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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: 1,938 | 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 SamuelJackson45
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A very clean filter light amber look.

S- alittle citrus aroma and sweetness.

T- A Light citrus flavor sweet and malty.

M- Wet creamy. Sweet and citrus from the hops.

D- Well Let see how the 90min taste. Should be much stronger. This is a very easy IPA to start for newbies. Since I been drinking a few IPA's this is a let down for me. Wont be my goto IPA by any means.

Photo of CBOLAND17
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those beers that you dont ever forget. As soon as i opened the bottle the first scent that i detected was not beer, but hops. it smelled like i had a handful of fresh Cascade hops, not a beer. And then came the first sip..it even tasted exactly like hops. This is by far the hoppiest beer that i have ever had and it isnt the regular type of hoppiness. its a fresh zesty hoppiness as opposed to the regular bitter undertone that other beers have. The maltiness was also at a careful balance, but nothing compares to those hops!

Photo of heebes
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a medium amber colour, thin head & minimal retention. Deep cloudy appearance.

Caramal malt hints, scents of fruit and citrus. A stong herbal ale smell.

A bold taste to begin, mellows out with the citrus' hoppy flavour. Highly enjoyable, pleasurable aftertaste. Certainly brewed with the hops in mind, does a great job and is tops in the IPA style.

Leaves a heavy but smooth mouthfeel. This particular bottle is aged almost a year and has settled down considerably from it's fresh state.

Overall ease of consumption: high!
It does have a sense of stong alcohol but the brewery made a fine example of a sessionable 6% beer. I would (and have) gladly crack another.

Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells delicious hits you with a really rich hop smell full of citrus fruits tropical fruits grapefruit and a bit of pine in the back. You can also smell the rich amount of English Barley they use. Taste is like the smell. A lot of malted barley with an amazing balance of citrus, tropical, grapefruit and some piney hops. Somewhat lighter in color than the 90 minute but that is probably because of the way the barley is roasted and the amount thrown in.

Some people say this needs more hops but that is because the balance is unreal and as Sam Calagione says the continually hopping is unique to the style and that it adds more of a hop taste and smell without being too crushingly bitter... It's still bitter though so it definitely won't disappoint hop heads.

You should really just buy it as fresh as you can and let it warm a bit then the hop bitterness comes more into play. I can't wait till I have this on tap one day to taste the difference. I'm drinking a very fresh one though bottled on 9/03/2010 so I'm reviewing it at the peak of it's freshness that you could probably get in the bottle.

All in all Dogfish Head is worth all the hype especially if you know the difference between a craft beer and a fizzy yellow beer. If you know the difference than you would know that this is some really good stuff. Again great job Sam.

Photo of dogger6253
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A clear, amber body sits under a large, white head that is very foamy and very long-lasting. As it falls it leaves beautiful lacing behind. A fair amount of carbonation continually rises to the top.

The nose is a faint floral aroma with hints of grapefruit coming through nicely. Flavor is very bready with a bit of a hop bite. A little citrus, more grassy.

The key word for this beer is balance. All the elements are in harmony, working with each other to make a beer that is both interesting for the advocate, but simple and welcoming to the average beer drinker. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who didn't enjoy this beer. It's bitter while being sweet, it's light and crisp while being creamy and robust. This is a real winner.

Photo of funkyaudio
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz. Bottle Poured a perfectly clear straw gold with a 1 finger eggshell white head. It diminished slightly to a half finger and got nice and creamy. Looks more like a pilsner than an IPA. A ton of carbonation coming up from all over the glass. The head stuck on here throughout. Stayed nice and creamy. Smells very grassy. This grassy/earthiness is followed by a small touch of citric hops towards the end. The strong grass is slightly off putting but as it warms it mellows and there's more citrus coming forward. As it warms more I can smell the caramel maltines coming through as well. Taste is good. Different than what I thought it'd be from the smell. There's a good hop bite up front followed by a piney bitterness that makes its appearence during the swallow. A very solid malt backbone lasts throughout the drink to balance everything nicely. Every now and then I can pick up some alcohol in my nose and throat. The mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied. Coats the mouth with every sip. Drinkability is up there. It's easy drinking. Good mouthfeel and balanced.

Photo of legatovibrato24
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

After searching for months and months, sampling and buying sixers of india pale ales, I finally arrived at a favorite. Yes, the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. I first tried the 90 minute IPA, however its higher alcohol content and differing mouthfeel disappointed me.

Starting off with an amber colored pour and a head that lasts quite a while for an IPA, this beer shows promise. I can't find any other way to describe the smell, other than to say it smells like Earth. Good Earth. Like the rich soils of an open field just after the rain, or even that dirt and grass stain on your jeans after you trip on a root walking down a trail. It really does smell like our provider.

From an IPA drinkers point of view, it is very well balanced. Granted an IPA drinker will be leaning for a hops centered beer, this one still has the malt and smooth to oppose the hard first bite. The head lingers as a fine layer after its original dissipation, as carbonation streams from the bottom seeming to fuel this lasting layer.

The malt that balances off the hops ever so slightly is cannot even be categorized as traditional malt at all. It is difficult to describe, as it almost seems like the different species of hops used balance themselves. Very eerie.

This is not a good beer to convert a bud miller coors type, however if you are into IPA's and craft beers, not trying this brew would be doing a disservice to yourself and your tastebuds!

Photo of culver501
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pale yellow, great carbonation, white head, good lacing

S-citrus, lemon, orange, piney hops

T-crisp, bitter, really beautiful hops, some citrus still, mellows a little and then back to a more subdued and sweeter hop taste

M-clean, slightly resinous, carbonation really complements the rush of hops at first taste

D-About as drinkable as they come, I kind of go back and forth whether this is overrated or sublimely solid and worth the hype, perhaps somewhere in the middle

Photo of AITCTKD170
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This being my first review - I wanted to start with this exceptional brew. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Golden honey colored with a one finger off white head. Smells floral, citrusy and piney. Initially a little intimidating. Upon tasting this brew it is very balanced. I enjoyed the strong hop flavor, but finishes smooth with a sweet malt character. A truly balanced and refreshing taste. This is the best IPA I,ve ever tasted! I definately recommend this to anyone who loves IPA or is trying IPA for the first time. It is a great session beer that can be enjoyed over and over again!

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

Golden-orange color, just a touch of haziness. Lots of fine bubbles. Creamy head, leaves a really nice lacing on the glass.

Grassy hops, slight floral/citrus, sweet bready malts.

Grassy hops up front, slight floral, a little grapefruit, touch of piney. Malt balance it very well, sweet biscuity with a little honey. There some topical fruit in the middle, also I could detect some hint of fresh coffee. Very smooth with slight robust aftertaste. Body is medium to light, but kind of creamy. Carbonation is very nice.

Highly drinkable. Easy drinking, has a nice hoppy flavor, well balanced. Just an awesome IPA.

Photo of n00tz
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Energetic carbonation inside a pale golden body topped by a 1-finger off-white head.

S - Molasses/dark-honey with citrus and florals right off the bat. Toasty. Nothing to suggest harsh hops.

T - Sweet woody front with a powerful bitterness of piney hops. Lacks the sweet of the nose.

M - Wonderfully crisp, with belgian stylings to a classic style.

D - A good friend of mine brought a case to share for my birthday without notice. I was knocking them back one after another as if I wasn't able to find these anywhere else. If you love an IPA, and you enjoy belgian styles as well, this is a brew you'll find solace in.

Photo of Kooz
2.57/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

"The continually hopped" IPA was left at my house by Big, so I thought I'd give it a quick review.

It looks like Budweiser, only a little darker. No head, no lacing. Boring.

Smells hoppy. I'll admit, hoppier beers are growing on me. I've never been a fan, but I may be turning into one. This one may be a bit too hoppy for me, and I can tell that by the smell.

Tastes okay. Too hoppy for me personally, but there's another taste in there that's alright. Still, it's a bit too bitter.

Mouthfeel isn't impressive to me. It's way too carbonated to the point where it stings the tongue.

I'll pass on this next time. I hear a lot about this beer, and I am guessing it gets high marks from others on this site (I don't read ratings before reviewing), but it seems like a lot of hype to me.

Photo of claybeer
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours crystal clear. It has a perfectly golden brass color and the white head hangs out around one finger thick. The nose has a lot of citrus grassy notes with some tart bitterness. It drinks a little tight with bittering hops at first, after that it opens up to a softer more floral taste. The finish is very mild and easy but there is some sour lemon that makes me thirsty for more. Some of the tart and sour notes distracts from the drinkability but with every sip my palate seems to expect it making it easier. I wish I had a second bottle.

Photo of Nature777
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an exceptionally smooth IPA. It's not as hoppy as the 90 Minute or other heavier beers, but it is nicely balanced. It's very manageable and pairs greatly with hot wings. This has become my standard for good beers. When all else fails, the 60 Minute is a reliable, all around good brew. Hoppy, but not overbearing.

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

On tap at my boys spot vintage. Thanks sean for keeping it fresh.

A- comes to me with a finger or so of bright white head that settles in a bit to a few very faint spots of lace and a thin ring. Crystal clear copper orange in color.

S- sweet caramel and grapefruit hops. Touches of lemon and wheat bready. Nice.

T- really solid interplay between hops and malts. Caramel and a hint of toffee. With lots of piney and citrus hops.

M- medium in body with a bit less in carb.

D- hell I've over looked this beer for years, had it tons of times just not one of those beer I tend to go with. Maybe ill have to rethink that. Tasty and nicely hopped.

Photo of antoines15
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: one finger head, decent lacing, carbonated, honey color

S: malty, chocolatey, no real hoppy smell

T: again with the chocolate and malt, kind of a metallic taste too almost. not bad.

M: better than average, just good overall

D: probably too drinkable, very clean, easy to drink ipa. can't go wrong "sessioning" this beer.

Photo of aranheaney
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

While the folks at Dogfish Head may claim the 90 minute IPA as their flagship, I personally prefer this for sessions. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Guinness Pint Glass

A-bright golden, plenty of lace that holds up

S-medium intensity, hoppy, floral

T-awesome from start to finish,

M-very pleasant, clean throughout

D-off the charts

I think this is it for IPA's in all categories...

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

Appearance - pale golden honey color. Produced one finger of white head and some lace.

Smell - Floral, green hops, some pale malt and citrus/grapefruit

Taste - hops dominate from start to finish, sweet gram crackery malt, small yeast presence, bitter and astringent oily hop finish

Mouthfeel - medium bodied moderate carbonation, pretty chewy feel for an IPA

Drinkability - exceedingly drinkable and very refreshing. A standby IPA that I always enjoy

Photo of scottfrie
2.85/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Big thanks to HosP for letting me try this beer!

A: Pours a slightly hazy lemony-honey golden with a finger of oily bright white head that quickly receded into a soapy film and collar that left wisps of bubbly lacing down the glass.
S: Notes of roasted, almost burnt, malt and lemony citrus hops. Fairly straight forward.
T: Citrus and pine hops come through over a sweet caramel and roasted malt backbone. Finish is lightly bitter and the aftertaste is fruity with a hint of sweet caramel.
M: Not a ton of carbonation with a sticky, viscous mouthfeel. Medium and oily body with no trace of alcohol.
D: I was underwhelmed by this beer. I'm sure it's better fresh on tap (I hope). I like their 90min better but I may be comparing apples to oranges. Still very drinkable and not a bad IPA. Someday I'll give this a second look and update my score. Thanks again Mark, this is not your fault.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Boneyard in Broadview Heights. The beer was served in a chilled pint glass making it WAY to cold. Had to let it sit a few before reviewing.

The beer is a honey-gold color, with very little head likely due to an improper pour. I'd rather lose an inch of beer fluid from the glass and have a well poured beer with a proper head, than get every last drop of overchilled liquid.

Smell is non-existent at first, due to the improper pour and cold temp. A bit of warming and agitation does bring out an evergreen hop aroma.

Taste is slightly citrusy, some piney-hops, with honey malt following, ending with decent bitterness. Not much of a bite; more of a mellow IPA.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium. Not too much astringency to dry out the tongue.

A decently drinkable brew, I've always considered this to be DFH's session IPA. For a more serious and enjoyable IPA experience, I'd recommend their 90 minute.

Photo of SnowGoon99
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: bottle, into a Stella Artois glass

Appearance was clear and light straw in color. Typical of an american IPA.

Initial aroma was that of pine needles with a hint of alcohol and grassiness.

Taste matched the aroma. Piney-ness was almost overwhelming. Very bitter and almost overly sharp. Could've smoothed that out a little. Body of it was awesome and perfect for style. Carbonation was right on, wouldn't change it. Wasn't really drinkable due to the bitterness. Couldn't really have more than one of these before you kill your palate.

Overall a nicely done american IPA but i would tone down the bitterness to make it more drinkable.

Photo of gopens44
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - straw colored poured into a pint glass. Foamy 1" head that disappears a few minutes into it.

S - as you would expectan hoppy with a freshwater(?) Scent? Does that meke sense? Very clean and natural smell.

T - very nice. Hoppy but not too overbearing. No real sting, just straight up hop sense. This could be a real "comfort" beer me. You know, the "I want something tasty but not too demanding" kinda beer. Very good for introducing friends to tastier beers as well, I assume

M - not too remarkale. Not overly carbonated in feel, a touch bitter on the back of the tongue, but not wicked by any means.

D - oh hell ya. I'll put this baby in my rotation now.

Photo of adam42381
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 07/12/10.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden amber with a 3 finger sudsy white head which lingers nicely. Excellent lacing throughout.

Smell: Floral hops and sweet citrus with a hint of toasted malt and caramel.

Taste: Sweet citrus up front then a little toasted malt in the middle followed by a blast of bitter hops at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter grapefruit and lemon rind.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. You could knock back a few of these without any trouble.

Overall: Very solid IPA overall. Not my favorite in the style, but a very good beer which is widely available.

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

consumed 04-24-2010, 12oz bottle into pint glass.

poured a dark orange copper color, with a decent head.. looked exactly what an American IPA should look like..

aroma was piney hops upfront, caramel, citrus, with little bready notes on the nose..also sweet malt lingers and little alcohol presence. very fresh and earthy scent..

taste was sweet caramel malt, followed by piney hop finish. very well balanced IPA.. lighter mouthfeel than 90 min IPA... bready undertones... caramel lingers throughout.. burnt resin hop taste is the finish... light to medium mouthfeel..

perfect representation of the style.

Photo of BlueCat1
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Is Dogfish Head subcontracting their beers regionally? That might explain why this IPA, which I've enjoyed greatly in the past, is kind of mundane now. This is the second time in the past month that I've purchased a 6 pack. Both times it was disappointing. If it were one time I'd dismiss it as possibly long shelf life or ?...but when I buy 2 in the course of a month or so and neither is distintive I feel like there's either a major QC problem or simply...it's not that good!

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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