60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

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Photo of Celt44
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark amber - maintains a foamy head and lacing remains throughout.
Smell - citrus is what come to mind first. Hints of orange and apricot. Strong aroma of pine is also present. Very appealing!
Taste of hops is powerful. This one will make fellow hop-heads very happy.
Mouthfeel is smooth and not overly carbonated.
This is definitely a superior IPA and should defiinitely be considered a session brew for hop lovers.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not one of the powerhouse IPAs out there but it's one of the most well balanced of the ones I've tried.
Smooth and on the sweet side for an IPA. Lots of flavors going on at any given moment (which recent reviews seem to have gone into great depth about so I shan't repeat). Light and classy is what this is.
The lightness and the smooth-idity make this very drinkable.
This'll definitely sate a hops craving.

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Photo of cooter
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in an Ommegang chalice. The 1/2 inch head given immediately dissipated to a persistent film and a generous smattering of large foam bubbles. Smells sweetly of tangerine, flowers, peach, pear?, marijuana, evergreen/pinecone, and just generally a light fruitiness.

First sip is delightful, a mix of traditional piney hops and the "finer" side of hops--luxurious fruit flavors. Peach, orange early and grapefruit later, a hint of lemon, sticky and cloying hops, and apple/pearness are all present very clearly and distinctly. I'm not sure I could even imagine a way for this beer to improve in taste; the idea and execution is exceptional. In one sip it's very clean and peachy, in the next it's sticky and piney. But if I swirl it around, the two synthesize and balance without losing themselves. (sorry to wax poetic, but the beer calls for it)

It feels light on the tongue, despite the hop-headed stickiness. Sweetness and fruit flavors (from malt or hops? who knows) keep it tangy and boisterous in the mouth. The style and this contribute to its 4.5/5 mouthfeel score.

Overall, a paragon of craft beer. To think of this beer, then pull it off with such flavor, is fantastic. I want to try the 90 and 120 versions ASAP. If I could improve anything, it would be the foaminess of the head (though it excels at lacing). That's about it.

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Photo of philipt
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Of my top three session beers of choice this one definitely ranks one or two (compare with Old Dominion Ales or Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale).

This beer pours copper in color with a respectable vanilla colored head. Little lacing. Very restrained aroma so as not to scare off the unassuming. Rather refreshing, spicy, malty smell. Tastes fantastic. Starts somewhat malty sweet followed quickly by a prickly, spicey hop taste. The brew is very well balanced and highly drinkable. This beer is not a high ABV beer but it's drinkability makes it dangerous.

A truly great beer.

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Photo of RedHaze
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice golden color with a two finger head that didn't really last.

Had a good citrusy hop smell, with a little bit of pine to it.

Flavor was citrus, slightly grassy, and sweet. Had some good hoppiness to it without being overwhelming, and some malt in there.

This is a beer that I would have no problem drinking several of at a time.

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Photo of rxmaster
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - golden colored with small, persistant head. thin lace all the way down the glass after drinking.

Smell - Very citrusy, a little grassy and a little pine

Taste - Tastes like it smells with grapefruit, pine and a slight sweetness just before the warming feel at the end. Citrusy taste coats the mouth and lingers long after swallowed

Mouthfeel - Dry and hoppy. Leaves the mouth dry and tingling for the next drink.

Drinkability - Could definitely have a few of these at one sitting. The dryness only adds to the drinkability

IPAs are not my first choice in beer, but this one I will have again

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of the better IPA's ever. It pours typical of all great IPAs: copper to orange, off white dense head, good retention and lacing. Smells better though. Not all piney or grassy, and not too sweet or salty. High levels of IBU's give enough of a spicy, pine cone-ey, estery, and floral aromas to apease the most agressive hophead, but balanced nicely with subtle sweet notes. Tastes smoothly sweet of ripe fruits, citrus, barley sugar, and honey sweetness. Spicy hop flavor compound the sweetness, making it not only balanced, but easily drinkable. Spices show everything from nutmeg and cinnemon to corriander and pepper. Hop flavor brings out fruits of ripe oranges and pears. Finishes crisp and a lingering dryness that is not too harsh. leaves enough hop flavor without feeling hot, grainy, or overly bitter. Aftertaste is spicy and leaving me wanting another. This is even more easily drinkable than their 90 minute.

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Photo of NClifestyle
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint of this served up last night. I think I've had this beer before, but it might have been the 120 min. Anyway, the 60 min. is a wonderful IPA. Nice peach color, a great creamy head, not very thick, but thin layer of foam stayed on the beer until the glass was empty. Some really thick lace all down the glass. Smell of hops, really floral and almost lite citrus. Very nice hop taste, one of the better IPA I've had in recent months. Some malt and sweeter smells showed up mid glass, but the taste stayed pretty much the same. I would drink many pints of this, if allowed. Great beer.

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Photo of nickss
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange with almost no head.

Smells of grass, hops, hops, and more hops.

Tastes like it smells... huge and hoppy... lots of zing.

Has alot of bite... very dry.... did I mention hoppy?

All in all... a nice IPA.... I'd take the 90min any day though.

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Photo of sinistermadman
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden color while emitting a nicely sized head. Some lacing is left after drinks.
Smell is mildy grassy with a nice hop nose.
This brew has a medium body that is welcome on the palate. Mouthfeel is oily and the aftertaste sticks around for a while. Bitter hop tinges are coupled well with the malts and mild citrus floral notes. Slightly piney finish. This brew really quenches the thirst. Quite tasty and refreshing. I think I'll have another.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden/orange color. Small head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing. Medium level of carbonation bubbles. Cirtus smell that is not overpowering but nice. Taste is all hops with citrus and some piney notes. Medium body and nice carbonation level on the tongue. I downed about 6 of these playing poker the other night so it must be a drinkable beer.

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Photo of RedwoodGeorge
2.93/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark, cloudy orange with a soft, dirty white head. The foam dissipates quickly leaving little lacing along the glass.

Smell is quite promising - lots o' hops. Strong grapefruit rind notes, fresh cut grass and piny resins as well. Not much in the way of sweet malt notes, though...

Taste was disappointing primarily because I had such high expectations so we'll call it an even 'below average'. Lots of strong hop notes - again citrus rind, green wet grass and pine oils. Also a pretty strong spicy note as well. (About the only thing besides the kitchen sink left out was herbal and floral notes). No malt notes that I could detect and worse yet a burnt bitterness that I just couldn't get over. I kept thinking "bitter, burnt coffee" but those type of notes you might find in a stout but not an IPA.

Mouthfeel was good enough. Medium bodied, well carbonated with fine bubbles, no real oily residue left on the tongue but still that burnt bitterness lingered as an aftertaste.

All in all, not impressed and not too inclined to try another one. I probably will at some point, hoping this may have been a bum bottle. I'll certainly still want to try the 90 minute to see what kind of similarities there are. If I'm looking for an IPA, though, there are dozens that would be higher up on my list...

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Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from Dogfish Head. Golden-orange hue with a nice white head. More sticky lacing than most IPAs. Tasty, nice hops, well balanced. Full, smooth body makes this a pleasure to swirl in your mouth. I could easily drink a session worth of these.

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Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at Papago in Mid April for 1.75.

Pours a nice golden color slightly tinted orange. Head was a 2 finger size with the pour and is lasting throughout. Nose is basically the malts and not much else. Taste is nicely balanced between the malts and the hops. It almost seems more like an ESB. Mouthfeel is good, very lively on the palate with a full finish. Overall drinkability is good, this is a good beer!

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Photo of buckiflyer
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A late 4th of July tasting. Poured a slightly cloudy light orange color. Good white head put not overpowering, nicely carbonated. Head lasted throughout tasting with lacing. Hop smell put not overpowering. Great balanced smooth taste with citrus and hop finish. Overall a nice IPA that one could drink all day long. God bless American and those who fought for our freedoms. Thank you

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Photo of robertp1024
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I give this beer an A in hoppiness. The smell, the taste, the aftertaste all scream hops. The beer pours a soft white 1 finger head, which stayed the entire time I enjoyed it. It also laced quite a bit. The color is more of an orange or golden. The flavor was somewhat citrus, somewhat grassy. Great beer especially if your a hophead.

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Photo of bobbyc881
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Adventures of South Carolina Guy at Brickskeller in DC:

This one poured out slightly orange and a bit cloudy. Decent white head. Smell is slightly sweet, with a bit of citrus -- nothing too exciting. Noticeable hop presence. The lace lingers around the glass nicely.

Taste is quite nice. Some decent hop flavor up front that slowly fades away, and leaves dry. Not as strong as others I've tried. A bit of spicy fruitness going on in the background. The mild carbonation was nice, too.

This is a very drinkable beer, and overall a nice experience. I'm interested to try their 90 and 120 min IPAs now.

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Photo of thinkbreakfast
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had a run in with DFH 60 minute IPA at the Peculier (sic) Pub in Greenwich Village last night. I have already reviewed the bottle serving.

App: I found this beer to be at the darker end of the IPA spectrum. The head was fluffy and outlasted its counterparts on my friends' brews (a Long Point Blueberry and some horrid banana thing).

Smell: This IPA has a lot more happening than just hops. The malt is very noticeable in the scent. As a matter of personal taste, I found this rather offsetting. I drink IPAs for the gd hops.

Taste: For the most part, the taste follows the smell. Very malty. Even more so than the bottle version. However, the hops do not let themselves be out done. The result is a pleasant balance, albeit done at maximum volume.

Mouthfeel: Due to the increased malt presence, the mouthfeel is thicker than your standard IPA.

Drinkability: Due to the thickness and extremes in both the malt and hop character, I have to say that this is average at best. Putting away more than a few of these may be difficult. Although it would most definitely be fun.

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Photo of mentor
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased by MABZ from John's Grocery (Iowa City) and shared with me a couple days later in June 2005. Thanks for sharing! Pours a two finger light cream-colored head that hangs around. Just a hint of cloudy to the bright and light rust yellow liquid. Aroma is very mild. Grassy citrusy with not very much malt. Taste is somewhat bitter and mildly citrusy. Not a hop monster, it's more of a pale ale than an IPA. Citrus is mild grapefruit with some orange. Fruit esters are apricot and pear. The end holds a cidery piney hop bite. The hoip bitter increased as the beer warmed, but there wasn't an increase in the malt to go with it. Md-light body with mild carbonation that put an acrid sting in the middle of my tongue. Nice burps, though. Co-ho and citrus.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head that is nice at first, then reduces to about an inch. The smell is sweet of citrus and fresh spring flowers, the lemon scent mixed with dewey melons was suprising, the hop are light and floral, a nice sweet smell. The taste is of roasted coffee and caramels, the hops are light and floral. Very suprised by the lightness of this beer. Very different from the 90 minute version, the subtle hints of hops were very suprising.

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Photo of Backer2004
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yes! It's been over a week since a drop of beer has touched my mouth and I was very excited to see this one available at a new local pub in town. Paid $3.25 for a bottle and was well worth every penny. Pours copper with a perfect head, nice lacing, and great carbonation. Could have a bit more bite on the tongue but mouthfeel is still very good. Once you begin to enjoy IPA's, this one would be a keeper.

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Photo of watermelonman
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured to a fairly light gold color with a relatively small head. There's some nice lace being left behind.

The smell is strong and good, but has more pine than I would like. Malt content seems a little low, although the overall taste is still good. The mouthfeel is solid and appealing.

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Photo of Crotor
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant light amber with just under a finger of white head, low retention.

Massive, toasty, bready aroma. A hint of spicy hops, but less than I'd expect. I'm digging the big bread aroma, however.

Big chewey bread. Toasty rustic loaf. Huge bready malt. A hint of residual sweetness too, but overall a completely different malt backbone than I've come to expect from an IPA. Not dry, not caramely, but bready. Wow. I dig it. That said, there isn't the hop aroma, flavor, or bitterness that I had expected. Not that's bad. I suppose this is just another example of the different coast's approaches to IPAs?

Overall, I'd say this is an excellent beer, but I could only give it higher marks if it weren't billed as an IPA. If it were billed as a regular pale ale, I'd rate it near the top. But putting it in the category of an IPA demands a certain hoppiness that just isn't present. That said, this is still an excellent beer, and comes highly recommended. Now if DFH would just get a California distributor already...

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Photo of Franchise
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours golden, and leaves a white sticky lace on the glass. As I examine the clearity of the brew it looks flawless, my first smell is very hoppy, lemon, citrus, and a floural essence. As this brew hits the palate I taste brown sugar and orange rinds, this is a great session beer one that has alot of flavor and is well crafted. I love DFH and this brew didn't disappoint. This beer would pair well with a salty dish, such as a beer crackers (grilled pizza dough w/blue cheese and scallions) or another savory delight that has a bit of salt.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden-orange with a big rocky white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is apricoty, grassy, peppery hops with some doughy malts.

The flavor is fruity (apricot) malt with a touch of sweetness, followed by a nice big lingering hop (floral, peppery) bitterness. It's medium bodied and very smooth with a nice carbonation level.

Overall, a very good IPA (although a tad pricey). I liked this much better than the 90 Minute or the Aprihop.

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