60 Minute IPA is one of the flagship brews from Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. This American IPA has 60 IBUs and an ABV of 6%.
Our 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped – more than 60 hop additions over a 60 minute boil (getting a vibe yet of where the name came from?). 60 Minute is a session India Pale Ale brewed with a slew of great NorthWest hops. A powerful, but balanced East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. The session beer for hardcore beer enthusiasts!
60 Minute IPA pours a light copper color. The liquid is see through, with just the slightest bit of carbonation floating around inside. The manilla colored head starts at about an inch, before fading to a consistent ¼ inch of foam.
The nose is that of your traditional APA/IPA. Pine cone-like hops are present, but don’t really open up until the beer warms up. I also noticed caramel malts and toast scents.
Pine is the most prominent flavor in this beer, but it’s not what I would consider overpowering. The caramel/bready malts do their best to balance out the lupulin notes. I noticed that the piney hop flavors are more noticeable when drinking this beer straight from the bottle.
Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking. Hops dry your mouth out (as they tend to do).
60 Minute IPA is a good IPA, but then again Dogfish Head doesn’t seem to brew a bad beer. It’s not quite as balanced as their 90 Minute IPA, but it’s still a tasty beverage. Now I really can’t wait to try the 120 Minute IPA.
Overall: 8 out of 10
As an IPA: 8 out of 10
FOR FANS OF: Dogfish Head 90 MINUTE IPA, Russian River PLINY THE ELDER, Bell’s TWO HEARTED ALE