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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,902 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,902
Reviews: 2,656
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 267
Gots: 1,666 | 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 damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Bottled on 04/19/10

Appearance: Clear orange yellow with lots of carbonation coming up through the beer. Very nice bone white head with lots of lacing all over the glass. Very pleasant to look at.

Smell: When cold, the smell is sweet mangoes, but as it warms up, there is more of a grassy hop smell along with a lot of grapefruit.

Taste: Hoppy, but balanced with malt. Up front the flavors are a mix of citrus and malt, and then there is a bitter finish that lingers on the palate for awhile.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation on the tongue, but it leaves fast. Not watery - but the liquid is not thick or lingering...seems silly to call it "liquidy" and yet it is. Above average.

Drinkability: Quite nice - seems like this would go very well with a meal but in this case (drinking it alone) I'm very happy with it.

Photo of mithrascruor
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden copper color. It seems slightly hazy, but it could just be all the tiny carbonation visible. Giant lovely slightly off-white head is pretty creamy and has great retention. Excellent lacing too.

Smell: I'm having trouble getting much of an aroma off of this. It seems like a bit of some spicy & slightly bitter hops, and some caramel.

Taste: Nicely balanced flavor of malts and hop bitterness. A bit of caramel in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and rather creamy. Mild carbonation. It almost has a nitro feel to it.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink IPA.

An enjoyable IPA that goes down smooth. Slightly on the sweet side for an IPA, and the almost nitro-feel is a bit odd, but still a really nice solid IPA. I'd probably opt for something else in the future (90 Minute is just as easy to find), but still a good one.

Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.82/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours pale yellow, almost like a lager but with a slight haze. nice inch worth of white foam.

Sweet floral smell of the ever most piney citrusy hops. not much else, but that alone makes it lovely.

so darn good. sudden burst of hops backed up by sweet robust malts. very earthy beer, extremely great IPA with complex flavor. Nearly ideal.

Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.
extremely smooth and lively.

This is my idea of a session brew. I could drink this all the time and if it was available back in Oklahoma, It would be a go-to beer.

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

Clear copper body with one finger of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.

Smell is citrus and floral hops with an offset of bready malt.

Mostly citrus and floral hops in the taste as well. The bready malt is delicate but makes it's presence known. It has about the perfect amount of bitterness yet keeps a good balance.

The body is lighter than average and crisp. It has a light puckering effect with a dry finish.

This is such a classic IPA, I can't believe I had never reviewed it. This is a staple IPA with great accessability, decent value, respecable abv, and relatively user friendly in the world of ipas.

Photo of joeland
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- a transparent copper color with a nice white head that leaves good lacing.

Smell- an beautiful flora smell

taste- this seems to have the perfect amount of bitter for me. if i want an IPA this is what i will grab

mouthfell- smooth

drinkability- i could drink a sixer of these no problem.

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

On-tap at Mick O'Shea's in Baltimore.
Regular shaker glass with a smallish foamy head with good retention. Pale copper in color that is to style. Smells pretty good with strong citrus hops and a little biscuit aroma from the malts. Hop flavour is quite fresh and abundant. A nice mix of grapefruit and a more subtle earthy flavour. Nice balance of bready malts makes it very drinkable. Has a nice mouthfeel to it. Fluid on the tongue with a dry and bitter finish. Alcohol level is right where is should be for the style and doesn't come through in the palate. Overall, a very good AIPA.

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

Pours a light amber with good clarity and a one-finger white head. Smell is citrus and hops, pungent but not overpowering.

Taste is excellent, well balanced for an IPA with nice soft malt notes up front and a hoppy bite up front and lingering all the way down.

Mouthfeel is good, full yet refreshing, goes down smooth but not watery at all. Very nice IPA.

Photo of brownbeer
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden color, with sensational clarity and head retention. Bready malts up front in the nose, unusually so for an IPA. The taste is floral and grapefruity hops, hints of pine, with tones of chocolate malt, and a tingly bitter finish. This is more of a "session" IPA, for me. It's not gonna blow you away, unless you're one of the people it blows away.

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

A very clear gold brown color with a big and foamy white head that leaves some decent sheat-like lacing.

Smells oaky and piney with a slight burnt resin scent. Very earthy as well. Maybe a touch of caramel.

Taste is a bit more citrussy and clean. Bitter piney aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is creamy and a little foamy. Has a somewhat thin body.

Light and tasty, very drinkable.

For some reason I haven't tried this even though I've had a lot of dogfish head's other offerings. I'm not disappointed.

Photo of Casey10
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really like this I am surprised it took this long to get around to reviewing it.

This is a model beer for a east coast style ipa well balanced and very smooth.

A - golden copper small head clear liquid.

S - light citruis with a light malt smell as well.

T - rally nice crispy, smooth really nice.

m - has a malt feel that stays around abit.

D - was one of the few craft beers available at disneyworld at full service restaurants as well as a regular resort beer. This is good stuff and is very drinkable !!!

Photo of bierguru
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer nothing specia

bitterness or hopps flavor is much weaker then most IPAs that i have had however it was just as flavorful as the others
maybe more since the hopps did not over power the beer

if drinking more then one IPA is too much for you i would suggest this one

color is golden

beer does not keep a head

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

12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass
Pours a golden amber with a 2-finger head which dissapates to a thin film. Lacing isn't heavy but present throughout. Nose is floral, a mild hop smell of grapefruit, resin and grass. Mouthfeel is light to medium with carbonation evident. Taste is, at first, some citrus bitterness, then some malt sweetness kicks in - caramel, brown sugar, bread. Finish is some mild leafy bitterness. I wouldn't say this is a perfectly balanced brew but it is refreshing. For the price, ABV and availability, this is a go-to beer for me often.

Photo of GregoryVII
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. It has a nice, deep golden color, with a solid, rocky, foaming head. The aroma is strong hops, pine and zest from the northwest varities that are used, with interlaced citrus notes (some say oranges, I think lemon). It has a firm and warming mouthfeel. The flavor profile on this I.P.A. is admirable due to its balance. There is a solid malt background here to compliment the hops. On the other end the warrior hops they use give it a nice, powerful bitterness that at the same time is so clean it's amazing. The amarillo and whatever their "mystery" hop is remind me of cascade on steroids. There is pine zest a plenty to take your palate on tree climb. Dogfish Head describes this as a "sessionable" I.P.A., which brings a smile to my face. In its own, Sam Calagione inspired way it is just that.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My second pint at Pour 24 (New York, New York), Las Vegas.

After the Stone Ruination IPA this seemed a bit watery and weak, my fault for the other I ordered them I suppose.

Hops, like all US IPA's this tries to outhop the next brewery, it failed though.

Pleasant mix of hops for aroma and bitterness, but laked the umph I'd just had with the Stones beer.

Can I call it an average US IPA?

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exceptional looking brew: amber golden in hue, only slightly opaque. Creamy head, superb retention, lots of lacing on the glass. What more can I ask for?

Nose is also superb: cereal malts, caramel, cream or butter, pine, and herbal hops.

One of the best IPAs I've had to date. Smooth, yet complex. The hop bitterness is kept well in check by a bready malt character, with a touch of caramel for sweetness. A lasting, bitter finish. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, slightly thin, decent carbonation.

I can't believe I've taken so long to review this brew... I can probably only handle a bottle or two in a setting, so its sessionability is pretty low, but as a sipper, it's fantastic.


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

A: Mostly clear and very effervescent, 60 minute IPA appears a light orange hue and has a decent sized head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is not as big as I prefer, but what's there is pretty decent. Fresh hops with a good malt backbone.

T: The first thing I noticed was that this beer was fresh. It's extremely important to drink IPA beers fresh, especially if reviewing. Next, this beer is considerably better on draft than in a bottle. That being said, 60 minute IPA was much tastier than I expected or remembered. In particular, the balance of hops and malts was very well done.

M: Clean, with crisp carbonation and a bitter finish.

D: High drinkability. A solid beer. Easy to toss back a few of these.

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

12oz bottled May 12, 2010.

Pours clear golden amber with a large three-finger off white head that starts off very pillowy and rocky, leaving some nice lacing. Reduces to a ring and wispy cap and doesn't really leave much lace aside from what's left of the original head.

Aroma is citrus, floral hops, some grass and a little pine, some light bready malt. Inviting, but only moderately strong aroma.

Flavor is quite juicy and hoppy with good bitterness, citrusy, particularly oranges, some earth, grass, a bit of malt sweetness in the middle. Finishes with good bitterness and just a touch sticky.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, goes down easy.

First time I've had 60 Minute in quite a while, glad I jumped on this fresh batch, very nice.

Photo of cbmatt
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

overall, this was a fantastic beer. it poured golden amber and smelled of citrus. as the beer warmed, it smelled very sugary as well as a strong note of citrus. tasted clean and smooth, left a hint flavor after finished. i enjoyed this it, very refreshing on a warm evening

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 5/20/10 notes.

a - Pours a golden-amber color with an inch of white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells mostly of piney and citrus hops.

t - Tastes of piney hops, citrus hops, smooth caramel malts. Some bitterness from all the hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

d - 60 Minute is a pretty good IPA. Has some nice pine and citrus hops and a little bit of bitterness. Have had many times and will definitely have again; a standard go to IPA.

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

This truly is an exceptional IPA
The benchmark of where an American Style IPA wants to be. Makes you want more
You need to drink this beer!
Great tickly nose, complex, bitter withour being spiteful.Long clean finish Wonderful drinkability. Keep them coming DFH!

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

A: Pours a clear light yellowish-orange. 1" of a medium-to-short lived light, white head with only light lacing.

S: Strong toasted coffee and chocolate smells. Like a Left-Hand Milk Stout in an IPA.

T: Sweet chocolate malts with a light caramel finished with a coffee hops that layers on the mild bitterness sip after enticing sip. Alcohol is undetectable.

M: Smooth medium body. Good carbonation.

D: While this doesn't possess the bitterness that I tend to look for in an IPA, the interesting flavor profile, full-bodied lightness, and satisfying yet pallet-saving, layered hop bitterness make this very drinkable. Definitely would drink again. - AB

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance: Dark, slightly cloudy golden color. A modest off-white head forms, retaining small islands on the top of the beer throughout. Slight sticky lace.

Smell: Pine hops is the first thing I notice, but there is a strong sweetness here as well. Toffee malt, citrus hops, and a resiny aroma all round out the nose.

Taste: Tingly, fresh, and juicy. A sweet and a biscuity malt are both present, almost fighting against the impending hops. Don't worry, the hops win. A touch of spice before citric hops lead the hop profile. A mild alcohol flavor sneaks through along with a resiny pine hoppiness. Leaves a light bitter, oily aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Great creamy feel, backed by strong carbonation. It feels great sitting in my mouth, and while I enjoy the smooth creaminess, the carbonation goes about lifting any oils off my tongue. Some hop oiliness, but not too extreme.

Drinkability: Not a truly exceptional taste, but the smooth and creamy mouthfeel complements the taste so well, vastly increasing the drinkability. A long time standby, I am glad I finally reviewed it.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a small white head and low carbonation.

Scent of caramel, leafy hops, a hint of resin, sugars, and grain. Pretty malty for an IPA, but not too malty.

Taste of caramel, grain, grassy, bitter hops, tropical fruit, and some sugar. A nice balanced IPA with a good amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied and slick.

Photo of mjaskula
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in pint glass. The beer pours surprisingly light golden in color with a decent off-white head that thins to a film. The lacing that this beer leaves is more like a wall, impressive.

The aroma is hoppy floral and grassy, but very smooth and backed up with a brown sugar sweetness. The flavor is well balanced between a strong hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Nothing is over the top, it is all very balanced and pleasant. There's a strange coffee like flavor in the finish as it warms.

Mouthfeel is nice and bitterness isn't overwhelming. Overall it's pretty great.

Photo of Walken
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head: 60 Minute IPA (Bottled: 05/05/10) (Tasted 05/19/10)
12 oz. bottle, poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Brilliantly clear golden amber beer with some attractive pillows of foam sitting atop it. Head stays pretty firm at three millimeters, sudsy spots of lace around the edges.
Odor: Bread crust in the background, grapefruit and apricot hop aroma in the forefront, very pleasant, soft hop aroma.
Consistency: Light end of medium bodied, moderate, but prickly carbonation.
Taste: Full backdrop of crusty dark bread, a little bit of yeast fruitiness to back it up. Hop flavors mirror the aroma, grapefruit and apricot with hints of pine sap bitterness in the mix. Malt sweetness flows low, balanced, but the bready flavors stay strong into the clean finish, mixing well with the lingering grassy hop flavor on the tongue.

Like many people, this was one of the beers that introduced me to the American, specifically, East Coast style American IPA. Tasty stuff.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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