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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

9,613 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 9,613
Reviews: 2,621
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 236
Gots: 1,371 | 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 wvsabbath
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark burnt orange/golden, some carbination and a creamy 1 inch head, some lacing also.

Smell - Hops, pineapple, grapefruit, malts, burnt smelly spice/hops.

Taste - Much like other dogfish head beers, has alot of flavor, for better or worse. Pretty much on par with 90 minute ipa, has the burnt hop flavor, the same spices and malts. What i enjoy about this beer is its not so loaded with sugar and the burnt spice flavor isnt as strong and overpowering as the 90 minute ipa. Also the alcohol is lower so you can enjoy the yeast and hops much more.

Mouthfeel - Its pretty hoppy and spicy so mouth gets warmed up, and tounge gets bittered. The burnt spice still is present, and leaves a odd afteraste but not as bad. Leaves mouth a little dry but its not bad.

Drinkabilty - If you're like me and cant stand the 90 minute ipa, then give this a shot. Its pretty smooth and hoppy. At 6% you can have a few without any problems. I would drink this again but there are better ipa's out there. So far this is the best dogfish head beer ive had.

wvsabbath, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of blaje
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It took me more then 2 years of drinking this to make sure I'd reviewed it the right way. Right at the begining, it was my favorite IPA, but I wanted to compare it with others IPA so I could have an honest rating.
Two years later and many more different IPA later, this is still, by far, my favorite IPA.
So, totaly bias, I admit it, this IPA is PERFECT to me. Extremelly nice smell, Exceptional taste when drank fresh, perfect drinkability.
Almost perfect!

blaje, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of suspect
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: This beer poured very nicely. Nice amber color, with excellent lacing throughout the glass. About an inch of head when poured properly.

S: The smell is fantastic. Immediate hops mixed with some citrus. Exploded into my nose and set me up nicely for the taste.

T: Excellent. The types of hops used mixed well with the orange/lemon flavors that shined through halfway through the taste. If you are a fan of hops, this is your beer.

M: Light, easy, nice carbonation, not overly carbonated. Perfect balance.

D: Could drink this all night long. Quite possible the best balanced IPA.

This might be my favorite beer. The 90 is hoppier (obviously) but the high alcohol content makes it a bit more dangerous to drink more than a few. You can really get into this beer and enjoy it all night long.

suspect, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into standard pint glass with light copper color and 1/4 inch head that disspates but clings the glass very well.

Smell is great mix of lightly roasted malt with solid piney hop scent.

Taste is great, great mix of hop bitterness and roasted, caramely bready malt, defines the aipa style.

Mouthfeel is so well balanced, nice lingering flavor on the tongue with good notes of bitter and sweetness overall.

Drinkability is exceptional, i'll drink this one all day long.

mvanaskie13, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been having this IPA for years, now it's time to find out why. Pours a great clean clear bronze/gold, big bubbles come from the bottom with a soapy straight white head. Leave and absolute perfect white film all in the middle all.. through the end of the beer to the last drop. Minimal lacing. The most exceptional appearance characteristic is how see through this beer is... it looks shiny and sparkling and totally see-through.

Bouquet is a great bread smell that isn't big, isn't small, just straight forward as if fresh bread from the oven. Hops as well, slight stone milled barley/rye like as well, slight toast, everything is just very balanced, nothing dominates they just smell in contrast real well and take turns.

Upon tasting you get a sense that for 6 ABV a weak beer is coming, and it isn't. Great body and everything in the nose comes to play on your palate. There is a lot going on in this sucker, chew texture, toast barley rye hops come through in the taste... all of them with perhaps some slight resin, and to match, a pleasant grapefruit finish (not a big one though it's shared with hop balance). Some earthy characteristics also with just a hint of dirt.

Drinkabilty is 100% give me another. This is the American IPA I judge and benchmark all IPAs by.

smakawhat, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of JMD
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light copper/auburn color with fluffy eggshell head that fades slowly. Leaves nice lacing down the glass.

S: Big juicy hop aroma. Citrus and tropical fruit dominate, piney and earthy notes as well.

T: Nicely balanced flavor. Bready malt and sweet carmel upfront. Followed by waves of ruby red grapefruit, pineapple and hints of mandarin orange. Nice earthiness as well. Some light pine and herbs.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

D: This is a great IPA. Hoppy yet balanced, and extremely drinkable. Another solid offering from Dogfish head.

JMD, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 13 December 2010
Glass: Standard 10oz snifter
Type: 12oz bottle, dated 9 November 2010

I'd say the bottle date is fairly fresh. Split between two snifters, shared with family member. Pours a pure apple juice color, 1-finger head that reduces to a nice thin film, better-than-average lacing. Aroma of some grapefruit, pineapple, and slight aroma of fir tree. The hops are pleasant and light on the nose. Taste of pine and citrus hops are balanced with some bread-like malt. Extremely drinkable and easy on the palate. Nice light malty aftertaste. Excellent beer.

ToAzwethinkweizm, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of Beertinez
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours golden with a white, 1 finger head.

Aroma is hops and citrus. Picking up grapefruit and another fruity smell. Something like apricot or orange peel.

Taste is mostly a grapefruit kind of bitter sweetness at the start and stays with the hoppy finish. Hops here are more citrus than piney, compared to the 90 Minute IPA.

Medium-bodied, crisp, and refreshing. Sessionable IPA.

Overall, the 60 Minute IPA is worth a try. If you're looking for a sessionable IPA or have yet to try an IPA, the 60 Minute is the way to go. I prefer the 90 Minute IPA.

Beertinez, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of masey222
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The look of it is pretty decent a golden orange color with a fast falling head and fair lacing...
The smell is not strong but is filled with fruit notes and some light malts along with a decent hop that is a pleasant floral but not over the top...
the taste is very refreshing and crisp/clean there isn't a whole lot of hop the comes out just the fruit and malt sweetness but the hop that dose come through is pleasant and for lack of a better term delicate...
The feel is decent moderate carbonation and good density....
Overall it was a nice ipa one of my favorite thus far but not perfect.

masey222, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of rjochman
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy amber color with a bit of head. also really nice lacing left on the glass

S: sweet fruity smell, hints of orange

T: good mixture of hops and and bread/malty mix

M: medium/light bodied and good carbonation

D: Great crafted beer. Can definitely drink this all night without any complaints. great beer!

rjochman, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of aepb1
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy yellow body with a nice fluffy white head and lacing

S- Citrusy and piney hops

T- Those big hops hit right off - citric and floral and they stick on through the aftertaste

M- Light/medium bodied and good carbonation

D- Great non-offensive IPA

aepb1, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of fourplayed
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lite and mildly hazy amber with small off white head..some lacing.

Smells of sweet fruits and citrus..oranges, fruit punch.

Tastes of earthy and biting hops first, sweet notes and malts in the middle with some citrus notes.

Lite to medium body, nice zesty and medium carbonation, some smooth malts with hop bite and dry finish, medium alcohol warmth.

Although hops are up front the malts, citrus and sweet notes keep this a nicely balanced brew...very nice!

fourplayed, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of tykees88
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- off orange color with a foamy off white head, laces nicely

S- citrus and pine, some malty biscuit is there which is nice.

T- The citrus is really awesome for it being an ipa, not as much pine as noted in the smell, I really like the taste, much more like a pale ale.

M- Light, airy, crispy, just enough carbonation to feel the bubbles.

D- it's just a solid go to in the clutch would never turn it down easy drinker. loved it.

tykees88, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of RunForYourBeer
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 11/09/10.

A: Pours a light orange that is barely transparent.

S: Lots of citrus and pine hops here.

T: Lots of piney hops with some light bready malt.

M: Medium with good carbonation.

D: High.

I really liked this one. It didn't have the citrus character I'd expected but it was still very good. I could see myself going back for this one.

RunForYourBeer, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of dubinsky
2.68/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Currently drinking this at the burger bar in las vegas. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - pours an amazingly clear dark golden yellow with a nice two finger off white head. Great retention as the beer settles.

S - Ehh, not too much happening here for me. This is kinda dissapointing. Im getting some faint pine and resin but not one single feature is coming out.

T - Again, much like the smell, the taste is really subdued. Im not getting a lot of hop flavor that I require from an ipa. Not much going on here for me.

M - This is really one of the most redeaming qualities of this beer. Its crisp, dry and thin. Quite refreshing, but not what I expect from the style.

D - Its super drinkable, but im having a hard time calling this an ipa.

dubinsky, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of lester619
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep golden amber bronzish color. Slighly hazy. Huge creamy off-white head and beautiful lacing. The smell is a nice herbal pine with plenty of grapefruit and other citrus. It smells like a good IPA which is a very good thing. Very clean and fresh hop and pine flavors compine right off the bat with a sweet earhy bready malt base. I can tell this is a very fresh bottle. More sweet bready somewhat toasted flavors come our in the middle. It finishes with a sweet citric grapefruit and a beutifully clean bitter herbal bite. The body is a little lighter than some of the other IPA's I think. I kind of like that. That along with the blanced sweetness and clean bitterness and overall great fresh hop taste of this beer makes it incredibly drinkable. I did the whole six pack in an afternooon fairly easily. I love IPA's and I can't believe I've left one this good sit on the shelf until now. Is the 120 minute really double the flavor and body of this? That sounds scary as hell.

lester619, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of Chincino
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. It poured to be a medium golden color.

There was an aroma on piney hops and a bit of a citrus smell. I've had this been many times before and each time it does not disappoint.

This beer is high on the drinkability scale.

Chincino, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of tdawgydog
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got my Russian River growler filled at HalfTime in Po-town.

Poured into my Magnolia Pub & Brewery pint glass... Nothing better than fresh beer!

A - Pours a nice deep yellow golden color with a good 2 - 3 finger head that recedes and leaves a nice lacing around the top of the glass.

S - A little weak in the nose. Would like a little more hop. It's not bad, it's just that there isn't much there.

T - It's a pretty tasty brew. Interesting combination of hops and flavor none of it is overpowering. The beer is just really well done.

D - Goes down really smooth. Working on pint # 4 while watching Sunday night football. I don't even feel as if I've had one ;-)

M - A little thin if anything. This might be because I've been drinking some heavier bodied beers lately. Other than that it's well carbonated.

Can't go wrong with this. Would go back for more if I were closer.

tdawgydog, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Keg and Bottle in Del Cerro, Ca. served in a pint glass for $5.

A: Pours a hazy golden hue with a slight amber tint to it, nice fat head and tons of lacing from start to finish.

S: Floral hop upfront that dissipates quickly, fermented fruit with a sweet grainy finish - pretty nice but nothing out of the ordinary.

T: Nice piney hop - citrus bight, peppery and floral, balanced well with nice fruit flavor (apricot maybe) and sweet malt. Super tasty but definitely on the safe side of IPA's, meant for more of the general market and less for the true hop head.

M: Medium-bodied but on the lighter side of it, good carbonation for the style, not much bitterness from the hop.

D: Easy all night drinker for sure.

DeanMoriarty, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of mpcrump
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Very light amber color. Average white head.

S: Nice light citrus hops smell.

T: Slightly bitter to start. Ends with with a light citrus taste - orange mostly.

M: Very light and consistent from beginning to end.

D: Very good taste and feel.

mpcrump, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of kevinconroy
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-The appearance of this beer is nothing that stands out to me It has a clear light golden color. This is not very important to me for this style of beer as taste is everything for this category for me

S-For being an American pale ale this beer really does not have as strong of a hop aroma as I would like. The smell for me is more sweet malty with the hops coming through in the end

T-This beer is a great tasting American Pale Ale. Definitely top notch taste. Although weak in the appearance and smell categories this beer has the taste of everything I look for in a great APA. Not over overwhelmingly bitter; near perfect hop and malt flavor.

M- the mouth feel for this beer is very nice and crisp. It has a good balance of bitterness and malt flavors with a nice foaminess that goes throughout

D-This is definitely a beer that can be drank all night. Very easy to drink. This beer goes great with food and is very refreshing. I had this beer with a Colby Jack Grilled Cheese with tomatoes. This beer was great to quench my thirst and help the food go down. Every sip turned out to be half a glass full of this stuff

Overall Rating- This beer is a top notch APA. Although weak in color and smell this beer has a taste that out shines its weaknesses. Taste for me is the most important quality in a beer. I also love the fact that this beer is bottle conditioned old school style. Out of 100 I would give this beer a 88 and would say that it keeps up with the best of this style of beer. Its no Odell but its damn good anyway

kevinconroy, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tumbler.

A: Amber-honey color with a two finger head.

S: hops aren't as prominent as they should be. There's nothing wrong with the smell, but if I didn't know, I might not be able to pin this as an IPA...maybe an ESB.

T: Same story here. Its very balanced; you get candy flavours first, then citrusy hops follow; pretty one dimensional.

D: Loses a point for being a bit boring, but the alcohol is completely hidden, which I believe was the point of this beer.

Overall: I understand balance is key in this brew, but I drink IPAs because I like the taste of IPAs. This beer is way to one-note and forgettable to rave about. There are just too many other much better IPAs in this country.

JohnnyChicago, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of DAVEnHOPS
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hmm.. Balance is key in this one.

S - Citrus hops of front. That's all I can really get out of it. Still good.

T - Hop bitterness up front, with citrus flavors coming through right after. Orange peel, and a little grapefruit. Not overly bitter, which allows the caramel malt to come through slightly at the end.

D - Love the balance of flavors in this one, so in that respects its very drinkable. I believe i'll have another..

DAVEnHOPS, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of camferranti
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle into a Burgundy Glass, down the middle

1 cm. white head, but would be greater in a pint glass, lighter amber color.

Nose: Hops, Cedar and faint citrus notes. Slight alcohol smell, very woody for an IPA

Taste: Incredibly well balanced. Slightly bitter, but the majority of the hops are in the nose. In my opinion, the perfectly balanced IPA. Bitterness is there, but balanced well by an apparently superb malt selection.

Mouthfeel: Standard for the style; thinner overall.

Drinkability: Higher alcohol than CoorsWeiser, but something I'd have no problem drinking 9 of.

This beer doesn't leave me wanting for anything. Not really a strong IPA character; but as an overall session beer, the best I've ever had. Sam should consider doing a batch of this guy with some Belgian yeast. THAT may be the only way to impove this impressive go-to beer. However, if you're looking for something extreme, go elsewhere.

camferranti, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of punkrkr27
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden pour with a nice one-finger, foamy, white head.

Aroma: Solid notes of grapefruit with a lush caramel malt body.

Taste: The flavor is more juicy grapefruit with a sticky sweet caramel malt body, and bitter pine on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouth feel with just the right amount of carbonation. Just a solid and well balanced IPA.

punkrkr27, Dec 01, 2010
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,613 ratings.