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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

9,616 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,616
Reviews: 2,621
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 237
Gots: 1,373 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
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Photo of jrallen34
2.53/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Bell's tulip... Pours a clear copper with a nice bright white head. Good retention and lacing but the head itself looks like a weird slimey plastic cap... The aroma is exceedingly malty, way way way too sweet. Whopper malt, bread, caramel a touch of pine on the finish... The taste is equally malty and totally off for an ipa. Light grapefruit with a weird malt metal finish. If I didn't see the server pour the beer, no way in the world I would have none this was an ipa.

This is not an ipa, whatever style it is, not worth drinking.

jrallen34, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

Appearance: golden orange yellow with a 1 finger white head.

smell: citrus, hops,

taste: citrus, hops, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, sticky, crisp,

Drinkability: easy drinking ipa. Glad I can get this one whenever I want.

Cheers,

The CPJ

THECPJ, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well deserved after a long day. Bottle date is 9/3/10

A-nice orange color with nice head
S-nice and fruity hops. Amazing considering the bottle date.
T-fresh as a daisy. Nice amounts of fruity hops but well balanced with malt
M-medium balanced and oh so smooth
D-very drinkable. Done with drink in no time!

brew3crew, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of Daktyls
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear amber color with a small foamy head that dissipates to a fine lacing around the edge of the glass leaving a small patch in the middle of the brew.

S: Quite a bit of citrus and pine notes with a bit of straw/grass that evens out the nose.

T: Malt is present almost immediately with a nice amount pine-y hops. A bit of citrus is present in the taste as well.

M: Feels great on the tongue, different from other IPAs. Definitely a malt texture and not too carbonated.

D: Very drinkable, I could easily finish off a six pack in a session. This is a great beer and I'm not sure why I haven't tried it much, much sooner.

Daktyls, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of Shrews629
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very clear straw to light orange in color. A few bubbles coming up from the bottom. An off white, fluffy, rather large head. Very good retention and lacing. The head really hung around for the entire beer.

Smell - This beer has a more clean smelling grassy type of aroma combined with some piney notes. Also, hints of some fruity orange and tinges of grapefruit. The fruitiness is really more of a background fragrance.

Taste - The grapefruit is a bit more prominant in the flavor, but it is still a touch relaxed. Some well rounded bitterness plus the grassy, grainy zing follow the aroama characteristics. A minor tone of the alcohol, but nothing out of place.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium/light bodied mouthfeel. Rather dry and some aspects of the alcohol warmth.

Drinkability - This brew seems like a combination of an IPA, a Belgian Strong Ale and a Pilsener. It's very well balanced, even, enjoyable and drinkable. It's very genuine and good. I like it. This could be a great introductory IPA. Worth a try for sure.

Shrews629, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of voteforgoat
1.73/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottled 1/15/11

Appearance - Extreme clarity and golden color ( basically the same color as miller high life). Surprising for an IPA, looks more like a pilsner. No head at first. Second pour was more vigorous and created a head. Very nice lacing as I drink, but that's the only strong point.

Smell - peachy smell, slightly grassy. Aroma is very weak.

Taste - bitterness upfront. hops backed by slight burnt rubber taste. the more i drink, the less I enjoy the beer. Imagine slimy aluminum/wet towel taste. I wish I could describe it more precisely.
Long-lasting and unpleasant after-taste, which worsens as you empty your glass. If you've experienced a "gusher bug", you will know the taste I'm talking about.

Either 1) my taste buds are off tonight, 2) this beer is no good or 3) I have a bad bottle.

Mouthfeel - thin beer, thin head, feels quite dry.

Drinkability - Blech! It will be painful to go through this 6-pack.

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In fairness, I cracked open a second bottle because I was so surprised at how bad this one was. This is my first time drinking it. The second one was a better, but my taste buds are annihilated so I am unable to review it. And yes, I am familiar enough with IPAs. While not a strict hop-head by any means, I do love me some hops. I am currently even growing 5 kinds of hops!

voteforgoat, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of patreely12
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - clear blonde. normally colored for an IPA. some decent carbonation. really tall, clean white head. very frothy. good retention all the way down the glass.

S - I get a lot of smokiness which is unique for an IPA, it's dominant over the bitterness that I'm used to. there is some bitterness there too and some roasted malts. a little citrus and spice.

T/M - slight hint of the smokiness on the front, kind of a tease but a very nice touch. a modest amount of citrusy, bitter hops on top of the roasted malts. slight taste of alcohol. really nice balance of all the 5 "tastes". smooth, refreshing and clean. light bodied. good carbonation.

D - great drink. I'll be looking forward to having this again. a very good IPA.

patreely12, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of chilly460
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This one is a lighter golden hue. Finger of off-white head that quickly dissipates into a thin cap on top. Decent lacing.

S - Great smelling citrusy smelling IPA. If you get a fresh one, the grapefruit hits pretty hard, this is a nice pungent IPA.

T - Citrus up front that is lemony and orange peel, moves to a light sweet finish. Balanced with some biscuity malts but overall pretty mild. I like this as a "basic" IPA, easy to drink and refreshing.

M - Good balance as expected, medium body and carbonation.

D - Still a great beer, light and refreshing as I think an IPA should be. Tangy hops don't kill you like some others.

chilly460, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a very light orange. Has a very heavy straw color. Decent amount of head that clings to the sides of the glass. A lot of citrus pine and straw in the nose with a solid backing of some bready(like sweet rolls) caramel malts.

Upfront is some malty sweetness but there is an orange zesty bite that takes over. Straw and subtle lemon/orange zest. Juicy bitter finish with a tingle.

Crisp and not a hop bomb decently drinkable.

DrinkingDrake, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of SirGreensworth
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Amber, slightly cloudy with some carbonation bubbles. Off white head at about 1" thick with good lacing.
S: Hops definitely stand out in the aroma resulting in pine and citrus notes.
T: Piney and somewhat metallic with decent citrus backing.
M: Light, crisp mouthfeel with moderate bubbly carbonation. There is something oily about it also.

SirGreensworth, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of Kinsman
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Giving this a rereview with a fresh bottle.

Pours a hazy golden amber color with a foamy white head Sticky white lace follows all the way down the glass.

Floral and citrusy up front with spruce/piney hints.

Rather sweet for an I.P.A., fruity notes being the most notable up front. Nice bittering hops, however this is not a crazy hopped beer that hop-heads prefer. A solid middle of the road IPA.

Light bodied compared to other IPAs; good carbonation. Overall, very easy to drink IPA, you don't get "hopped" out after one.

Kinsman, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of Tackledorange
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

surprised i actually found a couple bottles of this seeing as DFH is virtually unatainable in canada now.

it poured a very nice golden orange colour with about a 2 finger head that eventually died down to a half finger of and stayed untill the end leaving lots of sticky lacing. it smells very good a little bit of citrus and more malty smell than i was expecting. the taste is just exceptional there is some grapefruit and citrusy hop tastes but also alot of malt taste which make it an incredibly balanced ale.

i heard alot of great things about this beer and it lived up to my expectations. im really looking forward to the 90min which i picked up a couple bottles as well.

Tackledorange, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of Fenris244
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear copper yellow, 1 finger head has great retention. Bubbles are every where, this beer is not short on carbonation.

Hoppy, pine resin, some pineapple, citrus and apple

Hop flavor is fairly strong up front, bitter notes are sharp and give a lemony note, the finish is full of bready goodness, the malt character is definitely this beers backbone and makes it a quite satisfying beer.

Light and crisp, the carbonation is pretty heavy but works well, the thick head that won't go away gives it a slight bit of creaminess. Incredibly drinkable, this is easily this beers strong suite. 60 minute is a flavorful, satisfying, well made brew that's a staple in my fridge

Fenris244, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap
A -pours a copper/amber and golden color, nice head with good lacing
s - floral, a little smokey
t - citrus hop upfront then a strong dose of malt with a bit of a smokey taste.m - medium - not chewy and not too thin
D - this is easily a sessionable beer.

HopDiggityDawg, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of haazer
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- pours a pale lemon/yellow brew with a faint green tint. Tiny amount of slow rising bubbles. Head is a chunky white that forms about 2 fingers. As the head dies down it leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

S- Great fresh floral hop aroma. This was bottled on 1/25/11 so it's fairly fresh. Smells of lemon and citrus. Pale caramel malts linger as they should.

T- The tingly lemon flavor is smacking upfront, followed by citrus and grass. Flavor is very well balanced with malts transitioning in about 2/3's through the flavor. As the brew goes down it leaves a leafy bitter aftertaste.

M- A fuller body than a lot of IPA's. Good bitterness sloshes the tongue, but only enough to remind you what your drinking because this is incredibly smooth.

D- Pretty much your meat and potatoes of an IPA here. Beautiful bouquet on the nose, good flavors, and the mouthfeel and low abv make this easily drinkable. I enjoyed this more than the 90 minute.

haazer, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of Kc12349
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Head: after pouring into a pint glass there was a nice, if thin, resilient head
Aroma: not overly strong, but a clean and pleasant hoppy aroma
Appearance: clear, amber and golden
Taste: smooth hoppy flavor without the oiliness you get with some IPAs
Mouth feel: very drinkable, very consistent throughout

The 90 minute is my favorite of dogfish's IPAs, but this is difficult to beat for the price as far as I am concerned. While not my favorite IPA, it's tough to say anything is wrong with it.

Kc12349, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of CanonJohn
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a good old-fashioned beer mug.

A: It pours out as a nice bright coppery amber/golden color. I got a nice thick 2 finger head. Lacing was not spectacular, but not bad either.

S: It has a spicy citrus aroma with a very light smoky background. There is definitely a strong grapefruit note.

T: It has a sweet citrus taste upfront with a strong grapefruit note on the finish, and for me, a pretty strong malty flavor. It is quite hoppy on the finish, with a nice lingering bitter citrus after.

M: 60min takes it pretty smooth on the carbonation, with a nice silky feel over the tongue, and a nice bubbly finish.

D: This is a hell of a drinking ale. I could knock back four or five of these with no problem. It makes it's ABV known, but it is a nice light feeling, not a heavy in your face punch.

CanonJohn, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of perrymarcus
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

[review from notes of 02/19/11]

12oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.

nose is a decent dose of hops, primarily floral/citric. doesn't reach out and grab me the way a sculpin or even flower power does, but it holds its own.

flavor follows through with the floral and citrus hoppiness. a decided bitterness emerges mid-palate and persists through the finish. discernible malty notes, but i wouldn't say it's extremely balanced. solid IPA, great in a pinch, but not upper-echelon by any means.

medium bodied with medium carbonation. very drinkable. personally i prefer the 90min.

perrymarcus, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of awhipker
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a copper color with a nice thick head. Very easy on the eyes

S: nice mixture of breads and flora/citrus

T:Citrus hops up front followed by a malt ending

M:right amount of carbonation with a nice medium feel

D:Could drink multiples in a setting (I drank 3), but doesnt have that wow factor that leaves you begging for more.

awhipker, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of thegodfather2701
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a copper/gold color with a thick, frothy, white head that lasts a considerable amount of time and leaves some great lacing. I drank four of these over the course of the evening and each one had outstanding lacing.

S-Floral and Citrus notes dominate the nose as expected. Specifically notes of oranges and grapefruit stand out.

T-Much like the nose. Its all about citrussy hops up front and then they are balanced out by a nice malt backbone in the finish. The hops linger on the palate. It is delicious.

M-Very good for the style. It has a nice body and isn't too thin or overly carbonated.

D-Great session beer. I drank four in a session and had no palate fatigue. Its a full flavored session beer for sure.

Overall, this beer is great. I think it is one of the great American IPAs. Dogfish Head has been criticize as of late on this site and it is really unfounded criticism. They make great beers and are pushing the boundaries craft beer and deserve all the respect for doing so. I highly recommend this beer.

thegodfather2701, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of richkrull
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up at Trader Joes last weekend.

Poured a transparent copper color with quite a bit of head. Smell gives off some caramel malts, a hint of citrus and some hopes. Citrusy and hoppy up front, slightly bitter on the finish. Very smooth and easy drinking beer. I really enjoyed this one. I'll definitely be looking for it again soon.

richkrull, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very clear amber with very puffy, 3 finger head. Good looking beer

S - Strangely, I almost sense a "smokey" smell from this beer. Hops are present a bit, but I found the smell a bit underwhelming.

T - That smokeyness in the smell carried over from into the taste. A very interesting IPA, not a ton of hops, more of a strong malt profile. A bit intriguing.

M - Not dry or overly moistening. It goes easy on the carbonation with little aftertaste.

D - Goes down extremely well. This is probably the best thing this beer has going for it.

Overall, it was an interesting IPA for me. I was a bit disappointed in it, overall, but I'm left wondering if my bottle was just weird. I'll probably try it again at some point.

BeerBuckeye, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of Crossmd
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 01.20.11

Appearance is beautiful, a light copper, or penny color. Maybe a little bit of red mixed in. Pours with a one finger head after a good swirl of the last third of the bottle.

Smell is interesting, breads, alcohol and even a little bit of fruit?

Taste is excellent. Delicious and complex blending of breads, nuts and just a little bit of hops on the finish. If its not an oxymoron, to call it elaborately straightforward, that's what this is. I can very easily see this being an prime beer for late summer all the way through winter.

Mouthfeel is relatively simple. Not chewy, but not completely effervescent either.

Drinkability is good, not overly filling, but the taste is strong enough that I don't think I would want more than 2 at the absolute most.

In general, a deliciously unique beer that has a lot of potential for food pairings, IMO. Relatively cheap (9.99 for a six) given its degree of complexity, and something that I'll be picking up again in the near future.

Crossmd, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of AEK
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml brown bottle poured into a Hobgoblin branded pint pot.

A. Old gold coloured beer with a nice pillowy white head. Head retention is quite good.

S. Winey, very hoppy, lemony, caramel and some sherbet sweetness.

T. I detected some scotch whisky at the front followed by a touch of citrus. Some toffee was noted too. The hop character is strong but not intense.

M. Medium, quite thick.

D. Great IPA from DFH. I could easily sink a case of this beer.

AEK, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of HBeezley
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

In my opinion, this is an all around winner!

I mean, Dogfish head, when it comes to their beers, are usually beast! This one is a good example of that beastliness.

Wonderful character in this beer! Earthy, bitter, citrusy, and still not too heavy that you can only drink one - this is a beer to keep in the fridge at all times!

HBeezley, Feb 13, 2011
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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