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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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Ratings: 10,003
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 279
Gots: 1,810 | 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 PintOHops
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Total Wine & More in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Glass - Tulip

A - Clear orange color with a 1-2 finger head, retention wasn't good. It's got allot of Co2 bubbles, it left a splash here & there but no real lacing.

S - Dry & floral with slight candied qualities to it. I get orange peel and other citrus rind notes, a bit of grain & husk like malt notes as well. I nice fresh orange aroma that's very inviting.

T - Slight charred wood flavor upfront with grapefruit & orange peel. It basically finishes with grapefruit and rind like flavors, a bit more of that wood quality, bitterness is soft-moderate for an IPA, and I can't really pick up any malts other than slight husk flavors.

M - Moderately crisp with a smooth feel, and lite-medium bodied.

D - Very drinkable for an IPA, and with the 6% ABV you could kick back and take down a few over the days end. I liked it's interesting charred wood like flavor, but nothing wowed me about it, I'd have it again but nothing worth seeking out to me. I'm glad I finally tried this one though. Cheers!

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

glass: Tulip

Copper-brown body with a 2-finger soapy, off-white head. Bubbles can be seen rushing to the surface.

I could smell the floral hops before i even got the cap off the bottle. It has a nice mixture of floral and citric hops. There is definitely a strong perfume of grapefruit, lemon and orange. Malts are also there, lending a light caramel and bread-like aroma.

Taste has that "juicy" component at first. I get lemon, grapefruit and definitely orange. At about mid-pallete, flowery hops and caramel malt kick in and work to dial back some of the fruit. It finishes with toast bread, citrus fruit rind and floral hops.

Mouthfeel is light to medium in body and silky. Moderate CO2 at the most.

I can see why this IPA is popular, it has a little aspect of everyone's favorite IPA. Bitter, floral, juicy, ect. At 6% abv and with its light mouthfeel i could easily session this beer.

Photo of mash4077
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle to a standard 16 oz. glass.

A- Dark copper, coming close to brown, with brighter orange hues at the top and bottom. A full finger-width of white, sudsy head which diminishes to about a quarter of an inch rather quickly, but remains for a while after.

S- Hops, some floral, not a lot else.

T- Strong and varied hops character, intense but not at all overpowering. Very delicate citrus taste, with a noticeable, warm caramel flavor. There's also something coming off grassy or woodsy that I can't put my finger on exactly. The malts have a candy-like quality to their sweetness, noticeable but restrained and very nice. The caramel flavor grows as it warms.

M- Nice and creamy, the hops leave a bit of a resin, but nothing that lingers too long.

D- Very drikable for the style, 3 or 4 in a row would be easy and quite enjoyable (if you're an IPA fan).

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

A= light tea color, nice foamy sudsy slurpy (and delicious) head, rimming and plentiful lacing all the way down the glass stein through consumption.

S= malts, grassy, citrus orange. Slightly faint but growing as it warms.

T= nice lightly sweet delicious slurpy head after it's poured. Slightly thick, modestly bready and rich from malts, modestly dry, nice citrus, decent blend of hops florals and bitters, grassy notes. Touch of honey notes as it warms. Adequate carbonation balance.

M= slightly chewy, slightly astringent, nice blend of hops to savor, touch of honey.

D= extremely drinkable as a Pale Ale, impresses me more as a solid APA though than an IPA, which in turn means to me that it's a lot more diverse in accompanying various foods from most menus for someone who enjoys mid-range hops bitters and nice balance.

It's far more of a universal hoppy Ale than their more famous 90+ Minute Ales which tend to have some liquor tones.

Photo of KTCamm
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap, pint style glass.

Pours a light copper bordering on orange color. Minimal lacing. Smell is grassy, little citrus, some pine balanced with a subdued breadiness. Taste has a prominent hop, but one that blends nicely in the malt. Grapefruit notes. Comes full circle for a really nicely balanced yet hoppy beer. Drinkable IPA. Good work.

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

Light orange color. Very clear. Medium head. Good retention. Aroma was crisp, fresh citrus with grassy notes; some nice caramel malt with some biscuity overtones. Flavor was well balanced and crisp. Middle-of-the-road bitterness. bitterness balanced by caramel. Mouthfeel was soft with low carbonation. Very good, but more of a session beer. This is not a put down. I have had too many "extreme" beers that fill the novelty niche. This one is comfortable and drinkable. Can I have another, please.

Photo of mikey711
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I cant tell you the last time i had this beer, but it was fresh enough for me to buy

A: bright mixture of orange and gold. very good clarity and nice rising carbonation. leaves good lace and pours a tightly packed fluffy white head

S: A hint of mango and peach citrus notes, not much else though

T: slightly citrusy hop notes, some pineapple is in there. fair amount of caramel is present but not cloying in anyway. there is also a bit of a peppery quality as well which was somewhat strange

M: decent creaminess, but not very dry and a bit on the watery side

D: Despite some flaws, this is still one i could put a few back of in an evening

Photo of larryi86
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle dated 6/11/10 poured into a snifter

A- A light orange with a one finger white head.

S- Citrus, pine, and hops.

T- Good bitter hop taste, with balanced hints of citrus and malts.

M- Refreshing and smooth, a little on the light side.

D- This is a very good beer that is easy to drink, but can be easily over looked in the DFH line up.

Photo of jtucker7
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours beautifully, however the head can overtake the glass if not poured slowly enough. The beer has a dark amber color to it, with a fair amount of carbonation. The was not my favorite part of the experience, it has a strong urea scent to it which I didn't care for, but that was more than compensated by the taste. The taste is very rich and deep, with different hops tones throughout. It has a beautiful well rounded finish, and overall is a very pleasant experience.

Photo of wknight167
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a clear amber orange with a 2 finger white head with good staying power and beautiful lacing.

Nose- Candied grapefruit and pine with lots of floral notes and light caramel malt.

Palate- Slightly sweeter than expected. Hops are present and in good measure, but definitely more malt presence than I expected. Bready and yeasty notes are present, but low.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full body and medium-high carbonation.

Photo of kjyost
3.26/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a rich amber with a nice white head that laces fantastically down the glass. There is substantial hop aroma leaning more towards the earthy side with a sweet caramel tone underneath. The beer has a sweet malty body with notes of toffee with an enjoyable, yet compared to many IPAs I have had, light bitterness with earthy flavours coming from the bitterness which does not linger nearly as long as expected. Carbonation is strong, though not overly so. Over a single beer though this migrated from hoppy & quite nice to cloying. By the end of one beer I could not contemplate another due to the strong sweet finish. Maybe I am a West Coast IPA sorta guy.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz, bottled-on date clearly inked on front of neck.

Pours enticingly carbonated, decent head retention. Color is ultra-clear mellow gold. Smells like dashing hops with a little bit of funk and candy-like, sugary overtones. A satisfying amount of bitterness on the taste, that of the American IPA - grainy, sweet and undeniably hoppy. Nicely complex. Finishes buttery. Good drinkability.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a clean clear gold with one finger of soapy white head that retained decent and left nice lacing
S - floral and perfumy hops with just a hint of citrus and spice and even a little sweet malt
T - wow, very interesting flavour and not quite what I was expecting. The floralness immediately gives way to a dank & resiny hop flavour that I haven't experience much but am definitely enjoying. There is also a faint peatish earthiness to it. As an IPA fan this is an interesting and delicious take.
M - crisp and very carbonated, with the hop bitterness much more subtle than I was anticipating, finishes dry
D - could definitely enjoy several of these, the flavours are complex but generally subtle and nicely balaced, too bad I only bought a single...

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 5/19/10.

A: Light orange body. Modest head that quickly dissipates.

S: Citrusy hops and honeyish malt.

T: Strong bitterness, but it's much more malt-forward than most American IPAs. Some hints of citrus. Rather nutty malt. Somewhat spicy.

M: Rather light for an IPA. Not sticky at all.

D: One good thing about living in the mid-Atlantic is how widespread this beer is here. It packs a bit too much punch to be considered a session beer, but you can definitely have more than one in a sitting. Recommended.

Photo of salvo
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My review bottle was over-carbonated and while I caught almost all the foam, there was 4" of head that dissipated quickly, then left the beer a little flat. Torture of torture: I'll have to buy another and do the reiew again ;-)

Nearly but not quite clear, pee-yellow, thin; eighth inch of foam persists with nice lacing. Smell is a little subdued for what I expect from DogFish, but it's the 60 and not the 90 or 120. Malt is dominant in the nose with some hops.

Taste is smoother than expected, again subdued is the word that comes to mind when measured against the DFH reputation: this is a masterful beer that is a little less than I'm expecting. Malt sweetness over hops with a honey background; some light orange peel in the finish.

Mouthfeel may be suffering from the carbonation-explosion; a little flat and thin.

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 6-18-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Pours a nice 2 fingers of foam, great head retention, golden color, carbonation present with a good lacing ring

S - Hops, orange peel and slight malt aroma

T /M - Medium bodied, sweet citrus taste, taste orange or passion fruit now. A little hop bitterness at the end, smoothes nicely

D - Very drinkable IPA, sweet tasting blended well with a slight hop bitterness. Yet it had a great finish. Very nice brew that I would for sure get again and of course I would highly recommend

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

A - Pours a Clear, golden orange with a clear sign of carbonation. Initially bubbly head settles to a creamy, frothy lacing (4)

S - Citrusy, fruity hops with a light dash of yeast (4)

T - Clean, fruity and grassy hops reminiscent of citrusy passion fruit, with the familiar mild hop bitterness, typical in an American IPA. Light maltiness is evident thereafter and pleasantly hoppy, floral aromas on the nose develops along with a light grape or prune after taste (4.5)

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation; slightly dry and slightly creamy on a suprisingly smooth finish (4.5)

D - Highly refreshing and drinkable due to the smoothness on the finish (5)

Photo of jwhancher
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks golden with an amber tint. Piney & citrus hop aroma with a hint of vanilla. Tastes bitter by nature, but isn't that the point? Excellent in that the hops are the primary show stopper. The malts do balance the hop profile quite nicely. Great carbonation. Great session IPA. While I prefer the 90-minute more, this one is right up there.

Photo of DoubleD89
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first IPAs I fell in love with, really introduced me to the style.

Bottled on 5/6/10, poured into a pint glass with a golden color and 1 finger head.

Piney/citrus notes on the nose with some bready/caramel notes also coming through.

Hop flavor delivers with some bitterness. Definitely tasting some of the caramel malt backbone too. The bitterness is there but I wish the hop flavor was ramped up some, perhaps it's because this bottle isn't fresh off the bottling line.

Mouth feel is solid, not too thin. As far as drinkability goes... I could easily down a sixer in an evening (and have before).

This isn't my favorite IPA but it's definitely one of my solid "go to" IPAs. You know what you get when you pick up a sixer of this. To boot, it's widely available which makes this brew attractive. Pretty much a solid, but not out of this world, IPA all around.

Photo of jmarvin4189
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - It was a golden copper color

Smell - It was very hoppy

Taste - It was a good combination between bitter and malt. it was bitter enough to know it was bitter but not to bitter to leave you looking for a glass of water.

Mouthfeel - Doesn't make your mouth dry like other bitter beers i've had. At the same time its not too bitter and feels smooth and refreshing. I'm not a huge fan of IPAs but this makes me want to try more.

Drinkability - I could drink an entire 6 pack. Its a good combination between hops and malt, but the hops take precedence over the malt but not too excessive which is hard to find.

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

Appearance: a straw/golden yellow with thick head and good lacing.

Smell: A citrusy and Hoppy smell with a hint of pine.

Taste: A strong hoppy taste. Good for the hophead in all of us..

Mouthfeel: Smooth with that bitter feel in the finish.

Drinkability: Nice IPA that isn't too overpowering, letting you have more than a few in one session

Comments: A fine beer!

Photo of tchenery
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is very clear, a nice yellow color. High carbonation from th elooks of it. Nice retaining head.

It has excellent grapefruit and zest aromas. Very heavy American west coast hop smells. It tastes very smooth and soft. There is a nice hop fruit flavor to it, again of grapefruit and other tropical fruits. It has a slight malt middle, very straightforward and then a nice dry bitter finish.

Excellent mouthfeel. Excellent drinkability. It's no wonder this is looked at as an example for others to compare.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 5/14/10 lasered onto the neck. It was a clear golden color with good amount of carb streams. It had an average sized white head that settled into a good collar and thin central film. Moderate slow sliding lace with very little sticking.

The aroma was good and hoppy and featured pine, citrus and grass. Bitter with some malt in the back. The taste was mild bitter with pine out front with the citrus and grass in the next tier. Sweet malt to mellow the bitter. This is a good bitter hops beer with a good balance. Not quite session for me as I still prefer the less bitter AIPA's but this one is quite good and growing on me. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carb. Mildly bitter after-taste.

Overall, a really good moderately bitter AIPA . Highly recommend. Avail here in TX. Rotation - good BHT so will make the hops rotation for sure [O;Y;BHT]

Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Pours a nice golden copper with a one-finger white head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma is comprised of mild hops and malt. The flavor is of roasty hops, with a malt aftertaste with just a hint of fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very smooth IPA without the 'in your face' flavors. This makes it quite drinkable and refreshing. I will be buying more of this in the near future.

Photo of BeardFacePhD
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a pint up at my local Fox and Hound.

A - Clean transparent golden yellow with a nice white head. Nicely carbonated. Great lacing. Decent head retention.

S - Subtle pine-like notes.

T - Mild bitterness. A little pine-like flavor. Bitterness sticks around but is not overpowering. A little sweetness in the finish.

M - Very smooth IPA. Almost creamy.

D - Very drinkable IPA with a good balance of flavor.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 10,003 ratings.