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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,792 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,792
Reviews: 2,636
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 249
Gots: 1,514 | 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 aaronxsubaru
2.98/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First review, w00t

A- Nice golden color, decent head when poored quickly, not much retention. decent lacing.

S- a roated small like others have said not smokey though

T- Lots of roasted malt flavor and hops

D- its not the best i've had, i think i'd need to revisit this later once i've tried more beers, as well as after i've had more IPA to compare with

overall i can't say i didn't like it but i'm not sure i'd buy this again for a while, but i'm definitely willing to give it another try someday.

Photo of jsh420
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

notes from 5/26 blind ipa tasting

bottled 2/25/09

pours gold with a 1/2 white fluffy head that left lacing all down the glass

smell was big grassy alcohol hops with sweet malts

taste as hoppy as this beer is it is nicely balanced

mouthfeel - first sip stings your mouth - light body and crisp finish

drinkability is very good - easy drinking light body ipa

over this beer finished tied for next to last in blind tasting
rankings on tasting 1-8 GFlash-2Hrtd-BigEye=Hop3-CorneDuDiable-60min=AlphaKing-Hdevil

Photo of ensign11
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - clear dark yellow with a nice foamy white head

S - hoppy ofcourse, with hints of citrus

T - bittering, but nicely balanced with malt, some sweetness too from citrus

M - good carbonation and light to medium bodied

D - easily drinkable for any occasion

this is my go to beer if i have no ideas of what else to drink/buy. always have some in the fridge

Photo of blackearth
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a light golden color with a white head and produces good lacing in the glass. First aroma is soapy, almost like a cleaning product. (It's not my glass because I've been rinsing it with tap water and not using soap) Light bodied with an initial spicy flavor from the carbonation, then sweet and toasty malt character makes an appearance, followed by a long piney hop taste. Good balance between malt and hops. An extremely sessionable beer.

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

A- Pours a pale golden with not too much head on it.

S- Earthy and herbal notes dominate, with some toasty-sweetness in the background.

T- Starts off with pretty pungent citrus, then some earthy/herbal/floral hop flavors, fading to a biscuity/slightly sweet caramel backbone, with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

M- Thin to medium body, with ample carbonation.

D- Very drinkable, definitely an IPA to session on for any hophead.

Photo of unHipHopHead
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker straw or lighter amber... depending on how you look at it. Poured a nice fluffy head that held up for about half the glass with decent lacing.

The mouthfeel is super carbonated and its emphasized by the upfront hops.

Where this beer really hits home is the taste and drinkability. Initially the up front hops are balanced pretty well by the carbonation. The middle drink is very balanced and then when least expected the late after taste hops creep in.

Overall a very refreshing and drinkable IPA.

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

Had on tap at the Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, OH.

Rich, hazy golden color. Not much head, but that's because of the pour. Decent lacing all the way down.

Smelled an earthy sort of hoppy. Mostly pine, with a bit or orange and/or grapefruit rind.

Strong, earthy and cirtrusy ops hit you up front, and at first I thought they were going to take over the whole brew. Not so. The biscuity malts come through very well and it ends up being very well balanced. Even the aftertaste is well balanced. The carbonation was good and paired with the alcohol, they warmed the tongue and the belly.

The beer is bursting with flavor and is what I would consider to be a classic American IPA. I'm not sure I would session this, but that's only because I want to enjoy every sip as much as the first one.

Photo of nicnut45
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow straw color. A nice frothy white head settles into 1/4 inch bumpy white head. Nice lacing on the glass as you drink.

Smell: A bit of floral earthy hop character. I get a whift of burnt coffee. The foam on this beer holds back the aromas but nothing a little shake wont stir up.

Taste: This is bitter, not a very pleasing bitterness from my tastes. The malt is subdued by the hops only a touch of sweetness. I pick up maybe a bit of cheesiness from the hops and bitterness. Not a lot of character but for the style its right on.

Mouthfeel: I wouldnt call it thick, maybe just a bit under. Carbonation is a bit low. Maybe a little more would be good just to push the hop aromas.

Drinkability: For the money I could find a better I.P.A. The unpleasent bitterness kind of lingers. I find myself taking another just to try and wash it away. The style of this is right on. But the hops employed on this one are not my cup of tea.

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

I cannot believe that I have never drank this beer. I always pass it up in favor of the ninety. no longer.

a clear gold color with a massive fluffy white head that laces spectacularly.

mild scent but very floral nonetheless. honey and flowers. a very surprising scent of sweet caramel malt and little in the way of hops.

the flavor is very good. period. there is a great balance of very slightly bitter hops and the caramel malt. underneath there are mild fruit flavors. very good.

filling, sticky mouthfeel. mild carbonation.

I would say this is a less extreme version of the 90 Min. it has many of the same qualities with the bitter hop and sweet malt, but it punches you in the face a lot less. and that may not be a good thing.

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

Poured into a Stone Pint glass.
I had a bottle of this for the first time yesterday and I'm fairly certain it suffered from oxidation: the after taste was disgusting wet cardboard. I'm really hoping it was just the bottle.

A: A somewhat hazy light amber color yields a decent amount of off-white head that dissipates quickly to leave a light ring around the beer- it laces mildly well.

S: Hops, of course! Lots and lots of floral and citrus hops all balanced out by sweet malt.

T: This beer comes on with a big sweet hop kick to the mouth: it's almost a little sweet at first but that's ok: the hop flavors are delicious. Woohoo! No wet cardboard taste this bottle. I'm relieved. Grapefruit flavors come through and are then complemented by a nice sweet malt aftertaste that lingers.

M&D: It's a medium bodied beer with relatively light carbonation for the style. Of course, this is a very drinkable IPA and certainly something I'll make a point to keep stocked in the fridge.

Once again, DFH delivers.

Photo of NightINgale
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Orange/amber body with some bubbles. The off-white head is rather plentiful at first, then dissipates up to a point where you get about a millimetre of foam. Looks nice. Decent head retention and lovely lacing.

S: Gives out a very floral, pine aroma, with plenty of citrus and some malts.

T: This beer bursts with flavour. A spectacular hoppy bite takes lead at first, followed by some significant sweetness and some biscuit-type malts. The finish is bitter, but the bitterness isn't too sharp and is rather pleasant. Any hop-head should be able to adore this beer! Although it is very hoppy, the malts still play a significant role, making this beer well-balanced.

M: Ligh-to-medium body (closer to medium). Very smooth and yet crisp. The flavour is bursting, and it is clear that the ingredients the Dogfish brewers use are high-quality.

D: Goes down very smooth. I would recommend against having more than 2 bottles at a time, but this is a wonderful IPA!

Photo of SickBrew
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a deep yellow with some hints of amber. Head is a bit week and quickly subsides. Only a few wispy rings of lace are left behind. Nose is a bit faint and a somewhat grassy. Flavor follows nose and although the flavor is decent, the grassy tones tend to dominate. Malt backbone is also a bit weak for the grassy flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit slimy, if that makes sense and the carbonation could be a bit greater. Overall the beer is just OK for me.

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

Grabbed a pint on tap at O'Leary's on Beacon Street. Orange color with a hint of yellow. Nice white head. Good amount of carbonation. Smell was a bit peppery. Taste was quite pleasing for a non-IPA lover. There were hops, sure, but it did not overwhelm the beer. There was also a nice grapefruit aspect to the flavor that made it quite refreshing. This is one of the first IPAs that I have had in a while that I would consider having a second. Smooth going down and very easy to drink. This DFH beer is an IPA for the masses.

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

Beer is golden colored with a good carbonation and a nice white head.

Smell is a nice mellow floral hop and an excellent malty toasted smell.

Taste is clean and nicely malted. The hops come on at the end, not too bitter. Closer to the floral range of the hops. An excellent blend of hops and malts for a great IPA.

Mouthfeel is nice and light. A small bitter taste from the hops but nothing overpowering. You could drink this as a session beer.

A great example of an American IPA.

Photo of BDLbrewster
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The brew pours with a big white head that fades rather quickly. Color is a dark orange...almost a pumpkin-pie color.
I love the aroma....it hits you as soon as you open the bottle. Super floral, fresh, and grassy....I can't get enough of the smell.
After the first few sips, which are full-force hops, this beer really does mellow out. Subtle malts pull through in the mid-taste. You get the rough flavor of the hop additions, but not the intensity that destroys your palate. It's really remarkable to get so much flavor though the onslaught of hops.
Drinkable, and extremely enjoyable. Don't usually do this for a review, but the sixer went down nicely.

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

Chilled and poured into a standard shaker/pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: This beer pours out a clear dark amber/orange color with a ½" off-white head that recedes reasonably soon and leaves a ring of foam around liquid but no real foam on the surface. Sipping leaves light attractive pattern of lacing but by the end there is no lacing at all.

Smell: The aroma is predominantly floral grapefruit and maybe a hint of pine, all of which is followed by the sweet malt.

Taste: The flavor is initially sweet malt but is then quickly followed by the bitterness of the citrus hops (predominantly grapefruit) supported by the sweetness of the malt backbone that re-emerges briefly towards the end.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. The finish is medium long and tapers off to a dry bitter citrus end.

Drinkability: This is a nice solid IPA, worth drinking and worth returning to in the future.

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

Pours light orange with a creamy white head.

Grapefruit hops over malts in the nose.

Bitter, rindy, and sharp. Lacks astringency, and is supported by a good malt base. Some burnt biscuit flavors.

There's really nothing about it that makes me want to drink it, but I definitely could.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle from a sixer.

A-Utterly filtered clear golden light amber with an unbelievable thick frothy head

S-Citrus hop predominate in the nose, with some malt background.

T-Slightly sweet malts and citrus hops. Some grains, and a clean hop finish buzz. Very well balanced, if slightly lackluster.

M-Well balanced overall.

D-This is a pretty drinkable beer, probably sessionable, and you can easily do a few back to back.

I liked this. It was a pretty basic and generic IPA and I would definately buy it again. The only drawback is that it was a bit ho hum. Reminds me very much of Sierra Nevada, and there is nothing wrong with that.

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

Poured a 355-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - light copper-yellow colour with a little cloudiness and a decent foamy head. Good looking surface of the beer with bubbles of varying size.

Smell - fine malt scent with hoppy aroma, light citrusy-spice notes in there as well.

Taste - good flavour profile, creamy malt flavour at the beginning, giving way to a powerful throb of hop bitterness. Notable for even flavour, and packs a nice continuous whollap of bitters throughout.

Mouthfeel - definitely active by way of the bitters and moderate carbonation, but definitely interesting and a good ride each sip!

Drinkability - one of these at a time is fine. I could do 2. Definitely enjoyable, I just don't want to get messed up on a bunch of these, which I know I would because even at 6% I could pound away on these.

Photo of MaxBrews
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: closer to copper then amber in color thin head, however sticks around for a while, nice and soapy. Appears moderately carbonated. Very nice soapy lacing that lasts till the end.

Smell: A light citrus smell overwhelmed by hops and malt.

Mouth feel is highly carbonated but non-abrasive.

Taste: Taste is citrusey and floral but with a bitter bite from the hops. This taste is followed by the distinct taste of alcohol.

Drinkability: Overall impression is good. While nothing necessarily struck out as unique about the taste, that is not a bad thing. The taste has no oddities no unpleasentries to it, just the taste of a properly brewed beer and the bitterness from an IPA. I must say this one is light enough and desirable enough to drink quickly and be poised for another one. People have called this a session beer however the alcohol content maybe a a bit too high at 6% for a light weight like me it wouldn't take too many of them to make me a lil tipsy.
An IPA filled with flavor and drinkability.

Photo of BabyBastard
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours into glass medium amber color, very thin, white head that leaves very quickly. Thin lacing sticks around on the sides for good.
Smells malty, which stands out more than the citrus like hop aroma. Hops kind of hang out in the back, but still present.
Malts also stand out in the taste category, more pronounced than the hops, but I think it is a great balance between the two, nothing overpowering.
Mouthfeel is good, feels very light and not overly carbonated, almost reminding me of a light beer, but one that actually has flavor.
I'd rate the drinkability high on this one, taste is good and the low alcohol content make it easy to handle a couple, should you choose to do so.

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

Poured into a nonic pint.

Pours a dark golden-brown pour with a thin amount of head that stays throughout the drink duration, with some fair amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is fairly light with a good amount of malt and hops, with the latter being more prevalent. Great citrus scent with a little amount of pine. Tastes incredible - a crisp sweet and citrus taste. There is some bitterness in the aftertaste, but not as biting as the 90 minute. Very good. The brew has a light to medium-sized mouthfeel with not much carbonation and its very easily drinkable.

If you want to be introduced to IPAs, the 60 is definitely a way to start.

Photo of skeeordye11
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very thin white head. Very inviting golden yellow in color.
S- Malt sweetness with a citrusy hop aroma.
T- Biscuit malt and caramel sweetness up front. Fantastic hop bitterness and flavor. Fantastic balance of malt and hops in this IPA.
M- Medium bodied with great flavor.
D- Outstanding! I could drink a sixer of these and not have to worry about driving drunk because I wouldn't be able to find my car!

Photo of merryjoulton
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a pretty golden straw color with a pretty tight head. Smells sticky, citrusy, piney, did I say sticky? Tastes super bitter and piny, just a lovely crisp bite. Its a perfect IPA really. Mouthfeel is a great amount of body that balances the bitterness and lends to the crisp bite. I would drink this all day every day if it wouldn't kill me.

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

poured into a pint tumbler with a coors light logo on it. irony. bottled on 4/14. fresh.

aggressive pour yields thin offwhite head. great retention however, great lace also. carbonation is sparse.

nose is big and grassy. flowery with a little bit of marijuana. something burnt... popcorn? butter?

taste is of sweet malt and caramel that turns into only faint grassy dry bitterness. considering how fresh this bottle is, and the nose, this beer is not that bitter. note: as it warms this improves.

mouthfeel is wonderful. creamy IPA, faint bitterness doesnt disturb the palate too much for this guy. some buttery tones however.

this beer is as drinkable as an IPA of its quality can be. Almost sessionable.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,792 ratings.