60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA
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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 bashiba
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a brilliant copper color with a thick creamy off white head that left tremedous lacing all the way to the bottom.

Smells very strongly of fresh green hops with a slight citrus fruityness to it.

Taste is clearly dominated by the piney bitter hop flavors with some subtle layers of toasty malts and citrus fruits.

Mouthfeel is slightly slick and oily.

Drinkability is excellent on this, another solid offering from Dogfish Head!

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Photo of pentathlete
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful clear orange-gold with 1/2 inch head that falls to about 1/8 inch leaving blobs of bubbles on my official DFH pint glass. If they made a hop-based soda pop it would smell like this. The odor could easily be confused with sweaty socks too. I bought a case of this in December and drank two sixers in the first week and I remember this beer being rough and raw like chewing hops right off the vine. I've had it cellaring for the last couple of months and opened a bottle tonight. The taste has definitely mellowed. (Or maybe I'm remembering the Burton Baton from last night.) The initial taste is mellow malt, then a alcohol coated hoppiness takes over without destroying the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium to light with the bubbles feeling a bit too big with the alcohol bite. This is easy to drink, certainly more so than three months ago. I'll be trying it again in May to see if it mellows a bit more. I've got track down a 120 and see what I'm missing.

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

Sampled: 2.27.05

12 oz. bottle - bottled 11.04

A medium pour into a slightly inward tapered pint glass produced a hazy orange liquid with a full one inch head of beaten egg white. This lasted a pretty good length of time while I admired the appearance. As it slowly withdrew, tendrils of lacing etched the inside glass. The body held evidence of sediment from the bottle conditioning in suspension until gradually it came to rest at the bottom. Other bottles I've had in the past have had much more of these flecks, but this one was on the light side.

A nose-full of this brew is more complex on each sniff. At first it's overwhelmingly sweet and citrusy. Then, the hop aroma slaps your olfactory. Deeper still there's whiffs of mango skins and raw carrots. Hm, strange, sure, but I swear it. And even further into the vortex, yeast-like shots of baked breads.

Simple this beer is not. A mouthful yields even deeper intricacies. An IPA's necessary hop inclusion is just the tip of the iceberg. A bitter tongue blast is soothed by a sweet flowery bath. Could these be orange blossoms? Swirling it around the mouth made me think so. A tart snap lashes upon swallowing, like a ripe red plum angry it's been picked. The balanced bitterness hangs out at the back of the tongue for a while after each sip. The beer was well carbonated and sat light in the mouth.

If you're into the bitter, this could be a session beer. Most of the time a six will last a few nights of marveling. That is, if you can hold off on that third. It's almost too good not to, but at the price of about $7.99, I personally feel I get greater value by enjoying them slower. I would assume, too, that buying them in their native Delaware is cheaper, though.

This is a damn fine brew. I've been familiar with this one for a while, but really examining it for this review, I was impressed even more. All IPA lovers should celebrate this beer if at all possible.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served in an American pint glass

A-right of the bat the head fills up 3/4 of the glass even with a gentle pour. The head is a thick milky white that is very dense. Beer is a deep orange color but still very clear and a light champagne carbonation

S- smell is lots of floral/piney hops possibly a fleeting hint of malt but its hard to pull out

T- this beer leads with a resin piney hop taste and then comes more of the bitterness with a bit of alcohol warmth at the finish. A little toasted malt flavor is a secondary hop enhancer

M- light mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation fizz at the end. No astringency or tartness

D- a good hop monster. I know there are bigger hop monsters but this is all hops with malt and alcohol only present to enhance the hops even more. It has my taste buds wanting to take a break but my brain keeps asking for more. Great beer.

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Photo of Joey7F
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you want pure hops, this is your ale. Wow! My roommate described this as the ultimate Burger beer and I am hesistant to disagree.

It pours clear, smells fantastic, and tastes of piney hops. It is also very reasonably priced. Highly recommended!!


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Photo of bearrunner44
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light amber color, thin white head. The head disappears quickly, but it does stick to the glass and leave some nice lacing.

Smell: Malty, with plenty of herbal hop aroma.

Taste: This is a fairly thin-bodied brew, and the carbonation seems a little much. It has a nice malty taste in the middle, but it's dominated by strong, orange-tasting hops. This is certainly a hoppy beer, but the hops aren't that intense or asskicking. This is still very drinkable.

Verdict: This the hoppiest beer I've tried so far, which isn't surprising considering that I spend more time drinking oatmeal stouts and brown ales than I do drinking IPAs. This is a nice, refreshing beer, though, and it would be an excellent choice as a session brew.

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Photo of Dubblebock
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We waited a long time to get the Dogfish Head brand here in Texas. It was always tough for me to read the reviews and hear people rave about these beers here on BA and not be able to get my hands on any of the beers themselves. But lo and behold, DFH now has a foothold in Texas, and it was well worth the wait.

The 60 Minute IPA is a beautiful introduction to the DFH brands. This is a well-crafted and very drinkable beer, and it's a great reflection of the IPA style.

It pours well, with a cloudy orange/amber tint. Not an overwhelming head on the pour, and what head did develop didn't stay around long. The beer still looked very nice sitting in the mug, though.

The smell was good. Hints of citrus and hop.

The taste was divine. This isn't a hop-bomb in any sense, although the hops come through loud and clear up-front. Nicely balanced and incredibly smooth. Nice citrus background, grapefruit and orange peel. The malts even things out nicely, leaving the drinker with a relaxed warmth.

Good mouthfeel, not overly carbonated. No hint of the 6% ABV to get in the way of the taste. Not heavy in any sense, just light on the palate. Very refreshing.

Very, very drinkable. I could easily make this my favorite spring/summer session brew.

This is a really good offering from DFH. I can see why this is basically their flagship beer. This will be great in the warmer weather. Keep this one in a glass, though. I tried one out of the bottle, and the hops just overpowered the taste. You have to let this beer breathe in a glass or mug to get the real experience. Thanks for braving the Texas market, guys! You have made a convert out of me, that's for sure.

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Photo of JLShepard
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: A strong pine hope aroma accompanied by a hint of spiciness.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-amber color with a 1/4" white head that dissipates quickly.

Taste: A caramel malt starts this beer off, and it transitions to a strong pine (and somewhat earthy) hop finish.

Mouthfeel: A thin, almost watery beer that doesn't spend much time in the mouth.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer, though the mouthfeel left much to be desired. I think it tastes great, I like an IPA that has a bold hop flavor to it. The appearance and aroma are fairly typical and nice, but not really all that standout-ish.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Union Brew House in Weymouth, MA. Always a nice selection of beers on tap and 99 bottled offerings...check them out in the Beerfly section.
Served in a non-chilled (by request only) standard pint glass.
A full finger and a half of white head...lace was incredible...covered the glass and did not move one bit.
An attractive honey brown color w/ a faintly sweet aroma.
Taste was a bit unbalanced...almost no malt detected to counter the hops. A hop bite of citrus/grapefruit flavor that ended in a bitter finish...not much of an aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was ok...I prefer their 90 Minute. Drinkability is decent...I could have a few of these in a row w/out any effort.

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Photo of foXXtail
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A smooth-drinking IPA from Delaware.

Orange amber in color, and strikingly clear. ½ inch champagne head fades quickly to islands. The small amount of effervescence left still leaves great rings of lace. The nose is gently sweet and malty wit ha slight background of hop and alcohol.

The flavor is smooth and easy. A very rich fruit taste at the front with an earthy hop hit in the after. Halfway down the glass, the hop flavors kick up quite a bit. A bit more effervescence would help the mouthfeel greatly, as well as help the poor head retention.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was surprised to see this stocked at my local grocers. I had been seeking some DFH for quite some time now, but now I need look no further than the grocery store. Unfortunately, the 60 minute is the only IPA available from the series, but there were two Pale Ales that I also look forward to trying from DFH.

Onto this beer... it poured to a golden color with a slight amber hue and a healthy foam top that lasts through the whole glass. The smell is probably the least interesting of its qualities, revealing a nice hoppy bouqet, but it doesn't immediately jump out as you draw your nose to the beer.

The taste was interesting. Perhaps maybe a hop strain I am unfamilier with or something. VERY piney. The first few drinks I was not impressed, but after that I got that same piney and citrusy taste that I am used to from an IPA (and it was quite delicious I might add). The mouthfeel was awesome. I could swish this around for quite some time, letting the flavors build to new complexities before sending it down the gullet.

While some would consider 6% high for a session brew, I would have to say that I would consider this a good session IPA. The hops are not too overpowering, but rather just enough to draw you in for more. The alcohol is only present on the finish, but not overbearing. If it weren't for the hop burps, I would have been chugging these.

(edit: usually tastes like cinnamon and hops to me, but the last time I bought it, tasted like a roasted cider with a bit of hops.)

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

Appearance – This one is a deep but brilliant orange in color with a thick, creamy, retentive head that is slowly lacing the hell out of my Cottonwood glass.

Smell – This nose has a full, huge biscuity character making it a strong East Coast IPA. It’s almost nutty it’s so big. The hops are big and fruity.

Taste – The malts here are gigantic and flavored with Macadamia nuts. The biscuit is like raw biscuit dough. It’s almost tangy and very yeasty, not in a Hefe Weizen way but more like yeast in warm water after it’s foamed but before it’s mixed with dough. The hops are classic East Coast with lots of non-acidic grapefruit and a strong citrus balance.

Mouthfeel – This one is on the big side of medium-bodied with some good carbonation but little drying on the tongue. It’s creamy in the mouth like peanut butter.

Drinkability – This is very different than other IPAs that I’ve had. It doesn’t follow the pattern of DFH’s other IPAs, that’s for sure. It is very smooth though and went down quite well.

Update – I originally reviewed this with an ’05 sample so thought I’d revisit it with a 2006 vintage. It’s not as big in the mouth as I initially noted, but a very solid East Coasty IPA.

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

Appearance: Very good. Bright, glowing orange with a beautiful, rocky, foamy, bottle-conditioned head.

Smell: Good. Piny, floral hops predominates.

Taste: Very good. Lots of hops and a good amount of malt. Pretty well-balanced for such a hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel: Good. Full and rich.

Drinkability: Good. Session beer for hop head.

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

A session beer for the hop head. This fine IPA pours absolutely crystal clear a modest head forms atop the rich straw color and leaves a lace that persists on the side of my pint glass. A fruity hop aroma that reminds me of the last time I put my head into a bag of freash whole hops. Hops, hops, and more hops. A great taste with enough malt to support the esters, this IPA has a great mouthfeel with a near perfect CO2 level. I can't believe I only bought one bottle. Next run I will make it six! Ummm . . no maybe twelve!

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange with quite a bit of white head that stuck around for quite a while. Fair amounts of lacing.
The smell of this beer is amazing; it's dominated by hops with some floral notes, but nothing ridiculously overstated.
Taste is similarly hoppy, with some grassy and piny notes in there as well. I detected some alchol in the finish coupled with some bitterness.
Mouthfeel is relatively dry and medium-bodied, but with a bit of bite from the hops.
Drinkability - Nice enough, but nothing to write home about.

Overall: A very nice IPA that avoids a lot of the overwhelmingly fruity notes that sometimes annoy me, but by no means a new favorite. I've got 7 more from their sampler pack in my fridge, and I'm looking forward to drinking them.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A campus-area dive bar just got a keg of this, and i've been drinking the hell out of it. It's been beating the hell out of me, too.

This is actually darker orange in the pitcher than in the glass. Lace sticking everywhere like a mofo, even with the crap-tastic plastic cups.

The nose of this beer is undeniable heaven, even for people that aren't hop-junkies. The taste is fabulous, and once you're on your third or fourth pint the insane hoppiness degrades and you're loving on the super-sweet gumball malt.

A Caveat Emptor: If you're drinking this beer heavily, be prepared for a punch much more than the 6% ABV would lead you to believe.

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Photo of melon123
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BIG hops, BIG bite, BIG beer. Beautiful copper hue, big beautiful head, great mouthfeel. Could I have found a new favorite IPA? I think I'm in love!!! All around a great session beer!!! Highly reccommended, would love to try this on tap. Congratulations on a great IPA!

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Photo of HardTarget
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle notched 12 (sampled 1) with 6% abv listed.
Aroma: Like sticking your nose into a freshly opened bag of hops. Can’t pick a particular type, seems like a blend, probably with Columbus and Cascade.
Appearance: Bright clear yellow amber glass with a modest cover of white that laces and tides. The head fades to a collar about halfway through but the lace is forever.
Flavor: Nice floral, peppery and citric hop notes with just enough malt to back them. Hops are at an IPA intensity and just popping fresh. There is a slight sweet twist at the back end but it quickly is buried in the hop aftertaste. As I grew accustomed to the hop intensity, the malt back came through a bit more with a spiced, grass-like note in it.
Mouthfeel: Creamy medium body with a light oiliness that lets the hop flavors linger.
Overall Impression: For the hop level, I found it very refreshing and enjoyable. Drinkability is put off slightly by the intensity and heft, but this is a beer I will seek on a regular basis now that it has made a home here in Texas. Intense taste of hops without the pucker or burn; Sam and crew have done it again with a fine off the hook beer.

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Photo of Ellbert
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: A nice appearance. A nice orange/amber color with a decent white head that faded fairly quickly. There is a decent lace left on the throughout the beer.

Smell: This has the most beautiful smell. Very floral and citrus hops permiate the area once this beer is opened.

Taste: There is some malt that shows itself at the begining. There is some great hop flavor. There is not much bitterness but the aroma and flavor make this beer very good.

Mouthfeel: Nice and rich. Not too thick though. There is a good amount of carbonation in here.

Overall a great beer. There is some great flavor and aroma.

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Photo of beerceller99
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle pours a rusty orange hue with a slight, off white head. Has a funky, musky perfume hop smell. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a yeasty, grainy malt flavor with a grapefruit tart bitterness to finish.
Strange smell, average taste; the 90 minute is way better.

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Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ouncer with freshness dating notched onto the label. Pours fairly light amber, clear with a white head, tiny bubbles, showing respectable retention. leaves nice fine lacing. Nose is faintly of hops. Medium body, respectable hop package, Resiny, sticky and oily. Fairly well balance, with a mellow malt profile, providing a smooth ride to the finish. Nice, suprisingly understated brew for DFH. Good beginner DFH selection to turn on those without too much exposure to the other meaty brews that come out of Rehobeth Beach, De.

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Photo of gimmehead
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: beautiful hazy copper with an ivory head

Smell: huge floral aroma (mouth begins to water)

Taste: pine with the expected citrous accompanyment. Very hoppy, but well balanced with a caramel malty finish

Mouthfeel: full bodied

This one of my favorite ipa's ( though not as good as it's 90 min big bro) which I will gladly consume whenever possible. It is, however, too hoppy to be a good session beer.

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

poured cloudy orangish with a white head. aroma citrus like grapefruit, hops hints of yeast.flavor grapefruit with sugar on it, hops a touch of alcohol and a nice bitterness after taste. I did like the 90 min. better but this came in a close 2nd I am sure glad the fish finally swam to mich.

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Photo of mhowell
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle, this is a beautiful orangish color, with a white head that dissapates quikly. I detect a slight citrus nose, not unpleasant at all. On first drink, I realized this was a beer with a message, and the message is beware. If you don't like a hoppy beer, stay away. The flavor is all hops, with a hoppy aftertaste that seemed to disappear in a citrus fade.

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

Appearance: Pours a golden orange with amber edges. A thin white swiss cheese-like head develops. It slowly dissapates into islands of fuzzy foam.

Smell: Light lemon and orange zest notes. Nothing else but bitter hop-like notes.

Taste: A hop blast first...grapefruit juice, bitter orange, and a slightly sweet granny smith-like apple finish. The malt is definitely more up front than in their 90 minute IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium to thin bodied, creamy, complex, and dry.

Drinkability: Hops are in high gear here. It suffers just a touch due to the hop bitterness. It worked for me though. Just make sure everything you want to taste is consumed before you hit this one.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 11,698 ratings