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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,047 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,047
Reviews: 2,592
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 215
Gots: 1,081 | 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

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Photo of vdread
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA pours golden orange with a foamy white head. smells of piney orange hops, caramel malt, and a little apricot once it warms up.

taste is very malt-forward, with sweet thick caramel taking the lead. lots of hops up front as well. mostly pine, followed by orange and citrus, with some herbaceous notes mixed in. bitter, yes, but not overly so. not completely balanced, but the thick malt profile does do a good job of keeping the hops from taking over completely.

full, pleasing mouthfeel. well malted and thick. an enjoyable beer for sure, and my personal favorite of the 60, 90, and 120 IPAs

+ initially, i was not impressed with this beer, but after a couple of tastings (including a side by side with a torpedo), i have grown to like it much more. it may even be one of my favorite IPAs.

vdread, Sep 12, 2009
Photo of mikel52588
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

Appearance: An orangy-gold hue with a 2 finger length head, streams of carbonation, a nice lacing that stays with ya for a while.

Smell: An interesting buttery scent, citrusy, sweet, malty, almost like a faint coffee (faint being the key word)

Taste: mmm. Its good. Hoppy, smooth and malty, it gives me like a kix cereal-like aftertaste, some citrus note, but oh so sweet

Mouthfeel: For some reason im getting like a coffee spice-like (but not) aftertaste (not a bad thing, and I mean I did pick it up in the smell)

Drinkability: high, very high, its sweet and tasty, its not too heavy--not too light. I could drink this all the time and not get sick of it. It's a great IPA and it deserves the attention it gets.

mikel52588, Sep 11, 2009
Photo of craftaholic
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

Appearance: Pours a nice straw colored pint with a beautiful soapy 2 finger length head that hangs around for quite a bit and leaves legs of where its traveled to.

Smell: Has a nice aroma of citrusy hops that intertwine with hints of apple and nuts.

Taste: Smelling is believing with this one, its got a full fledged hop flavor but nothing overpowering, intertwines with that apple sweetness and a nutty backdrop that's held together by a somewhat doughy yeast. Well rounded and delicious to say the least.

Mouthfeel: Frothy and creamy which floats down your throat like a dream and leaves behind a semi-dry minuscule lingering bitterness but nothing that makes your face pucker.

Drinkability: Throw em back and enjoy, this won't be too bitter for a beginner and won't be too light for a seasoned BA, well balanced and easy to drink.

Overall: It's a dogfish, need I say more. Not as complex as its bigger brothers but its a full fledged staple for an IPA that drinks like a regular pale.

craftaholic, Sep 11, 2009
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from 12oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy tan-honey color with a medium sized white head. The head is foamy and looks thin, disperses quickly leaving just a little bit of lacing.

Smell: Flowery, citrusy hops all around. A few hints of butter, nuts, and apple.

Taste: Almost all hops- tasty and nutty flavors with a bit of grapefruit and apple mixed in. Has a nice, herbal (but thankfully not grassy) bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A light medium body with crisp carbonation. Dry feel, as well.

Drinkability: Not necessarily the best IPA out there, but certainly one of the more drinkable. It doesn't have quite enough hops to turn off newer drinkers, but has enough to satisfy many a BA. A surprisingly sessionable IPA.

Mosstrooper, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of JamesS
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%

Poured a decent light copper color with a bit of head, but no lacing. Decent scent, a nice little bit of hoppy bitterness, but nothing deep and thick. Good flavor, decent malt with a decent hop aftertaste, but no big hop characteristics. Goes down fine, if a little bland. Not the best APA out there.

Had at PNC Park, Labor Day, Monday, Sept 7th, 2009. Cubs beat the Pirates 4-2!

JamesS, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of mightymoksha
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

Served in pint glass at 59*F.

Pours a rich, translucent amber, with a sticky snow-white head. Moderate retention. Looks delicious.

Dominant floral, citrus and pine-resin hop aromas. Faint brown sugar and toast aromas. Alcohol discernible.

Flavors of citrus, nuts and bitter hop oil control the first taste. The mild toasty-ness actually becomes quite prominent on the tongue, balances quite well. Dry, long and very clean finish, with a most pleasant alcohol warmth.

Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Mild bite on the tongue. Feels slightly oily on the palate. Very smooth.

Very enjoyable and very drinkable. Does not strike me as an IPA. Oh well. Delicious, nonetheless.

mightymoksha, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of ipazilla
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%

This is an essential Am. Ipa. It has a delicate balance of hop bitterness and roasted malt smoothness. I drink it often and each time I do i think it tastes more like coffee than the last time. But it still has great bitter citrus kick and goes down easy. Highly recommended.

ipazilla, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of garymuchow
4.13/5  rDev +1%

I hope this isn't too old.
Fresh hop aroma of milder American type. Sweet, juicy, lightly fruity, Mild malt background. Pleasant.
Nice full head, relatively dense, off-white, thick impressive lacing. Very clear gold with lots of bubbles rising.
Flavor is much more balanced than aroma (not that there is anything wrong with that). Toasty malt with touch of caramel, and (crystal malt?). Nice hop flavors with more balanced bitterness. Good balance on the sweetness too.
Lighter body, mildly carbonated, soft feel.
Easy drinkability.

garymuchow, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.05/5  rDev -1%

12oz bottle poured into a shapped pint glass.

Dogfish Head is a great brewery because they are constantly creating and pushing beyond ordinary; however, 60 Minute IPA is ordinary. Very good, very easy to drink; great on a hot day...but ordinary.

It poured too light in color--pale straw, with a nice two-finger head and moderate amounts of lace. The smell and taste were crisp, sweet, and citric. A bitter feel lingered; however, sweetness dominated.

60 Minute is a good everyday IPA (yawn), and a good introduction to the style, because, or in spite of the fact, that it lacks depth.

MetalHopHead6, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of seanbhudson
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

Pours a clear gold/amber color with a medium white head. Good amount of lacing.
Moderate aroma of citrus and caramel malt. Hints of pine come out as beer warms.
Grapefruit like bitterness and malt. Clean and relatively mild for an American IPA.
Medium bodied with well balanced texture. Did not finish too dry like may other IPA's. Moderate carbonation.
My first reaction was that this was a flavorless IPA (especially comparing this to the 90 and 120 minute versions). Having said that there is nothing wrong with this beer. It is a light clean simple IPA which makes it very drinkable.

seanbhudson, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of cdkrenz
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

A - Very nice light copper colored body. The head is firm and white with large bubbles maintaining well.

S - I could smell the sweet hops as soon as I poured this one. The hops are strong and float well through the thick, cool, humid air. Up close the aroma is perfect. Hops are obviously prevalent and begging.

T - Robustly hoppy with a light middle and then another kick of hops toward the and as it fades ever so softly.

M - Smooth and thick with nearly no coarse texture whatsoever.

~ I will certainly recommend this brew to my friends and will without a doubt enjoy many more in the future.

cdkrenz, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of Cylinsier
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a honey gold, every so slightly hazy with a white lacing for a head.

Smells hop-floral with a strong honey element. Sweet and fresh.

The taste is malty with a slight honey sweetness and delicate wet-hops. Very subdued hoppiness for an IPA. The aftertaste brings a bit of hop bitterness, but again less than you might expect. The malts are the main flavor.

The feel is full bodied and relatively smooth but with a slight carbonation tingle all through.

A delicious IPA and a good one for people who aren't big hop heads. Dogfish Head always makes good beers so this is no surprise. Probably an excellent session beer although slightly stronger than what you normally want from a sesh.

Cylinsier, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of ghebb
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured a nice deep golden color, w/ much clarity. This stuff always impresses me, bursting w/ hop flavor like most American IPA's but has a nice sweet malty backbone as well. Also different in that, it doesn't rely on "c" hops for its flavor, and has more yeat character than similar brews. Perfectly balanced between the malt and the hops. I'll always order this if its available on tap.

ghebb, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of kingcrowing
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

12oz Bottle poured in a Dogfish Head off-centered pint glass.

Pours a nice golden color with a big fluffy head that's nice and sticky with a good amount of lacing. BAM. On the nose it's like sticking your head in a bag of hops! Very piney & citrusy, awesome for an IPA.

Taste is very solid, nice malty backbone. A bit surprising how light the hop flavor is given the strong nose. A little low on carbonation. What keeps coming through for me is the maltiness. It makes this a very session-able IPA. Not a hopheads dream, but good for an initial step into IPAs.

kingcrowing, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of benclimbs
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

pours golden clear with minimal head but strong lacing

Smell is so toasty it's incredible, toasted bread and a bit of caramel/maple malts

Taste is also very toasted bread like, not heavy and sweet/thick like 90 and 120 and most other dogfish beers, dry and clean, slightly bitter and finishes silky.

Mouthfeel is smooth, and the carbonation (well done) causes the beer to stick around a while

Notes: very drinkable, great single ipa, maybe the best east coast ipa I've had - near the top of dogfish beers

benclimbs, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of ritzkiss
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

12oz bottle pours a lighter shade of golden orange, a finger of head graces the top, enough bubbles coming up to maintain a layer on top, leaving the lightest of lacing down the glass, most doesn't stick.

Smell is a bounty of floral, leafy hops, a nice dash of lemons and grapefruit, a hint of pine, all there with a biscuity malt. Balanced and yet fresh.

Unfortunately, the taste doesn't follow through in my books. Malt pushes forward, biscuits, a dose of pale malt, caramel, toffee, a faint earthiness, a hint of roasting even. All there with a leafy, bittering, pine hop bite that tries to maintain it's edge. Too malt-forward and as the glass progresses it boils down to a slight hop bite in a lighter than average IPA body. Perhaps a touch too overcarbonated for my liking.

All that said, this is a supremely drinkable IPA which perhaps leans more to an APA. You could easily pair this with just about any meal and drink it all evening, enjoying that it's a nice craft brew.

ritzkiss, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of DIM
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

a: This was a clear golden color, slightly dark. It was served to with a short, sticky cap.

s: Hops dominate, mostly pine with some grapefruit in the backround. Sweet, caramel malt provides just enough balance.

t: When fresh, this is one of my favorite IPA's. Tingly pine flavored hops with a little sweet citrus and caramel/brown sugar.

m: Slick and sticky with lightly fizzy carbonation.

d: I've come to like this a lot more than the 90 minute which can sometimes be too sweet. Often found on-tap at restaurants with otherwise mediocre beer selections. Gotta love that.

DIM, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of CheckMate
4/5  rDev -2.2%

12 oz brown bottle obtained at Hannaford's in Derry, NH. pours a hazy amber with a half inch of off white head. smells of a sweet toffee/chocolate character with a twinge of citrus. citrusy taste, with a slight toffee mixed in there with an earthy aftertaste. moderate carbonation. great tasting beer. very hoppy. two thumbs up!


CheckMate, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of WYVYRN527
4/5  rDev -2.2%

A: Slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that lasts for some time. Vigorous carbonation, and decent lacing on the glass.

S: Faint hints of bready malt, with piney, citrusy hops dominating.

T: A bit of toasty malt sweetness at first, followed by hints of citrus and cedar. Very floral hop character. It finishes dry and crisp, and leaves the flavor on the palate for almost a minute.

M: Actually quite light bodied for an IPA. Not as I remember it in the past.

D: 60 Minute is quite drinkable. It's almost a session beer by my standards.

WYVYRN527, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

Cloudy amber orange. Small head fleeting fast leaving behind little lace.

Smell seems of diluted hops and the age of the bottled on date reveals that it is six months old.

Taste is better than the smell. Sweet alcohol taste basted in roasted malts. So beautiful and toffee. Hop swell is almost all but gone.

Feels medium with a slightly slick oily pass.

Pretty drinkable. I'd like to taste a fresher bottle. I bet the hops would come through a bit more.


JordanEllwanger, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of Kwak
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%

nice thick choppy head it bit my nose on my first sip it had a nice hoppy aroma the taste was a kick in the face at first then mellowed out rich malty flavor and finished very rough with a hop bite you can feel in the back of your mouth stays with you for awhile

Kwak, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of bfields4
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Big frothy head with a amber orange body.

Grapefruit hops pounce at you from the aroma a light pine comes through as well.

Pine is followed by grapefruit bitterness. Hoppy brew with a mellow bready malt.

Creamy and smooth for an ipa. Nice amount of carbonation. Dry finish very straightforward IPA.

bfields4, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of yesyouam
4.13/5  rDev +1%

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is a clear golden ale with a thin, dense, white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a full floral hop aroma with a touch of citrus. It smells bold and fresh. It's medium bodied and very smooth. It has a slightly sticky finish, but it has a very clean feel overall. It's slightly sweet and the bitterness is appropriate. It tastes resiny, leafy and floral. It's well balanced and makes for an engaging drink.

yesyouam, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of DeathbySexyBT
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

A: Cloudy amber with yeast particles. Thin head that leaves a little streaky lacing.

S: Estery and yeasty. Citrus hops play the headliners here with sweet bisuity notes as the opening acts.

T: Hop oils and hebal essences (not the shampoo). Citrus notes play bigger on the swallow than expected which was refreshing. Big doughy malts give this a walnut effect when combined with the herbal notes. Yeast was a bit high on this tasting, though. Finishes dry and hoppy bitter.

M: Med/Light body with wonderful carbonation.

D: A good IPA. I still favor the 90 as it has all of the balance of this IPA but with a bit more of a hop bite that holds your attention. There were times when I was drinking this that I forgot this was an IPA.

DeathbySexyBT, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of haddon
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- nice amber hue with a 2-finger head and nice amount of carbonation bubbles. nice lacing all the way down the glass

S- very light aromas. hops, citrus & florals. least impressive part of this beer

T- like it. tastes like it smells with slightly stronger notes. citrus and floral with a light hoppy bitterness on the end. little bit of malt offsets the hops well. very smooth.

M- light to medium and very crisp on the tongue. great carbonation. best part of the beer.

D- great ipa. not quite as hoppy as some but I like the smoothness that the rich malt brings. great to have around for the summer.

haddon, Aug 18, 2009
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