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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

9,590 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,590
Reviews: 2,619
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 232
Gots: 1,358 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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 GimpyCane
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured copper color with a 1 finger rocky head that mostly diminished. It still left a a fair amount of lacing behind. Heavy aroma of toasted grains upfront. Somewhere in the middle I got a hint of wet grass almost musky. Strange enough toward the end I smell dough and barnyard (don't ask). This light to medium body IPA was slightly bittersweet to start with a oily and salty middle that ended lively carbonated dry and bitter. Overall, I like this AIPA alot and will have plenty more. Give it DFH for another extreme beer (compare to other AIPA).

GimpyCane, Apr 16, 2007
Photo of PittBeerGirl
2.55/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- looks good. nice copper color with good white head. Nice retention.

S- impressing nose of hops but thats all I can really detect.

T- Initial taste of hops...bitter hop aftertaste. This is hops, hops and more hops. The amount of hops overshadow any other character. Hop overkill.

M- nice medium body with medium carbonation.

D- its addictive if you like hops but gets kind of boring towards the end.

PittBeerGirl, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of Neehan
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pure copper with good carbonation, a thick head, and good retention. It smells remarkably like its next biggest brother, but with a bit less sweetness but the same burst of hops. Of course it's hoppy in taste, but gives you enough to really enjoy but yet keeps it smooth and drinkable. Gotta have more!

Neehan, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of 1fastz28
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful gold color with a mild head with some lacing. smells distinctly of hops, but also of malt which for some ipa's is lacking, also a very strong pine scent is noticeable. Very full body in the mouth, almost thick, not as thick as the 90 minute, but still awesome. i strong tingling from the alcohol is first present then of course loads of hops and a slight malt aftertaste. i love the 90 minute, the 60 minute is very good, not quite as good, but still an awesome beer, i'm usually a fan of maltier beers but the past 2 dogfish head ipa's i've had make me want to try more

1fastz28, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of andrewmartin
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was excited to try this one, I've had the 120 minute on the hop infuser, so the expectations of a hop bomb were not as high.

A: Pours a nice gold with a solid head that sticks around for the entire drink.

S: Clean crisp, almost minty hop aromas, you could catch a whiff of this brew five feet away.

T: Starts off with clear sharp grapefruity, citrusy hops up front, just like you want it. Malt flavors are definately subdued but they have enough of a presence to hold it all together.

M: The creaminess of the mouthfeel contrasts nicely with the sharp, but pleasent, hop bitterness.

D: Not suprisingly, a darn fine IPA from dogfishhead, very well-balanced and delicious.

andrewmartin, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of wspscott
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Updated on 4/1/09
12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass

A: (4.0) Crystal clear, copper color. An off-white head leaves lots of lace.
S: (3.5) A sweetness followed by hops, the type of hops are not obvious (This doesn't scream C hops). There is also an "odd" smell, might be the malt poking though.
T: (4.0) There is a graininess that is very apparent, along with a hoppy bitterness. Again, the type of hops are not apparent. Interesting, because I remembered many more aroma hops when I last had this.
M: (4.5/5.0) Perfect attenuation and carbonation for the style, assuming this is an APA vs IPA (per the label).
D: (4.0) An excellent APA that could use a little more aroma. The fact that it is labeled an IPA seems wrong. This is not a modern IPA, needs more malt and hops for that. Still, I like this beer for the balance between malts and hops (don't often say that about an IPA). Worth trying as long as you aren't looking for a west coast IPA.
***

12oz bottle in pint glass

Poured with an incredible amount of carbonation/foam. I could only pour half of the bottle and then had to let it settle before continuing. Ended up with a very thick head and lots of lace. The nose smells like hops but only in a general sense, I don't get hints of citrus or pine or other classic hop smells. The taste is obviously an american IPA, but the hops are not overpowering, and there doesn't seem to be much in the way of malts here. There is a strong aftertaste, the hops are almost more apparent once you have swallowed (of course at that point it is just bitterness). This is a very nice IPA, hoppy and crisp, excellent for a summer day. I like this beer, but I think I would like a little more malt here.

wspscott, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of jbird1023
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brilliant clear amber color, lots of tiny bubbles of carbonation run to the light fluffy head that sticks to my glass

S: Hops come to the front, pine scent along with a sweet bit of malt to balance

T: Taste of hops right off the bat with a good retention of bitterness tapered off with a smooth finish

M: Medium body and retains a smooth finsh with a good amount of balance for the hops

D: An good drinking IPA that retains a fair amount of hoppiness along with balance

jbird1023, Apr 12, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wanted to start going back and retrying some of my first reviews, figured I would start here. Poured a nice hazy amber with a big off white frothy pillow like head. Nice slow fade and good visible carbonation gave an always great look. Big citrus hop profile, orange, tangerice, pineapple express, mixed with a bit of a pine resin feel. Some decent malt balance to be found as it warmed. The flavor always hits the spot here again. This is just such a nice well rounded hopped up session beer. Just great all around and never really have a bad thing to say about it. Its the 90mins little brother and rightfully deserving of its spot next to it. Great Brew!

mikesgroove, Apr 10, 2007
Photo of BretSikkink
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear light amber IPA, no sediment stirred up in this one although I've seen them somewhat hazy. Great head and retention, visually pleasing brew with very sticky lacing.

The aroma is pronounced floral hops, nice swee aroma, some malt as well but not a lot. A little sharpness like citrus fruit.

This is a very flavorful IPA and is nicely balanced as well. The hops play a big role but are also not out of line at all, quite oily flavor - citric at first, some sweet flower on the tongue, and an herbal woodiness in the finish. Complex and delightful. Thin in the mouth, some more grains wouldn't kill this brew, finishes a little dry as well. Estery alcohols emerge as it warms.

Outstanding American IPA, I would love to see this one coming to Nebraska.

BretSikkink, Apr 10, 2007
Photo of Applesauce1
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend of mine left this here after KKDB's spring break visit to Athens.

I'll give it whirl.

Appearance: gold, transparent appearance with a nice 3/4" head off the pour
Smell: hops, lots of them; maybe some pine smell too
Taste: very good; very hoppy :) ...not very balanced; it seems that there's a dryness in the hops; slight malt flavor hits your tongue also
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied
Drinkability: the hops real attack you so two in a row may be a little tough, but you could definitely do two in a night

I've tried DFH beers before and never liked them. However, this one really hits the spot. I'll need to try more again.

Applesauce1, Apr 10, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear light amber, almost blond color, ok head. citrus, pine, and a some dough in the nose. light/medium bodied, it starts with a medium honeyed malt sweetness up front immediately followed by a nice hop bitterness. a well-balanced ipa. softly carbonated with a drying, medium-long finish. on it's own i would compare this to great lake's burning river pale ale. i am definitely going to finish these off by mixing it half and half with a 90 minute (phenomenal) to make my own almost-sessionable 75 minute ipa.

MrMcGibblets, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of semihobo
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/29/06, 12 oz. from a sixer.

Clear, amber-yellow. Head is fantastic, this thing could be a beer model. Fills the pint glass to brimming, then settles perfectly and has staying power.

Smells of major citrus, very floral. Also pine resin. Malts are bready. There is a hint of adjunct-y grains as it warms, otherwise excellent.

Taste is syrupy hops. Still floral and citric, very refined and intricate for being this powerful (see Ithaca DIPA as opposed to SN Bigfoot). Minty and piney. Not very bitter. Malts provide fine backing, provides light sweetness on the way out.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, matches the crystal clear appearance. Slightly resinous but that's welcome. Carbonation is moderate to high, tingles as it is rolled around.

Burps out the nose are great. I see why all the hype -- an excellent specimen (and I'm not a hophead). There is a rough edge or two, otherwise this would be the pinnacle of the style. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for... I could drink plenty of these. Outstanding.

semihobo, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I ordered this ale at Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

Appearance - A lighter shade of amber w/ a cloud white head

Smell - Piney hop aroma dominates the scent

Taste - Slighty bitter, but subtle floral aroma hops are also present in a pleasing interplay with the clean yeast and malt sweetness that back up the pine hop flavors.

Mouthfeel - Nice effervescent ale with medium body and sweet finish

Drinkability - I find this to be a highly drinkable ale. It is one of the hoppiest flagship ales I have tasted. Balance and drinkability are synonymous in my opinion. This has both a nice bitter quality and is able to be sipped and savored.

Slatetank, Mar 31, 2007
Photo of Newsman
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'll admit, while this is a very good beer, I was expecting to be wowed a bit more given Dogfish's reputation. (This is my first time with one of their brews.) They do seem to be known for experimenting down there in Delaware, and this strikes me as an experimental kind of beer.

Appearance is very good. Crystal clear amber color, light one-finger head, little bit of lacing, but not much. Smells very hoppy, as one might expect from an IPA.

The taste is very intense, VERY hoppy. The malts are well balanced, and it goes down the throat nicely, but the hops are bitter and linger a good long while. I've had a few of these, and the first few tastes are always very strong, almost overpowering. The palate settles in after a while and it becomes less astringent as you drink. Mouthfeel is light but flavorful -- yet the hops linger for, I think, too long.

All told, if you like your IPA's VERY intensely hoppy, then you have an excellent brew. Me, I thought it was just a little too much. I can't really imagine this with food -- it would be too offsetting, I think.

Newsman, Mar 27, 2007
Photo of BeerZack
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice foamy head over a clear golden brew. Smells a little earthy, minerally with some sweet flowery perfume (rose?).
Caramel maltiness laced with sharp hops. The hops are tamed well by the sweet malt but still linger on the tongue far longer than the sweetness. I also get a little roasted character on the finish. Actually more malt body than the hops want to allow you on the first impression, but you dont feel the heaviness going down... you feel it after the first pint or halfway through the second when your stomach's full.
Overall, this is one of the best IPAs available in my area to be sure (just to be fair- Avery, Bridgeport and Lagunitas are the others I consider to be the best 'well-rounded' IPAs in this market [not counting Live Oak Liberation which beats them all but is only available on tap here locally]), but Dogfish is not one of my daily drinkers.

BeerZack, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of barknee
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

10k gold in color, the DFH 60 is lighter in color than you might expect, but does no fall short on flavor. Evergreen and pine dominate the nose with adequate malting making for an enjoyable brew. This IPA is well bittered and has a nose that exudes good hop character; not as flamboyant as say "The Finest Kind" but well tuned and finely delineated. A crisp, lean, and less flabby IPA that ensures real hop laden refreshment to those who need it and deserve it.

barknee, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of andjusticeforale
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not typically an IPA drinker; I bought this six pack thinking th e worst. I have enjoyed dogfish head products in the past and thought I would give it a go; I was certainly pleasantly surprised. Perhaps what I like least about IPA's are the unbalanced pine and grapefruit flavors that kill your tongue and beg for a malt backbone.

Well, this is in my opinion, a truly great IPA with consistency, flavor, and perfect balance and backbone; The alcohol is prefectly balanced as well; not too much, not too apparent. It is particularly refreshing, and leaves not sweet or bitter aftertaste. It does not degrade as it warms. Truly a fantastic IPA.

New additional review 3/18/09

it does look great; but really, it smells good too; it has a terrific blend of piney, citrus and grapefruit taste to the hops; it is very present and very bitter but it is very close to absolutely balanced with the malt understructure. The finish is bitterness with a touch of hop sweetness; not malt sweetness, and there is a fatness to the mouthfeel in the finish;

What strikes me as fantastic about this beer is there is a great drinkability and blance that makes it easy to drink more than one, light enough on the alcohol to be refreshing, and it pairs really well with all types of food; chicken wings are a great pairing. Did I say refreshing? the bitterness of the hops makes its super nice; and the flavor of the hops, in my opinion , says that every little nuance is intentional. I have tried countless IPA's, and although some pride themselves on being more bitter or being "imperially" heavier in Alcohol, this IPA is effortlessly perfect, no gimmick- its only a noth above its higher ABV 90 minute brother, and only when you want to have more than one or pair it; if you only had one IPA ever to drink, go for the 90 minute sipper, its a trip.

andjusticeforale, Mar 23, 2007
Photo of drpimento
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! Superb beer.Pours with a nice large, textured, foamy head and lots of lace. Very fresh. Perfect interplay between the hops and malt. The freshness of the perfectly chosen hops to match these malts is the key. Swear to god. Bit of pine, tart fruit, very satsifying. Ultimate session beer. One sip must lead to another. Homer simpson beer - gladly kill everyone in the bar for another sweet drop of this beer.

drpimento, Mar 23, 2007
Photo of Vancer
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally popped the infamous 60…and I’m just a bit disappointed – must be over expectations.

Same clear and nice sunshine yellow, topped by a foamy (but small) lacey white head. And nice pine and citrus in the aroma, which, not surprising, move into the quaff as a duck moves on top of a june bug. Medium bodied, crisp and dry finish, an easy drinker – very nice on tap at a decent price

Vancer, Mar 22, 2007
Photo of StarSAELS
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: This bottle (and the other 5 in the six-pack) are labeled differently from the photo, and presumably, from what everybody else is drinking: this one is NOT Bottle-Conditioned.

Pours a clear light amber with a moderately-dense off-white head that rose to two fingers and subsided in a couple of minutes.

Drippy lacing is lining the inside of my St. Patty's Day Guinness pint glass from Taco Mac, and thin trails of bubble are slowly rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smells like... an IPA. A little piney, a little citrusy.

Tastes like... an IPA. More piney resin than citrus, and a decent dose of bitterness. Finishes clean, not at all dry, with a rich, if rather pleasant, IPA aftertaste.

Overall, this tastes like an IPA. Nothing spectacular, but it's a darn fine brew. I'll have to pay more attention to the labeling... gotta try the 90-minute IPA, too!

StarSAELS, Mar 20, 2007
Photo of mattd017
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into an english pint glass. Pours a clear tan/brown with a thick creamy head that settles well. Smells musty, piney, woody. Tastes of a hop explosion, bitter, piney hops up front, followed by more of the same. Solid mouthfeel, creamy, but not thick. First sip is almost too much carbonation, but within a few minutes it mellows and becomes very well balanced. Very tasty. Not a beer I could sit down and have more than say 2 or 3 of at once, but a definite go to beer for a good flavorful, solid IPA

mattd017, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of Jwaks
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving 12oz bottle

An unending parade of bubbles march upwards through a translucent golden body with an orange cast toward a thin foam covering just below tons of beautiful lacing.

Floral hops, bready malts, citrus rind and a bit of lemon and toffee are present on a well balanced nose.

Flavors are reticent on the palate but present tasty pine and floral hops on the entry with a juicy citrus on the mid palate. Everything ties together on a nutty, toffeeish malt and slightly grassy flavored finish that leaves a pleasant light citrus flavor on the palate.

Medium bodied on the palate for an ipa this has a silky mouthfeel with very little off flavors with a pleasant finish. Carbonation is adequate and not copious nor obstrusive. A lingering finish is well done, just a bit dry and well done citrus flavors.

Very quaffable for an ipa, it goes down easy without giving it a second thought.

One of dogfish head's better offerings and an all around great ipa.

Cheers!

Jwaks, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of BigJTrucker
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this 12oz bottle @ Market of Choice, Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR

Pours a beautiful golden color. Small foamy white head. Steady rise of bubbles after poured. Smells faintly of fruit and honey. Just the slightest hint of hop bitterness. It's very well balanced, very flavorful. Easily drinkable, and the most sessionable of DFH IPA series.

BigJTrucker, Mar 12, 2007
Photo of schusterbauer
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

very pale beer with a big white head. smells like hops, tastes like hops. granted, they're good hops -- refreshing -- but there's just not a whole lot more to say. good quality ingredients, it seems, used to a completely unimaginative end. entirely drinkable; entirely uninteresting.

schusterbauer, Mar 09, 2007
Photo of Bitterbill
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear gold with a medium sized head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer with some lacing.

The smell is just bursting with a hoppy nose and also some malt and spice.

The taste is delightful. Lots of citrus(lemon & grapefruit) but the bitterness is firmly under control due to a solid malt backbone. Nice balance. Dang. The hops are done *so* nicely in this brew making for one hell of a drinkable IPA and the finish has a nice bitter kick that I just don't want to end. I've had this before and I'm so pleased I picked up this bottle on my last trip to Ft Collins.

Bottom line: This is one of my favourite IPAs of all time. I couldn't recommend it more!

Bitterbill, Mar 08, 2007
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,590 ratings.