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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,888 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,888
Reviews: 2,654
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 261
Gots: 1,648 | FT: 6
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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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Photo of mtyrrell
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours out a clear brown orange color with a 1 finger head that sticks around for a while. Some lacing on the sides of the glass

S- Floral and citrus hopes, smells like grapefruit

T- Sweet malt, then grapefruit hops, sweet malty backbone

M- Medium body, persistent carbonation. Dry, bitter citrus finish

D- Solid IPA, but there are many better. The other DFH IPAs are great, so I think DFH could do a little better on this one

Photo of zoso493
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an old 12 oz. bottle on 10/17/09 into a straight-sided pint glass.

Appearance: A vigorous pour produces a nice copper-colored IPA with only a slight one-finger head that dies down quickly and leaves some moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell: This one has what seems to me to be a faded scent of juicy, fruity hops balanced by some sweet and syrupy malts. Pretty standard smell, though I bet it would smell a lot better if it were bottled less than 3 and a half months ago.

Taste: Starts out sweet with a nice but light taste of mild, fruity hops. The malts are presented in the middle with a nice honeyish sweetness. Finishes with a pleasant and again light bittering. Fairly average taste for an IPA.

Mouthfeel: This is definitely on the thicker side for a regular IPA, which is pretty appealing to me. It's fairly lightly carbonated, which may contribute to the thickness.

Drinkability: This is a fairly drinkable IPA as it's pretty light in flavor, but I could think of a lot of other IPA's I'd rather be sipping on right now. It's also got a pretty low ABV at 6%, but I still wouldn't session it, especially at the $10 price tag for a sixer here in North Carolina.

Overall, this is a pretty average IPA and a bit disappointing after the excellent 90 Minute I drank last night. It does a good job of being thick-bodied, but the taste just doesn't match up to the texture as it's just too light on the flavor. This would be a good IPA for someone who's not a huge hophead, but let's face it, you drink IPA's because you love hops. I'm probably being a little harsh on this beer as it's not the freshest example, and I would definitely have another one to compare.

Photo of mobyfann
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paid $1.90 for a single at The Party Source...

Pours clear and amber, thick head, good retention, little lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, pine, chestnuts, lemony hops, quite a nice balance!

Wow, mellow and smooth the whole way, very mild carbonation, not as intense as many IPA's but sure has an amazing balance of flavors (same as noted in the smell). Fantastically smooth and a perfect session beer, no residue aftertaste like so many other IPA's out there.

Final Thought: Absolutely blown away, Best in class! Even liked it a touch better than Big Brother (90 min).

Photo of BeerNemesis
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. 12oz. 2009

Hazy yellow from the yeast. Decent head retention and lacing.

Malty with pine and citric notes. Slightly herbal.

Fresh hops, strong citric and herbal notes, balanced by solid maltiness. Semi-dry and bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability:
Flavorful and very drinkable, but not outstanding considering the intense competition in IPA's.

Photo of hooliganlife
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours clear yellow with hints of orange. light white head, decent lacing.

mostly malty with light pine and citrus hop scents

again, mostly malty with caramel dominating. light citrus and pine hops, mostly citrus. think orange, tangerine, and grapefruit.

medium body, light carbonation. light feeling yet smooth.

this used to be a favorite of mine years ago but over the years, i've tried a lot of IPA's. this is good, easy to approach, but lacks that big hop flavor i look for in an IPA. it is balanced, decent ABV, light and easy.... very drinkable.

Photo of Augustiner719
2.42/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I have heard rumors of DFH beers being tainted between batchs and taking on a huge coffee flavor and aroma and this was my first experience:

Appearance: Beautiful dark caramelly crystal clear body with huge foamy head with great lacing.

Smell: Smells like old dunkin donuts coffee with stale milk. THis is the off batch.

Taste: Tastes like it smells with little to no hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation as i would expect from the appearance. Light on the palate density wise.

Drinkability: Not for me. I have had this in the past and it was fantastic. This was an off batch for sure.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz with a bottled on date of 11/12/09, so this one is pretty damn fresh. Pours a very clear light copper color with a creamy light beige foam. Excellent retention and lacing. This is a fine looking IPA.

The nose is well balanced between earthy, caramely malt and floral, herbaceous hops. If you are looking for a bright, citrusy hop dominant IPA, this is not your beer. I am enjoying sniffing this beer, as it is pretty unique among the IPA crowd.

The hops have a nice progression and stay on the palate from the flavoring all the way through the bittering finish. There is a strong and earthy malt presence that is making me think maris otter malt? Regardless, this is a very approachable and easy to drink IPA that is well balanced. Beware...a sixer of this can disappear from the fridge astonishingly fast.

Photo of tubdog13
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dfh 60 minute ipa
A - 1/2" head with really nice lacing (very nice bar pour), clear and golden, very slight carbonation 

S - light hop and grain smell

T - very strong hop flavor up front, fades quickly, getting light malt and grain 

M - dries out the tongue, feels like I should be drinking a glass of with it

D - very smooth drinking overall

Photo of DerekP
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Golden brown look. Sweet, floral hops. Decent head retention. Bitter hops.

A more lively style of IPA - makes use of more aromatic, brazen hops.

Very silky feel the body of the brew. Bitterness of the brew makes it hard to discern a body-type, but I'm leaning towards medium.

Island of head and 3/4 lacing rim remains til the end of the serving.

Some grapefruit in the smell and taste as well.

One could definitely assume a bit of roasted malt in this brew, something I've rarely pulled from IPA's. Malts all together are typically absent from IPA's according to my tastebuds.

Photo of teovaldi
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a two finger frothy head leaving decent lacing.

Nose is a huge blast of citrus. Picked up grapefruit and was also very piney.

Your first hit with the citrus hops that follow with a rich tasting malt and a slightly bitter finish. Very well balanced.

Medium body and great carbonation.

Great drinkability due to the perfect balance. At 6% this could be the perfect session IPA.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light yellowish-orange.

S: Piney, herbal, a hint of citrus.

T: A very good IPA. Smooth, tasty, not overly bitter. Quite a bit of citrus, good does of pine.

M: Medium bodied.

D: Solid IPA, very drinkable.

Photo of cagocubs
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light copper with a thin white head that dissipates and leaves a small cap. Good active carbonation rising to top.

S: Hops, citrus, some sweetness

T: Hops up front, but not overwhelming. Good earthy tones that balance the beer. Good aftertaste with hops present.

M: Nice body with flow. Good mouth coating.

D: Easy IPA to drink, good stuff.

Photo of roddwolff
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once served in a pint glass. Look: Light orange color, thin foamy head that never goes away and low lacing; Smell: Scented with pine and floral hops mainly, some citric hops too; Taste: Pine and floral hops, biscuity malt, the finish have citric hops and low alcohol; Mouthfeel: Dry, itchy and acidity on the tongue, high bitterness, between medium to robust body, low carbonation; Drinkability: I don't like the alcohol taste, isn't the best IPA i've tried, but still pretty good. Hold on Salvador Cabañas!

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

A: Golden in color, very light. Carbonation gathers very nicely on the side of the glass.

S: Nothing special here. Dominated by hops, slight hint of malts. Yeast comes through well, a bit of citrus.

T: Delicious. Just what you'd expect from an IPA, nice & bitter with a earthy feel to it. Tangy aftertaste, with a little sweetness.

M: Light bodied, low carbonation.

D: Goes down smooth, could drink these all night.

Photo of MOB210SA
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Light clear light golden honey amber. One finger head that doesnt seem to be moving. Some good lacing.

Mmm. sweet hoppiness. Not much else maybe a TINY malt to the nose. A floral citrusy/pine hops. Sweet, little caramel. No hop bite .

Good IPA, nice and hoppy. Good balanced hoppiness. Mild and very smooth. Great smooth some caramel, hop finish.

Extremly smooth with just a tiny bite, that is just right for what it is. Slightly tacky but very enjoyable. Extremly drinkable. Not many words to describe this is just a plain good IPA.

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Dempsey's into a shaker pint (via a pitcher).

A: Clear light-amber body with an inch of dense, frothy off-white head. Good retention and a little lace.

S: Hops. Pure and simple. Fresh, floral, and resinous. I like it.

T: Floral and piney hops dominate fully. Just a bit of toasty malt toward the end. Fresh and delicious, if a bit single-minded.

M: Light-to-medium body with moderate carbonation.

D: Goes down quite easily - crisp, clean, and beautifully bitter.

Notes: Great, dependable session IPA. I rarely order when it's available at my regular watering hole (since Prime 16 always has so many new and exciting things to try), but I always know what I'll be pairing with my peanuts when I go to Dempsey's. No matter how many marginally better IPAs there may be, you can't go wrong with 60 Minute.


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

Pours golden amber with a large, lasting head.
Aroma includes lots of fruity, resinous and pungent hops, with a considerable amount of sweet caramel malt underneath. Grapefruit, orange blossom, confectionery and resinous simcoe are all present.
Malty flavours are definitely noticeable upon tasting, with lots of caramel and some nutty notes. The hops mainly show in a huge aggressive bitterness, but some hoppy resin is still there to be found. Some hot alcohol is present unfortunately.
The body is moderately thick, slickly coating the tongue, which works great alongside the rich caramel malty flavours. Carbonation is a little on the high side though.

Photo of Long813
2.88/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled On: 10/01/09

G: Pint Glass

A: Clear dark golden body with half a finger of white head. No retention ans leaves minimal lacing. Not a fresh batch, so I wasn't expecting much.

S: Very faint pine and some citrus aroma. Also has a soapy smell which is very off.

T: Pine is a lot stronger in the taste, but the citrus is almost completely muted.

M: Medium bodied and medium-low carbonation. Feels froathy in the mouth and leaves a bitter-oily finish.

D: It's hard to rate this properly b/c it's from an old batch, but what can I do. If I had a fresh bottle I could see this being good, but as it stands it lacks in every category and isn't pleasant to know that I spent a lot of money on this.

Photo of tjd112
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got this in a growler at Interstate Market in Easton, PA

Presentation: Poured into Sam Smith's nonic

Appearance: Clear copper colour, well lacing from white head

Smell: Pine and citrus

Taste: Pine and citrus, hops are present but not overpower some muted caramel

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, dry finish

Drinkability: Very

Photo of alpinebryant
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden straw yellow colored pour with a slight white head
Smell of pine hops , pale malt and some citrus but definitely more piney in flavor. Decent ibu kick, as should be expected from a india pale ale , some tannic presence.

Good carbonation and mouthfeel for an IPA - this is not overdone as an IPA, but it is good stuff. A good model ipa for the style.

Photo of goldbot
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice coppery orange with thick white head that lasts. Tons of lacing, good carbonation. Smells of citrus, pine, and flowers. A nice planty aroma that you don't always get in IPAs. The taste is mostly pine tree up front with a touch of citrus. This gives way to a very planty, almost grassy, floral taste which is quite nice. It's a very fresh tasting hoppiness that I don't always get out of a beer like this.

This is a great drinking beer. Awesome for food pairings and it goes down smooth and easy.

Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite standby brews. Had this many, many times. Now finally a time to review it.

Poured from a bottle with 11/24/09 bottled on date. Poured into my glass with very pronounced carbonation. About 2 inches of thick fluffy white head. Appears a beautiful orange-like copper color. Citrus and pine hops punch out in both flavor and smell. Very, Very drinkable in my mind. I could easily drink a sixer of these.

Photo of Bradvarg
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a pleasant straw to light amber color with a two finger foam. Descent head retention. Moderate lacing at best.

S: for me a beer should smell much as it tastes. In this case the taste is better than the smell. This is not to say the smell is bad it is fine but doesn't comvey to the drinker the full range of flavors that sre found in the beer.

T: wonderful take. a middle of the tongue maltiness followed by a moderate hop bitterness with a crisp and spicy finish.

D: If you are a hophead like me then the drinkability of this beer is high.

Great beer. I have bought this many times and will never pass up the opportunity to drink one.

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

A - Pours very clear gold color with adequate head that leaves lacing on the glass.

S - Caramel malt and citrus/ earthy hops.

T - Balanced bitterness with sweet malt and earthy/ spicy hops.

M - Carbonation sting. Moderate to thin body. Lingering bitterness.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall - Good beer for when I am in the mood for a thinner IPA to drink "more than one". Watch to ABV however as after a few it adds up.

Photo of Whiteweasel
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A goldenrod colour which pours completely clear. Head is thick and dissipates quickly. Carbonation comes up continuously.

Smell: Very hoppy yet sweet. A little malty, with hints of tropical fruits.

Taste: Suprisingly balanced between hops and other flavours. Pleasant sweetness from the fruitiness but still bitter from the hops. Some distinct hop flavour that I can't really identify by name.

Mouthfeel: Very good job hiding the alcohol character. Still a small amount of warmth, but the bitterness makes sure the booze sneaks up on you. Carbonation is present and pleasant. Smooth feel, but leaves the mouth a little rough yet very clean from the bitterness.

Drinkability: More of a slower drinking beer but probably just because of the hoppiness. Doesnt ruin your palate however, and the abv isn't too excessive so its drinkability isnt bad.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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