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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

9,760 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,760
Reviews: 2,627
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 245
Gots: 1,455 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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 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.

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.

Photo of Slynger
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

60 pours a a deep clear golden color with an orange tinge to it and a fluffy cap of white.

The smell is nice and pleasantly sweet malts along with a nice hop variety of citrus, fresh pine, and earthy grass.

Nice flavor but not quite as hoppy as I would like. A more than adequate animal cracker malt base with nice, though kinda light, grapefruit and pine sappy hops. Light-medium body with a nice softly creamy carbonation and very nice light oily smoothness.

The 6-0 is a solid IPA, but I expect the niner to be the one that really impresses me.

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

12-ounce bottle poured into my DFH pint glass looks like a match made in Heaven. A clear, copper-amber body is capped with a couple of fingers of pale foam that makes a creamy rounded ice cream cone head that retains stubbornly and sticks nicely to the glass.

Smells piney and citrusy with a sweet note of honey-covered pineapple.

Taste is a piney, citrusy caramel mix balanced with a wonderful grapefruity bitterness. Sweet, but not overly so. Hoppy, but no hop bomb. Just about perfect, the drink is clean, refreshing, and crisp without any muddling in the flavors.

Featuring outstanding drinkability borne of an excellent flavor profile and just-right carbonation, this beer is a superb and wonderfully hoppy example of my favorite style.

Photo of SpecialK088
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A-Pours almost identical to the 90 nice clear copper color and redish tints and about 1 finger head.

S-A little vague but still get the hops and citrus classic IPA notes

T-I've only had the DFH 90 and 60 IPA's but i have to say that this brewery has got it right so far good piny/citrus flavor that leaves a nice bitterness in the back of your mouth from drink to drink. Medium body and incredibly drinkable beer this would be one i reached for time and time again if it was available in my area. Exceptionally Balanced

Photo of Lexluthor33
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber. Good head,nice tight foamy lace.
The aroma is of grapefruit,citrus and hops. The taste is hops,citrus,malts and piney notes. The overall feel is moderate carbonation,creamy,medium body and some mild bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Good beer and it has a place in my fridge anytime of the year. I do prefer the 90 min IPA,but 60 IPA is pretty damn good.
I like the hops and while it was sweet it was not too sweet. A good brew with good ABV.

Photo of nrbw23
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a crystal clear bright amber with a nice large white head. The head had great retention and left a good amount of lacing down the glass.

S- Very piney with hints of orange and grapefruit citrus notes. Subtle balancing malt is quickly covered up again by the big hop aroma.

T- Citrusy up front with a gigantic bitter finish of pine. There is a doughy malt in the middle, but the focus on this is on the hops all the way. This is, in my opinion, a bit more hoppy than the 90 minute, and less balanced, though it doesn't need to be. The hops are allowed to shine without being too overpowering.

M- Medium in body, nice and creamy with a good amount of carbonatioin.

D- An easy drinker, reasonably moderate ABV with a full flavour. An excellent beer, and while I might tend to lean towards the 90 minute a little more, I'd take this any day.

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

On tap at Union Brew House. Had this beer too many times to remember, but today I had one of the first pulls off the keg and it seemed "different". First thing- the smell- huge aromas of hops- piney and citrus finishing. Nice appearance, too- great fluffy head on a dark orange body. Taste is crisp and hopy. flavors include orangey hops, oily almost. Decent malt backbone to finish as well, but this is a hopheads IPA. Have to have another!

Photo of marcpal
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another staple Ive been drinking forever and realized I never reviewed when drinking one. What the hell was I doing?

12oz bottled poured into pint glass.

A: Gold with clarity and a nice fluffed head with a speckled sheet of lacing.

S: Hops and sugar malts. Citrus and fruity hops, nothing overpowering.

T: Delicious. Citrus bitterness and a matching solid backbone of roasty malts.

M: Full bodied and refreshing. Different body and texture, not as oily as 90 minute but this is still creamy.

D: Easy as any beer to drink. Epitome of a fallback beer when you are looking for something mild but a kick of flavor.

As always, consistently refreshing and one of my consistent goto beers for grilling on a nice day or even good for winter dinners. So smooth.

Photo of sevopie
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a decent head that lingers for a bit of time. Lighter in color than a fair amount of IPAs.

Smell - A little light on the smell to me, smells of the normal citrus and hops, almost has a smoky smell in there as well.

Taste - The hops don't hit you quite as much as some other IPAs, but they are definitely still there. Again the smokiness shows up, as well as a slightly sweet malt. Citrus on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Perfect amount of carbonation in this one, and the tastes that linger are very pleasing.

Drinkability - This is one of the easiest IPAs to get into, as nothing truly overpowers. Very well-rounded for an IPA, and the maltiness does show up.

Never going to be my favorite IPA, but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a 6-pack when I'm unsure of what to drink.

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

A- The pour left a small amount of head with active bubbles within the beer. This left a small white film on the top of the brew.

S- Delicious grapefruit smells truly shine through, along with other citrus notes. Sweet fruitiness is also there as well.

T- Citrus tastes are a definite yes given to the great hops flavors. The grapefruit taste is more present as a citrus flavor that is an undertone and at times an overtone of the brew. The malt is also very much there as well.

M- Good mouthfeel, not too fizzy and easy to down.

D- Great brew, easy to down like I previously mentioned.

Photo of YankChef
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/23/08

Appearance: Peach amber with a 1/4 inch white head that is pretty creamy in appearance at first and then dissipates to just a whisp, still covers the beer nicely

Smell: The aroma is very fragrant with a lot of pine and resiny goodness. Apricots certainly come to mind as well as fresh cut grass?

Taste: A perfect example of balanced imbalance, there is a lot of almost sweet citrusy flavor up front that gives way to a serious hop domination but not terribly bitter at all.

Overall: One of the refrigerator standbys, always a pleasure to see a 60 minute.

Photo of ralree
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow with a really nice white fluffy 2-finger head. Laces perfectly, and the retention is brilliant.

S: Smells really good - hoppy and tangy. This is one of the best smelling IPA's I've encountered. Fruit (sort of a cherry smell) is backed by the fresh smell of hops.

T: Wonderful flavor. We have great hop flavor on the surface to start, with undertones of fruit. After swallowing, some alcohol flavor comes into play, but it certainly isn't overpowering. Hop flavor lingers.

M: Perfect carbonation, pretty non-astringent, medium-heavy bodied. It's a little syrupy, but I like that in this style. Lingers on the tongue for a bit.

D: I could definitely drink one of these with a good burger, and have another right after. Due to the richness, (and the alcohol content) I probably wouldn't want to drink too much, though.

Photo of GJ40
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

A- A perfect golden color with good clarity and a thick, foamy head.

S - Hoppy but not super hoppy. Floral and citrusy. Some malt and yeast too.

T - Very citrusy with some bitterness and sweetness. Very clean and crisp.

M - Nice moderate carbonation level that lets the flavor shine through.

D - So easy to drink. It's very flavorful yet smooth and refreshing.

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

Bottled on 3-14-08

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a snifter.
Its a golden light amber color. Head from a rigerous pour is 3 fingers deep, white and fizzy.

The aroma is sweet honey nut cheerios, meets citrus hops. There is a nutty, floral hops aroma, and a slight apricotty fruitness.

Mouthfeel and taste up front is fizzy carbonation with nutty sweetness, some floral hops through the middle. The ibu's command attention after the swallow. They gather steam and then slowly fad to nothingness with a very small hop linger. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

This beer is very much my summertime beer of choice. If only it was more readily available in Mn, as I purchased this from Chicone's in Hudson.

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

On tap for $5.75 at Yardhouse, this had better be good. In fact, it had better be outstanding for that price. Unfortunately, it's not. Color is a medium yellow with zero head, smells faintly of citrus. Tastes mildly of citrus, but just not a whole lot of flavor going on. The best I can say is that a weak-ass beer like this goes down easily when it's 110­° outside, which it is today. But overall, this beer is a huge disappointment after hearing all the hype about Dogfish. One of the weakest IPAs I've ever had. What the fuck?

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

The colour of the beer is a light copper with a centimeter head. Decent head retention.

The nose on the beer is mostly malts, but it has a hint of hops. The taste of this beer is actually quite different. There are not floral hops, it has a lot of almost roasty malts, but then hits you at the end with the bitterness. It's almost a bridge IPA, meaning it'd be a beer you'd give to a person to ween them onto hops. I personally would want more hop character, but this is obviously going for something different than most IPAs, which isn't so bad. It just isn't my thing. When I drink an IPA, I want the hops to fucking hit me in the face. The mouthfeel is quite standard with a bit of creaminess and a bit of carbonation. The drinkablility in this beer is pretty standard (for me).

Photo of Poser
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber with a lingering, frothy top. Citrus and hoppy aroma with maybe some nutty characteristics. The taste is bold and complex. A heavy, malty texture but the hops are there from the first taste, which is to be expected from DFH. The citrus is the first thing you taste and it just stings more as it goes from first sip to finish. The aftertaste is a period of acidic recovery for your mouth. The mouth is on the heavier side of medium.

I really love this beer. It's not as bold as the 90 Min and it's not as ridiculous as the 120 Min, but I think it's more balanced and better for it.

Photo of kevinglin
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice beer - pours a clear golden/yellow with a white head formed of tight bubbles. Quarter-inch of foam sticks around, leaves a nice lacing, and crisp carbonation rises to the top of the glass 'til the end.

Pronounced fragrant, citrus hop nose and the taste follows without too much bitterness. Definite hop dominance, but not an overly aggressive bite, though the aftertaste does have a bit of a bitter pucker that reminds you that you've picked up a solid IPA.

Light-medium body, nearly effervescent, finishes somewhat dry.

A good starter IPA for someone new to trying the style and stepping up their appreciation of hops - not overpowering like some of the more extreme IPA/DIPAs that are on the market now. Could drink these all night.

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

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden copper with nice lacing and head retention.

Smell: A nice combination of earthy and rooty citrus hops with some grapefruit rind and some mild chocolate and maybe toffee and a bit of caramel for the malt flavors.

Taste: Balanced earthier citrus hops and later bitterness with mild sweeter malt flavors, dark bread, mild chocolate, and a semi-dry finish with a lot of nice bitterness and length.

Mouthfeel: Lighter-bodied with a good fullness and prickly carbonation bite near the end.

Drinkability: I think this a good starter for those trying to get into the style. Highly balanced and flavorful enough for the beginner and the hophead. One of the classics that doesn't seem to have lost anything in the years.

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Polished off one of these @George Keely's in NY during my bachelor party.

A-Poured a clear amber, tan head that pulses then shrinks to a line.

S-0Mild Hoppyness, making the 60/90 stuff easier to understand. Orange spicy aroma.

T-Somewhat watery sweetend hop. Easy going for a IPA. Comes at ya as it warms in the mug.

M: Light and smooth.

D: No problem.

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

Bottled 5/19/08

A: Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass, it pours a nice clear straw yellow with some hints of orange in it. It poured a nice white foamy head and it appears that some of the head will be retained for the entire glass. Decent lacing.

S: Nice full hoppy aroma.

T: Pure hops with maybe a hint of pine (?). Great flavor. Simple, but just as an IPA should be.

M/D: Overall, this is a very good beer. Smooth, medium body and just a straight forward IPA. This is one that I will definitely be drinking more of.

Photo of timbro81
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper/straw color with good carbonation that feeds a fine layer of foam. Smells of biscuity malts backed by a fair amount of hops. Smells like earthy UK hops, really well done. Seems light and sessionable until it is swallowed and the hops pour in. Its like an entirely different beer, pine comes out of nowhere. An amazing multi-dimensional beer. aftertaste is juicey and well lived. Taste becomes more biscuity/toasted/nutty as it warms. Fantastic.

Photo of israel
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an ommegang tulip glass

A - bronze appearance with orange hues, crystal clear, with scattered carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. A very inviting beer by the looks.

S - Aroma has a bready backbone with some piney hops mingling with a slight grapefruit scent. Very subdued in my opinion.

T - resinous with some grapefruit in the background; very much like the aroma. No surprises here.

M - mouthfeel is creamy with a medium body and an almost resiny feeling at the end..

D - compared to the huge ipa's anymore this could easily be considered a session beer and for good reason. Perfect on a hot day.

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

Pours a golden/orange amber with a light foamy two fingered head.Little carbonation with light lacing.

S. Smells of of piney hops and grapefruit sweetness.

T. This is a solid version of an I.P.A..At first earthy piney hops with a slight bitterness.Citrusy sweet with the malts hidden behind the hops.Finishes smooth with a tingle of grapefruit bitterness.

M. Dry with bitterness about your tounge.Light body not over oily or creamy.

D. 60Min. is a good represention of it's style.A well balanced beer and very refreshing.All the right flavors that you would expect and easy too drink.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,760 ratings.