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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,902 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,902
Reviews: 2,656
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 267
Gots: 1,666 | FT: 6
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

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 megahurts4
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA

Appearance: amber, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: nice hops, pine, and some malts.

Taste: hops, slight maltiness, and some nice pine.

Mouthfeel: medium.

This is a nice IPA that isn't powerful. The flavor balance is very good.

Photo of Shinypoptart
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Very nice dark golden color, very effervesant (you can tell that it is bottle conditioned), the head sticks around throughout, it looks like a beer should look. 5/5

Smell - The smell of this beer is great, it reminds me of Dale's Pale Ale. You get a lot of nice floral hops and rich malt. 5/5

Taste - The taste follows the smell. It is an exceptional blend of floral and bitter hops with a perfect malty backbone. It is hoppy yet not overwhelming as the hops and malts work in perfect harmony. Rich and smooth, simply incredible. 5/5

Mouthfeel - Very smooth, perfect carbonation from being bottle conditioned. 5/5

Overall - This is what beer should taste like. It is full of flavor yet not overwhelming and smooth enough to drink a few of. Its my new favorite beer. Nearly perfect. 5/5

PS - I have read where a lot of people enjoy the 90 minute better than this beer yet I found this one much more tasty. The 90 minute is much thicker and malt forward, it comes off almost too sweet. The 60 minute is perfectly balanced and actually tastes like an IPA.

Photo of ChugginOil
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

60 Minute pours a nice golden color with a couple fingers of white head. The nose offers some pungent hop aromas that are pretty fresh smelling. The taste is light grapefruit, apricot, and some malts that create a nice nutty finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and smooth with a dry finish. Overall, this is an all around, any time, any day, IPA.

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer mug.

Appearance: Beer pours a beautiful, 100% clear rich golden color. Fizzy throughout, with a fluffy pearly-white head.

Smell: Very thick, and woody. Spicy (slightly citric) hop bitterness in the nose, with just a little malt underneath.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Nicely mixed...the bitterness and orange/yellow fruit flavor is balanced well with the mellow and smooth malt character, creating a sip that is both fizzy and oily, both tart and mellow. Good...but nothing that really jumps out and screams "originality." Aftertaste is grassy bitterness.

Overall: Perfectly "good." Not mind-blowing, but definitely worth the price tag.

Photo of wahhmaster
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, pale brown color. Has a large, frothy head that dissipates slowly and leaves some very nice lacing.

Smell: Has that strong, dry-hopped IPA smell. Has a grassy, earthy, West-Coast hops smell to it. Has a little bit of a grainy maltiness to it in the background as well.

Taste: Aggressively hoppy up front with a balanced finish. West Coast hops definitely dominate but there is a bit of grainy maltiness to balance it a little.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall: This is really the gold standard in my opinion for East Coast American IPAs. While the West Coast produces great hop bombs, DFH has made a very sessionable, drinkable IPA with great hops flavors. A classic and one of my favorites.

Photo of beer2day
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light gold with 2-finger paper white head. Good retention, with 1/2 finger left at bottom of the glass. Light lacing across the back of the glass, with globs of sparse lace across the front.

Nice, bright citrus with light grapefruit and tangerine. Also a malty sweetness

Floral hop hit up front, with light citrus coming in mid glass. Good malt backbone behind the hops. Dry finish with a touch of malt sweetness there too. For 6%, it packs a lot of flavor.

Feel is very thick for the style, without much creamy texture.

Overall, a very easy bitter drinker.

Photo of ChadQuest
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

slightly hazy overall with a golden straw color and a white cap.
All around this one has a really bready and biscuity nature to it compared to alot of IPAs. This one has both resinous and citrus hops characteristics in it and finishes on the dryer side, but the bready aspect stays fairly prominant throughout. Not very bitter as far as IPAs go these days, i have had a few Pale Ales that are just as bitter and hoppy. Kinda questioning the bottles age, but i have had this one many many times before and never fell in love with it.

Photo of manitouman84
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as a clear golden amber with a creamy effervescent 1 finger head and nice lacing as it goes down. Astounding floral aromas percolate from this beer, intense citrus, grassy, earthy, pine notes present. Cascade seems to dominate the mix. Bitter and citrusy at the first sip. A very light caramel sweetness give a very balanced finish to the beer.

This beer accomplishes a very fine balance that is perfect to me, bitter, citrusy, clean with a slight sweetness to balance the hops.

Photo of nastley3
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bottle, cloudy copper color with medium sized head.

S: Bready aroma. Not a very strong smell. I could not pick up on any subtle flavors. Although this is a great beer the smell is simply average.

T: A very balanced IPA with a satisfying yet not overly hoppy flavor. This beer is very straight forward, and I do not taste any fruity flavors or spice.

M: Exceptional mouthfeel. Perfect level of carbonation. Goes down easy and yet still feels substantial.

O: Very good IPA overall. The glass is laced with foam. One of my go to beers.

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a nice golden orange with a modest but fairly short-lived head. Scents of grapefruit, pear, and pine stand out; a very pleasant smell. The taste is much like the scent, with a subtle grapefruit and pear up front, but with a big bite of piney bitterness toward the finish. The pine really dominates the flavor, perhaps a bit too much so for my tastes. Finish is very dry. Not the best IPA I've had lately, but an all around good one.

Photo of Tripphop
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden color, big bubbly white head. Aromas are light as well, with a good hop presence. Flavor is crisp and clean, light malt front with a big piney hop finish. Pleasant bitterness. Every time I drink this beer, it seems less hoppy, don't know if its my palate changing or the beer. A solid standby in my fridge, and always fresh since it sells out weekly at all of my local shops.

Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
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
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
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
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
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
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
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
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
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
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
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
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
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
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,902 ratings.