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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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8,484 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,484
Reviews: 2,577
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 190
Gots: 770 | FT: 5
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 ramrod666


4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a great brew from a great brewery. pours out an amber color with a 1" fuffy sticky white head. smell is hoppilicious with some citrus notes. Taste is awesome. one of the better ipas that i have had the pleasure of tasting. again very hoppy with some grapefruit in the back. slightly bitter aftertaste. great mouthfeel. I could drink these babies all night long. badass ipa.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2004 01:45:26 | More by ramrod666
Photo of Stimack

New York

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

Was able to finally grab this brew at Mahars last night. The brew poured to an orange color with a nice white head that lasted for a while and broke down to a small amount of lacing. The aromas from this brew were very nice, a lot of citrus aromas that where highlighted with orange, grapefruit and then some floral tones. The taste mostly revolves around the hoppyness of the brew but you can notice enough of a malt flavor. The flavors scream hop compared to everything else going on, not the hoppiest IPA (AIPA) out there but is a fantastic representation. This is simply a very good beer and one that I am happy to have finally tried. Will be looking for this one again and hope to try it on tap soon.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2004 14:41:08 | More by Stimack
Photo of TagoMago

New York

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

Presentation: 12oz. bottle poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold. Pours with decent head and retention. A nice lacing coats the glass.

Smell: Floral, citric hops and bready malt.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Citric, herbal hops coupled with a mild biscuity malt. The finish is very dry and hoppy.

Overall: An all-around good American IPA. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2004 07:05:09 | More by TagoMago
Photo of pheurton


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

rustic brown, clear as a bell. 1/4" of ivory foam settles to a thin and bubbly topping. sticky patches of lace coat the glass. massive floral hop aroma with citric and sweet malty undertones...smells like a freshly-mowed field of hops, if there was such a thing. light to medium bodied, even carbonation, nice crispness. surprising amount of sticky malt sweetness with notes of vanilla and brown sugar appear first, followed by blast of pungent floral hop flavor. muted bitterness. manages to finsih dry with hints of orange peels. certianly quaffable.

wow, i'm impressed. i don't know if this was a fresh keg or what, but this one seemed light years better than i remember the bottled version being. imagine 90 minute without the solvent alcohol vapors and overload of sticky sweetness and barbaric hopiness, and this is what you have. balanced, with an original twist on the ipa flavor. excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2004 15:51:10 | More by pheurton
Photo of NEhophead


4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A glowing, "light" orange appearance. Almost a rust-like look.
Bright white 1" head that kept it's retention longer than expected. Very nice, spider-web like lacing.

Strong hop aroma, packed with a citrus, grapefruit nose.

The taste of this American I.P.A. is like biting into an exotic, island fruit. Extremely juicy tasting; had me looking for pulp in my glass. Nice hints of floral aromatics in the aftertaste.

For a hophead the strength of the hops and the flavors that they provide is heavenly, but not overpowering. Newbie's beware: if you're not use to a really flavorful I.P.A., this may scare you away from the style.

Very palatable! Crisp and not heavy at all. Wonderfully refreshing especially on a warm summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 14:09:50 | More by NEhophead
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

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

I guess there was no surprises that this was very hoppy, hugey piney/lychee/citrus characters. Malts aren't as evident as the hops...no surprises. Malts were nutty, lightly sticky. Lovely full flavour, rich, intense and with a dry bitter finish. Really well made and really tasty. classy, well made.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2004 22:25:28 | More by rastaman
Photo of malty


4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown long neck w/ a 'packed in' month notched-out.

The first pour yielded a nice clear orange color w/ lots of fine bubbles racing upward creating a 1/2 inch or so white head that had staying power.

The hops shot-out with their fresh and leafy splendor - almost minty. Fresh, Fresh, Fresh glorious hops!

Beautiful balance of whole, crisp hops flavor backed by a just enough doughy malt to even things out. The hop character stands firm, without being too bitter-dry. Not the hoppiest of IPA's, but definitely one of the most balanced and refined. Outstanding freshness (again)!

Mouthfeel is silky, soft, creamy and a touch oily. Carbonation is fine and quite active which gives it's medium body livliness.

I could honesty drink more than my share of this fine ale. It doesn't build on the tastebuds and become astringent like a lot of heafty IPA's out there.

Overall an outstanding IPA. With this category becoming saturated and somewhat predictable through the years, Dogfish finds a way to keep this ale unique and interesting. One of my favorite US hand crafted (bottled) IPA's to date.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2004 02:32:25 | More by malty
Photo of Jacobob10

New Jersey

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

Pours out a cloudy orange color with a small head. One of the more cloudy IPA's I've seen yet. I could smell the beer as I was pouring it and expected a huge aroma, but when I put my nose up to it, it was suprisingly subtle. Very citrusy aroma, with a hint of fruit (some orange, peach, and grapefruit were present). Real smooth tasting. Slightly bitter, but well-balanced and not overpowering. This beer goes down very easily for a decently-strong IPA. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2004 22:58:16 | More by Jacobob10
Photo of proc


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

Another very solid IPA (I love this style of beer).

This one pours out to a dark gold to almost light orange in the glass with a decent head and lively carbonation. The aroma is straight grapefruit. The taste is where this one shines, with the hops hitting your tastebuds hard but giving way to a residual sweetness of the malt that compliments rather than fights the hop bitterness.

A session IPA easy. Its nice to see Dogfish Head products now available in Michigan.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2004 01:37:03 | More by proc
Photo of connecticutpoet


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

This is an interesting beer. Based upon what I had read about it, I thought the hop aroma would be more prominent, but it wasn't. It reminded me more of citrus and a touch of cinnamon, with a light hop background. As it breathed, however, the hops became more pronounced.

The head was light and creamy, and left nice lace rings around the glass as I drank it. The bitterness came to the fore upon sipping, in a very good way. It was a nice, hoppy flavor, and yet quite smooth. A very good beer, and one I would have no problem drinking again. Good for sitting around the house and snacking on nachos or bagel bites.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 02:58:28 | More by connecticutpoet
Photo of Lafe


4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden color, with a tight, white head on top. The aroma of this beer promises hops, and that promise is kept.

The flavor is strongly of hops, with just enough malt backbone to keep you from puckering up. The bitterness gets up in your face and says hello in a clean-finishing sort of way.

I typically prefer a larger malt backbone on an IPA, but the bitterness is so clean on this beer that I don't really miss it. It's refreshing. It'd easily go well with a snack or a pizza, and one could knock a few of these back with unconscious ease. It satisfies the hop craving without getting in the way. Every once in a while, while drinking it, you stop and think, "This is a good beer."

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2004 06:00:19 | More by Lafe
Photo of rajendra82


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

Pale golden orange color, cloudy unfiltered body, creamy durable head, in other words the picture of a quality IPA stamped all over the pint glass. The aroma is bit fainter than most other IPA style beers, with the hops exhibiting a mellow soft character rather than an up front pine resin like aggressiveness. The taste is very bitter, bone dry, tart, and lemony, and backed by the pale and caramel malts displaying a faint butterscotch flavor. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, with a creamy effervescence. This is quite easy to drink. Thanks Foxman for the treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2004 04:06:36 | More by rajendra82
Photo of meathookjones


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

60 Minute IPA pours a golden orange color with a nice fluffy white head that remained through most of the experience. Hops dominate the aroma with a backing of hints of citrus. Good hop flavor hits you first along with notes of pine and citric flavors. A bitter and fruity aftertaste follows the initial rush of hops. This has a medium creamy mouthfeel that fits the brew well. A good all around IPA that is very flavorfull and makes for a good sessionable brew that can still give a hophead his fix.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2004 17:05:30 | More by meathookjones
Photo of LarryV


3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, dark golden color. Smell is dominated by hops pungency. Somehow, I think DFH has changed the brewing process for this beer. I've been drinking it for quite some time, and the older batches had a hazy, opaque look with a fairly moderate mouthfeel. The new batches appear to be very filtered, and the mouthfeel is rather thin now. The hops seem to be a bit unbalanced as there's not much of a malt backbone to back up the hops. It's still a decent beer, but the thinner mouthfeel really takes away from the experience. I've been disappointed with the last couple of cases I've had.

Update 29-Dec-2005

I swear this beer tastes different everytime I try it. Seems much less hoppy now and a bit maltier and sweeter. This used to be my session beer, but I can barely drink 2 in a row now. Something has definitely changed in this beer from when it was first introduced. Maybe it's DFH's attempts to make this beer more balanced as that seems to be a common complaint - I can definitely smell more malt in the nose as well. The brash, bratty hoppiness that this beer used to have is what made it so appealing to me. Now it's as if the hop monster within has been tamed.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2004 12:54:29 | More by LarryV
Photo of PopeJonPaul


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

Poured a deep luminous orange with a Sta-Puf head and a strong, sweet, kind of weedy floral aroma. Bitter yet surprisingly balanced hop and orange peel flavor with a nice crisp tongue-thickening mouthfeel and a good hoppy finish. Wasn't sure what to expect after the 90 and 120, definintely surprised by the drinkability, this stuff will own real estate in my fridge this summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2004 01:43:52 | More by PopeJonPaul
Photo of ColForbin

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a thin white head that fades to about half a finger. Some flecks of yeast that settle to the bottom of the glass. Nose is full of spicy, piney hops, with some slight citrusy aromas as well. Taste is spicy and hoppy, with a malty/bitter finish - if I didn't know better I would say there was some wheat malt in this, since I get a little bit of tartness as well. Nice balance - am I really saying this about a Dogfish beer? A somewhat light mouthfeel, with a good amount of carbonation. Very drinkable - an excellent session brew or as an accompaniment to food.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2004 01:30:44 | More by ColForbin
Photo of mschofield


4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear dark-orange gold (flecked with floating particles when the yeast is swirled and added), topped with a two finger ivory head, well carbonated. The head was "well built" and did not diminish at all throughout the drink, left thick bits of lace.
Very hoppy aroma, citrus, herbal, wood tannins.
Citrus, wood, caramel taste, the hops take center stage but the do not overwhelm the beer.
Not as bitter as all that hop aroma and taste led me to expect.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2004 20:05:00 | More by mschofield
Photo of nvsblman


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber colored, about 1 finger of head that reduced to about 1/4" and stuck around for a bit. There was light lacing that lasted through the first several drinks.

Smell: Pleasant fresh citrusy aroma.

Taste: Great hops flavor, I got noticed the pine flavor was a bit more intense than some other IPAs I've had, but not in a bad way at all. Aftertaste was a little citrusy.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel, just a hint of creaminess.

Drinkability: This would be a great beer to kick back with a few on a hot Arizona summer day.

All in all a great, fresh tasting beer. Thanks to PSUDREW for the trade!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2004 16:18:27 | More by nvsblman
Photo of ngandhi


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

Grassy, musty, lightly citric, hop-driven nose with very subtle hints of barnyard and fennel seed. The grassy quality to this beer is fresh and quenching. Wonderfully balanced hops with a tinge of grain. Light bittering on the palate forces this beer into limbo between pale ale and IPA for the seasoned drinker, but perhaps a defining example of the style for those new to IPA. Great citric fruit on the aftertaste.

Relax, relax.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2004 22:01:19 | More by ngandhi
Photo of scriabin


3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA. Head is on the thin side, but it has a nice cloudy, unfiltered appearance, more like a wheat bear. Taste is sweet, hoppy, and a little bitter with some very subtle coffee flavors. A nice, complex IPA that has a new surprise on each sip. I could definitely drink a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2004 22:26:32 | More by scriabin
Photo of kegerator


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

This is the first Dogfish brew I have had that I truly did not enjoy.
Poured out a true amber color with a decent fizzy head(had to force pour a bit).
smell was not pleasing at all, very hoppy, grassy, piney.
the taste was quite the same as the smell and left a bitter aftertaste that was not so pleasing to me, mouthfeel was nice for as strong as the flavors are it was pretty smooth in the mouth.
I bought a 6 and felt like i had to choke it down a bit at first. I should say as I drank the last two(i did not drink the whole 6 in one night) it seemd i had aquired a taste because the more of these i drank the more it didn't offend me. This one is a world away from the 90 minute.
Ok, so i bought more of this and get what everyone is speakign about. I must have had old bottles. the newer fresh 6er was creamy smooth, great mouthfeel and the hop flavors came through very nicely, and were very clean crisp and refreshing to say the least. my rating numbers will reflect this

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2004 13:04:36 | More by kegerator
Photo of RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

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

Glowing, yet darker than some other IPA's, like a golden-amber dying ember in the fire.

Aroma of flowery hops. Flavor is somewhat muted compared to some other IPA's like Stone, but what it loses in intensity is made up for by increased drinkability.

I like this beer. If you're looking for a very sessionable IPA that still has good hop flavors and aroma, this could be your beer. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2004 01:28:05 | More by RockyTopHeel
Photo of benmiliron


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

Paid $1.60 for a 12 oz single.

Heavy floral hop aroma. Overly dominating hops. Wow. Great beer if you're a hop head. Not quite the malt balance I'd like to see though. DFH saves that for 90 minute. Acidity can be a bit harsh.

A good session beer though, and highly recommended if you're a hophead.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2004 22:10:10 | More by benmiliron
Photo of garthwaite


4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy deep gold with minimal head. Wow - has a truly delicious citrusy hops aroma. Smelled this one about 8 times & complimented it twice. Absurdly fresh hop flavors everywhere. I'm loving it. Some acidity, all kinds of citrus. A full rich flavor with a nice dry bitter finish. A damn tasty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2004 17:37:28 | More by garthwaite
Photo of Hefe


4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted from 12 oz. bottle on 4/27/04

Appearance: Beautiful golden/amber colour with a light haze due to the yeasties. The is bright white and lasting.

Smell: A veritable pimp-slap of complex hoppy tones. Citrus and pine, with undercurrents of grass and floral aromas. Propped up nicely with touch of biscuit and malt.

Taste: Hoppy flowers right up front, that slips into a pale malt sweetness and then into an oily grassy/piney dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Excellent! Creamy, with a slightly oily feel, yet still a crisp, almost tart finish.

Drinkability: Absolutely!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2004 00:56:53 | More by Hefe
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