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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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Ratings: 10,000
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
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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 OldRaspi
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden in color, very light. Carbonation gathers very nicely on the side of the glass.

S: Nothing special here. Dominated by hops, slight hint of malts. Yeast comes through well, a bit of citrus.

T: Delicious. Just what you'd expect from an IPA, nice & bitter with a earthy feel to it. Tangy aftertaste, with a little sweetness.

M: Light bodied, low carbonation.

D: Goes down smooth, could drink these all night.

Photo of MOB210SA
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Light clear light golden honey amber. One finger head that doesnt seem to be moving. Some good lacing.

Mmm. sweet hoppiness. Not much else maybe a TINY malt to the nose. A floral citrusy/pine hops. Sweet, little caramel. No hop bite .

Good IPA, nice and hoppy. Good balanced hoppiness. Mild and very smooth. Great smooth some caramel, hop finish.

Extremly smooth with just a tiny bite, that is just right for what it is. Slightly tacky but very enjoyable. Extremly drinkable. Not many words to describe this is just a plain good IPA.

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Dempsey's into a shaker pint (via a pitcher).

A: Clear light-amber body with an inch of dense, frothy off-white head. Good retention and a little lace.

S: Hops. Pure and simple. Fresh, floral, and resinous. I like it.

T: Floral and piney hops dominate fully. Just a bit of toasty malt toward the end. Fresh and delicious, if a bit single-minded.

M: Light-to-medium body with moderate carbonation.

D: Goes down quite easily - crisp, clean, and beautifully bitter.

Notes: Great, dependable session IPA. I rarely order when it's available at my regular watering hole (since Prime 16 always has so many new and exciting things to try), but I always know what I'll be pairing with my peanuts when I go to Dempsey's. No matter how many marginally better IPAs there may be, you can't go wrong with 60 Minute.


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

Pours golden amber with a large, lasting head.
Aroma includes lots of fruity, resinous and pungent hops, with a considerable amount of sweet caramel malt underneath. Grapefruit, orange blossom, confectionery and resinous simcoe are all present.
Malty flavours are definitely noticeable upon tasting, with lots of caramel and some nutty notes. The hops mainly show in a huge aggressive bitterness, but some hoppy resin is still there to be found. Some hot alcohol is present unfortunately.
The body is moderately thick, slickly coating the tongue, which works great alongside the rich caramel malty flavours. Carbonation is a little on the high side though.

Photo of Long813
2.85/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled On: 10/01/09

G: Pint Glass

A: Clear dark golden body with half a finger of white head. No retention ans leaves minimal lacing. Not a fresh batch, so I wasn't expecting much.

S: Very faint pine and some citrus aroma. Also has a soapy smell which is very off.

T: Pine is a lot stronger in the taste, but the citrus is almost completely muted.

M: Medium bodied and medium-low carbonation. Feels froathy in the mouth and leaves a bitter-oily finish.

D: It's hard to rate this properly b/c it's from an old batch, but what can I do. If I had a fresh bottle I could see this being good, but as it stands it lacks in every category and isn't pleasant to know that I spent a lot of money on this.

Photo of tjd112
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got this in a growler at Interstate Market in Easton, PA

Presentation: Poured into Sam Smith's nonic

Appearance: Clear copper colour, well lacing from white head

Smell: Pine and citrus

Taste: Pine and citrus, hops are present but not overpower some muted caramel

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, dry finish

Drinkability: Very

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

Golden straw yellow colored pour with a slight white head
Smell of pine hops , pale malt and some citrus but definitely more piney in flavor. Decent ibu kick, as should be expected from a india pale ale , some tannic presence.

Good carbonation and mouthfeel for an IPA - this is not overdone as an IPA, but it is good stuff. A good model ipa for the style.

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

A nice coppery orange with thick white head that lasts. Tons of lacing, good carbonation. Smells of citrus, pine, and flowers. A nice planty aroma that you don't always get in IPAs. The taste is mostly pine tree up front with a touch of citrus. This gives way to a very planty, almost grassy, floral taste which is quite nice. It's a very fresh tasting hoppiness that I don't always get out of a beer like this.

This is a great drinking beer. Awesome for food pairings and it goes down smooth and easy.

Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite standby brews. Had this many, many times. Now finally a time to review it.

Poured from a bottle with 11/24/09 bottled on date. Poured into my glass with very pronounced carbonation. About 2 inches of thick fluffy white head. Appears a beautiful orange-like copper color. Citrus and pine hops punch out in both flavor and smell. Very, Very drinkable in my mind. I could easily drink a sixer of these.

Photo of Bradvarg
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a pleasant straw to light amber color with a two finger foam. Descent head retention. Moderate lacing at best.

S: for me a beer should smell much as it tastes. In this case the taste is better than the smell. This is not to say the smell is bad it is fine but doesn't comvey to the drinker the full range of flavors that sre found in the beer.

T: wonderful take. a middle of the tongue maltiness followed by a moderate hop bitterness with a crisp and spicy finish.

D: If you are a hophead like me then the drinkability of this beer is high.

Great beer. I have bought this many times and will never pass up the opportunity to drink one.

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

A - Pours very clear gold color with adequate head that leaves lacing on the glass.

S - Caramel malt and citrus/ earthy hops.

T - Balanced bitterness with sweet malt and earthy/ spicy hops.

M - Carbonation sting. Moderate to thin body. Lingering bitterness.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall - Good beer for when I am in the mood for a thinner IPA to drink "more than one". Watch to ABV however as after a few it adds up.

Photo of Whiteweasel
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A goldenrod colour which pours completely clear. Head is thick and dissipates quickly. Carbonation comes up continuously.

Smell: Very hoppy yet sweet. A little malty, with hints of tropical fruits.

Taste: Suprisingly balanced between hops and other flavours. Pleasant sweetness from the fruitiness but still bitter from the hops. Some distinct hop flavour that I can't really identify by name.

Mouthfeel: Very good job hiding the alcohol character. Still a small amount of warmth, but the bitterness makes sure the booze sneaks up on you. Carbonation is present and pleasant. Smooth feel, but leaves the mouth a little rough yet very clean from the bitterness.

Drinkability: More of a slower drinking beer but probably just because of the hoppiness. Doesnt ruin your palate however, and the abv isn't too excessive so its drinkability isnt bad.

Photo of Jayli
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/1/10

A: This beer pours a murky deep copper color with a one finger of creamy white head. Head retains nicely and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of strong citrus and piney hops, very big malt presence in the nose.

T: Much more hoppy than the nose would indicate. Big citrus hop burst up front that moves in to a big malt presence, touch of breadiness, and a piney and grassy finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat oily feel with a dry finish.

D: Decent beer, goes down easily, it didn't amaze or remotely wow me, but a good offering of the style.

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

Pours light golden, light amber. Slightly hazy. 1 finger off-white head that recedes quickly. Lacing is fairly sticky as it inches down the glass.

Smells of sweet grapefruit, oranges, some pine, and honey-like malt sweetness. The sweetness is kind of surprising, but in a good way. The aroma seems to fade quickly as the head dies down.

Pine, oranges, and grapefruit come around again in the flavor, but in that order. Rounded off with caramel and honey flavors from the malts. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Spicy, piney hops and biscuity malts linger.

Nice and sparkly mouthfeel. I get the feeling it may be a bit watery if the carbonation dies down too much, but the flavors on the finish keep that from being a nuisance.

Highly drinkable. It's a bit difficult to drink just one. I could definitely see this as becoming a "go-to beer" for me.

Photo of barleywort
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: poured a nice golden colour with the faintest look of copper. Surprisingly voluminous head that dissipated with nearly as surprising quickness...consistent yet minimal lacing on the glass as consumed.

Smell: Highly hopped aroma but not much else in the nose...perhaps a sign of things to come?

Taste: Powerful and pungent citrusy hops character with maybe subtle herbal/grassy notes, but nothing truly discernable.

Mouthfeel: very crisp, but with a slick, oily character that comes in behind the crispness and lingers. The citrus of the hops doesn't linger and soon you're left with an odd but not unpleasant bitter sensation on your tongue and a warmth in your chest.

Drinkability: Not as hoppy as I had imagined; this, in my opinion, makes it all the more drinkable. That being said, I wouldn't count this as a session beer in my own repertoire.

Photo of danetrain0101
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is very dark golden with a light cloudy haze. Nice thin foamy head.

Strong presence of hops and malt. Very pleasant IPA smell. A strong presence of alcohol.

Very hoppy. Nice and refreshing but truly lives up to its name of 60 minute. Nice bitterness which is balanced by the alcohol. A strong after taste of bitter hops.

A nice beer to have with a burger or a strong dinner. Although I finished it in 10 minutes, it might take someone new to IPA's a full hour.

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

Poured at the ESPNZone in downtown DC.

Golden color, small head, lots of nice carbonation.

The aroma was nice -- some bright citrus aroma, just a hint of malt. Nice beer.

Taste was similar. This is an easy to drink IPA, nothing wild or crazy, just an easy to drink, very solid IPA. Quite enjoyable.

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

Appearance: Deep golden/amber at the edges with a radiant orange center. Two finger thick head with great lacing.

Smell: Pineapple and tangerine/apricot scents with a bit of herbal/pine bitterness. Sugar cookie-like malt sweetness. A little bit of alcohol as it warms.

Taste: Tasty hop flavors - pine and tangerine/orange citrus fruit and a pleasant, mild, lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Faint kiss of malt sweetness and alcohol in the finish, especially as it warms. Fairly mild as far as IPAs go, making it very sessionable, which was the brewer's intent, if I recall correctly. The continual hopping really does give a lot more of the hop flavor without the intense bitterness of most IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium-full body. like velvet as it goes down, with a nice bit of prickly carbonation. very nice body for a regular IPA. Not watery or lacking at all in this department.

Like a step up in the hop department from SN Pale Ale. Great session brew, similar to SN Celebration with a less complex nose but a better, fuller mouthfeel.

Photo of soupyman10
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A go-to brew of mine that I somehow have neglected to review. Pours a orangy copper color with a small white head that leaves a touch of lacing. Nose is slightly spicy citrus hoppiness with a nice caramel malt backbone. A very stereotypical - if good - nose. Flavor is similar, a very light "sprightly" IPA. Citrus and fruitiness are the dominant flavors, and dirty hops as well. Biting hops on the tongue, especially as it warms up. Body is light with busy carbonation to keep things in line with the lighter hop feel to this beer. Overall, a nice IPA although I prefer it on tap. Probably not quite as good as the Hop Devil which is the alternative "local" IPA that I'd go to.

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

60 Minute IPA pours a light copper with a small head.
The aroma is much lighter on the hop side than you would imagine. Mostly citrus aromas with a pineapple smell being the main source of the citrus smell.
A slightly malty body comes through leading to a almost medium body, a little lighter than I like in my IPAs. It's kind of sweet and it feels like it comes from the hops, which also add a citrus and pineapple flavour. This is followed by a slight bitterness and light drying, but still kind of sweet feeling.
Its a nice beer, but a bit too sweet for me. I think it would be best suited for a hot summer day. With the IPA market the way it is I cannot see myself buying this beer again.

Photo of betterbgood
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured the bottle in a dog fish head, special 60 minute offcentered ales for offcehtered people glass. it had about a two inch head, and on the way down it had lacing, I haven't done a lot of study on what the lacing means, but it had it. the appearance was like a bronze gold color which is good which indicates a nice malt hop balance. It was in the fridge for a long time so in the beginning the flavors was kind of stuck but as the beer begin to warm the flavors became more apparent, i began to taste the malts a littel bit more and the creaminess came thru. the mouthfeel was smooth. and after one and a half beers i felt a nice buzz with no food on my stomach. I bought a case of it for 37.00 for new years eve for non micro beer drinkers.

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

Poured into a tumbler it produces a half inch head that leaves ample lacing. The appearance is light amber and clear. The aroma is of strong grapefruit hops. The taste is stongly bitter and dry. They feel is medium bodied with a clean finish. This is an excellent and enjoyable IPA.

Photo of EJNibs
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass: no real head to speak of, but a nice orange-amber hue, a bit lighter in color than i'd expected.

S: Very nice; a nice strong hop aroma with a hint of citrus at first, but there are some sweeter malt tones present as well. The nose is nice, but it isn't quite as pungent as I'd like. After your olfactory nerves become accustomed to it, it's hard to get as much complexity on the third smell, even after swirling a bit.

T: Not bad at all. The 60 minute strikes a niec balance between hops and malt. In fact, I found it quite similar to the nose insofar as it started hoppy, but finished with a little malt sweetness.

M: Very nice body to this beer. The last IPA I had was a touch disappointing in it's weak mouthfeel, but this has it just right; fullness without being too heavy for the style.

D: With both a good mouthfeel a well struck balance between hops and malt, this is a very drinkable IPA.

Verdict: Though this is a very nice, well balanced IPA, it falls shy of perfection for me in that it doesn't scream "you better have another one of me in the fridge or you'll regret it." The hops are nice with a bit of citrus, and the malt is present but in balance. Better than a great many IPAs on the market, and worth a shot, but I'm still searching for my holy grail.

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

poured form bottle to pint glass color of honey not much of a head and it quickly diminished to just a small amount of lace. this one was straight forward malt and hops. nicely balanced ipa with a dry finish. hops do not over power the malt this one is refreshing could make a session of this beer it goes down smooth.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a 16 oz American pint

A: Pours a clear dark yellow orange with a 1 1/2 finger foamy white head. Thin white lacing appeared as the session progressed as well as the head reducing to a thin fizzy white raft.

S: Not sure if it's me or the beer but I could hardly pick up any aroma with some light hints of pine and holiday spice.

T: Oddly enough this IPA to me was only the slightest bit hop-forward, with a pleasant pine and orange-peel taste. Less hop character than I expected from a continuously hopped IPA. The malt balance is much appreciated with caramel and toasty notes.

M: Good carbonation and well-balanced beer = full bodied and smooth

D: Again, balance and flavor lead to a long session beer that would be interesting to see some age on.

Note quite as strong of an IPA as I am accustomed to but well done. Balance is much appreciated in a style that is so often not.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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