60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,791 Ratings
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Ratings: 9,791
Reviews: 2,636
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 249
Gots: 1,512 | FT: 6
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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 SWMeyer4141
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-A very light amber with a 1 inch off white head that is retained throughout whole drink with nice lacing.

Smell-Floral and Piney hops. Light caramel and malt and some light citrus notes. Nothing to overpowering.

Taste-Follows the aroma completely. Nice malty sweetness with some juicy citrus. Nicely balanced floral and piney hops with a clean finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, nice carbonation and crisp and refreshing finish. Very drinkable

Overall-Very good IPA, not my favorite, but very refreshing and drinkable. Will never turn one down.

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this one many times. Just putting up a review from last night.

A - Medium amber color with a decent sized white head. Good lacing. Just a good looking beer.

S - Citrus, Grass, Pine, everything you would expect from a high quality IPA. Again, just a good smell.

T - Maybe it was just me, but I didn't get a lot of taste. I had a few beers before reviewing this, but there just wasn't a lot of taste there. Maybe it was served too cold on tap. Still a sense of Pine and some subdued bitterness in the finish. Some maltiness comes out as it warms up, but because the taste was so mild, it didn't last long in the glass.

M - Medium bodied with maybe a hint more carbonation than I would like. Again, I think this could be the problem with the Bar, not the beer.

O - I rated this both on the experience last night and prior tastings. I would have had to give it a lower rating based on last night, but having poured it into a glass from a fresh bottle in the past, I was able to rate it accordingly. This is a great beer, and not to be passed up.

Photo of shwhat
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled on: march 28...less than two months old. not sure if that's TOO old...

look - very lightly hazy, yellow-orange body. streaming carbonation. orange-cream colored head, creamy on top, tight little bubbles. starts off about one and a half, maybe two fingers...but dissipates down to pinky-tall very quickly. it's been leaving huge amounts of lacing in sheets the whole way down the glass.

smell - really interesting citric oil scent. a bit of a sharp bitter scent as well. very light malt character peeking through. some other hop components that are hard to distinguish. maybe a little tea-like.

taste - definite grapefruit flavor. some other fruity flavors, especially in the burp. a bit of an earthy-herbal flavor. malt is there...but kind of just in a balanced, indistinguishable way that acts more in a way of providing structure without a whole lot of easily distinguishable singular flavors. it's pretty insane how balanced this is. bitter up front, smack of citrus, slightly sweet towards the end and then your mouth dries out. what's not to love?
faint bitterness lingers, but not unpleasant. incredibly drinkable. this is really making me come back for another sip. i had assumed this would be a lot more bitter, actually. maybe it has to do with the age of the bottle.

feel - you can really feel the oil in the mouth. medium-light bodied, really. it's so easy to drink, and it's relatively dry, but your tongue gets coated with that hop oil. smooth in the mouth, prickly on the swallow. interesting slash awesome.

overall - up until now, i haven't been super crazy about IPA's. then again, i also haven't had a lot of experience with them, so maybe i'm just getting more used to the bitterness. either way, this beer is damn delicious. i think i just became a hophead. i almost wish this was MORE bitter. the flavor was great, it was really well balanced...i might have found a new favorite.

Photo of jgagne
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-a familiar IPA look, golden body with bright white head.

S-A fiery blend of hops and citrus

T-From the first sip you get an attack of hops and citrus flavor. Very sharp and a good amount of bitterness.

M-Light carbonation with a medium body.

O-Although i did enjoy this beer, it definitely was not my favorite IPA. But that still does not mean it is worth drinking it is still a very good beer, i just would pick other IPA's.

Photo of Seeker41184
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date Drunk: 12/11/10

A: Pours a golden color with great head retention.
S: Floral hoppyness emanates from this elixir along with some caramel and malt.
T&M: Critusy Smooth, crisp IPA which is very very drinkable. DFH uses their signature hops here.
O: Plain and simple, I love this beer

Photo of brentblackwell
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden-orange; Very carbonated; Very small but frothy looking head; Clear looking. Doesn't look bad, but nothing special.

Smell: Hints of toasty malts, but the most striking aroma is that of citrus. And, with any IPA, the hops are noticeable.

Taste: Similar to the smell, the citrus is most striking. Nice, crisp taste. Very drinkable for an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful consistency. Not particularly thick, but not watery either. Very refreshing for an IPA. The carbonation might be to thank for that.

Overall: I'm not typically one who enjoys citrusy beers, but I really, really like the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. The citrus is present but not overwhelming. The same goes for the hops. It's a very enjoyable, drinkable beer, and it's one I enjoy more each time I drink it.

Photo of JohnFatAss
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very easy drinking IPA.

It is a hazy golden orange color. Good head retention that left some lacing on the sides of the glass.

Very mild smell of citrus and hops.

Bitter but very drinkable. Tastes of hops and citrus. This has just the right amount of bitterness to it. Very smooth as well.

The more I drink it, the more I like it.

Photo of dball
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 60 minute is a true golden color and has a fluffy head and laces in the glass very nicely. It's appearance is a strong point. The smell is a little mild but brings a nice floral character. It has a strong bitterness with a fine emphasis on hops and a fair blend of malt that pinches the cheeks a bit in the mouth and scores well for me as an IPA. This is another great beer from Dogfish. I'll be picking this up again soon.

Photo of FanofHefe
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Catching up on another one from notes today.

Pours a light amber/golden colored body with a frothy egg-shell white two-finger head. Good retention and nice lacing.

Nice hop aroma leaning toward the sweeter side of the hops and featuring floral notes and citrus aromas of orange and tangerine. Some light bready malt in the background.

The flavors are a notch above the aroma. Nice hop bitterness with a little more pine and grapefruit than noticed in the aroma. Very good balance of the hop bitterness and the malty sweetness.

Very solid IPA that is a pleasure to drink.

Photo of Reznick
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at recommendation of a friend.

Appearance: Somewhat clear, with a sort of bronze-y/copper look to it when poured.

Smell: Definite pine notes up front. A pungent sort of grapefruit citrus is present as well.

Taste: Delicious. The sort of hoppy "grapefruit" taste is up front but not excessively powerful. It segueways into a very pleasant biscuity flavor. Definite malt presence. This beer avoids the sort of punch-in-the-face hop flavor of really strong IPAs that some people find too much. Somewhat piney throughout as well, and the bitter grapefruit citrus distinctive to IPAs persists pleasantly even through the emergence of the biscuit/malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nice, nothing outstanding but is quite smooth and goes down easy.

Overall: This is a great IPA and a personal favorite of mine, and adds an interesting, distinctly Dogfish Head twist on the IPA style.

Photo of thatguy3579
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light orange, thing head, nice lacing. Typical IPA looks really.

S: Pine and citrus hops, some orange sweetness, and some boozy smells.

T: Well layered and satisfying hop bite. Mostly citrus and resin. Some nice sweetness too, mostly orange. Lingering bitterness, but not oppressive.

M: Medium body, fairly light carbonation. I could use some more bubbles honestly.

D: A tasty IPA which is bitter but not oppressive, delicious and enjoyable all around.

Photo of ghetto90007
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from nitro-tap at the View Bar inside the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. Pint serving.

Hazy, golden-orange color. Voluptuous white head, great retention and lacing. A good looking beer, even after sitting for a while.

Citrus hops aroma up front, hints of caramel and sweet, doughy malt.

Citrus, bitter herbs, oily hop profile; caramel malt backbone, bitter aftertaste. Fairly gentle overall.

Softer mouthfeel due to the nitro tap. Medium bodied beer.

Overall, a well-crafted IPA.

Photo of Rifugium
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at ?

Pound for pound, this is still one of my favorite beers. I could pretty much drink it on any occasion. Not too strong, yet not too light; not to ostentatious, yet still complex...it's pretty much perfectly balanced.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a nice off-white head. Floral and piney hops hit your nose right away. Mild and pleasant on the tongue, with the notes of the aroma following right through in the taste. Not too sweet, not too bitter for an IPA. Organic notes complimented with light, fresh fruit in the background. Perfectly smooth mouthfeel with a crisp bitterness left on the palate afterward. Highly drinkable. This is one of the beers that started me on my journey into craft beer.

Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops and citrus. Taste is very hoppy, citrus is present, malts are not, considerable bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a solid brew.

Photo of MightyCasey
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle to pint glass. Wish this was on-tap somewhere. But, this will have to do
A: It was orangish with a nice head.
T: It is one of favorite IPAs. Definitely a Top 10 beer in my view.
M: It had really good mouthfeel and perfect of carbonation.
Overall, this is just a great go-to IPA. When in doubt just buy it and have peace of mind.

Photo of ehammond1
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Holiday Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA

A beautiful clear amber with a big white head that sticks around for quite a while. Doesn't leave too much lacing on the glass, but a very pretty beer.

A strong and powerful aroma of citrus hops in the nose, mainly orange and grapefruit aromas. Smells much more in line with the West Coast style of IPAs than I would have imagined.

Unfortunately, the taste isn't quite as good as the smell. There's not a significant amount of bitterness or hop pungency. It's a highly drinkable and delicious IPA, but not as hoppy as I would have liked or would have guessed from a brewer like Dogfish who likes to do things BIG or not at all.

Medium mouthfeel, easy to drink, no alcohol presence, pleasant.

An easy drinking and tasty IPA; I wish it packed a bit more punch in the flavor department, but all in a all a very accessible and easy drinking IPA.

Photo of OStrungT
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clear orangish yellow color with a thick, fluffy off white head, with a slight yellow tint. The head fades ever so slowly, leaving a great lacing.

This beer has a pleasent floral hop aroma. A slight piney hop aroma mixes in with some citrus. It is quite mild.

This beer tastes much like it smells. Mostly pine and citrus hos, with a slight malty presence as well.

This beer is carbonatet well. It is crisp and refreshing, leaving a citrusy aftertaste.

This beer would probably make a great session beer. It isnt high in alcohol, and the mild flavor is nice and smooth.

Overall: I like this beer a lot. It is easy to drink, and tastes great. I pretty much love Dogfish Head.

Photo of Franz4
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottled on 2/23/11, consumed right now.

A-darker golden color with a 3 finger off white head. Head is foamy on the sides and bubbly in the middle. Some lacing is evident.

S- floral and straw present in the nose with just a touch of citrus in the background, straw seems to block a bit of the other features.

T- Not as flavorful as I expected, straw flavor comes through strongest, just a touch of bitterness in there with it. Seems a bit more like an English ale than an Am. IPA

M- some light carbonation, but there's not a lot of body to go with this, I'm very close to using the term watery.

O- Slightly disappointed in this one, it just didn't have a standout feature for me, and wasn't memorable at all. It's not a bad beer, but it won't be one that I'll be going back to. Too many other good options out there.

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into my Allagash tulip.

It has a nice golden with a thick head that floats on top. The head laces up and down as I empty the glass.

The aroma is a nice mix of hops backed with a nice malt. The hops are spicy and citrus.

This is a great English IPA. The mouth starts with a nice carbonation that reveals the grassy and citrus hop taste. The malt taste starts at the beginning but subsides when the carbonation build. After the hops are revealed the malt comes back in to let you know that this is a well balanced and not bitter IPA very nice.

Photo of vandemonian
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head 60 minute is an excellent and refreshing IPA.

A: Pale orange colour and a 1 cm head that fades to good lacing. 4

S: Grassy hops with just a hint of citrus. 4

T: The taste is hoppy, grassy rather than citrus, and very slightly bitter. The aftertaste is crisp and not expecially bitter. 4

M: Foamy and nice. 4

O: A very refreshing beer.

Photo of Retsinis
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light copper color. Bubbly, like champagne, tiny bubbles rising from the bottom. Steady inch of white head. Real stuck around.

S: Floral and grassy hops, pine, light sweet citrus, mild caramel.

T: Mirrors nose, but mild hops for an IPA imho. The caramel malt flavor is more prominent up front then I expect for an IPA. I had this tonight, and the bottle is dated 3-2-11, could certainly be fresher, but not too bad. So maybe the hops have faded. Bitterness still comes through, just not as much of the floral herabl and citrus notes on the notes.

M: Light, crisp, dry on the finish.

O: Good, soild IPA, but I think a lot of breweries have improved the style since this recipe was first bottled. Pesonally, I like IPA's to be more robust in hop oils.

Photo of EnemyWithin
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Sept 11, 2010. Had on Oct 24, 2010. Bottle.

Appearance: 4
Nice orange-brown color with good head.

Smell: 4
Combo of very malty nose with strong citrus hops with some piney notes too.

Taste: 4
More pinyness flavor, versus citrus aroma, from hops with nice balance of malt. I find it very balanced and accessible taste. I imagine that the hops notes would be significant more prominant (and better tasting) the fresher the beer is.

Mouthfeel: 4.5
A smooth moderate thickness feel with mild-moderation carbonation. Very refreshing, but never too thin.

Drinkability/Overall: 4.5
Super easy to drink. Pairs well with food, esp spciy, because it has a more balance profile. Would love to have fresh on tap because beer does suffer with age relatively quickly.

Photo of bmwats
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Heavy carbonation. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles slowly. Some decent spider web lacing.

S: Rye bread, oregano, and lots o' pine.

T: Very hoppy and piny, nicely comboed with a grainy flavor. Not all hop, here.

M: Dry and hoppy with a light body, but mouth-puckering dry finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really nice. Good body (always a fine quality for beers and other things), nice bubbly head, and plenty o' lacing. Nose is good sourdough bread with plenty of pine and a little savory. Flavor is not complex, but does have a decent bready flavor, not overwhelmed by the hop bite. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Photo of lynchtae
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 60 minute pours light amber with persistent white head. The aroma is very subtle, not too complex or outstanding. The taste is suprisingly complex with nice earthy notes, toasty malts, and lots of hops. Balanced bittereness, alcohol and sweet malty. This beer is much better put together than their stupid show.

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an apricot tinted gold with a solid one finger white head. Leaves a nice ring and lovely lace throughout.

Smells wonderfully hoppy- leafy, grassy, piney and earthy- with background notes of toasty biscuit malt, candied lemon peel and dried apricot. Awesome.

Well, with 60 minutes instead of 90, and 6% ABV instead of 9%, it pretty much tastes like the 90 with 2/3 the intensity. Funny though how I seem to be drinking it more than half as fast. Delicious.

Overall another great Dogfish brew. It pretty much takes the brilliant 90 and adds a bit more sessionability.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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