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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,640
Reviews: 2,621
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 235
Gots: 1,388 | 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 erosier
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice orange color with a tall and thick white colored head that leaves lots of lacing down the glass on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet malts, then a big hoppy aroma from citris to piney to earthy hops all mixed together.
T: Very nice malt base underneath a huge hoppy flavor. The hops are all blended very well - a ncie blend of citrisy, piney, and earthy hops.
M: Very crisp, clean, refreshing, with the perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, especially for the hop heads out there.

erosier, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of jsprain1
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a golden orange with a thick white head that disappates down but maintains good retention. Very clear and lots of carbonation.
S- Piney and hoppy. A good bit of citrus scent in there too and a bit of light and caramel malt. Emphasis is clearly on the piney hops but malt scent is there. Well rounded scent.
T- Tastes the same as scent. It tastes so strongly of pine. Moves a bit towards the malt side with some caramel taste. But finishes with a citrus and pine hop taste. Very good.
M- A medium bodied IPA. Finishes quite dry. Carbonation tends towards the high side but is appropriate.
O- Very drinkable. One of my favorite IPA's and beers in general.

jsprain1, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of RickSawyer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty clear, vibrant oaky, amber with bright, clear highlights. Head puffs up to a creamy crown before surrendering to a small layer of foam. Smell is wonderful. Spicy, piney hops layered over mint, lemon zest, white pepper, fresh rosemerry, all barely balanced by a bready malt character. Taste is hops. Again, spicy, piney, peppery, layers of citrus, floral hops. Trying to pull in the hop reigns, some bready, crystal malt ties things together. Somewhat one deminsional in the hop / malt balance, but some wonderful hop flavors layers on each other. Mouthfeel is crisp and finishes dry. Wonderful IPA.

RickSawyer, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of Greggy
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a white 2 finger head. The head as it recedes leaves some nice sticky lacing. Head retention is good. The body is almost orange with no sediment.

S- Nice hopiness and I also get a german chocolate, and slight coffee. A little odd given it's an IPA, but it's still good. Pine is mostly grapefruit notes.

T- Bit thick feel off the bat with notes of grapefruit and peach, that give way to a dry finish with nice dry grapefruit/pine notes.

M- Very big bold thick mouthfeel on this one. Definitely impressive given the ABV. Carbonation is well played.

D- This is a great beer with a great mouthfeel. It's not available in MN, but we know where to get it in WI and will continue to do so.

Greggy, Oct 03, 2008
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a. Poured a clear deep straw color, without the typical amber or oranginess I was expecting. There's a bit of pink and rich gold color mixed in. A short eggshell head faded quickly, leaving a beautiful web-like residual lacing.

s. Light hops of the lemon and citrus variety, lacking the strong piney undertones or subtle floral overtones. I smell some yeastiness from the malt, more bread or cracker-like. Smells almost recall some cask-conditioned IPAs with the mild yeasty undertones.

t. clean and crisp light hops, with fairly present light malt backbone holding it all together. Citrus hops prevail, especially at the front, with very subtle floral notes emerging at the mid and finishing with some light piny and green hop oils at the tail. Pleasantly sweet and citrusy on the whole - not overly hoppy with some nice bready malt coming through balancing the whole.

m. light and crisp. Very fine carbonation suits the flavors very well. Lighter and more crisp than I was anticipating, its definitely refreshing and goes down cleanly.

d. Not bad! Very refreshing, light and crisp for a medium body IPA. Definitely not overly bitter hopping, there's an interesting balance of light citrus hop and light malts. Easy drinking, it's a good beer. The balance almost reminds of a strong pale, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I can easily drink a few at a time.

djeucalyptus, Sep 30, 2008
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: On the lighter side of the IPA color scale, this one pours a deep gold color without as much orange/ruby coloration as other IPAs. A pure white, two-finger fluffy head falls quickly to a disc of froth, leaving some decent lacing patterns on the way down.

S: The smell is most interesting. Herbal and piney hop aromas are present, but with an interesting sweet toasted malt note mixed in. The hops aren't as vibrant as some American IPAs tend to be, but the smell is still pleasant and intriguing.

T&M: The flavor is most peculiar, as well. It's got a bread-like, sweet malt backbone that is bolstered by piney hop flavor and some light fruitiness from the yeast on the finish. For all the ranting and raving about its "continuous hopping" on the bottle, this is a relatively balanced IPA--maybe more like an English than American. It's got a full body with a thick, syrupy mouthfeel and tingling "small bubble" carbonation that does the trick.

D: The balance of flavor makes 60 Minute a readily drinkable IPA. I could definitely go with this as a session beer because it drinks more like a bigger pale ale than American hop-bomb IPA.

BamaBeerBuff, Sep 30, 2008
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice deep gold colour with a decent sized head that quickly thin.

Nutty, caramely, very strong grapefruit and citrus hoppy aroma.

A complex malty taste upfront with some citrus and finishes nice and hoppy, a very tasty brew.

An average mouthfeel and a very delecteble beer leaving me wanting more.

GodOfBeer, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of jwinship83
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- gloden body with a small white head

S- caramel malts with a hint of citrus or pine hops

T- alot more hoppy than it smells. nicely balanced blend of caramel/toffee malts with a piney hop finish

M- medium bodied, creamy, and smooth

D- a nice beer to introduce non craft beer drinkers to. very easy to have a couple of, and readily available.

jwinship83, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of ABHatter
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is hands down one of my favorite beers! Poured from a 12oz bottle, Bottled on 09-02-08. just 3 weeks old. Aggresive pour into DFH tumbler produces a nice fluffy 1 inch head which disappears quickly but leaves behind some quality lacing on the glass. Tarnished brass /orangish color with a very pleasant nose. Grapefruit, pine & a touch ofcaramel/bready sweetness. Taste is sensational, Great balance of citrus fruits with an aggresive hoppiness which cleanses the palate dry and leaves a nice mouthwatering hoppy bitterness which has you craving for the next sip. Drinkable is sensational for an IPA, I could easily drink a few of these in a row. All around a top notch beer from DFH. Highly recommended!!

ABHatter, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of StrangeBrewer76
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I consider this the gold standard to which all other IPAs should be measured.

Good amber color, fresh grassy smell.

The taste is a reasonable malt launch ramp into a bouquet of hop flavors. The continuous hopping technique is evident here in the seamless hop profile.

The mouthfeel is what you would expect from an affordable beer. 60/40 liquid to bubbles.

Drinkability is ideal. Get a case or two and consider this the staple of a well stocked fridge.

StrangeBrewer76, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of Brillig
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In bottle poured in pilsner glass.

Color and head are fine.

The hop flavor goes flying past pine right to the edge of almost sour. But it manages to stay in bounds enough to be a very good, but not outstanding IPA. Could use a tad more malt backbone in my opinon.

Still one of the better IPA's east of the Mississippi.

Brillig, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of drinkininthewood
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 355 ml brown bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 08 04 2008

A- Nice amber bronze with decent but short lived head that laces.
Good retention, lots of big bubbles.

S- Lots citrus/pine aromas, with some sight caramel.

T- Caramel up front, mid palate is grapefruit and woody/pine yet slightly herbal hop flavors with the finish faking fruity before some-more great hop oils really kick in. Great tasting IPA.

M- Carbonation is second to none for the style, and the body is medium and very smooth on the tongue.

D- Great drinker

Overall and outstanding IPA. Look forward to seeing what else this "new-Age" brewery has to offer. If its anything like the 60 minute im pretty sure ill be hooked!

drinkininthewood, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of ckaufman
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into my DFH shaped pint glass...

A: Clear golden amber with a billowy white head that falls apart fairly quickly leaving behind some mad sticky lacing with great retention.

S: Lots of hops... first some pine, then follwed by a nice citrus/grapefruit aroma. I also notice a sweet undertone in the nose.

T: Obviously a lot of hop taste in this beer, but with a nice sweet malt backbone to hold it all together. The pine and grapefruit flavor hang a long time through the finish and beyond... very nice!

M: Medium carbonation with a sticky viscous medium body.

D: This is one of those beers you can sit down and drink all night long. It never gets boring even throughout a lengthy session. One of DFHs most approachable beers, and also one of the better IPAs on the market today. Love it!

ckaufman, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of ommegoose
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle dated 6/4/08. After numerous bottles, finally getting around to a review.

Color of dried apricots. Hazed gold when held to the light. Head formation was slow, but leaves a steady cap. Odd streaky lacing. Maybe has to do with the glass.

Burst of citrus aroma. There will be Cascades. Leafy hops. Some pale malt. Flowery. Gives me something different each time.

I've had a fresher bottle, but I don't mind how this tastes at this age. Sharp bitterness has faded, and fruity flavors really come through. Juicy grapefruit and tangerine. Piney and minty herbal character is present in the back end and finish. I appreciate that it doesn't overdo it on the pine. Some mild caramel malt, a little nutty.

I found the body sufficiently hefty. Carbonation is a little on the low side, which I like.

After drinking an Unearthly last night, this seems more subdued than I remember. But if I pull some of these out in the upcoming malty beer season, I'll get my hop fix. Not a hard beer to drink a few of. Will buy again.

ommegoose, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of bobsy
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Light amber pour with a generous white head of microbubbles. The head fades a little, but laces well. The aroma is excedingly fresh and leafy, like running through a forest and into a stand of pine trees. The flavour also burst with a leafy freshness, edged by notes of pine and grapefruit, and set against a caramel malt body. Medium-light mouthfeel makes this eminently drinkable, and a very solid IPA.

bobsy, Sep 15, 2008
Photo of trbergman
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a shaker pint. Bottled 6/18/08.

Appearance - Pours a light amber-copper color with a half-inch bone white head that quickly recedes to a thin lace.

Smell - Citrusy hops, grapefruit, hints of caramel.

Taste - Plenty of hop bitterness up front, with grapefruit, pine, peppercorns. In the middle I taste hints of caramel and toffee, but the focus here is definitely on the hops. Finishes dry with long-lived bitter aftertaste. Fantastic!

Mouthfeel - Clean, not too heavy, but with a firm body appropriate to style.

Drinkability - I've sessioned this beer on numerous occasions and while it can get a little boozy, it's still a pleasure on the second or third pint. It's neither boring nor overwhelming -- perfect when you want more than one.

trbergman, Sep 15, 2008
Photo of Antilochus
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First day of release at the LCBO! Picked up 3 sixers of this at the North London (ON) location. Poured into a wine tumbler. 355mL, 6.00% abv.

Clear amber orange body with a respectable white head. Tons of lace all over this. Nice.

Medicinal sharp hop notes, pine, lots of wood notes here, hmm, caramel malt sweetness.

Palate is remarkably sweet, neutral feel on the carbonated side, some woody notes again. Finishes on sharp yet tasty bitterness, more pine, moderate citrus.

nom nom nom

Antilochus, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of CanuckRover
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice light amber. Big nice head with fair retention. Webby lacings.

Aroma is on style for an American IPA. Lots of citrus and a promising grain smell that hints at some nice malt.

This beer slaps you in the face. It's not that it's overly bitter, it isn't, but the hop flavours seem out of whack. It starts with a sharp hit of sappy pine, and, true to the label, continues on like that. I have no doubt that there's some fine malt in there, but I have trouble getting at it.

I have a problem with the whole "continually hoppy" thing. I feel like a beer should develop and be layered. I like nice hops that give way to nice malt or vice-versa. In this case, the hops dominate all the way through.

CanuckRover, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of webmanspidey
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good IPA. It is not as overwhelming as some, a more balanced refreshing taste than the more "hop you to death" philosophies other IPAs can espouse. Dark orange with a fruity hoppy taste and smell. Very clean and balanced. Could drink several of these.

webmanspidey, Sep 12, 2008
Photo of SouthLoopSuds
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden color, nice head with decent retention, good lacing.

S: Hoppy, with hints of citrus.

T: Slight bitterness, but finishes clean.

MF: Full and fresh.

D: Decent, not the best IPA I've had, but one of the better ones I've tried. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of IPA's but this one is pleasant enough. I'd drink it again.

SouthLoopSuds, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of Gehrig
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden-orange body with a dense finger of off-white head; nice duration and lace rings adorning the Yankees pint glass. Fine hop aroma, somewhat floral but more bitter with a citrus tinge--orange and grapefruit especially. Bitter hop taste with lots of citrus and pine. Good taste but its bitterness is not unlike Dogfish Head's 90-Minute version. I'd prefer more and better balance, a bit more citrus flavor. The bitterness somewhat adversely affects the mouthfeel as well, which is otherwise good, solid, and creamy.

A good IPA, not great, surpassed by plenty of others. Nonetheless, this is good and worth trying.

Gehrig, Sep 10, 2008
Photo of mullenite
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear golden color with a two finger white head that left fast but left excellent lacing behind.

Smelled strongly of citrus, reminded me more of a hefeweizen then an IPA on the nose. You can smell the hops as well but the initial wiff is straight citrus.

Taste is amazing and my new favorite for the style. Great hop flavor from start to finish without being overly bitter.

Carbonation is perfect, body is fairly light (low end of the medium scale) and leaves a great taste in your mouth. With the relatively low alcohol content this beer is very easy to drink and for those with higher tolerances could even be considered sessionable.

mullenite, Sep 10, 2008
Photo of eljefe21
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served: in a standard pint glass

Bottled Date: 08/19/08

A: Golden, sparkling orange with a nice 2 finger head.

S: Citrus smell that perks the nose and hints of the hops.

T: Clean, sharp and refreshing with a citrus/grapefruit flavor.

M: Smooth up front with a dry, bitter, carbonated finish.

D: Very drinkable beer. One of my favorites for the summer.

eljefe21, Sep 10, 2008
Photo of brewmudgeon
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

4.5-5 clear amber, 2-finger head with incredible retention. leaves abundant sheets of lace all the way down the glass
4-4.5 earthy, piney pungent hops. some floral and citrus. turns a bit mineral by mid-glass.
4 some earth, some pine, a touch of citrus. fair amount of sweetness. not as bitter as i remembered or would like, nor as flavorful generally. but still very nice as a session ipa. there are hints of roast in the finish, a coffeelike bitterness.
3.5 despite the great head, even when poured gently there's not much carbonation left in the liquid, leaving the light-med body feeling remarkably watery. this reinforces the session idea; the beer is very similar in body and carbonation to the few cask conditioned ales i've tried.
4 not really one to savor. rather seems designed for major quaffication (corroborated by the # of pitchers consumed by my little group the last time i tried it). so ephemeral, so light-note heavy. there isn't really enough point in drinking one, but if there's an evening of social imbibing ahead, this one can become a better and better companion as the hours wear on.

earlier review
4.5 A leaves ring and lacework, beautiful coppery amber
4.5 A multilevel hop, earthy, floral, not so much citrus
4.5 T citrus appears, bitter grapefruit slideshow balanced by nice earthiness (hops balancing hops, rather than malt stepping in)
4.5 M perfect carbonation. medium-light body.
4 D a must-have regularly beer that i've forgotten to have regularly, partly due to increasing selection and the price of dfh 60 increasing faster than most.


v: oz3 al3 3.725

brewmudgeon, Sep 09, 2008
Photo of yemenmocha
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours off-golden color, generous cream colored head that fades slowly.

Nose has fresh dough, citrus, pine, and the dough is quite appetizing.

Light bodied entry on the palate, candied malt sweetness up front, and the hops balance out nicely towards the end. Could easily be confused with a mere pale ale. Not very adventurous for an IPA. Perhaps that's why the 90 & 120 are on the shelf.

yemenmocha, Sep 06, 2008
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,640 ratings.