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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,308 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,308
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

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Photo of UnionMade
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tawny gold, topped with a modest white head. Good retention and lacing. Odd, woody hop aroma. Not citrusy or punchy at all, like most other american IPAs, kinda grassy, earthy, and overall reminiscent of damp earth. I'm guessing some Willamette in here, or Mt. Hood. Probably my least favorite varieties, but it works out ok in this one. Creamy, sweet malt background, a little biscuity, with a bit of peachy fruitiness. The flavor opens up sweeter than most IPAs, a generous pale malt sweetness hints at turbinado sugar. Modest estery fruit, kind of a brown pear or dried peach flavor. Grassy, woody hop flavor creeps in early, presenting the beer as overall earthy. Fairly agressive hop finish, with moderate bitterness. Very earthy, grassy and woody. Full bodied, with milder carbonation. Pretty smooth drinking. Easy to take down a couple and relax with.
Like all DFH stuff, this one comes off on the sweeter side. Feels big, with copious sweetness balanced against aggressive hoppiness. Nice enough, worth a six pack purchase every now and again.

UnionMade, May 13, 2006
Photo of akahn
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, pale golden color with rushing bobbles and a fat, lasting tan head. Vast sheets of lace.

Big aroma of resiny, piney hops, also somewhat floral.

Initially, sharp, bitter hops dominate the flavor. A metallic note, briefly. As it warms up, some balancing sweetness presents itself. The sweetness is subtle, though, and this beer is dry for the most part. The hop flavor here is quite bright and flowery.

Carbonation is slight and and the medium body feels smooth. 4 This makes for a solid, sessionable beer.

This used to be my favorite IPA. It's different now (since no longer being bottle conditioned) and I don't like it quite as much. The flavor isn't as smooth, deep and balanced -- it's harsher now. Still, it's a good, dependable beer. Tasty with dubliner cheddar.

akahn, May 12, 2006
Photo of gmcfarre
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Sammy Smith pint glass.

A - Clear yellowish gold with lots of carbo bubbles. Poured with a good 1inch head that trickled down and stayed at about 1/8 inch. Lacing is strong.

S - Hops with nice floral accents. Has a biscuity fullness to the smell.

T - Hops are dominant, but there is a great malt backbone that really balances the taste. Nice floral touches for added complexity, with biscuity flavor coming on as it warms.

M - Smooth and refreshing with a slight bitter aftertaste.

D - Very drinkable, alcohol is not distinguishable

Much cleaner than the 90 minute, and more balanced. While I do love the 90, this would be a much more drinkable alternative if I planned on downing more than 1 or 2.

gmcfarre, May 09, 2006
Photo of jayc333
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light amber with a three finger off-white head. Some bubbles rise to the top slowly. It had great lacing, and a great appearance in general.

Smells quite fruity, with orange and apple peels being the best that I can describe. Sweet, but not too sweet.

Quite herbal tasting, with the fruit still present. Has a kind of strange aftertaste, like a mixture of alcohol and something burnt. Maybe this is because I'm drinking it at room temperature. Nevertheless, still not horrible tasting.

Very light mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, a good beer. I'll have to let the rest stay in the fridge for a couple hours.

jayc333, May 06, 2006
Photo of Padron4KM
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on date not notched out on the lable. clear goldish orange, creamy off white head. head slowly collapses leaving lovely rings of lace around the glass. Aroma is fruity and piney. fresh and clean.
Grapefruity flavors wrapped in a velvety smooth malt body. a little spice in there as well. Tasty.

Padron4KM, May 06, 2006
Photo of WeisGuy
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - deep amber color; quickly dissipating, half-inch head, not much lacing left behind

s - hoppy, citrusy, a little piney, but not nearly to the extent of the 90 min.

t - good balance between the hops and malt, citrusy undertones, dry finish

m - medium carbonation, pretty light in the mouth

d - very drinkable; I don't taste the 6% abv, so could get a little dangerous

I really like this beer. Not as great as the 90 min., but much more of a regular IPA option. Give me a sixer of this for the night and I'm pretty happy, if not pretty tipsy.

WeisGuy, May 06, 2006
Photo of MurphyMacManus
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle into Imperial pint glass.

Appearance: orange/amber with 1.5 finger head that lasts and leaves residue all over the sides of the glass.

Smell: floral and citrus-y hops with sweet malt undertones.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tight, tingly carbonation and a medium-light body with a drying finish from the hops. On the palate it has a very good balance between floral, citrus-y, and bitter hops and the toasty/sweet malt base. West Coast hops (Cascade, specifically) seem to be prevalent.

Drinkability: Very sessionable. The complexity and balance on the palate are quite pleasant and the drying finish leaves me wanting more--in only the best way.

MurphyMacManus, May 04, 2006
Photo of AaronHomoya
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap with some Scottish food.

A nice, light amber color with fine head as served.

A good aroma with plenty of hops, citrus and floral notes.

I really liked the taste of this IPA. It was hoppy but also balanced with some good malt sweetness and ended with a nice bitter (but not too harsh) finish.

Mouthfeel was good, medium to thin body.

This is a pretty hoppy beer, but still very drinkable and so nicely balanced and not too strong so that you can definitely enjoy a couple.

AaronHomoya, May 03, 2006
Photo of Metalmonk
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden-orange (dark enough to be close to amber) with well-retained bone-white head. Mellow and sparse bubbles. Leaves moderate webs of lace up and down glass.

Smells of fresh evergreen with a mellow maltiness. Perfume-like and delicate. Promising!

Offers a robust malt/hops balance in the flavor, without being sharp or extreme. Very smooth. Some honey and floral notes appear deeper into the sips. Great creamy slickness in the mouth.

This is a good go-to IPA if you're not up for the more intense offerings out there. Strong balance of hops with the other elements. Super-quaffable, super-sessionable. Another great offering from the wizards at D.H.

Metalmonk, May 01, 2006
Photo of pootz
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having tried DFH 90 min imperial IPA I have been anxious to try this lighter session IPA for beer geeks. The wait was worth it.

I got a clear gold-amber ale in my pint glass with a wonderful 3 finger off white cap that stays the drink and really laces up the glass. Pungent floral grapefruit rind hop aromas over cookie dough malt sweetness... delectable aroma.

Medium bodied, slick chewey mouth feel...

...the taste is almost a perfect balance of piney/cedar chip hops and chewy caramel malts....finishes wet where a bready decernment occurs which is then taken over by a lingering and increasing metallic bittering (mild and pleasnt bittering).

This ale is a very well balanced, well rounded out, easy drinking and satisfying IPA. This should be the new standard...and a standard ale on the local LCBO shelves.

pootz, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear golden yellow; white head doesn't have much retention, but it does leave a little lace.

S: American hops with an underlying toffee/cotton-candy sweetness.

T: American hops (nicely rounded citrus & floral), toffee, bready malt, with a hint of cotton-candy-like fruity esters. Exceptionally smooth bitterness, with a clean, crisp finish. I was expecting more of an over-the-top hop bomb... but this one's actually REALLY nice (fairly well rounded).

M: Moderate body is somewhat creamy; a little oily and acidic. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Awesome. I could session this... but then I'd probably regret it.

Derek, Apr 27, 2006
Photo of allergictomacros
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear gold/copper with a decent head, head retention, lacing.

S - Hops. Actually, there's malt too. Hops and malt. Grassy, vanilla-y, citrusy, soy sauce-y.

T - Hop-centered flavour. With some thick grainy flavours backing it up. Sweeter than I expected, but necessary I think, to balance the bitterness. Grapefruity bitterness with floral notes.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Doesn't make me go wow, but doesn't get in the way.

D - Nice. I like it. Quite "full flavoured" but not overly bitter. Good sessionable beer.

allergictomacros, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a perfectly clear light bronze color, paler than I expected. The head is huge and creamy with excellent retention. Massive lace patches stick to the glass. The aroma is stacked with hop oils, fruit and pithy pine. Great malt presence is also in the nose, but the hops are first. The taste is hoppy but not extremely hoppy. Theres plenty of pine, Citrus rind, and herbally bitter hops. Malt is bready, doughy and never overly sweet. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and saturated with tiny carbonation bubbles. The finish is nicely bitter with malt as well.

This is a fantastic session beer. Its hoppy enough but also well balanced. My only question is why is it crystal clear if its bottle conditioned? I guess you dont have to get sediment and haze from it.

CAMRAhardliner, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of hoppymeal
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light copper with a creamy head. Fresh herbs, sweet pine, and some sweet orange smells. Initial taste reveals citrus flavor with alittle sweet malt and finishes with a grassy, peppery bitterness. Mouthfeel is right on for the style, medium bodied witha crisp bitterness. Overall an enjoyable ipa.

hoppymeal, Apr 23, 2006
Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a pint at the Beer Bistro on Madison Avenue in Chicago. Great place to go visit in the near west side of the City.

The beer was dark copper with an off-white head an decent lacing.

The smell was appetizing and fresh. a lots of citrus and a bit of grain.

The taste is very solid and brisk. I like the how grapefruit taste complements the cracker like malts. Well balanced.

Smooth, creamy mouth that adds to the drinkability. All-in-all a well made easy drinker.

Redrover, Apr 23, 2006
Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber. Thin head, not much retention. Decent lace.Smell was not strong, but was nicely hoped. Body was light, with a smooth yet carbonated feel. Taste is hoped,but not overly bitter. This is a refreshing, well rounded IPA. I recommend this beer!

riversider76, Apr 22, 2006
Photo of Caesar1pup
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head, what the hell does that even mean? Who really cares because it's good stuff. Get some!

Orange in color with minimum head. Strong pine and floral scent and hoppy as an IPA should be.

Well balanced and very drinkable. You are rewarded with well above average flavor, hops, hops and hops. Taste is much like the smell, which is good. Finishes clean and very refreshing.

Overall I would recommend this to my friends and will look for it again myself.

Caesar1pup, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of objectivemonkey
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For a bottle conditioned beer, this is actually quite clear, a golden amber color, with about one inch of head. Floral hops take the lead, obviously, sweet buttery malts in the background. Taste is citric hops, a little oily in taste and mouth. But the hops aren't all that overpowering, with a sweet malt trying not to play second fiddle, and it works very well.

objectivemonkey, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of KyleVick4
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Awww man I hate to do this, but the taste was so good it is my second 5, but if I could give it a six I would.

A: A dark golden light amber color with a nice assertive head that dies down enough for you to drink it without it getting in your way. Lacing is ok, but the beer keeps a fine layer of head all the way down.

S: Mmmm a great balance between hop freshness and the sweetness of the malt. Smells a little toasty also...

T: Wow. This is a good IPA. This is a great IPA. This is the most drinkable IPA I have ever had. Tastes a strong malt backbone with the presence of hops in the foreground. Has a nice toasted malt taste that is not overpowering. The hops do not overpower they mix tremendously with the grain. Superb.

M: Light bodied for an IPA. Smooth and even a little silky. I think just the right amount of carbonation, lets you know it is there but does not overpower you. Not syrupy at all.

D: Could drink this beer all night, day and afternoon if my liver would let me. Not the typical IPA more of a cask ale type of beer. Woulnt believe the 6% if it werent on the label. This beer doesnt whisper for another sip, it screams for one.

To the brewers at Dogfish Head: Job well done.

KyleVick4, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of TheBungyo
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I've had limited contact with east coast IPA's. This is a beer that raises questions for me. For instance, are we out west conditioned to view what the taste of an IPA is differently than the east? The reason I ask is that I have detected a weird corn-like taste in some of the east coast IPA's I've tried. It seems far more common in the IPA's out east. These IPA's are also rated and thought of somewhat highly.
The pour of this beer is quite nice. An inch of head caps off this autumn hued brew. I smell the dreaded corn-like smell along with a hint of grapefruit. Taste is initially the corn taste I dislike, followed by a mingled pine and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, very nice. Lacing has followed my progress all the way down the glass. To be honest, I don't want another. It's ok. Nothing more. That corn taste just kills the beer for me. In a pinch I suppose I could tolerate it if I wanted some hops. Living out west though, that isn't likely to happen. A good IPA can be found almost everywhere.

TheBungyo, Apr 16, 2006
Photo of Fugazme
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite nice pour... golden/light copper in color. Some great head stamina. Stays and stays for awhile. Decent lacing.

Aroma is slightly of citrusy and pine. Not nearly as big as I was hoping, but good. A touch floral and sweet. An odd bit of coffee.

Bitter and tea-like on the taste. Very dry on the palate after swallowing. Big hops and some nice pine. A very good beer.

Fugazme, Apr 15, 2006
Photo of goochpunch
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale copper with a lot of dancing carbonation. Head is a little over 2 fingers thick, with the top spotted with dimples in the foam. Leaves thick stalagtite/stalagmite lacing. Smells of toasted malts, some welcome diacetyl, and a grassy hop profile. Taste is of bready malts and grassy, herbal and citrusy hops. Some faint diacetyl as well. This beer seems a bit cloying overall and a touch grainy. The sweetness doesn't work too well, but some hop bitterness helps to bring it together. Mouthfeel is creamy and moderate in body. Slight oiliness from the hops. Solid drinkability overall, but the sweetness gets to me.

goochpunch, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of tonistruth
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear golden straw with an amber tint. two finger off white head that has some good retent to it, lace on glass.

S- sweet citrus that also includes a big whiff of floral and grainy hop scents.

T- citrus flavors up front then in comes a drying grain flavor, that turns a not unpleasent sour in the after.

M- thin bodied, smooth until it starts drying out on ya.

D- maybe quite shocking to a drinker without prior run ins with intense hop flavors, but easily drinkable IPA. tasty.

tonistruth, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of bahumutx
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour a brilliant golden color with a small white.

Smell: Sweet malt and a strong citrus/pine hop smell.

Taste: Starts with sweet malt and then moves on to a strong pine hop flavor. There is a citrus flavor throughout also.

Mouthfeel: Smooth Mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation

Drinkability: Very drinkable.

Another good beer from Dogfish head!!!

bahumutx, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From what I had heard, I was expecting a hoppy beer, and that's what I got. It was a clear orange, nicely carbonated, with a medium white head.. It had a sweet, grainy odor, and a quite hoppy taste. It tasted fairly dry and astringent, but there was a little sweetness to it. A very nice, drinkable beer.

lordofthewiens, Apr 11, 2006
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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