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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

8,475 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 8,475
Reviews: 2,577
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 188
Gots: 766 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
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rayjay

Hawaii

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the most delicious nights of drinking I ever had was in Philly. We went from Johnny Brenda's to the Standard Tap to the 700 Club and all 3 had this beer on the cask. All 3 places poured the best pints I've had in a long time; fresh, bitter, floral, just beautiful.

This review is of a 2 month old case, bought in PA in a hot beer distributor, carried back to CA, drank 1 month later.

Head is non-existant, beer tastes carbonated enough, but absolutely no lacing. Malt is light in color but much more present than the west coast IPA's I frequent, probably because of lighter hopping; for an IPA, it could be more counterbalanced with hops.

The hops are there in the usual flavors (pine, grapefruit, a little citrus) but are very dull for an IPA. Bitter, but not floral. Maybe I was expecting more since this is an old fav of mine. I shouldn't have drank a Drake's IPA before this one.

I believe this bottle is past it's prime, but is still good. Nothing compared to the fresh casks, that is when this beer really shines. I'd think it was alot better if I wasn't so spoiled on IPA's!!! Cheers

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 00:13:13 | More by rayjay
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normZurawski

New Jersey

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

It has an appearance like beer. It smells nice, light citris. Taste is slight rough, but decent. Seems to have 2 kinds of hops, if that makes sense. One of the I like and the other I do not. No malt, which makes this pale in comparison to the 90 MIPA. Decent beer but nothing special. Mouthfeel is creamy, actually nice. Drinkability is so-so. It's never the beer I'm looking forward to.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 00:54:36 | More by normZurawski
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jettjon

Florida

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

Bar pour on tap into a cold glass. Dark yellow with no bubbles beneath a 1-finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin sheet and good lacing. Noble? hops on the nose and sweet malt along with a light fruity smell—peaches or apricot. Taste is moderate hops up front, light malt, an apple juice or tea flavor. Finishes on a malty, moderately bitter hops flavor. Mouth is slightly creamy, full bodied without bubbles. Drinkability is very good. I’d definitely recommend this excellent IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2006 23:10:45 | More by jettjon
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RJLarse

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a couple of bottles of DFH 60 Minute IPA at a grocery store to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a pint glass.

Pours a rich gold/amber color and is clear. A modest one-finger head forms, and dissipates quickly. The head produces minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

The smell is very hoppy. There is a bit of a malt presence, and the aromas produced by the hops are mild.

The taste is also quite hoppy, with a malt backbone. There is a bitter hop finish. The flavors are not as varied and complex as they might be.

The mouth feel is crisp, clean and refreshing. The beer is moderately carbonated.

This is a drinkable beer. It lacks some of the fruity esters and citrus flavors of other IPAs, but a very drinkable beer and good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 22:59:22 | More by RJLarse
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mnj21655

Massachusetts

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

Deep gold color with an almost amber hue. Has a nice thick white head that is initially a 1/2" and tapers down down to a coating that lasts until the end. Smells strongly of hops but there are also hints of citrus. Not overwhelming. Very nice. Taste is of hops and maltiness. Finishes bitter. Nice mouthfeel, goes down easy and has a good amount of carbonation. A great IPA and an excellent session beer. If you like hops this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 00:14:50 | More by mnj21655
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

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

Part of a Boombox case I bought recently for a concert tailgate. The 60 minute poured a golden color with a thick white head that runs away rather quickly and leaves behind a nice ring around the glass and solid lacing. The aroma is trademark DFH, a bouquet of hops with a touch of sweetness at the end. The taste is more of the same with a citrusy hop kick that runs through the mouth and pleases. There is also a strong malt character that balances this beer out well and helps to make this a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2006 00:50:29 | More by ggaughan
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MLegendre

Oregon

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

A: Golden with a 1/2in. thick white head that disapates very slowly leaving very thick white lacing that sticks to the glass like it was crazy glue.

S: Smell is predominatly hops with a sweet background that kind of reminded me of a barley wine (interesting).

T: Starts of like the standard IPA, very bitter citrusy hops, but then when the malt kicks in I don't know what to call it. The malt is very strong, and like the smell, reminded me a bit of a barley wine or an Arrogant Bastard. Not nearly as overwelming as a Barley wine, but reminicent of one. Aftertaste goes back to the bitterness leaving an aspirin like aftertaste. As it warms up the maltiness gets stronger, but the bitterness is still very present. A very original take on an IPA.

M: Slightly thick, medium carbonation, very nice.

D: Well I am in love with this IPA. I haven't had anything else out there quite like it, and it is something I can see myself drinking very often. I think this beer will have something for both the hopheads and the maltheads. This was my first beer by Dogfish Head and I'd definatly love to try more.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 05:16:04 | More by MLegendre
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keoki182

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in bottle in Menomonee Falls, WI. IPAs are growing on me more and more, ever since I tried Two Brothers Heavy-Handed IPA. I recall that one being quite good, but I could drink DFH 60 Minute all day. I naturally expected strong piney/citrus flavors and more bitterness than I am used to in a beer, but it was all done very well. The aroma is mostly hops, of course. The bitterness that I expected to taste however, is prevalent, but suits the beer so well you don’t even mind. The mouthfeel is more solid than I had anticipated, lending a feeling that you are really drinking a fine brew. This is so good, I am going to search out the next step (90 Minute).

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2006 14:01:04 | More by keoki182
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oloughlinrj

Pennsylvania

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

12 oz. bottle.

Pours golden orange with a thick, faomy head that dissolves down to a thin coating. This laces all the way down the glass.

Smells very hopsy, some floral citrus notes and the hint of buttery yeast. Quite pleasant. Strong, but not overpowering.

The taste is defined by the oily hops, which are present throughout and really take over. At the same time, this is balanced out by surprisingly sweet maltiness and a bready yeast, maybe some pine underneath. The strong hops make for a perfect bitter finish. This is one to be savored - let it linger on the palate.

Medium carbonation, good feel to it. It goes down easily, but makes its presence known. The finish is all hops, and they are there to stay (in a good way).

Overall, a great IPA. If you want strong hops, this is the beer for you. A friend recommended it to me, and I'll be thanking him profusely later. This is a beer to be cherished and enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2006 22:59:57 | More by oloughlinrj
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spaceranger

Texas

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

Dammit. It's happening to me. I tried to resist. But I am weak and the power is just too strong...I am turning into a hop-head. Is this the greatest beer on the market or what? It pours an (IPA) perfect, creamy head that lasts all the way down. Lacing to the bottom of the mug. THE SMELL: of course, hoppy. with some wonderful malt thrown in. some sweetness from burnt sugar (carmel?) and a hint of chocolate. a little citrus fruitiness, maybe some orange peel. Man....oh man. I love this brew. HOPSSS. HOPS. Dig the hops. I am not worthy...

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2006 03:34:48 | More by spaceranger
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FuzzyGuy84

Virginia

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

This is an excellent american IPA. Pored from a 12 oz. bottle into a slightly chilled pint glass. Slightly cloudy appearance with heavy carbonation. Very pleasant smell of light hops. Wonderful crisp taste with a perfect amount of bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, very crisp and delicate. Highly drinkable, not strong or overpowering. A great everyday IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2006 22:01:02 | More by FuzzyGuy84
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Cresant

Kentucky

2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured this 12 oz. into a Stone IPA glass. Golden clear body and 1 inch of off white head gently faded.

Smelled of peppery hops. Strong tobacco and a sweaty salty smell. Not horrible, but not a good smell! However, the aroma was more interesting than the taste.

Tasted of juicy lemons. Raspy hops with a watery texture.

Not a favorite. I look forward to trying the 90 and 120 Minutes that I have purchased.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2006 21:42:16 | More by Cresant
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mcallister

Ohio

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

Golden, copper, clean pour. White half inch head, carbonation bubbles galore. Textbook IPA.

Piney, hop goodness, grapefruit, citrus, with a maltiness to round out the aromas of this beer nicely.

Perfectly balanced mouthfeel. Grapefruit, with somewhat resiny hops, other citrus flavors, with a piney finish. Malt component balances bery nicely, with a good carbonated mouthfeel. Great session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2006 10:03:42 | More by mcallister
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alacrimsontide1

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent IPA. I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass and was pleased with the nice golden-amber color. Finger-thick head with nice lacing. Smell is really hoppy, with a hint of sweetness. Taste is absolutely perfect. You can definately taste the hops but it is not over powering. The balance of this beer is what makes it so good....not too hoppy but still plenty of flavor. Nice mouthfeel...again it is perfectly balanced, not too thick but not watery like some other IPAs out there. I can't say enough good things about this beer...I almost prefer it to the 90 minute IPA which has a much stronger flavor (the 90 minute is an excellent beer don't get me wrong, i just think it's too much for a pale ale) This is a great beer to get your bud light buddies off of the watered down stuff....

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 00:39:38 | More by alacrimsontide1
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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle in a Dogfish head curved pint glass

The look of this beer is very clear amber and a 1" thick white head composed of tiny bubbles that are continually flowing to the top.
The smell is plenty of hops and a grapefruit, slightly grassy smell.
Taste is wonderfully hoppy yet balanced quite well by a good malt body. Mouthfeel is medium. Drinkability is about as good as it goes for me. This beer is wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2006 23:14:47 | More by rtratzlaff
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CJN11

New Jersey

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

Unfortunately this beer pales in comparison to the 90 minute IPA. However, it is still a solid drinkable beer. It is not as hoppy as some other IPAs and has no sweet aftertaste. However it is very smooth and drinkable and the 6% alcohol content alllows you to have a few on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2006 15:20:29 | More by CJN11
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bignick

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6-pack purchased from Marty's in Allston. Served in a complimentary pint glass.

This is a very good IPA. The copious hop bitterness is balanced by a sweetness that is not the least bit sticky. I like the way the grapefruit taste mixes with sweet taste of apricots and oranges. Very well-balanced, this beer is very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2006 03:19:10 | More by bignick
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium amber in colour with average carbonation. The aromas are quite well balanced between the light crystal malts, and the citrus-spice element of the hops. Full in the mouth, with the malt (both crystal and a bit of toasted) leading the way. The hops were there in abundance, but not so much as to overwhelm things. A very classy and refined IPA, although not overly complex.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2006 21:29:03 | More by fisherman34
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first of the 60, 90 and 120 IPA's of Dog Fish Head ... pours a medium yellow gold color with a slight cloudiness. Thin true white head with moderate size and retention. Nose is of hops, citrus, and a surprising amount of malt. The malt and hops are more in balance in the nose than I'd think for an IPA, though this is an American style. Palate is balanced as well, with the warm malts fighting for dominance over the pungeant, piney hops. A nice battle to host. Some citrus flavors linger and the beer finishes dry. Not thick in the mouth, but definitely a medium body. Adequate carbonation. Over all, I like this American IPA. Perhaps a touch malt dominant for me, but very drinkable none the less. Now, I'll need to sample the 90 and 120 varieties.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 14:21:09 | More by beerphilosopher
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Avagadro

New Jersey

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

So I've had a few of these and I think I've had a good chance to look at the beer from as many points of view as possible. To me this beer seems like the IPA fir stout lovers. The color is clear and amber with an off-white frothy head that lasts throughout the entire experience. Aroma is weak. Most IPAs have an aroma that just jumps at you, but with this you really have to look for it. What is there is a mix of hops and possibly roasted malt. The flavor follows this trend. For being an IPA, this just isn't cutting it for me in the hops department. I always thought dogfish head was a highly hopped brew, but the 60 minute just aint it. But I'm not going to rate it down just because it's not what I thought it was. The flavor starts with a mild hoppiness, and quickly is overtaken by what I percieved to be roasted malt. This is a very creative take on the IPA, but to me it is such an extreme changed that it doesn't really taste like an IPA anymore. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Drinkability is decent. It's a tasty brew, but I don't think I would buy this again because it isn't as hoppy as I hoped it to be. Overall I think it's a tasty brew that tried to do something new. It pushed the boundries of IPA deeper into the malt direction (not the direction I want to see it go) but it is respectable for the brewer to brew what he thinks is best. In the end, I think this is a good brew. Don't go out looking for it, but if it's there sitting in the cooler, and you want something new, go for it.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 06:41:57 | More by Avagadro
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear, sunny orange-yellow body with a respectable, foamy white head. Decent retention. No sign of sediment in my pour... this is bottle-conditioned?

Smell: Hops: loads of pine and grapefruit and light floral notes. It is very hoppy but quite mellow, with a lovely fruity malt background that underscores the hops' citric qualities very nicely.

Taste: Lush and fruity, and very well bittered. Hops wash over the entire palate for an immersive, full, round bitterness. Slight nutty malty sweetness provides a succulent, juicy body.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, nearly full-bodied, and extremely lush.

Drinkability: A great session beer, but if you're having it with other beers you should place this one towards the end of your session. Probably too bitter for most foods, but it would match well with spicy Thai or Indian or even Italian food.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 01:24:37 | More by soulgrowl
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HoustonTX

Texas

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

A - Amber in color, nice head - good retention, lacing is outstanding and all over the glass.

S - Smell is of floral and citrus.

T - Taste, while not as 100% complete as 90 minute DFH. Still comes off with it's own unique flavor. At first the nice citrus, pronouncially grapefruit and sour tones come through. Hops and mild waves of citrus follow through with a lovely balanced taste that exemplifies what a IPA should be about.

M - Refreshing, cleansing, and delightful. Great mouthfeel.

D - 6% and balanced to perfection. High Drinkabilty.

I was skeptical getting this instead of 90 Min DFH IPA. However, as part of BA, you just have to try them all. After crazy high expectations, this drink passed and then some. Definitely check 60 Min out.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 03:17:01 | More by HoustonTX
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ahking

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This full bodied ale presents a very cool looking orange hue. A light amber but certainly orange hued. Didn't pour with a great head, but that may be a result of the glass I am forced to use (more of a water/drinking glass). Aroma is a nice caramel, toasted malt with a slight American hop pineyness. Flavor is rich malt caramel, slightly toasted specialty malts, with a good amount of hop bitterness. The biggest flaw in this beer as I see it is that it feels thick in your mouth. Not really a summer beer because it is so heavy.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 00:53:24 | More by ahking
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tattooedtolley

Virginia

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

12oz bottle.

Appearance - Slightly darken than golden in color, like a honey color. The right amount of white head with the right amount of lacing.

Smell - Citrusy hops aroma with a subtle maltiness.

Taste - Citrusy hops make their presence known and the malts give a great balance. I can get my hop fix here and this beer is certinaly always great tasting.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, crisp carbonation.

Drinkability - Extremely drinkable, maybe too drinkable (if there is such a thing). Many nights have we cruised through 6 packsof 60 minute.

Always a welcomed beer in my home.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 14:55:56 | More by tattooedtolley
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

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

A - 1" off-white frothy head. Retains at 1/4" and then a cap. Deep golden, honey color - clear, clean and bright. Head leaves a sheet of lace.

S - Loads of citrus. Ripe tangerine and grapefruit. Faint sweet candy malt.

T - Again, loads of citrus. Malts begin to show through more in the flavor than in the aroma. The IBU's seem higher than 60 to me for whatever that is worth. So fresh tasting. Tangerine is the primary citrus characteristic in the flavor. Well rounded malts, excellent IPA.

M - Medium bodied. The carbonation is lively but delicate.

D - Entirely drinkable and extremely well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 02:28:55 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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