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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

9,773 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,773
Reviews: 2,629
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 247
Gots: 1,476 | 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 Prostman81
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm going to try out all the DFH beers, and had to start with this one. Picked up a sixer of 12oz bottles.

Nice color, a little darker than I expected but still totally fine. Definitely has more of a malt thing going on here. Smell has a nice balance of malt & hops, but leaning more towards malt.

Taste is smooth. Just what you'd expect from a PA, but with more character due to the extra hops. A great session beer, I had finished 3 of these before I even knew it. This has made me very eager to try the DFH 90. I think this would also be great as an intro for someone curious about the IPA style.

Photo of bowersdm
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a bavarian pilsner.

A - amber with 3cm of white head.

S - hops and only hops: notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. the smell is pretty floral too.

T - hops and only hops: the same as above, except the beer has a substantial bitterness that I don't find enjoyable. I partially enjoy the flavor of hops, just not the bitterness.

M - pretty good. it's an IPA, so I don't expect it to be an ooze.

D - definitely not my favorite IPA. it's too bitter for my tastes.

Photo of TMB0424
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden straw body with a one inch fizzy white head. Holds up for awhile, leaving sticky lacing everywhere when it finally starts to disappear.

Smell is a little weak - oily, citrus hops are there but it's not very strong at all. Grapefruit, orange peel, pine. I'm also getting a hint of a cinnamon aroma, which seems a little out of place.

Piney, citrusy hops dominate the taste with hints of lemon juice, orange peel, and pink grapefruit. It's balanced pretty well by a bready malt backbone and some sweetness. Strong hops don't go overboard, though.

Mouthfeel is good - it's crisp as anything - but it did feel a little watery. Very refreshing, great carbonation. Extremely drinkable with the lower ABV. A great beer to either sit and enjoy or to session with, in my opinion.

Photo of itcomesnpints
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lacy, golden translucence.

Smells funky, with an almost complete lack of hop aroma. Budweiser comes to mind.

Taste is luckily much better than the smell. Nice and bitter. Some citrus.

Nice carbonation. Dry and crisp.

Easy to drink this one but the disappointing smell keeps this IPA well below the top tier.

Photo of timtim
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

really enough has been said about this beer for everyone to get the idea. the only thing i'd like to note is that out of the bottle, this beer really only tastes great for a few days after bottling. it seems to go downhill very quickly after that. from a well maintained and clean tap line and served at the proper temperature, this is really an outstanding beer. in my opinion, worth it on tap and a pleasure every time, but the bottle imbiber should beware.

Photo of Beertarded
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After drinking the 90 minute a few weeks before, I was really looking forward for this. And frankly it was a bit of a let down.

It poured a nice crystal clear amber color with an attractive all white head, and it smelled like a great hoppy IPA -- with a huge hop resonance. But the flavor was denser than I had hoped for. The hop character was really up front and destroyed any other quality. Though, in the after taste it left a real nice clean hop finish that I truly enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

Photo of KenC411
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance
A tan beer with few bubbles capped with a thin head barely hiding the beer below. The head forms no peaks. As the beer is consumed, a thick lace clings to the mug.

Smell
The smell of hops and a hint of orange rind beckon me to consume it.

Taste
An initial hop bite swirled with an orange flavor dance in the mouth. A slight coffee taste is also noted.

Mouthfeel
The beer is almost cream-like, coating the tongue and palate its medium fullness and then lingering with a hoppy aftertaste.

Drinkability
The beer goes down easily, and is exceptionally tasty.

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

on tap a bier Markt poured into a standard pint glass

a: nice tan/ amber color, translucent unlike the bottle sample. Small silky head with nice retnetion does reduce to a lace cap

s: mild earthly hop aroma, Citrus notes, A good amount of malt and yeast aroma

t: solid malt flavor from this IPA. Hops are earlty and very subtle. Slight citric tones as it warms

m&d: good buttery mouthfeel, finishes slightly dry but had a good degree of drinkablility. One of the easiest IPAs to drink that I have had.

A solid IPA that claims to be nothing but.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1/10/09, DFH 60 min IPA, 6.0 ABV, bottle>Imperial Pint Glass, 209 cals p12os
A - 5.0 - Perfect 2 finger head, fluffy with a variety of foam/bubble sizes. Light amber/copper color, noticeable carbonation, excellent head retention.
S - 4.5 - hoppy aroma but sweet. Somewhat mild on aroma for an IPA, followed but various notes of toffee/malt/citrus
T - 5.0 - Malty hop balance. Spot on for a very enjoyable IPA in my opinion. A perfect mix of hops and malt for a very "balanced" IPA that really is right on in my book!
MF - 5.0 - Medium carbonation, Medium+ body
D - 5.0- This is on of my favorite IPAs to date, balanced but hoppy and not to strong for sessions @ 6.0% ABV!

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

this is a great ipa with a low abv @ 6% for an ipa ... it pours a beautiful apricot color.. with outstanding lacing ...the smell is an oily hoppy floral malty citrus smell ..nice ...the taste is great its bready, doughy.malty all with a lingering oily hop taste nice.. it just slides down and you have soon finished and you want another.... i like ipas and this is in my top 10 ipa's..i like this ipa it is on the rotation.

Photo of JohnQVegas
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber, with a very whispy, thin white head, and lacing from top to bottom.

Aroma is a bit of caramel, biscuity malt, citrus and pine hops.

Taste is a combination of big, malty body, bread and biscuit, not overly sweet, combined with the firm pine and citrus hit of the hops at the end, though the bitterness waits to come on in the finish. Excellent, well balanced IPA -- went great with steak fajitas.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. 2 month old bottle. Have not had this in years.

A- 60 minute pours out a bronze golden color with a 3/4 inch white head that stayed up for a few minutes. A skim of foam remains at the surface leaving spotty lace. I can see through the glass, not hazy.

S- The continuous hop method shows its colors here as i get a lot of hops giving of more floral aroma's then citrus, Some malt that gives off bready aromas, some yeast.

T- Starts off with a nice cookie like taste from the malts backed by some slight bitter hop action. A switch from the usual. Some citrus flavors all around with a earthy finish somewhat grassy.

M- Light to semi medium body with good carbonation. An equal mix of malts and hops make this an easy drinker. No trace of alcohol with a bit of a metallic taste in the end while finishing dry.

D- Very drinkable and session worthy at a nice price. One of the more drinkable beers out of the DFH lineup. This is not as good as I thought it was 5+ years ago when i loved it. Perhaps my palette changed or the recipe has, or a bad bottle. Anyway give this one a go

Photo of Coorskid33
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A~ Clear and light copper in color. Nice 2 finger head. No visible carbonation.

S~ Sounds weird but it smelled like celery. lol! Weird but ok I guess. Maybe the correct term is earthy.

T~ Hops and bitterness. Floral and citrus flavor all at once. Very good.

MF~ Holy Hops!

D~ Solid. If you like hops then go buy a six pack of this beer as soon as you can. I enjoyed it.

Photo of Baileyuk
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a golden browny/orange. Head was more than plentiful, lacing was weaker.

S - I could smell a pineness as I popped it. After that though it was fairly malty. Some bready tones.

T - not as hoppy as I was expecting. A great balance between hops and malts.ome citrusy tones also.

DM - was perfectly carbonated along with the balance made it more drinkable than I was expecting. A great beer and near session status.

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

A - Pours a one and a half finger head that is white and frothy in appearance. The body is a clean golden brown color and there is some minimal carbonation.

S - Hops, citrus and other earthy tones. Typical IPA smell. Nothing too outstanding but solid.

T - Hops, piney citrus and a slight bitterness

M - Hops and citrus hit your mouth first with a decent transition to a slightly bitter finish.

D - Aside from the bitterness this is a decent IPA. There are ones as good or better for cheaper in my area but it was still fun to try.

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

12oz bottle poured into a Perfect Pour glass. Pours a nice huge white head with a lace that sticks to the side of the glass. The colour is an reddish-orange hue. Pine, pine and more pine did I say some pine and some grapefruit. Their is a slick oily feel from the hops that coats the tongue. This is a very nice classic IPA with enough malt backbone to balance out the piney hops.

Photo of HalfFull
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange with a thin head.
Retention was brief.

Offerred a decent smell, though not really that hoppy. More of an orangey hop nose with notable sweetness.

Taste is pleasant and slightly bitter yet not overwhelming in any regard. Rather viscous in feel and with an oily sweetness. A bit chalky in the finish and a bit dry. Overall offers a mild hop nose with moderate sweetness not unlike many an APA.

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

A: Pours a decent golden/yellow color, with a small white foam head. Head retention did not last long, some spotty lacing

S: Lots of hops, mostly citrus with some waves of pine. Very abundant and sweet smelling.

T: Lots of hops flavors, grapefruit, citrus, pine with some very small malt undertones that really bring this beer together.

M: A very light body beer, left the mouth clean and not overly bitter.

D: A lower ABV, makes have more than one of this very tasty IPA enjoyable.

Photo of david131
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A perfectly clear yellow color with a creamy white head that is about half a finger thick with decent retention. Kind of limp looking for the style.

S- Slightly floral, and a bit of sweetness. There was a distinct barley aroma as well.

T- Sweet malt with a nice floral taste. Not outstandingly complex, but this kind of reminds me of an old school IPA.

M- A nice carbonation level is a nice hoppy oiliness and dryness on the tail end.

D- A solid IPA that you can never go wrong with. I miss being in Maryland and getting this really fresh on tap.

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

This smells of citrus and hops which dominates. A really nice spruce/pine aroma also which is very pleasant. The taste is exactly this as well. A nice dominant hops and mild bitterness. A slight malty sweetness come through the hops which helps to lessen the bitterness.

The best IPA I've had to date. The hops makes a huge presence, but the malt helps to balance this one out a good bit.

Photo of robbyc1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow/orange with a nice small bubble white head, good lacing.

Smells of noble hops and a decent malt, taste is the same with the hops tingling the tongue and malt finishing it dryly at the end. Not very complex, a nice simple IPA.

Not heavy or light, just right with slickness, a very solid IPA for the money.

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

A a clear golden color with a big white rocky head.Aroma is piny with oganges,spice and toasty grain,and this tiny hint of toffee or caramel. Flavor starts sweet and slides to a spicy citrus and floral end. A nice hoppy bitter finish,but not dry or sticky,yet a medium mouthfeel,just the right amount of carbonation. A very well crafted beer. Wish I had more.

Photo of Gyle41386
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Huge thanks go out to a buddy of mine in Atlanta for bringing me a variety of Dogfish Head brews that I can't get here in South Carolina.

This pours a clear golden amber with some hints of orange. Big foamy off-white head.

Big citrus/hop presence in the nose. Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and big-time pine.

Bitter grapefruit taste, but tons of sweetness from the citrus and malts to balance it out. Slight lingering bitter aftertaste.

Medium bodied and refreshing. This is one fine IPA.

Photo of CreamyStoutMan
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Doesn't look like anything special when poured into my glass. No head or lacing. Pretty much reminds me of the way any old domestic pilsner looks apart from being slightly darker

Smells hoppy as hell; no surprise. something fruity there as well. I can't describe it to a T, but it's definetely citrus. A hint of grapefruit possibly?

This is pretty much everything that I want in an IPA, tastewise. The malts are very subtle, but definetely are dominated by the hops, which are like an onsluaght and stick around for awhile after the last sip of the beer. There is that distinct intital sweetness before the hop earthquake on the palate. Thereis a point, right before the intensly hoppy ipa finish that reminds me a lot of a british ESB kind of a thing. This ones sharp and smooth with an appropriate bite.

I could drink a whole lot of these, but one is perfect with some spicy curry as well. I doubt I would choose to drink with this one without the appropriate food, but it seems to be one of those that you don't wanna stop drinking once you've gotten the right start

Photo of jpiper
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear caramel-yellow color with a nice, big 3cm white head.

Not terribly compelling. A bit of pine, and something which is a bit off. More malt than hops on the nose. A bit non-descript.

Medicinal, not very much good hop character. Too bitter for the lack of hop profile. Not terrible, but not good, and nowhere near as good as the 90 minute.

Nice and clean palate. Good carbonation. A bit thin, but smooth.

The off/medicinal/bitter flavors don't help this one go down.

Unfortunately the best part about this was the appearance. I don't think I'll be buying this one again.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,773 ratings.