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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,043 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,043
Reviews: 2,592
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,077 | 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 muffguy4beer
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: crystal clear golden color. Nice thick kind of sticky white head.

Smell: sugary malt goodness and nice floral hops.

Taste: fresh citrus hops. big sweet malt taste. really well balanced leaning a little bit to the sweeter/maltier side. not that over the top hop taste that floods the beer market.

Mouthfeel: light to medium in body. nice carbonation.

Drinkablilty: a constant in my fridge a nice way to start up a tasting and get your taste buds up or wind down a night. love to see this offering on tap and it seems to be popping up more and more even at the most mundane of places.

muffguy4beer, Mar 07, 2007
Photo of wagenvolks
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

Out from the 12 oz. bottle comes a golden, clear ale with a decent amount of white head. Nothing spectacular to look at. Good lacing, though. Aroma is laced with barley & rice, sweet hops, and some floral notes. Pleasant, but less hoppy smelling than the 90 minute.

Surprisingly strong alcoholic bite for a 6.0 ABV. Hoppy organic & grain notes are present in the taste as well. Mouthfeel is dry, light and crisp with a BIG biting aftertaste of the finish. IPA-tastic. I'll be having this one again for sure.

wagenvolks, Mar 06, 2007
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured from the bottle a crystal-clear copper color. Minimal lacing and a head that quickly reduced to about an eighth of an inch.

Slight malty sweetness and hops.

The flavors are very balanced and smooth. Just the right hoppiness with just a minute touch of warmth at the end.

Gives a rich balanced mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

Krikey, these are easy to drink. I will definitely continue to cross the state line to acquire these.

Monkeyknife, Mar 05, 2007
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a pale amber or burnished gold with a thin head. Smell is of fresh herbal,floral hops- very clean. Taste is very round and with a good degree of hop bitterness. There is a fruity, apple like background flavor that supports the bitterness. There is a little sweetness, but the hops are the star here as compared to the malty sweetness found in the 90 and 120 minutes. Almost has a gumball like taste at the finish just before the last hop bitterness kicks in. The mouthfeel is crisp, beautifully balanced and just the right weight. One of my favorite standard ipas, very drinkable.

Georgiabeer, Mar 04, 2007
Photo of ressletr
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

This is one hell of an awesome beer. While I won't call it an IPA, it quite frankly is the best Pale Ale I have had. The taste is absolutely awesome. The taste explodes in your mouth. I have never had an ale that simply explodes in your mouth. This absolutely does that. Very mild taste of green hops, but also very sharp. The flavor comes to you in a sort of sweet state, then you get smashed with the hops. I bashed the 120 because of true ignorance of the ale. I am ashamed, because quite frankly the 60 is the best pale ale I have ever had. If you want to taste an awesome pale ale then this is the one. I can't state that more. All hale the mighty dog fish.

My only question is why does this deserve a 88% rating, it deserves a hell of lot more.

ressletr, Mar 03, 2007
Photo of raid765
3.6/5  rDev -12%

The 60 Minute IPA pours surprisingly well for such an airy beer, developing a sturdy head with an even brassy tone throughout. The smell is light and airy, with strong undertones of citrus. It leaves a solid impression of the flavor yet to come. As promised, the hops are plentiful and are delivered to the palate without reservation. The bold nature of the hops makes for a beer that is a bit single minded in its makeup, but clearly delivers as attended. The citrus undertones carry over into the aftertaste. The beer feels a little high on carbonation as it is going down. Overall, a high quality exhibit of the style.

raid765, Mar 02, 2007
Photo of dgallina
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

12 ounce brown bottle dated 1/11/2007.

Pours clear harvest gold color with no head, very minimal lace. The aroma is almost all hop; a blend of citric grapefruit and more earthy pine on a metallic mineral water background. The grapefruit notes are much more prevalent in the flavor. Quite refreshing with a big juicy hop fruitiness. Some pine tones in the finish, but the hop doesn't overwhelm and the beer remains sweet to the end. Despite the lack of head, the beer is decently carbonated, light, and really quenching. Very drinkable, but rather one-dimensional.

dgallina, Mar 02, 2007
Photo of Newglarusguy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Serving Type:

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

Appearance: Pours a clean golden colour that has a head of about 1" and leaves little lacing stuck to my glass.

Smell: Hops lots of hops smells like just about every other IPA I've had before but the good ones at that so it's quite alright.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Great! very hoppy but nicely balanced, I notice a taste of Cascade hops in there very distinct. Very good brew has a good mouthfeel that leaves my mouth satisfied of the taste and clean and refreshing wanting some more.

Drinkability: Good, not a brew to slam but to enjoy and respect to it's fullist beers like this are ment to be enjoyed moderately like any other great brew, I will surely have more of these in the future.

Newglarusguy, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of guinnessfan
2.58/5  rDev -36.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into oversized wine glass. Bottled 11/21/06.

A: Orange/amber color little head and very little lacing.

S: Sulfur...WTF? Maybe its bad. Mild hops.

T: Little bit o' hops but really just bitter. No malt at all.

M: Thin, carbonated and watery. Very carbonated and prickly.

D: Whatever...it's not that bad but it's not really good.

Unimpressive...can't wait to try the 90 minute.

guinnessfan, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of Ivanthehero
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

Appearance- Pours orangy yellow with an ample head.

Smell- It smells of hops, piney with a hint of the sticky icky. But, unlike some super hopped IPA's you can certainly detect the malt presence.

Taste- Really well balanced. The initial taste is smooth maltyness followed by that hop kick.

Mouthfeel- I feel like the beers mouthfeel sets it a step above other IPA's. It is so smooth and creamy.

Drinkablility- After 2 or 3 of these you want to take it easy. Quite filling and quite rich.

Ivanthehero, Feb 26, 2007
Photo of afinepilsner
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

12oz brown bottle

60 Minute IPA was yellow-orange in color with nice white head. The head had good retention and left some lacing behind. The aroma was mainly hops with a little malt in the backround. The taste was mainly hops with plenty of bitterness and a long dry finish. It was medium bodied with good carbonation. Drinkability was good. Overall it was a nice IPA.

afinepilsner, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of rattech
4.05/5  rDev -1%

Appearance: A metallic orange color. It appears quite carbonated, a head forms then settles down to about 1 cm. The color doesn’t look as vibrant as I would like it, but it does look appealing.

Smell: Citrus and roastiness? It does smell quite good.

Taste: Tart citrus followed by sweet followed by malt. The flavor is quite sweet, not as sweet as the 90 minute but not nearly as sweet as stone IPA. There is defiantly a good floral hit from the hops, but damn, this beer seems different. The body is a lot heavier then stone, which I had a few hours ago and what I using to compare this to. It isn’t bad, but it isn’t the best of the style I have had.

Mouthfeel: Thick, a bit syrupy which isn’t what I was looking for.

Drinkability: I have to try this beer some other time when I am feeling a bit better and I haven’t eaten in a few hours. It lacks the raw ease of consumption that I wanted it to have.

rattech, Feb 24, 2007
Photo of WAP
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Clear orange pour with a thin, bubbly head that sticks a bit to the sides of the glass. Smell is piney hops with a hint of sweet maltiness coming through in the background. Taste is very strong pine hop, but with a nice malt sweetness backing that prevents the hops from being overbearing. Very drinkable with a clean finish. This is a nice IPA with just enough malt to keep balance and prevent from becoming a hop-bomb, though it still has a nice, refreshing pine hop crispness to it.

WAP, Feb 21, 2007
Photo of Reidrover
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%

Nice dark orange coloured ale. Clear with a small yet nice white bubbly head. Surprised how malty the aroma is, though there is a hop presence of course. Quite balanced actually though the hopping does tend to dominate in the end. Piney flavours mostly.But there is good strong malt body to this. Very nice and smooth on the palte, fairly glides over the tongue. Nice drinkable IPA more on the balanced side. But thats OK

Reidrover, Feb 20, 2007
Photo of Procrastinator
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 11/21/06 stamped on bottle neck.

Appearance: coppery orange color with off-white 1" head, which
recedes to constant 1/8" sticky layer across top of my beer. Continuous stream of carbonation bubbles off bottom of glass and lacing clings to its' sides.

Smell: floral piney hops and citrus, maybe rinds of grapefruit. Also a definite grassy scent along with biscuity malts.

Taste: well balanced of hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Citrus and slight caramel maltiness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with resinous hop chewiness. Hop bite up front fades with dryness at the finish. Carbonation is absolutely right on with me.

Drinkability: easy drinking IPA. Could definitely drink this all day long. Hops are not overpowering, but very tasty.

My family and I stopped by DFH brewery and brewpub while on vacation in Delaware. We sampled many of their great beers on tap
and bought several bottles to sample along the way.

Procrastinator, Feb 20, 2007
Photo of nase
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

12 oz.'er bottled on 12/5/06. Tasting next to a Stone IPA.

Notice a roasted taste up front. Thought there was a hint of coffee in there and then I read a few reviews about a bready/biscuity maltiness in the taste. Oh, so that's what they mean by that! Another delicious brew from DFH. Had the 90 Min. last night and this is not far behind. I prefer the roasted smell of this just a tad over Stone's rendition. Stone's taste is a little sweeter and more hoppy but they're pretty comparable to me.

App. - 4.5, Smell - 4.0, Taste - 4.0, Mouth - 3.5, Drink - 4.0

nase, Feb 20, 2007
Photo of russpowell
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Had this at kinfolks in maintou:

Poured amber/tea color with a 4 gingers+ white head (she stryed to tightnen up the head but it wouldn't cooperate! Great lacing & good head retention

S: Slight citrus (lemon & grapefruit) & pineyness

T: Grapefruit hops & a little breadyness up front. Piney hops in the middle. Finishes crisp & hoppy

MF: Medium bodied with good balance & bit too much carbonation, added a hint of pricklyness

Drank very easy, this would be a nice IPA to session on. I believe this keg was about to blow

russpowell, Feb 19, 2007
Photo of PEBKAC
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%

Fresh brewed iced tea? No, this is a beer. Probably my limit when it comes down to hoppy beers, I can still understand & enjoy something so unassuming & potent to the average imbiber.

Very piny & prickly on my nose, I always eat something with this, or my tongue withers inward after a few sips. A sweet, almost woody character. Almost maple, but not. The hard carbonation practically swallows for me. Once it dies down, you forget about the last gulp & try it again; it's almost addicting.

One of the few IPAs I've had that can stand up & defend itself without the help of it's hoppy profile. Not too sessionable, unless the right occasion arises, at least for me it isn't. Easier on a breezy, late summer day.

Hold that hammock steady. :)

PEBKAC, Feb 19, 2007
Photo of Atlas1
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Fresh from the kegerator to my pint glass. Goodness gracious. This is a very clear orange/amber beer. I can see right through it. Clear and clean. Produces a heavy looking two finger head which, over some time, dies down and leaves a nice melted-butter type lace on the sides of the glass. Beautifully fresh aroma of pine and citrus. This beer smells great. Not as strong a bouquet as the 90-Minute, but very pleasant. Tastes great too. Strong notes of pine again with grapefruit and an earthy bitter finish. Possesses a strong lingering aftertaste of piney hoppiness. Lip-smacking good. The mouthfeel holds up well. This could easily be a session beer. You could crack a bottle open after mowing the lawn, or you could serve it next to a nice orange-chicken dish. Would also work well with a smooth cheddar or a tangy blue cheese.

Atlas1, Feb 17, 2007
Photo of prototypic
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%

Appearance: Beer had a 1.5 finger head after pouring. Beer lurking beneath is light copper. Head lingered for a couple of minutes, but dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: Picked up hops, pine, and vanilla with some light citrus scents beneath.

Taste: Definite hop presence. A bit of a citrus taste and some pine. Something about it has a bit of a bite, but I can't place it.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Beer goes down smooth and light. It does feel somewhat thin and insubstantial. More body would definitely be a good thing. Not bad at all though.

prototypic, Feb 13, 2007
Photo of alexskovan
3.03/5  rDev -25.9%

Poured bright gold with a sturdy off-white head. Aroma is . . . HOPS! Grapefruity hops specifically. That is also what it mostly tastes like. So yum -- I guess -- so long as you really dig grapefruity hops.

Maybe this is a personal thing, but I tend to lose patience with this sort of beer. I sometimes think that this is rather like what has happened with "cajun" food. You just dump a whole bunch of pepper into a dish and that makes it "cajun" -- right? How much brewing skill does it take to dump a bunch of hops into a batch of beer?

Don't get me wrong -- it's not really bad beer. But it is nothing special either, and it was pricey. But hey, if you love those fluffy little pine cones, then this one is for you. . .

alexskovan, Feb 10, 2007
Photo of Sconnie
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

Very solid IPA. Looked just a touch darker than most IPA's, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The smell is full of hops, very full of hops, and so is the taste. A strong, well balanced hop bitterness, hardly any malt taste, but it's an IPA. Very drinkable, a good beer to have when you want a few and you're not affraid of hop flavor.

Sconnie, Feb 10, 2007
Photo of Graebner
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours an amber with some white head that hangs around. Large, slow bubbles; it looks very viscous.

Smells of citrus, pine, some biscuity malts. Floral hints.

Taste is substantially stronger than the smell had me thinking. Esters, grapefruit, pine; really makes your mouth water. Slight maltiness. Alcohol not really noticable except in the feel. Bitter finish (excellent!) Lots of flavor.

Mouthfeel is top-notch. Thick but not heavy, perfect amount of carbonation. Dry finish. Really good.

Overall a superb IPA. Sadly, at $13/sixer, this one will not be an everyday. If it were $9 or $10, though, it probably would be. Really a delicious beer for hopheads, and incredibly drinkable.

Graebner, Feb 07, 2007
Photo of ncvbc
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

One of my favorite IPA's. Pours a brilliant golden orange with a nice, fluffy head. Excellent smell of fresh hops that basically dominates completely. This is one of those IPA's that I just can't get enough of. I try to keep a few of these at all times when I need a hop fix. Crisp hops stunted slightly by malts and the hops come back once again. So damn fresh. Nice, smooth mouthfeel with a light to medium body. One of the more drinkable IPA's that I've had and a definite classic in my book.

ncvbc, Feb 07, 2007
Photo of bradleyseven
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

poured in a mixing glass (american pint glass)

clear, straw colored liquid with 1/2 inch of bubbly white head that goes away very easily leaving only the slightest bit of lacing

slightly sweet smelling notes of lemon and orange

easy malt taste - mild breadiness. Hops are King here though, strong citrus: lemon, lime, and orange pith. faint herbal notes on the finish as well

medium bodied, slightly chewy
hops linger on the tongue and inner cheeks

this is a very versatile beer. it is great as a session beer (when i am feeling a little frisky for hops); it is a beer that i often suggest when someone tells me that they want to know what "hops" are all about...it is very hop-forward, but not overwhelming; it is also a great starter if you are planning an evening of bigger and hoppier things

bradleyseven, Feb 06, 2007
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,043 ratings.