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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,573 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,573
Reviews: 2,616
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 232
Gots: 1,349 | 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 carsonplunkett
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: This is a really good looking pale ale. About an inch and a half head that disappears slowly. Tons of lacing. Makes me thirsty.

S: Smells like an average pale ale. Loads of hops, grass, fruity almost.

T: Hops. Lots of hops. Much better than your average pale ale; I will be buying this again soon.

M: Fairly light. Average amount of carbonation; a really nice balance.

D: Surprisingly high considering the 6%.

This is a fantastic pale ale. I've heard good things about Dogfish and I'm glad I picked this 6 pack up.

carsonplunkett, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of Birdiebeagle
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle Pours a clear copper with a great white head that produces excellent lacing and is lasting. Strong aroma of spruce and some earthy tones and maybe some coffee malts. Has a lively carbonation, with an oily texture. A decent flavor with good hoppiness. A good bitter finish. This all blends togather nicely. Not as powerful as the 90 min. but still darn good.

Birdiebeagle, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of niz
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours transparent amber with 1/2" white head that dissipates fairly fast.
smells of bread,yeast and caramel
taste is smooth, slight carbonation then a caramel malt followed by slight hop presence.
mouthfeel is good, not great.... missing the heavy oils i crave.
drinkability is high at 6% but i find it lacking the depth of some of my favorite ipa's ( west coast ipa by green flash is the pinnacle of the style for me)
overall i am disappointed in this beer, i liked the 90 minute much better but have a hard time shelling out 18 bucks for 4 bottles.
i will pass on this and maybe recommend it only to newbie ipa drinkers...
WEST COAST IPA BY GREEN FLASH!!!-- if your a hop head,.. this is the epitomy of the style. (IMO)

niz, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of porterwoobie
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: light yellow/gold, about a one finger white head, some lacing

S: lots of citrusy and piney hop aroma.

T: hop bitterness, citrus and piney notes. the malt backbone is there, but the hop presense stands out in this beer

MF: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drinks smooth and with the hop bitterness in the aftertaste. finishes slightly dry.

Drinkability: very good beer. one of my favorites.

porterwoobie, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of FickleBeast
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Rock Bottom Rocktoberfest pint galss. Bottled on 5/6/09 - less than 2 months old

A - Pours dark yellow, very clear with one finger of head. Decent amount of lacing.

S - faint hop aroma, a little malty sweetness but not much else. The biggest gripe I have about this beer is the lack of hop aroma.

T - This is a very well balanced IPA. There is a decent amount of bitterness, but also a strong malt backbone that fills this beer out.

M - perfectly carbonated, this beer just seems at peace in your mouth. After you swallow, the bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue, but it is not overpowering.

D - Fantastic. This beer just goes down smooth and easy, not too sweet and not too hoppy. I could drink this all night.

Great beer. This would be a good beer to introduce someone to the flavor of hops without overwhelming.

FickleBeast, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of sweetbrew82
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. into a pint glass

P: Cloudy light gold with a rocky, dense, tooth-white head that looks a bit like root beer float foam. Shows good retention and clung for dear life to the side of my glass.

A: Citrusy hops smell like white grapefruit, lemons, and a hint of orange peels with an herbal/floral vibe as well. Underneath is a malt presence that smells deeply toasted.

T: Right away, my palate is bombarded with hoppy flavors reminiscent of bitter lemons, followed by grapefruit pith, and a vague flavor of orange peel, with some resinous pine in the background. They impart their acidic bitterness on the palate in controlled doses, making it enjoyable but never over-the-top. The deeply toasted, caramel malt is biscuity and stays underneath, but doesn't do much to add any sweetness to the brew. I like my IPA's bitter, and this one is doing the trick. I just wish the flavor profile wasn't being dominated so heavily by the lemons.

M: The 60 minute IPA feels about right. It's medium-bodied, but has some heft to it. It's nicely carbonated with a crisp, clean, dry finish that sticks to the palate. Suits the beer well.

Notes: One thing is for sure, I like this a whole hell-of-a-lot better than it's bigger brother, the 90 minute IPA (which I thought was just way too sweet and malty). This one is much more bitter from the alpha acids and doesn't have too much of them pesky malts to get in the way. I do wish the lemony flavors didn't smother the other flavors so much, but this would make a good session beer, nonetheless. Very solid IPA

sweetbrew82, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of berley31
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a medium-sized, off-white head that diminished slightly, but hung around at a smaller size. Good carbonation and a nice, dark-orange color with medium haziness. Smelled quite hoppy, with some hints of citrus as well. Great on the palate, with a medium, slightly oily body. Fantastic taste - hoppy but not overpowering, with citrus present. Long-lasting, bitter finish. An excellent IPA.

berley31, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of sweemzander
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 02/19/09.

(A)- Pours a clear orange-ish amber. Huge head that had great retention that slowly dissipated but developed an off-white foamy cap in the center. Plenty of lacing.

(S)- A citrus bomb of lemon, lime, pineapple, grapefruit and even a tiny speck of peach. Hints of pine and malts way way in the background.

(T)- Big malt backbone of sweet citrus with a great hoppy dryness on the finish. Balanced with simple but good complexities. Even a touch of maple syrup in the background of the finish.

(M)- Creamy, dry, sweet, crisp, and balanced. Slightly syrupy in the texture yet damn refreshing.

(D)- A great AIPA that can be put away one after another. Granted, this one was a few months old, but it was really well balanced! Great summer/fall beer due to its crisp/ refreshing taste and flavors. At 6% abv, this is an easy one for sure.

sweemzander, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of SmithwicksNut
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If ever there was a beer that proved, for me at least, the rule that you should always check a beer twice before deciding that you don't like it, 60 Minute IPA is it. My first one last night was not an impressive experience. Today -- chagrined by the high reviews, wondering what I missed last night -- I popped open another, and found myself far more pleased than I had been. In fact, this has become one of my favorite IPAs.

The aroma is definitely piney; one would think the brewers had put a spruce branch through a juice extractor. Great, billowing, "never say die" head, and lacing that looks like it's trying to crawl up the inside of the glass.

Chewy mouthfeel, nice and creamy, great hops taste, nicely balanced with malt sweetness. This is a good beer, it makes you work for it, and unlike so many milder IPAs, every sip seems different, if only because you can choose to focus on a different aspect of its complexity every time.

Who knows what was wrong with my taste buds last night? I am just glad that I gave this beer another try. Highly recommended.

SmithwicksNut, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of NODAK
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The nose has an assault of grapefruit...oily, resiny, bitter grapefruit hops. Yowza. Strong.

There's a big, bitter snap upfront as can be expected with style. The hops have citrus and piney character as far as I could tell, and they are plentiful.

There is a little bit of spicy, biscuity malt that manages to peek through the bitterness in the body, but it's minor and quickly fades to a pretty bitter finish that lingers a while.

Pretty aggressive for a standard IPA. For me, it's not the IPA I'd reach for first. However, for those who want a really powerful IPA...this is for you.

NODAK, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle (not bottle conditioned as in the picture), bottled on date inked on neck. Poured a yellow gold color, slightly hazy, bubbly thick white head. Foam lasts throughout the glass and leaves some thin lace. Lots of hops aromas, grassy, floral, citrusy. Alot of malt balances the hop flavors, and there is a good amount of bitterness. Citric, floral, and leafy/grassy hops. Dry bitterness to finish. Smooth, medium body, not overly harsh. The alcohol is well hidden, very good drinkability. Well worth trying! Nice to have this one available in Alberta.

BigBry, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of BZero007
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had an exceptional pour at the Sante Fe Cafe in Arlington, VA Also great food btw.

Poured a serious golden color with a great head that really hung around and laced the glass entirely. The aroma was straight up hops with nothing else much to it. The taste was an extremly clean IPA that was light and cramed with hops. The brew it's self was great and totally changed my mind on the 60 min itself. The mouthfeel was a little rough as to the amount of Hops but was not bad as to kill the taste buds. Drinkability is high as the alcohol is low only issue would be the strong hops killing your throat. This is a great brew and would be happy to serve to guests in the house.

BZero007, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of beerhobo22
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at Flanagan's Irish Pub in Louisville, KY.
Wonderful earthy hop aroma. Thick, rocky, head with good retention. Dark copper appearance. Dark malt flavor w/ a balanced hop bitterness. Very earthy. A complex IPA with a earthy hop aroma, malt sweetness on a clean finish. A little heavy for a session beer, but I'd definitely drink a few with friends.

beerhobo22, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of bsp77
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear burnished yellow-gold with moderate head and nice lacing.

Smell: Citrus, grapefruit and sweet toasted malts.

Taste: Citrus hops, slightly sweet toasted malt, slight pepper quality. Turns somewhat bitter and spicy at the end. Great balance, almost too much balance for an IPA.

Feel: Pretty smooth with medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly dry, and actually has a spritzy feel.

Drinkability: One of the most thirst quenching IPAs even if (or because) it has less intensity.

bsp77, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of ruckus232
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a mug

Appearance: A orange/amber color with 2 fingers of off white head with great lacing

Smell: Floral smells with a nice hoppy scent to compliment it well

Taste: There is not a very strong hopped bitter taste, it is actually almost a toasted bitterness to it. Very nice taste with nothing overpowering.

ruckus232, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of Seanstoppable
2.28/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a mug resulted in a slightly hazy gold color with two fingers of frothy white head. Very grainy scent. Taste is also grainy, with some subdued hoppy flavors and minor bitterness. Somewhat watery and left a weird, unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth.

Received this as a gift from a friend who came to visit. This and other items I received from other brewers had a bottled data of February. Everything else I have tried has been fine, but this one is below average, odd given the overall average score here.

Seanstoppable, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of RedChrome
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very pale copper color. One third of an inch of thin white head faded almost instantly. A lot of carbonation bubbles rising rapidly. Decent lace in rings.

Grain scent is strong up front. Has a distinct grain husk scent. A sweetness that is reminiscent of honey comes through with additional inhalations. Minimal hops.

Taste carries over the grain presence from the aroma. Finishes with a nice earthy grit and hops bitterness that helps the flavors stay balanced. Minor citric flavor.

A bit watery. Carbonation is nicely even, and shifts flavors as it tingles.

A good brew. Great choice with a roasted chicken pizza. A worthwhile brew. Good crossover to help the masses realize what else is out there.

RedChrome, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of GRG1313
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6% abv.

This is 1 of 21 DFH beers tasted 6/13/09 in Los Angeles.

Pours a lovely honey orange color with a firm white head.

An assertive smooth orange/lemon nose.

Wonderful mouthfeel with incredible balance. Great pine-resin bitter flavors and character. Lots of citrus and full hop flavors.

This is a "go to beer" for hopheads and simple beer lovers alike. Clearly a strength in the DFH line and a beer likely to please most.

GRG1313, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of goblet
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

popped the top and poured it out.

the look to this brew is light orange with a decent white frothy head that lasts the whole experience ,its very clean and clear, heavy carbonation little lacing.

the smell is superb oily fresh hops and mild malt .a bit of citrus ,and spices come though .

the flavor is a prefect balance of mild sweet malt and hops ,alot of hops taste comes through. its floral and bitter in all the right ways the grains and spice give is dept and pleasent complexity.

the feel to this beer is smooth and clean ,medium to light body, a hops bitter after taste that is in no way uninviting .

this is a great IPA one the best out there ,if you get the chance to have this brew don't pass it up. I'll go back to this one often.

goblet, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of LauraAlberts
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: yellow / gold clear - decent head retention.

Smell: honey, barley/malt

Taste: roasted malt, mild hops, honey - nice flavor - I can see where 90 min. gets its roots

Mouthfeel: Smooth - tannins - very enjoyable

Drinkable: very drinkable - I could session - I highly recommend

LauraAlberts, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of jpaltan
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Pours with a quarter inch of foam and is a nice amber color. The smell is all citrus, with grapefruit dominating with some hints of pine too. The taste is bitter, not strong, but enduring. Bitterness is well balanced against a malty sweetness that comes to the palate. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, and leaves the tongue tingling a bit. A good coating type of mouthfeel. Drinkability is pretty high, but the bitterness might be a downer after a bit.

jpaltan, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of ncstateplaya
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer doesn't even need to be reviewed...everyone knows how good it is. But I will tell my story anyway.

It pours a crisp and clear effervescent golden color with a great white fluffy head. Crystal clear with tons of carbonation racing to the surface. Pretty good lacing throughout the empty glass.

Citrusy hops dominate the nose. Grapefruit with notes of pine as well. The malts are present in the background but are overshadowed by the shear amount of hops.

Your tastebuds are greeted by a great hoppy bitterness -> jaw clenching. Exactly what I was looking for after a stressful day at work. Grapefruit flavors with much more malt character than anticipated. Malts lend to a sweetness to accompany the bitter hops.

Medium bodied with tons of tongue tingling carbonation. Very fulfilling in the mouth and leaves the mouth feeling coated. Great bitter qualities and finishes dry.

Great all around IPA, probably the beer responsible for my enjoyment of the style. Highly drinkable -> one of those beers you drink until you run out or pass out.

ncstateplaya, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of ThaBobfather
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid clearish golden color with a light lacing of white head.
Smell is pretty floral of hops with a decent citrus undertone.
Taste has a definite hoppy character, somewhere there is a woody quality, like pine or cedar.
Finish is a little muddy with a well lasting floral after-taste.
Drinks very smoothly, lives in the realm of sessionably drinkable.

ThaBobfather, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of soupermirl
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours yellowish golden and clear. Fantastic IPA. Poured up a real nice frothy head with long standing wide residual ring. Smells great, almost abbey like with hops. It tastes, well... Good... Not overly hoppie like many IPAs, but none the less an IPA with tastie hops, seemed well balanced to me with a "hoppy ending". Great mouthfeel, somewhat complex with all sorts of great tastes. Not sure what kind of hops were used, but a good balance of hops and malt. Tastie to the last drop. Easy to drink, not so easy that you'd want to drink a 6-er, I mean 4-er, but one or two. Great IPA.

soupermirl, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of Jmoore50
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good, but not 90 minute.

This had a really yellowish straw appearance that scared the hell out of me. I did not know what to do, but I again looked at the Dogfish Head label and realized it was going to be okay. I got it to pour a two finger white head, that left little to no lacing.

The smell was great, a oily hop smell that just screamed 'drink me'. It had a pine citrus smell, but really an oily thickness came off from the head that made me excited. So I drank it.

It is good, but not outstanding. I just liked it because it was a nice IPA that gave me a great hop citrus taste, but nothing outstanding. It had a good oily hop mouthfeel that was good. Incredibly drinkable also, before I knew it the brew had vanished. Overall a good brew, and probably a repeat, just nothing outstanding.

Jmoore50, Jun 13, 2009
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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