be nice to see a little less strength in flavour and a bit more complexity in the recipe.

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Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes less bitter than the smell lets on; the 60 IBU’s don’t show up. Not the hop bomb I was expecting, glad to say. Mild, refreshing, smooth, drinkable.

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Photo of ARoman
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. There's a nice, bright fresh citrus tangerine, as well as orange candy, with a light floral, grassy and/or pine note. There's also light tropical and wood note late. The beer is a sparkling, oily, effervescent gold color with a white soft foam head with excellent retention and a good lace. The taste is a beautifully balanced medium bittersweet with a slightly more bitter finish. The beer is smooth with a soft, foamy carbonation and medium body. Flavors of pine, honey, and grapefruit are dominant up front with a woody finish that accentuates the pine flavor and adds a floral note that sticks in the aftertaste with a light grapefruit zest.

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Photo of RobbDogg
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A clear golden pour with a thin fizzy head that all but disappears leving a skim of tiny fizz. The smell is of faint hops, and malt. A well balanced IPA, featuring a bit of citrus hops, some noticeable malt, and a bit of grass. More malt than my ideal, but so well balanced I have to be impressed. Very solid.

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Photo of pat61
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliant gold under a 2.5” rocky white foam collar that grips the side of the glass leaving sheets of lace.
S: Citrus and fruit.
T: A light sweetness, grapefruit, light malts.
M: Very luscious, smooth and creamy, well balanced, medium carbonation, fine bubbles, medium body.
O: The hops are exceptionally well done in this beer.

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Photo of Joe_Howard
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color with a small white kinda fizzy head. Has a generic hop smell with some grassy, earthy tones and a hint of citrus, also there was a little bit of a malty aroma. Taste reflects this aswell, but what kind of stood out to me was how noticeable the malt flavor was, also the alcohol was fairly noticeable. It was fairly light bodied, and pretty drinkable. It was pretty good, but fairly different than the IPAs I have been drinking lately.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold pour with frothy white head and tons of lacing. Grapefruit and grass aroma. Subdued grass and citrus flavors; lemon grassy finish. Lite mouthfeel, very crisp, with a citrusy tongue coating. Excellent lite IPA.

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Photo of johnhatesgreg
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like others who have said, very easy drinking and consistently good. For those who want to have a good time but don't want to refrain from knocking some cold ones back. A prime choice, cheers.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The 60 Minute IPA is no longer unique or remarkable to me, with all the other choices out there these days. Yet it remains consistently good.

There's real citrusy, grapefruit hop finish, but it's not overpowering or overly bitter, which makes it accessible and a gateway to craft.

Carbonation is lively, and there's enough malt to balance out the hops. Substantial but not heavy.

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Photo of ordybill
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has an awesome hops and citrus smell.
Appearance- pours a golden color with a small white head.
Taste- A well balanced hop and citrus flavor, exceptional.
Palate- A light to medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation.
Overall- An excellent beer, I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of oregonduck
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid, easily accessible IPA. Has a great bouquet of sweet tropical fruit and pineapple. Taste is mainly tart grapefruit flavors, but has a mild sweetness on the finish for some balance. The taste is pretty typical of a quality IPA. Overall good, but nothing special.

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Photo of 28cammies
2.54/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you are looking for an IPA that is more on the mellow side versus other IPAs this one is for you. I like my IPAs strong with a big, hoppy bite and a pungent nose. This IPA is good but not great. Kind of bland in the context of IPAs.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange, fingerish of white head, decent lacing

Smell is a nice deep orange, mango, big bready and caramel malt backing, some light pine in the finish

Taste is like a mini 90 minute, some decent citrus notes of orange, tangerine a bit of grapefruit bitterness, some nice bready malt, lingering pine bitterness

Mouthfeel is medium, nicely carbonated, not as dry as most ipas

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Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The appearance of this beer is a golden-wheat color, not much of a head but has some nice bubbles on top.

S: Smell of citrus hops, pine and sweet malts.

T: A slight bitterness follows in the middle followed by some pine and citrus hops.

AT: A well balanced IPA and very drinkable.

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Photo of Chuckness
2.79/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I finished a Founders Centennial before imbibing on this one. It was my first 60 Minute. Looked great. Poured a clean, dark amber. Promising. Didn't like the taste one bit. No comparison to the complex, yet balanced and strong taste of a Centennial. I realize they're two totally different beers. A Bentley GTC is a different car than a Chrysler 300. I don't see myself ever buying this one again.

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Photo of AmishLightning
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer the other day in the good ol Hooier State, and I think that was the major problem. The hops did not explode at me like I thought they would. I am going to try it again in the future a bit closer to Delaware to get the full experience.

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