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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,406 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,406
Reviews: 2,610
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 225
Gots: 1,252 | 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 IronCitySteve
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a decent golden/yellow color, with a small white foam head. Head retention did not last long, some spotty lacing

S: Lots of hops, mostly citrus with some waves of pine. Very abundant and sweet smelling.

T: Lots of hops flavors, grapefruit, citrus, pine with some very small malt undertones that really bring this beer together.

M: A very light body beer, left the mouth clean and not overly bitter.

D: A lower ABV, makes have more than one of this very tasty IPA enjoyable.

IronCitySteve, Feb 05, 2009
Photo of david131
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A perfectly clear yellow color with a creamy white head that is about half a finger thick with decent retention. Kind of limp looking for the style.

S- Slightly floral, and a bit of sweetness. There was a distinct barley aroma as well.

T- Sweet malt with a nice floral taste. Not outstandingly complex, but this kind of reminds me of an old school IPA.

M- A nice carbonation level is a nice hoppy oiliness and dryness on the tail end.

D- A solid IPA that you can never go wrong with. I miss being in Maryland and getting this really fresh on tap.

david131, Feb 05, 2009
Photo of Buggies
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This smells of citrus and hops which dominates. A really nice spruce/pine aroma also which is very pleasant. The taste is exactly this as well. A nice dominant hops and mild bitterness. A slight malty sweetness come through the hops which helps to lessen the bitterness.

The best IPA I've had to date. The hops makes a huge presence, but the malt helps to balance this one out a good bit.

Buggies, Feb 05, 2009
Photo of robbyc1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow/orange with a nice small bubble white head, good lacing.

Smells of noble hops and a decent malt, taste is the same with the hops tingling the tongue and malt finishing it dryly at the end. Not very complex, a nice simple IPA.

Not heavy or light, just right with slickness, a very solid IPA for the money.

robbyc1, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of WakeandBake
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A a clear golden color with a big white rocky head.Aroma is piny with oganges,spice and toasty grain,and this tiny hint of toffee or caramel. Flavor starts sweet and slides to a spicy citrus and floral end. A nice hoppy bitter finish,but not dry or sticky,yet a medium mouthfeel,just the right amount of carbonation. A very well crafted beer. Wish I had more.

WakeandBake, Feb 04, 2009
Photo of Gyle41386
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Huge thanks go out to a buddy of mine in Atlanta for bringing me a variety of Dogfish Head brews that I can't get here in South Carolina.

This pours a clear golden amber with some hints of orange. Big foamy off-white head.

Big citrus/hop presence in the nose. Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and big-time pine.

Bitter grapefruit taste, but tons of sweetness from the citrus and malts to balance it out. Slight lingering bitter aftertaste.

Medium bodied and refreshing. This is one fine IPA.

Gyle41386, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of CreamyStoutMan
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Doesn't look like anything special when poured into my glass. No head or lacing. Pretty much reminds me of the way any old domestic pilsner looks apart from being slightly darker

Smells hoppy as hell; no surprise. something fruity there as well. I can't describe it to a T, but it's definetely citrus. A hint of grapefruit possibly?

This is pretty much everything that I want in an IPA, tastewise. The malts are very subtle, but definetely are dominated by the hops, which are like an onsluaght and stick around for awhile after the last sip of the beer. There is that distinct intital sweetness before the hop earthquake on the palate. Thereis a point, right before the intensly hoppy ipa finish that reminds me a lot of a british ESB kind of a thing. This ones sharp and smooth with an appropriate bite.

I could drink a whole lot of these, but one is perfect with some spicy curry as well. I doubt I would choose to drink with this one without the appropriate food, but it seems to be one of those that you don't wanna stop drinking once you've gotten the right start

CreamyStoutMan, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of jpiper
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear caramel-yellow color with a nice, big 3cm white head.

Not terribly compelling. A bit of pine, and something which is a bit off. More malt than hops on the nose. A bit non-descript.

Medicinal, not very much good hop character. Too bitter for the lack of hop profile. Not terrible, but not good, and nowhere near as good as the 90 minute.

Nice and clean palate. Good carbonation. A bit thin, but smooth.

The off/medicinal/bitter flavors don't help this one go down.

Unfortunately the best part about this was the appearance. I don't think I'll be buying this one again.

jpiper, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of tigg924
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light amber, clear carbonated, small head

Smell: small hops, pine, and a strong smell of weak coffee--

Taste: light grafefruit, citrus, and some hazelnut coffee

Mouthfeel: smooth, light, mostly smooth, with s slightly bitter middle

Drinkability: I like this. It is different from most IPAs. It hits citrus without being bitter. I know it is high abv, but I could almost session this. This is a wonderfully drinkable beer. The best Dogfish I have had to date.

tigg924, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of rye726
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orangish brown with a thick tan head. The nose has a bouquet of fresh hops along with a solid malt profile. Well balanced flavor has sweet bready malts accompanied by bitter fruity hops. Medium to full body is well carbonated. A great brew from Dogfish and one of the better IPA's around.

rye726, Jan 30, 2009
Photo of joshuadlight
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The IPA that introduced me into the style. The beer pours a lighter color than many other American IPAs, a clear gold that doesn't quite get to copper. The head is offwhite and leaves an impressive curtain of lacing. The smell is (surprise) citrus and not overpowering. The taste is outstanding, just what an IPA should be. Strong hop presence without killing the palate with bitterness. For this reason, the mouthfeel is very good. The drinkability is also great. I could drink these things all night.

joshuadlight, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of TheBear11D
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear orange copper with a large off-white creamy head featuring larger bubbles.

A strong floral citrus aroma and a hint of pine hanging around.

An aggressive citrus hop flavor with a balancing sweet bread taste that tones it down. The hops provide a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Medium body brew, well balanced with active carbonation.

A beer to sit and enjoy. Well crafted with good flavor and is sharp but not overpowering.

TheBear11D, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of hophead247
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle Pours a clear gold with a touch of orange. Off-white head. Nose contains lots of citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon), with a light malty background. Flavor is much the same, with hints of floral hops and a touch of pine in the finish. Fairly bitter, but not so much that it ruins your palate. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, a fantastic IPA.

hophead247, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of CoolJosh
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't know why it has taken me so long to try this beer, but I finally decided to part with the 2 bucks that it cost me at a local bottle shop.

Poured into my Penn State Pint glass, It pours a very high carbonated clear pale orange. The white head rests at 2 fingers and dissipates rather quickly. All in all, this beer looks like a pretty easy drink.

The smell is on the light side. Some floral and citrus notes are the most prevalent characteristics. Some grains and very light caramels are apparent as well.

The taste is dry but refreshing. A very nice bite from the citrus and dry hops. Very clean sip and finish. Not a hop bomb, but hops trounce on every other aspect of this beer in a good way. Some nice lemon flavors are noticeable. All in all, an easy drink and would not hesitate to have again, and would love to try it on tap.

CoolJosh, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of douggoodavage
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12oz bottle served in a pint glass at 50 degrees F. I believe when people serve beer too cold you miss out on the scent, taste & head.

Appearance: Light amber color with a one inch thick head when poured firmly into the glass at 50*F. Nice lacing and carbonation. Slightly cloudy from the dissolved solids.

Smell: Great with loads of hops, pine , nuts and unusual coffee hints.

Taste: Awesome bitter hops, crisp citrus , juniper / pine dryness. Thick juicy malt balance takes second place to the victorious hops.

Mouthfeel: Crisp refreshing medium light body. Wakes up your tongue with its tangy hops and nice carbonation.

Drinkability: Refreshing and easy to drink.
Pairs very well with most foods.

The flavor is complex and satisfying. A very unique IPA one of my favorite refrigerator guests. They do not stay around very long though. Thanks DFH for this kick ass brew.

douggoodavage, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of cowens22
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Old Havana Cigar Co in Cartersville, GA. Poured into pint glass. Pale golden in color with an aroma of fresh hops. Thin off white head that quickly diminishes. Taste of mildly citrusy hops that give to a small malty character. Not high in ABV so it is easy to drink more than a few. Very good session beer. Not as strong as 90 min but still quite tasty. I highly recommend it to everyone who hasn't had it before. Cheers

cowens22, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of spointon
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at the FFF brewpub on 1/22/2009.

A= This ale poured a cloudy gold color with a 1/2" white head that quickly dropped to a skim. Some moderate lace down the glass.

S= Aroma was a nice blend of bakery malt and floral, citrusy hops. Some pine in the hops as well. Fruity esters were there but fairly muted.

T= Lots of "West Coast" hop character, with base bitterness taking second seat to the pine and grapefruit/citrus notes. Though this is definitely a hop forward beer, the malts were always there providing a balancing caramel sweetness. Finish was dry with a hint of nutty flavor.

MF= This one is light to medium bodied with a nice crisp feel.

D= A classic American IPA with lots of hops and solid flavors throughout. Pairs well with smoked foods, pizza, barbecue, etc. Highly sessionable and very much recommended.

spointon, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of gabeerfan
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, clear golden yellow with a nice white head.
It's an IPA, so the hops are the first aromas. Grapefruit and pine followed by a nice bicuity, toasted bread malt.
Citrus and pine hops also come first in the flavor with the bicuity, toasted bread malts. No real sweetness, but the malts help balance the hops pretty well.
Medium-light bodied. A little oily from the hops.
Very drinkable. Nice flavors and a low enough ABV to drink a few of and not be dragged out of the bar.
A very good IPA and it's pretty much one of my standards at the bar.

gabeerfan, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of cratez
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a 355ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: dark golden, almost copper in colour with a thin, bubbly white head. Sticky lacing speckles the glass after the first few sips. Lots of active carbonation.

Smell: ridiculously fresh hops impart a light and fruity citrus aroma.

Taste: toasty and biscuity pale malts, lemon, citrus, and a dry, piney hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Good nutty flavours with a bit of sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel: crisp and smooth upfront, tangy and oily body with a drying finish.

Overall: Dogfish Head has done an excellent job of distinguishing this IPA from others. The pronounced bitterness, beautiful biscuit/hop symmetry, and distinct citric finish make this an ideal session beer. At $14.95 a six pack, I'm glad I got my money's worth.

cratez, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one of the first beers that made me a hophead. With that notion being said, a little disappointment does emerge.

A: A slightly dark golden orange haze color.

S: Hops are a plenty! (citrus/pine)

T: The bite is there, but still lacks the overall concept of the essence and the getup. A medium bodied hoped beer with some malt in toe.

M: The gulp factor is highly present. A great session beer by all means.

D: This is a gateway brew... Once you get your hop fix, you may never go back to drinking conventional beers again. I do recommend and I will have another.

The point is that I once put this beer on a pedestal, now i just return it for the five cents.

BuffaloTapHugger, Jan 23, 2009
Photo of Brewnami
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very clear orange/amber color. Small head that quickly dissipates leaving very little lace..

S- Typical IPA scent, nothing special. Pine, citrus, hops... that's about it.

T- This is the way I feel an IPA should taste. Very clean and refreshing. Nice hop and citrus flavor that is not very overpowering.

M- Pretty light IPA. Moderate carbonation.

D- The most drinkable Dogfish Head that I've had so far. I like the 90 minute's taste better, but this one is much easier to drink. A good session beer. Awesome IPA.

Brewnami, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of MacDomer
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my standard pint glass.

A - A typical bright orange-gold, big white fluffy head, but a bit thin looking. Decent lacing, wish there was more.

S - Nice pine, some citrus and grass. A bit muted, though. Not as bright and pungent as I'd like.

T - Some pine and citrus, but lots of breadiness and pale male. Some light fruitiness, but it just doesn't really do it for me.

M - Nice mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

D - Goes down easily. This is a good IPA to drink with food and not have to pay much attention to. I'll finish my sixer and then probably won't bother revisiting again.

MacDomer, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of patobandito
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this and the 90 minute up the other day, just so I could compare the two.

Pours just like an IPA should, Lovely golden brown color with a foamy head that leaves a good lace on the glass. Smells mostly of hops with some citrus notes. Tastes the same, maybe a bit of malt comes through in the middle. In my opinion its a bit heavy on hops flavor, but thats not necessarily a bad thing. Very drinkable brew.
Cant wait to try the 90 minute.

patobandito, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of stockingcpl
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearange: This selection poured well. Full lasting head and plentiful lacings were a welcome sight. The hue is a medium honey that is crystal clear. Good job.

Smell: The aroma is light but full of hop happiness. There were few other elements present. The hops have both an alpha and an aromatic component...American hops were evident. Another good job.

Taste: IPS...it's in the name and it certainly has that character. Interestingly, the hops didn't press too hard into the flavor sustain. This permitted a malt presence. Overall this brew has an inverted flavor curve that is very interesting in both charact and flavor. I like this brew!

Mouthfeel: As mentioned earlier, the flavor curve is inverted from a traditional selection. This is an interesting characteristic of this selection. The distinct lack of palate crouding aftertast is also a pleasant suprise. This is a UNIQUE brew.

Drinkability: Well, while there is no lingering aftertaste, the general IPA character would preclude this from a high drinkability, but for the style I find this a favorable selection. Great job Dogfish Head!


stockingcpl, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of farrago
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow color of excellent clarity, the clean white head comprised of tiny, swiftly dissolving bubbles. The nose has scrubbing, cleansing feel to it, coal tar, orange peel, sourdough bread, yeast, forest floor growth, the hops act more as a skeletal structure, leaving open spaces between the beams, for all the power it has at first sniff, graceful as it drifts off. In the mouth it's medium-bodied and much hoppier, however, with each additional sip you think it might actually pass for a pilsner. It's crisp, fresh and invigorating to drink, dries the mouth out in the way that makes you drink more. Tea leaf, tar, earth and grass, dried apples, oats, the carbonation quickens the pace and nowhere near overbearing. Nothing really sweet going on yet not bitter as a result, well-balanced. Goes down quickly.

farrago, Jan 17, 2009
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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