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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,105 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,105
Reviews: 2,696
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,941 | FT: 8
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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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Ratings: 10,105 | Reviews: 2,696
Photo of Chaney
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one many times, but never reviewed it. Here goes:

A: Straw gold color, a tinge of cloudiness, but we're not exactly getting into dreamland territory. Beautiful 1-2 inch foamy head that kept its retention throughout the session.

S: There is something about the DFH bottled beers that bothers me: I always get a very distinct melted plastic smell combined with the hops. Is this just me? The draft version (at the Alehouse a few miles away) doesn't possess this undesirable characteristic. However, bottled DFH is still better that A-Game efforts from many other breweries.

T: Citrus, dark malts (darker than it is on draft), and a nice wet floral finish.

M: No ABV detected and nice fluffy carbonation that sustains itself to the last drop. The muted sugar is spot on IMO

D: This is easily at least an A- beer on draft. The next time I am at the Alehouse (which I go at least once a month), I want to revisit this brew and update this review.

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

Had this beer at the Varsity Theatre on Frnaklin street in Chapel Hill, NC while I watched Toy Story 3.

A - Pours a nice amber color with a creamy head that dissipated to leave some lace.

S - Fruity, hoppy, a little alcohol

T - Absolutely excellent! Citrus and grapefruit hoppiness that gives way to a slightly sweet malty aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've had.

M - Moderately high carbonation that fits the style of the beer quite well, pulling out the tangyness of the hops.

D - I could drink these all day

I've only had one of these, but after more experience with it I can see it becoming one of my favorites, even a fridge-staple!

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

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pale amber color that is pretty clear. Had a very nice, 1-finger head.

Smell: Has a strong fruit aroma that indicates a nice hop presence. Quite inviting for a hophead.

Taste: Has a bit of that grapefruit flavor one gets from a high amount of hops. Yet, it's quite smooth. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Has a mild body that's not too watery.

Drinkability: Very good. It's not the best, but it's very good and it's something I could see being a mainstay in my refrigerator.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I can't believe I haven't entered a review for this one yet. Well, now's as good a time as any, I s'pose. It pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, mandarin oranges, honeydew, and sweet, sweet caramel. The taste is heavier on the pine, but the fruitier hoppy notes remain, joined with the aforementioned pine in a joint domination of the sweet caramel beneath. Imagine the mutants in Futurama. The body is a heavy light/very light medium, with a light carbonation and a finish that really seems like it wants to be dry. Overall, a very nice hop-forward IPA, as good this time as it has been in the past.

Photo of dutchlq7
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Copper color, mild carbonation, poured a 2 fingered head and retained a finger sized head. Left a nice lacing.

Smell- Nice strong piney hop aroma, slight citrus aroma.

Taste- Very piney hop taste that lingers on the palate, slight malt taste helps to balance the hops. Leaves you wanting another sip.

Mouthfeel- mildly carbonated, light feel in mouth and slight oil from hops left on tongue.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, makes u wanna come back over and over again and explore the diffrent subtleties of the hops and also the backround flavors.

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

A- Clear gold with moderate carbonation and head. Turned into a thin film soon after.

S- Citrus and floral hops. Slightly weak sadly, but what I did smell I loved.

T- Citrus greets you right off the bat and then slight notes of pine and hop oil take over. The hops in this don't have much of a bite, but are very hard to ignore. Has some caramel taste which balances the bitterness, but I like how it stays focussed on the hops.

M- Thin and watery, but good carbonation saves it somewhat and makes it almost creamy.

D- I remember my first one of these before I was familiar with IPAs. It was so intense and I couldn't decide whether I liked all the bitterness or not, or all the bite I thought it had. Now I find myself thinking of this as being considerably smooth and easy to down. I almost wish it had more kick now like it did the first time.

Photo of chaz410
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer on tap at the flying saucer in Charlotte.
Pours an orangish amber body with finger length white head.
Smells of crsip citrus hops an dslight caramel and toasted malt sweetness.
Taste of caramel malt and some tostey biscuit all under a blanket of citrus and piney hops with a moderate bittering finish. Not much alcohol burn on the finish.
Mouthfeel is moderat and silky.
Very drinkable IPA without to much bitternes and harshness

Photo of zoso1967
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 9/25/10

I'm not sure how it is that I have not gotten around to reviewing this beer yet, since it is one of my all-time favorites.

Pours a crystal clear light orange amber with a fluffy white head that has very good staying power and leaves sticky sheets of lace.

The aroma is wonderfully pungent and hoppy in this fresh example. Orange and some pine are the main players, but there is also a bit of herbal spice in there. The malt character is very biscuity, and really accentuates the citrus notes of the hops.

The flavor is everything I have come to know and love about 60 Minute. Wonderful hop flavor, yet balanced at the same time. Dank citrus zest, pine and pithy orange mix with that same herbal spice from the nose. The bouquet is well accented by a nice caramel malt sweetness that gives the beer a bit of a bready flavor. It is evident that this is a fairly bitter IPA, but it comes off as clean and not bracing.

The mouthfeel is medium and fairly smooth with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is definitely dry, but not overly so. Pine and bitter grapefruit linger on my palate after swallowing.

Super drinkable, and a legendary east coast IPA that deserves all the hype. I have to get one of these every few months, and usually end up drinking more than one. This is a great beer to quaff at cookouts, when watching a game, or even having an ugly sweater party. A true classic.

Photo of wallaceandvomit
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a- nice light orange/brown color, decent head, just a thin layer of foam after a little while
s- unidentified fruit smells dominate a good hops smell
t- nice mild bitterness and good fruity taste with just the right amount of caramel
m- nice slightly creamy mouthfeel
d- i very much enjoy this beer and will grab it again some other time, its a good beer for enthusiasts and beginners in the ipa world

Photo of herman77
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark yellow/gold pretty clear, a tiny bit of haze to it. Nice eggshell white head that forms a nice cap and collar. Good lacing.

S: Pineapple and light citrus hops. Sweet like candy malt.

T: This has got a near perfect balance of hops and malt. Fruity, pineapple, citrus and pine hops. Its not so much a carmel or toffee malt backbone, its just a plain old sweeter malt taste. Finishes with a moderate grapefruit bitterness that lasts. I would love to try this fresh, it was bottled 7/28/10.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Feels thicker and creamier than it is because of all the micro carbonation bubbles.

D: Goes down easy. This would be my go to IPA if we could get it in MN... Hopefully one day soon.

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/2/10 A, so for the cooler at Giant Eagle, I guess this is pretty fresh. In keeping with the theme of many of my recent reviews, this is one that Ive had lots of times before but have never reviewed.

A- Really nice looking. Its a really clear, pale coppery gold color. Lots of little bubbles are racing up to feed a big, white pillowy head. Lots of lacing, pretty good retention.

S- Unfortunately this doesnt smell really hop forward. Its pretty balanced. Malts are coming through easily. Bready, crackery and somewhat corny actually. Hops are mostly just flowery.

T- The taste is a bit more hop forward but nothing crazy. I wouldnt imagine this would fade out too much in only a month but who knows. More of the same crackery and bready malts and juicy citrus and floral hops. The citrus is faint and not too easy to pinpoint.

D- I remember when I first had this beer. It was way back before I found BA. I thought it was pretty aggressive and bitter. I actually had a hard time drinking it. Now it goes down super easy and isnt bitter to me at all.

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

I had this one poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

When poured it produced a thick head that subsided fairly quickly, but left enough head to give trace rings all though my drink.

The aroma is nice, but I didn't think that it was as strong as I would have expected for an IPA. It does give enough aroma to produce grassy, herbal scents with some grapefruit.

It gives a nice dry mouthfeel that's expected of an IPA.

I like it. I'd recommend it.

Photo of fragilemacabre
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay chalice.

This has pretty much everything I look for in an American IPA though it could have had more head. Still, nice lacing. A gorgeous wheaty golden color, not quite clear enough to watch TV through but still a great clarity and consistency of color. A strange scent and taste of peach that I wasn't expecting. I've had this before and never got the peach accents until this reviewing. A bit more carbonation in the mouth than I expect, but it works pretty well to balance out the strong hoppy flavors. There's a reason or ten that this is a favorite in the IPA sphere.

Photo of BeerCon5
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy amber color with a good amount of white foamy head, good retention.

The scent is of floral hops, yeast, and tea.

The taste was of slightly bitter floral hops, citrus, there is some yeast notes also.

Light bodied, smooth and sort of oily, moderate carbonation.

This was a pretty good IPA, there was good flavor and it was refreshing and pretty light making it very easy to drink.

Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint glass at Champions during the Ravens game.

A: The IPA ia a coppery caramel color, light enough to be translucent. A white head, no more than a quarter finger came with the ale and it quickly disappeared.

S: The nose is caramel malty with a citrusy grapefruit follow-through. Even when cold, the hops wiggle through.

T: A malt-driven IPA regardless of the hop addition, this one can't shake its caramel flavors. The hops are stronger near the end, when they are finally able to make their way through the malts. The citrus isn't overwhelming, just a strong compliment to the malts.

M: The mouthfeel is more malty than not although the citrus bitterness does come on strong near the end.

D: At 6%, this is an easy beer to drink. Funny how time and experience changes things though; this beer isn't nearly as hoppy as I remember.

Photo of avalon07
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice, sweet smell of hops, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of hops (of course), pineapple, sweet malt, and a hint of caramel. Not exactly a groundbreaking flavor, but very well done and tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: It's easy to see why this is DFH's best selling beer. It goes down easy and is immensely drinkable.

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

One of my favs from Dogfish Head.

Ditto to the other great reviews.

A perfect balance of malt and hops without the overpowering "overdone-ness" of many IPAs.

Simple sweet hay notes with some nice summer fruit.

The hops tend to roll in the mouth with nice complexity.

Very drinkable and low enough ABV to have more than one.

Photo of soju6
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Maggies on the River in Watertown, NY.

A: Served a nice copper color, nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: primarily a piney aroma with a trace of citrus, interesting.

T: Starts with a tart mixture of pine & citrus. A hint of malt & caramel with a bitter finish that is quite dry. A slight piney aftertaste. A lot going on here.

F: Medium body, well balanced, no trace of the 6% ABV.

D: Good drinker. Very flavorful. A good IPA to compare others to.

Photo of camp0474
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice clear gold color with a frothy off-white head that lingers (retained head in glass whole time while drinking it). Nice lacing from the head remains.

S: Mild citrus hops, like pineapple, and some piney hops with a strong sweet malt backbone.

T: Sweet pineapple citrus hops with a hint of pine resin. Sweet malt makes it's appearance and provides a solid balance.

M: Lots of very fine carbonation... smooth not crispy.. Solid medium body. Goes down very smooth and almost feels creamy from the fine carbonation. {After further reading found out this is bottle conditioned, the mouthfeel was very similar to cask beer... great and smooth.}

D: Very well balanced and goes down smooth and easy. No extreme bitterness on the finish like some IPA's. Very drinkable. Why can't we get this in MN?!

Add a new favorite IPA to the list.

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

From a bottle to a pint glass...
Pours a light copper orange color with a loose bubbly head that left some lacing.
Smells of sweet caramel, citrusy hops and grapefruit.
Tastes of lemon and pine, sweet malt with a perfect lingering bitterness.
Feels medium bodied, super smooth and leaves the mouth dry.
Top notch beer it's balanced one of the best.

Photo of Star80
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Dogfish Head for date coding your beers! This one was brewed on 8/11/10, about a month and a half ago. Pours out a deep gold, somewhat thin head and with decent carbonation. Looks like an average IPA to my eyes. The smell is of hops hops and more hops. I've always said, Dogfish Head uses some wild ass hops in their beers and this is no exception. (Also call me crazy, in my clean glass I got a weird wet dog smell.) Gosh, what the heck are these hops that make it taste so different, almost like some kinda tropical fruit? Not so much piney, but more pineapple! Let me tell you, it is different. And, it is good. The mouthfeel is somewhat heavy, this is a rich beer, but not too much cause it is pretty darn drinkable. There is some maltiness in there but for the style it doesn't stick out much, which is about how I expect it.

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

This brew pours a light golden hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head and sporadic lacing here and there,the smell consists of aromas of hay,sweet pineapple and sweet caramel,it has a rather nice mouthfeel which is thicker than it looks and really coats the mouth with tastes of pineapple,citrus,caramel candy and finishes with a bittersweet finish almost like sugar on lemons but i find it finishes more sweet than bitter and overall its a really nice easy drop to drink.

Photo of codewarrior
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from a 6 pack, poured into a pint glass

A: Golden, with lots of foamy, thick head.

S: Hops! Hops! (no shocker here)

T: Nice hops, nice balance, nice finish. Little more biter-side of balance at 60 IBU than the 90-minute at 90 IBU .... which is surprising.

F: Light and crisp. Good every-day IPA if your palate (and wallet) can take it.

D: The biggest problem with this beer, is that it's not as good as the 90-minute IPA. Seriously, that's pretty much the only problem with it.

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

Had this on tap for the first when I went out to dinner last night. Very satisfying!

A- Very pale golden color. About a two finger sized head. Doesn't look too special but doesn't look bad at all. Left a good lacing on the glass.

S- Smells amazing! Very strong hop smell, a bit spicy, with a noticeable hint of citrus. My friend said she could smell it from across the table.

T- This beer tastes fantastic. Hops, citrus, and some fruitiness can all be tasted. Crazy bitter after taste. Very well balanced brew.

M- Decent carbonation, and pretty damn refreshing.

D- I could defiantly (and plan on) drinking these all night long.

Over all i loved this beer. Still new to the world of craft brewing, but this is one of my favorites so far. Can't wait to try the 90 minute IPA.

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

A- light copper see through body with a white 2 inch head some lacing
S- fresh grassy hops very piny very spicy
T- again hops shoot right at you very aggressive spicy grassy hops not in an overwhelming sense in a very balanced tasty sense nice malt backbone to this , really fresh tasting, always a plus when drinking an ipa.
M- as it should be oily good carbonation
D- perfect american IPA your go to one , youll never tire of this.

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