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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,898 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,898
Reviews: 2,655
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 264
Gots: 1,663 | FT: 6
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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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Photo of soulfly1492
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Strong citrus and floral hops. Bready. Sweet pale and caramel malts.

Appearance: Tall fluffy off-white head. Intense lacing. Pale gold, clear. Incredible retention.

Flavor: Holy malts! Way more malt sweetness than I was expecting. Quickly followed by red grapefruit and citrus hops. A bit bready.

Mouthfeel: Amazing. Oily until the last drop. Medium to full body, almost fluffy. A small amount of carbonation.

Overall: Wonderful. Well balanced. Malts upfront followed by citrus hops. No lingering bitterness whatsoever.

Photo of uawildcat
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 oz bottle nearly straight off the truck. Poured into an English pub glass.

A - Nothing too special here. Did an agressive pour and there wasn't too much of a head, what was there was white. Large bubbles formed throughout the glass. Crystal clear straw color, unlike what I read in the Bros review, maybe they filter now? The head leaves behind lacing. All-in-all, a pretty average appearance.

S - There isn't much of a hop aroma here for an IPA. What's there is a good citrusy smell, but it is a one dimensional. This beer could really benefit from dry hopping.

T - The taste luckily is greater than the smell and more complex. There is a moderate citrus, floral hopiness that is balanced out by a sweet pale malt. I am a person who likes sweeter beers and I think that this one has just a tad bit too much sweetness.

M - The mouthfeel is near exceptional in my mind. The carbonation is slightly tingly, yet goes down smooth. The sweetness from the malt prevents the palate from drying out and there is an oily feeling from the hops that remains too.

O - A beautifully made beer. Just wish there were more aromatic hops is all. It is a great beer on a hot day like today. I think everybody can enjoy this beer. As terrible as it sounds, I think you could drink this beer from the bottle and it wouldn't hurt the experience too much. This could be my go to beer where I can't decant.

Photo of Heatwave33
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Dogfish Head snifter.

Color: A warm golden color with a white head.

Smell: Hoppy Smell but not too overwhelming.

Taste: Dry hoppy tast with a little sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel: A little coarse but not harsh at all. I can almost feel the delicious hops.

Overall: This is the perfect beer for any occasion and mood. It has a nice color and it's not too light or too bitter on the palate. Great for just relaxing on the couch with the wife or for a party. I believe most people would enjoy it no matter if they like IPA's or not. This is my go to beer without a doubt. Cheers!

Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Buffalo Wild Wings. From notes. Reviewed 3 September 2011.

A: Nice finger of head. Good retention. Copper, clear, and gorgeous. Plentiful bubbles. Curtains of lace.

S: Excellent! Herbal hops, gentle citrus, earthy spice.

T: Interesting bitterness. Nutty, almost coffee-ish. Lots of the spicy hops deteced in the nose. A lingering aftertaste is faintly floral and/or herbal. Good IPA!

M: Firm, spicy, carbonated, sharp, and pleasant. Oh, yes!

O: I really like it. Sufficiently different from the 90 Minute as to allow the drinker to forget that the 60 is an inferior brew. Spicy and delicious. Recommended. Deserved Dogfish Head's flagship.

Photo of Marty30
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap seved into a pint glass.

A. Orangeish gold body. Big carbonation coming from the bottom. 2 inch white head. Great lacing.

S. Typical hopped up IPA. Not a bad thing at all! Big pine and grapefruit also a bit floral and wet grass.

T. Everything described in the smell,spot on but I would like to add a biscuity flavor in there.

M. Good medium feel with a very hefty amount of carbonation. Very bitter and dry finish.

Overall A solid IPA.Great on a hot day in the 114 degree heat Of Vegas. Could down a sixer no prob!

Photo of blackbear
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish 60 min is a great IPA. Now it's pretty much a classic for IPA's. Hoppy with spice and citrus flavors and a nice copper color. The beer is just so drinkable. 6% abv is perfect for this style. I must say though, I miss the Shelter Pale ale. There's nothing like a lower alcohol highly hopped beer!

Photo of mooseo
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Light brown-amber with a creamy, 3 finger head. Semi hazy with good retention and lacing.

S - Sweet caramel aroma with some citrus and floral hops.

T - Toasted caramel malts come out strong at first, with citrus and pine flavors taking over on the back-end. The hop bite isn't nearly as intense as the 90 Minute IPA, but it's there. A little bitterness in the finish, with a grainy, biscuit-like aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, slick mouthfeel.

D - A fine American IPA. It is well balanced and highly drinkable. I wouldn't mind coming back to this one again and again.

Photo of haywire77
3.21/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle dated 8/15/11 into my trusty SA perfect pint glass.

Poured a nice clear copper orange with yellow tints around the edges. 1" of dense white frothy head capped the pour and stuck around for a good 5 minutes before receding to a solid covering. Solid lacing down the glass almost like a milkshake.

To me, the smell is off a little for an IPA of such acclaim. Kind of musty orange peels and sweet malts that fades to a light floral scent. Nothing overpowering and no heavy hop smell.

The taste is right on par with the nose. Sweet bready malt dominates this beer in my mouth. A little citrus and hops on the back side and a dry bitter finish. I think I can taste toasted poppy seeds???

Mouthfeel is tingly amid decent carbonation, and yet still creamy at the same time. Finishes nice and dry and after a few seconds, you almost forgot you were having an IPA.

Overall this is a pretty standard for the style, but nothing that I would purchase in large quantity. Very drinkable, but just not quite what I look for in a good IPA.

Photo of LAMAGS
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another tasty IPA from Dogfish head, pours, an opaque amber color with a persistent white head. The nose is fairly typical of IPAs from this brewer with hints of citrus and spice. The taste is solid malty, hoppy, and sweet. The 60 minute does have a little bitterness to it that lends it some bite (unlike the 90 and 120 minute IPAs from Dogfish). Overall a good beer well worth drinking.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with excellent retention. Murky gold with amber hues.

S: pine, grapefruit and spice notes.

T: mostly pine up front but ot overwhelming with citrus notes. Nice hop character in the middle with mild bitter finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: an excellent citrus and pine hopped ipa. One of my favorites.

Photo of hippityhophead24
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a hazy golden orange color. Good carbonation. Constant bubblies from the "nuclear" site in the glass. Warm pour and chilled pour are much different.

S: smells of grapefruit and other citrus hops. A little bit of pine and sweet malt in there as well. Got a nice sweet taste to it though!

T: Big upfront citrus hops with a nice backbone of malts to balance it out.

M: It's a little "dry" to me. But I feel like I have the 90 and other bigger beers stuck on the brain at the moment...

O: This is a great IPA. I love it. Love it. love it. And...I make sure all my friends get one whenever they are in an area that carries it, as we don't get it in TN.

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a DFH pint glass

A: pours a copper color that is slightly hazy and has a small amount of carbonation bubbles. Pours with a two finger foamy, white head that lingers nicely and leaves considerable lacing
S: pure citrusy hops, grapefruit, and also brown sugar
T: hits first a little sweet then moves over to pure citrus hoppiness and finally ends with a bitterness and dryness, also hits with slight earthy tones
M: medium carbonation tingle, and leaves the mouth a little dry
O: a great IPA, one of the classics, highly drinakbale and has come to define the style as the standard by which other IPAs are held. just an overall well rounded brew that hits high on each level

Photo of tobelerone
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As others have written, this beer might have more impressive in the past but in the crowded IPA field nowadays it doesn't really stand out as anything too special.

Nice head without much lacing. Gold color. Hops and sugary malt aroma. Flavor is fairly hoppy and bitter, a little citric, pretty balanced with the malt bill. Decent carbonation, sharp and fairly dry finish. Doesn't linger too long. Pretty drinkable.

Again, it's not bad but it's also not worth really seeking out. Try it and measure it against your IPA favorites. I did and found it came out squarely in the 2nd tier.

Photo of rvandint
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- A very nice, clear, golden color with constant bubbling.

Smell-Has a nice citrus aroma

Taste- Dry and hoppy. Nice bite on the tongue.

Mouthefeel-a bit light, not watery. Coats the palate.

Overall- I like this beer, but prefer the 90 minute.

Photo of kkipple
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not totally sure how this IPA has eluded a review for the 6+ years I've been on this site, but let's fix that now...

Single bottle for about $1.50 in NC. Bottled on date reads 8/1/2011 - so just over a month old. Three cheers for a legible born-on date!

A. Gunsmoke out of the bottle. A very nice, full and dense white cap sits atop a medium-gold brew. My New Belgium goblet works its magic and a steady stream of bubbles rise to the surface to support the head. No lace worth mentioning.

S. Similar to 90 Minute with that sugary, syrupy, somewhat simple malt sweet mainstay, with added ganja-green hops. Earthy and distinctive. Somewhat spicy, reminds me of Gubna. Onions...?

T. Drier than the nose suggests, thankfully. The hop bill is decidedly odd, spicy and green, with just a little grapefruit pith and not much pine at all. While the green-spiciness and earthy, dirty hops are somewhat distracting to this IPA drinker, the flavor rights itself shortly and finishes out just fine. All in all... good, but not great. This is no Stone IPA.

M / O. Medium-full body, good carbonation right from the bottle. A slightly sharp hop-fade finish. Cleansing and easy to drink.

60 Minute is respectable, and would have gotten a better review from me back in 2006... but times change, the bar is raised, and now it's simply a quirky, well-put together IPA that isn't exactly my cup of ale.

Photo of ChrisSimpson1968
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orange-copper color with a large, fluffy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is strong grassy, herbal and citrus hops. Bitter hop flavor is nice, but very drying. Definitely some pine in there too. This beer is more powerful than the 60 IBUs indicate. Not as refined as the 90 minute, by any means. Much more of an "in your face" style. I prefer something with a little more malt backbone, but if you’re really into hops this is a very good beer.

Photo of kush6875
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very balanced ipa. im not a fan of malt but this baby has a perfect balance of hops and malts. just as the hops hit you the malts pull back and give great balance. at 6% very easy to throw a few back! great intro ipa to break people into the style. sam should be damn proud of this one. bought case 9/3 bottled on 8/17. very fresh.

Photo of LuthersMug
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, mellow orange in the center of the glass with yellowish border. The head was decent, a little bit overly airy. Lacing present, but sliding down the glass.

S - Very strong, hints of raspberries (what the wife smelled-she liked it), pine and citrus.

T - A well-balanced, clean beer. Hops were very good, just the right amount, no lingering metallic taste.

M - Tingly and delicious.

O - A really good IPA.

Photo of SDtastentune
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Lighter orange/ yellow, some bubbly head turns into a ring around the pint glass. Pretty clear for an ipa.

S - Peaches, and some light citrus hoppy'ness. Kinda musty. Very small amount of aroma, and kinda weird for a ipa. Getting better after it warms up and coats the glass.

T - Taste is WAY light for a continually hopped ipa.Getting a weak grassy/hay/bitter musty fruit kinda thing. Toned WAY down for a ipa of this class. I would really give this to a ipa newb. Whats up with this ipa's taste?

M - starts off fizzy small bubble style, and then gets worse and more fizz as it goes down your throat. LIGHT after taste & NO bite!

O - Overall... I really expect more outta this ipa, almost like a IPA light. I don't know, but is this really how east coast ipa is? I sure hope not. Please add more aroma and bittering hops. Does this style have only a single hop variation?

Photo of output01x
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Bottled On 06/10/11) into a pint glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1 1/2-finger off white head that dies down to a thin, clumpy dusting after a few short minutes. The body is a slightly hazy golden amber with a good amount of rising carbonation bubbles. Decent lacing attempts to cling to the glass sides but quickly slides down between sips.

A quick sniff gets a nose-full of citrus hops. A deeper inhalation discovers orange peel and grapefruit with just a touch of mango. Pine and grassy hops notes are there in the background, but do not comprise much of the nose. A good backbone of sweet, caramel malt helps to offset the hops aromas and offers a bit of balance.

Sweet malt and citrus malts with notes of orange peel and pineapple start each sip. As the beer is swallowed, the hops flavors quickly change to pine and grassy, with a good grassy bitterness coming in later as an aftertaste. The bitterness may not be satisfactory for a true hophead, but it is especially strong for the style.

Medium bodied with good carbonation, this beer has a good thickness for the style but remains drinkable the whole way through. The body is just right for an AIPA as it is not too watery (which would inhibit the flavors) and not too thick (coating and sticky are not refreshing). The carbonation is a little prickly but is not very noticeable.

This is, in my opinion, one of the best AIPAs out there. As such, it is a great benchmark by which to judge other beers in this category. The mouthfeel is practically perfect and the flavors and aroma are well-balanced, complex, and delicious. There really aren't too many beers, not to mention AIPAs, that are this well crafted.

Photo of homebrewer88
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer from DFH. Dark golden color with a nice off white head that stuck around longer than I expected. Loved the aroma on this one, lots of hops and grapefruit. The taste was about the same, great. I was surprised to find that it wasn't extremely bitter but had a lot of citrus flavor to it. Obviously one of my favorite beers.

Photo of LXIXME
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice big off white head slowly settles above a clear honey copper colored beer.

Seems more like a west coast hops aroma with citrus hops, some pine, and a slight/light floral bouquet to this beer, I think there might be a little malt sweetness somewhere in the background.

Taste is more citrus hops, with accents of pine and slight floral hints, with more of the sweet malts creeping in, a very well done IPA.

This beer finishes with a dry aftertaste with a light bit of the citrus coming through this medium bodied beer with a pretty good mouthfeel to it also.

Photo of joefuzz
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle with bottled on 8/9/11 on the side into pint glass. Pours clear copper with a small white head great lacing. Smells of big citrusy hops. Tastes of huge hops, grapefruit and mandarin oranges come to mind with a nice malty finish. Mouthfeel and carbonation are pretty good for a session beer. Overall great beer I could drink a few of these back to back.

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

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: A lightish amber color that is not as intense as 90 minute, but contains more notable carbonation as well as plenty of frothiness in the head.

Smell: Very bold citrus and floral notes, as well as dried hops. Contains a sweet ester that is enjoyable and fruity. Barely getting any malts here, but I expect a good IPA to smell like this.

Taste: Ridiculously great! There's a wonderful sweetness to the beer's flavor, and the hops balance it out very well to give it a bitter tone that reminds me of dried grapefruits and apricots. It contains the "syrupy" flavor that I absolutely love Dogfish Head for. The malts are so well balanced with the hops, that it's hard to believe that this is an IPA. Usually, IPAs can cause extreme bitterness on unwitting drinkers, but I can see ANYONE who loves dried fruity and sweetened beers loving this.

Mouthfeel: Though there is significant dryness, this is beer is very smooth. It isn't too bready, nor is it too hoppy - it's just right. The palate is wonderfully stimulated with various degrees of hoppiness, sourness, and syrupy sweetness. Delicious.

Overall: An amazing IPA. 90 minute IPA is still one of my all-time favorites, but this is the lesser overwhelming brother of that beer due to it's lower ABV and hoppiness - which makes it something that can be drunk more often rather than from time to time as a treat. Great stuff once again from Dogfish Head.

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

A: very clear. brilliant copper tone with a frothy/fluffy slightly off-white head. retention is good and so is the lacing.

S: the glass channels a rich earthy and floral american hop. if i had to guess i would say centennial. the hops are evident, but by no means intense. a quick swirl refreshes the aroma to bring a citrus into focus. a reasonable amount of malt keeps the aroma balanced.

T: flavor is very floral and at times fruity. a mild citrus interacts with pine and mango. a meaty malt takes notice in the middle. finish is slightly more focused to bready, rather than bitter, but overall is pretty dry.

M: moderate carbonation on a medium body.

D: one of my favorite east coast AIPA's. a very drinkable go-to that is easy to find where im from. glad im finally writing a review for this sucker!

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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