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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,095 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,095
Reviews: 2,694
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 287
Gots: 1,929 | 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: 10,095 | Reviews: 2,694
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.

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

Pours a nice amber color, with a decent cap of white foam. Aromas of piney/citrusy hops. On the palate, I get more of the above (although nowhere near that of the west coast IPAs I love) along with a bit of malt sweetness. Nothing special, but a good beer.

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

Pours a crystal clear golden orange with a medium white head. Smell is lemon zest and ripened fruit. Taste is light in malt flavor, high in herbal piney hops. Very hop forward compared to the 90 minute ipa. Mouthfeel is good, medium carbonation. Drinkabilty is good I would get this again. A good ipa but not my favorite, I prefer more citrus flavors.

Photo of Banger530
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a golden yellow, maybe with a touch of orange.

S: I got notes of grapefruit with other citrus

T: Citrus flavor with a hoppy finish. Very well balanced

M: Nice amount of carbonation. Light to medium feel. Very nice.

D: Very drinkable. Went down easy. It would very possible to keep drinking it all night.

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

DFH 60 minute poured into a snifter

A: A transparent golden color, with a puffy, fluffy head. The head pours at two and a half finger. THe head quickly dissipates to a half an inch.

S: Aromas of grapefruit with a slight piney hop finish.

T: Grapefruit flavor with a hint of malt and a slightly grassy finish.

M: A very balanced and smooth mouthfeel of carbonation and body.

D: A very drinkable IPA. The flavors are subtle yet delicious. Making this beer easy to drink but very enjoyable.

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

A: Clear and golden with a slight orange hue; foamy 1-finger head with decent retention; great lacing

S: Subtle floral citrus and grapefruit aromas--actually grapefruit grows stronger on subsequent whiffs; there is an earthy grainy quality prevalent as well

T: This has a maltier backbone than most of the style, but the burnt roasted malts actually complement the subtle hop quality quite well

F: Very even mouth coat; carbonation is right on; I love how this beer sits on top of the tongue

D: A very drinkable IPA that I wish I could get more easily; a nice variation on the style

Photo of jmich24
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle

A: Very light honey color. Quarter inch head dissipates fast. Lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Hope mostly citrus orange and grapefruit. Very floral.
T: Very nice IPA. Balanced yet hoppy. Lots of citrus especially orange and grapefruit.
M: Medium mouth feel, nice for the style.
D: Great drinkability. Super tasty, don't want to set it down. Can easily drink this all night long.

One of the top IPAs for me. Fresher the better. Good beer to get a buddy to enjoy try and IPA for the first time. Not overwhelming just outstanding.

Photo of DNICE555
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at the B

A - Amber bottle thin lwhite head with marginal lacing

S - Citrus, floral, minor hop presence.

T - Citrus hoppy tones balanced out by a malty sweetness. A sharp finish.

M - Lighter bodied ipa with some nice pizzazz to it.

D - Very session able. Not aggressive in the least bit. A quality "starter ipa."

Photo of backfat
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had it on my buddies couch.
pours a slightly hazed apple juice yellow with a nice white two finger resting gently on top leaving ok lace after dissipation. the smell is citrusy and fruity with a lot of fresh floral notes surrounded by pine and citrus hops mostly and sugary sweetness. the taste starts with a tart sweetness engulfed in resiny pine hops throughout and a pleasant bitter finish that lingers nicely. faint malt as it warms. a solid sixer and definitely a go to beer if in a beer decision dilemma.

Photo of GilGarp
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This IPA is long over-due. Almost 500 reviews for me and almost 2000 reviews for DFH 60.

Bottle dated 1/4/10.

Served cold, 60 minute has a nice redish golden color with good clarity. The head is short-lived but leaves a little lacing behind.

Aroma is hoppy but not especially fresh. Sadly it's almost 4 months old. Still is has some tropical fruit and pine which is enjoyable.

Flavor is pretty good but not great. Unfortunately that's my first reaction. It has some good hop bitterness but an unexpected roasty quality. Toasted nuts, caramel, and hops. It's not especially hoppy for an IPA. A little disappointing.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Good balance and nice clean finish.

Overall, I wasn't sure what to expect but this was less than my expectation. Maybe I've had too many west-coast versions lately but this just doesn't seem to have the freshness that I expect in the style. I wouldn't hesitate to give this beer another try but I would assure it has less than two months on it. This one was past it's prime.

Photo of Thur123
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly orange golden yellow color with a healthy two fingers of thick dense head that fades pretty slowly. The smell is sweet fruity hops with a mild and some sweet smelling malt. A bit of orange and a lot of lemon come through. Nothing very pucker inducing but smells like a solid IPA.

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The flavor is well balanced malt and hops with the edge going to the hops. It's light but flavorful with a crisp clean finish. A bit of herbal hops come through in the end but the finish is still clean. The mouth feel on this brew is fine. Not too thin but would benefit from a bit more body. While not really a session beer, I find it an excellent session value.

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

A - crystal clear orange with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring with good lacing.

S - A bit subdued. There are some delicate floral hops, a hint of citrus, and some toffee like malts.

T - Hops take a back seat on this one, with a big sweet toffee malt taste taking the lead, but still maintains a...

...M - Light body, lower carbonation, smooth across the palate, with some lingering hop bitterness through the aftertaste.

D - The light body and sweet malts really give it a great drinkability. Nothing overpowering, well balanced, pleasant to drink.

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

this beer is fantastic. not quite as fantastic as the 90 minute but none the less this is a great beer. pours a clear copper color with not too much head and a good bit of carbonation. The smell wasn't quite as potent as i thought it would be. Although the taste and the flavor ceretainly were. i would say that as far as the price and availability you can't get much better for your money.

Photo of elcapness17
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love this beer. A great all around IPA, and something that I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes Dogfish Head. Something that goes well with spicy foods, and my favorite experience with this has to be when I had hot wings with a bottle. Great hoppy flavor with pine strength all the way through, it's not the most drinkable but such a great example of how IPA's are supposed to be made: with tons of hoppy flavor.

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

poured from bottle into pint glass

A- pours a gorgeous golden color with great head. The foam on top almost makes the brew glow. Carbonation is fantastic

S- great scent of floral, piney, and citrus hops. There is a scent of sweet malt at the end. The brew lifts itself and creates the craving for an Am IPA

T- Sweetness meets bitterness. A butter flavor clashes with an earthy flavor. Grapefruit then fills in the rest. This brew exemplifies a drinkable IPA. It's so delicious

M- first light, then crisp, then a little creamy. A bitter taste remains at the end... which is what I like

D- this is the IPA's of American IPA's. The discipline and attention to detail, creates a beer that displays what crafted beers are all about. I would recommend this brew in two ways... 1. An intro to great crafted IPA's 2. A drinkable craft session. Great job DFH

Photo of Parrotbeak
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw with a quarter inch white head that remains.
Smell is sweet malts and surprisingly low hops. Grapefruit, orange, pineappple, and a little lemon. Unusual smelling IPA, but it's pretty good.
Taste is again sweet malts with the hops being quite subdued. The malts carry, becoming more bready with a subtle hint of caramel. Pineapple and apple, along with various other citrus hints. But this one is heavy on "red" fruits, which is interesting. Very slight bitterness near finish.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp and smooth. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is very good on this one. Relatively low ABV and a very interesting IPA that makes me curious to try again. Much better than the 90 Minute, as it's more balanced.

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

A- Pours a clear golden color, 1 finger of bubbly head that receeds to a thin foamy scum.

S- Citrus hops with a bready malt background.

T- A little fruity flavour, mild citrus hops, bready malt finish.

M- Crisp, clean, light bodied.

D- Great session beer, great beer to have on hand.

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

Pours an amber body with lots of carbonation and a foamy white head. Lots of c-hops as expected, grapefruit and pine. There is a light buttery cake undertone in the aroma. Tons of bitterness from the hops and a subtle caramel base. Not as balanced as the 90 minutes, but still very drinkable.

Photo of WhiteOak
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Amber, with a moderate white head.

S- The aroma is dominated by bright, fresh, citrusy hops. Very alluring.

T- Rich, nutty maltiness and grapefruit hops share the stage. The finish of hops bitterness lingers on.

M, D- The 60 Minute hits the palate with enough structure to be substantial, but not so much as to be overbearing; this beer is refreshing and satisfying at the same time. I think this is a true case of exceptional drinkability when enjoyed from the tap, where every sip tempts you to have another. Great stuff!

Photo of ToasterChef
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed from my notes. The beer is golden orange with streams of carbonation rising. It's very clear in appearance. There is a thin head made of white foam and soap bubbles sitting on top. There is a great fresh hop aroma with some bitter hop oils mixed in as well. It's very appealing. The taste has sweet hops up front, followed by that great DFH hop bitterness. The aftertaste is also bitter, but not too strong. This is an ideal IPA. It has a light to medium body with good levels of carbonation and some mouth coating. It feels above average, but not exceptional. I find this beer to be so drinkable. It's a great go-to hoppy beer that is easily accessible. It seems criminal I don't have a case in my cellar for easy access.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours almost completely clear yellow/orange/gold color with a small head of white bubbles that fell pretty quickly back into the beer.

Aroma: I initially got lots of citrusy hops, but they actually had some balance with the malt. The malt is somewhat sweet with a bit of honey noticeable.

Taste: The flavor is pretty much in line with the aroma in that is is very hoppy with some honey malts coming out. There are some toasty notes in the flavor that I didn't pick up in the aroma. The overall balance is hoppy with a medium body and slightly light carbonation. The finish is mildly toward the hops, but the beer doesn't finish chalky.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. I have not reviewed it because I guess I was afraid that it would be so bitter that it would be hard to drink. It actually has some malt balance, while being different from the 90Min IPA. I am pretty pleased with this beer overall though I am not a hop-head. I would drink it again...so there you go.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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