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

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Photo of bearrunner44
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +3%
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 -16.7%
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 -10.6%
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 -11.3%
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 +9.1%
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 -0.7%
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 +4.2%
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 +12.6%
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 +1.5%
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 +9.6%
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 +8.4%
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 +1.5%
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 +9.4%
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 -24.9%
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%
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 +6.4%
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 -1.5%
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 -9.1%
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 -2.7%
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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Photo of tweeder263
2.95/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured out an amber colorwith a huge head. Lots of floaters in it hops maybe?Grapefruity type hop smell ,not too bad.Taste is hugely hops but not very balanced in my opinion.Missing something but unsure of what its missing.Id rather just skip over this one and go straight to the goods with their 90 minute ipa.

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Photo of PossumJenkins
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow! I had heard good things about this beer, but I was still surprised at how good it was. Appearance - nice golden brown, typical IPA color, 1" straw-colored head that lasts a good while and leaves lacing all around the glass. Smell - very good. Citrusy, maybe a hint of pine? Taste - ah, the pine really comes through here. After the first sip, I thought, "man, this is like drinking a Christmas tree," but that description doesn't really do the beer justice. The piney taste is definitely there, but it's not overpowering by any means. It gives a unique character to the beer that is great in my book. Mouthfeel - good, but nothing special. Drinkability is pretty high, though the pineyness might be a turnoff for some. Overall I rate this beer very highly - it certainly won't be my last.

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Photo of BeerAngel
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours very clear with a pale tea-like color with a nice fluffy off-white head. The smell of fresh cut grass and hay and the punch of hops will make your mouth water! The taste reveals a nice malt backbone translating into a nice lightly sweetened biscuity base blending nicely with the pungent hop bite and bitterness. It has a medium bodied mouthfeel and finishes just slightly dry. Very, very nice!

Notes: This is my idea of a very well crafted IPA. It's not overboard with the hops, but you definitely know they are there. Beautifully done!

Note #2: This beer's label states bottle-conditioned. The bottom of my bottle had absolutely NO yeast ring or sediment to be seen. I don't think it's bottle conditioned.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear copper-amber color, good white head and nice lacing.

Aroma: Huge, absolutely unique hop aroma: peppery, earthy, even pine-like aroma, reminiscent of toasted bread (not the bread-like malt scent). This is one of the best IPA's I've ever smelled.

Flavor: Burst of hop flavor, which seems to remind me of pepper and oregano, and pine needles, and dried lemongrass. Bitterness is high, but this beer is more about hop flavor than stingingly high bitterness. A solid malt base gives balance and body to the beer. Finish is dryish, but not astringent.

Body: Medium-full body, medium carbonation.

Quite fine IPA. I like this lots better than the 90 minute, and infinitely more than the 120 minute. Very unique beer.

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Photo of ddarden
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first beer of the night and the 12oz bottle pours a nice clear, copper color. The head is very thin and dissappears just as quickly. The smell of this beer is very nice, with a strong grapefruit and pine aroma. The smell of this beer is very fine for an IPA and makes you want the first sip. The first sip has a nice piney and mild citrus taste. I am a little dissappointed in the strength of the hop flavor in the beer. It has a nice taste in the beginning but does not hold up very well. The mouthfeel is also a bit on the thin side. The beer did have a nice hoppy finish. This is a very drinkable session beer..

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