60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 9,789
Reviews: 2,636
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 248
Gots: 1,504 | FT: 6
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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 sjstraub
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KDawg
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark orange color with a 1" head

classic IPA aromas of hops, citrus, navel oranges and some resiny tones. Good balance as nothing is too much or too little

the feel is probably the best part of the beer. Medium/full with a real good plumpness to the feel. Mostly citrus dominated flavors with some navel oranges as well

this is a standard bearer of a beer. If you want to know what an american IPA is all about, a dogfish 60 is a perfect example

Photo of ummswimmin
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Any person who calls themselves a "craft" drinker should have tried this beer at one point or another. This is a very good example of an Amercian IPA.

I recommend 60 minute for multiple reasons. It smells great. You can pick up lots of citrus and some pine. It tastes great. The hop character is very present, but it is not over the top (gotta go with the 90 minute for that). The balance is proper. There is a best bang for your buck on this beer.

It even pairs well with so many foods. If in doubt, match it up. It will work.

On the east coast this is a very easy "get." Pick up a six pack next time you are out. Do it as a favor to Sam for all his effort.

Photo of brewsclues
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head 60 Minute - damn, son.

Poured nicely into a pint glass with two fingers of foam, which dissipated quickly. Left a nice lacing on top until finish. Gorgeous golden-tan color, which when held up to the light almost looks like a pilsner.

Smell is exceptional - plenty of hops, hops, hops, with a pleasant grapefuit and citrus along with it. This must have been the reason 18th century peasant kids were so excited to get fruit for Christmas, right? I also get some light apple and maybe some orange in there to. It also kind of smells like my grandfather's old work shed/tool room with the pine-y, woody smell. This is "dude aromatherapy."

This is one of the most balanced IPAs I've ever had - it's a great mix between bitter and malty, exceptionally smooth and refreshing, with subtle (not overpowering) grapefruit and citrus tastes. Aftertaste is so pleasant. Nothing to nit-pick about this beer at all. Also, while I'm currently reviewing this beer from a bottle, getting this on tap (if it's fresh) only makes it better. It is (and I don't use this term lightly) a great session beer.

Dogfish, as noted by about 2,000 other beer reviewers, totally nailed this one. Nothing new to report here. If you haven't already, buy, barter, or trade to check this one out.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a perfect golden. Deep yellows, a bit of orange, and just a touch of red. There is a thin white head that quickly settles to line the ton of the been. A little bit of lacing lingers as it drinks.

S: Smells of sweet malt, with big citrus and pine notes. I'm picking up mainly lemon and orange, with a touch of pine cone. Yet, there is a nice base of caramel malt.

T: Starts off with with a wonderful balance of the citrus and pine mixed with sweet malt. This perfect balance lasts through the finish until the bitterness hits the palate.

M: Medium bodied beer. Starts off wet and juicy and finishes dry. Non of the flavors are overpowering.

O: This is a fantastic IPA. The citrus, pine, and malt play off of each other perfectly. 60 min is the quintessential east coast IPA.

Photo of dbmernin83
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A revisit to an old east coast friend.
Pine, a little citrusy fruit and biscuity malts on the nose.
Same in the tongue with the malts somewhat contending with the hop bitterness. A grassy sweetness. Bitterness is a little mire subdued then the normal west coast IPA. Tastes like a hop biscuit.
A classic east coast IPA that is still deliciously hoppy. So it doesn't shave tastebuds off your tongue, so what? A solid IPA nonetheless.

Photo of danieelol
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mulder1010 for very generously gifting this bottle to me. Have been wanting to try Dogfish Head's beer basically since I first got into craft.

Poured into Victory shaker; yellow golden colour with nice head.

Nose is caramel smelling malt with some sweet milky grain. Very nice, but I don't get a whole lot of hops from it. Rye and pine in the background.

Taste shows far more hops with a malty, fruity-yeasty body. There's a decent amount of initial bitterness, and it plays well off the sweetness. The fruity yeast influences and bittering hop style remind me a bit of an English IPA. Much drier than I expected for a DFH beer.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, creamy and good.

Very interesting taking on an IPA, and it's interesting to get further acquainted with the East Coast style. I do find myself craving some more hop aromatics to accompany the bitterness.

Photo of rapidsequence
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from a six pack. Bottled on 10/14/11, so less than a month old.

Appearance: Fine looking beer. Excellent clarity with a topaz-orange color. Spots and sheets of lacing.

Smell: Bitter citrus (grapefruit) and pine. There is also some more earthy/grainy aromas which I don't like so much. Bit of caramel malt.

Taste: As above, but I'm obsessed with the graininess. Would otherwise be nice with big bitter citrus and spicy hops as well as a nicely balanced malt backbone. Can't get past the grainy flavor.

Mouthfeel: NOt bad at all. Dead on with the carbonation. Sticky, resiny hops feel.

Overall: I've probably had this at least a hundred times, usually on draft, and generally enjoyed it. Last few times I've bought it, I didnt care for it much because of the grainy smell/flavor I've noted above. I assumed it was old beer, but this six pack is fresh and its got the same problem. I guess I dont like this beer too much.

Photo of AleWatcher
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This bottle is 10 days old-- thanks to DFH for bottledating! As a consumer, I appreciate the extra effort.

pours a brilliant gold color with some slight orange hues. Very clear. Bright white head of 2 fingers is frothy and full with great lacing and retention.
Nose is bright citrusy lemony notes with a touch of floral. Wow. I may chalk this up to the freshness here-- but this is much better than I ever remember it being. This is a great beer to sit with and enjoy a couple.
I bought this for a family party to serve alongside my chilli and so far it is a big hit.

Theflavor has a slightly bready malt before the lemony citrus and floral hops come in. Very dry finish and a nice bitter bite to boot.

Feel is spot-on. The medium body has strong carbonation and just a bit of lingering oiliness.

The drinkability is insane. This is just a great beer. Forget about hype and trade value-- this is a beer that I just want to sit and enjoy while talking with my friends.

Excellent beer for $9 per 6 pack. If I see this one fresh, I'll be grabbing it again!

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a finger of head and steps of lacing.

Dank hop resin, lots of pine and citrus and a little burnt sugar, lightly toasted malt, floral.

Pine at first, crisp oily hops, abundant floral flavors, hefty amount of malt for balance, bitter finish.

Medium bodied, slightly dry, some lingering bitterness,

Classic IPA

Photo of mulder1010
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a tulip

A-- Pours a slightly hazy honey orange color. One finger slightly off white head. Holds its shape quite well and really nice looking on swirling. Good lacing with this as it leaves strands of lacing through drinking.

S-- Orange and pine for the most part. Slightly earthy and pungent smell. Not fancy really. Good carmel bread smell.

T-- Earthy and slightly gritty orange. Slight amounts of grapefruit but more or less bitter orange. Good amount of carmel to back the orange flavor.

M-- Not oily or harsh. Very smooth and finishes dry. Touches of creaminess here and there. Little bit of orange sickle feel to this. Well balanced between the sweetness and the hops. Not a hop bomb in the least.

O-- My favorite DFH beer. Not the sexiest or all that crazy in the DFH sense but this is just a solid, easy to drink IPA. Well balanced and the right touches of bitterness to keep me interested and wanting more. Solid, solid beer.

Photo of zhanson88
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an orange color with 1" of white head. Good lacing and retention.

Smell: Not too complicated here; smells of caramel malts and citrus. Not a lot of pine or bitter hop character to compliment, but still a very nice, classic IPA.

Taste: Caramel malts and citrus, orange rind, light grapefruit. Moderate bitterness on back end. Again not much pine or West Coast bitterness characteristics, but still solid.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation; fairly smooth drinking but not outstanding. Overall, this is a very solid IPA, one of the classics. Not mind blowing, but good and something I would love to have access to full time.

Photo of billab914
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my Dogfish glass. It poured golden amber in color with a full and frothy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Decent head retention and good lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a juicy, citrus fruit aroma to it. I get some mango and peach notes mixing with a little bit of a grapefruit and herbal hoppiness. Great aroma to it overall.

The taste shows a little more of a bitter grapefruit, citrus rind like qualities to it. Towards the finish I start to get a little of the juicy, bright citrus flavors coming out.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it's a great beer and a classic American version of the style. I especially love the aroma. It's not the best of the style, but it's a great everyday drinking, affordable and delicious beer overall.

Photo of scottyg354
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orangish Gold in color, with a small head which doesn't last that long.

S: Citrusy and Malty. Like an IPA should smell.

T: Hops are well balanced very citrusy and floral, Maly with a bready/crusty flavor, very nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and in the middle as far as body goes. A slighly heavy yet light feel.

O: One of my favorite IPA's. I would recommend this to any hop head as it is much more hoppier than the 90 and 120, with a little less bite.

Photo of Doshkin
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - light orange-copper. little head, little lacing. crystal clear

s - nice piney/floral hops, hints of malts, maybe some caramel in there

t - so good... so balanced and drinkable. follows smell

m - medium. bubbly but no carb bite. frothy and delicious.

o - my type of IPA - balanced flavors!

Photo of elNopalero
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a difference fresh makes! DFH 60 wasn’t my first IPA or the beer that taught me to love hops or anything like that, but it is the beer that taught me the importance of checking for a bottled-by date. And with good reason. From the tap—which I can only assume/hope makes it fresh—this comes out a wonderful golden-amber color that’s just hoppy, crisp and floral to the nose and palate. It’s a solidly delicious IPA—but get it fresh, fresh, fresh. Otherwise you’re paying for the brand, not the quality beverage inside those bottles.

Photo of CyclingLush666
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tasty beer, but its appearance is nothing special in my opinion. It has a very nice white head, but is very light and its not once you get to the 90 and 120 minute IPA's where you see the darker color.

The smell is very citrus with a undertone of barley and hops. It smells like how it tastes, very sweet for an IPA. Not bitter at all, so if you don't like the bitterness, this could be the IPA for you.

The taste is a sweet one for an IPA, but good nonetheless. I would say its close to a blue moon for the citrus taste just obviously much better with the undertone of hops in it.

Mouthfeel is nice, a very light flavor for an IPA.

I think this is a very solid beer. It's not as heavy as some of the other dogfish head beers, so it should be no problem putting away the whole 6 pack if you wanted too. The only thing I don't like is the low alcohol content. The 90 min may only come in a 4 pack, but that's all you need at 9 % for each. I think the 60 min is a good beer, and is very nice especially if your trying to drink something lighter.

Photo of patpbr
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - amber to gold in color with nice head
S- malt and grapefruit with breadiness
T- Pine, citrus, hops and malt maybe not in that order
M- I notice the carbonation, heavy body that finishes really nice just a little bitter
O- Not as much abv as many in the field. always enjoyable. It seems to be on the shelf of any beer aisle I go down.

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Bittering hops - probably cascade but I can't be certain. Some caramelized malt. That's it. A moderate strength aroma.

T: A balanced mix of bittering hops, malt, and clean barley. Again, I imagine they're cascade and/or amarillo but I can't be sure. It's rather simple in terms of flavour, and I wouldn't call it subtle either. Thankfully, though, it isn't too bitter as is the case in many imbalanced IPAs. I do like it. It's a pleasant flavour.

Mf: Wet, smooth, and a touch too thick. It avoids the common pitfall of being too coarse. The mouthfeel complements the flavour but doesn't seem tailored specifically to it.

Dr: Very drinkable; I don't usually find IPAs this drinkable. The ABV is slightly above average, but it's well hidden. I'd try it on draught, but it isn't interesting enough to warrant buying bottles of again.

C+

Photo of weizenbob
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle purchased at Hamlin Grocery in Ludington, MI. Bottled on 8/4/11. According to the Dogfish Head website, 60 Minute IPA is brewed with more than 60 hop additions across an hour long boil. They also go on to call it a session IPA, though it contains 6% alcohol by volume. I popped the cap and poured into a tulip glass.

Tipping the bottle horizontally yields three fingers of head in the glass. The head is off-white. Retention is very good. Lacing glides down the glass as head disappears. The beer is lightly copper colored with just a touch of haze. Carbonation is not very active to the eye.

The aromatics are robust and lean heavily on hop aromas. There is a fine distribution and balance between citric, floral, and piney aromas. The citrus smells sweet and tangerine-like as opposed to grapefruit-like. There is a little breadiness in the aroma as well as a bit of alcohol. It is a pleasant mellow vibe.

The first sip reveals a beer that is maltier than the aroma would imply; that is not to undervalue the hop profile either. However, there is even a large contrast between the hop aromas and the hop flavors. Grapefruit bitterness hits the lips, coating the mouth in a resinous film that persists without overpowering. A little bit of pine manifests on the tongue. Biscuit malts rise above and mingle in some alcoholic sugary sweetness. For my tastes, the malt bill rests high in the balance and the blend of hop flavors is not my cup of tea. However, it appears to be deliberately crafted in that vein.

The body of this “session IPA” is on the lighter end of medium. Carbonation is moderate and appropriate. It feels surprisingly light, but the persistent grapefruit barb keeps it far from easy drinking. Though the continuous hopping does strike a fantastic balance between bittering hops and aromatic hops, I just didn’t care much for the taste. I don’t care if a beer is perfect in every other category; if I don’t like how it tastes, it’s not going to get far with me. I can’t imagine buying this one again.

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The Two-Schlitz Scale: (see my profile for an explanation)
A lot of people are passionately for or against DFH. I feel that some of their beers are good and some are just misses. I don’t give a Schlitz for this particular brew.

Photo of pmarlowe
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 09/20/11. Tulip glass.

A: Pours golden with a finger of snow white head, receding within a few minutes to a ring and some misc. bubbles.

S: Nicely balanced orange, grapefruit, some flowers, and some pale malt and breadiness. Enough aroma to be noticeable, but nowhere near a hop bomb.

T: Citrus (lemon and orange) and some pale malt, some flowery characteristics. Finishes with a very light bitterness.

M: Medium-light body and carbonation, this beer has a little crispness.

O: Extremely drinkable and well crafted with some nice flavors. Often overlooked (by me, at least) due to its ubiquity, I can see having this in the regular rotation.

Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, bottled August 1st of 2011, into a Blue Star Brewery Pint Glass.

Appearance

A beautiful one fingered creamy head with carbonation rising up from the the bottom of the glass. Pours a beautiful Mikado and Selective Yellow. The head is nicely lasting on this glass and wow does it stay nicely. The head even follows nicely down this glass looking amazing. That head follows all the way down during this drink and never leaves.

Smell

Hops on the initial breath-in with malts making up the rest of the smell. Slight biscuity with a small pine coming through.

Taste

On the initial taste the first thing I could say is wow. This is a brew that just gave me goose-bumps. The hops are what I really taste and a strong bitter after bite comes in. There's even a nice citrus taste. As it becomes slightly warmer pine oddly takes over the hops taste.

Mouthfeel

That feels really creamy. You can feel that lasting head going in. It has a pretty strong medium body with some mild carbonation as well.

Overall

This IPA was amazing. I think I would like this brew slightly warmed up to get more pine out of it. It's not too powerful that one will knock you out, but if I had a whole six-pack of this I would consider drinking them all in one sitting. Dogfish Head simply does not disappoint.

Photo of rudzud
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/17/11. Purchased at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear super light copper with a fizzy half a finger white head atop it that fades to leave average side lacing and a nice creamy white blanket.

S - Smell could use more pine. A little breadier than I'm used to. Sweet malts and some light slightly piney hops. Maybe some light citrus (orange) as well.

T - Nice taste. Not your typical American IPA, lacks the juicy aspects of it, instead its a nice subtle pine and orange peel intermixed with lightly sweet malts.

M - Nice carbonation from this IPA. Good amoun tto it keeps it nice and drinkable/refreshing.

O - This is a nice American IPA. Thie pretty much started the whole big time craft beer scene as far as IPAs go. That being said, nowadays there are better American IPAs out there.

Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange color with lots of creamy head that retains. Not too pungent smell wise, picking up some malt and some hops on the nose. Some semi-sweet aromas, and semi-floral ones also present. Picked up some biscuity maltiness on the front end of my first sip along with an almost menthol like hop finish. Hops linger in the back of the mouth for a while.

After the first sip the smells seem to be amplified, starting to pick up lots of citric like hop scents.

In the middle theres some yeasty maltiness and the cooling citric/menthol like hops slowly build and linger building the bitterness.

Very clean throughout, mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Goes down smooth with accompanied by the cooling sensation of the hops. Very nice IPA. Now I just have to try and Great Divides Titan IPA side by side to see which I prefer.

Photo of Paymygasbill77
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: crystal clear yellowish orange with a white head that lasts for the entire beer. Fantastic lacing. Lots of carbonation.

S: Warrior and simcoe hops and grapefruit.

T: Lots of fantastic flowery hops up front. Then it moves to a slightly bitter and dry-citrus finish.

M: Like a good dry champagne.

O: A regular in my fridge. Always has been, always will be.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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