60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Reviews: 2,678
Hads: 10,434
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 315
Gots: 2,307 | FT: 9
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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
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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-copper color. Fairly low carbonation for an American-beer, which suits me to a T. Topped by a off white head. The aroma is pure hops at this point; notes of herbal-grass, orange, grapefruit, and a sharp note that I can't quite place. The beer is perhaps a bit cold at this point, so I let it warm up. The taste is nicely hoppy in all ways. It is packed with hop flavor and a nice sharp bitterness in the finish. Has a fair amount of alcohol in the finish for a 6%'er. Notes of grapefruit, and a strong flowery nectar type character are here from the hops. The hops seem to contribute some notes of pine & perhaps a hint of mint as well. This is one of those beers where your tongue just tingles from the level of hops used in making this beer. The beer is medium bodied & a bit malty sweet, which, helps to carry the hop flavor through this beer, though I think that a bit more maltiness would really help this beer to reach another level. (951 characters)

Photo of emericanchaos
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks great. What you expect from this breed of beer. Pours nice with a strong tight head.

Smells of hops and other treats but nothing very outstanding. Understated smell really

Taste is wonderful. In fact i'm going to change my taste rating from 4.5 to 5. Great hit of hops in the begining. Great amount of sweetness as far as beer goes but not really a candied drink like Troeg's hopback. Finishes like a ninja. Very stealthy. Absolutely no bitterness in my opinion. Lingering after taste remnant of the high hops introduction.

Feels light but still substantial. Easy to hold in your mouth considering the alchohol content.

Extremely drinkable. Great beer for a parties and socializing.

Notes. OMG! This is just wonderful. I wish the big corporate brews would take notes on this one. I went through 4 of these in merely 30 minutes. Let that be a testament to it's drinkability. I actually ended up walking back to get more. Tastes wonderful, warms your belly, doesn't over power your mouth.

I dare you to dislike this beer. you just can't. if you like beer at all this is a hit. (1,101 characters)

Photo of LuckySevens82
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First and foremost, this is one beer that I can drink all night long.
By far one of my favorite IPAs that are available down in FL.

Pours slightly darker than copper with a creamy white head (depending on how you pour it). Smells of hops, lots and lots of hops.

Taste: Wow, thats a good beer. Very refreshing. Bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Slightly dry aftertaste.

Overall, great IPA. (399 characters)

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

This is a great, agressive IPA style brew. It is my favorite out of the DFH minute series of beers (60, 90, 120). All three seem to be brewed from similar recipies, and there are similar tastes in each one, with different notes domminating each brew. (The sickingly sweet malty notes that obiliterate all other tastes in the 120 IPA are merely "present" in this brew!)

Can't really ask for more out of the appearance of an IPA. Perfect golden amber with a nice bit of haze to it. Very tempting. Lovely sent of Hop aroma upon first smell, again this beer just loves to be drunk. Taste does not dissapoint. Very distinctive DFH hop style, blended with just enough interesting sugars (Belgium perhaps?) to make it real interesting. This is not a complex IPA in the Avery 10 or Dreadnaught manner, but it is a very well executed "simple" IPA. This makes it very easy to drink it down all night long. Thank the beer gods that this beer is no longer a seasonal!!! (960 characters)

Photo of rdrummer
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not the first DFH that I've had, but I've been away for a while trying other things. I decided to try the IPAs in order starting with the 60 minute and working up to the 120. The beer pours golden amber in color with a good sized head (about two inches) with a vigorous pour in a pint glass. The head is not real long lasting but the lacing is fantatic, off-white and traveling the lenght of the glass. The overwhelming aroma is that of hops. I am a hophead, and this was what I was looking for. There is a pine undertone. The taste is hop bitter with a slight pine flavor and an even smaller hint of citrus. This is a good one for hop lovers. It feels thick in the mouth with a hop and citrus tang. The carbonation is light. It is a drinkable beer, not the best IPA, but a solid entry in the market. (808 characters)

Photo of twilight
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Though it pours pretty into the glass, and smells great, the bottle I sampled was far too hoppy for me to be satisfied with it. There's a huge hop kick, with a really bitter aftertaste that doesn't seem to be balanced with any malts. It's like eating part of a hop pellet. It tastes nice what with the hopheadedness and all, but there's just not much else there. I can't detect much else beyond the citrusy sourness of the beer informed by the hops. Because of the high bitterness, I can't see myself drinking it continuously. Nevertheless, I do think it is an interesting experiment, a super-hoppy beer. Let's hope the other DFH's in the fridge turn out maltier. (663 characters)

Photo of OatmattStout
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy orange real nice nose of piney and citrus hops. Good head and nice sagging lace on the english pint glass. First flavors are a sharp hop zing, pine, herbal and cutrus all mixed in a long and lasting hop side. Really nice malt body with bready and grainy notes. This beer finishes with a nice resinous pine hop flavor that is tart and lasting. Love this one. (369 characters)

Photo of Imbiber
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber coloured, minimal head, very hazy to the point of being cloudy - almost like a hefeweiss - which was not a result of a careless pour or a recently disturbed bottle; I think this may have been from the bottom of the fermenter. Aroma is flowery. Tastes strongly of hops but adequately balanced by malt; not infected as I may have presumed by looking at it. A nice beer which (at least in this instance) just looks bad. (427 characters)

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

A little bit milder than 90 minute which is a standard in my inventory. Pours a bright yellow with a tight white head. Hop aroma is fragant and floral. Malt character is light with a nice spicy dry hop finish. Would pair nicely with a cariety of foods. (252 characters)

Photo of PSUDREW
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well out of all the "minute" IPA that those crazy cats down at DFH offer, this is the most balanced that they offer. There is a nice malt and hop dance and balanced offereed here. . The hop taste stands out, but there is a nice malt balance to back it up. It purs a nice dark amber color, and has little head, but leaves a nice little lace on the way down the glass. It is refereshing beer, and very drinkable, even a turn on for non-beer lovers you are looking to ocnvert, play it again sam.... (495 characters)

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

This pours with little head at all and is an amber color. Doesn't look very carbonated at all. The smell of citrus, apple(?) and hops is very slight. I really had to inhale to get a good scent from this beer. Nothing overpowering here. Tastes hoppy and citrusy. The flavors are not as pronounced as I would expect from DFH. There is a definite hops aftertaste. The mouthfeel is full and smooth. I would drink this again but wouldn't go out of my way for it. (457 characters)

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

As a self taught hop head who still has much to learn about the finer points of beer tasting, I really have to give props to Dogfish Head on their IPAs. I am not a huge fan of their other beers, but the 60, 90 and 120 minutes are all well done.
I had the 60 minute from a bottle and it looked great when poured into a glass. The nice amber/rubyish color of a great IPA with an intense hop smell. The taste was nice and piney/citrusy with that great hop bite that tickles the tongue. A great IPA for multiple pints, unlike the 120 minute.
Who says theres nothing good in Delaware! (581 characters)

Photo of dmarch
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have enjoyed dogfish head in the past, but after coming to the conclusion that dogfish head only makes elaborate specialty beers, I try this one. Bottom line is that there is nothing unique about this beer besides it being absolutely spectacular. Orange-gold in color with a thick white head. Piney aroma and taste with a very light malt character. Definately shows the skill that dogfish head had when it isn't covered up by insanely high alcohol or unique ingredients. (472 characters)

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

Orange opaque body with pristine white head
spicy citrus aroma.
Citrus and pine on the palate. Long easy and elegant bitterness.
This is a great medium beer for all occasions. All the flavors are pominent, but none overpowering. I get some mint, but only slightly adding to the refreshing nature of this beer. Amazing (320 characters)

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

A fine ale from Dogfishhead.

I served my sample at about 58F. It poured nicely, with a decent, white-ish head that didn't sustain too long. The color was peach. The nose was citrus-y and hoppy (lots!). Initial taste was of heavy hops, supplanted by light maltiness. Although this beer is called an IPA, I believe that the body is too light for that designation, and it's quite apparent in the mouth, as it doesn't have the beefiness I would expect from a true IPA. Still, this is a very well-made, hoppy ale, and the fine bittering hops linger on the tongue nicely.

To me, this beer is a sort of East Coast version of Three Floyd's Alpha King--a flattering comparison. (675 characters)

Photo of pio
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

white clinging lace over a slightly ruddy orange and barely cloudy liquid. just say yes to bubbles floating up, head retention and lace galore. shocking and strong scent, i don't even want to get close to this guy, stinky stinky. a load of hoppy scents. it actually reminded me of, among alot of other scents, of that green stuff they're going to legalize in my life time. i digress. the flavor has a slightly sweet start with orange and lemon and a bit of earth in the malt tones. this lasts for about a fifth of a second and then...kaplowee! the hops just start to take it all over. green and tart with sour, tart citrus, soapy and piney with some light woodiness. it dries up so much but it's hard to fully recover from that hop onslaught. the mouthfeel helps with some creaminess and bubbles that crisp up on the exit (from mouth towards belly) the drinkability i had to rate at 3 1/2 because it's really not for me all the time, there's alot of shit going on for me to have it more than once in a while. (1,008 characters)

Photo of Foxman
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a light orange, like iced tea with lemon, and quite hazy, The head is decent right away, and drops quickly to a spotty froth, and leaves a dainty clinging lace.

The aroma brings first hops, and second hops, somewhat piney and floral, along with citrus. There seems a very slight sourness under the fruit tones. The malt sneaks through sporadically.

The first wave of flavor sloshes hop bitterness about the mouth, followed by the slight tang of citrus, perhaps mandarin orange. The hops soon yield to tendrils of light malt sweetness dancing on the palate. There's a tentative balance here, with the hops winning by a somewhat large nose.

It's meduim bodied, flowing around the mouth distributing fruity hops bitter-dryness as its legacy. It slides down slick and smooth.

Again, it's not an equal balance, but fetching nonetheless. While it lacks the heft of its 90 Minute big brother, as well as the higher ABV, it stands well on its own merits. The hops are potent and refreshing, and while the malt is very present, it's not so strong that it makes drinking more than one or two a challenge. Emminently drinkable, it's a standby for me, with at least 2 sixers in the cooler most times, ready to deliver my hop fix. For all the presence this beer does have, it doesn't go overboard to haunt you the next day. (1,335 characters)

Photo of frank4sail
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes on tap in my basement.Peach slight hazy look. Nice thick white head on the pour, this then settles into a white marshmellow thick white sheen which laces well on the glass. Sweetish bitter hop nose. Flowery rich malt taste with a bitter hop bite in the finish. Slight fruit taste as well of peaches and a little pine tree. Sparkle on the tongue followed by slick smoothness. After swollowing the tongue dries rapidly.. A Wonderfully hoppy treat... (451 characters)

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

Pours a pale gold with yeast particles floating around. A big, quickly fading lacy ivory head. Smell is overwhelming hops and light grassy malt.

Taste is bright and lightly sweet with a pervasive hops bitterness. Tastes of freshly mown grass. Big hops throughout. Round hops aftertaste with a surprisingly light body. Somehow, the grassy flavored malt holds its own against the hops. Very smooth. Would actually be a good session beer for my tastes. A very nice, very different IPA. (485 characters)

Photo of BillyBrew
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite Dogfish Head is great! Hop leaves in the bottle for continuous hopping and conditioning.

Hefty, foamy head that leaves creamy streaks/hieroglyphics on top of a deep, golden haze. Bits o' hop leaf speckle the depths.

Musky hop leaf with oily accents and a very mild, sweetish malt.

Balanced, but faint malt. Very deep and rich, complex hop oils and leaves. Very clean hop oil taste. Dee-lish hop bite that is so full and tastey without being overpowering or residual. Shows strenght and power but reserves a messy onslaught.

Sharp medium-body that is pretty dry. An slight aftertaste that fades quickly.

Solid hop-flavour in oils and leaves. Balances for all its hop. Just a tastey, fun brew.

Cheers! (731 characters)

Photo of UncleFrank
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange hue with a thin head. Looks a touch cloudy. The aroma simply kicks ass. Hops, citrus, sweet lemons, and almost honey like. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Note that being on tap may have an effect on this depending on how the bar sets its CO2. This particular bar has it just right.
The taste is a complex mix of toasted grains and sweet crystal malts up front and is follwed by grapefruit skin and spicy hops. The taste then swings back toward the grain and then to hops again only just citrus this time. It smooths out dry and leaves a thin coating on the inside of the cheeks with chewy hop flavor.
YUMBO! This may become my new favorite IPA. Especially on draft this beer takes on better charecteristics than the bottle and as it warms, the hop aroma intensifies. Very well done. (805 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy gold....head fades too quick though....nose is tobacco..cannibus..leafy...the taste is very hoppy but very balanced as well...strong bitterness (citrus)..the malt isthere and adds a nice touch....creamy in the mouth...Hoppy AND balanced...an impressive combo...definitely a BIG IPA with a full bodied feel....closes with a nice kick of bittering, but still balanced enough throughttt to exhibt some mild sweet notes..

Excellent IPA I would buy again... (467 characters)

Photo of winomark
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy, meduim copper with a slightly frothy, off-white head.

Aroma: Somewhat hoppy nose with some solid malt components.

Taste: Malt makes a surprising bold appearance. Hops are sadly muted. Still, good hop flavors.

Mouth: Slightly sweet, with good malt and hops balance. Crisp, dry finish.

Drinkability: Must be an off bottle or batch, as I remember this beer being much hoppier in the past. I like this beer. Try it when you can. (473 characters)

Photo of chaduvel
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at bukowski's. Delightful hazy orange copper color, dense thick head that leaves lacing after each sip. Smell is robust and of tons of hops and sugar. Taste is raw, piney and gin-like, but balanced surprisingly well by sweet malts. The sides of the glass are nearly encrusted in sugar by the end of my beer. One of the better IPA's I've had and despite the huge hop bite this guy's very drinkable. (404 characters)

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The draft came a cloudy pale yellow/copper. The head stood proud and laced the glass. The aroma was citrus and floral hops. The malt balance with the hops is well done and the medium body with citrus flavors melds into a bitter citrus finish. The drinkabilty is very good on this American IPA. (293 characters)

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