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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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2,691 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,691
Hads: 10,514
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 322
Gots: 2,387 | FT: 10
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
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Reviews: 2,691 | Hads: 10,514
Photo of DoctorZombies
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold pour with frothy white head and tons of lacing. Grapefruit and grass aroma. Subdued grass and citrus flavors; lemon grassy finish. Lite mouthfeel, very crisp, with a citrusy tongue coating. Excellent lite IPA. (219 characters)

Photo of johnhatesgreg
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like others who have said, very easy drinking and consistently good. For those who want to have a good time but don't want to refrain from knocking some cold ones back. A prime choice, cheers. (192 characters)

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

The 60 Minute IPA is no longer unique or remarkable to me, with all the other choices out there these days. Yet it remains consistently good.

There's real citrusy, grapefruit hop finish, but it's not overpowering or overly bitter, which makes it accessible and a gateway to craft.

Carbonation is lively, and there's enough malt to balance out the hops. Substantial but not heavy. (384 characters)

Photo of ordybill
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has an awesome hops and citrus smell.
Appearance- pours a golden color with a small white head.
Taste- A well balanced hop and citrus flavor, exceptional.
Palate- A light to medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation.
Overall- An excellent beer, I really enjoyed it. (321 characters)

Photo of oregonduck
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid, easily accessible IPA. Has a great bouquet of sweet tropical fruit and pineapple. Taste is mainly tart grapefruit flavors, but has a mild sweetness on the finish for some balance. The taste is pretty typical of a quality IPA. Overall good, but nothing special. (273 characters)

Photo of 28cammies
2.54/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you are looking for an IPA that is more on the mellow side versus other IPAs this one is for you. I like my IPAs strong with a big, hoppy bite and a pungent nose. This IPA is good but not great. Kind of bland in the context of IPAs. (235 characters)

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange, fingerish of white head, decent lacing

Smell is a nice deep orange, mango, big bready and caramel malt backing, some light pine in the finish

Taste is like a mini 90 minute, some decent citrus notes of orange, tangerine a bit of grapefruit bitterness, some nice bready malt, lingering pine bitterness

Mouthfeel is medium, nicely carbonated, not as dry as most ipas (388 characters)

Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The appearance of this beer is a golden-wheat color, not much of a head but has some nice bubbles on top.

S: Smell of citrus hops, pine and sweet malts.

T: A slight bitterness follows in the middle followed by some pine and citrus hops.

AT: A well balanced IPA and very drinkable. (286 characters)

Photo of Chuckness
2.79/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I finished a Founders Centennial before imbibing on this one. It was my first 60 Minute. Looked great. Poured a clean, dark amber. Promising. Didn't like the taste one bit. No comparison to the complex, yet balanced and strong taste of a Centennial. I realize they're two totally different beers. A Bentley GTC is a different car than a Chrysler 300. I don't see myself ever buying this one again. (397 characters)

Photo of AmishLightning
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer the other day in the good ol Hooier State, and I think that was the major problem. The hops did not explode at me like I thought they would. I am going to try it again in the future a bit closer to Delaware to get the full experience. (251 characters)

Photo of do_ob
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 12/15/2014. Sampled and reviewed on February 23, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Pours a dark gold with a 1 finger white head of foam. Smells of hops, pine, grass, orange, citrus, and a slight hint of malt. Taste is of hops, pine, and citrus mainly. Some hints of orange peel. No malt. Slight malt presence in aftertaste along with traces of hops and pine.

Overall a good IPA, but it didn't impress me like I had hoped. Smell, and more importantly, taste are both a bit lacking in my opinion. Very drinkable. I feel like I could sit and enjoy several of these, unlike some other IPA's. I just feel like it's missing something. Maybe the 90 minute IPA will be more up my alley. (730 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours gold-brown with thin, clingy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and malt, not as pungent as I’d expected. Same with the flavor - this is definitely session beer. Tasty for sure, but not terribly interesting. (212 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into snifter
Served: 15 Feb 2015

Appearance: Pours more golden than many IPAs, with a soft white head. Leaves some lacing.

Smell: Big hops up front, with a notably floral aspect. Some soft citrus notes- mandarin orange and grapefruit- in there too. A touch of dankness.

Taste: Nice smooth hoppiness all the way throughout the sip, starting with a punch of floral hops and followed by a nice citrusy, bitter finish. Good malt body carries the hops and provides just a touch of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, would have liked just a touch more.

Overall: Another great IPA from DFH and one that is lower in alcohol than many of its brethren without sacrificing body or flavor. Delicious beer, though I admittedly like 90 Minute more. (762 characters)

Photo of EvoRich
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours with a nice fluffy head, a golden yellow. Only a little hazy. Mostly clear.

Smell: Very piney hops, with a touch of lemon.

Taste: Hops are not as aggressive in flavor as the are in the aroma. The flavor is much more tame than the smell suggests. A little less piney and more lemon.

Feel: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall: My least favorite of all DFH IPA's. Still overall decent. (411 characters)

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

Look: Pours a nice golden color with a nice white head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Citrus and pine hops, with somealt sweetness

Taste: Up front citrus and pine hops, with a nice biscuity malt sweetness to balance out the bitterness

Feel: Light to medium body with good carbonation

Overall: A classic that I'm finally getting around to reviewing. Certainly a contrast to today's IPAs but it still holds up to them, and could be considered a gold standard like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is for APAs (500 characters)

Photo of jimdisser
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was a bit apprehensive about this but tried it at the request of a friend in Belfast who had never had it and wanted a review. Well I'm glad I did. Really solid IPA character but not overly hoppy. Bright color, small bubble foamy head. Can't wait to have it again. (268 characters)

Photo of LovingCup
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maybe its that my mood today is so so and i ordered this with dinner for $6 instwad if just geabbing a sixer on the way home. I wouldnt have a problem knocki.g 5 more back as its quite drinkable. Its rather sweet with a big malt presence, which i enjoy. But so many glowing reviews on here! Its good, nothing exceptional. i can think of four or five ipa's off the top of my head from Chicago breweries that id choose over this any and everyday. If its the only beer available like twas the case today i would gladly drink it. If you havent had it id recommend trying it. But i dont really see myself picking this up. Though it is, no doubt, a gighly drinkable sweet malty hoppy balanced brew. (692 characters)

Photo of Homebrewkingpin
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Been wanting to try for a few years
but is a pricey beer and some regional beers are good for less.(Saranac)
Wow it is as good as advertised
great malty amber look
great Columbus hop smell
balanced taste
full not too heavy mouthfeel (248 characters)

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I got my 60 Minute on draught in a Bud Light Superbowl XLIX commemorative glass:

Appearance: A dark golden, luxurious toner topped off by a one-finger white head. A decent amount of lacing lines the glass.

Aroma: Earthy and hoppy, with a strong scent of pine. Smells kind of like a forest actually.

Taste: Definitely hop forward. Very bold on the tongue. bitter but not overly so.

Mouthfeel: Much smoother than I expected, with light carbonation on the back of the tongue. Very crisp.

Overall: I did not expect Dogfish Head to disappoint, and it didn't. I have a lot of respect for those who attempt to recreate beers of the distant past. Anthropological geniuses! This is a very, very solid IPA indeed! (716 characters)

Photo of Auraan
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear amber body with three fingers of foamy, thick white head that receded slowly to a ring of lacing. It looks like a rather nice IPA, quite enticing. Scents of citrus zest upfront quickly leading into vegetal, earthy, dank hops, light pine resin, hints of juniper berry and sour, wild red berries, floral hop aromas and a distinct backbone of bready, biscuit-like malt with some light sweetness. Overall impression of aroma is of a very nice, rather complex IPA done in the East Coast style with less overt pine, citrus and none of the tropical fruit seen in West Coast examples. This makes it pleasantly balanced yet still quite hoppy and very nice. Flavor begins with medium-high bitterness, beginning with flavors of citrus zest and light amounts of pine resin before moving into bitter, earthy, dank, herbal hop flavors. Middle is high in bitterness with a pronounced floral character, with notes of citrus blossom and jasmine. Finish is high in bitterness with notes of pine resin, bitter herbal hops and light notes of floral hops, again mostly citrus blossom. Light berry-like notes appear in the middle and even less on the finish. A lightly sweet and bready malt backbone is discernible throughout, continuing into the aftertaste. The aftertaste begins with a light bready malt flavor that quickly gives way to bitter hop flavors. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely hoppy IPA that has a nice level of bitterness, but also a good depth and complexity of floral, fruity, herbal and resinous flavors to make it intriguing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a smooth, oily, resinous slickness. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good IPA, classic and true to style. Overall this is a fantastic American IPA. It keeps away from the overwhelming maltiness that damages some East Coast examples, keeping hop character high, all the while maintaining a distinct identity from the West Coast hop bombs. A balanced and well executed beer on all counts and quite worth the price point. (2,030 characters)

Photo of boodz85
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA, definitely one of my favorites. A lot more drinkable than a lot of IPA's with an aftertaste that is smooth with a subtle hoppy bite and not overbearing. The mouth full is also not too sticky like a lot of IPA's (225 characters)

Photo of Trombone69
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, drinkable, a pretty darn good (Not Great) IPA. I believe that I could have another one of these. And that's saying something, because I'm not a huge IPA guy. The IPA is just one of a hundred beer styles. Why the IPA has become the big craft beer thing is beyond me. (276 characters)

Photo of Reckage
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a sixer today, poured into a pint glass
Look: light copper/ golden, nice frothy head that clings to glass. very clear and inviting
Smell: Citrus, light floral
Taste: Hoppy citrus, well balanced, nice clean slight hop aftertaste
Mouthfeel: very clean and crisp
Overall: this brew lives up to its style, a very good IPA that you can session, would like a pizza to go with a few of these. Would definitley recommend and will be seeing this brew again soon (463 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into chalice

Hazy bronze color, pencil thin dense white layer

Aroma of tropical, citrus fruits

Hops on the middle and back of the tongue . Nice hop flavor but not too bitter.

Gentle sudsing, smooth. Lingering hop taste it not too bitter.

Wonderful beer, very enjoyable (290 characters)

Photo of TJBOtt
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent IPA. Consistently good from the bottle, I have had a batch or two taste slightly off at some pubs, but I'll blame that on poor lines. One of the best in the genre. (173 characters)

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,691 ratings.