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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,105 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,105
Reviews: 2,696
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,938 | 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: 10,105 | Reviews: 2,696
Photo of goblet
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

popped the top and poured it out.

the look to this brew is light orange with a decent white frothy head that lasts the whole experience ,its very clean and clear, heavy carbonation little lacing.

the smell is superb oily fresh hops and mild malt .a bit of citrus ,and spices come though .

the flavor is a prefect balance of mild sweet malt and hops ,alot of hops taste comes through. its floral and bitter in all the right ways the grains and spice give is dept and pleasent complexity.

the feel to this beer is smooth and clean ,medium to light body, a hops bitter after taste that is in no way uninviting .

this is a great IPA one the best out there ,if you get the chance to have this brew don't pass it up. I'll go back to this one often.

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

Appearance: yellow / gold clear - decent head retention.

Smell: honey, barley/malt

Taste: roasted malt, mild hops, honey - nice flavor - I can see where 90 min. gets its roots

Mouthfeel: Smooth - tannins - very enjoyable

Drinkable: very drinkable - I could session - I highly recommend

Photo of jpaltan
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Pours with a quarter inch of foam and is a nice amber color. The smell is all citrus, with grapefruit dominating with some hints of pine too. The taste is bitter, not strong, but enduring. Bitterness is well balanced against a malty sweetness that comes to the palate. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, and leaves the tongue tingling a bit. A good coating type of mouthfeel. Drinkability is pretty high, but the bitterness might be a downer after a bit.

Photo of ncstateplaya
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer doesn't even need to be reviewed...everyone knows how good it is. But I will tell my story anyway.

It pours a crisp and clear effervescent golden color with a great white fluffy head. Crystal clear with tons of carbonation racing to the surface. Pretty good lacing throughout the empty glass.

Citrusy hops dominate the nose. Grapefruit with notes of pine as well. The malts are present in the background but are overshadowed by the shear amount of hops.

Your tastebuds are greeted by a great hoppy bitterness -> jaw clenching. Exactly what I was looking for after a stressful day at work. Grapefruit flavors with much more malt character than anticipated. Malts lend to a sweetness to accompany the bitter hops.

Medium bodied with tons of tongue tingling carbonation. Very fulfilling in the mouth and leaves the mouth feeling coated. Great bitter qualities and finishes dry.

Great all around IPA, probably the beer responsible for my enjoyment of the style. Highly drinkable -> one of those beers you drink until you run out or pass out.

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

Pours a solid clearish golden color with a light lacing of white head.
Smell is pretty floral of hops with a decent citrus undertone.
Taste has a definite hoppy character, somewhere there is a woody quality, like pine or cedar.
Finish is a little muddy with a well lasting floral after-taste.
Drinks very smoothly, lives in the realm of sessionably drinkable.

Photo of soupermirl
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours yellowish golden and clear. Fantastic IPA. Poured up a real nice frothy head with long standing wide residual ring. Smells great, almost abbey like with hops. It tastes, well... Good... Not overly hoppie like many IPAs, but none the less an IPA with tastie hops, seemed well balanced to me with a "hoppy ending". Great mouthfeel, somewhat complex with all sorts of great tastes. Not sure what kind of hops were used, but a good balance of hops and malt. Tastie to the last drop. Easy to drink, not so easy that you'd want to drink a 6-er, I mean 4-er, but one or two. Great IPA.

Photo of Jmoore50
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good, but not 90 minute.

This had a really yellowish straw appearance that scared the hell out of me. I did not know what to do, but I again looked at the Dogfish Head label and realized it was going to be okay. I got it to pour a two finger white head, that left little to no lacing.

The smell was great, a oily hop smell that just screamed 'drink me'. It had a pine citrus smell, but really an oily thickness came off from the head that made me excited. So I drank it.

It is good, but not outstanding. I just liked it because it was a nice IPA that gave me a great hop citrus taste, but nothing outstanding. It had a good oily hop mouthfeel that was good. Incredibly drinkable also, before I knew it the brew had vanished. Overall a good brew, and probably a repeat, just nothing outstanding.

Photo of stagger
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a funny beer; it doesn't seem to fit traditional categories. If you want an American IPA - that BIG HOP FLAVA - you're not going to get it here. This beer seems subtle, delicate, wispy, ethereal. Not as flowery as the 90 Minute, and in some ways better, more earthy and grounded. I get a lot of coffee scents and flavours in the 60. Also sweet bready hops and bitter grassy malt. Or do I mean the other way around? This beer is so damned balanced that its qualities are hard to pick apart. It's never going to be a favourite of mine, but it really is exceptional in a way that's hard to pin down. Greater than the sum of its parts? Repays repeated tasting? One way or another it's gonna find you, it's gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha? All of the above.

Photo of jpro
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very light amber / gold, with a minimal white head.

Aroma is piney hops and caramel malt (maybe a little burnt caramel). Surprisingly, I seem to notice the malt aroma more than the hop aroma.

Taste is floral, citrusy hops up front, followed by the heavier piney hops near the finish. There is a nice malt balance. Followed by the bitter finish, the beer leaves a bit of lasting sweetness on the palate.

I would say its medium-bodied and pretty drinkable -

Photo of GeezLynn
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lighter ice tea colored brown/yellow, but a full white head makes up for the bland coloring.
Fresh hops, little pine, nice light bready malt scent. The aroma doesn't seem to improve after a few minutes of sitting as some of the other top IPAs will.
Crisp clean taste, a little lighter on the hops end, which emphasizes a balanced malt body.
Just enough carbonation to provide the right refreshing mouthfeel for a lighter IPA.
A very drinkable IPA, one I would recommend especially to those still developing an appreciation for the style.

Even as a fan of Double IPA's, I believe 60 minute is flat out a superior beer to DFH 90 minute, and would consider the 60 minute a go-to brew.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received during CanBIF5 from Ralphus.

Tasted on June 10, 2009.

A: Golden to amber color. More golden. The head was almost not present.

S: piny hops with some citrus notes. I smell the presence of alcohol.

T: The hops hit you right from the beginning. Good bitterness all the way through. Get some malts which I associate with an earthy/mineral taste. This taste is increased with a warmer beer.

M: Medium bodied beer.

D: Quite easy to drink. Good beer overall. A good IPA.

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

Another standby for this IPA man. Poured a straw/amber and a bit cloudy. The head was a couple fingers thick, white and reduced to 1/4 after a few sips. The smell is a little citrusy and piney with a nice malty caramel malt balance. The taste is floral, more pine than citrus like most DFH PAs. The mouthfeel is appropriately crisp with just the right carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer, a session IPA if I ever had one.

Photo of cnjohn19
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The continually hopped beer...

Pours a dull orange with a strong pillowed head...stays around for a while and halfway laces the glass...Hops and more hops to the nose (nothing else for me)...unbalanced smell overall...Great tasting beer, very sharp and bitter...great aftertaste (I suggest enjoying with sharp cheddar cheese)...hops dominate but taste is much more balanced than the smell alluded to...

You'll enjoy this one from dogfish...yes, the 90 minute is better (can't wait for the 120)...The taste is the best part of this beer, which to me is the most important...

Photo of aaronxsubaru
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First review, w00t

A- Nice golden color, decent head when poored quickly, not much retention. decent lacing.

S- a roated small like others have said not smokey though

T- Lots of roasted malt flavor and hops

D- its not the best i've had, i think i'd need to revisit this later once i've tried more beers, as well as after i've had more IPA to compare with

overall i can't say i didn't like it but i'm not sure i'd buy this again for a while, but i'm definitely willing to give it another try someday.

Photo of jsh420
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

notes from 5/26 blind ipa tasting

bottled 2/25/09

pours gold with a 1/2 white fluffy head that left lacing all down the glass

smell was big grassy alcohol hops with sweet malts

taste as hoppy as this beer is it is nicely balanced

mouthfeel - first sip stings your mouth - light body and crisp finish

drinkability is very good - easy drinking light body ipa

over this beer finished tied for next to last in blind tasting
rankings on tasting 1-8 GFlash-2Hrtd-BigEye=Hop3-CorneDuDiable-60min=AlphaKing-Hdevil

Photo of ensign11
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - clear dark yellow with a nice foamy white head

S - hoppy ofcourse, with hints of citrus

T - bittering, but nicely balanced with malt, some sweetness too from citrus

M - good carbonation and light to medium bodied

D - easily drinkable for any occasion

this is my go to beer if i have no ideas of what else to drink/buy. always have some in the fridge

Photo of blackearth
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a light golden color with a white head and produces good lacing in the glass. First aroma is soapy, almost like a cleaning product. (It's not my glass because I've been rinsing it with tap water and not using soap) Light bodied with an initial spicy flavor from the carbonation, then sweet and toasty malt character makes an appearance, followed by a long piney hop taste. Good balance between malt and hops. An extremely sessionable beer.

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

A- Pours a pale golden with not too much head on it.

S- Earthy and herbal notes dominate, with some toasty-sweetness in the background.

T- Starts off with pretty pungent citrus, then some earthy/herbal/floral hop flavors, fading to a biscuity/slightly sweet caramel backbone, with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

M- Thin to medium body, with ample carbonation.

D- Very drinkable, definitely an IPA to session on for any hophead.

Photo of unHipHopHead
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker straw or lighter amber... depending on how you look at it. Poured a nice fluffy head that held up for about half the glass with decent lacing.

The mouthfeel is super carbonated and its emphasized by the upfront hops.

Where this beer really hits home is the taste and drinkability. Initially the up front hops are balanced pretty well by the carbonation. The middle drink is very balanced and then when least expected the late after taste hops creep in.

Overall a very refreshing and drinkable IPA.

Photo of JoshuaJ
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, OH.

Rich, hazy golden color. Not much head, but that's because of the pour. Decent lacing all the way down.

Smelled an earthy sort of hoppy. Mostly pine, with a bit or orange and/or grapefruit rind.

Strong, earthy and cirtrusy ops hit you up front, and at first I thought they were going to take over the whole brew. Not so. The biscuity malts come through very well and it ends up being very well balanced. Even the aftertaste is well balanced. The carbonation was good and paired with the alcohol, they warmed the tongue and the belly.

The beer is bursting with flavor and is what I would consider to be a classic American IPA. I'm not sure I would session this, but that's only because I want to enjoy every sip as much as the first one.

Photo of nicnut45
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow straw color. A nice frothy white head settles into 1/4 inch bumpy white head. Nice lacing on the glass as you drink.

Smell: A bit of floral earthy hop character. I get a whift of burnt coffee. The foam on this beer holds back the aromas but nothing a little shake wont stir up.

Taste: This is bitter, not a very pleasing bitterness from my tastes. The malt is subdued by the hops only a touch of sweetness. I pick up maybe a bit of cheesiness from the hops and bitterness. Not a lot of character but for the style its right on.

Mouthfeel: I wouldnt call it thick, maybe just a bit under. Carbonation is a bit low. Maybe a little more would be good just to push the hop aromas.

Drinkability: For the money I could find a better I.P.A. The unpleasent bitterness kind of lingers. I find myself taking another just to try and wash it away. The style of this is right on. But the hops employed on this one are not my cup of tea.

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

I cannot believe that I have never drank this beer. I always pass it up in favor of the ninety. no longer.

a clear gold color with a massive fluffy white head that laces spectacularly.

mild scent but very floral nonetheless. honey and flowers. a very surprising scent of sweet caramel malt and little in the way of hops.

the flavor is very good. period. there is a great balance of very slightly bitter hops and the caramel malt. underneath there are mild fruit flavors. very good.

filling, sticky mouthfeel. mild carbonation.

I would say this is a less extreme version of the 90 Min. it has many of the same qualities with the bitter hop and sweet malt, but it punches you in the face a lot less. and that may not be a good thing.

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

Poured into a Stone Pint glass.
I had a bottle of this for the first time yesterday and I'm fairly certain it suffered from oxidation: the after taste was disgusting wet cardboard. I'm really hoping it was just the bottle.

A: A somewhat hazy light amber color yields a decent amount of off-white head that dissipates quickly to leave a light ring around the beer- it laces mildly well.

S: Hops, of course! Lots and lots of floral and citrus hops all balanced out by sweet malt.

T: This beer comes on with a big sweet hop kick to the mouth: it's almost a little sweet at first but that's ok: the hop flavors are delicious. Woohoo! No wet cardboard taste this bottle. I'm relieved. Grapefruit flavors come through and are then complemented by a nice sweet malt aftertaste that lingers.

M&D: It's a medium bodied beer with relatively light carbonation for the style. Of course, this is a very drinkable IPA and certainly something I'll make a point to keep stocked in the fridge.

Once again, DFH delivers.

Photo of NightINgale
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Orange/amber body with some bubbles. The off-white head is rather plentiful at first, then dissipates up to a point where you get about a millimetre of foam. Looks nice. Decent head retention and lovely lacing.

S: Gives out a very floral, pine aroma, with plenty of citrus and some malts.

T: This beer bursts with flavour. A spectacular hoppy bite takes lead at first, followed by some significant sweetness and some biscuit-type malts. The finish is bitter, but the bitterness isn't too sharp and is rather pleasant. Any hop-head should be able to adore this beer! Although it is very hoppy, the malts still play a significant role, making this beer well-balanced.

M: Ligh-to-medium body (closer to medium). Very smooth and yet crisp. The flavour is bursting, and it is clear that the ingredients the Dogfish brewers use are high-quality.

D: Goes down very smooth. I would recommend against having more than 2 bottles at a time, but this is a wonderful IPA!

Photo of SickBrew
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a deep yellow with some hints of amber. Head is a bit week and quickly subsides. Only a few wispy rings of lace are left behind. Nose is a bit faint and a somewhat grassy. Flavor follows nose and although the flavor is decent, the grassy tones tend to dominate. Malt backbone is also a bit weak for the grassy flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit slimy, if that makes sense and the carbonation could be a bit greater. Overall the beer is just OK for me.

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