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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,096 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,096
Reviews: 2,695
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 287
Gots: 1,930 | FT: 8
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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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Ratings: 10,096 | Reviews: 2,695
Photo of larryi86
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle dated 6/11/10 poured into a snifter

A- A light orange with a one finger white head.

S- Citrus, pine, and hops.

T- Good bitter hop taste, with balanced hints of citrus and malts.

M- Refreshing and smooth, a little on the light side.

D- This is a very good beer that is easy to drink, but can be easily over looked in the DFH line up.

Photo of jtucker7
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours beautifully, however the head can overtake the glass if not poured slowly enough. The beer has a dark amber color to it, with a fair amount of carbonation. The was not my favorite part of the experience, it has a strong urea scent to it which I didn't care for, but that was more than compensated by the taste. The taste is very rich and deep, with different hops tones throughout. It has a beautiful well rounded finish, and overall is a very pleasant experience.

Photo of wknight167
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a clear amber orange with a 2 finger white head with good staying power and beautiful lacing.

Nose- Candied grapefruit and pine with lots of floral notes and light caramel malt.

Palate- Slightly sweeter than expected. Hops are present and in good measure, but definitely more malt presence than I expected. Bready and yeasty notes are present, but low.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full body and medium-high carbonation.

Photo of kjyost
3.26/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a rich amber with a nice white head that laces fantastically down the glass. There is substantial hop aroma leaning more towards the earthy side with a sweet caramel tone underneath. The beer has a sweet malty body with notes of toffee with an enjoyable, yet compared to many IPAs I have had, light bitterness with earthy flavours coming from the bitterness which does not linger nearly as long as expected. Carbonation is strong, though not overly so. Over a single beer though this migrated from hoppy & quite nice to cloying. By the end of one beer I could not contemplate another due to the strong sweet finish. Maybe I am a West Coast IPA sorta guy.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz, bottled-on date clearly inked on front of neck.

Pours enticingly carbonated, decent head retention. Color is ultra-clear mellow gold. Smells like dashing hops with a little bit of funk and candy-like, sugary overtones. A satisfying amount of bitterness on the taste, that of the American IPA - grainy, sweet and undeniably hoppy. Nicely complex. Finishes buttery. Good drinkability.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a clean clear gold with one finger of soapy white head that retained decent and left nice lacing
S - floral and perfumy hops with just a hint of citrus and spice and even a little sweet malt
T - wow, very interesting flavour and not quite what I was expecting. The floralness immediately gives way to a dank & resiny hop flavour that I haven't experience much but am definitely enjoying. There is also a faint peatish earthiness to it. As an IPA fan this is an interesting and delicious take.
M - crisp and very carbonated, with the hop bitterness much more subtle than I was anticipating, finishes dry
D - could definitely enjoy several of these, the flavours are complex but generally subtle and nicely balaced, too bad I only bought a single...

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 5/19/10.

A: Light orange body. Modest head that quickly dissipates.

S: Citrusy hops and honeyish malt.

T: Strong bitterness, but it's much more malt-forward than most American IPAs. Some hints of citrus. Rather nutty malt. Somewhat spicy.

M: Rather light for an IPA. Not sticky at all.

D: One good thing about living in the mid-Atlantic is how widespread this beer is here. It packs a bit too much punch to be considered a session beer, but you can definitely have more than one in a sitting. Recommended.

Photo of salvo
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My review bottle was over-carbonated and while I caught almost all the foam, there was 4" of head that dissipated quickly, then left the beer a little flat. Torture of torture: I'll have to buy another and do the reiew again ;-)

Nearly but not quite clear, pee-yellow, thin; eighth inch of foam persists with nice lacing. Smell is a little subdued for what I expect from DogFish, but it's the 60 and not the 90 or 120. Malt is dominant in the nose with some hops.

Taste is smoother than expected, again subdued is the word that comes to mind when measured against the DFH reputation: this is a masterful beer that is a little less than I'm expecting. Malt sweetness over hops with a honey background; some light orange peel in the finish.

Mouthfeel may be suffering from the carbonation-explosion; a little flat and thin.

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 6-18-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Pours a nice 2 fingers of foam, great head retention, golden color, carbonation present with a good lacing ring

S - Hops, orange peel and slight malt aroma

T /M - Medium bodied, sweet citrus taste, taste orange or passion fruit now. A little hop bitterness at the end, smoothes nicely

D - Very drinkable IPA, sweet tasting blended well with a slight hop bitterness. Yet it had a great finish. Very nice brew that I would for sure get again and of course I would highly recommend

Photo of basica
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a Clear, golden orange with a clear sign of carbonation. Initially bubbly head settles to a creamy, frothy lacing (4)

S - Citrusy, fruity hops with a light dash of yeast (4)

T - Clean, fruity and grassy hops reminiscent of citrusy passion fruit, with the familiar mild hop bitterness, typical in an American IPA. Light maltiness is evident thereafter and pleasantly hoppy, floral aromas on the nose develops along with a light grape or prune after taste (4.5)

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation; slightly dry and slightly creamy on a suprisingly smooth finish (4.5)

D - Highly refreshing and drinkable due to the smoothness on the finish (5)

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

Looks golden with an amber tint. Piney & citrus hop aroma with a hint of vanilla. Tastes bitter by nature, but isn't that the point? Excellent in that the hops are the primary show stopper. The malts do balance the hop profile quite nicely. Great carbonation. Great session IPA. While I prefer the 90-minute more, this one is right up there.

Photo of DoubleD89
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first IPAs I fell in love with, really introduced me to the style.

Bottled on 5/6/10, poured into a pint glass with a golden color and 1 finger head.

Piney/citrus notes on the nose with some bready/caramel notes also coming through.

Hop flavor delivers with some bitterness. Definitely tasting some of the caramel malt backbone too. The bitterness is there but I wish the hop flavor was ramped up some, perhaps it's because this bottle isn't fresh off the bottling line.

Mouth feel is solid, not too thin. As far as drinkability goes... I could easily down a sixer in an evening (and have before).

This isn't my favorite IPA but it's definitely one of my solid "go to" IPAs. You know what you get when you pick up a sixer of this. To boot, it's widely available which makes this brew attractive. Pretty much a solid, but not out of this world, IPA all around.

Photo of jmarvin4189
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - It was a golden copper color

Smell - It was very hoppy

Taste - It was a good combination between bitter and malt. it was bitter enough to know it was bitter but not to bitter to leave you looking for a glass of water.

Mouthfeel - Doesn't make your mouth dry like other bitter beers i've had. At the same time its not too bitter and feels smooth and refreshing. I'm not a huge fan of IPAs but this makes me want to try more.

Drinkability - I could drink an entire 6 pack. Its a good combination between hops and malt, but the hops take precedence over the malt but not too excessive which is hard to find.

Photo of chicagoish
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a straw/golden yellow with thick head and good lacing.

Smell: A citrusy and Hoppy smell with a hint of pine.

Taste: A strong hoppy taste. Good for the hophead in all of us..

Mouthfeel: Smooth with that bitter feel in the finish.

Drinkability: Nice IPA that isn't too overpowering, letting you have more than a few in one session

Comments: A fine beer!

Photo of tchenery
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is very clear, a nice yellow color. High carbonation from th elooks of it. Nice retaining head.

It has excellent grapefruit and zest aromas. Very heavy American west coast hop smells. It tastes very smooth and soft. There is a nice hop fruit flavor to it, again of grapefruit and other tropical fruits. It has a slight malt middle, very straightforward and then a nice dry bitter finish.

Excellent mouthfeel. Excellent drinkability. It's no wonder this is looked at as an example for others to compare.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 5/14/10 lasered onto the neck. It was a clear golden color with good amount of carb streams. It had an average sized white head that settled into a good collar and thin central film. Moderate slow sliding lace with very little sticking.

The aroma was good and hoppy and featured pine, citrus and grass. Bitter with some malt in the back. The taste was mild bitter with pine out front with the citrus and grass in the next tier. Sweet malt to mellow the bitter. This is a good bitter hops beer with a good balance. Not quite session for me as I still prefer the less bitter AIPA's but this one is quite good and growing on me. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carb. Mildly bitter after-taste.

Overall, a really good moderately bitter AIPA . Highly recommend. Avail here in TX. Rotation - good BHT so will make the hops rotation for sure [O;Y;BHT]

Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Pours a nice golden copper with a one-finger white head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma is comprised of mild hops and malt. The flavor is of roasty hops, with a malt aftertaste with just a hint of fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very smooth IPA without the 'in your face' flavors. This makes it quite drinkable and refreshing. I will be buying more of this in the near future.

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

Picked a pint up at my local Fox and Hound.

A - Clean transparent golden yellow with a nice white head. Nicely carbonated. Great lacing. Decent head retention.

S - Subtle pine-like notes.

T - Mild bitterness. A little pine-like flavor. Bitterness sticks around but is not overpowering. A little sweetness in the finish.

M - Very smooth IPA. Almost creamy.

D - Very drinkable IPA with a good balance of flavor.

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this particular draft during a Dogfish Head feature at Standard Tap during Philly Beer Week.

Compared to the bottle version, which has a fairly clean and crisp look, this poured a little cloudier. Brassy baguette crust hue. Thick, creamy, whipped texture to the head. Sticky lacing from top to bottom.

Reeks of fresh, soft, doughy bread and mountainy pine. Oh man.

The bread factor in the flavor is kickin'. Heard the expression before but, more than any other beer I've had, this tastes like liquid bread - once again, of the French/Italian roll variety. That, combined with what I feel is a quite unique hop character - one that I could best describe as the taste in your mouth after smoking a magical hop blunt - forms an intoxicating, organic blend - there is substance - this is food.

Medium-full bodied, fuzzy hop zing, and subtle dry finish.

Probably my favorite American IPA. Perhaps the only IPA I could session with reckless abandon. Haven't had another like it.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Bottled on 04/19/10

Appearance: Clear orange yellow with lots of carbonation coming up through the beer. Very nice bone white head with lots of lacing all over the glass. Very pleasant to look at.

Smell: When cold, the smell is sweet mangoes, but as it warms up, there is more of a grassy hop smell along with a lot of grapefruit.

Taste: Hoppy, but balanced with malt. Up front the flavors are a mix of citrus and malt, and then there is a bitter finish that lingers on the palate for awhile.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation on the tongue, but it leaves fast. Not watery - but the liquid is not thick or lingering...seems silly to call it "liquidy" and yet it is. Above average.

Drinkability: Quite nice - seems like this would go very well with a meal but in this case (drinking it alone) I'm very happy with it.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden copper color. It seems slightly hazy, but it could just be all the tiny carbonation visible. Giant lovely slightly off-white head is pretty creamy and has great retention. Excellent lacing too.

Smell: I'm having trouble getting much of an aroma off of this. It seems like a bit of some spicy & slightly bitter hops, and some caramel.

Taste: Nicely balanced flavor of malts and hop bitterness. A bit of caramel in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and rather creamy. Mild carbonation. It almost has a nitro feel to it.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink IPA.

An enjoyable IPA that goes down smooth. Slightly on the sweet side for an IPA, and the almost nitro-feel is a bit odd, but still a really nice solid IPA. I'd probably opt for something else in the future (90 Minute is just as easy to find), but still a good one.

Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.82/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours pale yellow, almost like a lager but with a slight haze. nice inch worth of white foam.

Sweet floral smell of the ever most piney citrusy hops. not much else, but that alone makes it lovely.

so darn good. sudden burst of hops backed up by sweet robust malts. very earthy beer, extremely great IPA with complex flavor. Nearly ideal.

Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.
extremely smooth and lively.

This is my idea of a session brew. I could drink this all the time and if it was available back in Oklahoma, It would be a go-to beer.

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

Clear copper body with one finger of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.

Smell is citrus and floral hops with an offset of bready malt.

Mostly citrus and floral hops in the taste as well. The bready malt is delicate but makes it's presence known. It has about the perfect amount of bitterness yet keeps a good balance.

The body is lighter than average and crisp. It has a light puckering effect with a dry finish.

This is such a classic IPA, I can't believe I had never reviewed it. This is a staple IPA with great accessability, decent value, respecable abv, and relatively user friendly in the world of ipas.

Photo of joeland
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- a transparent copper color with a nice white head that leaves good lacing.

Smell- an beautiful flora smell

taste- this seems to have the perfect amount of bitter for me. if i want an IPA this is what i will grab

mouthfell- smooth

drinkability- i could drink a sixer of these no problem.

Photo of JunkYardJake
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mick O'Shea's in Baltimore.
Regular shaker glass with a smallish foamy head with good retention. Pale copper in color that is to style. Smells pretty good with strong citrus hops and a little biscuit aroma from the malts. Hop flavour is quite fresh and abundant. A nice mix of grapefruit and a more subtle earthy flavour. Nice balance of bready malts makes it very drinkable. Has a nice mouthfeel to it. Fluid on the tongue with a dry and bitter finish. Alcohol level is right where is should be for the style and doesn't come through in the palate. Overall, a very good AIPA.

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