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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,583 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,583
Reviews: 2,617
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 232
Gots: 1,355 | FT: 6
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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 KeefD
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright orange color with a nice inch worth of foam that leaves some light lacing down the glass. Delightful orange/citrus aroma mixed with a little pine-forest. Interesting! Citrus flavors abound from the hops, balanced out by a nice malt sweetness. Bitterness is not overly present, but that's a good thing. Quite different than many other IPAs I've tried. Medium bodied with good carbonation. I could definitely put a few of these back in one sitting. Thanks to BA Greggy for this brew!

KeefD, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of lbkornlb14
4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The Dogfish Head sixty minute India Pale ale is my favorite beer of all time. Its perfect for me in every way. I love the Label, the smell, the hop's. It is top notch for any IPA fans, if you havent tried it yet, please do so. It pours much like any beer, but anyone who loves to stick there nose in the pint glass before they drink will fall in love with the 60 minute IPA, as full flavored as IPA's are, I could drink this all night. Great job Dogfish head team.

lbkornlb14, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of Chugmonkey
4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to trying this bad boy - big mistake. Waiting that long that is. Beautiful dark gold color & big foamy a$$ head. Aroma is off the chart full of citrus, piny, resiny hop yumminess. Taste - wow, not too bitter but just packed with hop flavor. Drinkability? I can't wait to get some more. This thing totally rocks. I couldn't imagine how good a fresh one on tap would be. Do they sell this by the case???

Chugmonkey, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of ectomorph
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with a Bottled On date: 07/??/08.

A - Poured into a pint glass, this beer is a clear gold and light copper with 1/2 inch head that leave some sheets of lace.

S - Not as citrusy as expected. A malty breadness up front with piny hops in the back.

T - This is a very clean and surprisingly well balanced IPA. Nice hoppy finish and the pine in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation with warmness of a higher ABV.

D - Uber high. I could pair this with dozens of foods. Not a palate wrecker.

ectomorph, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of jordoo
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poored into a pint glass.

Lighter than your standard IPA in color, its an aubern with yellow highlights and a nice frothy off white head that left some lace and stuck around decently. Nice mix of piney and citrus hops in the nose with a floral note as well, all backed by the smell of sweet malts. The taste is bitter pine and slightly sour citrus but both in a good way. Sweet malted backbone keeps it ballanced. Mouth feel is medium but does have some nice hop oil that helps the flavor stick on the finish. If DFH was trying to make a very drinkable IPA then they deffinately succeeded.

jordoo, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of lawman834
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Copper. Nice and cloudy. Decent white head, good lacing.

S-Earthy. Grassy. That's about it to me.

T-Not quite as hoppy as I would like or expect. Very, Very balanced. Fairly thin and crisp up front and nice and malty on the finish. I almost kinda taste a chocolate like hue to the malts. Nice.

D-Real tasty, easy to drink. Abv is just right for knocking back a few. Whats not to like?

lawman834, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of Keith238
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first choice for a session beer, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the alternate. Clean, crisp, a beer lover's beer!

A= Golden and clear

S= Citrus and pine

T= Citrus and pine, just like it smells with plenty of hop flavour. More hops than most other American IPAs.

M&D= Clean and crisp it cleanses the palate. Perfect for a session. At 6% abv, it won't knock your socks off but you can't knock back as many as you could if you were drinking a 'Lite' beer. Available almost anywhere, it's no wonder it's their #1 seller.

Keith238, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of tgbljb
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach.

Served as a crystal clear medium amber colored beer with moderate white puffy head.

Smell is great, with strong notes of citrusy, grassy and piney hops.

Taste is also superb, with a flavorful hop presence, that is not overly bitter. Enough malt is present to balance it perfectly.

Great taste retention, with the hops taking over at the ending.

Almost too easy to drink. Truly a great beer.

tgbljb, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of DrunkenMaster
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at J.P. Bullfeathers. Amber with small creamy head. Smell of pine, grass and malts. Smooth mouthfeel with sweet caramel malts and some orange peel. I get more floral hops as the beer warms up. Finishes dry amd bitter with the caramel sweetness disappearing at the end. This is like the East Coast version of Stone IPA.

DrunkenMaster, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of JBogan
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear orange-gold with a nice frothy head which left excellent lacing.

Smelled hoppy (but not overly so), with a lot of citrus present as well.

Tasted of citrus and pine, an excellent balance of the two which made for a very refreshing beer. The hops were there but not intrusive.

Mouthfeel was great. Crisp and carbonated with a medium body. Feels nice in the mouth.

This is a beer which lends itself to easy drinkability. One of the best session beers I've ever had. Wish I could get this one here in Vegas.

JBogan, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass

A: Pours a crytal clear new penny copper, maybe even a bit lighter than that, one of the lighter IPAs I've seen in a while. A three quarter inch head settles nicely on top of the beer and is supported by a few thin ropes of carbonation bubbling up from the laser etchings below. Head fades to a thickish ring and leaves minimal lacing.

S: Hops are dominate as they should be, very little malt to speak of. Strong resiny hop oils give off aromas of pine, mild phenols which imparts a nice herbaly medicinal tone which is all rounded out by a rather bitter melon aspect. Smell is very fresh and very clean.

T/MF: Opens with an almost smooth melony flavor but is quickly overrun with that strong pine resin character that dominated the inital aroma. Midway through tasting and the finish a fresh grainy flavor is brought out but quickly closes with that same phenolic finish. The body on this beer (IMO) is really something to behold, its nice and robust, almost chewy, it really gives you a sense that you are drinking a beer with some character and makes it seem higher in ABV than it actually is. Really solid mouthfeel that leaves a medium amount of drying sensation on the tonuge, this beer really is a pleasure to drink.

D: After a while this beer seems to take on an earthier woody kind of character, really hop forward IPA and does not dissapoint, wish it looked just a bit prettier but really we are talking about how the beer tastes so it does not matter that much. This beer is fantastic, I don't know why I'm trying not to like it. Highly drinkable and pairs excellently with a supreme pizza.

bluemoonswoon, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of Overlord
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very underappreciated, IMHO. Not a palate scorching hot bomb, nor a maltier, red-ale esque IPA. Quite balanced. Pours a light clear amber orange. Nice white foam head with a long lasting rim around it. Smells florally with some pine. The smell actually reminds me a bit of Sculpin, but without that tropical hue.

The flavor is sweet caramel malt with pine, a bit of grapefruit (but more pine), and a nice sweeter citrus after-taste. Very pleasant. I could easy drink fifteen or twenty of these at a sitting (a long sitting). Nice lively mouthfeel, and very drinkable.

Overlord, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of everetends
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle thanks to BamaBeerBuff and AmishT. Poured into a shaped DFH pint.

A: Poured a fine amber color with a pillowy cream colored head. Great retention here and produced some nice slow, stickin lacing. Very nice.

S: Smell is of nice citrus and piney hops. Still with the big hop smell, you get some nice buscuity malt.

T: Taste mirrors the smell. Piney/citrus hops are very well balanced with a nice bready malt. There is some hops bite, but it is really mellowed by the malt. Very balanced brew.

M: Medium bodied brew that is creamy. Leaves some bitterness in the mouth. Creamy texture just helps balance this beer out.

D: This beer is a totally different monster than the 90. Both are great but this one has more of a hops profile where the 90 has more malt. Depends on what you are after. Still a great beer and easily drinkable.

everetends, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of Garzan72
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first brew from dogfish head I have had. It looked good, and smelled good. It had a nice amount of hoppiness to it for an I.P.A.
Went down pretty smooth with a decent aftertaste. The mouthfeel was alright. I would probably try this when again some day but I think Ill try the 90 minute or the 120 minute first.

Garzan72, Jul 15, 2008
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pale orange with a nice off-white head that quickly dissipates, but leaves a little sticky lacing down the glass

Smell is woody/citrus hop aroma -- some fruit behind there as well

This is a very well balanced soft beer. All of the hop and biscut/doughy flavors are present, but no sharp edges at all. Nothing overdone, just smooth. Slight sour aftertaste.

A very well crafted, well balanced IPA. Some IPAs are one-and-done for me -- not this one. I can easily put a few away. Very easy drinking here.

OtherShoe2, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of peabody
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clear amber orange ale with two fingers of white suds that leave lots of lacing.
Smell is citrus and mango. Pineapple and Grapefruit.Bready yeast and piney hops abound here. Great smell !
Taste is not as intense as the 90 but still a wonderfull brew.
Citrus hops and sugary malts that leave a dark mysterious blackness on the side of the tounge.
I am thinking that this beer in the bottle is just as good as out of the keg. The keg might be just a little bit more mellow.
Mouthfeel is a bit oily but still very clean and refreshing.
I could drink this one all night long! Great session beer.

peabody, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of Reagan1984
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers that helped me realize that the "fresh" beer taste I thought was only available on draft could be found in a bottle. I give many thanks for my buddy Dan for showing me 60 Minute IPA several years ago. It's been a great trip exploring many bottled IPA's since. But more importantly, 60 Minute has been one of my IPA main stays since that day.

The beer is bright amber in color and has a thick creamy head that does stay on the scene for quite some time. Not much in the way of visible carbonation and the beer is slightly cloudy. I've always found that this beer has a nice amount of lacing.

Aroma is of pine and citrus to me with a background of biscuit like malt. I love the aroma of this beer and its one reason why you must enjoy in a glass vs. out of the bottle. (all beers, not only this one)

The taste is big, fresh, hoppy and wonderful. Pine/grapefruit notes bombard you while there is a substantial malt background to provide balance. The malt character stays for a while, then subsides and lets the hop notes linger. This is what I enjoy. A beer that you can taste, enjoy between sips while you talk or just stare into space.

Mouth feel is medium to light in body and this beer is very drinkable as far as I'm concerned.

Thanks to Dogfish Head for this one!

Reagan1984, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber in color. Forms a nice inch high head on the pour and leaves some nice sticky lacing. Smell is all hops. Mostly of the piney variety, but some citrus there as well. Taste is more of the piney and it dominates the flavor. Pretty full on the mouthfeel as well. Good beer, but needs a little more of the "juicy" hops.

FtownThrowDown, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of roan22
2.95/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tonights pint of this beer will most likely be my last. I have had good pints of it before, but seriously, what happened to the minty/piney hop character of DFHs 60 minute IPA? Any trace was sadly gone. It was gone! Hence the above ratings. I have nothing more to say.

roan22, Jul 08, 2008
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an Imperial Pint glass. Honey colored with an off white 1 finger head that quickly dissolved to a clinging white ring on the glass. Thin, dripping white lace.
The intitial heavy appearance of carbonation seemed to flatten out as the beer warmed.

Smells of oily, grassy hops, citrus rinds & peaches(?) Fresh & clean. The smokin' aroma improves as the beer warms....biscuity malts are more apparent. Nice...very nice.

Hops dominate throughout with a balance of roasty malts, & flowery subtle citrus. More grapefruit like than the first smell revealed. There's a ghostly subtle citrus aroma that lingers in the nose after a not too dry finish. The mouth is very appealing & inviting for an IPA with a crisp profile. Refreshing ~ Not too bitter & easy to appreciate.

TATTORSO, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of Seanibus
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not overly fond of this beer in the bottle, but on tap it shines as a solid, drinkable IPA.

It pours a clear golden with a light head and decent lacing. It has a clean citrusy smell. The flavor is robust, grainy and floral, with an aggressive though not unpleasant mouthfeel that lets you know you've got a good beer in your mouth. This is a highly drinkable, if not exceptionally distinctive, IPA.

Seanibus, Jul 06, 2008
Photo of atigerlife
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth Beach.

Pours a copper color with a small white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Aroma of hops and light malts.

Taste is hops and fruity [grapefruit, orange]. Some nice malt character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely cleansing.

Very, very drinkable which is certainly helped by the ABV being at a reasonable level. Excellent stuff.

atigerlife, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of HeadFullaHops
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA out of a 12oz bottle into an 18oz Guinness Pub Glass...

A - This brew pours a light copper color with a 3/4" head that disappears relatively quickly into an extremely light lacing that didn't stick to the side of the glass until it was most of the way gone.

S - I would say that I was disappointed with softness of the hop aroma is on this IPA but the fact that Dogfish makes a significantly hoppier IPA in the 90min so there's more to that story. Hops were the most prominent smell, though.

T - There is more of a balance between the malt and hops on this brew than I would expect from an IPA but, after the majority of the mouthful is on it's way down the hatch, there is a decent tinge of bitterness on the back of the palette.

M - The feel of this IPA is in the middle of the road with a medium to light carbonation tickling the tongue.

D - This is where this brew shines the brightest. For an IPA, and it is definitely that, the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is significantly more drinkable than any other IPA I have had. Drinking the 60 Minute IPA all night long would not be a test of will power but a evening of satisfaction.

HeadFullaHops, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of pweis909
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold with a touch of orange. Creamy head initially, thins out but does not quite disappear, leaving a foamy ring on the glass. Hop aroma is spicey and citrusy. As the beer warms, a lightly toasty malt aroma is apparent. Bitterness is not overly agressive, but sufficient to balance the malt, allowing only a slight sweetness to come through in the taste.

After taking some initial tasting notes, I finished the beer while eating some spicy papadums. The beer holds up nicely to the spice.

pweis909, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of naterock
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a nice copper color, exceptionally clear with a nice two finger head and patchy lacing.
Smells of slight citrus notes and an aroma of a few different kinds of hops I think there are some goldings in here.
T: superior bitterness on the initial sip, the balance comes through as it goes across the tongue. a well balanced hop-malt flavor impresses even the most avid-IPA drinkers.
M: medium body with a nice carbonation that helps with the bitterness.
absolutely the most drinkable IPA I have ever experienced. If on;y this was available here in springfield. I guess I have more of an excuse to go back to texas. This would definitely be in my fridge all the time if available.

naterock, Jun 25, 2008
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,583 ratings.