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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,308 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,308
Reviews: 2,605
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 220
Gots: 1,210 | 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 DrDogbeer
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Union Brew House. Had this beer too many times to remember, but today I had one of the first pulls off the keg and it seemed "different". First thing- the smell- huge aromas of hops- piney and citrus finishing. Nice appearance, too- great fluffy head on a dark orange body. Taste is crisp and hopy. flavors include orangey hops, oily almost. Decent malt backbone to finish as well, but this is a hopheads IPA. Have to have another!

DrDogbeer, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of marcpal
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another staple Ive been drinking forever and realized I never reviewed when drinking one. What the hell was I doing?

12oz bottled poured into pint glass.

A: Gold with clarity and a nice fluffed head with a speckled sheet of lacing.

S: Hops and sugar malts. Citrus and fruity hops, nothing overpowering.

T: Delicious. Citrus bitterness and a matching solid backbone of roasty malts.

M: Full bodied and refreshing. Different body and texture, not as oily as 90 minute but this is still creamy.

D: Easy as any beer to drink. Epitome of a fallback beer when you are looking for something mild but a kick of flavor.

As always, consistently refreshing and one of my consistent goto beers for grilling on a nice day or even good for winter dinners. So smooth.

marcpal, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of sevopie
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a decent head that lingers for a bit of time. Lighter in color than a fair amount of IPAs.

Smell - A little light on the smell to me, smells of the normal citrus and hops, almost has a smoky smell in there as well.

Taste - The hops don't hit you quite as much as some other IPAs, but they are definitely still there. Again the smokiness shows up, as well as a slightly sweet malt. Citrus on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Perfect amount of carbonation in this one, and the tastes that linger are very pleasing.

Drinkability - This is one of the easiest IPAs to get into, as nothing truly overpowers. Very well-rounded for an IPA, and the maltiness does show up.

Never going to be my favorite IPA, but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a 6-pack when I'm unsure of what to drink.

sevopie, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- The pour left a small amount of head with active bubbles within the beer. This left a small white film on the top of the brew.

S- Delicious grapefruit smells truly shine through, along with other citrus notes. Sweet fruitiness is also there as well.

T- Citrus tastes are a definite yes given to the great hops flavors. The grapefruit taste is more present as a citrus flavor that is an undertone and at times an overtone of the brew. The malt is also very much there as well.

M- Good mouthfeel, not too fizzy and easy to down.

D- Great brew, easy to down like I previously mentioned.

Wetpaperbag, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of YankChef
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/23/08

Appearance: Peach amber with a 1/4 inch white head that is pretty creamy in appearance at first and then dissipates to just a whisp, still covers the beer nicely

Smell: The aroma is very fragrant with a lot of pine and resiny goodness. Apricots certainly come to mind as well as fresh cut grass?

Taste: A perfect example of balanced imbalance, there is a lot of almost sweet citrusy flavor up front that gives way to a serious hop domination but not terribly bitter at all.

Overall: One of the refrigerator standbys, always a pleasure to see a 60 minute.

YankChef, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of ralree
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow with a really nice white fluffy 2-finger head. Laces perfectly, and the retention is brilliant.

S: Smells really good - hoppy and tangy. This is one of the best smelling IPA's I've encountered. Fruit (sort of a cherry smell) is backed by the fresh smell of hops.

T: Wonderful flavor. We have great hop flavor on the surface to start, with undertones of fruit. After swallowing, some alcohol flavor comes into play, but it certainly isn't overpowering. Hop flavor lingers.

M: Perfect carbonation, pretty non-astringent, medium-heavy bodied. It's a little syrupy, but I like that in this style. Lingers on the tongue for a bit.

D: I could definitely drink one of these with a good burger, and have another right after. Due to the richness, (and the alcohol content) I probably wouldn't want to drink too much, though.

ralree, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of GJ40
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

A- A perfect golden color with good clarity and a thick, foamy head.

S - Hoppy but not super hoppy. Floral and citrusy. Some malt and yeast too.

T - Very citrusy with some bitterness and sweetness. Very clean and crisp.

M - Nice moderate carbonation level that lets the flavor shine through.

D - So easy to drink. It's very flavorful yet smooth and refreshing.

GJ40, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of Buebie
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3-14-08

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a snifter.
Its a golden light amber color. Head from a rigerous pour is 3 fingers deep, white and fizzy.

The aroma is sweet honey nut cheerios, meets citrus hops. There is a nutty, floral hops aroma, and a slight apricotty fruitness.

Mouthfeel and taste up front is fizzy carbonation with nutty sweetness, some floral hops through the middle. The ibu's command attention after the swallow. They gather steam and then slowly fad to nothingness with a very small hop linger. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

This beer is very much my summertime beer of choice. If only it was more readily available in Mn, as I purchased this from Chicone's in Hudson.

Buebie, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of PhxHorn
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for $5.75 at Yardhouse, this had better be good. In fact, it had better be outstanding for that price. Unfortunately, it's not. Color is a medium yellow with zero head, smells faintly of citrus. Tastes mildly of citrus, but just not a whole lot of flavor going on. The best I can say is that a weak-ass beer like this goes down easily when it's 110­° outside, which it is today. But overall, this beer is a huge disappointment after hearing all the hype about Dogfish. One of the weakest IPAs I've ever had. What the fuck?

PhxHorn, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of swizzlenuts
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour of the beer is a light copper with a centimeter head. Decent head retention.

The nose on the beer is mostly malts, but it has a hint of hops. The taste of this beer is actually quite different. There are not floral hops, it has a lot of almost roasty malts, but then hits you at the end with the bitterness. It's almost a bridge IPA, meaning it'd be a beer you'd give to a person to ween them onto hops. I personally would want more hop character, but this is obviously going for something different than most IPAs, which isn't so bad. It just isn't my thing. When I drink an IPA, I want the hops to fucking hit me in the face. The mouthfeel is quite standard with a bit of creaminess and a bit of carbonation. The drinkablility in this beer is pretty standard (for me).

swizzlenuts, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of Poser
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber with a lingering, frothy top. Citrus and hoppy aroma with maybe some nutty characteristics. The taste is bold and complex. A heavy, malty texture but the hops are there from the first taste, which is to be expected from DFH. The citrus is the first thing you taste and it just stings more as it goes from first sip to finish. The aftertaste is a period of acidic recovery for your mouth. The mouth is on the heavier side of medium.

I really love this beer. It's not as bold as the 90 Min and it's not as ridiculous as the 120 Min, but I think it's more balanced and better for it.

Poser, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of kevinglin
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice beer - pours a clear golden/yellow with a white head formed of tight bubbles. Quarter-inch of foam sticks around, leaves a nice lacing, and crisp carbonation rises to the top of the glass 'til the end.

Pronounced fragrant, citrus hop nose and the taste follows without too much bitterness. Definite hop dominance, but not an overly aggressive bite, though the aftertaste does have a bit of a bitter pucker that reminds you that you've picked up a solid IPA.

Light-medium body, nearly effervescent, finishes somewhat dry.

A good starter IPA for someone new to trying the style and stepping up their appreciation of hops - not overpowering like some of the more extreme IPA/DIPAs that are on the market now. Could drink these all night.

kevinglin, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of asabreed
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden copper with nice lacing and head retention.

Smell: A nice combination of earthy and rooty citrus hops with some grapefruit rind and some mild chocolate and maybe toffee and a bit of caramel for the malt flavors.

Taste: Balanced earthier citrus hops and later bitterness with mild sweeter malt flavors, dark bread, mild chocolate, and a semi-dry finish with a lot of nice bitterness and length.

Mouthfeel: Lighter-bodied with a good fullness and prickly carbonation bite near the end.

Drinkability: I think this a good starter for those trying to get into the style. Highly balanced and flavorful enough for the beginner and the hophead. One of the classics that doesn't seem to have lost anything in the years.

asabreed, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Polished off one of these @George Keely's in NY during my bachelor party.

A-Poured a clear amber, tan head that pulses then shrinks to a line.

S-0Mild Hoppyness, making the 60/90 stuff easier to understand. Orange spicy aroma.

T-Somewhat watery sweetend hop. Easy going for a IPA. Comes at ya as it warms in the mug.

M: Light and smooth.

D: No problem.

Brianmerrilyn, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5/19/08

A: Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass, it pours a nice clear straw yellow with some hints of orange in it. It poured a nice white foamy head and it appears that some of the head will be retained for the entire glass. Decent lacing.

S: Nice full hoppy aroma.

T: Pure hops with maybe a hint of pine (?). Great flavor. Simple, but just as an IPA should be.

M/D: Overall, this is a very good beer. Smooth, medium body and just a straight forward IPA. This is one that I will definitely be drinking more of.

PhillyStyle, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of timbro81
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper/straw color with good carbonation that feeds a fine layer of foam. Smells of biscuity malts backed by a fair amount of hops. Smells like earthy UK hops, really well done. Seems light and sessionable until it is swallowed and the hops pour in. Its like an entirely different beer, pine comes out of nowhere. An amazing multi-dimensional beer. aftertaste is juicey and well lived. Taste becomes more biscuity/toasted/nutty as it warms. Fantastic.

timbro81, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of israel
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an ommegang tulip glass

A - bronze appearance with orange hues, crystal clear, with scattered carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. A very inviting beer by the looks.

S - Aroma has a bready backbone with some piney hops mingling with a slight grapefruit scent. Very subdued in my opinion.

T - resinous with some grapefruit in the background; very much like the aroma. No surprises here.

M - mouthfeel is creamy with a medium body and an almost resiny feeling at the end..

D - compared to the huge ipa's anymore this could easily be considered a session beer and for good reason. Perfect on a hot day.

israel, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of oneeye
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/orange amber with a light foamy two fingered head.Little carbonation with light lacing.

S. Smells of of piney hops and grapefruit sweetness.

T. This is a solid version of an I.P.A..At first earthy piney hops with a slight bitterness.Citrusy sweet with the malts hidden behind the hops.Finishes smooth with a tingle of grapefruit bitterness.

M. Dry with bitterness about your tounge.Light body not over oily or creamy.

D. 60Min. is a good represention of it's style.A well balanced beer and very refreshing.All the right flavors that you would expect and easy too drink.

oneeye, Jun 08, 2008
Photo of fishtownhxc
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

great IPA with wonderful color, head, and aroma. this is how it should be done. the 60 minute ipa is a great beer that wasn't made to blow you out of the water like a lot of double and imperial ipas, and has a ton of malt taste and hop bitterness that are perfectly balanced. i almost felt like the color of the beer should have been darker for how full bodied this beer is. paired well with the steak i grilled up for dinner when i tried it. would definitely keep a case of this on reserve at all times.

fishtownhxc, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of wobblynoggin
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has become my "go to" American IPA over the past few years. Not too high in Alc. Content at 6%, you can session these bad boys which is not common for an IPA.

Great lacing, a sweet light citrus aroma, a very smooth hoppy taste with a great finish, slightly syrupy on the pallet, and as I mentioned very drinkable.

This is the American IPA to turn people onto after they try some of the more tame ones.

This is always in my fridge, and will be for a long time.

wobblynoggin, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of giblet
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ok. i had the 90 and was slightly dissapointed. heard good stuff so i though i would try this one. Excellent. very tasty. nice hops nice carbonation and lace. this is one sweet hop head's wet dream...not topping bell's hopslam in my opinion but damn good!!!

suckem up and movem out


giblet, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of Portertime
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a very good IPA. Served chilled in a pint glass. Poured a fine goldish color with a decent head and a thick white wall of lacing. Smells of citrus and floral hops with a bit of pine. Tastes not to overpowering as in an oily mouthfeel but nice floral hops and tart citrus notes. The fresh, on-tap quality gave it a smooth freshing taste and brought out a lot more flavor. Very quaffable.

Portertime, May 27, 2008
Photo of Biscuit033
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden orange with a one finger head with decent retention and good lacing.

S: Strong pine and grapefruit and other notes of citrus fruits.

T: Very malty upfront and then you are hit with pine and hop bitterness. The hops take overwelm the rest of the taste experience.

M: Carbination is nice and while the hops are very present there is not an oily feel on the tongue but there is a lingering bitterness.

D: A little to out of balance for me to drink a bunch of these by itself but something that pairs well with food.

Biscuit033, May 24, 2008
Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Harpoon IPA glass. Poured a translucent orange-gold. Three-quarter inch off-white head with copious amounts of bubbles in solution rising from the bottom of the glass. Some webs of white lacing present during the tasting. Scent of hops and citrus fruit. Taste consistent with nose with a touch of grassiness also revealed. Flavors are well-balanced and taste is consistent throughout, with hops flavoring gradually peaking towards the end. Finish starts out slightly sweet, reveals a hint of grapefruit, then leaves a mild lingering astringency at the very end. Lively mouthfeel falls somewhere between thin- and medium-bodied, but very much style appropriate. Not too much carbonation burn. Very drinkable and crisp brew. I am not an IPA fan by any means, but I can see why this is one of DFH's flagship brews.

Jwale73, May 24, 2008
Photo of mayor55
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was somewhat thin for an IPA. Had a nice flavor but lacks depth. Very cloudy appearance. Average head. IPA is my favorite style of American beer and this was a little disappointing.Taste was good, but appearance could be improved. I think this beer is overated.

mayor55, May 23, 2008
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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