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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,890 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,890
Reviews: 2,654
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1,655 | 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 ghebel
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of Jayli
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/1/10

A: This beer pours a murky deep copper color with a one finger of creamy white head. Head retains nicely and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of strong citrus and piney hops, very big malt presence in the nose.

T: Much more hoppy than the nose would indicate. Big citrus hop burst up front that moves in to a big malt presence, touch of breadiness, and a piney and grassy finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat oily feel with a dry finish.

D: Decent beer, goes down easily, it didn't amaze or remotely wow me, but a good offering of the style.

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

Pours light golden, light amber. Slightly hazy. 1 finger off-white head that recedes quickly. Lacing is fairly sticky as it inches down the glass.

Smells of sweet grapefruit, oranges, some pine, and honey-like malt sweetness. The sweetness is kind of surprising, but in a good way. The aroma seems to fade quickly as the head dies down.

Pine, oranges, and grapefruit come around again in the flavor, but in that order. Rounded off with caramel and honey flavors from the malts. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Spicy, piney hops and biscuity malts linger.

Nice and sparkly mouthfeel. I get the feeling it may be a bit watery if the carbonation dies down too much, but the flavors on the finish keep that from being a nuisance.

Highly drinkable. It's a bit difficult to drink just one. I could definitely see this as becoming a "go-to beer" for me.

Photo of barleywort
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: poured a nice golden colour with the faintest look of copper. Surprisingly voluminous head that dissipated with nearly as surprising quickness...consistent yet minimal lacing on the glass as consumed.

Smell: Highly hopped aroma but not much else in the nose...perhaps a sign of things to come?

Taste: Powerful and pungent citrusy hops character with maybe subtle herbal/grassy notes, but nothing truly discernable.

Mouthfeel: very crisp, but with a slick, oily character that comes in behind the crispness and lingers. The citrus of the hops doesn't linger and soon you're left with an odd but not unpleasant bitter sensation on your tongue and a warmth in your chest.

Drinkability: Not as hoppy as I had imagined; this, in my opinion, makes it all the more drinkable. That being said, I wouldn't count this as a session beer in my own repertoire.

Photo of danetrain0101
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is very dark golden with a light cloudy haze. Nice thin foamy head.

Strong presence of hops and malt. Very pleasant IPA smell. A strong presence of alcohol.

Very hoppy. Nice and refreshing but truly lives up to its name of 60 minute. Nice bitterness which is balanced by the alcohol. A strong after taste of bitter hops.

A nice beer to have with a burger or a strong dinner. Although I finished it in 10 minutes, it might take someone new to IPA's a full hour.

Photo of mklinger
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at the ESPNZone in downtown DC.

Golden color, small head, lots of nice carbonation.

The aroma was nice -- some bright citrus aroma, just a hint of malt. Nice beer.

Taste was similar. This is an easy to drink IPA, nothing wild or crazy, just an easy to drink, very solid IPA. Quite enjoyable.

Photo of coldwarkid
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep golden/amber at the edges with a radiant orange center. Two finger thick head with great lacing.

Smell: Pineapple and tangerine/apricot scents with a bit of herbal/pine bitterness. Sugar cookie-like malt sweetness. A little bit of alcohol as it warms.

Taste: Tasty hop flavors - pine and tangerine/orange citrus fruit and a pleasant, mild, lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Faint kiss of malt sweetness and alcohol in the finish, especially as it warms. Fairly mild as far as IPAs go, making it very sessionable, which was the brewer's intent, if I recall correctly. The continual hopping really does give a lot more of the hop flavor without the intense bitterness of most IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium-full body. like velvet as it goes down, with a nice bit of prickly carbonation. very nice body for a regular IPA. Not watery or lacking at all in this department.

Like a step up in the hop department from SN Pale Ale. Great session brew, similar to SN Celebration with a less complex nose but a better, fuller mouthfeel.

Photo of soupyman10
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A go-to brew of mine that I somehow have neglected to review. Pours a orangy copper color with a small white head that leaves a touch of lacing. Nose is slightly spicy citrus hoppiness with a nice caramel malt backbone. A very stereotypical - if good - nose. Flavor is similar, a very light "sprightly" IPA. Citrus and fruitiness are the dominant flavors, and dirty hops as well. Biting hops on the tongue, especially as it warms up. Body is light with busy carbonation to keep things in line with the lighter hop feel to this beer. Overall, a nice IPA although I prefer it on tap. Probably not quite as good as the Hop Devil which is the alternative "local" IPA that I'd go to.

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

60 Minute IPA pours a light copper with a small head.
The aroma is much lighter on the hop side than you would imagine. Mostly citrus aromas with a pineapple smell being the main source of the citrus smell.
A slightly malty body comes through leading to a almost medium body, a little lighter than I like in my IPAs. It's kind of sweet and it feels like it comes from the hops, which also add a citrus and pineapple flavour. This is followed by a slight bitterness and light drying, but still kind of sweet feeling.
Its a nice beer, but a bit too sweet for me. I think it would be best suited for a hot summer day. With the IPA market the way it is I cannot see myself buying this beer again.

Photo of betterbgood
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured the bottle in a dog fish head, special 60 minute offcentered ales for offcehtered people glass. it had about a two inch head, and on the way down it had lacing, I haven't done a lot of study on what the lacing means, but it had it. the appearance was like a bronze gold color which is good which indicates a nice malt hop balance. It was in the fridge for a long time so in the beginning the flavors was kind of stuck but as the beer begin to warm the flavors became more apparent, i began to taste the malts a littel bit more and the creaminess came thru. the mouthfeel was smooth. and after one and a half beers i felt a nice buzz with no food on my stomach. I bought a case of it for 37.00 for new years eve for non micro beer drinkers.

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

Poured into a tumbler it produces a half inch head that leaves ample lacing. The appearance is light amber and clear. The aroma is of strong grapefruit hops. The taste is stongly bitter and dry. They feel is medium bodied with a clean finish. This is an excellent and enjoyable IPA.

Photo of EJNibs
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass: no real head to speak of, but a nice orange-amber hue, a bit lighter in color than i'd expected.

S: Very nice; a nice strong hop aroma with a hint of citrus at first, but there are some sweeter malt tones present as well. The nose is nice, but it isn't quite as pungent as I'd like. After your olfactory nerves become accustomed to it, it's hard to get as much complexity on the third smell, even after swirling a bit.

T: Not bad at all. The 60 minute strikes a niec balance between hops and malt. In fact, I found it quite similar to the nose insofar as it started hoppy, but finished with a little malt sweetness.

M: Very nice body to this beer. The last IPA I had was a touch disappointing in it's weak mouthfeel, but this has it just right; fullness without being too heavy for the style.

D: With both a good mouthfeel a well struck balance between hops and malt, this is a very drinkable IPA.

Verdict: Though this is a very nice, well balanced IPA, it falls shy of perfection for me in that it doesn't scream "you better have another one of me in the fridge or you'll regret it." The hops are nice with a bit of citrus, and the malt is present but in balance. Better than a great many IPAs on the market, and worth a shot, but I'm still searching for my holy grail.

Photo of fastsrt
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured form bottle to pint glass color of honey not much of a head and it quickly diminished to just a small amount of lace. this one was straight forward malt and hops. nicely balanced ipa with a dry finish. hops do not over power the malt this one is refreshing could make a session of this beer it goes down smooth.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a 16 oz American pint

A: Pours a clear dark yellow orange with a 1 1/2 finger foamy white head. Thin white lacing appeared as the session progressed as well as the head reducing to a thin fizzy white raft.

S: Not sure if it's me or the beer but I could hardly pick up any aroma with some light hints of pine and holiday spice.

T: Oddly enough this IPA to me was only the slightest bit hop-forward, with a pleasant pine and orange-peel taste. Less hop character than I expected from a continuously hopped IPA. The malt balance is much appreciated with caramel and toasty notes.

M: Good carbonation and well-balanced beer = full bodied and smooth

D: Again, balance and flavor lead to a long session beer that would be interesting to see some age on.

Note quite as strong of an IPA as I am accustomed to but well done. Balance is much appreciated in a style that is so often not.

Photo of generalnotsew
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice bourbon color. Has a decent head but fades quite quickly and lacing does not stick at all.

S: Mostly dirty earthy hops. I am not getting much out this one. One thing I should mention up front is that it is 6 months old but at least kept in a cooler.

T: Mostly just the earthy notes. This one has quite a bit of a malt backbone. Something I don't see much in a IPA. Still has a nice touch of hops. I have had this before and it is exceptional fresh but also pretty good with age.

M: Fairly thin. Not overly carbonated which is also a good thing.

D: Very easy drinking brew. I feel like I could guzzle it.

I am not sure if the age may affect it that much or if my tastes have really changed since I had it last. Probably a bit of both. I had been heavily into DIPA's lately but I also just reviewed SN Anniversary and was quite happy.

I am mostly sure it is the age although I must say for a regular IPA it does hold up over time. I repeat again this stuff is exceptional when you know it is fresh. This was a secret santa gift and the person knows nothing of fresh beer and all is well.

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First glass from a new keg in a pint glass.

Appearance: golden with a thin yet dense head and good lace

Nose: light and flowery

Taste: ultra smooth, smaller hop bite than I would have expected (I guess I have 90 min on the mind), no alcohol burn what so ever

Mouthfeel: light, crisp and refreshing

Drinkability: given more time I could have a 6 pack/night

Another excellent example of what Dogfish can do.

Photo of robobor
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear and perfectly golden, this beer looks fine but not spectacular.
Smells piney from the hops at first, with more citrus as it warms. There's something deep in the nose that is really appealing but hard to identify, like the sinus sensation of having a headcold. It's a lot more enjoyable than it sounds.
Starts with a suggestion of sweetness which quickly becomes bitter, but the bitterness complements nicely a malty core.
Very drinkable with a light/medium body and nice carbonation.
I like this and look forward to trying other beers from Dogfish Head.

Photo of Dawkfan
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a small head that leaves lots of sticky lace.

S- This one smells extremly sweet with a bunch of caramel malt and even some toffee in here as well. The citrus, floral and herbal notes mingle nicely with the sweetness.

T- Fruity, citrusy, floral hop presence, with a fantastic malty backbone.

M- This is one of the smoothest IPA's I've had. Medium bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

D- I usually like my IPA's with a little more bite to them, but the balance in this beer works so well. I could see this as a great introductory beer for someone just getting into craft beers.

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

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into room temp. pint glass. Gold somehwat cloudy in appearance. Decent head that dissipates quickly, minimal lacing, Hoppy smell with some citrus notes and slight alcohol. Taste hits first with strong bit of hops and citrus with malt backbone and sweet finish. Medium body and good drinkability.

Photo of taigor
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap poured into pint glass.

A - Poured clear golden with medium head that dissipated quickly leaving slight lacing around the glass.

S - Slightly hoppy at start followed by citrus and other fruits.

T - Slightly sweet at start with all the fruits and flavors coming through followed by a hoppy bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

D - Very good IPA but too bitter for me to have more than one.

Photo of MrDanno96
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden-amber. Has lots of foamy lacing, but just a thin ring of a head.

S: Feint hops, grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus. Very floral and sweet.

T: A great mix of sweet fruits (grapefruit) and bitter hops. Not overly complex, but very tasty nonetheless.

M: A light to medium body with a medium amount of carbonation. Just right for the style.

D: I could throw these back all day. I finely crafted AIPA, but not quite as good as it's 90 minute big bro.

Photo of llllDrGONZOllll
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 bottle poured into a tulip.

This ale screams American IPA, the smell hits you with floral citrus hops and a bit funky too. 60 min pours beautifully, comes to a rest with gorgeous off white head and leaves sticky traces of its decent down the glass. First taste will take you to the pulse of the American Dream where you will not need Hunter S Thompson could go on for days about how all Americans should stock their fridges with this one. Do you want sweet malt taste.. check! Do you require Hophead bitterness... look no further. This brew was a favorite of mine before all those west coast ales started to push boundaries of my pallet with 7% + ABV.This brew can be a gateway beer for your non craft brew pals. It prides me to see this one on draft in my favorite watering holes. I am not sure if i would be checking this site out daily if not for stumbling on this brew pub in 1998 in Rehoboth DE. This ale sums up the flavor of fine craft brewing in America today.

Photo of endincolorado
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear, pale amber with a nice, foamy white head that settles gradually and leaves behind tons of lace.

Aromas of crisp, grassy hops, balanced well by a clean, caramel malt.

Flavors are of toasted grain and caramel malt, mixed with a citrusy, grassy hop character. Focused and delicious.

Mouthfeel is medium, with appropriate carbonation.

An excellent IPA, and an all-around fantastic drinker.

Photo of mjw2808
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goldish amber color that leaves a decent head that in turn leaves some lacing. The smell is very hoppy with some citrus notes and slight alcohol. The taste hits first with a strong bit of hops. Not as much as many other IPAs but just the right amount for this beer. Its followed by a sweetness and a malt backbone. Medium bodied and good drinkability. IPAs are my favorite style, and this just might be my favorite IPA, or at least one of them.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,890 ratings.