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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 10,015
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 279
Gots: 1,833 | 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 Sam21
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance - Copper body with a decent white head that recedes nicely leaving some lace. Recedes to a white cap that sticks around for the entire beer. Small pockets of carbonation give the beer a lively appeal.

Smell - Piney hops, white grapes, slightly citrusy, and some overall sweetness to backup the piney/citrusy hop notes.

Taste - Hops attack up front before leading into some malty sweetness before leading back into the piney hops. Nice lingering bitterness. A real solid IPA flavor profile that matches the aroma.

Mouth Feel - Medium body that coats the mouth in slightly prickly, yet smooth, carbonation and hoppy goodness. Great feel.

Drinkability - A very sessionable IPA with a hop-heavy flavor profile (without being a hop bomb) that still retains some balance. Refreshing, easy to drink, and a taste that never gets old.

Photo of ledemie
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

V:Cloudy bright orange hue, thin layer of head, decent lacing throughout.

S: A fresh fruit and hops aroma easy to detect and quite pleasant on the nose,

M:Stays bitter, yet pleasantly dry throughout, medium bodied with a peppery/spicy finish. A classic, a staple, near-perfect-session-IPA.

T:flavors detected throughout; earthy, minty, grassy hop flavoring, simply incredible

one wonderful and delicious brew, this is one great tasting beverage.

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

Poured in to a Duvel tulip

A - Light yellow/orange colour with a finger of thick white head and some visible carbonation.

S - Citrusy hops with some sweet caramel in the background. The hops have some pine/floral notes in their nose as well.

T - Bitter hops - citrus and pine. There is a malt backbone here as well to balance it out.

M - Light to medium body with the slightest bit of chew. Good amount of carbonation.

D - About as good as it gets for an IPA. Could drink a few of these at a time easily.

Photo of joshstevens87
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a solid orange with a tall slightly off white head
S-a beautiful balance of citrus and piney hops one of my favorite hop profiles and a bit of bready biscuty malt in the background
T-a nice interplay of bready malt and tons of hops very citrusy with a noticable grapefruit and a nice skunky pine with slight notes of caramel maybe even vanilla in the deep background the beer manages to give a nice dose of hops without going to the level of eating a giant hop cone
M-a rather light body with a modest carbonation, the perfect mouthfeel for this beer refreshing with still a huge amount of taste
D-overall this beer is extremly drinkable delicious, not too heavy, and a low enough abv to enjoy it all night

Photo of DrDemento456
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a light amber with decent inch of head
S - Citrus and grapefruit hops. Nose doesn't seem to have too much bitter smell
T - Very nice! The crisp flavor of this IPA is spot on. Citrus and grapefruit dazzle the palate with a bitter malt back end. Awesome.
M - Bitter but in a good way. One of the lowest ABV's I have seen for an IPA so you can drink a few in succession.
D - Yeah my love for dogfish head is growing. I could see picking up a sixer someday.

Photo of seanyfo
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

A- 2 finger creamy head with good retention eventually reducing to a crown and average lacing. Body is a caramel amber colour.

S- Some kiwi/grapefruit, floral notes, a sweet toffeeish underling malt. A fresh kinda of banana yoghurt quality. As it warms there is a light basil note.

T- Floral hops in the beginning balancing well with a lovely sweet barley sugar sweet quality. Hops linger in background. Alcohol well hidden. Basil note coming through again in the finish as the beer warms

M- Light, medium carbonation.

D- A nicely hopped refreshing IPA with a delicate malt note to even out the bitter quality. Doesnt quite look the part but very tasty and sessionable, but maybe not at the abv obviously.

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

This beer is almost-clear and light-amber in colour. A patchy, bubbly off-white covering of head sticks around, leaving some decent lacing behind.

Smells of grapefruit juice, pineapple, light pine and grass with some caramel to balance it out. Textbook IPA scent.

Tastes like lots of hops, though this IPA is better balanced than many other American versions of the style. A citrusy (grapefruit, lemon) and earthy hop profile is balanced out with enough sweet malt, neither of which overwhelm. There's a peppery element thrown in as well. You can tell there's alcohol in there but it blends in well with everything else.

Nice feel for an IPA: slightly-viscous medium body and moderate carbonation, sparkling a little on the tongue while accentuating the hops.

This is a really solid IPA, one I could drink regularly and one I'm glad the LCBO has the sense to stock (though it almost seems like that might have been an accident amongst so many mediocre offerings). I could session this if I was having a hops craving, otherwise a couple would go down just fine.

Photo of felipe2toes
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber-orange color with nice foamy head and long-lasting lace. Smells of pine with some floral notes.

There's actually some sweetness up front on the taste, some caramelly malt. And then there is pine and sweet citrus notes. Really nice tasting, great balance.

The mouthfeel is great as well, nice and crisp. Very very drinkable beer--I'll have to try the 90-minute soon.

Photo of AJacob81
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my weird tulip-pilsener hybrid glass. Enjoyed with turkey burgers.

A - Burnt umber with 3 fingers of foamy white head. Head dissipates slowly throughout and coats glass with a filmy layer of suds.

S - Pine, citrus, yeast. In short, an IPA smell.

T - The hops and an orange-lemon flavor are forward in the profile. Tree nuts, malty caramel, and coriander (?) round out the flavor, with an ever-so-slight alcohol burn and more piney hops in the finish.

M - The carbonation makes this a complex, but accessible, mouthfeel. A nice medium-body makes this go down very easily for an IPA.

D - Easy to drink, crisp and somewhat tart. A great pairing with grilled food.

I prefer the 90-minute, but this is a great 'starter' IPA.

Photo of jkempe11
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great beer. I took notes on the first one; then drank five more.

Appearance - Golden color, darker "brass" tone

Smell - Citrus fruits, fresh fresh fresh. Excellent example of the style.

Taste - Tons of hops, not a lot of malty flavors. Very balanced though; really great flavor.

Mouthfeel - Lots of carbonation, kind of bites.

Drinkability - I drank six. That speaks for this beer's drinkability.

Great beer. Fantastic beer. Great example of an IPA.

Photo of BranfordBound
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour- Beer pours a lovely dark golden/light copper. Reminiscent of "rose gold". Clear and transparent beer with lots of carbonation. Lofty white head with decent retention and lacing.

Smell - Instantaneous grapefruit. Hard to get past it, but once broken there is a slight grassy/floral hops.

Taste - Why hello again, Mr. Grapefruit. Starts off slightly bitter, with the ever present hops flavor taking over, but fairly smooth. This is overtaken after the swallow with a sweet and mouth puckering grapefruit/citrus flavor. Not too much depth but a nice balance from bitter to tart.

Mouthfeel - Not smooth like a stout, but overall not too bad. There is some smoothness, but also a slight bite from the carbonation. Good for the warm summer. Finishes a little dry.

Drinkability - Definitely there, I finished my first two without hesitation or complication, and it's a rainy, cool evening. Cannot imagine how many I can drink when it's hot out.

This is easily becoming my favorite summer beer, I hope to try the 90 Minute IPA next, and see how it holds up against this lovely grapefruit-laden IPA here.

Photo of brewdub17
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Slightly more opaque than most light copper colored beers.

Smell: Sweet and malty smell with a good hint of hops that add to the fresh smell

Taste: Slightly sweet tasting yet the hops balance it very well, creating a crisp great taste.

Mouthfeel: Not very heavy tasting but you can feel its substance just fine.

Drinkability: The most drinkable beer I have yet had. nuff said.

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

My first taste of a Dogfish Brew.

First sniff of the bottle smells very fresh.

A- Beautiful. Golden easing on copper. Some considerable bubble activity. Slighlty off-white head looks delicious and a bit chewy.

S- Basically sweet nectar citrus hops, amarillo maybe since it reminds me of a toned down version of Vache Folle Amarillo. Grapefruit and lemonade. Looks good

T- Doesn't really taste like amarillo hops though. More bitter and soapy. Alcohol is easy to find. Piney bite. Something a bit dirty, like the water used was weird. This is really good beer but I do feel a bit let down.

M-Full. Not dry or sweet. Medium soft carbonation.

D-Very high. Drinking a few of these would be great fun.

Should've had it a bit colder. Well I guess I won't be dreaming about this anymore but I still can't wait to try a 90min.

A good product. Not a must try though.

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

Bottle to mug
foggy greenish brown hue with no head with a very strong pour
smell strong presence of hops
light bodied
very drinkable
there was a strong hoppy flavor with a very long lasting aftertaste
hobs taste grew stronger and stronger throughout the duration of the beer

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

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a DFH snifter (on other occasions a shaped pint).

It appears a slightly cloudy orange-gold color, with a decently frothy head. The retention and lacing are both decent as well.

The smell is as hop-heavy as I was expecting (it is continuously hopped), but there is a decent malt sweetness. There's not as much intricacy as I was hoping for, though I don't mind the smell of hops either.

The taste and mouthfeel both leave a little to be desired, but provide a unique hop palate nonetheless. If you're looking for traditional IPA hop flavor (citrus, resin, etc.), however, you may not find what you're looking for here: this like hop oil. That said, there are hints of citrus and a wonderful bitter finish as it dries. The malt works well against the hops, and the yeast choice is spot on for this hop bill.

It's not bad for a hefty hop fix, but drinkability depends on how much I'm craving hops, and I wasn't feeling it today. Overall, it's still fairly balanced, but certainly provides that strong hop flavor when you want it.

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

A beer haiku for you:

"My IPA friend;
You are a lovely craft ale--
Let's do this again!"

Another of Dogfish's fine representatives of the art: definitely worth a review from any IPA aficionado. Not the depth of the 120 [natch], but a worthy friend and companion.

Cheers!

Photo of aval89
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a dark orange copper color, with a decent head.. looked exactly what an american Ipa should look like..

aroma was piney hops upfront, caramel, citrus, with little bready notes on the nose..also sweet malt lingers and little alcohol presence. very fresh and earthy scent..

taste was sweet caramel malt, followed by piney hop finish. very well balanced IPA.. lighter mouthfeel than 90 min... bready undertones... caramel lingers throughout.. burnt resin hop taste is the finish... light to medium mouthfeel..

overall i expected a little bit more out of this brew, but still a very decent brew.. will definitely pick this up again.. solid IPA..

Cheers!

Photo of ITK4ever
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I can't believe I never reviewed my new go-to!!! Where do I start? I always always always have this in my fridge and it's the one craft beer that all my friends with no pallete can tolerate. Always the first to go at any party.

Very balanced IPA and you'll first notice from the pour. Good amber color...nothing out of the ordinary for an IPA. Nose is definitely hoppy. Excellent lacing and head holds true denoting quality ingredients. 60 minute is like Lay's Potato Chips...you can't do just one.

Like I said...righ now it's my go-to and since i'm from MD, and spend time in OC, DFH brew-pub is right up the street so there's a "locals" vibe to it.

Photo of SpdKilz
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first of a couple new IPA's I picked up form a "new" store (to me) today.

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber color with about a finger of white head that dissipates somewhat slowly, leaving decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Heavy malts on the forefront, light floral and hop scents. Nothing really stands out here to be honest.

Taste - Malt in the initial sip which is balanced out by some light, semi-bitter grapefruit and hop flavors. Honestly, not bad. I was expecting a bit more of a 90 min style here (but not as in your face) but it actually is better than I thought.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light bodied, nice carbonation that adds a bit of prickle to the tongue.

Drinkability - Pretty sessionable. I actually may pick up a six pack of these in the future (bought a single).

Photo of AmberMan22
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had heard so much about dogfish head that I figured I should try this, especially on tap. I will immediately come out and say I can only hope the 90 or 120 are much less disappointing.

While there was a great amount of lacing, 60 Minute pours a fairly average shade for an IPA.

Smell was okay, but not as hoppy as I expected. Instead it was matched if not overpowered by the orange citrus smell.
Centennial and Noble hops come to mind, though I'm trying to learn how to distinguish.

Taste again, was pretty good. All the aforementioned smells appear here, but it just seems like a fairly weak IPA overall.

Mouthfeel was obviously disappointing. Felt thin and watery....what the hell happened here?

Seems like a fairly simple drinking IPA, maybe a better entry-level beer for someone newer to craft brew.

Photo of BuckeyeOne
2.66/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This is an IPA? It looked like an IPA upon the pour. A golden amber with a decent head and nice lacing.

This is an IPA? You could have fooled me. Where is the citrus, pine, and/or grapefruit? It had an herbal presence that hinted at an IPA but this brew was nearly all malt sweetness.

This seemed more like a malty pale ale to me. The biscuity malts coated my teeth and tongue. Yuck.

I'm glad I only bought one 12 oz.

Photo of irishking1977
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden/amber/copper color with little head and mild lacing. Decent looking beer, despite the amount of rave reviews and mass attention this one gets. (So far the 90 minute IPA is one of my top 3 IPA's including Stone's Ruination and Hop Devil)

S: Citrus, yeast and an abundance of hops mild sweet caramel and pine. Hops are clearly less noticeable as they are in 90 minute or Ruination, but those are more robust IPA's. In addition, I think they are actually IDIPAs.

T: I wasn't at all disappointed with 90 minute, and the same goes for this one. Not as intense as 90 min, but still full of hoppy, malty flavor. Having a good malt background is essential to a good hoppy beer, and this one has it in spades. Moderate to intense hops bitterness lingers on the palate for quite some time, but is never overwhelming. An excellent example of what a good beer can truly be.

M: Above average carbonation, and a prickly, crisp hoppy sensation on the palate. Mildly oily and creamy, but oily moreso. To me, the two most important aspects of a beer, (taste and mouthfeel) are represented very well in this beer.

D: Very good drinkability, but they said that too much of a good thing, can be a bad thing. I doubt they were referring to this beer, though. Very tasty, very refreshing, just a pleasure to the palate.

Photo of HeroicDoses
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a muted copper from a bottle into standard pint glass. Has a thin hearty head with extensive lacing. Very well rounded IPA. The hops are pronounced, but not at the expense of subtlety. This results in an agreeable flavor that avoids the trap of overstayed aftertastes that I feel too many IPA's have. Drinkability is well above average, and the body is a lot lighter than you'd expect from an IPA. Another thing it does well is avoid the extra stickyness (in the finish) that you get from an IPA. Basically this beer is everything I like about an IPA, with all the stuff I normally don't like in an IPA taken out. Really enjoyed it. If your're in the mood for a nice hearty (while heady) IPA, then pick this up asap.

Photo of bourbonbock
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured my 12 oz bottle into a mug and received a golden copper color which appears quite clear but upon closer inspection there is some suspended yeast floating around. Lacing is sticky and plentiful as you can tell where i took long pauses in drinking it.

A. Excellent color and depth to the beer. 2 fingers of fluffy white head with excellent retention (well over 5 minutes). Seems to be a fair amount of carbonation rising in the glass which replenishes the head as it recedes.

S. Heavy hop smell, citrus, and earthy pine smell.

T. Excellent depth and retention of flavors on the tongue. Earthy, citrus, salty, sweet, nuts, and of course hops. The hop flavor isn't as strong as some ipa's but it has staying power with a long dry and pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

M. Even carbonation allows the flavor to move around the tongue and balances the flavor out nicely.

D. Give me another cause I'm almost done with this one.

Photo of Spiekerbox
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Lighter copper-orange color, pours with a medium white head that clears in about a minute and sticks a lot to the edges of the glass.

S- Citrus hops and malt, not as strong of a smell as I expected compared to other Dogfish beers, such as the 90 minute.

T- More of a mild IPA, not as hoppy and bitter as many IPA's but there is still good hop flavor, other flavors are somewhat citrus and a decent malt presence.

M- Good carbonation, good body and smooth finish.

D- A very good IPA in my opinion, could drink many of these, different hop presence than i expected out of Dogfish as many of their beers are know for being very strong (as I love) but still a very good beer.

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