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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
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9,321 Ratings
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Ratings: 9,321
Reviews: 2,605
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 221
Gots: 1,216 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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 mjw2808
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goldish amber color that leaves a decent head that in turn leaves some lacing. The smell is very hoppy with some citrus notes and slight alcohol. The taste hits first with a strong bit of hops. Not as much as many other IPAs but just the right amount for this beer. Its followed by a sweetness and a malt backbone. Medium bodied and good drinkability. IPAs are my favorite style, and this just might be my favorite IPA, or at least one of them.

mjw2808, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of chickenm
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper color with a medium white head. Strong aroma of citrusy hops and grass. Lots of hops in the taste although it is not extremely bitter. There's some malt and honey in the flavor as well. Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation. Overall this is excellent, one of the better IPAs I've tried.

chickenm, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of Wisconsinality
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into standard pint glass

A- Pours a a translucent golden blond with about a fingers worth of head that recedes to a small little cap. Doesn't leave much for lacing.

S- A faint bit of hops combines with some malt but kind of lackluster in this department. There is also a little bit of toffee maybe even a slight bit of corn.

T- The first taste that pops out right away is the malt and like the smell, barely any hops to speak of. There is a sweetness about that I can't really put my finger on, maybe some kind of grain.

M- A medium bodied brew that has a good amount of carbonation. There is almost no bite whatsoever.

D- Pretty balanced beer with no one flavor really sticking out. I really couldn't have more than two of these, there is something sweet about it and kinda gets to me after a couple.

Wisconsinality, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of jzholloway
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you love IPAs, this is a must have. Lighter then the 90 min IPA, and less potent then both the 90 min and the 120 min, this is a wonderful start into the world of Dogfish Head beers... which happen to be one of my favorite. Once you have had this one, make sure to hit up the 90 min IPA as well!

jzholloway, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of muskabeatz
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A sort of golden, burnt orange. Small white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving behind minimal lacing.

S- Middle of the road hop aroma, backed by a slight fruitiness, and balanced by some sweet malt.

T- Oily hop taste, balanced by a strong malt presence. Gives way to bittering hops, and a slightly dry, yeasty finish.

F- Creates a nice slickness on the palate, with just the right amount of carbonation.

D- Super versitile brew that is easy to drink, and could go well with any casual meal.

muskabeatz, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of TangTKE402
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer into a 12 oz. mug and it fit perfectly with a nice two-finger head on it. The lacing was fairly substantial and the head dimmed down to a light ring of froth around the edges which stuck with it all the way down the glass. A wet-hay color with golden hues persisted through this mostly clear beer.

The odor was nothing to write home about. Very light fragrances of apricot and other dried fruit wafted up with a light spiciness. Good, but you have to really dig to get the odors out, nothing hits you right-away.

The beer sits in your mouth with a crisp, well-rounded feel and swallows with a tingly freshness that is quite delightful.

The taste is a tad leathery (this is a positive thing) and the crisp dryness is not overbearing. It is cut with fruity notes of apples, apricots and berries on the swallow. It is well-rounded and less bitter than the average IPA (probably due to the length of time, which usually mellows out the hop flavor.)

This beer is a delight. It tastes like an ideal library: full of leather-bound books on mahogany shelves with a crackling fire on a crisp Autumn day.

TangTKE402, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of Schnitzengiggles
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a vibrant orangish color with about a one finger head. Foamy with a fair amount of lacing left.

S: Piney hop aroma hits you first followed by a malty sweetness. Good amount of floral and citrus notes as well, very nice smelling beer.

T: Citrus and floral characteristics come through strongly along with a fairly assertive hop bitterness. More malty flavor comes as the beer warms along with a more pronounced alcohol bite. Refreshing and crisp though.

M: Fair amount of carbonation. Dry and doesn't leave much of a residue. Nice.

D: Light and crisp, could definitely drink several of these without problem.

O: Very impressed, not usually a huge IPA fan but this one could change that. Great floral and pine notes give this beer a deep well balanced flavor to hold up to the bitterness.

Schnitzengiggles, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of dudemuskie
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- slightly hazy, bright orange color with 1.5 finger eggshell white, foamy head. Head settles rather quickly but leaves some residual lacing.

Aroma- malty sweet caramel holds up a bright citrusy, floral, resinous nosefull of hops.

Flavor- starts with hops front and center from the tip to the back of the tongue- citrusy and resinous. A quick wave of malty caramel and toffee rides down the middle, fading quickly to a mouth full of hops. Finishes slightly bitter but with enough caramel to really make this beer refreshing and well balanced. Hop bitterness and a whisper of alcohol linger in the mouth with some time as do some soft green/grassy hop flavors.

Mouthfeel- well carbonated at moderate-high levels leaving a bit of a CO2 sting on the tip of the tongue. CO2 also gets hops popping as soon as it hits the tongue. Almost tastes like eating a fresh sticky hop covered in caramel! Medium body with a slightly sticky finish. Quite drinkable and sessionable.

Overall- very tasty AIPA with loads of hop flavor that is well balanced by a firm malty backbone. Not as big as the 90 or 120 but bright hop flavors more prominent as a result! Excellent example of the style that would pair nicely with funky cheeses, a black and bleu burger, or some spicy chili!

dudemuskie, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of mjl21
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Comes in at 6%. Bottled on 8/19/09.

A-Pours a clear amber with some glowing orange notes. It has a one finger off white head that dissolves to a decent ring. Lots of bubbles can be seen rising.

S-Here is where it gets odd. There is a surprising roast malt aroma that gives it a strong coffee presence. There are some light citrus notes. If I had a blindfold on I would guess this was a porter.

T-Orange rind and grapefruit kick it off with some citrus flavor. There is also a little pine. The roast malt that is so strong in the nose appears midsip. It finishes with some caramel sweetness and some bitter grapefruit. The roast flavor with the hops reminds me of a black IPA.

M-Medium bodied. It is dry and is properly carbonated.

D-The roast really hurts this one.

I haven't had one of these in probably 4 years and can't recall if this one always had the roast flavor. I'll have to try it fresh on tap before reserving final judgment.

mjl21, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of JalfPsu
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Poured with a half inch, cream-colored head that dissipated quickly, leaving little behind. The beer itself is a pale gold, and reasonably pleasant looking, but unremarkable.

The smell is reasonably gentle for an IPA (and VERY gentle for a Dogfish Head beer), but has pleasant notes of pine and citrus, with hints of a refreshing grassiness.

The taste is reasonably light, with a moderate degree of bitterness up front, along with noticeable citrus notes, as promised from the smell. The aftertaste is a mild bitterness at the back of the tongue, along with a subtle malt that is barely noticeable at first. Overall, very crisp and refreshing.

The mouthfeel is crisp, with a lot of carbonation. There isn't much residue left to coat the tongue, and each sip feels fresh.

This is an easily drinkable, highly refreshing IPA, and I could definitely put a way several of these without it growing old, especially on a hot day.

JalfPsu, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of BullDurham
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a nice hazy golden color. Fluffy half inch head stuck around for a minute or so, then dropped down to a thin blanket that lasted till the last drop.

Smell: Subdued floral, pine, a bit of malt. Smells quite nice, just nothing that reaches out and grabs you.

Taste: Hops right away, not too strong, not too bitter. Sweet bread taste backs up the citrus hops. Both give way to piney bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Feels a bit oily. Bitterness sicks to your whole mouth after each taste. Goes down easy.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, seems to be well balanced. Alcohol is well hidden. Could easily drink a few of these.

Overall: 60 Minute is a good beer, nice balance, easy to drink, just wish there was more it. Worth a try.

BullDurham, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of Cakanator
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Supple mouthfeel in my oppinion. I would build a shrine for the 90 minute (and can't wait to try the expensive 120-minute). Aroma: Ahh there they are! What I have been waiting on - hops.. grapefruit, some slight pine, banana & lemon, my mouth is watering.

Cakanator, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of cleeze
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my favorite goto brews.

Appearance is a nice golden hazy copperish hue with some great 2 finger frothy head. Decent lacing.

Smell was lots of citrus notes. Grapefruit and some piney goodness.

Very well balanced. Again citrus; maybe some orange this time. Great malt profile too

I could drink a handful of these. Expecially when fresh

cleeze, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of ozzyCobblepot
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly pale, golden color, plenty of carbonation rising to the surface. Good bubbly head that clings to the pint glass' walls nicely.
S: Deep pine note, slight hint of citrus
T: Bold hops flavor, but not exceptionally bitter. In fact, I detect a particularly sweet, almost caramel note that blends nicely with the hops finish.
M: Moderate bodied, carbonation prevalent.

A fine beer, balanced and subtle, leaving the American hops to do their thing without being overpoweringly bitter. That said, this is American IPA light in my opinion and though it's good, you have to give the 90 or 120 minute IPA flagship status out of Dogfish Head.

ozzyCobblepot, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of Pehlman
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a couple bottles with my buddy OlieIPA. Luckily was able to find some that was less then a month old.

A: Poured into a straight pint glass. First thing i noticed off the bat was the clarity of this beer. It had almost a pilsner-like quality too it. Poured with a big, foamy white head. The body of the beer showed some quite furious bubbling from within. Seemed to reatain the head pretty well as well as leaving a good bit of lacing on the glass.

S: This was the most unique part of this beer to me. Dogfish head always reminds you how not so normal they are. This isnt a bad thing though by any means. The aroma here was very malty but back with a nice floral hop spice which gave the whole beer a musky bread-like aroma.

T: Hops hit first here, which is a great counter to the smell. Very well balanced beer! The hops hit strong but fade very smoothly into the malt body.

M: Great carbonation. Very light body. It was fairly dry at first but seemed to somehow make an oily finish appear. I liked it.

D: Drinking very well. Could drink this any time. I was very pleasantly suprised by this beer. Definitely my favorate Dogfish Head beer to date.

Pehlman, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of OlieIPA
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd been looking forward to trying this beer fresh for quite some time, so when my good buddy came over with three 12 oz. bottles last night and told me they were fresh...my beer drinking palate became quickly excited. Thanks Mike for this generous offering.

A: Poured light with a bright yellow-golden hue into a standard pint glass. This particular IPA exhibited many positive qualities I like to find with most beers within this style including a beautiful off white 2-finger head, nice lacing, and a body that looked light and refreshing. The only knock I'm going to give this beer is the lack of head retention and lacing degradation.

S: An obvious hop aroma upfront that mainly consisted of pine and citrus-like notes. The malt body is quite unique on the nose as well and can be best described as grainy bread.

T: Pine, citrus, and a spent-grain flavor top to bottom...again, very unique. Tastes like an IPA, but the body is something to marvel over. I feel like I'm eating bread that was baked from the spent-grain used from my homebrew. The finish is very nice as well...not overly bitter (but does have some punch) and very musky.

M: A little dry (nice for the style), gentle carbonation, and at some points...oily.

D: Very impressed! A perfect example of a session IPA and the flavor profile adds a nice twist on the style as well.

Overall: Prefer this over the 120 and 90 minute IPA produced from DFH and something I'll be enjoying again soon. A must try. Cheers!

OlieIPA, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of OttoBomb
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a 16 oz pint glass (October 13, 2009).

Eyes: Hazy orange (I guess), not a significant head, low retention.

Nose: Strong hop kick, citrus, pine and the sweet malt is quite evident. Complex with a decent yeasty, musty backbone.

Tongue: A green hoppy, grassy taste bookends the malt sweetness. Complex flavors help to carry the bitterness, but not enough in my opinion.

Mouth: Quite bitter, thick and coats the mouth.

Libation: I'll preface this by saying that I tried this because I liked the DFH 90 Minute IPA. This brew is good, but I don't appreciate it as much as the 90. This is just a bit less complex and a bit too bitter for the flavor. That said, a solid IPA by any measure.

OttoBomb, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of fightingwords
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A--dull golden almost orange at the edges. Slightly cloudy. Clingy sticky big white head.

S--balanced nose bready malts some earthiness, piney and herb-y hops.

T--caramel malts give way to big but not overbearing piney hops. Wonderful.

M--medium body, clean quick finish (suprised by the lack of oilyness), found it almost kind of dry.

D--dangerous.

famous for a reason, unpretentious by nature, drink when you want a real and balanced IPA. IPA's don't have to rip your mouth up to be full of flavor and this beer proves it.

fightingwords, Nov 20, 2009
Photo of natelocc787
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty light session character to this IPA. Has a nice aroma with yellow cake batter, spruce, pineapple syrup and oranges. The taste could be bigger, sprucy, not much pine flavor, citrus flavors like light orange and lemon peel. The mouthfeel score was close to being bumped up, the head retained at a half finger until it was gone, carbonation was just right. Sessionable for sure but there are much better options IMO. Not as good as their other IPA's.

natelocc787, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of taxguyjase
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a light golden color with a stout white foamy head, which really stuck around. You get the lovely floral citrus boutique that you would expect from an IPA. The beer isn't terribly bitter, but does have some bitterness to it. The hops are still there, just not overly pronounced. The beer feels really smooth and well blended, which I come to expect from Dogfish Head brews. If I could get this in town, I would get it again. This is a high quality IPA that I would definitely use to introduce folks to the style.

Appearance - 4.0/5.0 - Light golden color, good white foamy head that stuck around for a bit.
Smell - 4.5/5.0 - Lovely citrus, floral boutique
Taste - 4.0/5.0 - Enough bitterness to be in line with the style, but not so much to knock your socks off. A good representation of the style.
Feel -4.5/5.0 - Smooth, well blended. Very little aftertaste
Drinkability - 4.5/5.0 - If I could get it in Albuquerque, would be a regular purchase.

taxguyjase, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of SteveS1
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle to a pint glass

Look: Clear amber, bubbly white head

Smell: Citrusy, flowers and spices

Taste: Sweet citrus on the tongue, overtones of citrus stay while the bitter hops rush in.

Feel: Crisp, mild carbonation, rather filling

Drink: Dangerously drinkable, great fruity flavor and evenhanded hops.

SteveS1, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of canucklehead
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer many times but they just started showing up as singles in the government liqour store. Great IPA with really nice balance and plenty of hops. I could drink this all night. Not as complex as say Ballast Point but still a top notch IPA with great drinkability and balance

canucklehead, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of towersfall
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper with a small head that holds very little retention and leaves little to no lacing.

Smell: Not turned on to the smell at all. Smells of burnt nuts and citrus fill my nostrils. And something else that I just can't put my finger on.

Taste: Very nice hop presence that causes this IPA to be completely drinkable. The hops and citrus blend well together to create a decent IPA.

Mouthfeel: A nice balance in body with a glorious amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Great light IPA. It would probably be safe to say this is a light version of their 90 Minute. Would be a great session beer though.

If you want a SOLID IPA from Dogfish Head, go with their 90 Minute, not this one.

towersfall, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of GregSVT
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy faint amber with a big white head that reduces to a nice layering accross the top and leaves a lot of sticky lacing.

S: The nose is hops followed by sweet tropcial fruits like pineapple/mango and malt. There's also an herbal aroma in the background. Very reminiscent of the 90 minute but not as high powered hops.

T: Wow more hop bitterness than I was expecting but the fruity flavors are there on the finish. The bitterness is slightly herbal as well and last for a while.

M: Good carbonation that leads to a creamy feel.

D: Good example of an American IPA and the ABV makes this very sessionable.

I still prefer the 90 Minute to this one as it has more fruity/malty flavors and isn't all hops. This would be good if you wanted something to drink while at a bar watching a game and didn't want to get bombed quickly.

GregSVT, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of HURTemHIZZY
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a hazy copper color with a fairly small off white head. the head dissipated quickly, but left some decent lacing down the glass.

Smelled hoppy, with earthy undertones. Maybe some citrus, definitely some grapefruit.

tastes fairly hoppy, with some hoppy bitterness left on the palate. In the aftertaste the earthy tones are very noticeable, along with the slight citrus that was present in the aroma.

Medium bodieed, with some nice carbonation Very nice mouthfeel. Beer was hoppy, but teh earthy tones and the grapefruit were not off putting at all. Very nice beer.

HURTemHIZZY, Nov 12, 2009
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,321 ratings.