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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,108 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,108
Reviews: 2,696
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 289
Gots: 1,941 | 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: 10,108 | Reviews: 2,696
Photo of Augustiner719
2.45/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I have heard rumors of DFH beers being tainted between batchs and taking on a huge coffee flavor and aroma and this was my first experience:

Appearance: Beautiful dark caramelly crystal clear body with huge foamy head with great lacing.

Smell: Smells like old dunkin donuts coffee with stale milk. THis is the off batch.

Taste: Tastes like it smells with little to no hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation as i would expect from the appearance. Light on the palate density wise.

Drinkability: Not for me. I have had this in the past and it was fantastic. This was an off batch for sure.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz with a bottled on date of 11/12/09, so this one is pretty damn fresh. Pours a very clear light copper color with a creamy light beige foam. Excellent retention and lacing. This is a fine looking IPA.

The nose is well balanced between earthy, caramely malt and floral, herbaceous hops. If you are looking for a bright, citrusy hop dominant IPA, this is not your beer. I am enjoying sniffing this beer, as it is pretty unique among the IPA crowd.

The hops have a nice progression and stay on the palate from the flavoring all the way through the bittering finish. There is a strong and earthy malt presence that is making me think maris otter malt? Regardless, this is a very approachable and easy to drink IPA that is well balanced. Beware...a sixer of this can disappear from the fridge astonishingly fast.

Photo of tubdog13
3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dfh 60 minute ipa
A - 1/2" head with really nice lacing (very nice bar pour), clear and golden, very slight carbonation 

S - light hop and grain smell

T - very strong hop flavor up front, fades quickly, getting light malt and grain 

M - dries out the tongue, feels like I should be drinking a glass of with it

D - very smooth drinking overall

Photo of DerekP
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Golden brown look. Sweet, floral hops. Decent head retention. Bitter hops.

A more lively style of IPA - makes use of more aromatic, brazen hops.

Very silky feel the body of the brew. Bitterness of the brew makes it hard to discern a body-type, but I'm leaning towards medium.

Island of head and 3/4 lacing rim remains til the end of the serving.

Some grapefruit in the smell and taste as well.

One could definitely assume a bit of roasted malt in this brew, something I've rarely pulled from IPA's. Malts all together are typically absent from IPA's according to my tastebuds.

Photo of teovaldi
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a two finger frothy head leaving decent lacing.

Nose is a huge blast of citrus. Picked up grapefruit and was also very piney.

Your first hit with the citrus hops that follow with a rich tasting malt and a slightly bitter finish. Very well balanced.

Medium body and great carbonation.

Great drinkability due to the perfect balance. At 6% this could be the perfect session IPA.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light yellowish-orange.

S: Piney, herbal, a hint of citrus.

T: A very good IPA. Smooth, tasty, not overly bitter. Quite a bit of citrus, good does of pine.

M: Medium bodied.

D: Solid IPA, very drinkable.

Photo of cagocubs
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light copper with a thin white head that dissipates and leaves a small cap. Good active carbonation rising to top.

S: Hops, citrus, some sweetness

T: Hops up front, but not overwhelming. Good earthy tones that balance the beer. Good aftertaste with hops present.

M: Nice body with flow. Good mouth coating.

D: Easy IPA to drink, good stuff.

Photo of roddwolff
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once served in a pint glass. Look: Light orange color, thin foamy head that never goes away and low lacing; Smell: Scented with pine and floral hops mainly, some citric hops too; Taste: Pine and floral hops, biscuity malt, the finish have citric hops and low alcohol; Mouthfeel: Dry, itchy and acidity on the tongue, high bitterness, between medium to robust body, low carbonation; Drinkability: I don't like the alcohol taste, isn't the best IPA i've tried, but still pretty good. Hold on Salvador Cabañas!

Photo of OldRaspi
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden in color, very light. Carbonation gathers very nicely on the side of the glass.

S: Nothing special here. Dominated by hops, slight hint of malts. Yeast comes through well, a bit of citrus.

T: Delicious. Just what you'd expect from an IPA, nice & bitter with a earthy feel to it. Tangy aftertaste, with a little sweetness.

M: Light bodied, low carbonation.

D: Goes down smooth, could drink these all night.

Photo of MOB210SA
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Light clear light golden honey amber. One finger head that doesnt seem to be moving. Some good lacing.

Mmm. sweet hoppiness. Not much else maybe a TINY malt to the nose. A floral citrusy/pine hops. Sweet, little caramel. No hop bite .

Good IPA, nice and hoppy. Good balanced hoppiness. Mild and very smooth. Great smooth some caramel, hop finish.

Extremly smooth with just a tiny bite, that is just right for what it is. Slightly tacky but very enjoyable. Extremly drinkable. Not many words to describe this is just a plain good IPA.

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Dempsey's into a shaker pint (via a pitcher).

A: Clear light-amber body with an inch of dense, frothy off-white head. Good retention and a little lace.

S: Hops. Pure and simple. Fresh, floral, and resinous. I like it.

T: Floral and piney hops dominate fully. Just a bit of toasty malt toward the end. Fresh and delicious, if a bit single-minded.

M: Light-to-medium body with moderate carbonation.

D: Goes down quite easily - crisp, clean, and beautifully bitter.

Notes: Great, dependable session IPA. I rarely order when it's available at my regular watering hole (since Prime 16 always has so many new and exciting things to try), but I always know what I'll be pairing with my peanuts when I go to Dempsey's. No matter how many marginally better IPAs there may be, you can't go wrong with 60 Minute.


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

Pours golden amber with a large, lasting head.
Aroma includes lots of fruity, resinous and pungent hops, with a considerable amount of sweet caramel malt underneath. Grapefruit, orange blossom, confectionery and resinous simcoe are all present.
Malty flavours are definitely noticeable upon tasting, with lots of caramel and some nutty notes. The hops mainly show in a huge aggressive bitterness, but some hoppy resin is still there to be found. Some hot alcohol is present unfortunately.
The body is moderately thick, slickly coating the tongue, which works great alongside the rich caramel malty flavours. Carbonation is a little on the high side though.

Photo of Long813
2.85/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled On: 10/01/09

G: Pint Glass

A: Clear dark golden body with half a finger of white head. No retention ans leaves minimal lacing. Not a fresh batch, so I wasn't expecting much.

S: Very faint pine and some citrus aroma. Also has a soapy smell which is very off.

T: Pine is a lot stronger in the taste, but the citrus is almost completely muted.

M: Medium bodied and medium-low carbonation. Feels froathy in the mouth and leaves a bitter-oily finish.

D: It's hard to rate this properly b/c it's from an old batch, but what can I do. If I had a fresh bottle I could see this being good, but as it stands it lacks in every category and isn't pleasant to know that I spent a lot of money on this.

Photo of tjd112
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got this in a growler at Interstate Market in Easton, PA

Presentation: Poured into Sam Smith's nonic

Appearance: Clear copper colour, well lacing from white head

Smell: Pine and citrus

Taste: Pine and citrus, hops are present but not overpower some muted caramel

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, dry finish

Drinkability: Very

Photo of alpinebryant
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden straw yellow colored pour with a slight white head
Smell of pine hops , pale malt and some citrus but definitely more piney in flavor. Decent ibu kick, as should be expected from a india pale ale , some tannic presence.

Good carbonation and mouthfeel for an IPA - this is not overdone as an IPA, but it is good stuff. A good model ipa for the style.

Photo of goldbot
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice coppery orange with thick white head that lasts. Tons of lacing, good carbonation. Smells of citrus, pine, and flowers. A nice planty aroma that you don't always get in IPAs. The taste is mostly pine tree up front with a touch of citrus. This gives way to a very planty, almost grassy, floral taste which is quite nice. It's a very fresh tasting hoppiness that I don't always get out of a beer like this.

This is a great drinking beer. Awesome for food pairings and it goes down smooth and easy.

Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite standby brews. Had this many, many times. Now finally a time to review it.

Poured from a bottle with 11/24/09 bottled on date. Poured into my glass with very pronounced carbonation. About 2 inches of thick fluffy white head. Appears a beautiful orange-like copper color. Citrus and pine hops punch out in both flavor and smell. Very, Very drinkable in my mind. I could easily drink a sixer of these.

Photo of Bradvarg
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a pleasant straw to light amber color with a two finger foam. Descent head retention. Moderate lacing at best.

S: for me a beer should smell much as it tastes. In this case the taste is better than the smell. This is not to say the smell is bad it is fine but doesn't comvey to the drinker the full range of flavors that sre found in the beer.

T: wonderful take. a middle of the tongue maltiness followed by a moderate hop bitterness with a crisp and spicy finish.

D: If you are a hophead like me then the drinkability of this beer is high.

Great beer. I have bought this many times and will never pass up the opportunity to drink one.

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

A - Pours very clear gold color with adequate head that leaves lacing on the glass.

S - Caramel malt and citrus/ earthy hops.

T - Balanced bitterness with sweet malt and earthy/ spicy hops.

M - Carbonation sting. Moderate to thin body. Lingering bitterness.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall - Good beer for when I am in the mood for a thinner IPA to drink "more than one". Watch to ABV however as after a few it adds up.

Photo of Whiteweasel
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A goldenrod colour which pours completely clear. Head is thick and dissipates quickly. Carbonation comes up continuously.

Smell: Very hoppy yet sweet. A little malty, with hints of tropical fruits.

Taste: Suprisingly balanced between hops and other flavours. Pleasant sweetness from the fruitiness but still bitter from the hops. Some distinct hop flavour that I can't really identify by name.

Mouthfeel: Very good job hiding the alcohol character. Still a small amount of warmth, but the bitterness makes sure the booze sneaks up on you. Carbonation is present and pleasant. Smooth feel, but leaves the mouth a little rough yet very clean from the bitterness.

Drinkability: More of a slower drinking beer but probably just because of the hoppiness. Doesnt ruin your palate however, and the abv isn't too excessive so its drinkability isnt bad.

Photo of Jayli
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/1/10

A: This beer pours a murky deep copper color with a one finger of creamy white head. Head retains nicely and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of strong citrus and piney hops, very big malt presence in the nose.

T: Much more hoppy than the nose would indicate. Big citrus hop burst up front that moves in to a big malt presence, touch of breadiness, and a piney and grassy finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat oily feel with a dry finish.

D: Decent beer, goes down easily, it didn't amaze or remotely wow me, but a good offering of the style.

Photo of sjccmd
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours light golden, light amber. Slightly hazy. 1 finger off-white head that recedes quickly. Lacing is fairly sticky as it inches down the glass.

Smells of sweet grapefruit, oranges, some pine, and honey-like malt sweetness. The sweetness is kind of surprising, but in a good way. The aroma seems to fade quickly as the head dies down.

Pine, oranges, and grapefruit come around again in the flavor, but in that order. Rounded off with caramel and honey flavors from the malts. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Spicy, piney hops and biscuity malts linger.

Nice and sparkly mouthfeel. I get the feeling it may be a bit watery if the carbonation dies down too much, but the flavors on the finish keep that from being a nuisance.

Highly drinkable. It's a bit difficult to drink just one. I could definitely see this as becoming a "go-to beer" for me.

Photo of barleywort
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: poured a nice golden colour with the faintest look of copper. Surprisingly voluminous head that dissipated with nearly as surprising quickness...consistent yet minimal lacing on the glass as consumed.

Smell: Highly hopped aroma but not much else in the nose...perhaps a sign of things to come?

Taste: Powerful and pungent citrusy hops character with maybe subtle herbal/grassy notes, but nothing truly discernable.

Mouthfeel: very crisp, but with a slick, oily character that comes in behind the crispness and lingers. The citrus of the hops doesn't linger and soon you're left with an odd but not unpleasant bitter sensation on your tongue and a warmth in your chest.

Drinkability: Not as hoppy as I had imagined; this, in my opinion, makes it all the more drinkable. That being said, I wouldn't count this as a session beer in my own repertoire.

Photo of danetrain0101
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is very dark golden with a light cloudy haze. Nice thin foamy head.

Strong presence of hops and malt. Very pleasant IPA smell. A strong presence of alcohol.

Very hoppy. Nice and refreshing but truly lives up to its name of 60 minute. Nice bitterness which is balanced by the alcohol. A strong after taste of bitter hops.

A nice beer to have with a burger or a strong dinner. Although I finished it in 10 minutes, it might take someone new to IPA's a full hour.

Photo of mklinger
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at the ESPNZone in downtown DC.

Golden color, small head, lots of nice carbonation.

The aroma was nice -- some bright citrus aroma, just a hint of malt. Nice beer.

Taste was similar. This is an easy to drink IPA, nothing wild or crazy, just an easy to drink, very solid IPA. Quite enjoyable.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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