60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,678 Reviews
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(Read More)
Reviews: 2,678
Hads: 10,433
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 315
Gots: 2,303 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

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
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of 60 Minute IPA Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 2,678 | Hads: 10,433
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of t0rin0
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. The first thing I noticed about this beer was the alcohol smell. Of course there was some malt in the smell but no hops present in the nose. The appearance was clean and clear with a golden color that produced a decent 1/2 inch head . Not a lot of lacing left behind.

The flavor was real smooth and balanced between malt and hops. Good quality IPA. Body was medium/light and went down real smooth. The nose was distracting (despite its meager 6% abv) but other than that it was a real good beer. (545 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A - Pours an opaque honey color with a 1 inch head that slowly fizzles down to a small cap. The lacing on this beer was very good and ran down the whole glass as I sipped the beer.

S - Beer smells of citrusy and piney hops.

T - Taste is mellow hops with a very mild bitterness and biscuit like malt.

M - Beer is crisp and clean with good carbonation.

D - This was a very refreshing and easy drinking beer. I am not a huge fan of IPAs but this was something I would buy again. (519 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6% abv.

This is 1 of 21 DFH beers tasted 6/13/09 in Los Angeles.

Pours a lovely honey orange color with a firm white head.

An assertive smooth orange/lemon nose.

Wonderful mouthfeel with incredible balance. Great pine-resin bitter flavors and character. Lots of citrus and full hop flavors.

This is a "go to beer" for hopheads and simple beer lovers alike. Clearly a strength in the DFH line and a beer likely to please most. (435 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with excellent retention. Murky gold with amber hues.

S: pine, grapefruit and spice notes.

T: mostly pine up front but ot overwhelming with citrus notes. Nice hop character in the middle with mild bitter finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: an excellent citrus and pine hopped ipa. One of my favorites. (350 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and poured with a finger high head that quickly died down, leaving lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of piney hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit.
T: The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitter flavors, but these are nicely balanced by the underlying malts so they are not very strong or overpowering.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: It's very easy to drink this beer and the low alcohol content makes it very sessionable. (645 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Falls Church Alehouse.

A: Copper colored with a decent head and good lacing throughout.

S: Citrus hops with a little bit of caramel-ish malt.

T: Fresh citrus hops. A little bit bitter, and the copper/caramel malt is a nice touch, showing off some biscuity flavors. Too much malt, in the end.

M: Light-to-medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

D: Fairly nice all around. Formerly one of my go to IPAs. (420 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that dissipates into an archipelago on the surface of the beer; lots of beautiful lacing

Smell: A fair amount to sniff, although the citrus hops predominate; also some cookie malt and a bit of alcohol

Taste: Starts out with a nice cookie malt base, though not too sweet at all; the bitter hops kick in quickly, take over the entire situation and last a very long time

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and nicely carbonated; this one hits it in this category

Drinkability: A refreshing IPA; nicely balanced (566 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the ale heard 'round the world! famous for a reason the 60 minute is a delicious concotion of hop additions and pale malts. smells very earthy and organic, elemental for a beer, more than the sum of its parts, but definitely not distinct from them. taste more like a west coast ipa, but made in deleware. huge hop profile in the flavor, but not to the point of being overwhelming. its highly drinkable and belongs next to the very best single american ipas on the market. has a fuller body and robust carbonation, which also make it memorable. bready hoppy finish sparkling with gusto make this beer one of the alltime classics. worthy of its high praise (654 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of the better IPA's ever. It pours typical of all great IPAs: copper to orange, off white dense head, good retention and lacing. Smells better though. Not all piney or grassy, and not too sweet or salty. High levels of IBU's give enough of a spicy, pine cone-ey, estery, and floral aromas to apease the most agressive hophead, but balanced nicely with subtle sweet notes. Tastes smoothly sweet of ripe fruits, citrus, barley sugar, and honey sweetness. Spicy hop flavor compound the sweetness, making it not only balanced, but easily drinkable. Spices show everything from nutmeg and cinnemon to corriander and pepper. Hop flavor brings out fruits of ripe oranges and pears. Finishes crisp and a lingering dryness that is not too harsh. leaves enough hop flavor without feeling hot, grainy, or overly bitter. Aftertaste is spicy and leaving me wanting another. This is even more easily drinkable than their 90 minute. (929 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very flavorful and aromatic brew from Dogfish Head. This beer is a nice golden color, with a very nice head. The hops are very citrusy and have a crisp bite to them. This beer is probably one of the best Ipa's in America. The mouthfeel is medium and highly drinkable. The aftertaste is bitter and dry, it keeps you in the beer and wanting more. Really great beer though. (370 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a clear amber color ale with a medium head with limited retention. Aroma of sweet and floral hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is sweeter then expected at first with the expected bitterness hitting more towards the end. Well balance IPA. (270 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich golden amber with the barest suggestion of orange when viewed through bright sunlight; lighter than most IPAs. It's also perfectly clear on the first pour, but those yeasties that I see in the bottom of the bottle should cloud things up nicely on the next pour.

The head is off-white, big and frothy. It falls to a thick disk and leaves a chunky collar and small sheets of lace. The nose is nicely hoppy, primarily the citrus and evergreen variety, but with an underlying assertive, spicy quality as well.

It's pretty aggressively hopped, but the bittering seems out of proportion (i.e. greater) than the actual hop flavor. It's not bad, mind you, though with this degree of tongue-tweaking bitterness, I would expect the hop taste to be fairly exploding across my tongue. There's bitter grapefruit and orange peel, along with plenty of pine sap (the dominant flavor) that lasts into and through the long finish.

There's also a more than solid, sweet, cake-like malt backbone providing support for the hop attack. The body is medium-full with a mouth-coating, almost syrupy quality. I can't wait to try the 90 Minute and the 120 Minute, they must be 'huge' and 'more than huge' regarding body/mouthfeel.

60 Minute IPA is a much better beer than my first DFH offering (Immort Ale), but that has a lot to do with my fondness for IPAs and for hops in general. This beer has a unique flavor and stakes out territory different than many other IPAs, but doesn't quite rise to the level of some of my favorites. Still though, it's enjoyable and I really am looking forward to trying its bigger brothers. Thanks to mikeys01 for the bottle. (1,651 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle of this has been sitting at the back of my fridge for the past 6 months, almost forgotten over the winter. The first warm and sunny yet still a little cool perfect spring day called for some spring cleaning, and that includes my beer. This bottle was procured at a Yoke's in the Tri-Cities during a wine tour last fall.

Poured into an American pint glass, it appears an attractive cloudy orange-amber, with two fingers of bubbly head, which disappears fairly quickly, leaving very little lacing on the glass. The nose is predominantly bready malt, with a pine hop aroma that was quite faint, most likely due to this bottle's age. The flavour allows more of a pine/citrus hop bitterness to come into play, balancing with the malt, which takes a step back. This beer has a very nice full body, and a subtle amount of carbonation. There is no noticeable warming from the slightly increased ABV, making it a very agreeable quaffer. (937 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wanted to start going back and retrying some of my first reviews, figured I would start here. Poured a nice hazy amber with a big off white frothy pillow like head. Nice slow fade and good visible carbonation gave an always great look. Big citrus hop profile, orange, tangerice, pineapple express, mixed with a bit of a pine resin feel. Some decent malt balance to be found as it warmed. The flavor always hits the spot here again. This is just such a nice well rounded hopped up session beer. Just great all around and never really have a bad thing to say about it. Its the 90mins little brother and rightfully deserving of its spot next to it. Great Brew! (657 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a golden orange color with a small, white head that left soapy trails of lace.

S - It smelled very hoppy and of roasted malt.

T - It was quite hoppy flavored. It also had a smooth roasted malt taste - like burnt toast and biscuity. There was a nice bittersweet quality.

M - It was crisp and very sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This may be the finest IPA I've ever had. It is easy drinking and delicious. (424 characters)

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight 4's on this one,nice hazy orange color with a light sticky head,aroma is fruity and and lightly carammely.The taste is nicely balanced witha nice caramell backbone with some definent fruity/grassy hop in the forfront.A real nice quafable ale very tasty. (262 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer I can't believe I've yet to review.

A: The pour is a clear light amber color with a thin white head which dissipates to a thin layer but leaves some nice sticky lacing.

S: The nose is mildly hoppy with some pine and grapefruit. There's quite a bit of toasty, bready malt in the background as well.

T: The flavor is more reminiscent of a pale ale than an IPA. The bitterness is there with some nice resinous pine quality, but not all that much in the way of citrus character. The malt is again toasty and fairly pronounced on the front end.

M: The body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation and a lingering bitterness on the tongue.

D: As I mentioned, this is quite similar to a pale ale and as such, is quite easy to drink. Certainly one of the tamer DFH offerings, but sometimes that's a good thing. (834 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

*This review will be interjected with the reactions from my non-beer drinking mother. Fire away, Mommers!*

Appearance: Pours a light, golden color topped with a large creamy head. Very, very faint haze. Moderate carbonation. (Mom's voting this one amber and remarked the head was nice and "fluffy".)

Smell: Fresh, clean scents of citrus, pine, and grass. Some beers will only give you merely one of these three aromas, but the 60 Minute IPA features ALL THREE. What a deal! There's a subdued malt backing behind it all, but its more like a malt lacking. (Mom says this one smells "sweet". I asked her to kindly elaborate, but she ran off to go get the mail.)

Taste: Sharp hop flavors, although none too fierce. A touch of citrus and pepper. There's a secondary toasted malt flavor, but its greatly diminished amidst the hops leaving the brew a bit uneven. Finishes with a long, predominately astringent dryness. (Mom deftly dodges around the question of taste by simply stating this is, "the best beer you've brought over.")

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, but nicely accentuated with an invigorating carbonation.

Drinkability: Questionable. Ultimately, I am unmoved by this offering and would rather opt for something a bit more fuller and more rounded in the future. (1,268 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a small, white head of foam on top of a clear, golden-copper body. The roam settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace.

S - A nice, pungent pine hop aroma with strong grapefruit character. There is some rich, toasty malt in the background with just a hint of caramel.

T - Bitter, pine hops up front with dry toasty malt. Some grapefruit and lemon in the middle with lightly acidic grain character. Finishes with more pine hops and dry, slightly burnt, toast malt and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is a classic IPA. The aroma is excellent and it is easily the best aspect of the beer. The flavor is nice as well but the malt, while dry, gets cloying from the singed toast notes. This is one of those beers that has been so ubiquitous for so long that I tend to take it for granted. I don't usually think about ordering it when I see it in a bar and I just assumed that I had already reviewed it until I checked. It has been a nice experience to be reminded just how good this beer is. (1,065 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I can't believe I haven't entered a review for this one yet. Well, now's as good a time as any, I s'pose. It pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, mandarin oranges, honeydew, and sweet, sweet caramel. The taste is heavier on the pine, but the fruitier hoppy notes remain, joined with the aforementioned pine in a joint domination of the sweet caramel beneath. Imagine the mutants in Futurama. The body is a heavy light/very light medium, with a light carbonation and a finish that really seems like it wants to be dry. Overall, a very nice hop-forward IPA, as good this time as it has been in the past. (708 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light amber with a hint of yellow. There is a half finger of off white head and solid retention.

Smell: Citrus hops with a hint of apricot and some malt.

Taste: Citrus peel bitterness dominates. Very smooth with a nice malt backbone that balance things out well. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good go to IPA. Always nice to see this at a sports bar. Smooth with a very good bitterness level. (553 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle pours a yellow-gold body with a light orange cast. It's quite hazy, but then again, it is bottle conditioned and loaded with hops. The case advertises that with the funny line, "New Chunky Style"! There was no yeast left at the bottom of the bottle so I assume that with some longer cold storage it might clear a bit. It brings up a creamy off-white head which drops to a thin surface covering; holds well throughout the glass; and leaves some thin lace. But the aroma is brilliant! It's just like opening a large bag of fresh whole flower hops - pungent, grassy, floral, lightly minty and a touch citrusy. In the mouth it's medium body and fine, natural carbonation combine to gently caress the tongue before warming to become creamy and smooth. A rich malt balances the hop flavors nicely, and the bitterness is solid but well within reason. It starts with a bright note of lightly sweet, citric, floral, and leafy/grassy hops; followed by some more earthy/minty/resinous (but not quite piney) flavors as it crosses the palate; and finishes with an incredibly long-standing fresh hop flavor and a muted, drying bitterness that rises as the residual malts receed. Overall, it's quite soft and round, avoiding the brash character of many "Imperial" IPA's; and it's alcohol is also well concealed within it's big flavor and aroma. Very nicely done with a surprising amount of drinkability. Well worth trying! (1,418 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: Pours an amber color with a little bit of an orange tint. Makes a decent white head which thins a bit quickly and doesn't leave too much lacing.

S: The hops prevail in the smell but not over-powering along with some citrus. A very good combination and blend.

T: A very well-balanced taste. It has the hops flavor and bitterness, which isn't too strong and it has a touch of citrus sweetness. Even though the bitterness comes out a little more in the after-taste, you can still taste the balance.

M: Very crisp, medium carbonation and a nice finish.

D: Goes down very easily and is not very filling. If you get a sixer, you can make it disappear quite quickly. As far as I'm concerned this beer is extremely versatile. I can see myself pounding it away, because of its drinkability and enjoyable taste. I can also see myself enjoying it with a meal because it's not over-powering, but has enough flavor to compliment whatever you're eating. Overall it's a very good beer. (1,036 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light fuzzy .5 finger head fades slowly over clear golden orange amber color. It leaves a slight lacing.

N: Hops, fresh hops with some grassy and mild noble hops, floral, little pine, touch of fruity juicy hops. All that with a decent malt backbone, a light creamy maltiness. Perhaps the only addition i would add is a hint more of the hops on the nose.

T: Just as you would expect, hops, noble tasting with grassy semi.mild, light pine, some floral, semi bitter, slight juicy. Then a malty taste, light but there, little creamy maltiness but mostly light malts. Crisp beer too.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

F: Finishes somewhat bitter, it peaks at almost the perfect level of bitterness. Little grassy, touch of fruity and almost piney hops. A slight malt presence remains but by now its mostly dry. A nice finish with a crisp edge and good bitterness. No real flaws. (886 characters)

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,678 ratings.