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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,309 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,309
Reviews: 2,605
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 221
Gots: 1,210 | 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 HoustonTX
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Amber in color, nice head - good retention, lacing is outstanding and all over the glass.

S - Smell is of floral and citrus.

T - Taste, while not as 100% complete as 90 minute DFH. Still comes off with it's own unique flavor. At first the nice citrus, pronouncially grapefruit and sour tones come through. Hops and mild waves of citrus follow through with a lovely balanced taste that exemplifies what a IPA should be about.

M - Refreshing, cleansing, and delightful. Great mouthfeel.

D - 6% and balanced to perfection. High Drinkabilty.

I was skeptical getting this instead of 90 Min DFH IPA. However, as part of BA, you just have to try them all. After crazy high expectations, this drink passed and then some. Definitely check 60 Min out.

HoustonTX, Jun 22, 2006
Photo of ahking
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This full bodied ale presents a very cool looking orange hue. A light amber but certainly orange hued. Didn't pour with a great head, but that may be a result of the glass I am forced to use (more of a water/drinking glass). Aroma is a nice caramel, toasted malt with a slight American hop pineyness. Flavor is rich malt caramel, slightly toasted specialty malts, with a good amount of hop bitterness. The biggest flaw in this beer as I see it is that it feels thick in your mouth. Not really a summer beer because it is so heavy.

ahking, Jun 20, 2006
Photo of tattooedtolley
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

Appearance - Slightly darken than golden in color, like a honey color. The right amount of white head with the right amount of lacing.

Smell - Citrusy hops aroma with a subtle maltiness.

Taste - Citrusy hops make their presence known and the malts give a great balance. I can get my hop fix here and this beer is certinaly always great tasting.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, crisp carbonation.

Drinkability - Extremely drinkable, maybe too drinkable (if there is such a thing). Many nights have we cruised through 6 packsof 60 minute.

Always a welcomed beer in my home.

tattooedtolley, Jun 16, 2006
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 1" off-white frothy head. Retains at 1/4" and then a cap. Deep golden, honey color - clear, clean and bright. Head leaves a sheet of lace.

S - Loads of citrus. Ripe tangerine and grapefruit. Faint sweet candy malt.

T - Again, loads of citrus. Malts begin to show through more in the flavor than in the aroma. The IBU's seem higher than 60 to me for whatever that is worth. So fresh tasting. Tangerine is the primary citrus characteristic in the flavor. Well rounded malts, excellent IPA.

M - Medium bodied. The carbonation is lively but delicate.

D - Entirely drinkable and extremely well balanced.

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

Appearance: Deep gold in color, lots of carbonation.

Smell: Strong citrus smell, I can smell it from a distance!

Taste: The hops are up front with a citrus bite, but is balanced with some malt sweetness, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Above average.

Drinkability: Very good, a good mix of sweetness and bitterness and not too strong that you can't have two or three in a sitting.

A very good IPA that isn't available in Minnesota but luckily is usually around across the river in Wisconsin. A nice treat but a step down from the 90 Minute.

Mdog, Jun 16, 2006
Photo of Prufrock
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

bright clear golden orange with an inch of foamy white head that retains well and sticks to the sides in thick rings.

fresh, citrusy, orange-y hops in the aroma. a bit of sugary malt sweetness and a bit of gummy peach candy. the barest hints of aspirin.

flavor lacks complexity or presence. generically bitter with a weak, aspirin-like finish. light-medium body with a medium-high carbonation. very drinkable if uninterestingly so.

Prufrock, Jun 11, 2006
Photo of kgotcher
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice clear gold color with a white head with very fine bubbles. (so tiny they kind of sparkel). Nice lacings also.

Fresh hoppy aroma (pine and citrus), hide a strong maltyness. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste as expected from IPA.

Tastes great, super malty, bit of caramel, something sweet and fruity but can't quite nail it. Very fresh hop bitterness and aroma to balance everything out.

I know the 90 minute is good but I prefer the 60.

kgotcher, Jun 10, 2006
Photo of pibbxtrasucks
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured a nice clear dark yellow... almost amber color. had a very nice head that kept a ring and laced well. had a decent smell. not too hoppy. kinda bitter smell. smelt like a good IPA. As for the taste. its a good example of its style I think. You can taste the hops a lot more than you can smell em. In fact, thats mostly what you can taste... and thats a good thing. Has a slight bitter after taste, but not excessive. has a nice mouth feel. perfect carbonation which helps spread the flovour. Could easily drink several of these in a row. one of my favourite IPAs I've tried so far.

pibbxtrasucks, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of JBStith
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I love hops as much as the next guy, but my tatste buds would be out of commision after a couple of these.
-appearance: deep golden color with great clarity, good initial head with low head retention and low lacing

-smell: smells very floral and spicy

-taste: overwhelmingly hoppy after 12 ounces. great floral and spice flavors

-mouthfeel: medium to heavy body, not overly carbonated

-drinkability: as stated above, I could only get through a couple of these before moving on to something not quite as intensely hopped. I will definitely have more of DFH 60 Minute.

JBStith, Jun 08, 2006
Photo of kdmorse
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite simply, a great session IPA. Looks great: burnt orange with a sticky cream head. Smells great: sweet, creamy malt overpowered with fresh hops. Tastes great: Mmm. Awesome malt that was kicked in the butt with hops. Easy in the mouth and a treat to drink.

kdmorse, Jun 08, 2006
Photo of BradBLR
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the beer I have had out of a bottle to date. The color of this beer was nice rich amber color with a nice white head. The head lasted about 1/3 of the beer. The smell was a floral hoppy aroma that was just about perfect for an IPA.

The taste was a nice bitter hop flavor that balanced with a nice malty background. This beer was all about tasting the hops and it accomplished this nicely. The mouthfeel was the perfect thickness for an IPA, very smooth.

Overall a great beer and the best beer I have haed out of a bottle. Only bummer is that it is not easily found in california, but that's what UPS is for. If you see this, try it you won't be dissappointed.

BradBLR, Jun 05, 2006
Photo of 3Vandoo
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nice golden liquid with a good foamy head that stays for a while.

Smell if floral, hops, sweets and fruity, quite lovely

Taste is very smooth of hops, banana, apples and fruity. Very smooth while drinking it, reminds us of a juice to tell you how easy it is to drink it. You can feel the hops, but they dont take over the beer like so many AIPA.

Fruity hoppy smooth flavors, followed by a fresh hints of fruity esters, followed by a smooth caramel finish with a tints of spices

3Vandoo, Jun 03, 2006
Photo of MeLikeBeer
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great IPA.

Pours a golden amber color. Light head floats gently on top.
Smells and smacks you in face with hops and makes a serious attempt to connect the hops directly to your brain through your nose. Hints of sweet citrus- lemon or orange.
Tastes great...what can I say that hasn't already been said? Great bitter flavor, mixed with a light yeasty flavor. The malts are very sweet but balance nicely with the hops.
Finishes clean with not a large aftertaste.
This is my go-to IPA when I can find it.

MeLikeBeer, May 30, 2006
Photo of gus
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very intense hop aroma, somewhat of a citrusy smell. The appearance is a moderately to medium gold in color, high hop flavor is evident with citrusy overtones. Definate medium/high hop bitterness, but does not linger with aftertaste. Moderate to high carbonation with a medium tan color head that dissapates when drinking. A full bodied tasting beer, one of my favorites, will continue to drink this one.

gus, May 30, 2006
Photo of MSchae1017
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a pint glass from a bottle.

the beer pours a golden orange with the slightest hint of amber. The head is one shade off from bone white. This head sticks around well and laces nicely down the glass. There is a nice sweetness from the malts in the aroma but hops dominate with smells of lemon and grapefruit. The taste is also good. This beer comes out swinging with its punch of hop flavors. There is some lingering sweetness from the malts in the finish but this beer could do with a little more balance. It just doesnt accomplish that delicate balance that the great IPAs do like Victory's Hop Devil. The mouthfeel is great, nice carbonation and a good body. Overall extreamly highly drinkable. One of the best IPAs out there. Another beer I wish we had in SC.

MSchae1017, May 26, 2006
Photo of Liquids
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lively amber-orange color with a white foam head, and notable carbonation. Surprisingly clear, looks breathtaking. Smell is intense--did I mention it smells delicious? Taste is clean, first pale, then sweet, then an inoffensive juicy hop explosion. Notably less grapefruity than 90 minute, but not as different and tame in comparison from the 90 minute as I originally recall. This beer is similarly insane, and is nearly balanced for an IPA--even closer to this amazing achievement than the 90 minute. It starts malty and finishes hoppy, but the two transition so perfectly... The hops don't linger all that long, and leave no bitter aftertaste, which is delightful. Mouthfeel is heavy, and not over carbonated. Perfect for the style. Very drinkable for style. I stock this on occasion, but of note, I find it nearly impossible to find anything to drink this along side of. Wings and IPAs/hops are a good combination, but this bad boy is extremely floral, which tends to clash with 'IPA" kind of foods on my palate.

Liquids, May 26, 2006
Photo of VoodooBrew
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A biscuity, cake-like aroma emanates from the brilliantly clear golden copper body of this surprisingly balanced IPA. The nose eventually offers up some semi-sweet hop notes. The palate opens up with a sweetness that lasts for an instant before being chased by a firm bitterness that last into a nice long finish. The 60 Minute is hugely smooth -- goes down oh so easy, leaving a mild bitter feel. While still loaded with hop flavor and its share of bitterness, this is a smoother, rounder, softer IPA, which, may endear it with those seeking greater balance than is to be found in, say, a Stone offering.

I enjoyed this one with Julia and a few other friends. Thanks Jules!

VoodooBrew, May 26, 2006
Photo of radshoesbro
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - straight pour into a weizen glass yeilds a huge rocky head and clumps of lace. nice bronze with a hint of gold and yellow. highly carbonated.

s - a floral hop nose. very moist and oily.

t - quite dry at first leading to a nice bitter hop taste. aftertaste is mildly hop like.

m - light/medium bodied. the finish is really what makes this.

d - definately a great summer brew. not my favorite ipa, but definately better than most.

radshoesbro, May 25, 2006
Photo of Optimat0r
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - really light; not as faint as duvel but not as pure gold as say stone ipa.
taste - pretty average for an ipa; well hopped, but not much in the way of depth or complexity.
drinkability - good but not great, this one has a more bitter aftertaste than i would like, it really lingers. i dont mind having these after ive already been drinking but starting off with one isnt that great imo. compared to all the ipa's ive had i would rank this one as average.

Optimat0r, May 25, 2006
Photo of Blakaeris
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright orange-yellow with a decent fluffy white head and moderate lacing.

Aroma is piney citrus hop. Fruity with decent maltiness.

Taste is aggressive, but not overpowering floral hopiness. Definite grapefruit and piney hop flavor. However, surprisingly there is also a nice sweet malt character to add a little balance. Pleasantly bitter with a spicy peppery feel.

Mouthfeel is medium with a lightly oily feel.

This is a great session brew for to get you through those hot summer days. Flavor is more ‘green’ than expected, but still smooth and creamy.

Blakaeris, May 24, 2006
Photo of errantnight
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A staple! If not as good as in its bottle-conditioned days...

The 60 Minute IPA is always there for me (and for you!) and it's a delicious brew.

The one I poured out a little while ago had a thin head with excellent retention and mild but sustainable lacing. A rich golden hue and clear as day.

The aroma is predominantly a very clean pine with just a hint of malt.

The taste is clean and smooth (which makes this beer, despite the bitter bite and 6% ABV, very sessionable). The malt up front is barely there before it dissipates cleanly into a bit of oily hop and, ah! there's the pine notes with some citrus. The floral hop taste/smell is definitely on the back burner. There's just a touch of sweetness (more notable in the early tasting), then there's a sharpness of hop bitterness, and it shows up quickly at the back end of the pallet, and then goes, leaving a very clean, dry finish. After a moment, all that's left is a hint of the sweetness and some bitter edges.

This isn't my favorite IPA, I'm more partial to HopDevil and Stone IPA, but this is an excellent go-to beer with broad appeal, and is at the very least worth trying.

errantnight, May 24, 2006
Photo of klewis
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep golden with a frothy white head. Moderate lacing.

S: Pleasant aromas of floral hops, pine, and grapefruit

T: A supurbly balanced taste. Tons of hoppy flavor with citrus and pine. There's a bit of subtle bitterness that joins the party in the finish.

M: Smooth texture with light carbonation and a medium to light body.

D: Definitely a go-to beer, this one is sure to please in any situation. Smooth flavor and texture make this a fantastic session beer.

klewis, May 21, 2006
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - a rich copper color, with half of a finger of off-white head that laces quickly, can't see any carbonation

S - hop-a-riffic, very hoppy as was expected from the DFH "minute" line, the hops in this one acheive that hoppy pine smell

T - also as hoppy as expected, but surprisingly smooth, a slight sweetness like from vanilla

M - smooth and bitter, great balance a great IPA

D - high, smooth enough for those who aren't bitter lovers

sinstaineddemon, May 19, 2006
Photo of bonbini26
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Orange/Amber tint with a light head when poured into a glass, disappears quickly

Smell- Some hint of a citrus aroma, smell is very distinct when you bring the beer up to your mouth

Taste- Not as hoppy as most IPA's, has a nice smooth finish, the taste of hops stays with your pallet

Drinkability- great IPA with balance of flavor and hops

bonbini26, May 17, 2006
Photo of cheers2beers
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer poured an orangeish light amber liquid with a white head that disapated very rapidly. Leaves behind a nice amount of laceing and many columns of beading can be found.

Smell: I am not fond of the aroma it produces. It has a typical grassy and pines note that it should,but it also seems to have a slight stench or skunkiness.

Taste: The flavors are of pines and grass. A mildly sweet maltiness with some oranges and an acidic citrusy lemon. Has a slight alcohol taste to it but not over doing.

Mouthfeel: The feel is smooth and slick at the same time. Has grainy feel on the tongue as well. This leaves with a slight alcohol and lemon herb film.

Drinkability: This definitely one beer I will and have purchased many times before, Because it is one those beers you can drink almost with anything or at any occassion. Well worth a try in my book.


cheers2beers, May 16, 2006
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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