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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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8,808 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,808
Reviews: 2,583
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 203
Gots: 949 | 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 tonistruth


4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

A- clear golden straw with an amber tint. two finger off white head that has some good retent to it, lace on glass.

S- sweet citrus that also includes a big whiff of floral and grainy hop scents.

T- citrus flavors up front then in comes a drying grain flavor, that turns a not unpleasent sour in the after.

M- thin bodied, smooth until it starts drying out on ya.

D- maybe quite shocking to a drinker without prior run ins with intense hop flavors, but easily drinkable IPA. tasty.

04-14-2006 02:02:50 | More by tonistruth
Photo of bahumutx


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour a brilliant golden color with a small white.

Smell: Sweet malt and a strong citrus/pine hop smell.

Taste: Starts with sweet malt and then moves on to a strong pine hop flavor. There is a citrus flavor throughout also.

Mouthfeel: Smooth Mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation

Drinkability: Very drinkable.

Another good beer from Dogfish head!!!

04-12-2006 01:58:54 | More by bahumutx
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

From what I had heard, I was expecting a hoppy beer, and that's what I got. It was a clear orange, nicely carbonated, with a medium white head.. It had a sweet, grainy odor, and a quite hoppy taste. It tasted fairly dry and astringent, but there was a little sweetness to it. A very nice, drinkable beer.

04-11-2006 00:06:05 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of Beerboybill

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +13.2%

From everything I've heard about this beer, I was expecting a "hops bomb" and that's what I got. I could smell the intense hops aroma from the moment I opened the bottle. The beer is a very clear amber and heavily carbonated with good head retention. The taste is dominated by the hops bitterness with a finish that lasts and lasts.

If you like a hoppy IPA, this is the beer for you.

04-10-2006 19:23:59 | More by Beerboybill
Photo of boulevard2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12 oz bottle with date to ensure freshness

Pours a lite amber , caramel colored with nice half inch head.

Smells of crisp hops and lemon citrus. Taste is very close to an Imperial Ipa and very smooth. There are also some strong alcoholic overtones as it gets warmer.

A fabulous IPA and would reccomend to anyone who belongs to the HOP HEAD groups of the world! Hail to the Hops!

04-07-2006 14:34:57 | More by boulevard2
Photo of ultralarry2006


3.3/5  rDev -19.3%

Apearance: poured from 12 oz.'er. Nice two finger head recedes to 1/8 inch and hangs around, leaving some nice lacing. Nice hazy orange amber.

Smell : Lots of pine, some citrus. Sweet malt in there, too. Smells like a good IPA should.

Taste : Much pine upfront, good. Sweet malt, too sweet, not good, but sort of just hanging in the background, as opposed to being the backbone. Hints of diacetyl, definitely not good. Elements not balanced, and I don't think it's exactly off kilter by design to promote some aspect (as hops e.g.), but rather, ... it's just not coming together the way an AIPA should, or even as was promised by the nose. Still, the hops are good, it's the malt I' m not liking here.

Mouthfeel : full, moderate carbonation, nice hops slickness. Good piney aftertaste.

Drinkability : It goes down easy, but not entirely enjoyable. I will avoid this.

04-04-2006 20:01:00 | More by ultralarry2006
Photo of briman


4/5  rDev -2.2%

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours a light amber color with some copper hues. Nice half-inch white head with decent retention, settling into some considerable lacing.

A lot of hops in the aroma...pine, citrus notes.

Taste is hoppy upfront, maybe a hint of sweetness....citrus, grapefruit becoming more evident towards the back. Finishes with a slight lingering hop bitterness.

Crisp, light to medium body, and very well balanced. Drinkability is good, and certainly one I could have a few of in a sitting.

04-02-2006 03:13:33 | More by briman
Photo of beveragecaptain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Pint poured at Wonder's Pub in Madison, WI. 60 Minute IPA pours out a partially cloudy orangish color. The aroma is fruity hops, with the malt in the background. There's enough malt flavor to back up the hoppiness, but then again the hoppiness is mild compared to the 90 minute. There's a decent hop flavor in this beer, but it is not especially bitter. The flavor is very fruity, with apricot and apples. Medium mouthfeel. Good drinkability. A good IPA, but what's the point when 90 minute is just as easy to get?

04-02-2006 00:42:59 | More by beveragecaptain
Photo of PBRstreetgang


2.95/5  rDev -27.9%

Pours a pale amber/gold with decent clarity. One and a half fingers of dense white head shows decent retention and excellent lacing. Moderate aroma of cascade and toasted amber malt. Mild toasty sweetness with the first sip, followed by a rush of solid bitterness but lacking in hop flavor. Some ghost-like cascade notes in the dry aftertaste, but overall dissapointing for an American IPA. The medium body and light carbonation give it a semi-smooth mouthfeel but it's also kind of boring. The stale finish becomes so dry it boarders on harsh and hurts the drinkability. This would be more interesting if it had a good hop flavor/aroma to go along with the poorly balanced bitterness.

04-01-2006 04:24:55 | More by PBRstreetgang
Photo of Freshie


3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Appearence: Clear, with light golden hue with small head that recedes to the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Piney, with obvious hop character.

Taste: Hoppy, with woody natural texture. Piney floral taste. Very nice balance.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Very smooth, and nice aftertaste compliments the continual drinking.

Does not pack the whallop of the 90 minute, but is still very tasteful. I could see myself sipping this in the summer at the beach.

03-31-2006 01:52:54 | More by Freshie
Photo of lpayette


3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

Appearance - Pours a beautiful and clear light honey color. Head was on the small size.

Smells- strong flowery notes and hop oil, sweet honey-like malt. A bit of acidic alcohol tingles the nose.

Taste- Hops, hops, and more hops. Hop oil to be more specific. There is a bit of a balancing effort that comes through as some sweet malt is evident. Some slightly more than moderate alcohol reveals itself from the beginning og the sip to midway through.

Mouthfeel - Very "wet" on the palate until it ends semi-dry with a strong hop aftertaste.

I'm not much of a hophead, but occassionally I get the urge. This is a good one to have around for those times.

03-30-2006 04:52:04 | More by lpayette
Photo of rabsten

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Four on the floor. Everything about this beer is "good" , perhaps "very good" but nothing is particuarly "great."

poured into a pint glass, copper color with fair head, nice carbonation, head disipates quickly but still manages to lace the glass with each sip.

smell is a fruity hop aroma with no malt, apparently.

Taste. This is a textbook IPA. Crisp hop bite, mellow malt aftertase, with fruity undertones, kind of pear-like.

Mouthfeel is fine. It works just like it's supposed to . The hop hit you expect on the palate, followed by a smooth sensation as it goes down.

Drinkability. Very refreshing. It's a bit high in aclohol for a session beer, but the drinkabilty makes it appropriate for more than one.

It's a very good beer. I'm trying to keep a supply laid in as one of my standbys. Recommended.

03-30-2006 00:08:42 | More by rabsten
Photo of custardcb


3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Another great hops explosion, this beer is a must for hopheads everywhere. Much milder then its bigger brothers 90 and 120 minute but still a great beer.

Color is a rich golden orange that is very clear. The head is medium and build and a little frothy. While it did shrink down it still held on for quiet alwhile the entire time I was drinking.

The smell is a very rich hoppey aroma. The first aromas to come through are apricot and tropical fruits.

The taste has a slight bitterness on the back of the tongue and screams of more hops. Some citrus is there but isn't very pronounced. It is a bit sharp in the taste and can be a bit much if you don't like hoppy beers. I usually have one or two and move onto something else. Hard to do a session of these. Overall a great beer though

03-23-2006 02:31:10 | More by custardcb
Photo of wcudwight

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a golden amber with a nice 2 finger head that has average retention. Smells wonderful. Huge piney hop aroma. Taste is very flavorful. More of a piney hop flavor than a citrus one. Wonderful hop bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is oily. This is the perfect session IPA.

03-23-2006 02:12:48 | More by wcudwight
Photo of Enola

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

A decent IPA. There was a creamy head that dissipated rather quickly. The beer is a light golden color. The smell is very citrus like. The taste is fairly bitter with a lingering hoppy taste. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth with a good bit of bitterness. The drinkability is good. I could drink these again. Not quite as good as it's big brother 90 minute but a respectable brew nonetheless.

03-23-2006 00:09:40 | More by Enola
Photo of benito


3.73/5  rDev -8.8%

A classic looking IPA: copper with hints of amber and a frothy white head to cap it off. The bouquet bursts full of citrus and grass--so far this is has the looks of a genre-defining brew, along the same lines as
Bell's Two Hearted.

Alas, the taste doesn't follow through on the promise of the appearance and smell. The bitterness is well-balanced, yet the malt body is too watery for my palate. The earthiness of the hops make for a delicious
mouthfeel overall and this goes down easily, but I think that what is lacking here a well-rounded backbone to the beer.

Here's to a beer that's got tons of potential and may be on its way to getting greater than great. Hopefully they'll continue to tinker with the recipe, and even until then, it's more than worth a try.

03-21-2006 19:35:35 | More by benito
Photo of Crosling


3.73/5  rDev -8.8%

Copper in color with a fairly large and frothy head. Very aromatically hoppy nose, showing the lemony/citrusy Amarillo and the floral Warrior along with a touch of malt, which hints of caramel and biscuits. Hops dominate the flavor providing a very fruity blend of apricot, orange, citrus fruits, lemon and a touch of wheat grass. The malt underneath shows a bit of biscuits and butter toffee, balancing fairly well. An undeniably great India Pale Ale.

03-20-2006 20:16:18 | More by Crosling
Photo of redelephantdane

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

poured this IPA in to a glass i bought this the Dogfish Head logo on it, how appropriate.

appearance: very little head with heavy lacing. amber, almost sap like color, nice little bubbles float up to the top. this beer is very clear.

smell:smells like the ocean minus the salt. i can smell all the hops ready to explde.

Taste: Yikes! so much hop bitterness which is to be expected, this ipa has some faint bitter fruit in it with some floral taste as well.

mouthfeel: dry and refreshing, i cant help but sip this very slowly as the hops remain in your long after you have swallowed.

drinkability: i enjoyed this but i took me about 30 minutes to finish a 12 ounce bottle. and about another thirty to scrub off the glass because of all the lace. i will definitely buy this beer again, great for a sunny day

03-20-2006 01:00:36 | More by redelephantdane
Photo of Gagnonsux


4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

60 Minute is copper with plenty of carbonation. The off-white head is very large and fluffy. Aroma is of citrusy hop and an underlying biscuity malt. The overall smell is just a bit underwhelming for an IPA. Taste is of a tangy, citrussy hop, with notes of pineapple. Underlying malt is of caramel and biscuit. The different flavors mix nicely and are complexly layered. Bitterness is moderate. The overall taste of 60 Minute is unlike any IPA I've expirienced, which took about half a bottle to get used to. After I settled in, I found this to be one of the most flavorful and addictive IPAs in recent memory. Highly recommended.

03-19-2006 21:39:17 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of dogfooddog


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

served ~45F....pours with 15% white head. aroma immediately reminds me of cask version of Harveistoun's Bitter & Twisted. Very distinct hoppy nose, very fresh smell. Bottle says this is bottle-conditioned but I don't see any sediment in the bottle - even when empty i don't see the sediment.

Taste pretty much as i expected - very hoppy intense tones throughout, though a little more malt in the taste than normal for an IPA. The strong hop character prevails into the finish, which is mild and pleasant.

This is a *very* pleasant version of the style, the best session IPA I have found in the US. Smell and taste are very reminiscent of the B&T mentioned above. This is entirely too easy to drink.

03-18-2006 23:29:20 | More by dogfooddog
Photo of amstelcat


4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

This beer pours out a dark golden color- a little different from the rather standard dark copper of a lot of the flavorful IPA's. Nicely floral and spicy on the nose. Good bite of citrus when sampled that mellows into a suprisingly balanced brew as it warms. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

This one is a regular in my beer fridge and I always really enjoy that first spicy sip.

03-18-2006 01:48:26 | More by amstelcat
Photo of Oxymoron


4.05/5  rDev -1%

I suppose saying 3,600 seconds is a bit harder to say then 60 minutes. Pours a very light cloudy yellow orange color. Good white frothy head and limited lace. Although did hide around the edges over time.

The smell is hoppy. A good pine and citrus kick that blends well. The malt is limited but some basic pale malt is detectable.

The taste is more balanced then the nose would indicate. A good malt taste with a grainy and caramel combo taste. A sweet taste but not overpowering. Overall the malt still plays second to the hops. The hops are well balanced. At the bittering end, there is a good piney taste mixed with a touch of earthy flavors. This is followed, and noted blended really well, with a mild citrus taste.

The body has a medium feel and good carbonation round out a good beer. Overall this is a good beer for an IPA style. Although I prefer 90 Minute, 60 is still a very good beer.

03-16-2006 20:52:26 | More by Oxymoron
Photo of orfeu

New Mexico

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Golden amber with giant soapy white lather and sparse but persistent carbonation. How many citrus fruits are there? This one has aromas of all of them -- I'm picking up kumquat, grapefruit, lime and tangerine (piney rind) at the very least. Lacing clumps around the entire glass. All those citrusy hops I smelled are seriously restrained in the taste. Caramelly-toasty malt balance is assertively in effect. Refreshing peach-lemon flavors. Piney tangerine pith finish lingers long after the swallow. Juicy mouthfeel, thin-to-medium body. Quenching! Not the hop bomb I expected, but gaddam if this isn't one super-drinkable brew. From classic to extreme, from Belgian to beefy American, from populist to just plain weird, Dogfish Head's got it all. I'd be their bitch in a heartbeat.

03-16-2006 02:07:54 | More by orfeu
Photo of harsley


4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

One the best session beers around, especially for hop heads. Appearance is a typical pale amber and very clear and clean. A nice off white head that sticks around. The hop nose is unbelievable. No matter where I get this on tap it seems they have it fresh from the brewery. Maybe they do since it's so good it probably doesn't sit around long. This beer introduced me to Amarillo hops. I was taken away by the citrusy hop flavor and had to do some research to find out at least one hop they used. The bitterness is not carried away like some IPA's either and it is balanced nicely with a sturdy malt base. Highly recommend!

03-10-2006 19:41:45 | More by harsley
Photo of bruachan

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

take tour beer from the lizard

verry light color with some sticky-looking foam that fades to a spongy appearance

the hop aroma is complex: i smell the amarillo; citrus; pine; florals. my burps are all amarillo

very nice bitterness keeps things going without being obnoxious

it's a very different animal from the 90 minute. i seem to remember drinking that as kin to experiences i've had with eating grapefruit, but this is decidedly more limited in it citrus character...it's there but certainly not to the extent of the 90. in fact, none of the flavors or aromas are particularly dominant over the other...much better balance

03-09-2006 04:30:11 | More by bruachan
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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