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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,042 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,042
Reviews: 2,592
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,075 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
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Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -2.2%

DFH 60 minute poured into a snifter

A: A transparent golden color, with a puffy, fluffy head. The head pours at two and a half finger. THe head quickly dissipates to a half an inch.

S: Aromas of grapefruit with a slight piney hop finish.

T: Grapefruit flavor with a hint of malt and a slightly grassy finish.

M: A very balanced and smooth mouthfeel of carbonation and body.

D: A very drinkable IPA. The flavors are subtle yet delicious. Making this beer easy to drink but very enjoyable.

SiepJones, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of dbossman
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

A: Clear and golden with a slight orange hue; foamy 1-finger head with decent retention; great lacing

S: Subtle floral citrus and grapefruit aromas--actually grapefruit grows stronger on subsequent whiffs; there is an earthy grainy quality prevalent as well

T: This has a maltier backbone than most of the style, but the burnt roasted malts actually complement the subtle hop quality quite well

F: Very even mouth coat; carbonation is right on; I love how this beer sits on top of the tongue

D: A very drinkable IPA that I wish I could get more easily; a nice variation on the style

dbossman, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of jmich24
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle

A: Very light honey color. Quarter inch head dissipates fast. Lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Hope mostly citrus orange and grapefruit. Very floral.
T: Very nice IPA. Balanced yet hoppy. Lots of citrus especially orange and grapefruit.
M: Medium mouth feel, nice for the style.
D: Great drinkability. Super tasty, don't want to set it down. Can easily drink this all night long.

One of the top IPAs for me. Fresher the better. Good beer to get a buddy to enjoy try and IPA for the first time. Not overwhelming just outstanding.

jmich24, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of DNICE555
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Had a bottle at the B

A - Amber bottle thin lwhite head with marginal lacing

S - Citrus, floral, minor hop presence.

T - Citrus hoppy tones balanced out by a malty sweetness. A sharp finish.

M - Lighter bodied ipa with some nice pizzazz to it.

D - Very session able. Not aggressive in the least bit. A quality "starter ipa."

DNICE555, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of backfat
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

had it on my buddies couch.
pours a slightly hazed apple juice yellow with a nice white two finger resting gently on top leaving ok lace after dissipation. the smell is citrusy and fruity with a lot of fresh floral notes surrounded by pine and citrus hops mostly and sugary sweetness. the taste starts with a tart sweetness engulfed in resiny pine hops throughout and a pleasant bitter finish that lingers nicely. faint malt as it warms. a solid sixer and definitely a go to beer if in a beer decision dilemma.

backfat, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%

This IPA is long over-due. Almost 500 reviews for me and almost 2000 reviews for DFH 60.

Bottle dated 1/4/10.

Served cold, 60 minute has a nice redish golden color with good clarity. The head is short-lived but leaves a little lacing behind.

Aroma is hoppy but not especially fresh. Sadly it's almost 4 months old. Still is has some tropical fruit and pine which is enjoyable.

Flavor is pretty good but not great. Unfortunately that's my first reaction. It has some good hop bitterness but an unexpected roasty quality. Toasted nuts, caramel, and hops. It's not especially hoppy for an IPA. A little disappointing.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Good balance and nice clean finish.

Overall, I wasn't sure what to expect but this was less than my expectation. Maybe I've had too many west-coast versions lately but this just doesn't seem to have the freshness that I expect in the style. I wouldn't hesitate to give this beer another try but I would assure it has less than two months on it. This one was past it's prime.

GilGarp, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of Thur123
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

This beer pours a slightly orange golden yellow color with a healthy two fingers of thick dense head that fades pretty slowly. The smell is sweet fruity hops with a mild and some sweet smelling malt. A bit of orange and a lot of lemon come through. Nothing very pucker inducing but smells like a solid IPA.

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The flavor is well balanced malt and hops with the edge going to the hops. It's light but flavorful with a crisp clean finish. A bit of herbal hops come through in the end but the finish is still clean. The mouth feel on this brew is fine. Not too thin but would benefit from a bit more body. While not really a session beer, I find it an excellent session value.

Thur123, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev -2.2%

A - crystal clear orange with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring with good lacing.

S - A bit subdued. There are some delicate floral hops, a hint of citrus, and some toffee like malts.

T - Hops take a back seat on this one, with a big sweet toffee malt taste taking the lead, but still maintains a...

...M - Light body, lower carbonation, smooth across the palate, with some lingering hop bitterness through the aftertaste.

D - The light body and sweet malts really give it a great drinkability. Nothing overpowering, well balanced, pleasant to drink.

garuda, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of berpwillie
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

this beer is fantastic. not quite as fantastic as the 90 minute but none the less this is a great beer. pours a clear copper color with not too much head and a good bit of carbonation. The smell wasn't quite as potent as i thought it would be. Although the taste and the flavor ceretainly were. i would say that as far as the price and availability you can't get much better for your money.

berpwillie, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of elcapness17
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

I love this beer. A great all around IPA, and something that I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes Dogfish Head. Something that goes well with spicy foods, and my favorite experience with this has to be when I had hot wings with a bottle. Great hoppy flavor with pine strength all the way through, it's not the most drinkable but such a great example of how IPA's are supposed to be made: with tons of hoppy flavor.

elcapness17, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of lovindahops
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

poured from bottle into pint glass

A- pours a gorgeous golden color with great head. The foam on top almost makes the brew glow. Carbonation is fantastic

S- great scent of floral, piney, and citrus hops. There is a scent of sweet malt at the end. The brew lifts itself and creates the craving for an Am IPA

T- Sweetness meets bitterness. A butter flavor clashes with an earthy flavor. Grapefruit then fills in the rest. This brew exemplifies a drinkable IPA. It's so delicious

M- first light, then crisp, then a little creamy. A bitter taste remains at the end... which is what I like

D- this is the IPA's of American IPA's. The discipline and attention to detail, creates a beer that displays what crafted beers are all about. I would recommend this brew in two ways... 1. An intro to great crafted IPA's 2. A drinkable craft session. Great job DFH

lovindahops, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of Parrotbeak
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

Golden straw with a quarter inch white head that remains.
Smell is sweet malts and surprisingly low hops. Grapefruit, orange, pineappple, and a little lemon. Unusual smelling IPA, but it's pretty good.
Taste is again sweet malts with the hops being quite subdued. The malts carry, becoming more bready with a subtle hint of caramel. Pineapple and apple, along with various other citrus hints. But this one is heavy on "red" fruits, which is interesting. Very slight bitterness near finish.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp and smooth. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is very good on this one. Relatively low ABV and a very interesting IPA that makes me curious to try again. Much better than the 90 Minute, as it's more balanced.

Parrotbeak, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of Lukecook
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

A- Pours a clear golden color, 1 finger of bubbly head that receeds to a thin foamy scum.

S- Citrus hops with a bready malt background.

T- A little fruity flavour, mild citrus hops, bready malt finish.

M- Crisp, clean, light bodied.

D- Great session beer, great beer to have on hand.

Lukecook, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of PartyBear
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours an amber body with lots of carbonation and a foamy white head. Lots of c-hops as expected, grapefruit and pine. There is a light buttery cake undertone in the aroma. Tons of bitterness from the hops and a subtle caramel base. Not as balanced as the 90 minutes, but still very drinkable.

PartyBear, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of WhiteOak
4.58/5  rDev +12%

A- Amber, with a moderate white head.

S- The aroma is dominated by bright, fresh, citrusy hops. Very alluring.

T- Rich, nutty maltiness and grapefruit hops share the stage. The finish of hops bitterness lingers on.

M, D- The 60 Minute hits the palate with enough structure to be substantial, but not so much as to be overbearing; this beer is refreshing and satisfying at the same time. I think this is a true case of exceptional drinkability when enjoyed from the tap, where every sip tempts you to have another. Great stuff!

WhiteOak, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of ToasterChef
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%

Reviewed from my notes. The beer is golden orange with streams of carbonation rising. It's very clear in appearance. There is a thin head made of white foam and soap bubbles sitting on top. There is a great fresh hop aroma with some bitter hop oils mixed in as well. It's very appealing. The taste has sweet hops up front, followed by that great DFH hop bitterness. The aftertaste is also bitter, but not too strong. This is an ideal IPA. It has a light to medium body with good levels of carbonation and some mouth coating. It feels above average, but not exceptional. I find this beer to be so drinkable. It's a great go-to hoppy beer that is easily accessible. It seems criminal I don't have a case in my cellar for easy access.

ToasterChef, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: Pours almost completely clear yellow/orange/gold color with a small head of white bubbles that fell pretty quickly back into the beer.

Aroma: I initially got lots of citrusy hops, but they actually had some balance with the malt. The malt is somewhat sweet with a bit of honey noticeable.

Taste: The flavor is pretty much in line with the aroma in that is is very hoppy with some honey malts coming out. There are some toasty notes in the flavor that I didn't pick up in the aroma. The overall balance is hoppy with a medium body and slightly light carbonation. The finish is mildly toward the hops, but the beer doesn't finish chalky.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. I have not reviewed it because I guess I was afraid that it would be so bitter that it would be hard to drink. It actually has some malt balance, while being different from the 90Min IPA. I am pretty pleased with this beer overall though I am not a hop-head. I would drink it again...so there you go.

SkeeterHawk, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of RickS95
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

Clear, straw-colored with a thin white head...not really my thing.

Very nice smell of floral citrusy hops with a touch of pepper.

Has a woody, citrusy taste.

The mouthfeel is complex. The hops hit you like a hammer before gradually giving way to the mildness of the citrus.

The finish is strong with the bitter notes coming thru.

Nice lacing in the glass. This is an all-around good beer; looking forward to another.

RickS95, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of johnnyb3
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

Had my first 60 Minute IPA the other night. Color was nice and it had a good smell, sort of citrus'y'. The taste was excellent, it was 'full body' and had some bitterness but finished very smooth.

I typically don't drink IPAs, but after reading other reviews about this beer, I gave it a try and really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this one.

johnnyb3, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of Kylito87
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%

My first Dogfish Head product. Thanks goes to Arista Foods. Heres we goes.

Appearance- Poured into my new tulip. Golden orange with a fizzy white head that falls quickly into a foamy puddle on top. Very minimal lacing not a whole lot but it is there.

Smell- Very floral and earthy. Some citrus hop essence with a slight malt graininess in the background.

Taste- Nice hop punch up front followed by the nice floral and citrus tones. Not as bitter as I thought it would be but it makes up for it by having a nice balance. There are some biscuity characters in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and light carbonation dance across the pallete nicely. Perfect body it has a good smooth feel as well.

Drinkability- This is one of my favorite IPAs at the moment. It goes down well but not chugable which means it is perfect. I like beers that you can sip and enjoy. The alcohol doesn't seem to be an issue with this beer. All in all a good beer worthy of try. I look forward to trying some of DFHs other offerings.

Kylito87, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of timholio
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Nice and clean drinking, not much aftertaste. I like this one better than Ranger IPA which I like better than Deschutes brewery Mirror Pond IPA. (all three which I had in same session). Anyway the Dogfishhead was the winner. Mirror Pond kind of flat...

I would drink this again but its probably not my top 5 favorite beers.

timholio, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of eporter66
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - hazy yellow with a white foamy head about a finger and a half. Just a little cloudy off the pour.

S - Good floral character in the smell, you get it as soon as you open the bottle

T - Well balanced. DFH 60 has a nice hop bite (not over the top), and yet the citrus smell backs off in the taste, more of a piney flavor with the fruit in the back. Even more surprising is the malt flavor in the back, it comes on at the end and adds a richness to balance the hops.

M - Good solid mouthfeel to this beer

D - I can sit back with these all afternoon. Got a few different beers for the first round of the NCAA's for myself and a few friends, this one went over very well, I ended up going back to this for most of the day.

eporter66, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of OskarL
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

Appearance - A clear golden/orange color with a big foamy head with good retention, leaves lacing.

Smell - Flowers, citrus and biscuits malt with little yeast.

Taste - Floral, a bit fruity, citric fresh hops backed by biscuit malt, some metal in the taste but not in a bad way. Quite well balanced, finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A bit dry finish, medium/light body and crisp.

OskarL, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of Spider889
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Excellent IPA for the beginner and connoisseur alike. Very drinkable, light and flowery. Amazingly complex hop smell and flavor without being over-powering or too bitter. Light in color, and easy going at a mere 6% abv (which is one of the lowest Dogfish Head offers).

The 60 minute can easily be found at most grocery stores in Ohio where I live and is quickly becoming a permanent handle offered at many of the better bars around the state. The biggest downside is the seemingly steep price (often 9.99 for a six pack).

Just as good on tap or out of the bottle, even had it at the brewpub in DE. This is always a great beer for me but I highly prefer the 90 minute and the prized Burton Baton over the 60 min.

Side note: all of the regular Dogfish Head IPAs (60, 90, 120 minute) are brewed using a unique continual hopping process during a boil that lasts for as long as each beer's name implies. This provides a very unique and instantly recognizable hop flavor to the Dogfish beers. This method is actually patented by the brewery creating a flavor that no other brewery can directly match. I could also include the 75 minute and Burton Baton though both are blends that include some of the aforementioned beers.

Spider889, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay tulip.

A- Pours a clear golden/orange hybrid color. Very thin white head that quickly faces. Minimal lacing.

S- Bitter hops. Can't really place what I'm getting, though it smells a little flowery.

T- I'm getting a ton of orange peel, various other flowery hops. Its very complex tasting...theres a lot here that I just cannot put my finger (well, tongue in this case) on.

M- Its really light and pleasant. Not overly bitter or sweet...just right.

D- This is pretty great. I've always heard that DFH has made a great IPA, and I'm a fullblown believer now. Can't wait to try 90 & 120 minute

bigfnjoe, Mar 25, 2010
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