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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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8,438 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,438
Reviews: 2,577
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 185
Gots: 751 | FT: 5
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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

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Photo of VoodooBrew

South Carolina

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

A biscuity, cake-like aroma emanates from the brilliantly clear golden copper body of this surprisingly balanced IPA. The nose eventually offers up some semi-sweet hop notes. The palate opens up with a sweetness that lasts for an instant before being chased by a firm bitterness that last into a nice long finish. The 60 Minute is hugely smooth -- goes down oh so easy, leaving a mild bitter feel. While still loaded with hop flavor and its share of bitterness, this is a smoother, rounder, softer IPA, which, may endear it with those seeking greater balance than is to be found in, say, a Stone offering.

I enjoyed this one with Julia and a few other friends. Thanks Jules!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 04:51:53 | More by VoodooBrew
Photo of radshoesbro


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

a - straight pour into a weizen glass yeilds a huge rocky head and clumps of lace. nice bronze with a hint of gold and yellow. highly carbonated.

s - a floral hop nose. very moist and oily.

t - quite dry at first leading to a nice bitter hop taste. aftertaste is mildly hop like.

m - light/medium bodied. the finish is really what makes this.

d - definately a great summer brew. not my favorite ipa, but definately better than most.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 18:48:03 | More by radshoesbro
Photo of Optimat0r


3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - really light; not as faint as duvel but not as pure gold as say stone ipa.
taste - pretty average for an ipa; well hopped, but not much in the way of depth or complexity.
drinkability - good but not great, this one has a more bitter aftertaste than i would like, it really lingers. i dont mind having these after ive already been drinking but starting off with one isnt that great imo. compared to all the ipa's ive had i would rank this one as average.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 00:21:17 | More by Optimat0r
Photo of Blakaeris


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

Pours bright orange-yellow with a decent fluffy white head and moderate lacing.

Aroma is piney citrus hop. Fruity with decent maltiness.

Taste is aggressive, but not overpowering floral hopiness. Definite grapefruit and piney hop flavor. However, surprisingly there is also a nice sweet malt character to add a little balance. Pleasantly bitter with a spicy peppery feel.

Mouthfeel is medium with a lightly oily feel.

This is a great session brew for to get you through those hot summer days. Flavor is more ‘green’ than expected, but still smooth and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 22:21:11 | More by Blakaeris
Photo of errantnight


4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A staple! If not as good as in its bottle-conditioned days...

The 60 Minute IPA is always there for me (and for you!) and it's a delicious brew.

The one I poured out a little while ago had a thin head with excellent retention and mild but sustainable lacing. A rich golden hue and clear as day.

The aroma is predominantly a very clean pine with just a hint of malt.

The taste is clean and smooth (which makes this beer, despite the bitter bite and 6% ABV, very sessionable). The malt up front is barely there before it dissipates cleanly into a bit of oily hop and, ah! there's the pine notes with some citrus. The floral hop taste/smell is definitely on the back burner. There's just a touch of sweetness (more notable in the early tasting), then there's a sharpness of hop bitterness, and it shows up quickly at the back end of the pallet, and then goes, leaving a very clean, dry finish. After a moment, all that's left is a hint of the sweetness and some bitter edges.

This isn't my favorite IPA, I'm more partial to HopDevil and Stone IPA, but this is an excellent go-to beer with broad appeal, and is at the very least worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 04:32:45 | More by errantnight
Photo of klewis


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep golden with a frothy white head. Moderate lacing.

S: Pleasant aromas of floral hops, pine, and grapefruit

T: A supurbly balanced taste. Tons of hoppy flavor with citrus and pine. There's a bit of subtle bitterness that joins the party in the finish.

M: Smooth texture with light carbonation and a medium to light body.

D: Definitely a go-to beer, this one is sure to please in any situation. Smooth flavor and texture make this a fantastic session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 20:12:56 | More by klewis
Photo of sinstaineddemon


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

A - a rich copper color, with half of a finger of off-white head that laces quickly, can't see any carbonation

S - hop-a-riffic, very hoppy as was expected from the DFH "minute" line, the hops in this one acheive that hoppy pine smell

T - also as hoppy as expected, but surprisingly smooth, a slight sweetness like from vanilla

M - smooth and bitter, great balance a great IPA

D - high, smooth enough for those who aren't bitter lovers

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2006 01:56:06 | More by sinstaineddemon
Photo of bonbini26

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Orange/Amber tint with a light head when poured into a glass, disappears quickly

Smell- Some hint of a citrus aroma, smell is very distinct when you bring the beer up to your mouth

Taste- Not as hoppy as most IPA's, has a nice smooth finish, the taste of hops stays with your pallet

Drinkability- great IPA with balance of flavor and hops

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2006 01:45:22 | More by bonbini26
Photo of cheers2beers


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer poured an orangeish light amber liquid with a white head that disapated very rapidly. Leaves behind a nice amount of laceing and many columns of beading can be found.

Smell: I am not fond of the aroma it produces. It has a typical grassy and pines note that it should,but it also seems to have a slight stench or skunkiness.

Taste: The flavors are of pines and grass. A mildly sweet maltiness with some oranges and an acidic citrusy lemon. Has a slight alcohol taste to it but not over doing.

Mouthfeel: The feel is smooth and slick at the same time. Has grainy feel on the tongue as well. This leaves with a slight alcohol and lemon herb film.

Drinkability: This definitely one beer I will and have purchased many times before, Because it is one those beers you can drink almost with anything or at any occassion. Well worth a try in my book.


Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 02:03:29 | More by cheers2beers
Photo of number1bum


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

This is the best IPA I have tasted. I've heard great things about Dogfish Head and I am not at all disappointed. Great amber color, and the nutty malt flavor is damn tasty, while the hops burst through but are perfectly balanced with the malt. This beer is incredibly smooth and very drinkable. My new favorite IPA.

**EDIT: My perception of this beer has changed the more craft brews I have tried, and while still a very good IPA it's not in my top tier any longer.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 23:09:42 | More by number1bum
Photo of UnionMade


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

Tawny gold, topped with a modest white head. Good retention and lacing. Odd, woody hop aroma. Not citrusy or punchy at all, like most other american IPAs, kinda grassy, earthy, and overall reminiscent of damp earth. I'm guessing some Willamette in here, or Mt. Hood. Probably my least favorite varieties, but it works out ok in this one. Creamy, sweet malt background, a little biscuity, with a bit of peachy fruitiness. The flavor opens up sweeter than most IPAs, a generous pale malt sweetness hints at turbinado sugar. Modest estery fruit, kind of a brown pear or dried peach flavor. Grassy, woody hop flavor creeps in early, presenting the beer as overall earthy. Fairly agressive hop finish, with moderate bitterness. Very earthy, grassy and woody. Full bodied, with milder carbonation. Pretty smooth drinking. Easy to take down a couple and relax with.
Like all DFH stuff, this one comes off on the sweeter side. Feels big, with copious sweetness balanced against aggressive hoppiness. Nice enough, worth a six pack purchase every now and again.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 19:02:27 | More by UnionMade
Photo of akahn


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

Clear, pale golden color with rushing bobbles and a fat, lasting tan head. Vast sheets of lace.

Big aroma of resiny, piney hops, also somewhat floral.

Initially, sharp, bitter hops dominate the flavor. A metallic note, briefly. As it warms up, some balancing sweetness presents itself. The sweetness is subtle, though, and this beer is dry for the most part. The hop flavor here is quite bright and flowery.

Carbonation is slight and and the medium body feels smooth. 4 This makes for a solid, sessionable beer.

This used to be my favorite IPA. It's different now (since no longer being bottle conditioned) and I don't like it quite as much. The flavor isn't as smooth, deep and balanced -- it's harsher now. Still, it's a good, dependable beer. Tasty with dubliner cheddar.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2006 04:02:24 | More by akahn
Photo of gmcfarre


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

12 oz bottle poured into Sammy Smith pint glass.

A - Clear yellowish gold with lots of carbo bubbles. Poured with a good 1inch head that trickled down and stayed at about 1/8 inch. Lacing is strong.

S - Hops with nice floral accents. Has a biscuity fullness to the smell.

T - Hops are dominant, but there is a great malt backbone that really balances the taste. Nice floral touches for added complexity, with biscuity flavor coming on as it warms.

M - Smooth and refreshing with a slight bitter aftertaste.

D - Very drinkable, alcohol is not distinguishable

Much cleaner than the 90 minute, and more balanced. While I do love the 90, this would be a much more drinkable alternative if I planned on downing more than 1 or 2.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2006 04:05:22 | More by gmcfarre
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light amber with a three finger off-white head. Some bubbles rise to the top slowly. It had great lacing, and a great appearance in general.

Smells quite fruity, with orange and apple peels being the best that I can describe. Sweet, but not too sweet.

Quite herbal tasting, with the fruit still present. Has a kind of strange aftertaste, like a mixture of alcohol and something burnt. Maybe this is because I'm drinking it at room temperature. Nevertheless, still not horrible tasting.

Very light mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, a good beer. I'll have to let the rest stay in the fridge for a couple hours.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 16:56:52 | More by jayc333
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on date not notched out on the lable. clear goldish orange, creamy off white head. head slowly collapses leaving lovely rings of lace around the glass. Aroma is fruity and piney. fresh and clean.
Grapefruity flavors wrapped in a velvety smooth malt body. a little spice in there as well. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 08:30:17 | More by Padron4KM
Photo of WeisGuy

New York

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

a - deep amber color; quickly dissipating, half-inch head, not much lacing left behind

s - hoppy, citrusy, a little piney, but not nearly to the extent of the 90 min.

t - good balance between the hops and malt, citrusy undertones, dry finish

m - medium carbonation, pretty light in the mouth

d - very drinkable; I don't taste the 6% abv, so could get a little dangerous

I really like this beer. Not as great as the 90 min., but much more of a regular IPA option. Give me a sixer of this for the night and I'm pretty happy, if not pretty tipsy.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 04:16:30 | More by WeisGuy
Photo of MurphyMacManus


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

12 oz. brown bottle into Imperial pint glass.

Appearance: orange/amber with 1.5 finger head that lasts and leaves residue all over the sides of the glass.

Smell: floral and citrus-y hops with sweet malt undertones.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tight, tingly carbonation and a medium-light body with a drying finish from the hops. On the palate it has a very good balance between floral, citrus-y, and bitter hops and the toasty/sweet malt base. West Coast hops (Cascade, specifically) seem to be prevalent.

Drinkability: Very sessionable. The complexity and balance on the palate are quite pleasant and the drying finish leaves me wanting more--in only the best way.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 05:07:51 | More by MurphyMacManus
Photo of AaronHomoya


4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap with some Scottish food.

A nice, light amber color with fine head as served.

A good aroma with plenty of hops, citrus and floral notes.

I really liked the taste of this IPA. It was hoppy but also balanced with some good malt sweetness and ended with a nice bitter (but not too harsh) finish.

Mouthfeel was good, medium to thin body.

This is a pretty hoppy beer, but still very drinkable and so nicely balanced and not too strong so that you can definitely enjoy a couple.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2006 22:53:58 | More by AaronHomoya
Photo of Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden-orange (dark enough to be close to amber) with well-retained bone-white head. Mellow and sparse bubbles. Leaves moderate webs of lace up and down glass.

Smells of fresh evergreen with a mellow maltiness. Perfume-like and delicate. Promising!

Offers a robust malt/hops balance in the flavor, without being sharp or extreme. Very smooth. Some honey and floral notes appear deeper into the sips. Great creamy slickness in the mouth.

This is a good go-to IPA if you're not up for the more intense offerings out there. Strong balance of hops with the other elements. Super-quaffable, super-sessionable. Another great offering from the wizards at D.H.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 14:23:26 | More by Metalmonk
Photo of pootz

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having tried DFH 90 min imperial IPA I have been anxious to try this lighter session IPA for beer geeks. The wait was worth it.

I got a clear gold-amber ale in my pint glass with a wonderful 3 finger off white cap that stays the drink and really laces up the glass. Pungent floral grapefruit rind hop aromas over cookie dough malt sweetness... delectable aroma.

Medium bodied, slick chewey mouth feel...

...the taste is almost a perfect balance of piney/cedar chip hops and chewy caramel malts....finishes wet where a bready decernment occurs which is then taken over by a lingering and increasing metallic bittering (mild and pleasnt bittering).

This ale is a very well balanced, well rounded out, easy drinking and satisfying IPA. This should be the new standard...and a standard ale on the local LCBO shelves.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 20:25:13 | More by pootz
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear golden yellow; white head doesn't have much retention, but it does leave a little lace.

S: American hops with an underlying toffee/cotton-candy sweetness.

T: American hops (nicely rounded citrus & floral), toffee, bready malt, with a hint of cotton-candy-like fruity esters. Exceptionally smooth bitterness, with a clean, crisp finish. I was expecting more of an over-the-top hop bomb... but this one's actually REALLY nice (fairly well rounded).

M: Moderate body is somewhat creamy; a little oily and acidic. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Awesome. I could session this... but then I'd probably regret it.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2006 00:56:17 | More by Derek
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear gold/copper with a decent head, head retention, lacing.

S - Hops. Actually, there's malt too. Hops and malt. Grassy, vanilla-y, citrusy, soy sauce-y.

T - Hop-centered flavour. With some thick grainy flavours backing it up. Sweeter than I expected, but necessary I think, to balance the bitterness. Grapefruity bitterness with floral notes.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Doesn't make me go wow, but doesn't get in the way.

D - Nice. I like it. Quite "full flavoured" but not overly bitter. Good sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 22:37:48 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a perfectly clear light bronze color, paler than I expected. The head is huge and creamy with excellent retention. Massive lace patches stick to the glass. The aroma is stacked with hop oils, fruit and pithy pine. Great malt presence is also in the nose, but the hops are first. The taste is hoppy but not extremely hoppy. Theres plenty of pine, Citrus rind, and herbally bitter hops. Malt is bready, doughy and never overly sweet. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and saturated with tiny carbonation bubbles. The finish is nicely bitter with malt as well.

This is a fantastic session beer. Its hoppy enough but also well balanced. My only question is why is it crystal clear if its bottle conditioned? I guess you dont have to get sediment and haze from it.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 01:40:26 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light copper with a creamy head. Fresh herbs, sweet pine, and some sweet orange smells. Initial taste reveals citrus flavor with alittle sweet malt and finishes with a grassy, peppery bitterness. Mouthfeel is right on for the style, medium bodied witha crisp bitterness. Overall an enjoyable ipa.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2006 18:23:22 | More by hoppymeal
Photo of Redrover


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

I had a pint at the Beer Bistro on Madison Avenue in Chicago. Great place to go visit in the near west side of the City.

The beer was dark copper with an off-white head an decent lacing.

The smell was appetizing and fresh. a lots of citrus and a bit of grain.

The taste is very solid and brisk. I like the how grapefruit taste complements the cracker like malts. Well balanced.

Smooth, creamy mouth that adds to the drinkability. All-in-all a well made easy drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2006 23:41:57 | More by Redrover
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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