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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,640
Reviews: 2,621
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 235
Gots: 1,388 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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 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
Photo of stagger
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a funny beer; it doesn't seem to fit traditional categories. If you want an American IPA - that BIG HOP FLAVA - you're not going to get it here. This beer seems subtle, delicate, wispy, ethereal. Not as flowery as the 90 Minute, and in some ways better, more earthy and grounded. I get a lot of coffee scents and flavours in the 60. Also sweet bready hops and bitter grassy malt. Or do I mean the other way around? This beer is so damned balanced that its qualities are hard to pick apart. It's never going to be a favourite of mine, but it really is exceptional in a way that's hard to pin down. Greater than the sum of its parts? Repays repeated tasting? One way or another it's gonna find you, it's gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha? All of the above.

stagger, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of jpro
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very light amber / gold, with a minimal white head.

Aroma is piney hops and caramel malt (maybe a little burnt caramel). Surprisingly, I seem to notice the malt aroma more than the hop aroma.

Taste is floral, citrusy hops up front, followed by the heavier piney hops near the finish. There is a nice malt balance. Followed by the bitter finish, the beer leaves a bit of lasting sweetness on the palate.

I would say its medium-bodied and pretty drinkable -

jpro, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of GeezLynn
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lighter ice tea colored brown/yellow, but a full white head makes up for the bland coloring.
Fresh hops, little pine, nice light bready malt scent. The aroma doesn't seem to improve after a few minutes of sitting as some of the other top IPAs will.
Crisp clean taste, a little lighter on the hops end, which emphasizes a balanced malt body.
Just enough carbonation to provide the right refreshing mouthfeel for a lighter IPA.
A very drinkable IPA, one I would recommend especially to those still developing an appreciation for the style.

Even as a fan of Double IPA's, I believe 60 minute is flat out a superior beer to DFH 90 minute, and would consider the 60 minute a go-to brew.

GeezLynn, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of ZorPrime
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received during CanBIF5 from Ralphus.

Tasted on June 10, 2009.

A: Golden to amber color. More golden. The head was almost not present.

S: piny hops with some citrus notes. I smell the presence of alcohol.

T: The hops hit you right from the beginning. Good bitterness all the way through. Get some malts which I associate with an earthy/mineral taste. This taste is increased with a warmer beer.

M: Medium bodied beer.

D: Quite easy to drink. Good beer overall. A good IPA.

ZorPrime, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of littlekidlover
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another standby for this IPA man. Poured a straw/amber and a bit cloudy. The head was a couple fingers thick, white and reduced to 1/4 after a few sips. The smell is a little citrusy and piney with a nice malty caramel malt balance. The taste is floral, more pine than citrus like most DFH PAs. The mouthfeel is appropriately crisp with just the right carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer, a session IPA if I ever had one.

littlekidlover, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of cnjohn19
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The continually hopped beer...

Pours a dull orange with a strong pillowed head...stays around for a while and halfway laces the glass...Hops and more hops to the nose (nothing else for me)...unbalanced smell overall...Great tasting beer, very sharp and bitter...great aftertaste (I suggest enjoying with sharp cheddar cheese)...hops dominate but taste is much more balanced than the smell alluded to...

You'll enjoy this one from dogfish...yes, the 90 minute is better (can't wait for the 120)...The taste is the best part of this beer, which to me is the most important...

cnjohn19, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of aaronxsubaru
2.98/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First review, w00t

A- Nice golden color, decent head when poored quickly, not much retention. decent lacing.

S- a roated small like others have said not smokey though

T- Lots of roasted malt flavor and hops

D- its not the best i've had, i think i'd need to revisit this later once i've tried more beers, as well as after i've had more IPA to compare with

overall i can't say i didn't like it but i'm not sure i'd buy this again for a while, but i'm definitely willing to give it another try someday.

aaronxsubaru, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of jsh420
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

notes from 5/26 blind ipa tasting

bottled 2/25/09

pours gold with a 1/2 white fluffy head that left lacing all down the glass

smell was big grassy alcohol hops with sweet malts

taste as hoppy as this beer is it is nicely balanced

mouthfeel - first sip stings your mouth - light body and crisp finish

drinkability is very good - easy drinking light body ipa

over this beer finished tied for next to last in blind tasting
rankings on tasting 1-8 GFlash-2Hrtd-BigEye=Hop3-CorneDuDiable-60min=AlphaKing-Hdevil

jsh420, Jun 05, 2009
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,640 ratings.