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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,893 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,893
Reviews: 2,655
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1,659 | 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 bubseymour
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass

If a foreinger came to the U.S. and said they wanted to try a good US made IPA, the Dogfishhead 60 minute might be the best option to provide for a perfectly flavored and balanced All American craft brewed IPA. Everything about this beer is what one would hope for when in the mood for an American IPA (lets not compare to doubles/imperials). To me this is the standard which most other IPA brewers strive for and only a small handful in this country really are on the level of Dogfish Head.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a beautiful golden color producing a white foamy head that is dense and tall. A robust carbonation helps to keep the head a float for a rather long time.
There is good lacing around the glass.
A well balanced aroma of sweet malts and hops. The hops have a herbal and pine boquet.
Now as for the taste. The hops are not as pronounced in the taste as you would think basing your opinion on the aroma.
Taste is well balance with neither hop or malt winning the battle. Hops are sutle with flavors of citrus, pine and floral.
Malts are sweet with hints of toasted malts and grains.
This beer is of a medium body, but leans towards the lighter side.
A bit dry with little aftertaste.
A very clean, well balance beer that could be enjoyed over a long session.

Photo of RedSpecial1
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clear straw color, with a thick, white frothy head. The nose is citrusy and piney, very pleasant. The taste is the same as the nose with a nice bitterness at the end. Very light mouthfeel that lends itself to being a good session beer. Very nice.

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

Havent had this one in quite some time.. After opening, I realized how much I did miss it. I love hops and this one has it but not overloaded.

It pours a nice golden tone with little head. But from the glass you can smell the hops. It had a perfect balance between bitterness and hoppines.

This has been and will probably continue to be my summer beer

Photo of lespaulrocker
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Amber in color, creamy white finger and a half head. Moderate to heavy lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Flowery, hoppy, a bit of citrus, maybe grapefruit.

T: A lot of hops (as it should be with an IPA), some malts, hints of coffee and citrus. Dry, bitter finish.

M: A little bit too much carbonation for me. Creamy and smooth.

D: Very drinkable.

I only got this beer because I've been watching the show Brew Masters on Discovery which features Dogfish Brewery. I was pleased to learn it's a really great beer. I'll be seeking this one out again.

Photo of malloyca
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy amber color poured from a bottle into a plastic cup. The thin head dissipated very quickly. Bottled on 12/13/2010. Pleasant, citrusy hop aroma tending toward sweet rather than dry or resiny. On the palate there is a strong grapefruit flavor and firm, dry hoppiness with a medium to light mouthfeel.

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from cooler @ Abe's of Bethlehem, PA. Poured into pint glass. Bottled 11/21/10 and its a little over 2 months old.

A- Yellow, orange, and very clear. Large quantity of average size bubbles lifting into a good white head.

S- Sweet, slight tang and traditional malt profile.

T- Sweet caramel malts with a mellow hop profile. Very rounded with a slight hop bitter edge.

M- Nice carbonation and medium body.

D- High drinkability. Very sweet malt profile makes it a tad sticky. At 6%, its also sessionable.

Photo of BeerLover99
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: yellow, orange, trace head present, ok lacing.

S: citrus, grain, mild grassy/pine

T: grapefruit, lemon grass, pine, malt,
slow long bitter/slighty oily finish

M: medium body, oily/sticky mouth

D: Highly drinkable. You can stock this
in your frig on reg basis and impress
newbies and beer snobs.
Big flavor beer for 6% ABV.


Photo of mlazzaro
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange to amber in color. Clear as can be, most likely filtered before bottling. Pretty appealing looking. Pours with a white head. Head just won't stay up which is a pet peeve on mine.

Floral American citrusy-hop smell. Nice choices of hop strains. Reminds my of some generously hop homebrewed IPAs I've had in the past. IPA's are definitely better fresh even though they were originally designed to last a long time. This one might be a touch old. Bitterness is nice and smooth. Alcohol content was quite surprising to me. I guessed absolutely no higher than 5%. Slightly acidic at the end, but I like that. Good beer, and from Delaware.. Wow.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Thick orange syrup. Some decent carbonation, but kind of flat. Nice color though and decent lacing. No foam.

Smell: Strong pine hops, definitely one of the most hopped smells in a beer.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good piney taste that doesn't have a mouthfeel that holds up to it that well.

Drinkability: Pretty safe IPA with good flavor.

Overall: Definitely weaker than 90 Minute.

Photo of gkunkle
2.88/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice white head that leaves some cool lacing. Smell is of floral and piney hops, smells delicious! Mouthfeel is good, medium body and good carbonation.

Now is when we come to the unfortunate part of the review, when I tasted this, it tasted like coffee. My tastebuds gave me an angry look and accused me of lying when I promised them an IPA. I have heard others complain of this and I am not sure why it happens. So for now, my review will reflect this until I get another opportunity to try 60 minute again.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1/4/11; Poured 1/21/11

A: Pours straw yellow with a decent head that fades fairly quickly

S: Interesting smell, includes hops, citrus (particularly dry orange), some floral and herbal notes, and some grains

T: Pretty much the same as the smell, the grains come out a bit more here

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation

D: Middle-of-the-road IPA that is easily drinkable at 6%

Photo of shand
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with two fingers of fluffy, bone-white head. Retention is above-average, and lacing is great. The smell is a veritable banquet of hops, with fruits, pine, and citrus (predominantly grapefruit). A hop-head's delight. The taste is also fantastic. This somehow manages to straddle the boundary between being absolutely refreshing, yet very hoppy and bitter. This is the kind of beer that makes a company's reputation. I hate to talk in hyperboles like that, but this beer is just that good. Miles ahead of it's "big brother" 90 Minute. The first burst of flavor is hop resin and grapefruit. Wonderful wonderful hop resin. Then, some fruity characteristics come in, along with a touch of pine and just the right amount of bready malts. A masterclass in IPAs.

The mouthfeel is maybe a little thin, but otherwise satisfyingly sticky. The drinkability is absolutely superb, somehow, while being an absolute hop-bomb, the aftertaste isn't super bitter. It instead somehow manages to be refreshing. The lower ABV for the style probably helps a bit here. Dogfish really have a world class IPA with 60 Minute. It's just an absolutely solid brew available all over the place, and an excellent go-to IPA. Now, if only Dogfish's "experimental" brews could be this good...

Photo of valdesd1
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy gold. Decent pour gave it a nice 2 finger head but faded quite quickly.

S: Very fruity. Personally I stand by the idea it has a great papaya aroma.

T: Very refreshing. Perfect amount of bitterness whereas the 90 I found to be a little overpowering on the hops. Pleasant bite on the finish, definitely has that sweetness that turns you on.

M: Fair amount of carbonation. Not watered down nor excessively full.

D: A go to beer for me. If I want a quality IPA that I know I won't disappointed, I reach for a 6 of these guys.

Overall this is my favorite IPA. I've had Magic Hat's HIPA, Sierra Extra, but Dogfish really seems to grasp me when it comes to these kind of beers .

Photo of dciBA
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 1/04/11. A nice fresh example review.

Pours medium amber into my DFH signature glass. This white head forms and lingers, quite possibly due to the glass. Smell is a nice healthy dose of grapefruit hops.

Taste is dominated by hops. Grapefruit mostly, with some pine, and even citrus. A perfect beer for hop lovers. Just enough bready malt in the background to balance this one out. Finishes nicely, not too sweet or particularly dry.

After every sip your mouth is left coated with hop resin, awesome. Bitterness on the sides of the tongue is a welcome feeling for this hop head. Goes down quickly. Average ABV and tons of hop flavor make this beer incredibly drinkable. An almost perfect IPA at this level of freshness.

Photo of BB1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a nice golden color w/ nice white head and decent lacing. Lots of hops up front, picking up some orange and lots of pine. This one has a slight resin taste to go w/ the pine. Pretty bitter w/ a slight juiciness. Also has a subtle "onion" taste to it, which I'm not too fond of. Mouthfeel is good, well carbonated, smooth. Drinkability is alright, low abv helps, but the onion flavor hurts.

Not a bad IPA, it's good, but there are too many other IPAs brewed by Dogfish Head that better represent the brewery, IMO. But at the end of the day, it's a good beer.

Photo of hophead1901
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into American pint glass from 12 oz bottle. One finger of lasting head that laces nicely down the glass.

The grapefruit scent was a welcomed surprise and it comes through strongly along with piny notes.

Very refreshing for an IPA, I could see drinking this on a hotter day at a colder temperature than cellar temperature. Again, tasted of grapefruit and the hop bitterness was well complimented by the slight sweetness of the malt.

At only 6% I could enjoy a whole six pack in a night (as I did last night).

Photo of 3rdRowTailgater
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an American pint glass. Pours a golden orange color with a nice amount of head that leaves strong lacing down the side of the glass.

Smells very floral with a nice piney aroma. Perfect aroma for an IPA.

Nice hop bitterness though it possesses a nice balance with a slight sweet maltiness. Hops taste of grapefruit and it has a nice dry finish to it. Not overly bitter.

Nice thick mouthfeel that really lasts in your mouth. It really is a great IPA to drink and because it only comes in at 6% ABV you can enjoy a few.

Photo of Kakaraht
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dusky orange color, with a nice tight white head.

S: It really smells like an IPA its has a Grapefruit floral aroma with a hint of spicy malt in the background.

T: This beer is more an IPA than the 90, it has a beautiful very full hop profile that goes through every stage from aroma to taste to bitterness as though it was a moving river. The malt is subtle and sweet in the background giving a nice backbone for the hops to ride on. The grapefruit flavor is the taste I have left in my mouth.

M: Medium body with a nice tart bitterness left on the tongue.

D: One of my favorite IPA's and a good introduction to what Dogfish Head brings to the table.

Photo of DDCMember
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

-12 oz. bottle poured into Dogfish Head Pint.

A: Goldish-Orange. Perfect head.

S: Citrus! Grapefruit mostly with some hoppiness to it.

T: Same as the smell. Citrus/grapefruit right up front with lots of hops but not enough to kick you in the face. A little bitter, hop taste sticks around.

M: Medium Body. Very well carbonated.

D: Exceptional. Great session beer. Great smell, great taste, what more could you want?? I could drink this all day.

Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting around to reviewing this one, been drinking it for years. Poured into my DFH pint.

A - Pours a light orange-gold with a thin white head. A patchy haze is left on the surface after the head dissipates, along with a thin ring.
S - Sweet caramel and biscuit malt with an earthy, grapefruit hop profile.
T - The caramel malt actually dominates the taste for me, with some grapefruit hops adding some slight bitterness. Much more subdued then I remember, I guess after moving on to 90 Minute this seems tame.
M - Slightly watery medium-thin body with crisp carbonation.
D - Very drinkable, I could blow through a sixer with ease.

Still a great beer, perfect for a beginner hop-head. Sadly, my tastes have changed significantly and this just doesn't give me that hop explosion I need. Luckily I always have 90 Minute!

Photo of Jadjunk
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#62. It's crazy it took me this long to review something by Dogfish Head but I felt their 60 Minute IPA an ideal beginner beer.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass at room temp.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy two finger depth head and retention is pretty good. Color is a light orange-gold and clear. Carbonation is average. Appearance is nice. 4

(Smell) Pretty bold hoppy smell. I don't get much else beyond this but hops are fresh and smell somewhat floral, somewhat piney. Possibly some grapefruit and citrus aromas linger with some faint malts beneath the hop bomb. It smells good, perhaps slightly off balance, but good. 3.5

(Taste) Hoppy flavor straight up to a hoppy flavor in the finish. Definitely grapefruit in here, possibly some light citrus peel flavor. A nice interesting toasty flavor comes in on the finish. The balance here is better than in the smell; there is more flavor variety than the nose gave off. 4

(Mouthfeel) Pretty crisp but has frothy and smooth characteristics as well. Medium body. Full flavor. Good. 4

(Drinkability) Easily drinkable IPA. Best taken in moderate amounts, but nothing here holds me back from coming back for more. 4.5

Verdict: A fairly nice beverage, worth a shot. B+ (3.9)

Photo of thatsfine
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a light amber-gold color and a thick white head that leaves nice lacing down the side. The beer is extremely clear, more clear than other IPAs.

The hops are very citrusy and fruity. Smells like a West Coast IPA.

The hops in the taste are very similar to the smell but the difference is the balance in this brew. This is much more balanced than West Coast IPAs, which is a nice change. I love hop bombs but this is great.

Coats the mouth with a nice layer and isn't too bitter.

This is a good IPA that I love on tap and it is pretty easy to put back quite a few. I definitely have a few times and plan to a few more times. A nice example of a balanced IPA.

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

I picked this up while vacationing in Florida at a beer bar called "World of Beer." I have always been a fan of Dogfish Head but since I live in a place with little beer culture and alcohol purity laws, it's a bit hard to find the rare and exotic. When I saw this, I grabbed it immediately.

Appearance: Poured a golden orange with nice white head and with decent lacing.

Smell: The nose is rich of citrus, like grapefruit, sweet malts, and big hoppy presence.

Taste: Big hop presence and reasonably dry. Big citrus and flowery hop presence and the back end of the flavor is great too, bitter and semi-earthy.

Mouthfeel: Thick and semi-syrupy. Leaves your mouth longing for a glass of water and another sip.

Drinkability: if you love big hop flavor, you'll love it. Dries out your mouth but leaves you wanting more.

Photo of mikeg67
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours hazy bronze in color with a long lasting foamy head. Nose is delicious mix of spicy hops and citrus fruit. Spicy hops and grapefruit on the pallet nicely balanced by caramel malt. Finish is balanced in the beginning with the lingering hop bitterness in the end. The brew lacks an IPA style hoppy punch but very tasty and refreshing neverthereless.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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