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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

9,058 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,058
Reviews: 2,593
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,086 | 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 LiamMcFee
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved the 90-minute and thought I would be disappointed with this, but was very pleasantly surprised. This beer has greater drinkability, and the cross of citrusy, almost apple fruit is well balanced with a big hoppiness and more malt than I was expecting in a Dogfish IPA. I love this beer, and I have given away more than I should, but sharing is a great part of enjoying a new discovery, right?

LiamMcFee, Jun 24, 2007
Photo of HotterThanHell
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big IPA guy, but this beer is beyond fantastic. Golding hops followed by a nice deep malt flavor followed with more hops. Truely a remarkable creation and a quick addition to my must drink beers.

Nice deep, dark red/gold coloring with an average head but nice lacing. The aroma permeates throughout the drinking experience but never overpowers the complexities of the taste.

These guys know what they are doing and it shows in all catergories of what makes a beer stand above the rest.

HotterThanHell, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice hazy orange-ish golden color. It has the aroma of citrus and HOPS! In the taste the hops are there, citrus and a little sweet. It has a sticky lacing to the glass, however I cannot say enough good stuff about this beer. I think it has to be a great standard IPA.

OWSLEY069, Jun 14, 2007
Photo of Osiris9588
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 5/14/07. Pours a cleary rusty, bronze color. Two-finger white head gets quite frothy, then receds into a foamy disc, leaving some lacing.

The piney aroma freatures dry-hopped, slighty woody and nutty character.
The herby flavor dominated by strong pine, some acidic citrus, and a dry, woody finish.

It's medium-bodied and demonstrates decent complexity. A flavorful, hopped-brew that's drinable and not overwhelming.

Osiris9588, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of Manosbeeroffate
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought I had reviewed this before, but I guess not. Easy to find locally. Pours a yellow color with a slight green tinge?? Smells better than it looks. Tastes even better, very hoppy, nice honey malt sweetness and finishes bitter again. Been a while since I had 60 minute, looks like I will have to buy it a lot more often.

Manosbeeroffate, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of AChamberlain
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown bottle (12oz) from Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn. Solid. A great beer to have year round. You should always have these at hand. Pours reddish gold with a nice half inch head. Hops in the aromas, nice. Hops in the flavor, nice. Fresh and zesty. Great balance in flavor, smell and mouthfeel. Very easy to drink, great to session. 60 min. IPA is hard to beat.

AChamberlain, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time reviewing this beer. I have purchased this numerous times.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Nice golden color- the head was amazing- about a half inch- very fluffy and light. Smelled of citrusy hops- very potent and fresh- almost zesty. The 60 Min hops are quite distinct- more sweet than bitter.

This particular bottle of 60 min IPA did not contain the strong hop flavor that im used to although they were definitely very present. This one gets better as it warms and the hop character improves with every sip.

American IPA's are my favorite style and this one is definitely great but not top notch IMO. It's lacking the bite that I'm used to with IPA's. Will buy this one again though.

DavidSeanNJ, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of penguinjive7
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden straw color with a substantial foamy head.

Smell is of citrusy hops with mild floral notes as well.

The taste is initially of citrus, specifically oranges and grapefruit. Some malts kick in after rolling it around and provide some sweetness to balance the hops. The finish is a very smooth blend of all of these elements.

This is a very smooth brew even with the large amount of hops; very balanced. I could have several of these and not get tired of it. Very well done. A rather different IPA and I would have to say one of my favorites.

penguinjive7, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of scott
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

V.07
A beautiful soapy head graces the top of this gorgeous and highly carbonated golden apricot colored beverage.
Sweet citrus, ripe pineapple & mild hop elegantly play as far as aromatics are concerned.
Luckily, the nose is not fraudulent, and the taste is welcomed with open arms. Very enjoyable, and quite the easy drinker. Slick and mildly mouth coating, this will not deter you from wanting another.
Highly recommended.

scott, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of phisig137
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mid-amber, light orange color with a creamy one finger head. decent retention leaves behind nice lacing.

Aroma is moderately hoppy, quite resinous, and filled with smooth pine and citrus hop aromas. Mild, but quite nice.

Flavor is great. Fantastic balance between the malt and hops. Only a slight amount of crystal malts is present up front, and the finish is dominated by the hops, with a very smooth, clean bitterness. All the usual suspects of the "C" hops seem to be present. Well carbonated, this has a moderate mouthfeel, and excellent drinkability.

Truly, a fantastic IPA. This is what I think of when I think IPA.... well made and well balanced. I love it because it isn't just a huge hop bomb. I love the hops, but save them for the DIPA's and barleywines. This is what a standard IPA should be in my mind. Granted, I do think that this was better in the past, and more recently seems to have picked up a bit of a metallic hop twang, but it's still a great everyday beer. DFH just doesn't disappoint. This is one beer that is well worth all the attention it gets.

phisig137, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of Orrshow
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a clear golden yellow color with a centimeter of off white foamy head. A little lacing is left as the beer is downed.

Smell – Dominated by hops off the start. Very strong citrus and pine aromas arise with slight amounts of malt to follow. The citrus hops just power this one though with lemon being prevalent. Very nice.

Taste – First impression is all hops. There are lots of citrus and pine flavors like in the smell with a bitter finish. Some bread malt flavor arises too but it is slight as the hops just dominate. It reminds a little of the time I put a cascade pellet in my mouth.

Mouthfeel – Full bodied with a slightly oily feeling. The carbonation is little tingly.

Drinkability – Good but many would find the hops overpowering. I do not as I am a hophead.

A bit thanks to elricorico for sharing. Great beer!

Orrshow, May 29, 2007
Photo of meadhead
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the hops:
pine floral citrus with a slight pepper bent
the malt is semi-sweet with
very mild nut

a slight tart-ness to the yeast
flavor has a zing bite

pours a golden tan amber
with a head that can be nice

smell is mild
sweet hop aroma
somewhat generalized

mouthfeel is very balanced
with a subtle nuance glide

from bitter to sweet to tart
to spicey
and mellow

drinks like a champ,
a very sessionable fellow

meadhead, May 29, 2007
Photo of ttu94
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clear golden color. Very small head. I belive this is probably from the hop oils as I think they inhibit large long lasting heads. Smell is great with lots of hops and citrus aromas. This beer is loaded with flavor. The first thing you taste is the hops then a grapefruit flavor followed by malts. Tastes good and warm. A very drinkable beer. This might be my favorite American IPA.

ttu94, May 28, 2007
Photo of Flyer
2.85/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have a couple friends who are no doubt tired of hearing me sing the praises of all things Dogfish, so this review may surprise them. This would make a great lawnmower beer, but frankly, my repertoire has no need of a lawnmower beer. Its got a nice golden color and a good head, but not much taste for an IPA. Good, clean, hoppy finish, actually pretty refreshing. In reviewing another beer I said it's the beer Sam Adams wants to be; well, 60 Minute IPA is the beer Budweiser wants to be. So I'll recommend this to my friends who are near-hopelessly stuck in mainstream, but for those who are more savvy, it's pretty dull.

Flyer, May 28, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper golden color with a decent white head that dissipated into a nice cap, not much lacing. The smell is a nice juicyfruit hop aroma. Has a nice fresh buddy hop taste, not as strong as your serious AIPAs, but gets its point across. It has a light feel but is not watery, has a creamy texture to it and finishes very well, overall a good balance. A nice buddy IPA that doesn't crush your tastebuds. It is a little weak compared to some of the other top rated AIPAs but that leads to a very drinkable brew.

Gmann, May 27, 2007
Photo of RunawayJim
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Started with a white 1 finger head that quickly diminished. The beer is a light amber and not at all cloudy.

Smells very crisp, and very balanced. I can detect some citrusy hops as well as the malts.

Taste is just as balanced as the smell, but not as hoppy as I'd prefer in an IPA. That's not to say this is not a good beer, but it's not quite what I look for in an IPA. It feels a bit thin and watery in the mouth.

All that being said, this is still a very drinkable IPA, probably one of the more drinkable IPA's for people who don't like hops as much, but this seems to be just over the line from APA.

Note: I have had this many times before and never really thought about how balanced and un-hoppy it is. Of course, the last few IPA's I had were very hoppy.

RunawayJim, May 26, 2007
Photo of JohnW
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appeared pale mahogany, with decent fine dense head, which lasted well down the glass (from the tap.) Aroma is fairly strong with dark malts and hops predominating, hints of roasted grains and pungent. My first pint of this (some months before) I felt the hop bitterness was maybe a bit too much at first, and felt it heavy and not so easy to drink in any quantity, though I enjoyed it all the same.

Having had it again some months later, I really enjoyed it, though still think the hops are well forward, and the texture fairly heavy for an IPA, which makes it less of a session beer to be drunk in any quantity as far as I am concerned. Plenty of taste, strong and characterful, the sort of beer you could have divided opinions about, but improves with familiarity!

JohnW (written while in Tampa FL May 2007)
B'ham UK

JohnW, May 24, 2007
Photo of Cascadia
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Considering the wide range of beers coming out of DFH, this is their most "typical" beer. This is the one I'd give my Dad to try. Easy to drink, with nice hop flavor and aroma coming through, but not overpowering. Although I like the beer, I wouldn't buy a lot of it, I think Terminal Gravity IPA is tastier for the price. Good beer, though.

Cascadia, May 24, 2007
Photo of daburtman
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I normally hate IPA beers and usually enjoy the more 'amateur' beers or easier to drink beers. but im trying to force myself into this whole category of beer because i think im missing out.

this beer is a great one, atleast for the beginning. normally dogfish beers are pretty heavy and hard to grasp.. even the aprihop was alittle too much for me... but this one isnt overly bitter and actually easy to drink. the hop scent is definately there but actually really delicious. overall, if someone has nver had this and is frightened by ipa's try it out. it may open you up.

daburtman, May 24, 2007
Photo of usa4neil
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer is a spin on the typical IPA found in your local liquor store. Dogfish brews the beer for 60 minutes (hence the name) and creates a good tasting beer with an above average alcohol content. 60 min brewing = 6.0 abv. While I do not like most IPA's, dogfish's distinct taste seperates them from the rest of the field with a non-IPA lover's IPA beer.

usa4neil, May 22, 2007
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very godd IPA in my opinion. It poured a bright copper color with almost no head, yet left som lacing on the glass. Smelled strongly of hops and made it very attractive. The taste was very hop infused and lingered in my tounge for a long time, the alcohol content was also present in the taste but not to the point were it took away form the complexity of the beer itslef. I loved this beer although i prefer otherIPAs' to it but it was very drinkable.

JoEBoBpr, May 19, 2007
Photo of rrg1gb
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark gold, about 1 inch of head that lingered for a while, and a medium level of carbonation. It had a strong hoppy aroma - a citrusy, grapefruit-like smell - with a hint of pine needles.

It had a strong hoppy flavor, but not too overbearing. The malt was present throughout, but not too noticeable. Very filling flavor - carbonation kept my mouth alive - and a bit grainy, but still good.

Wow - this is good! The hops weren't too pungent, just a subtle bitterness throughout. I can see why this is DFH's Flagship - it's a good intro to the craft world. I'd buy again, but it's too bad it's not available in Missouri (had to buy it in Chicago).

rrg1gb, May 19, 2007
Photo of illidurit
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Obtained via trade with Rodenbacher.
A: An apple juice colored liquid waterfalls from the bottle into a pint glass, agitating enough carbonation to elicit a 1.5 finger head of puffy white foam. Lacing is thick and ample.

S: Piney and floral hops, maybe a hint of yeast and grain

T: Subdued grapefruit hops, pine, rind, overripe apple, toasty malt followed by bitter finish

M/D: A tad too carbonated in my opinion, but very smooth and easy to drink.

illidurit, May 17, 2007
Photo of froggyfrog
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is an inexcusable disgrace that I have yet to review this monumental beer after so many bottles have given their lives to ensure my happiness over the years.

12oz. bottle packaged 111506. Contents transferred to glass snifter 051507.

Fiery golden orange like a basketball in the surface of the sun. (Don't get bogged down in the impossibility of that ridiculous analogy, just roll with it and picture a orange basketball in the *glare* of a fiery evening sun. Now you've got it.) Sitting atop is a thick slice of the whitest billowy head imaginable.

The aroma is citrus grapefruit smoothie and catty orange peel lemon. Some peppery notes avail.

Mouthfeel is oil-based and quick-moving.

Taste is a sharply bitter but then smooth, fading to almost a malty sweetness if you let it.

Very drinkable though the bitterness *will* begin to wear on you after a long session.

This beer truly is a nonpareil.

froggyfrog, May 16, 2007
Photo of jtslay
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is very similar to the 90 minute IPA. The color is slightly lighter. This beer has a lighter taste with a lower IBU for sure. Overall a more drinkable (in succession) beer than the 90 minute due to milder overall mouthfeel. Very well crafted brew that is a better deal for the 6-pack than the 90 minute for the 4-pack.

jtslay, May 13, 2007
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,058 ratings.