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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,888 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,888
Reviews: 2,654
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1,652 | FT: 6
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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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Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Neighbor's in Atlanta.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head sticks around for a while before receding into a patchy layer of bubbles on top and a medium-sized ring around the glass. Lacing is decent.

Smells of light grapefruit aromas and sweet malt. Nothing's too strong, but it's still inviting.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mild grapefruit joined by sweet malt up front, with a good amount of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is good. Good thickness and carbonation, very smooth.

Drinkability is very good. A very sessionable beer - the ABV is relatively low and the flavors are mild but well-balanced.

Overall this one never disappoints. Give it a shot if you haven't already.

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

A - brilliantly clear, light orange colour, white head, good retention, and a bit of lace left behind.

S - clean, crackery malt, touch of caramel, light citrus hop aroma

T - good dose of juicy hop flavour to start and continues til the end, but never harsh or agressive, very smooth and clean. Malt profile has some light sweetness, and more of that crackery biscuit that shows up nicely in the finish. Hops are mostly citrus although I get a bit of pine in the middle. Bitterness is also quite smooth and not overly done. Good mix of malt, bitterness and drying alcohol in the finish.

M - med body, med light carbonation, finish is relatively dry and snappy.

D - exceptionally clean and smooth, hops are present, but do not overpower tasty malt backbone.

Extreme? No. Tasty? Hell yes, and downright sessionable in my opinion. In the race to make the hoppiest, most bitter IPA, some folks forget that it still has to be a good beer. Dogfish Head does it right.

Thanks to NASH for the bottle!

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

Served in a pint glass, a orange gold color with a nice finger of foamy white head.

Smells like flowers and citrus fruit. The first whiff makes me want to gulp this brew.

Nice hoppy flavor with a tasty bitter finish. Just enough bitterness for an IPA, but not overpowering.

Nice and creamy mouth feel, smooth and full.

One of the most drinkable IPA's I've enjoyed. Left me wanting more.

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

Pours a clear golden orange color with a pillow of white foam that hangs out there for a while. Aggressive hop aroma mixed with grass.

It is a very floral and spicy beer. It is not simply overloaded with hops, but it does have quite a bit of hop presence to say the least. The hops hit hard and then balance to near perfection with pale malts and a bit of bread as it dries out toward the finish. It starts crisp, and I would like it to stay that way, but the carbonation dies as soon as it hits your tongue. This is one I could have a few of.

Photo of prsguitarsr4me
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good IPA - its a amber blonde color with a nice head and nice lacing. There is something sharp in the smell that I don't like -- but its not in the taste - its tastes great. Mouthfeel isn't as full as I'd like - its a little thin, but good nonetheless. Easy and enjoyable drinker that has a lot of flavor. I like the Stone IPA the most, but this is quite good.

Photo of dancinwillie
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a light amber, with a dense, small white head, that drops slowly to a covering.

a little oily citrus hop aroma, as well as light pine. A pronounced bready malt smell also. Very faint overall on the aroma.

Hoppy, citrus and piney. But also some grassy, floral, and herbal flavors. Reminds me of a English style IPA. Restrained and dignified, but hoppy as hell anyway. Malt is present, but somewhat in the shadows. Still, very balanced really, if not leaning a bit in the hops direction, but after all, this is an IPA. So balanced for the style, I guess.

Mouthfeel is good. right between thick and thin, a little creamy, a little chewy, dry finish, and just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, a simple treat. This is not the "wow" beer that will blow you away. Look to the 90, 120, or something else if that's what you're after. But, if you're feeling like I was tonight, get a beer full of flavor, with minimal ABV that you can drink steady. I'm going to go enjoy another 60 minute IPA right now!

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

Pours a hazy sort of orangeish amber color. Big fluffy white head with decent retention. Slight lacing but what is there is sticky.

Hop aroma is noticeable, as it should be. Aroma is of the cirtic and floral variety. Sweet malty smell hanging out in the back.

While the beer i am drink is not quite as fresh as maybe it "should" be the hop bitterness is still noticeable. Citrus bitterness and hops come of ever so oily. Malt back as sweetened the beer up with the age on it. Different flavor compared to fresh yet still enjoyable.

Mouth feel is medium and crisp. Finishes somewhat dry.

Very enjoyable and super easy to drink.

Photo of mugglesandhops
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer from the dogfishy's

A- Little Cloudy copper color with a decent head on it, good lacing as I drank it down

S- Hoppy, piney

T- more hops, pine

M- Good mouthfeel...much easier to drink than the 90 or 120

D- I could drink this everyday...great example of an ipa

Photo of ncbeermonger
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good beer, like the 60 min, LOVE THE 90 MIN!

Pours well into my trusty sam Adams glass, has decent head

The smell is good, hops, and more hops

The taste is good, this is a pretty good IPA

The mouthfeel is good, I like the 90, ad 120 better, but then I am a hop head, so What do you expect?

This is a very drinkable IPA, it is avaliable just about everywhere, pick it up, and enjoy!

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

Thanks to Bobsy for shipping this safely acroos the Canadian Shield and the prairies.

Tough to find fault appearance wise. Frankly exceptional in ever regard in this dept.

Citrus and pine aroma in near perfect balance with sweet malt. This is a gooder me thinks.

Shoots and scores! Every thing I ( key word..lol) like in an IPA american or otherwise is featured here. Hopped very nicely, but not at the expense of everything. Sweet, oily, bitter all in a very nice balance. Hop sticks to the palate, but in a tea-like bitterness after a minute or two.

Well balanced in terms of body and carbonation.

To be perfectly honest, i could drink these like I use to pound Molson Canadian's.

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

Pours a golden yellow with a very persistent head. Very nice lacing and continuously rising bubble of carbonation make this a nice looking beer.

Smell is reaching out from the glass on my desk. The aroma is hops upfront, piney and earthy they are inviting me to drink now and ask questions later. Caramel notes ride the back of the hops.

Flavor is strong malty backbone. The malt is biscuit and bread with dark caramel dripping off the sides. There is a nice cream flavor that accompanies the caramel malt. Hops are very well represented, but not overpowering as the grain bill in this beer keeps up with the hops. Hops are piney and citrus at the same time, there is a nice bitterness here that is quite nice.

I really like where this beer is going. I have had the 120 minute and it was even better, but I have not formally reviewed it. This beer has a nice strong hop hit, but the hops are not the only flavor in the beer. There is a very good malt representation here, and it is nice.

Photo of smanders
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the tap at the Dogfish Head Alehouse - Gaithersburg, MD

Appearance: Hazy golden color with lots of effervescence. Thick head with nice lacing.

Smell: Citrus and pine up front with a little sweetness in the background.

Taste: Great balance. Lasting spice of the hops is pleasant without overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Average. Goes down easily...sometimes too easily.

Drinkability: High. This is a nicely-priced, well-made IPA which is becoming available just about everywhere. Whether from the bottle or the tap, give DFH 60 minute a run. It won't disappoint.

Photo of nc41
2.03/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Recently revisited this Ale, after a fairly long layoff. Pours ok, the nose is a chocolate stout, bitter coffee, decent head. A very strange nose. the first hit on the taste buds is coffee, ending bitter like an IPA should. Half way thru the head is completely gone, no lacing at all, it looks like it's been sitting overnight, and went stale. After living off other IPA's , definitely a dissappointing brew. Advertised as a cask ale. I'll pass on this one in the future, the heavy coffee influence is definitely a turn off.

Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The provincially-run LCBO has broadened its horizons lately and this is one more good American import that's finally easier to come by. Poured a shade or two lighter than bronze, clear with orange hilights after it settled into the glass, short lived off-white head. A ring remained and a bit of lacing, carbonation was fleeting. Swirling the ale brings back a thin, active surface film as well as bringing out a sharp citrus smell, almost lemon lime, big hoppy aroma. The hops are very apparent again in the mouth with a lively sharpness and mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. While I really like the hop presence, there's a dryness that takes away from the overall effect, not as well rounded as another recent import into these parts. But overall, do partake and enjoy, this is a huge world of difference from what passes for an IPA in Ontario. Thanks to the good folks in Delaware for taking the trouble to export your beer to these parts.

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

A: Golden copper color with thick white head that stays throughout the entire beer. Laces very well.

S: Smells wonderful. Floral scent with a background full of hops.

T: Taste is outstanding. A bit of a floral taste when entering the mouth with an outstanding bitter hoppy aftertaste.

M: Great carbonation, leaves a wonderful aftertaste in the mouth.

D: A great beer to drink if you love IPA and are looking for a beer that you can drink in sessions. It's VERY easy to drink 4 of these in one session!

Photo of Larrytown
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice bronze with a small short-lived head. The nose has hints of hops and sweetness, but not as much as I expected.

Goes down pretty smooth. The hops are present, but not overwhelming. Crisp feel in the mouth but a nice weight too. I could see having a few of these, I suppose, but I probably won't be racing out to the store to pick up a sixer.

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

One and a half fingers of fluffy long-lasting offwhite head topping a crystal clear golden-copper body with bubbles continually rising from the floor of the glass. Plenty of lace left behind.

Light citrus and pine scent.

Citrus (especially grapefruit) and malt sweetness with definite lingering pine taste at the end. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with perfect amount of carbonation. Nice bitter finish leaves me wanting another sip.

One of my favorite IPAs. Creamy, balanced, eminently drinkable, hops are not overwhelming and there are no picky or biting qualities; even the appearance of this beer is impressive. Bet this would be exquisite with bleu cheese...

Photo of ph2001
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in pint glass

a true golden color, completely transparant. there is one finger of head that settles down quickly. it smells bready and thick, but still rather mild. some piney hops and a sweet maltiness catch the nose too. it is smooth and bubbly, light hops, malty, and sweet. it finishes with a certain thickness to it.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single of this for $1.69.

Tried a lot of other Dogfish Head's stuff, including the 90 minute IPA, but never this original one. A very bubbly orange color in the glass with a nice hoppy aroma. Taste is pretty good, ncie and hoppy but not overdone at all. Seems a little boring to me, which is surprising from DFH. Might crack into the top 5 IPA's I've had but it's close... It's a great beer but I was expecting better to be honest.

Photo of philbe311
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Effervescent and lively two fingers of white head... Pale golden straw color with orange hue highlights... Light carbonation that is both slow and distinctive... Good lacing and solid head retention...

S - Hello to the sweet smell of citrus hops... Additionally sweetness is evident from fruit and malt undertones... Not overpowering, but a nice and slightly complex aroma all the way around...

T - Quick hit of citrus, followed by a lot of piney hops... Grains follow and the finish has hints of pepper present...

M - Light, creamy, and luscious... Good lively carbonation on the tongue... Crisp and highly refreshing...

D - Great IPA... Easy drinking... It's hoppy, but far from overdone... Solid, sip after sip... It should be noted that this brew also provides an incredibly solid value proposition...

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice hazy orangish yellow with some lace.

S. Piney earthy hops in your face. A hint of caramel. Mostly pine.

T. A nice citrus/pine hop blast. Bitter enough, but the malt adds a bit of sweetness and this balances out well. The fresh pine scent reminds me of why I love this style.

M. Biting and harsh from the bitter hops, finishes dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied.

D. This is a really good IPA. I could session this, alongside Stone and TwoHearted.

Photo of Ralphus
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish's IPA is one that I'd been following a heated discussion on in a local forum. The provincial shipment was set to arrive in July but was late. By the end of July the forum was wondering where it was. By August there was debate about why it was late and experts had rounded in. The speculation, waiting and even bouts of anger lasted until the shipments came in late September and October. My sample was sold out across the city and required an hour round-trip drive into the country to acquire. But all of it was validated.. for within lies a beer worth caring about.

From the unassuming bottles pours a fairly unassuming looking beer. It settles to ring of foam and you might think.. what's all the fuss about? The smell gives you a hint.. pine, hops with a smooth caramel fruitiness. But it isn't until you've tasted it and gone through half your glass that the truth of it kicks in. Then you realize (or in my case blurt out), "This is a F'n good beer!". The rest of your drink is pure enjoyment and it all goes very fast. Smooth caramel malted vanilla like sweetness balanced perfectly with a dry pine and floral hoppy finish. If I didn't know better I'd swear there was MSG in here as well.

This is a reference beer. One which others of the style will be judged against whether they want to or not. Drink up friends.. there's plenty to enjoy here.

Photo of CHADMC3
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean golden orange color with a two inch white head which quickly dissipates to a thin head layer and a faint frothy lacing lasting throughout the beer.

Pure hop aroma with other earthy notes and just a hint of citrus.

Bitter hop flavor with herbal and citrus notes. Other unidentifiable floral notes to accompany other bread flavors, but it all comes back to the hop character on the palate.

Bold flavor character with medium to impressive body and carbonation that is medium to heavy, but hidden in the flavor.

Intense, but flavorful beer that is way too easy to enjoy. Crisp and refreshing, a great beer to enjoy with friends

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

L: Pours a nice orange color with a tall and thick white colored head that leaves lots of lacing down the glass on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet malts, then a big hoppy aroma from citris to piney to earthy hops all mixed together.
T: Very nice malt base underneath a huge hoppy flavor. The hops are all blended very well - a ncie blend of citrisy, piney, and earthy hops.
M: Very crisp, clean, refreshing, with the perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, especially for the hop heads out there.

Photo of jsprain1
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a golden orange with a thick white head that disappates down but maintains good retention. Very clear and lots of carbonation.
S- Piney and hoppy. A good bit of citrus scent in there too and a bit of light and caramel malt. Emphasis is clearly on the piney hops but malt scent is there. Well rounded scent.
T- Tastes the same as scent. It tastes so strongly of pine. Moves a bit towards the malt side with some caramel taste. But finishes with a citrus and pine hop taste. Very good.
M- A medium bodied IPA. Finishes quite dry. Carbonation tends towards the high side but is appropriate.
O- Very drinkable. One of my favorite IPA's and beers in general.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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