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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,773 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,773
Reviews: 2,629
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 247
Gots: 1,477 | 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 Spidey13
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

60 Minute IPA pours a crystal clear golden color with a two-finger, fluffy white head. Lots of lacing is left on the glass. Very nice, complex hop aromas on the nose consist of citrus and grass. Some nice caramel maltiness also comes through.

Taste-wise, a brief bit of sweet malt flavor is quickly taken over by the hop bitterness on the sides of the tongue. The bitterness sticks around in the aftertaste along with some nice breadiness. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than medium. Carbonation is about average.

This is a really good beer, to put it simply.

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

I ordered the 60 Minute IPA on tap at Fat Bobs Smokehouse in Buffalo NY. It has a nice golden color with orange highlights and a small white head that makes great lace on the glass. The aroma is full of piney hops with some floral and citrus notes as well. Like the aroma the flavor is strait up hops over a lightly toasted malt base. It has a medium bodied palate with a slightly oily texture. The bitterness of the hops lingers long into the finish making this a grate beer for hop lovers.

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

I tried this one on tap during lunch and then got a six pack of it the same day. So for the first time I could actually taste the difference between the two.

They had it on tap at the BBC, and it had a great smell and tasted even better. I tried to get that same great taste later at home with a six pack, and while it was good, it wasn't the same as the draft version I had tried earlier.

I am huge fan of Dogfish Head's 90 minute IPA, and even the bottled 60 minute was good, but if you want to try this one, get it at a place that has it on tap!

Photo of Natural510
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from 12oz bottle a bright golden color with immense head which does not dissipate quickly. A one-inch layer floats on the top as it is drank.
Bright scent of fresh hops and citric sweetness.
Fresh oily hops coat the palate, honey malt with a tangy grapefruit sweetness balances them out. Dissipates nicely on the palate, leaving a crisp, bittersweet finish.
Bitter, tangy, tart mouthfeel. Nice throb from the hops.
A very drinkable IPA; bitter and loaded enough to please hopheads with enough sweet malt to provide seekers of balance. Excellent everyday IPA.

Photo of BeenJammin
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear with a bronze hue. well carbonated with a lingering head

S - Strong herbal, piney aroma

T - Balanced and very well built. Unrelenting hops paired with wonderful sweet malts.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation.

D - This beer is very refreshing and tastes so good!

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

Pours nice deep golden color

Hoppy, slightly grainy nose. A tad bit more complex than the typical IPA... slightly herbal, very long nose.

Tastes surprisingly smooth, very balanced. The continual hop addition seems to erase that rift that commonly occurs between hops and malt... the oily hops don't end, the malt doesn't begin... the beer just exists in harmony. Very balanced. Personally, I would have like more hops, more bitterness, more hop excitement! But still very good...the beer was certainly a great hop experience

Drinkable, refreshing, good malt levels, enjoyed the carbonation level as well, seemed a little bit more mellow than some of the other super-charged IPAs I've had.

A very well balanced IPA.

Photo of kurtissellen
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a golden orange with a fingers worth of head into an oversized wine glass. Solid hoppy aroma that was what you would expect. Extremely drinkable beer that had a even hoppyness throughout, with slightly more sweetness to it than other IPAs. This is my go to beer when I want a tasty drinkable IPA.

Photo of biboergosum
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle of this has been sitting at the back of my fridge for the past 6 months, almost forgotten over the winter. The first warm and sunny yet still a little cool perfect spring day called for some spring cleaning, and that includes my beer. This bottle was procured at a Yoke's in the Tri-Cities during a wine tour last fall.

Poured into an American pint glass, it appears an attractive cloudy orange-amber, with two fingers of bubbly head, which disappears fairly quickly, leaving very little lacing on the glass. The nose is predominantly bready malt, with a pine hop aroma that was quite faint, most likely due to this bottle's age. The flavour allows more of a pine/citrus hop bitterness to come into play, balancing with the malt, which takes a step back. This beer has a very nice full body, and a subtle amount of carbonation. There is no noticeable warming from the slightly increased ABV, making it a very agreeable quaffer.

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

Poured heady with a three finger fluffy white head. It receded slightly while clinging to the glass. It was very clear with light carbination and a golden hue.

It had a slight malt taste but was very fragrant towards hops.

Dry and hoppy with a slightly bitter malt aftertaste. It was generally light and went down easy. It slightly foamed for a brief moment on the front but went down easy in the end.

This is great. I could drink this beer all day.

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

a: tidy off-white head, decent retention, over a light amber beer

s: fresh floral, tropical fruit hops with a background of sweet, grainy caramel...uncomplicated and very well balanced

m: low-medium carbonation and medium body

t: blast of grassy, tropical citrus hops with a malt body of grainy caramel, lightly sweet, moderate-high cleansing bitterness

d: sessionable, lacks depth but that's part of what makes it so drinkable

sixer from Peace Street, bottled 3/31/08

Photo of Avryle
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Killed the keg at Mahar's

A- Pours as a rich clear yellow-orange with a four-finger creamy head.

S- Malty sweetness with an earthy-herbal hoppiness.

T- Balanced, but almost like a really hoppy pale rather than anI IPA. There is a really strong malt backbone to this that may posibly just have been because of the bottom of the keg.

M- Medium body. Nice creaminess & carbonation.

D- This was my initial order of the evening as its a good pseudo-session beer (and it was still on my list) Would have liked to have had a full pint. At least its easiy getable in bottles around here.

Photo of jayrod20
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | 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 smooth. This is a very tasty IPA. Good Stuff.

Photo of Douglas14
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a burnt orange color with a very nice thick, fluffy, white head that leaves tons of lace. The beer's aroma is heavily of hops with a lot of sweet fruitiness appearing as well. The taste is typical of Dogfish head (which is a great thing!)...they tend to make their beers sweeter and fruitier than the other beers of the given style. And that goes for the 60 Minute as well. It has hops and pine flavors up front but a sugary sweetness come through right away. Leaves your mouth a bit dry and wanting more. Great beer.

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

on tap at the bear

appears amber with a one finger white head

aromas are profusely of apricot and english ale yeast, little malt

taste is rich and lush. lots of apricot and light citrus with a rigid malt backing.

mouthfeel is approachable. hops are more muted than i recall. nice amount of malt richness, great carb level and intense fruitiness.. very balanced, lilttle sting.

overall, not what i remember. could be the keg, maybe the recipe is more english hops or lower alpha than before.. dunno. still a totally delicious beer, rather english character. highly recommended.

Photo of Shaw
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light amber in color with a fizzy head that turns into a layer of foam in my glass.

It smells nicely of hops and veggies.

The taste is also good. It has a nice bitter twang, but nothing extreme. There's a decent amount of biscuit flavor to provide a bit of malt backbone to balance the hop bitterness.

The body is light, but not watery.

Overall this is a good American IPA and a great go-to beer, though at $10 a six-pack I find it a little too expensive for everyday drinking. Instead, I would suggest Full Sail IPA.

Photo of Brewlore
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Stone IPA glass

Pours as a nice light amber color that quickly tops off with a rather nice 2-finger white head. The head slowly dissipates until it forms a thin layer atop the beer.

Smells malty sweet with a nice spicy/herbal hop kick coming through. Sweet but light citrus notes abound. Don't expect to kicked in the face by a mountain of hops.

The taste is quite balanced (which surprised me) it's got a fantastic sweet malt backbone that's held together by some spicy hops. It's still quite bitter (as it should be for an IPA) but it has such a great balance to it.

Light to medium body on the tongue. Nice carbonation. Finished nicely.

Quite drinkable in the long run. It can really be a session type ale, but coming in at 6% it might not be a good idea to imbibe on a few of these.

Photo of Rzzzzz
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass, golden to light amber, good looking head that disipates in a few minutes but leaves some nice lacework.

Aroma of fresh pine and citrus (I'm gonna say tangerine) with malt wafting through the background, and more pine. If it were legal I'd ditch the Repo Man pine tree hanging from my rear view mirror and replace it with an open bottle of this stuff.

Initial flavor is hops, but not overpoweringly so, as the sweet malt quickly follows to create a solid balance. Spicy bitter hops finish lingers pleasantly on the palate. Smooth mouthfeel makes for a very enjoyable beverage.

Photo of joezak5
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; a cyrstal clear orangey copper, huge off white dense head with champagne like bubbles right up the middle.

Smell: Floral and orangey hop, slick and oily with doughy malt in the background.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, sweet with high carbonation.

Taste: Orangely and hoppy oils, subtle cookie like backgound, citrus malt finish.

Drinkability: I don't care it's over 5.5% ABV; this is a session IPA. Crisp and clean, inviting you back for gulp after gulp. Beautiful.

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

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint. "Bottled on 11/26/2007".

Rust gold body with a foamy soapy head. Head retention is good, with moderate visible carbonation, and some decent lace.

Aroma is a prefect balance of sweet grains and spicy hops. Not overly harsh or intense by any means. Floral. Hop profile becomes more full and complex as it warms.

An excellently crafted hop flavor. Rich and flavorful, though in no way overly bitter. No overwhelming aftertaste either. Floral and Earthy, with hints of citrus. Finish is dry and packs a piney bite.

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

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Transparent golden coloration, medium sized head, decent retention, trace amounts of lace.

S - Sweet, sugary nose with some hop notes.

T - Nicely balanced, sweet pale malt body with a generously hoppy bite. Dry finish which carries over the pine hop flavors.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet aftertaste which accompanies an oily pine residue that is left behind.

D - Very nicely done, a definite must try for everyone, even those who aren't fans of hoppy brews, as this IPA is very well balanced. An easy drinker and a tasty one at that.

Photo of jbphoto88
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a too cold 12 oz brown bottle at the local pub.

It looks like someone put one drop of red food coloring into a golden blonde beer, making it have a light reddish hue. The tan head is soft and fluffy with larger bubbles. Nice lacing and a fine dissipation leaving a soft ring of foam just on the top of the liquid.

Hops, hops, hops slightly unbalanced with the malts and behind a veil of citrus. A nice piney grapefruit nose. Very appealing.

Smooth taste and good biting mouthfeel from a mix of the fine carbonation and hops. Slightly more bitter then expected but it works very well with this brew. The hops dominate the flavor but a pleasant piney, citrus (grapefruit) flavor and a light warmed, sweet malt finish the taste.

Very easy to drink and quite refreshing for an IPA. I will have to try this one right next to the 90 min and decide which one I like better.

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

On tap at the Lionheart.

A: Nice solid golden orang color. 1/2 finger of white head. Tons of lacing from top to bottom.

S: Not as hoopy at it is in the bottle. Very subdued really for an IPA. Really almost like a session IPA. Has all the flavor you would want without the ABV death.

M: Very crisp in the mouth. The carbonation suits the beer very well. Has only a slightly syupy tone to the beer.

D: Very nice beer. The hops are there but not dominating but enough to satisfy the hopheads while not being enough to discourage the average beer drinker.

Photo of tpd975
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one on draft for the first time today after enjoying it regularly from the bottle.

A: Nice bright orangish hue with a tall bubbly head. The head dies rather quickly but does leave behind nice sticky lacing.

S: Just like from the bottle. Big hop aromas. Tons of c hops with notes of and wet fresh cut grass.

T: A bit more hoppy than from the bottle. You get a rush of grapefruit right up front. A bit of malt sweetness come thru in the middle for balance before being treated to a lingering citrus finish.

M: Medium bodied sort of crisp.

D: Very drinkable in the bottle even more so on draft.

Overall: This is a great session brew. I actually like the 90 minute better even to session, but that is not to slight this beer at all. It is a great drinking IPA that will match most out there in taste and drink ability. DFH makes wonderful brews and this is no exception. Most brewers would be happy to hang their hat on this one, yet DFH makes many other more exotic and limit pushing brews.

Photo of Proteus93
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A very light amber / deeper blonde. A nice, billowy white head.

S: A rather sprucey/pine hops aroma, a touch of citrus scents, and a little balance of malts sweetening up the mix.

T: Piney hops, but very moderate. Not a huge hop explosion, but enough to please hopheads (at least one would hope ;) ). A nice balance of malts rounding it out. Quite nicely done.

M: A nice, slippery mouthfeel. Good, a little viscous, and finally crisp. A clean finish, with a little lingering bitterness.

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 riboflavin88
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my new favorite beers. It poured a butterscotch color with a frothy, thick head that laces beautifully. Its nose was woodsy to me with notes of malt and citrus. Its taste had the signature bitterness of an IPA, but was balanced very well with the beer's citrus and spice notes. Mouthfeel was great, highlighting a perfect amount of carbonation and dry taste up front, finishing with bitey toasty notes. I highly recommend this beer, and will definitely buy it again.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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