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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

9,607 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,607
Reviews: 2,621
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 236
Gots: 1,365 | 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 schanker21
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Foamy two finger, long-lasting head leaves decent lacing. Very clear and yellow to light amber in color.

S- Piney and citrusy hops dominate the nose. Smells very inviting.

T- Malty up front, with some piney hops in the finish, but not enough in my book. For me, it seems a little unbalanced; I would've liked more hop bite. Disappointing after such a strong smelling nose.

M- Average for the style

D- It being unbalanced would make it hard for me to enjoy more than one. I'm hoping that maybe I got a bad bottle. I'll have to try it again.

schanker21, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of paytoplay
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this from bottle and tap with consistant notes. Great hop funk, flavors of the it's close hop cousin ;) that is sometimes associated with hopped beers. Pretty easy to drink and the alc is not noticable. Below the 90 in quality for me but enjoyable. Hope this makes it out west.

paytoplay, Aug 25, 2008
Photo of DVTO2
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer on a hot day. It has a lot of hops, and a clear golden, coppery color. The head is a bit weak. There is some citris in the nose and taste but it doesn't have quite as much complexity or fruit as some of the IPA's I like, but It's a good beer.

DVTO2, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of changeup45
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Re-rate 4/28/08. Hmmm... not quite as good as I once thought. Color is clear copper, with a relatively thick off-white head. Some foamy lace forms on the side of the glass. Aroma is hops and some sweet fruits, most notably apricots but it's really toned down. The flavor is sweet citrus fruits and grapefruit hops. Pretty refreshing but doesn't have a strong hop profile for an IPA. A good everyday type of beer but it's a little too expensive for that.

changeup45, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of usmittymc
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler glass from a bottle "bottled on 4/7/08".

A: Golden amber in color. A white head forms up to two fingers that fades to a ring. Lacing after every draw.

S: Piney, spicy hops. A bit of malt in the nose, but the hops are dominant.

T: Just as advertised by the nose. Piney, spicy hops with a decent malt back for balance. Not bad.

M: Moderately light in body. Very crisp carbonation.

D: Could go for a few of these on a hot summer day, no doubt.

usmittymc, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of Rayek
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale amber color with good clarity and relatively active carbonation. Nice tight head has great retention, but only leaves bits of lace.

S: Smells of fresh leaves, citrus and cloves. A bit of toasted malt too.

T: Hops hit fast with a moderate level of citrus and clove bitterness. Sweet caramel flavors from the malt ride in the background. Finishes with an earthy bitterness that slowly fades.

M: Medium body is extremely oily and slick. Carbonation level is just right.

D: Very nice session IPA. Not as bitter as many examples of the style, but I don't have problems with that.

Rayek, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of thekevlarkid
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great gold with orange highlights color. Crystal clear. Thick cream colored head eventually settles into a cap that showed great retention throughout the sample. Big floral and pine hop aroma with fruity hints. Medium carbonation yet smooth character and a creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of smooth malt up front, spices, citrus, and then hops, hops, hops. Well balanced Fantastic example of an IPA and very drinkable. Would be great as a counterpoint to spicy Indian food!

thekevlarkid, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of phantomwyse
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Fantastically clear light caramel honey color. Lack luster head.

S: Bountiful hops. Extra piney, slightly sour citric smell, mild grapefruit. Just a touch of caramel sugar sweetness.

T: Just great all around hop flavor. Everything you'd expect from an IPA, pine, earthiness, nice bitterness. The malt is there, but DFH lets the hops run the show.

M: Nice feeling, slightly slick, palette cleansing.

D: Thoroughly enjoyable.

phantomwyse, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of TrevorGW
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - a nice shiny gold, with some haze.

s - Aroma is interesting! Sourdough-ish. Must be a unique yeast that they use for this guy. Not a huge hop aroma, but hops are there I suppose.

t - One of the funkier IPA's I've ever tasted. The hops don't overwhelm the palate, which is rare. I get hints of bread, peanut butter, apples, and maybe even some corn flakes. Odd, but I dig it for sure.

m - Brilliant bitterness on the tongue ... a real treat. I like to imagine Corona drinkers spitting this out.

d - Quite sessionable. Can't wait to try the 90 minute.

Final thoughts - The constant hopping approach has clearly offered a more complex bitterness sensation, but has taken away from the floral aroma of most IPAs. I'm a little late on the boat with Dogfish Head, but I am loving their offerings. I will certainly get this on tap whenever I can.

TrevorGW, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of drxandy
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz to standard pint, amber golden shade white head fades

smells of piney hops, sweet citrus, bitterness, malts in the back

tastes of bitter piney citric floral hops, crisp and light, easy to session, dry grassy, malty, yum, a delicious ipa!

mouthfeel is crisp, nicely carbonated, bitter, a great ipa with harsh hopping, very enjoyable.

drxandy, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

4.5 A: Very clean looking. Extreme clarity and orange amber color. Awesome head retention with ultra lacing.

3.0 S: Flowery and sweet. Aroma is weak, however, so it isn't very impressive.

3.5 T: Not a whole hell of a lot going on. Don't get me wrong, it has a nice taste, there just isn't enough of it. I might just be used to stronger IPAs (many doubles), but I've come to expect more. Hoppy but not overly so. Flavors are sweet corn husk, citric acid, and plenty of yeast. The bite from many an IPA is not there.

4.0 M: A bit creamy, yet freshening. Good carbonation.

4.0 D: By no means a bad beer and one that you could drink all night.

Dogfish Head usually impresses, but not tonight. While the 90 and 120 pack a nice punch, the 60 is lacking the unique and powerful flavor that DH imbues in most of their beers.

DavoleBomb, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of mangledorf
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Running wet and misty, this IPA served cold dlighted me with its strong yet not over the top flower sensations: smell and taste. The head briefly appeared but the body made up for it in color and opacity.

Even my burps smelt like a garden while drinking this one.

Like a lot of similar, strong-tasting American IPAs this isn't for everyone and might be too much in beer. But for lovers of unique and pleasant IPAs this is a must try.

mangledorf, Aug 17, 2008
Photo of superdedooperboy
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at the Pizza Joint here in Evans, GA. Service from a pint glass.

Appearance was a somewhat hazy deep-gold. When I received the beer, what could have once been a relatively thin white head was gone; of course, the bartenders at this place are known for eliminating the head from the glass in order to serve more beer. What remained, though, left absolutely no lacing in the glass.

Aroma was bright and sweet, with some floral notes and perhaps some ripe berry was well.

Mouthfeel was medium-thin, with relatively low carbonation. This could, of course, also account for the lack of head retention and lacing.

Taste was big, herbal hops up front, with some grainier, malty notes hitting as the drink warms. Finish is somewhat bitter and rather dry, due in large part to the hops. The aftertaste mellows out nicely to a semi-dry bitter-sweetness.

superdedooperboy, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of gatorguy813
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first sampled this beer last night. It was drank from a pint glass with roughly a 1 1/2 inch head. It had a very earthy smell, with an excellent mouthfeel. It was a medium-dark amber color. Taste, obviously very hoppy, but not overwhelming. I am will certainly purchase this brew again.

gatorguy813, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of LunaChick
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good example of an American IPA. It pours a very rich amber to almost light copper colour with a minimal head. I would suspect the lack of head came in part with the "new" tap system and maybe the glass wasn't totally clean. `Given my experience with IPA's I'll chalk it up to the pour and the glass. The smell is very rich and earthy hops, citrus and some pine. A slight hint of yeast hits the back of the nose and the malts are present. Flavor is very smooth starting with rich hoppy pine. The hops linger on the back of the mouth. Malts balance very well. The overall finish is slightly dry but not over powering. Flavor is full bodied and transitions well. In the mouth slight oilly residue is present but overall not intense. A very well balanced beer. At 6% abv it is ideal to have 2 pints.

LunaChick, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of Kolsch
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Even though I selected serving "type" as Tap, I am actually reviewing both Bottle and On Tap to get an overall comparison that is different than other reviews.

Home Tap System: Kegged Date June 1st, 2008 directly from local distributor
Bottle date: July 14, 2008 directly from Brewery in Milton (did the tour)

Smell:
Bottle has a subdued flower smell that imparts some honey tones. Sweet, yes!
Tap has a strong floral citrus smell which is the reason I started drinking IPA's in the first place type of smell!

Appearance is roughly the same for both with maybe alittle more head with the bottle.

Taste:
Bottle gives me a sweeter maltier nose with less carbonation than tap with a little dull aftertaste.
Tap gives better carbonation (obviously?) with less malt and more hop. Less after taste that definitely is making me wanting another.

Bottom line: I wanted to compare these because of the difference in bottling and keg dates. I thought the bottle date would be superior to my tap date. WRONG! There is a month and half difference between bottle and keg dates and keg is far away the better tasting of the two.

Kolsch, Aug 08, 2008
Photo of BDIMike
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, golden color. Great thick white head caused by a lot of carbonation and very good retention. Looks very inviting.
Very nice smell to this IPA. It is rare because it has a wheat smell to it that is dominated by the hops. Very rich hop smell.
Taste lets down from the smell, but is good. The hops taste very good and strong and are slightly balanced by the wheat.
The mouthfeel is good. Good carbonation that adds a bite to the mouth.
Drinkability is very good. This IPA has a ton of taste, but not a killer hop taste that wears on the tongue. I know from experience. The waitress had just dropped one of these off when I bit into the HOTTEST pepper I have ever tasted. I finished the 60 minute in front of me AND three others within 5 minutes because of the burn. I would like to give a bit of props to the waitress at Fire in Cleveland, OH for keeping them coming and saving my tongue.

BDIMike, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of aubuc1
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to an imperial pint glass.

Pours a clear deep golden color with a nice white fluffy head.

Sweet, light citrus smell with a malt background.

Light bitter taste with a malt follow and finally a little alcohol kick.

Nice full mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, but not what I remember from this beer. More malty than I thought.

aubuc1, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of MrIncognito
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Orange with light brown hues and a big white, sticky head with nice lacing. Needs a good hard pour for a good head. Medium carbonation and clear.

S & T - Smell of oily hops and orange peel. Nice citrus notes which comes out in the taste behind the hop blast. This is a very hoppy beer with a good bite. Creamy and decently smooth.

M - Moderately carbonated with a slick oil feel. Somewhat drying at the end.

This was pretty good for the style. The hop bitterness made the drinkability low for me. It was tasty especially with the orange citrus background but it's nothing I'd really crave often. Refreshing in the end.

MrIncognito, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of mike24
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: pours a crystal clear yellowish orange with almost no head not much lacing.

S: toasty malt and piney hop

T: not super powerful in terms of hops or malt, but nicely balanced. finishes very clean.

M: a touch too fizzy, could use a little more body too

D: very drinkable, definitely a staple type beer. and a good intro to the style.

mike24, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of elniko
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into pint glass

A: Typical IPA coloring, half finger of head that dissipated immediately. Solid looking brew.

S: Grassy tones in the nose, very strong. I enjoyed the smell of the brew and it definitely whetted the appetite.

T & M: This is one of the best IPAs out there and in my opinion is slightly better that the 90 Minute IPA. There is such strong flavor in the taste. Very strong grassy tones but not super strong where the hops overwhelm the brew.

D: One of the most drinkable IPAs I've ever had.

elniko, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of thisisshsas
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- has the autumn clear color that is typical of APA/IPA's. Pretty, but nothing out of the ordinary.

S- beer is overflowing with the smell that reaks of citrus, and spice. Was strong enough that it caused me to sneeze a moment later. One of my favorite part of drinking an IPA.

T- is lighter tasting than expected, and thats not a bad thing. Hop bitterness is evident, but in no way is it overwhelming. Also has a bit of sourness in the taste. very refreshing.

M- beer continues to become more bitter thlonger you keep it in your throat. woody after taste that is common with many IPA's. I like it when my IPA's stay with my taste buds the longer i keep it in my mouth.

D- though the beer has its share of flavor, its not over bearing and very easy to drink. Though I am typically a bigger fan of double IPA's, this is one of the most enjoyable IPA's I've had in my short lived beer drinking history. a good beer plain and simple.

thisisshsas, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of tbeck
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, golden yellow with a thick off-white head that stayed. Turned into a nice laciness. The aroma was very good, easy on the nose even for an IPA. A lot of hops, but not overpowering. Well balanced hoppy flavor, a tad bit of bitterness but smooth and refreshing. Mouthfeel was good, light on the palate but had good texture. Drinkability is excellent, a good session beer. An excellent IPA.

tbeck, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of NoahSYGG
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer of all time. It has a rich deep copper color, nice thick head. The smell...heaven. It smells like resiny hops and to me coffee hints on a nice rich roast. First taste was amazing. Malty coffee, big hops but not too bitter. rich hop flavor is amazing. the only thing better than this beer, is to roll hops around in your mouth. Mouthfeel is heavy, but sooo drinkable. great effort once again dogfish head.

NoahSYGG, Jul 27, 2008
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
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