60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
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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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11,741
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Ratings: 11,741 |  Reviews: 2,903
Photo of francisweizen
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An excellent bottle-conditioned-IPA from Dogfish Head. This beer pours a very nice hazy amber colour with a small white head. The aromas are of citrus, hops, hops, malts, and some more hops. The taste is very hoppy as well, and very dry too. The hops are not very bitter and this beer is very subdued when compared to DFH's 90 minute IPA. This beer has a very creamy and smooth mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. The drinkability is off-the-hook for this one, the perfect session beer!
Cheers to DFH for finally putting this out in bottles!,
F.

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Photo of scottum
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber with a nice head. Sooooooooooo smooooooooooth! Hoppy as an IPA should be. Not as over the top as the 90 minute. Very well balanced. A bit of a citrus bitter is in there with a nice dry malty taste. Certainly, any IPA fan should try this brew.

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

Bottle conditioned. Orange chill-hazed body with tiny, sporadic carbonation. A hefty solid white head, which leaves excellent lace.

Strong fresh and clean citric aroma.

Malt backbone is quickly and heavily covered up by the grapefruit and lemon hop zing. The hop assault is not too over the top however. Balance might not be the best word, but it's not the punch in the nose of Hop Infusion or Stone Ruinination. There is an overall sense of freshness . Nice lingering aftertaste.

Recommended, and my choice for a DFH flagship brew. I'll have to revisit this soon.

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Photo of yen157
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good, but not great.

My bottle was kept and served a little too cool so I had to let it sit for a bit. It started out pretty ugly. The beer itself was a very cloudy light amber orange, but the hazy lifted significantly as the beer warmed up. The head was coarse and quickly reduced to wisps. The first flavor that jumped out at my wasn’t hop related but rather a faint smokiness. Besides that, there weren’t any surprises. Wood and grapefruit aromas dominate the nose as well as the palate. As one would expect, the hop bitterness is more restrained in this one and the emphasis is more on the other aspects of the H. lupulus. The role in the malt cut back as well. I think I like the 90 minute IPA better, because IMO this played more like a West Coast PA because of the thinner body and malt contribution.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out with a rich, thick head of white foam, settling over clear golden liquid. The nose is intense hoppiness, not the usual grapefruity Cascade aroma, but dare I say an almost spicy "skunk-bud"-type of aroma...not the light-struck type skunkiness though. Taste is nicely bitter without being overwhelmingly bitter. Notes of maltiness back things up sufficiently. A slight biscuity character appears here as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with a bitterness that fades quickly to a malty taste. Kudos to the D.H. brewery for this quaffable ale.

The most balanced out of the 60/90/120 Min. series, IMO.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This could very well be, without further research, my favorite IPA thusfar. A very appealing IPA-type golden-amber color appeals to me from the get-go. The aroma is all that I expect from a top-notch IPA. Spicey and hoppy at the nose, but the smell is just the beginning.

The taste is something almost god-like. It is hoppy and spicey. Almost fruity, but without taking that next all-too-fruity-step.

In ever lightly lacey head i sappealing, but I am thinking flavor and aroma all the way. A great beer to try, but beware. Hopheads only need apply. A very good brew. Prost!

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a big fan of IPA's I found a six pack of 60 minute IPA last week and just had to give it a try. It pours a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that fades fast, but leaves a decent amount of lace on the glass. The aroma is very strong mixture of citrus (mostly grapefruit) and pine. Each sip begins hoppy and quickly moves to a citrus flavor with a toasted malt background. It finishes with a mild bitterness that lingers for a while before the next sip.

If you like hoppy IPA's I highly recommend this one. I didn't find it as bitter as other brands and felt it was quite drinkable.

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Photo of goz
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled.
Pour is slightly cloudy ornage golden, big pure-white head, strongly clinging lace. Aroma is citrus hops, slightly sweet maltiness, grassy, some herbal tones. Flavor is lightly malty to start, then some herbal/grassy notes, then bitter and citrus from the hops. Medium body, hints of spiciness, medium carbonation, and good lasting flavors.

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Photo of Dantes
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Package: 12 oz. bottle. Label scored between 1 & 2; 6% ABV. Bottle-conditioned.

Cost: $8.49 a 6-pack @ King’s

Presentation: Imperial pint glass at ~45º

Appearance: A medium-vigorous pour resulted in ¾” of white head at best, which quickly receded to a thin film. Body was a lovely, rich golden yellow color. Apparently robust carbonation resulted in streams of medium-gauge bubbles. Mostly clear, with several “floaters.”

Smell: Hops assaulted my nose like the Allies on Omaha Beach. At first, the sensation was unpleasant; but as I acclimated, I could begin to differentiate the sensations of mentholated pine, citrus, and new-mown grass.

Taste: The taste was like the aroma squared. Unfortunately, this meant that the hops were even more dominant. Whatever elements of malt, grain, and fruitiness (other than grapefruit) present were lost on me. The immediate taste is pleasant, but it quickly turns overly bitter and medicinal. Even as it warmed further, not much developed in the middle of the palate or on the finish. Made me think of club soda with hop oil extract and a lemon twist.

Mouthfeel: The high level of carbonation apparent during the pour translated to a fairly coarse, rough texture in the mouth, unrelieved by any roundness from malt complexity. A bit watery and brittle.

Drinkability: I think this would benefit from being served older and colder. Not unpleasant, but not something for which I couldn’t find several better alternatives.

I overpaid for this because I like to patronize King’s so that they will continue to cater to me. If this were $6.99 like the HopDevil (as in other outlets), it would be more competitive. It is hoppier than the HopDevil, but not as complex or ultimately satisfying. I preferred the 90 Minute IPA, if only because it offered much more than a Hop Hit upfront, but is less drinkable because of its ABV. I will probably put 2 aside to test its aging potential.

Bottom Line: A one trick pony. The second bottle did pair well with pepperoni pizza however, which tamed its hoppy profile. Would probably make a very refreshing beer if served cold on a hot, summer day.

5/10/03: Much improved. Better head and smoother carbonation, with a much more harmonious flavor profile. Fruitier, maltier and much more enjoyable. As a bottle-conditioned ale, it'll probably be even better at 6 months. Obviously too green through initial 4 bottles.

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Photo of avylover
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice golden yellow brew with a slight haze to it. Small white foamy head. Smell is very hoppy with a good whiff of barley in there. The citrous zing of the hops is definitely there, followed by the taste of freshly harvested grains. (wheat or barley? can't say i've ever tried either). This is very tasty considering the lower ABV, and I prefer this to the 90 minute IPA because you can put 'em down all night without getting wasted. There is more taste in this brew than any 6% beer i've had, making this the ultimate session brew. Good full mouthfeel, with a nice dry finish.

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Photo of Jdiddy
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy mother! This is hands down the best IPA I have ever had the peasure of drinking. While I was not very impressed with the 90 Minute IPA, the 60 Minute IPA is simply superb. Amazing pine hop smell that is possibly the best smelling beer ever. Nice orange creamy pour with a slight head. Beautiful hop taste that I believe is pretty bitter (although others do not find it very bitter). After tasting this, it will be hard to ever find another IPA as good. Also, I NEVER give a beer a 5 all the way around and this one gets it for sure. Perfect beer!

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

If ever there was a beer that proved, for me at least, the rule that you should always check a beer twice before deciding that you don't like it, 60 Minute IPA is it. My first one last night was not an impressive experience. Today -- chagrined by the high reviews, wondering what I missed last night -- I popped open another, and found myself far more pleased than I had been. In fact, this has become one of my favorite IPAs.

The aroma is definitely piney; one would think the brewers had put a spruce branch through a juice extractor. Great, billowing, "never say die" head, and lacing that looks like it's trying to crawl up the inside of the glass.

Chewy mouthfeel, nice and creamy, great hops taste, nicely balanced with malt sweetness. This is a good beer, it makes you work for it, and unlike so many milder IPAs, every sip seems different, if only because you can choose to focus on a different aspect of its complexity every time.

Who knows what was wrong with my taste buds last night? I am just glad that I gave this beer another try. Highly recommended.

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

Presentation: 12oz. amber bottle. Packaged in January '03. $8.19/6-pack at Carytown W&B.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden color with lots and lots of bubbles. Very thick and rocky head lasts and lasts, coating the glass in distinct rings and the glass emptied.

Smell: Very hoppy, with citrus and pine aromas dominating. Skulking in the background is a bit of caramel sweetness. Very nice.

Taste: Much more balanced than the big brother of the family, the 90-minute IPA. The hops are very nicely complemented by the sweetness of the malts. Very, very smooth. Personally, I like the flavor of the 90-minute IPA a little more. But not by much.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful oily coating on the lips with this beer. Fairly high amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Drinkability: So smooth and easy to drink. Very easy on the palate. No problems finishing this one. Not a disproportionately-hopped beer. Crisp and clean finish. Ranks just slightly behind its big brother.

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

I have had the 90 minute IPA on cask and it is my favorite IPA in the world, so when I saw the little bro on cask at the Sharp Edge I couldn't turn it down. Appears a copper hue with a tannish biege, silky smooth head. Very nice full foam, with lace adhesion going in in my pint glass. The aroma is a full upfront floral hop aroma with citrus and pine tones, very nice malty complement going on here. A well balanced hop and malt combo make up this very refreshing appetizing session IPA. Very smooth on cask and not too hoppy, due to the fact that enough malt sweetness crashes upon the palate to tame the bitterness. A pronounced piney hop character, amazing offering from the folks at Dogfish Head. Smooth and creamy almost feels as smooth as if it were on nitro, with a medium to light body, a worthwhile beer!! Very smooth and drinkable welcome to paradise my fellow hopheads.

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Photo of zerk
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Chalkies recently... what a great IPA this is! Clear and copper with a thin but persistent white head. Leaves rings of lace all the way down the glass. Has a sweet citrusy aroma with some buscuit and caramel mixed in. Flavor begins sweet, a mixture of maltiness and sweet hop oil, then becomes fruity, with orange and grapefruit notes, and finishes bitter. The balance of flavors is exquisite. Medium body and carboantion... smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel. This might be as close as you can get to a session IPA.

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Photo of HopheadEd
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap, it's very different than bottled, bigger head, more aroma. Good golden, slightly orange color, and a good mouthfeel. A bit of a bite with the hops, but still not over powering. The finish for me was smooth and creamy, well balanced with a good hop aftertaste. Excellent beer.

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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 11,741 ratings