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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
91
outstanding

9,029 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,029
Reviews: 2,592
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,073 | 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 DoctorStrangiato
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured a 355-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - light copper-yellow colour with a little cloudiness and a decent foamy head. Good looking surface of the beer with bubbles of varying size.

Smell - fine malt scent with hoppy aroma, light citrusy-spice notes in there as well.

Taste - good flavour profile, creamy malt flavour at the beginning, giving way to a powerful throb of hop bitterness. Notable for even flavour, and packs a nice continuous whollap of bitters throughout.

Mouthfeel - definitely active by way of the bitters and moderate carbonation, but definitely interesting and a good ride each sip!

Drinkability - one of these at a time is fine. I could do 2. Definitely enjoyable, I just don't want to get messed up on a bunch of these, which I know I would because even at 6% I could pound away on these.

DoctorStrangiato, May 20, 2009
Photo of MaxBrews
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Appearance: closer to copper then amber in color thin head, however sticks around for a while, nice and soapy. Appears moderately carbonated. Very nice soapy lacing that lasts till the end.

Smell: A light citrus smell overwhelmed by hops and malt.

Mouth feel is highly carbonated but non-abrasive.

Taste: Taste is citrusey and floral but with a bitter bite from the hops. This taste is followed by the distinct taste of alcohol.

Drinkability: Overall impression is good. While nothing necessarily struck out as unique about the taste, that is not a bad thing. The taste has no oddities no unpleasentries to it, just the taste of a properly brewed beer and the bitterness from an IPA. I must say this one is light enough and desirable enough to drink quickly and be poised for another one. People have called this a session beer however the alcohol content maybe a a bit too high at 6% for a light weight like me it wouldn't take too many of them to make me a lil tipsy.
An IPA filled with flavor and drinkability.

MaxBrews, May 19, 2009
Photo of BabyBastard
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%

Pours into glass medium amber color, very thin, white head that leaves very quickly. Thin lacing sticks around on the sides for good.
Smells malty, which stands out more than the citrus like hop aroma. Hops kind of hang out in the back, but still present.
Malts also stand out in the taste category, more pronounced than the hops, but I think it is a great balance between the two, nothing overpowering.
Mouthfeel is good, feels very light and not overly carbonated, almost reminding me of a light beer, but one that actually has flavor.
I'd rate the drinkability high on this one, taste is good and the low alcohol content make it easy to handle a couple, should you choose to do so.

BabyBastard, May 18, 2009
Photo of infi
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured into a nonic pint.

Pours a dark golden-brown pour with a thin amount of head that stays throughout the drink duration, with some fair amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is fairly light with a good amount of malt and hops, with the latter being more prevalent. Great citrus scent with a little amount of pine. Tastes incredible - a crisp sweet and citrus taste. There is some bitterness in the aftertaste, but not as biting as the 90 minute. Very good. The brew has a light to medium-sized mouthfeel with not much carbonation and its very easily drinkable.

If you want to be introduced to IPAs, the 60 is definitely a way to start.

infi, May 17, 2009
Photo of skeeordye11
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

A- Very thin white head. Very inviting golden yellow in color.
S- Malt sweetness with a citrusy hop aroma.
T- Biscuit malt and caramel sweetness up front. Fantastic hop bitterness and flavor. Fantastic balance of malt and hops in this IPA.
M- Medium bodied with great flavor.
D- Outstanding! I could drink a sixer of these and not have to worry about driving drunk because I wouldn't be able to find my car!

skeeordye11, May 17, 2009
Photo of merryjoulton
4.58/5  rDev +12%

Pours a pretty golden straw color with a pretty tight head. Smells sticky, citrusy, piney, did I say sticky? Tastes super bitter and piny, just a lovely crisp bite. Its a perfect IPA really. Mouthfeel is a great amount of body that balances the bitterness and lends to the crisp bite. I would drink this all day every day if it wouldn't kill me.

merryjoulton, May 17, 2009
Photo of imagineiii
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

poured into a pint tumbler with a coors light logo on it. irony. bottled on 4/14. fresh.

aggressive pour yields thin offwhite head. great retention however, great lace also. carbonation is sparse.

nose is big and grassy. flowery with a little bit of marijuana. something burnt... popcorn? butter?

taste is of sweet malt and caramel that turns into only faint grassy dry bitterness. considering how fresh this bottle is, and the nose, this beer is not that bitter. note: as it warms this improves.

mouthfeel is wonderful. creamy IPA, faint bitterness doesnt disturb the palate too much for this guy. some buttery tones however.

this beer is as drinkable as an IPA of its quality can be. Almost sessionable.

imagineiii, May 17, 2009
Photo of MeisterBurger
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a clear golden brown with a lofty head than sticks around.

The smell is more toasty malt than anything else, but if you must know that anything else is somewhat grassy barely grapefruity hops and a decent amount of caramel.

The taste is pretty mellow for an IPA, and there's a wetness to the mouthfeel which is good and yet seems out of place. Unlike a lot of lesser American IPAs you can taste the hops themselves more than just the bitterness of the alpha acids. Not sure if that is a good thing without the bitterness though. There's some mild tangerine going on with a hint of honey. There's toasted malts mostly with, yeah. Caramel malt. Heh. Is it possible to review an American IPA without the words "pine", "grapefruit" and "caramel"? You tell me. I've yet to find a way.

As judged on its own merits it's a delicious and surprisingly refreshing and pleasant beer. But as an American IPA it could probably do with a heavier dose of hops early in the boil to bring up the bitterness that might bring it up to the level of it's counterparts. But I guess that would go against the whole concept of this beer. So maybe not.

This is a great and easily sessionable beer and let's just say it's an IPA, but it's an off-centered IPA as it was intended to be, and no bad thing.

MeisterBurger, May 14, 2009
Photo of broozer81
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

A-bottle-pours to a golden orange with a nice fluffy one inch head..

S-aroma's big pine, citrus and herbal hop notes coming through..

T-taste of the same a lot of herbal pine, like a dam forest, strong hops,

D- great balance, this is great, stands out from usual IPA's but that's very good..great IPA!!!

broozer81, May 11, 2009
Photo of kevman527
4/5  rDev -2.2%

A - Creamy white head 2 fingers worth. Clear straw yellow color.

S - Floral hops right off the bat, malty and earthy with citrus notes. Smells clean.

T - Citrus and piney notes, floral hops taste. Excellent flavor.

M & D - For an IPA, it is very easy to drink, with its low carbonation and smooth mouth feeling.

kevman527, May 08, 2009
Photo of DiabolikDUB
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from bottle into Pint Glass.

Pours a nice golden amber with a great one inch white frothy head that dissipates into a fine layer atop the glass. As you drink this it leaves a nice lacing along the glass.

Not much of an aroma on this but picked up some slight floral hints and a bit of caramel.

Taste is very nice, citrusy with caramel flavors with some lingering light bitterness.

This is a medium-bodied beer with a fresh crispness.

Very nice beer. If it were cheaper and more widely available I'd make it my fall back beer.

DiabolikDUB, May 07, 2009
Photo of seand
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into a large red wine glass.

A: Pours a translucent amber with a finger or so of white head. The head disappears pretty quickly for the most part, but leaves some foam on the surface. Very nice lacing.

S: Not a huge aroma really, but nice; floral hops with some sweetness.

T: The hops dominate, but are not out of proportion.

M: Fairly carbonated, very crisp.

D: Very easy to drink.

Quite a good beer. No big risks or overdone flavors, but a solid IPA.

seand, May 06, 2009
Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

A- Pours a pretty golden-tangerine color. White head, somewhat thin. Laces moderately.

S- I haven't had this in a while, but not exactly what I was expecting. Caramel-y malt with some grapefruit lingering in the background.

T- Did I get a bad bottle? Did the Prima Pils I just had ruin my palate? This tastes good, but not like what I remember. Molasses dominates, with a nice citrus hop background. Some banana?? A slight pine twinge too comes into play.

M- Medium to light bodied, moves along nicely.

D- Good, although I am worried I got a bad/aged bottle...

LordAdmNelson, May 06, 2009
Photo of Floydster
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

Sweet, I am the 1500th person to review this beer, grabbed a six pack from Cooke's Market in El Segundo for about twelve dollars, had two tonight, poured into a pint glass both times

A-Golden orange with some lighter highlights, 1 1/2 inch soapy white head that lasts a few minutes, some lacing and decent retention
S-Strong hops, light citrus, grass, toasted malts, rye, caramel, and dry bread
T-Starts off with a piney hoppiness, bready malts in the middle that are still even a little dry, nice dry bitter hop character in the finish to round things out, does not change much as it warms, very easy to drink and enjoyable
M-Both dry and toasty, mouthfeel is moderate, I wish it was more aggressive but it worked well, medium bodied, medium level of carbonation, taste does not linger very long
D-Could drink a whole lot of this, alcohol is not there, smooth, refreshing, crisp and keeps you coming back for more

I am glad this beer is finally available in California, it will become one of the IPAs I regularly drink in the warmer months of the year, all the good things I have heard about it are true, it is amazingly balanced and an awesome but simple beer overall, recommended

Floydster, May 05, 2009
Photo of JAA
4.58/5  rDev +12%

OK, long time drinker, first time reviewer. I love me some Dogfish Head. That's no secret.

Poured vigorously into my Fuller's pint glass. Nice two-three finger head with great lacing. The head is really fluffy and billowy. A real pleasure.

I've smelled some exceptional odors coming from a few exceptional IPAs, this isn't one of them. Just a mild pine smell with a light hop aroma.

The taste is where this IPA excels. Strong, firm, hop presence. Extremely well balanced. The bready malt flavor keeps everything in check.

A full bodied, chewy, mouth-filling beer. A great IPA and a real pleasure to drink. Great brew by Dogfish Head.

JAA, May 05, 2009
Photo of JimBird
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Brilliant orange-amber, topped with a bright fizzy head with good retention. Smelled very lively with lots of citrus hop notes.

The taste is sharp, tangy, and grapefruity with little hoppy bites in it. Stays with you for a long time.

Best IPA for the price, in my opinion.

JimBird, May 04, 2009
Photo of wescj
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Color is like a pale, mellow gold. Body is crystal clear, and head is thick, dry, and white.

Smells like pine hops.

Guess what it tastes like? Pine hops. And it's wonderful. For the sake of detail, I guess I should also mention that, aside from being piney, there's also some good floral tastes.

Drinkability is good, and only slightly compromised from the almost over-the-top bitterness.

Great IPA, overall.

wescj, May 04, 2009
Photo of lstokes
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

This is an extraordinarily solid IPA. Pours a good copper gold with a 2 finger head (although to be honest I often drink it out of the bottle), the smell is more pine than citrus but is pretty well balanced, and the taste is well balanced.

The malts give the hops some backbone, it's well balanced in terms of the hops--I can't say whether it's "spicier" or more "citrusy," it seems to have both, just overall goes down real smooth with enough delicious lingering bitterness for you to think "Damn, this is a 60 minute IPA."

A regular in my fridge.

lstokes, May 02, 2009
Photo of SpencerSauce
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

a beer that started me on IPA's. finally doing a review.

A- Orangish Gold. very bubbly

S- Very floral.

T- Floral Hops . Citrus. Pine.

M- clean and crisp. Bitter finish.

D- eassy for an IPA lover.

I think this one is more subtle than the 90 minute. Of course it would be they are pretty much different styles of IPA.

SpencerSauce, May 02, 2009
Photo of Rhynes2
4/5  rDev -2.2%

It's a nice mellow IPA. Color is right on par for what you would expect. Decent head when I poured it out, no lacing though. Some slight hints of caramel. Over all it's pretty well rounded, I could drink a few of these. I really didn't think that it lived up to all the hype though. I much prefer an IPA that kicks my ass such as Stone's IPA. Great beer but not spectacular.

Rhynes2, May 02, 2009
Photo of jkbusman
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

A - pours a cloudy golden amber with a short head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass

S - a nice full nose with present notes of hops, pine and citrus

T - Delicious hoppy bitterness balanced by a full malt presence and a crisp piney dryness at the finish

M - a medium light body with a refreshing amount of carbonation

D - a delicious brew and a good widely available IPA; one of my refrigerator staples

NOTE: cold accentuates the tongue's reception of bitter flavors, so if the bitter hoppyness of a beer seems overwhelming at first, let it warm to about 50 degrees and resample. enjoy!

jkbusman, May 01, 2009
Photo of Stunner97
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%

Appearance- copper brown with a thin white head, slight bubbles stream up the glass slowly,

Smell- lots of hops with slight malts, lots of citrus and spicy hops

Taste- nice bitter hoppy finish, but nothing to overwhelming with the hops though very nice and tastey, a bit of sweet malts and some slight citrus and spicey toned hops, a very great balanced finish so enjoyable,

Mouthfeel- soft crips and refreshing,

Drinkability- SImply incredible such a great balanced and delicious IPA, i think for me since i was lucky to find this beer way under priced some where this will be my go to session IPA for a while, its just so good so balanced, doesnt try to knock you out with hops though brings alot with plenty of balance, great beer by dogfish

Stunner97, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of tr4nc3d
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%

Pours a light copper color with a one and a half creamy looking head. Top layer of foam is left with some scattered lacing clinging to my glass.

Bitter Piney hops, floral notes, grassy type smells, not that big of a citrus smell as I was expecting.

From the smell I thought this would be on the bitter side. I got a slight citrus upfront flavor with that piney hop lurking in the background, the piney hops tend to come out and take hold leaving a mildly-bitter dry taste on the palate. A tad bit watery if you ask me.

Kinda thin light bodied with medium carbonation.

Ok IPA, not something I would pick up again though.

tr4nc3d, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of bort11
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

buddy Alex from Pa brought a few of these into town.

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint. Small white head with spots lace. Clear yellow color, like extra virgin olive oil.

Smell has an oily hops aroma. Pretty balanced with a biscuity malt. Taste is like toasted hops leaves.

Mouthfeel is slick with smooth carbonation. Very nice IPA

bort11, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of Duhast500
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.

The color is amber with a nice foamy white head. Some nice lacing.

The smell is of citrus hops and some malt flavor. SMell a little like a peach.

The taste is hoppy, some nice citrus hops mixed with some slight floral feel. Has a slight malty feel as well.

This beer has a nice medium feel to this beer. A very smooth feel to this beer and does not have that harsh aftertaste that some hoppy beers do.

Duhast500, Apr 27, 2009
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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