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 bewareOFpenguin
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smuggled two 12oz out curtoursy of a "mixer sixer". Poured a nice dark yellow with a robust head. It tasted crisp and hoppy, very hoppy but not a "killer" amount. It was a good blend, enticing my pallette while not running over it. A very good offering.

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Photo of bmills1608
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark gold color, poured a smallish foamy head, very white in color. The nose on this beer was intense, extremely spicy sharp hop aroma. Right after pouring, a stuck my nose in the glass and gave a good sniff, and it actually burned my nose for a second, and I had to jump back. I kid you not. The aroma just explodes with fresh and raw hops.

Taste is more of the same. Bitter from the start, raw hop juice, crunchy hard, citrus notes, a brittle sensation, spicy and floral. Malt?, malt?, barely enough to balance. This is a hoppy beer, and it dominates the flavor.. The mouthfeel was pretty soft.

Overall for me, this is an interesting beer for the hop quality alone. If anyone ever has a question as to what hop aroma and flavor is and how to detect it, point them to this beer and they will understand quick. The is no mistaking the hop flavors in this beer. They dominate it. This is the type of beer, tha for me, I would enjoy every now and then, but would'nt be a regular of mine. I really have to be in the mood for heavy hops to choose this thug.

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

$10.99/sixer at the Wine & Cheese Cask in Cambridge, MA.

Appearance: Golden-amber with a soft, sticky white head. Very nice lacing, and a small spritz of carbonation rising from the bottom. I couldn't keep all the yeast in the bottle, so the beer is slightly cloudy with flecks of yeasty goodness floating throughout.

Smell: Not as intense aroma as I expected. Definite citrus, hoppy nose, with a spicy backbone. Almost wit-like nose. Slight mustiness as the earthy edge makes itself known.

Taste: Never tasted cannabis in a beer before, but you know what they say about hops being its nearest cousin. I definitely got a mouthfeel of green at the end of the fist sip. Not as noticeable thereafter, becoming dominated by the dry, grapefruity hop taste. Light maltiness apparent in the middle, and finishes with a lingering green-hop flavor.

Very good American IPA. Certainly a big beer, and my first from Dogfish Head. I have to say, though, that in the future I will almost certainly go for the less expensive (by $3/sixer) and better (imho) Victory HopDevil.

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Photo of Stopper
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice orange-yellow color and a bit cloudy. A small white head forms with the pour, but dissipates pretty soon to a small rim around the edge of the glass. A citrus fruit hop aroma balances well with a smell of big malt sweetness. First taste is a shock of a sort of toasted malty sweetness, followed quickly by a strong hop bitterness that persists well into the aftertaste, soon joined with the return of hop fruitiness in the flavor. The mouthfeel is big, and the hop bitterness balances very well, then takes over after swallowing.

This is a wonderfully drinkable beer, despite the big body, probably due to its being balanced by a very fresh-tasting, crisp hoppiness. I think I'll have to get me some more of this soon!

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Photo of beergeek279
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served as a sample at the Penn Festival. The color was a golden blonde. The smell was that of hops. The taste was also of hops, although not overly done at 60 IBUs. The mouthfeel was very smooth, with no real note of alcohol. This is a very drinkable IPA, and I could drink this one all day!

Although this isn't an over-the-top beer in the way other DFH brews are, the 60 Minute IPA is surely one of the best standard IPAs put out by any brewery in the country.

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Photo of kelticblood
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wonderful hop aroma first off ! This is what I call an IPA.Cloudy gold in color with a great appearnace.Head retained much leaving some lacing.Creamy rolling mouthfeel that goes down easy.This was exceptional and had to be the second best IPA I've ever had.I could drink alot of these.Bitterness wasnt too much or prolonged.Strong smell of hops that was a pleasure to the nose.If you don't like alot of hops stay aweay from this one.

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Photo of marc77
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Auburn hue, with dry hop derived polyphenol haze. Topped by a vanilla white, creamy, persistent head. Tattered lace remains. Pungent, bright, capricious wafts of chlorophyll laden spruce tips and tangerine zest are in the forefront aromawise, and are accompanied by a struggling contrast of light lovibond caramel malt. A delightful baleful of hops! Flavorwise, malt character is slightly more apparent, being comprised of a lightly honeyish, perfumed nature and serves to complement the dominant floral and resinous pine hop flavor well. Hop bitterness is surprisingly restrained, but since residual sweetness is minimal due to the high apparent attentuation, the overall character is dry. A tinge of bubblegum emerges mid palate, but is quickly tapered by a lingering suggestion of hopped rosewater. Lightly bodied, and mildly dextrinous, lending a crisp mouthfeel conducive to quaffability. Finishes clean, with fleeting bready base malt sweetness and muted citrus zest. A delicious, relatively well balanced IPA. Not overly assertive in hop bitterness, but redolent of American hop bouquet and rich in oily hop flavor. Unique and superbly drinkable.

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Photo of BeerManDan
2.53/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It poured a nice medium dark yellow with not a lot of foam. The smell is what warned me of what was to come. The aroma was like smelling a bunch of pitch on a pine tree. I had this kind of beer before. First taste told me that I had a heavy tasting pine tree. The first and last taste of this beer was like I was chewing on pine needles and pitch, combined. The second sip never reached my mouth, instead it was poured down the drain!

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Photo of TXHops
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

-ABV: 6%
-ABW: 4.7%
-IBU’s: 60
-Hops: Warrior, Amarillo, “Hop X”

I was so blown away by my first bottle of 90 Minute IPA (which I’ve since discovered is surprisingly sensitive to wear and tear) that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the session version. The 60 Minute entered my world as a slightly turbid, yellow gold color with a nice looking, just-less-than-white head that was stickily lace-prone. The same sweet, flowery aroma of the 90 Minute was evident in the nose—a testament to the sheer, brilliant beauty of continuous hopping. The beer smelled more like hops than it smelled hoppy. I was reminded of wildflower honey and orange marmalade-filled pastries at the same time. The flavor is still considerably hoppy, again, with the flavor of actual hops shining through more than the usual hoppiness of an IPA. Boiling hops results in the hoppiness that I’ve become accustomed to: piney, lemony, grapefruity, etc… 60 Minute tasted more like licking my fingers after handling whole leaf hops than a standard IPA, though less so than 90 Minute. Also unlike 90 Minute, this beer relented on the “actual hop” flavor, and settled into a more standard hoppy bitterness in the tail, conjuring mental images of fuzzy, leafy, green herbs. The malt was right there with the humulus lupulus the entire time, but like a pro sports agent, was perfectly content to simply watch the real star shine, and bask in some of the ambient light. However, without a solid, though unobtrusive malt base, there would be no pastry aroma, nor much sweetness to the honey suggestions.

60 Minute is a wonderful session IPA (as Sam suggests), but without the real kick of the 90 Minute. Better than many IPA’s, but oddly, not quite as complex—a little bit is lacking in the mouthfeel and in the potential malt-based complexity. However, if you’re looking to understand the flavor of hops (specifically Warrior, Amarillo and Mystery Hop X), then this is the quintessential starting place. 60 Minute is a lovely showcase of the reason that so many people drink better beer—behold the power of HOPS!

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

I had this brew in a 12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. The 60 pours a copper/orange color that is just a little bit hazey. There is 1 finger of head that dies down a bit quickly, but there is good lacing. The only thing I can really detect from smell is hops. The smell is very potent. The taste isn't as hoppy as the smell. It has a good balance for an IPA, a bit of ginger in the taste. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy. Good drinkability too, and at only 6%, this is one IPA to enjoy several of in a night.

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Photo of jcalabre
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The 60 minute IPA pours a hazy honey color, w/ a medium white head. The nose is chocked full of hops. On the six pack container was a note from DFH quoting Lew Bryson to the effect that this beer is the closest thing to a cask conditioned ale that you'll find in a bottle. Well, having gone to a cask conditioned (ie: 'real ale') fest yesterday, I'd have to agree. Beautiful hop flavor w/ a creamy finish makes this a world class IPA in my book. Also, this is the ultimate session beer.

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

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with amber/orange highlights, the head is off-white in color with decent retention and good carbonation. On the nose the aroma of pine needles, citric, and fresh cut grass. On the palate the taste is sharp with citric bite, pine needles, highly hoppy, and some light fruity flavors as well. Nice IPA…

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

So I scoot on down to Traders Joes in Long Beach, the Chicken Curry I recently masterfully created was now 6 days old, and had reached peak maturation. But I had no Chapattis – Damn!! A recent Trader Joes advert had a new line advertised – yep Chapattis. Earlier in the week, a fellow BA DavidBanner had tipped me off that TJ’s were now also stocking the infamous DFH 60 minute IPA. So, I picked up a pack of both tonight.

It pours with a very hazy golden honey color, when backlit, there is a very light orange tinge. Some very small deleterious matter and floaties, probably from my impatience at wanting to try one of these as soon as I got home. The haze is mainly due to the fact that it is bottle-conditioned, but it did not bother me in the least. Massive carbonation when poured, gives the head a voluminous appearance. A mass of tightly packed, off-white fluffy bubbles. The head lacerates the sides with a stiff whippy crust.

Pineo-trolic resinous nose with a fresh grass stain odor are quite inviting.

Sharp citric beginnings at first, raw hops assault me in the middle of this beer but lead to a softer grassy finish. Not that bitter, more of aggressive grassy stain with a side salad of freshly plucked hops plants. The head dies down as I near the end of the beer.

Nice IPA! Hmmm, I like this a lot, very drinkable, time to have another bottle!

Well, TJ’s Chapattis are absolutely crap – my Curry was absolutely superb (pat on back), and the DFH 60-min IPA was an excellent accompaniment to this Anglo-Ameri-Indian dish. Only $5.99 for 6 x 12fl.oz. Bottles – What a Bargain!! I better go and stock up because this baby is going to the fluid partner to my hot n’ spicy home-made Curries for some time to come.

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Photo of maxpower
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light copper color, creamy off white head, pine and citrus in the nose, resiny pine flavors, medium body has a crisp carbonated feel on the tongue, sharp bitterness in the finish, seems a little bit rough, not as good as I expected, still not bad.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a somewhat amber gold color. No head but nice lacing all the way down. Big,bold hop aroma-quite grassy. Big,upfront and bold hop flavor. While very bitter it doesnt make you pucker like mad. Nice malt sweetness blended into the hops. Great body-has a nice,velvety oiliness. A killer beer-an IPA on steroids.

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Photo of clvand0
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a yellow/golden color with small head and minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma was a very citrusy and piney hop. Very strong hop aroma, but has a nice caramel malt backing. The flavor has that same citrus and pine hop flavor in it, but it's more mellowed, letting the malt character come through for a great balance. The finish is slightly bitter, but it also leaves a bit of caramel flavor around for the palate. This is a great American IPA. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Photo of Greenlabel
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm probably in the minority in that I haven't been wildly impressed with a few of Dogfish Head's products. However, this isn't one of them. Finally got a chance to try it and found it thoroughly enjoyable. Liked the hazy orange color and the firm head and found the smell to be both strong and pleasing. Best of all, the earthy, hoppy bite of the product was what I would expect from a top IPA yet that aspect of trhe flavor profile wasn't so dominant as to unbalance the product. No unusual aftertaste. Haven't yet had the 90 Minute IPA but it must be quite a product to outdo this one.

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Photo of Edwin
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served up nicely with an orange haze look to it. Nice, white head. The aroma was incredible, as you can smell the hops, and a hint of fruit that to me resembles apricot or a citrus variety. The taste was very good. Has a bit of a kick to it, but also a smooth, hoppy fruit flavor going down. Carbonated, but also easy to drink. Just an all-around great beer with great characteristics and flavor. Highly reccommended. Enjoy!

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Photo of AsburyParkJMH
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy orange with a healthy head that lasts for almost the entire duration of the beer. smells very earthy/bready. hops are obviously quite apparent in taste and smell. there are hints of alcohol in the taste as well. quite carbonated but also quite smooth at the same time. ipa's are generally among my least favourite brews but i quite enjoyed this one. a solid brew from a solid brewery.

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Photo of Morris729
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light rust color with a thick and creamy white head that leaves spider webs of lace behind as it slowly recedes. Nose is fresh raw hops blended with some piney and citrusy medicinal aromas. Medium to full in body with a soft natural carbonation. Taste is raw hop leaf flavors and green grassy notes followed by a bit of grapefruit rind and hop tannins, and yet at no time are the hop flavors too overpowering. A very fine beer that would make for a great session IPA. Thanks to francisweizen for the sample!

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Photo of stirgy
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a slightly cloudy golden orange color and was topped off with a creamy white head. Pungent grassy and floral in the aroma. Nice "Earthiness" to the beer. Strong bitterness matched up with a hidden malt sweetness. Getting some nice spicy, almost peppery flavors and the alcohol is well hidden here. A very good IPA and very drinkable.

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

I was a little reluctant to try it, but I'm glad I did. It smelled like pine rosin and fresh pot(not that I would know what that smells like). The taste was complex. Had a bite to it, but it quickly died down into a piney taste. It covered my mouth pretty well and left no bad aftertaste. I wil lgo out and say this is by far the best IPA I've ever had. This is yet another great brew from the one of the best breweries ever!

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Photo of Bierman9
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had actually tried this on tap about 6 months ago, or so, but I didn't review it then. Having already had the 90-minute, I thought I got that bier and that the bier-menu at the pub had a typo. Oh well, nbd....

The bottle version pours a hazy, medium-golden color, though there's no residue at the bottom. Must just be naturally cloudy, providing the little chunkies I espied floating within. Head was bright white and quite fluffy to begin. It soon dissipated into a thin, fine layer of bubbles, and left some attractive lacing in the glass.

The nose was fairly heavy on the hops, somewhat citrussy, but with a slight sharpness as well. A bit of toasty malt also was present, yet was definitely playing second fiddle to the hops.

Medium body as well as smoothness combined for a "good" mouthfeel. A bit of carbonation gave the feel a bubbly, foaminess.

A bready, slightly toasty, malt character was the base upon which was built this house of hops. A big, floral, earthy combo of hop flavors dominated, and stuck long and hard in the throat for what seemed like forever! This is quite flavorful, and it grew on me the more I quaffed it. Nice work, Dogfish! Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


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Photo of Jarod
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in February 2003
Continually hopped, bottle conditioned
Label has a collage of fresh hops all over it.

This beer poured a golden color that was slightly opaque but carbonation was noticeable. The head that was created was white in color and the texture was creamy, sticky, thick, foamy, dense, and long lasting. It left good lace behind, spotty in areas but over all nice. The aromas that came from the glass were of fresh hop leaves (cascade I believe), floral hops, citrus, sweet malt, caramel, fresh grass, pine needles and a slight bread dough. Mostly hops but as the temperature rose slightly the other aromas became noticeable along with the hops. The flavors that rolled across my tongue were of hops – slight bitter, floral, citrus – fresh and dried hop leaves, fresh cut grass on a warm thick Saturday morning, sweet malts, caramel, pine needles, lemons and grapefruits, alcohol and bread. The after tastes were of fresh hops and slightly bitter when first pulled from the fridge and tasted, it got progressively creamier and sweeter as it got warmer, but still hopped. I would say that the flavors of this beer are 94.5% hops and 5.5% everything else. If there be truth in labeling then this beer should be called 45 minute IPA because I swear it took 45 minutes for the hop taste to finally leave my tongue. Even when I exhaled I tasted hops. Amazing. Very good beer, another hit from DFH.

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

Pours a deep golden amber color with a thick, creamy off white head. There is a bit of haziness with a few floaters in the beer as well, but it is bottle conditioned. The aroma is an absolutely tantalizing floral smell, backed by a nice malt sweetness. The taste is smooth, and suprisingly balanced. The first thing that I noticed was the malt backgorund, but it is supporting a heavy load of hops. Nice, even bitterness throughout with a bit of a piney-citrus note. A wisp of sweetness licks the tongue on the aftertaste, but the hops steal the show. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy, with perfect carbonation. The carbonation is integrated so well into the overall experience I had to think about the carbonation. I love when that happens. This beer is supremely drinkable, and I must get a lot more of this soon. An oustanding beer from DFH, perhaps my favorite of their offerings.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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