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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,763 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,763
Reviews: 2,628
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 246
Gots: 1,461 | 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 Monsteruss
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured into glass, the foam was wheat in color/almost white, thick and foamy, creamy, didn't dissapate but hung on till the end. The color was dark golden yellow/ light amber. The smell was rich and aromatic, a little sweet and bitter, almost a malty characteristic of raisons and chocolate, even a roasted wood. It kind of surprised me - an amber ipa with a very rich complex deep smell/ almost contrastic. The taste was deep and complex, bitter, malty overtones with a good amount of hops and wheat. Mouthfeel -medium-bodied. Drinkability - very deep rich feel of beer with a color that masks the identity of the true taste.

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

Pours a nice golden color and the head remains throughout. The aroma is of fruit and has a nice floral bouqet. The flavor is also of floral hops and is a bit earthy. This beer has a nice big flavor but is not overly bitter. The beer is very balanced and is a terrific IPA.

Photo of OldYoda
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice medium gold with a small head and decent lacing into a standard US pint glass. Very nice - it looks like a "beer" ought to look like.

Smell is hoppy but sweet. The malt aroma is surprising given Dogfish's reputation.

Taste is much more balanced than I expected - again, given the Dogfish reputation. This is a very nicely balanced beer. Very much falls into the Two Hearted Ale or Sierra Nevada Pale ale spectrum.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a dry finish.

Drinkability is fine for me - I could sit and sip this throughout the evening.

I really like this beer and was very pleasantly surprised at the balance and the smoothness.

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

Pours clear and golden with medium carbonation, white/tan head. Smells like hops all the way, pine/citrus. Tastes of sweetness and hops, nothing extremely complex. Medium mouthfeel, not too heavy or too light, pretty much spot on for an IPA. Drank the whole six pack so the drinkability was pretty awesome, although after a few the hops start to get to you as with any IPA. Good, solid IPA.

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

Appearance: Pours clear and golden, moderate carbonation

Smell: Strong Hops

Taste: Powerful Hop flavor, a crisp bite, however, very Soothing

Medium Body, Excellent Drinkability

Definitely worth drinking. Mild for an IPA, but well balanced for great drinkability, I couldn't stop at just one. I had to experience it all over again. A couple times.

Photo of Anthony1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a perfect pint

pours a golden glow with a slightly tanned head.

there isn't much to this beer. its pretty simple and straight forward. fortunately, its simply awesome. The aroma is hops, hops, hops, and... hops! bit of other mild notes like pine or a touch of citrus, but a great smell of hops.

the flavor on the other hand had a bit more to it. The beer started with a sweetness followed by an heavy bitterness. Not overwhelming, and a good mix. the two contrasting feels balanced out to a good drink

Photo of GarrisWH
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 2/11/09

A - Clear, bright golden color with a big, frothy white head. Tons of carbonation rising in the glass. Head takes a long time to drop and retains a nice cap throughout drinking.

S - Somewhat spicy pine and floral hops in the aroma with some earthy, citrus qualities in the background. Slight bready malt detectable in there as well.

T - Just like the aroma, slightly spicy pine and floral hops stand out in this one. Pretty well balanced with a toasty, biscuit malt presence. Nice, crisp finish with a medium level of bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.

D - Quite drinkable with a nice combination of flavors and good balance.

I would like to get my hands on a fresher bottle of this, because I definitely feel like the hops have mellowed out a bit. Was not as hoppy or bitter as some of the other reviews seem to denote, but was enjoyable nonetheless.

Photo of rfgetz
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden orange with light ring of head leaving faint lacing

S: Citrus hops and malt and more hops

T: Citrus and other hops with a light ceral and malt finish. Lacks the complexity of the 90 minute.

M: Light and smooth but could use a few more bubbles

D: Not overly bitter, not overly high in alcohol. but lacking just a tad.

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served into a weizen glass, no other glasses at my friends house.

Pours a 3 finger, full head. Slightly off white. Good retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a clear golden copper.

Aroma: Very bready. Light, light citrus. Very little floral hop aroma. This is a fairly weak smelling ipa. Kind of musky.

Taste: More floral hops are apparent here than the aroma. Light citrus that blends with the hops. A little booze shows here.

Mouthfeel: Fairly bitter, definitely feeling the hops. Good level of carbonation. Medium bodied. Leaves an incredibly sticky dry hoppy aftertaste.

Not a bad IPA, but I think I would enjoy this one a lot more if it was extremely fresh. I will definitely re-evaluate this one if I get to try it fresher. Solid IPA.

Photo of Tilley4
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear amber color that forms a terrific head in my DFH pint glass.. It looks very refreshing and delicious... Very prototypical of a beer if that makes any sense..

Aromas of piney hops and a sweet maltiness.. I was hoping for some more citrusy hops but these piney hops aint bad either...not mindblowingly hoppy but very nice...

Terrific balance of piney hops and malts here make this a super drinkable brew... Very smooth going down this one is.. I've had it on tap several times and out of the bottle loads of times but for some reason I've never reviewed it...

Easily accessible and always tasty... A very reliable go to..

Photo of jera1350
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a nonic a golden color with smaller white head of foam. Tiny bit of lacing.

Bready, kind of mushroomy, yeast and faint malt. Hint of hops.

Big time hops followed by a bit of malt. Not citrusy or piney hops like I had hoped for. Lacks in any real complexity. Big bite and that's about it.

Nice smooth medium bodied beer. Carbonation is nicely done.

Easy to drink IPA. Would love some more citrus, but this is still solid. I could do several of these.

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

pours a clear yellow-orange with a medium size egg-shell head, above-average carbonation, and good lacing.

smell of grapefruit hops, citrus, some roasted nuts, campfire smoke, some malt in the back, and caramelised pear.

taste is crisp, nicely bitter, grain, hops, malt, a touch of grapefruit, earth, some spice, some malt in the back, citrus, some roasted nuts, and some caramel, ends dry and bitter.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exp date of 4/22/09

Poured a clear honey color with a thick white heading. Lacing globs stay till the end.

Smell is very hoppy,a sweet caramel aroma. The best way to say this is very fresh aroma's floral,earthy.

Taste is again very hoppy that just smack you right in the mouth almost an overkill.Some maltiness comes into play but again immediately smashed down by the hops.

Mouth is very thin and watery but smooth and bubbly. Leaves a distinct coating in the mouth,buttery even.Light-medium bodied.

Drink is good could be better but I did polish of a six pack of this and could of had more but the lingerie hop taste just kind of made me give in.

Photo of Hornet2003
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: copper, etc. etc. Nice lingering head though.

Smell: Not as piney hoppy as I thought it would be but then again I'm a West coast hop junkie. Grassy and floral.

Taste: More of an extreme English IPA. Lots of malt and grassy hops. This is definitely a slightly toned-down version of the 90 minute.

Mouthfeel: Not as syrupy as the 90 minute(thank god). Quite pleasant with excellent carbonation.

Drinkability: alrighty.

Overall: Not sure if this was slightly worn out from the long journey from Delaware to Vancouver, but this was not as hoppy strong as I thought it would be. Average.

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

Tall, frothy and chunky off-white head, sitting on top of a transparent rustic copper hued body. Intermittent patches of lacing.

Aroma is a vibrantly intense blast of the piney grapefruit fix you showed up for. Earthy, rye bread-like malt backbone, neutral sweetness. Brief highlights of caramel.

Earthy, woody malt up front, dry toasted bread pleasantly balancing a bright citrus zing that is well contained. Beautifully balanced IPA.

Fuller end of medium-bodied mouthfeel, light and wet on the finish, though creamy smooth as well. Almost like the best of all worlds.

Greater than the sum of its parts, better than many IPA's out there, yet still noticably the younger sibling to the ramped up yet equally balanced 90 Minute IPA, even at 6% abv. this could still be a great cheater session beer. A great intro for the uninitiated to the style as well, let alone to for a well dressed baby step into appreciating hops in an unintimidating manner.

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

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: This is a really good looking pale ale. About an inch and a half head that disappears slowly. Tons of lacing. Makes me thirsty.

S: Smells like an average pale ale. Loads of hops, grass, fruity almost.

T: Hops. Lots of hops. Much better than your average pale ale; I will be buying this again soon.

M: Fairly light. Average amount of carbonation; a really nice balance.

D: Surprisingly high considering the 6%.

This is a fantastic pale ale. I've heard good things about Dogfish and I'm glad I picked this 6 pack up.

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

12 oz bottle Pours a clear copper with a great white head that produces excellent lacing and is lasting. Strong aroma of spruce and some earthy tones and maybe some coffee malts. Has a lively carbonation, with an oily texture. A decent flavor with good hoppiness. A good bitter finish. This all blends togather nicely. Not as powerful as the 90 min. but still darn good.

Photo of niz
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours transparent amber with 1/2" white head that dissipates fairly fast.
smells of bread,yeast and caramel
taste is smooth, slight carbonation then a caramel malt followed by slight hop presence.
mouthfeel is good, not great.... missing the heavy oils i crave.
drinkability is high at 6% but i find it lacking the depth of some of my favorite ipa's ( west coast ipa by green flash is the pinnacle of the style for me)
overall i am disappointed in this beer, i liked the 90 minute much better but have a hard time shelling out 18 bucks for 4 bottles.
i will pass on this and maybe recommend it only to newbie ipa drinkers...
WEST COAST IPA BY GREEN FLASH!!!-- if your a hop head,.. this is the epitomy of the style. (IMO)

Photo of porterwoobie
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: light yellow/gold, about a one finger white head, some lacing

S: lots of citrusy and piney hop aroma.

T: hop bitterness, citrus and piney notes. the malt backbone is there, but the hop presense stands out in this beer

MF: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drinks smooth and with the hop bitterness in the aftertaste. finishes slightly dry.

Drinkability: very good beer. one of my favorites.

Photo of FickleBeast
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Rock Bottom Rocktoberfest pint galss. Bottled on 5/6/09 - less than 2 months old

A - Pours dark yellow, very clear with one finger of head. Decent amount of lacing.

S - faint hop aroma, a little malty sweetness but not much else. The biggest gripe I have about this beer is the lack of hop aroma.

T - This is a very well balanced IPA. There is a decent amount of bitterness, but also a strong malt backbone that fills this beer out.

M - perfectly carbonated, this beer just seems at peace in your mouth. After you swallow, the bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue, but it is not overpowering.

D - Fantastic. This beer just goes down smooth and easy, not too sweet and not too hoppy. I could drink this all night.

Great beer. This would be a good beer to introduce someone to the flavor of hops without overwhelming.

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. into a pint glass

P: Cloudy light gold with a rocky, dense, tooth-white head that looks a bit like root beer float foam. Shows good retention and clung for dear life to the side of my glass.

A: Citrusy hops smell like white grapefruit, lemons, and a hint of orange peels with an herbal/floral vibe as well. Underneath is a malt presence that smells deeply toasted.

T: Right away, my palate is bombarded with hoppy flavors reminiscent of bitter lemons, followed by grapefruit pith, and a vague flavor of orange peel, with some resinous pine in the background. They impart their acidic bitterness on the palate in controlled doses, making it enjoyable but never over-the-top. The deeply toasted, caramel malt is biscuity and stays underneath, but doesn't do much to add any sweetness to the brew. I like my IPA's bitter, and this one is doing the trick. I just wish the flavor profile wasn't being dominated so heavily by the lemons.

M: The 60 minute IPA feels about right. It's medium-bodied, but has some heft to it. It's nicely carbonated with a crisp, clean, dry finish that sticks to the palate. Suits the beer well.

Notes: One thing is for sure, I like this a whole hell-of-a-lot better than it's bigger brother, the 90 minute IPA (which I thought was just way too sweet and malty). This one is much more bitter from the alpha acids and doesn't have too much of them pesky malts to get in the way. I do wish the lemony flavors didn't smother the other flavors so much, but this would make a good session beer, nonetheless. Very solid IPA

Photo of berley31
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a medium-sized, off-white head that diminished slightly, but hung around at a smaller size. Good carbonation and a nice, dark-orange color with medium haziness. Smelled quite hoppy, with some hints of citrus as well. Great on the palate, with a medium, slightly oily body. Fantastic taste - hoppy but not overpowering, with citrus present. Long-lasting, bitter finish. An excellent IPA.

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

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 02/19/09.

(A)- Pours a clear orange-ish amber. Huge head that had great retention that slowly dissipated but developed an off-white foamy cap in the center. Plenty of lacing.

(S)- A citrus bomb of lemon, lime, pineapple, grapefruit and even a tiny speck of peach. Hints of pine and malts way way in the background.

(T)- Big malt backbone of sweet citrus with a great hoppy dryness on the finish. Balanced with simple but good complexities. Even a touch of maple syrup in the background of the finish.

(M)- Creamy, dry, sweet, crisp, and balanced. Slightly syrupy in the texture yet damn refreshing.

(D)- A great AIPA that can be put away one after another. Granted, this one was a few months old, but it was really well balanced! Great summer/fall beer due to its crisp/ refreshing taste and flavors. At 6% abv, this is an easy one for sure.

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

If ever there was a beer that proved, for me at least, the rule that you should always check a beer twice before deciding that you don't like it, 60 Minute IPA is it. My first one last night was not an impressive experience. Today -- chagrined by the high reviews, wondering what I missed last night -- I popped open another, and found myself far more pleased than I had been. In fact, this has become one of my favorite IPAs.

The aroma is definitely piney; one would think the brewers had put a spruce branch through a juice extractor. Great, billowing, "never say die" head, and lacing that looks like it's trying to crawl up the inside of the glass.

Chewy mouthfeel, nice and creamy, great hops taste, nicely balanced with malt sweetness. This is a good beer, it makes you work for it, and unlike so many milder IPAs, every sip seems different, if only because you can choose to focus on a different aspect of its complexity every time.

Who knows what was wrong with my taste buds last night? I am just glad that I gave this beer another try. Highly recommended.

Photo of NODAK
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The nose has an assault of grapefruit...oily, resiny, bitter grapefruit hops. Yowza. Strong.

There's a big, bitter snap upfront as can be expected with style. The hops have citrus and piney character as far as I could tell, and they are plentiful.

There is a little bit of spicy, biscuity malt that manages to peek through the bitterness in the body, but it's minor and quickly fades to a pretty bitter finish that lingers a while.

Pretty aggressive for a standard IPA. For me, it's not the IPA I'd reach for first. However, for those who want a really powerful IPA...this is for you.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,763 ratings.