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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,049 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,049
Reviews: 2,593
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 215
Gots: 1,082 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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Photo of towersfall
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper with a small head that holds very little retention and leaves little to no lacing.

Smell: Not turned on to the smell at all. Smells of burnt nuts and citrus fill my nostrils. And something else that I just can't put my finger on.

Taste: Very nice hop presence that causes this IPA to be completely drinkable. The hops and citrus blend well together to create a decent IPA.

Mouthfeel: A nice balance in body with a glorious amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Great light IPA. It would probably be safe to say this is a light version of their 90 Minute. Would be a great session beer though.

If you want a SOLID IPA from Dogfish Head, go with their 90 Minute, not this one.

towersfall, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of GregSVT
4.13/5  rDev +1%

A: Pours a slightly hazy faint amber with a big white head that reduces to a nice layering accross the top and leaves a lot of sticky lacing.

S: The nose is hops followed by sweet tropcial fruits like pineapple/mango and malt. There's also an herbal aroma in the background. Very reminiscent of the 90 minute but not as high powered hops.

T: Wow more hop bitterness than I was expecting but the fruity flavors are there on the finish. The bitterness is slightly herbal as well and last for a while.

M: Good carbonation that leads to a creamy feel.

D: Good example of an American IPA and the ABV makes this very sessionable.

I still prefer the 90 Minute to this one as it has more fruity/malty flavors and isn't all hops. This would be good if you wanted something to drink while at a bar watching a game and didn't want to get bombed quickly.

GregSVT, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of HURTemHIZZY
4.13/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a hazy copper color with a fairly small off white head. the head dissipated quickly, but left some decent lacing down the glass.

Smelled hoppy, with earthy undertones. Maybe some citrus, definitely some grapefruit.

tastes fairly hoppy, with some hoppy bitterness left on the palate. In the aftertaste the earthy tones are very noticeable, along with the slight citrus that was present in the aroma.

Medium bodieed, with some nice carbonation Very nice mouthfeel. Beer was hoppy, but teh earthy tones and the grapefruit were not off putting at all. Very nice beer.

HURTemHIZZY, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of bonkers
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my SA perfect pint glass. A clear gold with a 2 finger sticky white head. It has a real deep pine aroma. The taste follows the nose. The finish lingers with a pleasant piney resin on the tongue. The beer is medium bodied, well carbonated and very smooth.

bonkers, Nov 11, 2009
Photo of stoutfiend27
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

12oz bottle poured into dogfish pint glass

a-murky copper color...half finger white head...good lacing and adequate bubbles

s-floral hops and slight citrus...malty backbone supports this one well..and apricot/peach fruit smell lingers towards the end..

t-malt starts this one followed by a slightly dry citrus hop and then some bitterness ensues...malt rushes back in to hold this together before it finishes slightly bitter and dry

m-resiny and slightly oily from the hops..a tad creamy...medium bodied and holds up well..

d-have sessioned this many times and will again im sure

overall a sold ipa..nothing to over the top but satisfies the hop craving for now..however there is a strange acrid taste in this brew i get every time i drink ...its not off putting but strange and i dont know what it is..

stoutfiend27, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of UncleBubba
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%

Wow!!! This is definitely one of my favorite IPA's. I've been drinking a lot of good ones lately, and I keep coming back to the 60 min IPA. This beer has the perfect balance of hopiness/maltiness for my taste. Very drinkable, and a great session beer. This along with the Stone IPA are two of my favorties. Looking forward to drinking more of these!

UncleBubba, Nov 09, 2009
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Well i'll be damned if i haven't reviewed this beer yet... after numerous 90 mins and countless 120's it a shame. Its like this.

A- Pours a sharp golden copper colored fluid with excellent half inch head containing tightly carbonated bubbles. Beautiful craft look of great cascading lacing on rim of Ommegang Goblet. Perfect clairity.

S- Smell is a musky malt tang with light hints of citrus and grassy hops in the nose. Smells of fresh cut grass and barley.

T-M- The kiss of the brew packs a nice upfront hop bitterness balanced with supurb malt backbone. Light citrus, carmel, and brown sugar is what comes to mind. Complex but simple flavors... get the job done. Mouthfeel is inpectable due to the perfect hop and malt balance it rolls over the tongue with ease leaving a mild bitter bite and ligering astringent feel.

D- Definitly a session beer that can and will take you where you want to be with a style that is untouched and perfect for any occation... pricey at 11 buck a twelve pack though.

wesbrownyeah, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of thistle3189
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

This is a solid IPA all be it on the smaller side, a little like a Pale Ale. Witch is not always a bad thing. Especially when the brewer has the 90 min that is huge. I will have no problem finishing the 6 pack.

A: good carbonation and head.

S: Nice amount of aroma form Hops. Little malt as is the style.

T: Nothing special, some hop bite

M: Smother than most IPA's

D: A nice IPA that you could drink a few of.

thistle3189, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of spencerw
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: clear golden color with a one finger head that disappeared quickly. Very little lacing.

Smell: bready, burnt, with a citric hop after tone. Very nice on the nose. Smells really good.

Taste: Medium body, medium carbonation, nice light bready malt with a medium hop finish. Very refreshing.

Mouth feel: medium body with nice carbonation.

Drinkability: quite drinkable indeed. This would make a great session IPA. Very light for an IPA or at least compared to some of the other IPA's I've tried.

Overall, great beer. Very drinkable and wouldn't sour your palet if you drank 3-4 during a good session. Will definitely drink again.

spencerw, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of Lunch
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%

Had on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD (11/05/09). Served in a 16oz. pint glass at an appropriate temperature.

A: Pours a hazy golden, orange capped with 1 finger of an off-white head which stuck around for a while and left wonderful lacing that covered every inch of the glass until the end.

S: A citrus bouquet that included orange, lemon, and tropical fruit with a slight floral scent with an overall piney quality. A hint of sweet malt came through as well.

T: First of all this beer is extremely well balanced especially when fresh. The palate is hit with fruity hops that contain orange, tropical fruit, pine, lemon, subdued yet rich malt and a slightly bitter finish to round out this quality beverage.

M: Medium body with perfect carbonation and a slight oily texture.

D: Exceptionally drinkable as the flavors are so well balanced and the humble 6% abv. is hidden perfectly. This is a true sessionable IPA.

Overall I find this beer to be one of the best American IPAs and perhaps the best on the east coast. I must say however, that this beer is best enjoyed as fresh as possible as age truly detracts from the delicious hop flavor and overall balance. Highly recommended.

Lunch, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of jayfarley3
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

From a 12oz bottle into a pint glass pours a clear golden color with a thick off white head with good head retention. Taste is mostly of floral piney hops. Taste is sweeter than most IPA's I've had but it is well balanced and delicious. Drinkability is good, I could drink quite a few of these!

jayfarley3, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of WCBCFrank
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Dogfish Head's 60 minute is a great example of the American interpretation of this classic style. It pours amber in a pint glass and fills with citrus and pine aroma....Plenty of delicious hops (Warrior and Amarillo, I think), but balanced enough with malt to provide a "session beer" quality. Truly a classic and must have for any beer drinker.

WCBCFrank, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of Ezekiel81923
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Case from the beeryard. First bottle, bottled 8/14/09 so hopefully this is still fresh. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Big foamy 2-finger white head, slowly becomes rocky as it recedes to a thin layer, leaving amazing lacing. Poured a clear golden yellow color with active carbonation streaming up the center of the brew from the bottom of the mug.

Smell: Citrus aroma's hit my nose first, with some grassy and piney aroma's mingled in. A slight bready malt sweetness in the background as well, but pretty masked by the citrus.

Taste: The bready malts do a good job of balancing out the citrus hop flavors. Some floral, almost grassy flavors in there as well, and some hints of tangerine in the finish. The malt has an almost nutty feel to it.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation on the tongue the second it hits. Some lingering bitterness, carbonation and hop oils on the tongue and roof of my mouth make for a good finish. Could be a little less carbonated, this borders soda carbonation.

Drinkability: Light-Medium body and low ABV make this a pretty reasonable drink. Could imagine this case would disappear quick if my friends were here.

Solid gateway IPA that's interesting enough for the seasoned beer drinker as well. A great effort once again from Dogfish.

Ezekiel81923, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of BrewitYerself
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours with a thick, dense off white head. Very clear gold with a copper hue. Good sticky lacing.

Smells of fruity/grassy hops, bright citrus, medium berry-like esters. Some sweet/toasty malt. A hint of mint. Somewhat boozy. More sweet honey-like malts come out as it warms.

A tingle of hops and bitterness upfront becomes very fruity with a light and mildly sweet toasty malt background. Fruity flavor seems to come from both hops and esters. Bitterness fades from the start to the finish, leaving a mild lingering pithiness with a touch of sweet malt. Slightly sour.

Mouthfeel is fairly full for the style; perfect carbonation: moderate, but enough to make the hops tingle. Has a nice slightly chewy texture.

Overall it's a nice beer. Not enough malt to be very noticeable, but enough to balance the bitterness. Has a nice finish. Very estery for an American IPA. Good mouthfeel and tasty balanced finish make it very drinkable.

BrewitYerself, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of heissebier
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

This is my first impression of an IPA, and it turned out to be a good one! On an unrelated note, this beer has some of the coolest looking caps I've seen!

Apeearance- Beautiful gold color with a nice long lasting head with good lacing.

Smell- Hoppy with a hint of sweet malt. Smells almost like a flower garden!

Taste- Citrus and hop bitterness. Well balanced, not to overwhelming! Crisp carbonation. A light and tasty brew.

Mouthfeel- Goes down smooth, has a good finish. Tastes like flowers!

Drinkability- Excellent, I could definately go for another. My only qualm here is 6.0 abv makes it a little too strong for a session beer.

heissebier, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of youngblood
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours a nice golden amber with a very white head sitting solidly. Nicely carbonated and looks well weighted too.

Smells very juicy. Lots of citrus and some flowery bits all around. Some caramely sweetness and slight bit of bread from the malty malt. I really think the smell is the best aspect of the beer.

The taste follows the nose quite closely with a bit more focus on the hops. Dries out a little bit more than expected as well. There's good weight here, not too chewy or thin. Great one to quaff.

youngblood, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: clear golden color with nice effervescence and a one-finger white head.

Smell: nice hoppy aroma with an earthy and citrus character.

Taste: sweet caramel malt provides a nice counterpoint to the nice composition of floral, earthy and slightly spicy hops. It's not a hop bomb by any means but it is balanced, smooth and tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body with nice carbonation.

Drinkability: quite drinkable indeed. This would make a great session IPA.

flagmantho, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of TommyW
4.05/5  rDev -1%

A- Clear golden body with a slightly sticky white head.

S- Smell of slighly bready and sweet malt with citric hops.

T- Semi-sweet and bready malts blend right into the citric hops. There is a nice nuttiness present as well. Combines nicely, and leaves a nice linger flavor that slightly reminds me of tangerine.

M- Slick feel with a medium body. Carbonation is pretty tame up front but get a little more aggressive later on.

D- Pretty nice IPA. Fairly balanced for an IPA, but very drinkable.

TommyW, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of Intimidtor
4/5  rDev -2.2%

This american IPA will get your attention. I first tried this after Dogfish Head 990 IPA got my attention. This is more affordable that the 90 IPA and contains about 6 % ABV. Get the great flavor of DFH IPA without the price. Pours a golden color with little head. Smooth and not as rich as the 90 Minute IPA. Would recommend as a beer if your down a few bucks.

Intimidtor, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of BeerSingh
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Had as a part of a beer flight at Argaria, Georgetown -

A : Clear and golden pour, with a thick and fluffy head with good retention

S : Pine and citrus together with grassy aromas all around. Very enticing

T : The malts get engulfed in the piney bitterness - was that 60 min or 600 ?

M : Dry and prickly to the palate

D : Would love to do it anywhere, leaves you wanting for more

BeerSingh, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of mintjellie
4/5  rDev -2.2%

The beer is a brilliant pale golden orange in colour. Three fingers of dense off-white head is well retained and leaves a little lace behind. Loads of visible carbonation. Smells of pine with notes of caramel and biscuits in the background. Tastes of grapefruit and pine, with a toasty caramel malt backbone. There's a hint of oranges in the finish. Medium-high bitterness. Good length to the bitterness. Medium-light bodied with lively carbonation, it feels light and refreshing but not watery or thin. I just wish it wasn't so expensive here in Ontario. I'd make this a staple in my fridge if I could afford to.

mintjellie, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of feelmefoam
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a shaped pint glass.

Nice appearance, a nice golden amber color with a finger of white, sticky head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. A decent amount of carbonation dancing throughout the beer.

Smells mainly of floral and citrus hops with a little bit of malt also present.

Yummmm. Tastes first of floral hops, then citrus, followed by some balancing caramel malt notes, then leaves a tiny bit of bitterness lingering, begging you to take the next sip.

A very lively mouthfeel, lots of carbonation throughout a light bodied beer with a clean finish that leaves you wanting more.

I could drink these all night, it's a very tasty IPA that's very well balanced. I'm glad I got a 6 pack, this will definitely be a staple in my beer repertoire.

feelmefoam, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of danielharper
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

How is it I've never reviewed 60 minute? Time to rectify that.

Appearance: Yellow body, quite a bit of effervescence, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Somewhat hazy.

Smell: Sweet oranges up front, nice citrus aroma, with a clean hoppiness underneath. Quite inviting.

Taste: Hops are more prevalent in the flavor than the nose. Strong crisp hop bite on the tip of the tongue, with a slight citrus fruitiness on the back end. Hops fade in the finish leaving a dry, almost yeasty aftertaste. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, high hops, otherwise moderate thickness. Coats the palate. A bit thick for a standard IPA, but not unpleasantly so.

Drinkability: A very drinkable IPA. Worthy of its reputation.

danielharper, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of Blitzstyle
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured into a pint glass. Nice 2 inch white head and some really nice laceing on the glass. A nice light amber glow to the beer.

Smells of citrus and pine.

Taste the hops right up front very nice. A bit of a floral taste as well as pine on the back.

Lighter than I expected from the smell and no carbonation bubbles annoying the back of my throat.

Very drinkable love to get a case of this once every two months or so. It is also my go to beer when I have someone over that doesn't drink crafts. I usually makes a beleiver out of people.

Blitzstyle, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of JohnL9013
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%

I had the Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA and was really floored by its quality, and I was so inspired that I picked up a six-pack of these. I'm disappointed.

A: tan-ish-brown

S: Certainly, this beer has a proper level of hopping required for an IPA. The most disturbing feature of this beer is the presence of that cheap funk you get from any of your bud lights, coors lights, etc, or a poorly constructed summer beer. It's almost like the materials used to make this weren't fresh... at all, or something.

T: Again, excellent hopping going on here, but that sour disgusting cheap beer aftertaste is just thoroughly disturbing. I don't know what went wrong in this batch, or how it got past QC, but it does not taste like a clean, fresh beer... plain and simple.

M: Too much carbonation going on here. It's unpleasant.

D: This ends up being about average when it finally hits your stomach. I'd say I could pound down quite a few of these at once, as long as I was ignoring the fact that it doesn't taste good.

Let's put this in perspective. I've had the Harpoon IPA before, which is quite boring and doesn't have nearly the quality or quantity of hop flavor this has, however, it was extremely clean tasting and wasn't sour at all.

If you want to try this beer in your area, find a place that has it on tap or sells single bottles, but don't buy a six-pack like I did.

JohnL9013, Oct 16, 2009
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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