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 maek228
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bronze/orange with a half-a-finger head. This beer gave nice lacing all the way down. The foam formed spider-webs along the glass as I drank it down.

Smell: This beer smells like bomb-ass super-skunk stick-icky-icky expensive kind bud! It smells like really good pot! SOMEBODY PLEASE BEER MAIL AND TELL ME THAT I'M RIGHT ON THIS ONE, PLEASE. I swear to God, as a former stoner, I can attest this beer smells like good weed. The earthy, grassy, leafy hop scent really gives off a marijuana smell. It's like a fresh zip-lock filled with an 1/8 of the good nugz.

Taste: This is a damn good IPA, one that all other IPA's can be judged against. The earthy, sweet citric, grassy, piney hop taste is so complex. Some IPAs just have that bitter hop kick...this 60 minute is just so well rounded.

Mouthfeel: Crisp

Drinkability: At 6.00% alcohol I could drink this mother all freakin night. Holler

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Photo of fizzyfred
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a beautiful golden color. Its clearer than I though it would be, being bottle-conditioned. There is a nice, small head with a nice lace ring. This beer looks wonderful in the glass. The aroma is of very strong citrus and floral hops. The initial taste is an overpowering hop flavor. Its not overly bitter.There is malt flavor backing, but it is definitely in the background. This is the kind of beer that hopheads love. This is a good beer to pair with a meal.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fairly strong pungent grapefruit hop aroma. Thick dense off-white head fades quickly to a thick film leaving some thick strings of lace. Hazy dark straw colored beer shows little carbonation. Solid malt backbone with some chewy citrus hops riding on top. Finish is just bitter enough to let you know it's an IPA. Mouthfeel is soft and chewy (hops). A solid hoppy IPA that I could a bunch of.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've had the 90 Minute on several occasions but never managed to get the 60 Minute until now. 12 oz., bottle conditioned, with no month notched on the label. Pours a golden orange with a 2 finger, off white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, pineapple/mango, malt breadiness, and yeast - the tropical hops dominate. There are lots of grapefruit/pine hop flavors along with pineapple, yeast, a touch of breadiness, and a big malt backbone. It is both sweet and fairly bitter at the same time. The mouthfeel is full, smooth, and coats the mouth very well. It's fairly obvious that this is the little brother of the 90 Minute, but that is by no means an insult. Overall, a damn fine IPA.

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Photo of BruceBeerman
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice orange golden color. Nice lacy head when poured out of bottle into glass. But what amazed me was the smell. Very hopped, but not overpowering. The smell adds to the actual taste. Nice bitterness and slight aftertaste. There is an initial floral taste and then a completely different bitter aftertaste. Nice complexity yet very drinkable. I consider this not a session beer, but instead an after dinner beer. A real treat!

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Photo of aquatonex
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now, I don't like IPAs all that much. But, this one was MUCH MUCH better than any one I have had yet. I actually enjoyed it!

Pours translucent orange-amber with a very foamy head, good retention. Robust carbonation. Smells of wheats and a nice mix of hops, some alcohol notes. Taste is very well balanced with toasty bready wheats and a full hops flavor that was not just bitter but had actual hops flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp as well. I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

04/20/05- Received via trade with connecticuitpoet and steinlifter.

Presentation- 12 oz bottle with a bottled in December 2004 notch on the label. Poured into my Stone IPA glass (is that blasphomy)

Appearance- One of the best pours I have ever seen. Glorious golden orange color, an inch fat blinding white head which 1/4 inch hangs out throughout. Thick chunks of lacing cling onto the inside of my glass for dear life.

Smell- More hop sweetness than I have smelled in an IPA. A bunch of sweet floral, fruity and piney scents all rolled into one.

Taste- A bit swayed towards the hophead here. Mostly all ultra sweet, (almost sickening sweet, especailly for an straight IPA) hops and the malt is wayyyy overshadowed by hops.

Mouthfeel- Moderate to low carbonation, leaves a sticky coating on the roof of my mouth.

Drinkability- No way I could do this a session beer, but it's a great IPA for a change of pace if you want a really sweet IPA. Almost like a Pliny the Younger with less malt and 1/2 the alcohol. Thanks guys for the sample!

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Photo of BuckSpin
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an interesting rolling cascade of warm gold/pale amber in color with a 1/2" head of clingy white lacey foam. Nose was wonderful - spiced, hopped, slightly sweet with a very noticable citrus of grapefruit.

Initial tongue was smooth, with the citrus present, and very even. This began a pleasing, slow slide into a surprisingly mild hopped on a easy bed of malt. Although at proper temperature, it had a odd "warm" sensation to the mouth.

This was an enjoyable, mild IPA, and one I would recommend.

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Photo of pikemark
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Not as impressed with this one compared to the other dogfish head offerings.

The color was great looking, a little lighter than other IPAs Ive had. Not much head to speak of, great lacing though.

The taste was well balanced but just not hoppy enough for me. I guess I wanted something really hoppy and this just didnt do it for me. Id rather stick to the 90 minute.

Finishes real crisp and and the one hand it finishes real nice and smooth.

As far as IPA's go, this one was sort of average.

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Photo of FirstMan
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head knows how to do IPA. Don't try to argue with that.

This is a brisk, light, hop-infused delight to be enjoyed on a warm sunny day (or a cold dark day when you want to be reminded of a warm sunny day).

Pours a light golden amber with just a little haze. A head of tiny bubbles laces away to form a little archipelago on top.

A very floral hop aroma leads into a crisp bitterness when it hits the tongue. Very refreshing. The mouthfeel is slightly slick and smooth with a little dryness.

Overall a great IPA.

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Photo of Zraly
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice hazy, light orange elixir slithers down my pint glass. A somewhat typical looking ale, with modest head retention.

Aroma of bread and herbs, reminding me much of some fancy bread mix you'd buy at a gourmet shop.

Wonderful and pleasant, this IPA goes down smooth with its malty sweetness and its citric twang. Clean and crisp. Flavors are tight and the malt is slightly muted to present the refreshing quality of the hops. The finish leaves a wonderful tingle, letting you know "the hops were here". But, its done with wonderful balance against the slight, yeasty sweetness. Real easy drinking, even for a non-hop head like myself. I know I cannot have just one of these! And I won't!

Pizza of any kind with a white sauce goes real well with this selection. Try with even a mildly spicy food, perhaps some tuna tacos.

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Photo of ypsifly
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No notch in the label to mark the Packaged In date.

Golden orange with a white head that falls quickly to a 1cm sheet. Good lacing.

Smells of citric hops, mostly grapefruit. While the hops dominate the aroma, there is some malt underneath.

Tastes very hoppy upfront and in the finish, but there's a brief pause in the middle where the malts barely peak through. Not exactly a smooth transition. Its like the ball is fumbled and then quickly picked up.

Good medium mouthfeel that meets my expectations of the style. Despite its slight awkwardness, I would have a few more.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth dinner drink. Pine herbal aroma. Citrus, very nice IPA. Bitter but smoothed out with lots of sweetness and fruitiness.Aggressive carbonation tingling the tongue. Lace and wooden golden colour. very quaffable. Best of their minute-IPAs. Had a fresh bottle a year later and noticed creamy easy mouthfeel, late bitterness and overall balance.

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Photo of Gusler
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Papago
The beer pours a cloudless deep amber color with a monsterous creamy light tan head that declines slowly leaving a thick and clinging blanket of lace upon the glass. Nose has a marvelous hop floral spiciness with a sweet and somewhat earthy malt aroma, lime like in its crispness, fresh and so inviting it just makes your mouth water in anticipation, start is sweet and delightfully malted with the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish delicately carbonated with the hops magnificent in their spicy bite, dry long lasting hop laden aftertaste lays easy on the palate, oh how happy we hopheads now that “Dogfish Head” is available in Arizona “Woo Hoo”!

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Photo of Vipsanius
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle packed in either Nov or Dec. Pours a light amber color with a half inch off white head that leaves decent lacing.

The aroma is of floral hops and honey. The taste is hoppy but very smooth. Doesn't have that twang that most other IPA's have. Can taste pine, cloves, and other herbs. Finishes off slightly bitter that's pleasant and not annoying.

The mouthfeel is light, carbonated, and smooth...very drinkable for an IPA.

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Photo of mntlover
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color, hints of orange, with a small white head that leaves some lace, pretty average looking IPA.
Aroma is light malt with fruit orange, tangerine, light grapefruit some hints of pine. Overall aroma is light crisp smells inviting but not as strong as the better ones out there.
Taste is like smell light biscuit malt light fruit flavor taste like pear mixed with some grapefruit leaves a light lingering bitterness. Might have some light pine in finish but not much.
Mouthfeel is light side of medium more on the light side really., it is crisp and refreshing make a good summer IPA when thirst quinching is in order.
Drinkability is ok not a great IPA but not the worst either. I feel most of DFH minute IPA's are overated but I do like the Aprilhop :)

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Photo of ski271
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden amber with a medium-sized, off-white, foamy, mostly diminishing head and decent lacing.

Smell: The hops presence dominates, as it should in an IPA. Citrus and a little pine.

Taste: Again hops are strong, but not too strong. And it’s balanced by a nice malty sweetness that comes out a bit toward the average-length finish. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, sort-of-creamy-sort-of-oily texture that’s nice and smooth, a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Highly sessionable for an IPA, because it has enough character to keep your tastebuds interested without frying them. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of stcules
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Coppered color. Not too thick head, but quite beautiful.
Hops. Hops. Grape-fruit and pepper at the nose, very, very good. A fresh and inviting smell. Very good.
Then even some white flowers, and camomile.
At the taste, again a good hop, definitely good: again the grape-fruit/pepper notes.
And the beer itself it is good, malty, and after all well balanced.
Medium body, good texture, good presence in the mouth.
Hops in the aftertaste too, obviously, with a peppry and citric background.
Although it is hop-oriented, it is still well balanced. Good.

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Photo of beertastegood
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had to review this one after reading all the other ratings. Even though I generally don't like IPAs, I can appreciate the style. This one pours...holy crap, the head on this thing is outta this world! Deep coppery color with a ginormous head. Smells of pine, cloves and...honey? The head lingers like meringue.

Taste: this beer is mostly hops (not surprisingly), but with a discernible maltiness in the background. However, I am kind of dumbfounded to find that I like this beer. It has a very alluring spiciness that goes down extremely well. I will be the first to admit I am not a hophead (I prefer my bitterness to come from roasted malt). However, this beer is the best IPA I have tasted so far.

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Photo of bashiba
3.98/5  rDev -2%
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%
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 +5.7%
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 +7.9%
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 +7.1%
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 -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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60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 11,261 ratings.
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