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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,766 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,766
Reviews: 2,629
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 246
Gots: 1,462 | 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 GeorgeAldi
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darkish golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus and pine hops, with some sweet, fruity overtones. Tastes slightly sweet at first, with orange, lemon, and grapefruit flavors. Finishes somewhat dry and bitter, with a nice pine and citrus kick. Good mouthfeel and carbonation.

Photo of Idodgepucks
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer! This is a classic example of what brewing beer tastes like. I recently started brewing a beer at home, and drinking dogfish head 60 minute reminded me of what beer should taste like.

S: One whiff quickly reminded me of the smell of hops we were using to brew the beer at home. It was such a pleasant smell, not overwhelming

T: Smooth, clean IPA not too strong, not too light, exactly what an IPA should taste like.

O: Excellent go to IPA of choice. One of my favorites.

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a shaker pint

A - Medium amber color, faint activity, pours to about a 3/4 in head that recedes quickly, not a whole bunch of lacing

S - Faint citrus, sweet honey a tad irony, sweet brown sugar

T - Sweet citrus like hops upfront with a smooth balanced and firm malt backing to make this beer so uniquely smooth.

M - Not as sticky and bitter as other AIPA, really refreshing and session-able

O - My go to for AIPA, a true classic

Photo of rapayn01
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA packs a decent hop punch -- not too heavy or bitter even for the local Delaware beaches, where I drink it almost every summer. It has a fairly mild pleasant smell, but a nice taste that will leave you wanting another bottle. I have found this to be a much more drinkable beer for me than the higher alcohol "90" Dogfish sells.

Update: I visited the brewery in summer 2012. It's a recommended destination for those who go to the Delaware beachers. Ont he tour, I learned that the 75 is essentially a blend of the 60 and 90.

Photo of devilben02
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. Floral and citrus hops dominate the aroma, but the flavor is at least somewhat balanced, with the complex combination of spicy, citrusy (orange), and must hop characteristics being complemented by a noticeable biscuity malt base. The light, active carbonation cuts through the bitterness and helps this one go down quite easily. Overall, although "balanced' compared to many hop-bomb IPAs, this beer still has an enjoyable, striking, complex bitterness, and it rightfully sits as a gold standard among IPAs being produced on the East coast.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap into a pint glass, the beer is a bright orange-gold color with a thin, filmy layer of head. Good aromas of wet hops, slightly sweet and resinous. The beer's flavor is a sweet caramel malt backbone with a heavy dose of pepper-spiced hops and grapefruit balance. The aftertaste is citrus tart and hops bitter, again very well balanced. The finish is crisp and dry. It leaves the palate extremely clean, and is an extremely well put together brew. Very tasty.

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

DFH has become my go-to brew from the package store for a while now. I like to spend as much time at the beach in Delaware as I can, and whenever I do, I stop by the brewpub to sample a variety of styles! However, there is just no beating their IPA's.

A - Pours an amber color with not much of a head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

S - Hops, hops, and more hops... with just a touch of carmel-malt scent. Also, citrus, vanilla, and maybe it's just me, but an ever-so-slight touch of coffee.

T - This ale satisfies my desire for dryness, a little malt flavor and bitter hopped injected goodness. Starts with a mildly sweet malt flavor and a touch of fruitiness, then rounds out with a lingering, bitter finish that sticks around on the tongue.

M _ slightly on the over carbonated side, but only slightly so. In fact, I prefer a little more Co2 that not enough. Thought the bitterness from the hops remains with you for a while, it creates a clean, crisp, flavor in your mouth

O - Overall this is an excellent example of an American IPA. Not fancy or frilly, but unique. I like to say that this IPA gives you everything you expect from an IPA and more. Highly recommend.

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

Ummm-believable. I haven't reviewed this beer yet? Lets remedy that pronto. More amber than yellow, and it's a pretty pour with a fluffy head. Not cotton candy fluffy, but more drier-lint-fluffy.

That was the easy part. The hard part is trying to describe the beer's smell and initial taste. Hoppy I guess, but they blend and marry so well with the obvious malt that unique beer emerges. It tastes like 60-minute like broccoli tastes like...broccoli. I treat 60-mute as its own entity. For example, "Will I have an IPA this evening or a 60-Min?"

The mouthfeel stands out as excellent for a "small" beer. Just enough weight and linger. Never taxing or cloying.

I declare 60-Min a classic deserving its own statue like Rocky has in Philly. But with beer, and no marbles in its mouth.

Photo of KAP1356
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, unfortunately, I did not write down the bottle on date. Poured into a DFH pint glass...

A - Pours a nice slightly hazy, golden color with about 1 finger of eggshell white head. Nice retention and some spotty lacing.

S - Citrus hops and some slight pine; nice and floral. Signature DFH malt sweetness comes next.

T - Herbal, spicy, citrus hops with some slight pine as well. Malt sweetness comes next with some breadiness and slight biscuitness. Slightly lemony on the finish.

M - Medium bodied with a nice carbonation level. Carbonation is a bit prickly on the tongue.

O - One of my go to beers. Great sessionable beer that really refreshes you when you need it. Will always go back to this one.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a nonic glass at the Winking Lizard

A- Poured a clear dark orange color with one fnger frothy head

S- Grapefruit, pine, and caramel

T- Grapefruit, grape, pine, and caramel. Quite malty, but not very sweet with quite a lot of bitterness

M- Smooth, nice fuller bodied creamy IPA, with some good carbonation

O- An IPA that packs that bitterness but also lots of maltiness. Not my favorite IPA, lacks the sweetness I would like in a maltier IPA, but still a nice beer with a very nice mouthfeel.

Photo of roodie
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a maudite tulip

A: pours a sparkling copper with 1 finger of white head. Retained for a little while. Light lacing

S: malty with caramel and vanilla notes. Hint of hops, not much at all

T: light malt sweetness to begin with mellow hops at the end. No distinct bitterness or resin/pine

M: very smooth with no lingering bitterness.

O: kind of disappointing after enjoying 90 minute many times. Will pass on it in the future. Bottled 3 weeks prior to tasting and should not have lost it's flavor this soon

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a sixer brewed june 28 2011. Poured into pint glass.

A: Nice big frothy white head that never disappeared and left lots of lacing. Clear golden amber color.

S: Citrus and pine hops with orange standing out. Spice and pale malt aromas more noticeable towards the end of the glass.

T: Pine hops with a pretty balancing malt. Citrusy bittersweet finish.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation and slight dry. Very drinkable.

O: I've had this many times, it's as good as I remember it. Not my favorite IPA but a very good example of the style.

Photo of atr2605
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden/slight soft amber color with a about a fingerwidths head
S-orange, spices, pine, slight hay aroma
T-Orange and spices right up front from the aroma, the slight hay and piney translates into a well balanced bitterness that keeps the flavor perfectly balance. The citrus flavor remains in the after taste
M-light-medium bodied.
O- Such a well balanced beer. I love the dogfish head IPA's because they are able to give you all the hop flavor while still making the beer perfectly balanced and extremely drinkable. Awesome IPA

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

A: deep gold almoust amber in color, carb constant and permanent, traslucent, semi clear, semi cloudy, amazing head, very nice retention, creamy, consistent, slightly tan

S: earthy, pinues, citrus, hop

T: good biterness, biscuit falvour, earthy on mouth, semi crisping on tongue

Photo of Satchboogie
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle (6/20/11) poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a deep copper, clear, with nearly 3 fingers of a tight white head with really good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

S: Grapefruit, floral notes, a little dank herbal, slight fruity sweetness, and a somewhat unpleasant yeast ester in the background (alcohol also seems a little to noticeable for a 6% beer).

T: Tip of the tongue is a vague grapefruit and floral notes with a little shot of alcohol and that unpleasant ester quality. The fruity hop quality is no where near as strong as the nose suggested. I'm not sure I'd say it isn't as hoppy as the nose, just not as balanced/pleasant. Lots of one-note floral hops with too much alcohol bite right up front. The middle is basically the hop flavors devolving to the finish with a slight touch of sugar sweetness. The malt is almost completely vacant. Finish is dry and bitter with a little alcohol, dirty/old hops, and leaves that unpleasant ester lingering (almost aspirin like).

M: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, has a bit of a soapy mouthfeel. Not very crisp or what I'd consider smooth.

O: I don't get this one. It's a fairly fresh bottle that has been stored in a fridge. It's basically a poorly made IPA in my eyes. No malt character what so ever. The hops seem old and almost bad (not much good flavor out of it), unpleasant esters, and way too noticeable alcohol. I'm seriously confused how this gets such great marks. I was hugely disappointed in my first homebrew (red IPA) and this is honestly no better!

Photo of nimrod979
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a nice white pillowy head that lasts for a few minutes before giving away to a nice thin layer that laces the glass a bit as it goes down.

Piney, floral, and citrus hops dominate the aroma with a hidden sweet bready malt thrown in there.

Flavor has a fine hoppy bitterness to it. Citrus and pine hops are the most dominate flavor but it's held up quite nicely with some caramel malts to calm down the flavor a little and add a very welcome sweetness.

Medium bodied with a nice sticky texture. Finishes only somewhat dry with the bitterness holding up all the way through. A fine beer from DFH and quite the sessionable IPA.

Photo of huhl23
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The IPA that got me into this whole craft beer money drainer. The color is a light amber orange, a little bit of head that goes down to nothing almost. Fair amount of lacing but nothing too extreme. The nose is outstanding. Floral and fruits notes. Little to no malt present. The taste is what gets me. Creamy mouthfeel. A little sweet with a rush of hops and malt. Almost perfect balance. My favorite single IPA that I can get in Georgia. Well done DFH.

Photo of PeteIPA
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally got my order filled for my keg and the wait was worth it. This is one of the best east coast american IPAs I've had. Nice color, great foam and a taste and quality delivered by few beers I've had. My biggest issue is with getting my orders filled timely and you can't back order

Photo of bayougutter
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

04-13-11 date Poured to a tulip

Nice pale orange-amber, clear with a one finger white head. Spotty to decent lacing.

Smell is a good combination of the hop scents, floral, grassy at first then a piney, resiny. I did't get any of the malt aroma.

Taste is bolder and more complex than the aroma, with the same overall hop complex as the smell. It has a nice medium malt background that suits this brew nicely. Good citrus bitterness on the finish.

The mouthfeel is good with a decent coating of the palate and carb bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass all the way thru the drink.

I had this on 06-02-11, six weeks old, which I prefer an ipa to be 3 to 4 weeks old. This one may have been a little past prime but still very enjoyable.

Photo of MacQ32
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful copper into my Maudite globe glass, awesome 1.5 finger head with great retention and nice lacing!

S - Smells very malty/sweet, piney and grapefruit like hops - orange notes too maybe? Very earthy

T - Tastes very good, more citrus than floral, but both apparent. Touch of malty sweetness. Earthy, once again. Nice citrusy hop at the end mmmm

M - Heavier bodied for the style for sure, nice carbonation though

O - Overall this beer is very good, a bit heavier for an IPA at 6%

Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a dark gold with carbonation bubbles rising to the top but with little head. Smells of hops and pine. Taste is primarily pine like pine cones and pine sap. In my opinion pine hops can be overbearing, but this is more mellow and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and dry.

Not my favorite IPA from DFH, but that's because I prefer their more intense DIPAs. Overall, this is a decent beer; one that I come back to time and time again.

Photo of sendsilk
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah yes, one of the quintessential IPA's out there. The DFH 60 Minute IPA is great, steady, reliable beer which sets the standards by which many other IPA's are judged. Not much of a point in reviewing this because if you don't know what it is let us know and Tomyy will hit you over the head with a tack hammer. He's really a big dumb animal isn't he?

Anyway, solid, and safe beer to order if you don't see an IPA that you like (or with a date on it for that matter). Solid A to lower A rating.

Photo of Scotchboy
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Jonah, thanks man!

Poured into a Snake River pint glass.

A: Pours clear copper gold with yellow highlights, good carbonation rising, and a tight bubbled white head that laces the glass fairly well.

S: Interesting, these hops smell woody and herbal and earthy, and there seems to be a decen amount of sweeter malt here.

T: Very crisp and earthy/wood-like, just like the nose. I swear I'm picking up some oak in this. It's got good bitterness as well, that mixed with the caramel and maple/birch syrup flavor makes for a unique IPA.

MF: Light to medium bodied, crisp and a little clingy.

O: Not my favorite...but still something I could drink a few of. A unique IPA to say the least, with a crisp bitterness and a nice sweet woody malt backbone.

Photo of chefhatt
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When poured into a glass, it has a nice copper color body with a 2 inch white creamy head, that hangs around for a while. The smell is very nice of hops. The taste starts off nice of hops then the well balance of malt come in last. This has a great mouth feel, good carbonation and smooth on the tongue. Overall this is a dam good beer.

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

Bottled on 6/20/11

It pours a rich amber body with a creamy white head. The smell is of resinous hops. The taste is much more. It starts out with a bright candy hop up front then blends into a light biscuit malt taste going down. Unique in its own right among IPAs for this flavor profile, I love it. It is extremely drinkable and it pairs well with almost any food. A staple in my fridge.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,766 ratings.