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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

8,484 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,484
Reviews: 2,577
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 190
Gots: 770 | FT: 5
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

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ressletr

California

4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one hell of an awesome beer. While I won't call it an IPA, it quite frankly is the best Pale Ale I have had. The taste is absolutely awesome. The taste explodes in your mouth. I have never had an ale that simply explodes in your mouth. This absolutely does that. Very mild taste of green hops, but also very sharp. The flavor comes to you in a sort of sweet state, then you get smashed with the hops. I bashed the 120 because of true ignorance of the ale. I am ashamed, because quite frankly the 60 is the best pale ale I have ever had. If you want to taste an awesome pale ale then this is the one. I can't state that more. All hale the mighty dog fish.

My only question is why does this deserve a 88% rating, it deserves a hell of lot more.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 21:48:53 | More by ressletr
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raid765

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The 60 Minute IPA pours surprisingly well for such an airy beer, developing a sturdy head with an even brassy tone throughout. The smell is light and airy, with strong undertones of citrus. It leaves a solid impression of the flavor yet to come. As promised, the hops are plentiful and are delivered to the palate without reservation. The bold nature of the hops makes for a beer that is a bit single minded in its makeup, but clearly delivers as attended. The citrus undertones carry over into the aftertaste. The beer feels a little high on carbonation as it is going down. Overall, a high quality exhibit of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 22:09:40 | More by raid765
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dgallina

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce brown bottle dated 1/11/2007.

Pours clear harvest gold color with no head, very minimal lace. The aroma is almost all hop; a blend of citric grapefruit and more earthy pine on a metallic mineral water background. The grapefruit notes are much more prevalent in the flavor. Quite refreshing with a big juicy hop fruitiness. Some pine tones in the finish, but the hop doesn't overwhelm and the beer remains sweet to the end. Despite the lack of head, the beer is decently carbonated, light, and really quenching. Very drinkable, but rather one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 02:11:56 | More by dgallina
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Newglarusguy

Wisconsin

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

Serving Type:

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a frosted pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clean golden colour that has a head of about 1" and leaves little lacing stuck to my glass.

Smell: Hops lots of hops smells like just about every other IPA I've had before but the good ones at that so it's quite alright.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Great! very hoppy but nicely balanced, I notice a taste of Cascade hops in there very distinct. Very good brew has a good mouthfeel that leaves my mouth satisfied of the taste and clean and refreshing wanting some more.

Drinkability: Good, not a brew to slam but to enjoy and respect to it's fullist beers like this are ment to be enjoyed moderately like any other great brew, I will surely have more of these in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 03:48:54 | More by Newglarusguy
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guinnessfan

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into oversized wine glass. Bottled 11/21/06.

A: Orange/amber color little head and very little lacing.

S: Sulfur...WTF? Maybe its bad. Mild hops.

T: Little bit o' hops but really just bitter. No malt at all.

M: Thin, carbonated and watery. Very carbonated and prickly.

D: Whatever...it's not that bad but it's not really good.

Unimpressive...can't wait to try the 90 minute.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 23:40:28 | More by guinnessfan
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Ivanthehero

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours orangy yellow with an ample head.

Smell- It smells of hops, piney with a hint of the sticky icky. But, unlike some super hopped IPA's you can certainly detect the malt presence.

Taste- Really well balanced. The initial taste is smooth maltyness followed by that hop kick.

Mouthfeel- I feel like the beers mouthfeel sets it a step above other IPA's. It is so smooth and creamy.

Drinkablility- After 2 or 3 of these you want to take it easy. Quite filling and quite rich.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 02:56:22 | More by Ivanthehero
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afinepilsner

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle

60 Minute IPA was yellow-orange in color with nice white head. The head had good retention and left some lacing behind. The aroma was mainly hops with a little malt in the backround. The taste was mainly hops with plenty of bitterness and a long dry finish. It was medium bodied with good carbonation. Drinkability was good. Overall it was a nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 00:18:51 | More by afinepilsner
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rattech

Illinois

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

Appearance: A metallic orange color. It appears quite carbonated, a head forms then settles down to about 1 cm. The color doesn’t look as vibrant as I would like it, but it does look appealing.

Smell: Citrus and roastiness? It does smell quite good.

Taste: Tart citrus followed by sweet followed by malt. The flavor is quite sweet, not as sweet as the 90 minute but not nearly as sweet as stone IPA. There is defiantly a good floral hit from the hops, but damn, this beer seems different. The body is a lot heavier then stone, which I had a few hours ago and what I using to compare this to. It isn’t bad, but it isn’t the best of the style I have had.

Mouthfeel: Thick, a bit syrupy which isn’t what I was looking for.

Drinkability: I have to try this beer some other time when I am feeling a bit better and I haven’t eaten in a few hours. It lacks the raw ease of consumption that I wanted it to have.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2007 03:30:33 | More by rattech
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WAP

Alabama

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange pour with a thin, bubbly head that sticks a bit to the sides of the glass. Smell is piney hops with a hint of sweet maltiness coming through in the background. Taste is very strong pine hop, but with a nice malt sweetness backing that prevents the hops from being overbearing. Very drinkable with a clean finish. This is a nice IPA with just enough malt to keep balance and prevent from becoming a hop-bomb, though it still has a nice, refreshing pine hop crispness to it.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 01:24:17 | More by WAP
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Reidrover

Oregon

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

Nice dark orange coloured ale. Clear with a small yet nice white bubbly head. Surprised how malty the aroma is, though there is a hop presence of course. Quite balanced actually though the hopping does tend to dominate in the end. Piney flavours mostly.But there is good strong malt body to this. Very nice and smooth on the palte, fairly glides over the tongue. Nice drinkable IPA more on the balanced side. But thats OK

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2007 20:00:53 | More by Reidrover
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Procrastinator

Florida

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 11/21/06 stamped on bottle neck.

Appearance: coppery orange color with off-white 1" head, which
recedes to constant 1/8" sticky layer across top of my beer. Continuous stream of carbonation bubbles off bottom of glass and lacing clings to its' sides.

Smell: floral piney hops and citrus, maybe rinds of grapefruit. Also a definite grassy scent along with biscuity malts.

Taste: well balanced of hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Citrus and slight caramel maltiness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with resinous hop chewiness. Hop bite up front fades with dryness at the finish. Carbonation is absolutely right on with me.

Drinkability: easy drinking IPA. Could definitely drink this all day long. Hops are not overpowering, but very tasty.

My family and I stopped by DFH brewery and brewpub while on vacation in Delaware. We sampled many of their great beers on tap
and bought several bottles to sample along the way.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2007 18:55:42 | More by Procrastinator
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nase

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.'er bottled on 12/5/06. Tasting next to a Stone IPA.

Notice a roasted taste up front. Thought there was a hint of coffee in there and then I read a few reviews about a bready/biscuity maltiness in the taste. Oh, so that's what they mean by that! Another delicious brew from DFH. Had the 90 Min. last night and this is not far behind. I prefer the roasted smell of this just a tad over Stone's rendition. Stone's taste is a little sweeter and more hoppy but they're pretty comparable to me.

App. - 4.5, Smell - 4.0, Taste - 4.0, Mouth - 3.5, Drink - 4.0

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2007 04:11:23 | More by nase
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at kinfolks in maintou:

Poured amber/tea color with a 4 gingers+ white head (she stryed to tightnen up the head but it wouldn't cooperate! Great lacing & good head retention

S: Slight citrus (lemon & grapefruit) & pineyness

T: Grapefruit hops & a little breadyness up front. Piney hops in the middle. Finishes crisp & hoppy

MF: Medium bodied with good balance & bit too much carbonation, added a hint of pricklyness

Drank very easy, this would be a nice IPA to session on. I believe this keg was about to blow

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2007 03:31:13 | More by russpowell
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PEBKAC

New York

3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fresh brewed iced tea? No, this is a beer. Probably my limit when it comes down to hoppy beers, I can still understand & enjoy something so unassuming & potent to the average imbiber.

Very piny & prickly on my nose, I always eat something with this, or my tongue withers inward after a few sips. A sweet, almost woody character. Almost maple, but not. The hard carbonation practically swallows for me. Once it dies down, you forget about the last gulp & try it again; it's almost addicting.

One of the few IPAs I've had that can stand up & defend itself without the help of it's hoppy profile. Not too sessionable, unless the right occasion arises, at least for me it isn't. Easier on a breezy, late summer day.

Hold that hammock steady. :)

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2007 01:39:28 | More by PEBKAC
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Atlas1

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh from the kegerator to my pint glass. Goodness gracious. This is a very clear orange/amber beer. I can see right through it. Clear and clean. Produces a heavy looking two finger head which, over some time, dies down and leaves a nice melted-butter type lace on the sides of the glass. Beautifully fresh aroma of pine and citrus. This beer smells great. Not as strong a bouquet as the 90-Minute, but very pleasant. Tastes great too. Strong notes of pine again with grapefruit and an earthy bitter finish. Possesses a strong lingering aftertaste of piney hoppiness. Lip-smacking good. The mouthfeel holds up well. This could easily be a session beer. You could crack a bottle open after mowing the lawn, or you could serve it next to a nice orange-chicken dish. Would also work well with a smooth cheddar or a tangy blue cheese.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2007 19:00:14 | More by Atlas1
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prototypic

Ohio

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

Appearance: Beer had a 1.5 finger head after pouring. Beer lurking beneath is light copper. Head lingered for a couple of minutes, but dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: Picked up hops, pine, and vanilla with some light citrus scents beneath.

Taste: Definite hop presence. A bit of a citrus taste and some pine. Something about it has a bit of a bite, but I can't place it.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Beer goes down smooth and light. It does feel somewhat thin and insubstantial. More body would definitely be a good thing. Not bad at all though.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2007 22:03:16 | More by prototypic
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alexskovan

New York

3.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bright gold with a sturdy off-white head. Aroma is . . . HOPS! Grapefruity hops specifically. That is also what it mostly tastes like. So yum -- I guess -- so long as you really dig grapefruity hops.

Maybe this is a personal thing, but I tend to lose patience with this sort of beer. I sometimes think that this is rather like what has happened with "cajun" food. You just dump a whole bunch of pepper into a dish and that makes it "cajun" -- right? How much brewing skill does it take to dump a bunch of hops into a batch of beer?

Don't get me wrong -- it's not really bad beer. But it is nothing special either, and it was pricey. But hey, if you love those fluffy little pine cones, then this one is for you. . .

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 22:33:24 | More by alexskovan
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Sconnie

Wisconsin

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

Very solid IPA. Looked just a touch darker than most IPA's, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The smell is full of hops, very full of hops, and so is the taste. A strong, well balanced hop bitterness, hardly any malt taste, but it's an IPA. Very drinkable, a good beer to have when you want a few and you're not affraid of hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 21:05:49 | More by Sconnie
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Graebner

Germany

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber with some white head that hangs around. Large, slow bubbles; it looks very viscous.

Smells of citrus, pine, some biscuity malts. Floral hints.

Taste is substantially stronger than the smell had me thinking. Esters, grapefruit, pine; really makes your mouth water. Slight maltiness. Alcohol not really noticable except in the feel. Bitter finish (excellent!) Lots of flavor.

Mouthfeel is top-notch. Thick but not heavy, perfect amount of carbonation. Dry finish. Really good.

Overall a superb IPA. Sadly, at $13/sixer, this one will not be an everyday. If it were $9 or $10, though, it probably would be. Really a delicious beer for hopheads, and incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2007 23:15:28 | More by Graebner
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ncvbc

North Carolina

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

One of my favorite IPA's. Pours a brilliant golden orange with a nice, fluffy head. Excellent smell of fresh hops that basically dominates completely. This is one of those IPA's that I just can't get enough of. I try to keep a few of these at all times when I need a hop fix. Crisp hops stunted slightly by malts and the hops come back once again. So damn fresh. Nice, smooth mouthfeel with a light to medium body. One of the more drinkable IPA's that I've had and a definite classic in my book.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2007 03:59:12 | More by ncvbc
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bradleyseven

Illinois

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

poured in a mixing glass (american pint glass)

Visual:
clear, straw colored liquid with 1/2 inch of bubbly white head that goes away very easily leaving only the slightest bit of lacing

Smell:
slightly sweet smelling notes of lemon and orange

Taste:
easy malt taste - mild breadiness. Hops are King here though, strong citrus: lemon, lime, and orange pith. faint herbal notes on the finish as well

Body:
medium bodied, slightly chewy
hops linger on the tongue and inner cheeks

Drinkability:
this is a very versatile beer. it is great as a session beer (when i am feeling a little frisky for hops); it is a beer that i often suggest when someone tells me that they want to know what "hops" are all about...it is very hop-forward, but not overwhelming; it is also a great starter if you are planning an evening of bigger and hoppier things

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2007 20:35:38 | More by bradleyseven
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LvilleIPA

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear golden color with a thick rocky head on top.

S - Very mild. Nothing really sticks out too much, maybe just your average citrus and malts.

T - Excellent taste. Great hop flavor without being too overboard. This is alot more balanced than I expected it to be.

M - Medium bodied, actually a very "juicy" taste. It's like a citrus burst once in you mouth. It's decieving because (maybe my nose is clogged) I don't smell much. Leaves the mouth semi-dry, which is nice.

D - One of the best "everyday" IPAs I've had. It's not an assault on your mouth, it's just very, very good. It's got a great balance to it, and you could definitely drink quite a few of these. It's even better on tap if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2007 03:10:14 | More by LvilleIPA
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beeragent

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Part of a series of beers that my brother-in-law had stored in a refrigerator, but gave up due to them moving. This particular beer is at least three years old. Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a hazy orange, forming a thick 1 inch head, leaving light lacing along the glass. Very faint aroma, mostly of hops, and a little citrus. The taste is mostly hops, creating a very nice but mild citrus flavor. Not as intense as 90 minute IPA, but still tasty. The mouthfeel is medium, just right for an IPA. Overall, this is a very enjoyable, and easy to drink IPA. Not too much bite, but enough to know that your drinking a quality IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 07:57:53 | More by beeragent
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TheDeuce

New York

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

With all the hype surrounding this beer, I expected a little bit more, maybe it was just my six pack.

Appearance-normal dark gold haze color, little head which is fizzy comes briefly up then settles.

Smell-Hoppy aroma that is one dimensional, does hide the alcohol well but also other traces of malt and other ingrediants.

Taste-pure hop oil through and through, the hop character is generous, all other flavors sorted out, seems like one brand of hops was used and used generously, alcohol is well hidden but only due to hop aroma.

Mouthfeel-hoppyness through and through, not bad but again one dimensional, dry and heavy in the mouth, going down rashly ending with a bitter finish.

Drinkability-decent finish, hoppy in the endnotes, dry finish, not too much alcohol.

Overall- since I am a hop fan, I have heard Dogfish Head's name spoken with near reverence, while this is a perfectly fine beer there isn't much that leaps out at me, it is hoppy but one-dimensional, rash instead of smooth, and overly active on the way down. Nothing bad to say about it and I will certainly try it again but this time I am a little underwhelmed.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 02:53:06 | More by TheDeuce
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malcontent

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale gold/orange body. Frothy head that quickly reduces to thick lacing which clings to the sides of the glass on its way down.

Citrus overtones with a bit of that nice pine scent. Not very strong, but pleasant nonetheless.

Excellent grapefruit up front with good spice and surprising dryness on the finish

Not over-carbonated with just a little creaminess to the texture. Totally drinkable and a definite keeper over the course of an evening. A no-frills take on the IPA from DFH executed deftly.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2007 15:12:21 | More by malcontent
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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