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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

9,590 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,590
Reviews: 2,619
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 232
Gots: 1,358 | 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 hwwty4
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a chalice. Poured a beautiful golden amber with a nice head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma was of hops, but with citrus and something that has been roasted. Taste was hoppy but not overpowering. Citrus came through but there was a really unexpected malty backbone that really balanced the beer. Mouthfeel is great; light and malty. Coats your mouth in the flavor. Drinkability is far beyond the 90 and the 120.

hwwty4, Nov 29, 2007
Photo of Traquairlover
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A = Clear amber with nice body, one finger head with medium sized bubbles, great lacing.

S = Lots going on in this. It does not smell like I expect an American IPA to smell. There are notes of popcorn, toasted rice and Japanese hojicha green tea.

T = Good strong hops flavor, some slight roasted malt. A good solid, but not exceptional American IPA. It does have good balance though.

M = Mouthfeel is pretty bland, not thin but not especially remarkable.

D = A good, solid beer, but would probably pick another more distinctive IPA if I was only going to have one beer.

Traquairlover, Nov 27, 2007
Photo of bigdeuce
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This a just an all around, solid session beer. Pours a clear color and smells of grapefruit. Has a nice citrusy grapefruit taste as well, not overwhelming, but satisfying. The head is craggy and leaves a nice lacing down the glass. Very crisp and smooth with a nice drying finish. This one is a solid brew that I will be revisiting.

bigdeuce, Nov 24, 2007
Photo of DefenCorps
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to review my comfort beer at my local bar in a different setting - from a bottle into a pint glass in the comfort of home

A: Crystal clear amber pour with a one finger head that recedes. A little lace as i keep drinking.

S: Grapefruit and pine. This bottle is REALLY fresh and i smell an earthy hop, like a wet hopped beer. There's a hint of caramel too.

T: Lovely medium body with a nice blast of hops. The grapefruit bitterness is quite prominent.

M: Light carbonation does great things on your tongue.

D: Very good. I could drink several of these (and have in the past).

DefenCorps, Nov 19, 2007
Photo of buzzworthy
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA pours a hazy amber-golden color with a two finger head. There is some head retention with a thin white lace throughout consumption. The smell is somewhat fruity with floral hoppiness and the trace of a buttery smell. The taste offers abundant herbal hops. There is more maltiness than I was expecting ( a plus for me), which offers a good balance. Very drinkable.

buzzworthy, Nov 17, 2007
Photo of nsmartell
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer after a long day at work. From bottle to pint glass. Purchased at Murray's Wine and Liquor going out of business sale. Very sad.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a very thick head that wouldn't stop and won't go away.

Smell: Very hoppy with a hint of citrus.

Taste: A very hoppy beer and pretty yummy.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth but nothing extraordinary.

Drinkability: I'm just getting into IPA's and this is certainly a good one. I think I need to compare with Dogfish Head's 90 and 120 during the same session to compare.

nsmartell, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of scottyshades
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked one up at ABC in a mix n' match 6er for around $1.69 per
A: Pours a full amber color with orange hues and a little haze, slightly off-white rocky head that leaves a decent lace on the glass

S: Super hoppy, hints of pine and citrus as well as a dominating spicy aroma

T: Once again, super hoppy and very bitter but that is OK due to the other apparent features of the beer including pine, grapefruit, and alot of spices

MF: Medium bodied, smooth and clean finish with a bitter aftertaste

D: Highly drinkable, however I would probably not want to finish a 4pack

I really enjoyed this beer along with the 90 minute...I personally found the 90 minute to be better constructed, however I have yet to try the 120 minute, just a matter of time

scottyshades, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of Gizmo
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear honey orange with a large, whipped cream head that leaves chunks of lace.

Nose has lots of oily hops up front, fresh pine, grapefruit, and sweet oranges, with a doughy malt background that is very nice.

Taste is juicy up front, with more resinous hop oils, hints of salty lemon-lime, pepper, a woody, cedary middle, faint honeysuckle, and a doughy malt profile. Finish is slightly peppery and hoppy, with a solid, rounded mouthfeel and medium body.

Overall a pretty nice, well balanced ipa. Lots of fresh hops, with an equally heavy malt profile that made this beer much sweeter, and less hoppy than expected. This is usally the first "real" ipa I recommend to friends, because it's not just hops in a glass..(mmmm, hops in a glass...). The label used to read "bottle conditioned", but not this batch. Sad, because there's a definite drop in overall quality. It's still a great all around, well balanced ipa.

Gizmo, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of SargeC
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep gold color with dense off white head.

Smell: heavy hops with a menthol quality.

Taste: Very smooth brew with a delicate, yet hearty hop fingerprint.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Not over hopped, it keeps beer from coming off too dry.

Drinkability: Great, drinkable IPA. Well crafted and does its job without going over the top.

SargeC, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of cswhitehorse
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 60 minute pours a clear almost lager color with a quickly dissipating foam head. I did not see any freshness date on the bottle. The smell was a nice citrusy aroma. The taste was balanced with a cookie maltness on the backend. It was very thin for me in the mouth. Overall a good IPA.

cswhitehorse, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of L4t3rg4t3r
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice light amber with a pillowy head that slowly dissipates leaving a thin white lacing on the glass

Smell: Hops and muted Pine Needles

Taste: A very nice combination of hops and malt with the hops prevailing at the end. Also has a little bit of that piney character and hop bitterness on the tail.

Mouthfeel: Nice and solid, not to heavy, but not to light either...just right.

Drinkability: One of my favorite sessioners, I could drink this often and never grow tired of it.

L4t3rg4t3r, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of MillRat
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden yellow with just a hint or red. Head is barely present, and then plain gone. By appearance, I wondered I grabbed a bottle with a leak and beer was nearly flat. Very nice left-coast hop aroma with a mellow topping of pine and citrus. Not overwhelming. Malt aroma in the far background. Like the aroma, the flavor is all about the hops, with the malt tethering the whole presentation to terra firma. The malt body really wants to make itself at home on your tonsils, but the hops now come to rescue and chase it off. Overall not a session beer, but that's not what an american IPA is about. For what it is it's quite drinkable, even if that means you stop at two or three instead of one.

MillRat, Nov 07, 2007
Photo of Lothore
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear, reddish yellow color with a tiny head that fades quickly. Very few carbonation bubbles evident.

S- Very dominate smell, sweet and malty with a piney hop character hidden behind the sweetness.

T- Sweet to begin with, roasted flavor with a slight hopiness at the end. I thought with this beer, the 60 was better flavor wise than the 90 because the additional hops just did not seem to behove it (90 min).

M- A bit thick with a medium amount of carbonation.

D- This is very drinkable and would be easy to session. More toned down and perhaps better balanced version than the 90 min.

Lothore, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of mat5175
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great light amber color. Nice head initially that fades pretty quickly, but does leave some lacing that seems to last a while.

Spciy and floral nose, great clean hops.

This has a great flavor that is not only representative of the type, but compares favorably to other great beers in the category. The flavor profile has the usual hop bitterness, but isn't overpowering. Some citrus throughout. Not quite as clean as 471 from Breckenridge. A great IPA, that is well balanced.

60 Minute is light on the palate and refreshing when nice and cold with lively carbonation.

The hops get to be too much for me after about two of these. But when i am in the mood for an IPA without the punch of 90, this one suits me.

mat5175, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of racer2k
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have a 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy yellow with a nice thick head and good lacing.

Smell: Heavy Hops with a citrus and a hint of pine. Smells delicious!

Taste: A strong but smooth hoppy bite. I can taste some citrus and piney tones. If you are a hophead this is on top of the list!

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, and some moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Excellent session beer that is not too heavy on the alcohol only 6%. One of the best IPAs that I have every had. I drink it all of the time!

Comments: A fine beer!

racer2k, Nov 03, 2007
Photo of praufs01
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance – Hazy orange-amber color with a frothy off-white head.

Aroma - Light hop aroma with hints of grapefruit

Palate - Lively carbonation with a thin mouth feel and a smooth, slightly sticky finish.

Flavor – Smooth semi-sweet pink grapefruit. I also detected a hint of tangerine in the finish.

Final thoughts – Very smooth, clean, and refreshing. One of the best IPA experiences I’ve ever had. This is an exceptional well crafted brew.

praufs01, Oct 29, 2007
Photo of Tballz420
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear deeper-gold colored brew, small white head tops it. Caramel malts on the nose get dominated by a floral array of hops. Sweet caramel malt front, main event is nice bitter and floral hop. Medium mouth, creamy body. Very nice IPA, not a mega-hop monster, but it sounds like the 90 and 120 got that covered. Very nice.

Tballz420, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of fitzy84
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beverage had a dark gold appearance when it was poured out. The smell was very strong. It had a sour, tangy and citrus odor that made the mouth water. Its taste was similar to the smell with a very refreshing crispness. The drink had a nice sting in the mouth from its ingredients. It was pretty light so it went down nice. Overall, a smooth, strong IPA with quite an aroma.

fitzy84, Oct 23, 2007
Photo of shadow1961
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA pours a nice stiff head over
a slightly cloudy honey colored brew. Carbonation is steady,
and the nose is dominated by citrusy hops. The flavor is rich
and malty and not unexpectedly hoppy- pine and citrus flavors
mostly, for balance. Mouthfeel is round and very very smooth,
considering that big hop presence. It's really hoppy, but at the
same time always under control and quite accessible. DH has
the rep for a reason. If you can get some, then get some!

shadow1961, Oct 23, 2007
Photo of biggmike
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an attractive amber/orange color that begs to be drank. Nice white head that lingers a while. Aroma is very pleasant blend of citrus and floral aromas. Taste is very well balanced between the malt and hops. Nice citrus flavors. Mouthfeel is very nice. This is a very sessionable IPA. Good Stuff.

biggmike, Oct 22, 2007
Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A. Pours a hazy yellow with a healthy head and decent lacing.

S. Big piney citrusy hops! Big and impressive beer!!!!

T. Very slight malt, but big impressive hops. Pine, grass and citrus. An enjoyable beer.

M. Smooth carbonation and finish. A smooth IPA.

D. This is a great everyday beer. If this was available here in Charleston, I would make this a staple in the refrigerator. A great everyday IPA.

A great beer from DFH!!!!

MarkSCCOT, Oct 20, 2007
Photo of becktone
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eye: Couldn't ask for a better pint of beer. This is perfect. Nice large head with excellent retention. Color is golden and the brew is crystal clear. As I said before, this is a model for the way any pale type of ale should look.

Nose: Pretty nice nose on this brew. Great malt backbone as well as some roasted/toasty aromas coming through. Also some graininess. Of course as with all IPAs there is a strong hop presence. The hops are floral and include some spice in the aroma. I would prefer something a bit stronger from the hops, the aroma seems to lean more towards the toasty malts, perhaps it'll change as it warms.

Tongue: Hop bitterness makes itself known right from the get go. Flavor of the hops is spicy and floral. There is a good balance between the spiciness offered from the hops and the toasty flavor from the malts. The graininess also comes through in the flavor helping to give some semblance of balance to the brew. Overall a good IPA, I've had what I would subjectively say is better-in my opinion could use a bit more hop flavor and bitterness....but hey that's what 90 and 120 minute are for. However, you still can't go wrong with this.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: The beer is medium bodied on the palate with appropriate levels of carbonation, it does not get in the way of the overall body or the flavor of this brew. The finish is semi-dry. This is a beer I'd definitely buy again. A really great brew, not quite as hoppy as 90 minute and definitely not as hoppy as 120 minute, it seems to me that this would be a "crossover" IPA for someone that was used to APAs but not really IPAs. Overall a great offering from DFH.

becktone, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of TheBierBand
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz brown bottle (with bottled on date: 07/12/07 - ) consumed 10/16/07) into a pint glass. The off white head rose to about 1-1/2" with the pour. As the head settled down, the lacing was thick and clumpy down the side of the glass. The beer itself is a golden honey color.

The nose on this is fairly pronounced. A good balance between piney hops and a a toasted malt with a bit of caramel.

The taste: Just like the smell! Nice, piney hops dominates early but a thick tasty malt balances things off well.

Mouthfeel: Nice, thick and robust. Just a bit high on carbonation.... too fizzy for my taste... But a good IPA.

Drinkability: I only got a single this time.... but the overall sensation of this ale warrents at least a sixer next time.... Recommended, solid beer.

TheBierBand, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of Amalak
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Light orange and clear. Semi-bubbly. Solid head and great lace.

S: Has that awesome IPA smell.

T: So smooth, definitely one of the best IPAs I've had.

M: Flavorful and easy going. Has that bitter IPA feel in the back of the mouth.

D: Truly is one of the easier beers to drink.

I think this might be my favorite IPA. Dogfish does this brand so well, and I hear the the other IPAs are incredible.

Amalak, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of TheTrevor
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I heard good things about this beer so I decided to pick up a bottle at the local Beerporium. After pouring it I was greeted by the pleasant smell that reminded me very much of malts. There was about a quarter of an inch head and it was a light brown color. There was a decent amount of lacing and the first taste I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting an overwhelming amount of hops and a bitter finish, but instead the taste is very smooth and has there was no unpleasant aftertaste. The hops are definitely there but not obtrusively so. I tend to favor beers with less hops but this one may enter my regular rotation. The carbonation was pleasant and maybe even a bit mild. As far as drinkability I'd probably be able to put back four or five, but I think I'd much rather just sit and enjoy them one at a time.

TheTrevor, Oct 11, 2007
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,590 ratings.