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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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8,430 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,430
Reviews: 2,577
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 185
Gots: 750 | FT: 5
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 froggyfrog


4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is an inexcusable disgrace that I have yet to review this monumental beer after so many bottles have given their lives to ensure my happiness over the years.

12oz. bottle packaged 111506. Contents transferred to glass snifter 051507.

Fiery golden orange like a basketball in the surface of the sun. (Don't get bogged down in the impossibility of that ridiculous analogy, just roll with it and picture a orange basketball in the *glare* of a fiery evening sun. Now you've got it.) Sitting atop is a thick slice of the whitest billowy head imaginable.

The aroma is citrus grapefruit smoothie and catty orange peel lemon. Some peppery notes avail.

Mouthfeel is oil-based and quick-moving.

Taste is a sharply bitter but then smooth, fading to almost a malty sweetness if you let it.

Very drinkable though the bitterness *will* begin to wear on you after a long session.

This beer truly is a nonpareil.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 05:40:22 | More by froggyfrog
Photo of jtslay


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

This beer is very similar to the 90 minute IPA. The color is slightly lighter. This beer has a lighter taste with a lower IBU for sure. Overall a more drinkable (in succession) beer than the 90 minute due to milder overall mouthfeel. Very well crafted brew that is a better deal for the 6-pack than the 90 minute for the 4-pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 05:14:14 | More by jtslay
Photo of alemakesmestrong


4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Nice light golden color. Subtle head, w/ a bit of lacing. Once I smelled this one it was all over. Floral hop aroma, no bullshit, just killer authentic hops. The taste was amazing! Yes, amazing! Hops were there, oh yeah they were there, but not crushing. I think any brewer can pull off a mouthful of greenery, but the malt in the back was a kiss on the cheek. This beer is a must pour for any fan of pale ales or IPA's. As a fan of IPA's this is the best I have had...enough said. If you haven't tried this beer, it should be on your trade list.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 02:52:51 | More by alemakesmestrong
Photo of Brad007


3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light pale color. Aroma is strong and smells of a mixture of Cascade with other hops (I'm going by what I recognize as a homebrewer).

Obviously quite hoppy in the aroma. Carries over in the taste, which starts out hoppy and finishes hoppy as well. I must point out though that it's a bit too sweet in some areas.

Still a pretty hoppy brew. Definitely not the best I've had so far but I am positive that it would taste much better straight from a tap. Unfortunately, I do not have that luxury where I live.

It does not justify a low rating though. I like this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2007 05:12:12 | More by Brad007
Photo of tempest


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

A nice American IPA with a different twist, meaning no cascade dominance. The hops were a bit harsher, which I liked, but were heavily floral and a sweet citrus, while still maintaining a good bitterness. There's a biscuit-like malt backbone that nice and appropriate for the style. Give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2007 02:50:16 | More by tempest
Photo of maddogruss

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this the the other day at the bar and the worst thing about it was that the waitress totally snaked the label I got off of it when I was picking another beer. The body of the beer was a nice, dark amber color with a solid, off-white head. The retention did not impress em too muhc; it would reduce to a lacing, but a few swirls of the glass and I was back in business. The smell was fairly interesting; pretty hoppy with malty characteristics. The taste, though, was clearly that of an IPA. The hops were strong, up front, and very noticeable, squashing any thoughts of malts that I had before. The mouthfeel was also excellent; full-bodied and smooth always makes a good beer. For an IPA, this beer was very drinkable. The hops are not so prevalent that you feel like you are going to start having ulcers, but you can taste them a lot all the same. The mouthfeel, along with this great taste, makes this beer pretty solid and good tasting all the way around.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2007 03:05:16 | More by maddogruss
Photo of kwakwhore

North Carolina

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

In the bottle at Ruby Tuesdays of all places. A pleasant surprise on the menu. Pours a nice amber/gold with an ample white head. some lacing down the glass. Citrusy and floral hop aroma which translates to the taste as well. Hops are definitely what this beer is about, but some malt manages to sneak through in the flavor. A definite possibility as a session beer, especially compared to DFH's higher alcohol offerings.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2007 13:43:30 | More by kwakwhore
Photo of Wasatch


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

Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice small off-white head, lots of sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is more on the malty side, hoppy, citrusy, grapefruit, piney, and some caramel. The taste is awesome, but more on the malty side to me, hoppy, nice citrus taste. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very nice IPA, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 20:20:49 | More by Wasatch
Photo of elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

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

Quite clear golden orange in colour with a foamy white head. Lots of lacing sticks on the glass, and champagne like bubbles rise through the brew.

The smell is unique in my experience. Hoppy, as one would expect. The mix of aromas is what I find different about this IPA. There is a strong pine aroma, and a faint citrus, but there almost seems to be a flash of coffee bean in there as well. Smells pretty good though, keeps me coming back.

I know there is malt in there, but pinning down a flavour is pretty tough when the hops are so potent. Citrus is first notable on the front of the tongue, followed by an earthy, almost herbal taste in the middle. That is short-lived though, as the strong pine finish comes in quickly. A true hophead taste.

There is a slight oily feel to the beer, and the carbonation is pretty lively. It is a decent mouthfeel, but for my taste the carbonation could drop a bit.

One a night is enough for me, though I really enjoy that one. Big thanks to my friend and coworker Jay who brought a sixer of this back for me from Chicago.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 04:40:52 | More by elricorico
Photo of cardinal25

New Jersey

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

Presentation: 12 oz long neck, bottled 3/7/07

Appearance: dark gold, subtle haze, small white head, leaves little lace on glass

Smell: strong hoppy smell, some citrus

Taste: Hoppy, grapefruit, bitterness, delicious. Bitter, dry taste lingers through the finish and stays on the palate.

Notes: a very strong IPA, definitely worth having in the fridge when you want that bitter taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 01:06:58 | More by cardinal25
Photo of Redwood21


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

A:The appearance is a light amber with a very white head with good retention.

S: Sweet hops floral and citrus like. very enjoyable, but not very strong. there was an initial burst of hops that has since faded.

T: Sweet hops, like the smell. there is a lot of citrus and sweetness that makes this drink very smooth. there is a little alcohol ester but nothing bad. low bitterness, but its on the back as a severe after thought

I enjoy this beer, i think i am still partial to the 90 min ipa, but this is still a great beer. it would be a great sixer to just have on hand for when needed.
update..can not stop buying and consuming this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2007 03:38:57 | More by Redwood21
Photo of Tyrawlings


3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy copper in color with soft orange hues. Dense white head pours two fingers thick with good retention. Nice thin sticky lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S: Citrus. Floral and pine hops. Fresh bread. Wet grass.

T: Taste of grapefruit juice is followed by floral and pine hops that give off a pleasent bitter bite on the tongue. Caramel malts kick in to balance the hops and are taekn over by biscut like flavor. More herbal hop bitterness and tastes of wet earth.

M: Smooth and slightly slick. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry.

D: A well balanced IPA. Refreshingly clean and extremely sessionable. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2007 23:55:33 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of Boppar

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into my trusty pint glass.

Glorious golden/straw color. One and one half fingers of white head with good lacing. Good head retention.

Smells good. It took me the first 8 ounces or so to pin down the smell. At first it was a sweet floral, faintly fruit-like smell. By the end of the brew, the fruit aspect seemed to take on a vaguely tropical character.

The judicious use of hops created a tasty IPA that was perfectly in keeping with the style, without being excessive. The taste is above average for an IPA, but it is not quite as complex as I had hoped based on the smell. There was a lot of hop action going on, but it was fairly hard to latch onto anything definite. I think the problem with the continuous hopping during the boil is that the hops characteristics of this beer were never permitted to come out fully in distinct phases; the result is a flavor that is refreshing, but too jumbled to be spectacular.

The mouthfeel is thin, lively, and smooth. It goes down quite nicely.

I could definitely put a few of these away.

This is an excellent style example, and a very solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 23:24:51 | More by Boppar
Photo of sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with quite a bit of carbonation. Somewhat light hop aroma, although this particular bottle was bottled nine months ago, if that makes any difference. The taste is not as knock-you-over hoppy as some other IPAs, but it is very nicely balanced. The hops do linger nicely in the aftertaste. It would be nice if Ontario's LCBO continued to stock this beer. They had it in stock for only a short while - it sold out immediately - and apparently they won't be stocking it again any time soon. That's good business sense for you!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2007 14:47:36 | More by sstackho
Photo of beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large mug a golden copper color with a big foamy white pillow top. The head lasted a while and left puffy lacing the entire glass. Smelled really clean with some hop character. Tasted like a burst of hops, very nice with some bitterness. Some mild pine and citrus. Very nice. I really like this beer and can enjoy it during dinner, swimming, yardwork, anything really. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 15:48:23 | More by beeroclock
Photo of GimpyCane


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

Poured copper color with a 1 finger rocky head that mostly diminished. It still left a a fair amount of lacing behind. Heavy aroma of toasted grains upfront. Somewhere in the middle I got a hint of wet grass almost musky. Strange enough toward the end I smell dough and barnyard (don't ask). This light to medium body IPA was slightly bittersweet to start with a oily and salty middle that ended lively carbonated dry and bitter. Overall, I like this AIPA alot and will have plenty more. Give it DFH for another extreme beer (compare to other AIPA).

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2007 01:18:12 | More by GimpyCane
Photo of PittBeerGirl


2.55/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- looks good. nice copper color with good white head. Nice retention.

S- impressing nose of hops but thats all I can really detect.

T- Initial taste of hops...bitter hop aftertaste. This is hops, hops and more hops. The amount of hops overshadow any other character. Hop overkill.

M- nice medium body with medium carbonation.

D- its addictive if you like hops but gets kind of boring towards the end.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2007 19:19:59 | More by PittBeerGirl
Photo of Neehan

North Carolina

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

Poured a pure copper with good carbonation, a thick head, and good retention. It smells remarkably like its next biggest brother, but with a bit less sweetness but the same burst of hops. Of course it's hoppy in taste, but gives you enough to really enjoy but yet keeps it smooth and drinkable. Gotta have more!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2007 00:44:41 | More by Neehan
Photo of 1fastz28


4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful gold color with a mild head with some lacing. smells distinctly of hops, but also of malt which for some ipa's is lacking, also a very strong pine scent is noticeable. Very full body in the mouth, almost thick, not as thick as the 90 minute, but still awesome. i strong tingling from the alcohol is first present then of course loads of hops and a slight malt aftertaste. i love the 90 minute, the 60 minute is very good, not quite as good, but still an awesome beer, i'm usually a fan of maltier beers but the past 2 dogfish head ipa's i've had make me want to try more

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 01:36:42 | More by 1fastz28
Photo of andrewmartin


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

I was excited to try this one, I've had the 120 minute on the hop infuser, so the expectations of a hop bomb were not as high.

A: Pours a nice gold with a solid head that sticks around for the entire drink.

S: Clean crisp, almost minty hop aromas, you could catch a whiff of this brew five feet away.

T: Starts off with clear sharp grapefruity, citrusy hops up front, just like you want it. Malt flavors are definately subdued but they have enough of a presence to hold it all together.

M: The creaminess of the mouthfeel contrasts nicely with the sharp, but pleasent, hop bitterness.

D: Not suprisingly, a darn fine IPA from dogfishhead, very well-balanced and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 00:38:31 | More by andrewmartin
Photo of wspscott


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

Updated on 4/1/09
12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass

A: (4.0) Crystal clear, copper color. An off-white head leaves lots of lace.
S: (3.5) A sweetness followed by hops, the type of hops are not obvious (This doesn't scream C hops). There is also an "odd" smell, might be the malt poking though.
T: (4.0) There is a graininess that is very apparent, along with a hoppy bitterness. Again, the type of hops are not apparent. Interesting, because I remembered many more aroma hops when I last had this.
M: (4.5/5.0) Perfect attenuation and carbonation for the style, assuming this is an APA vs IPA (per the label).
D: (4.0) An excellent APA that could use a little more aroma. The fact that it is labeled an IPA seems wrong. This is not a modern IPA, needs more malt and hops for that. Still, I like this beer for the balance between malts and hops (don't often say that about an IPA). Worth trying as long as you aren't looking for a west coast IPA.

12oz bottle in pint glass

Poured with an incredible amount of carbonation/foam. I could only pour half of the bottle and then had to let it settle before continuing. Ended up with a very thick head and lots of lace. The nose smells like hops but only in a general sense, I don't get hints of citrus or pine or other classic hop smells. The taste is obviously an american IPA, but the hops are not overpowering, and there doesn't seem to be much in the way of malts here. There is a strong aftertaste, the hops are almost more apparent once you have swallowed (of course at that point it is just bitterness). This is a very nice IPA, hoppy and crisp, excellent for a summer day. I like this beer, but I think I would like a little more malt here.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 23:08:56 | More by wspscott
Photo of jbird1023


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

A: Brilliant clear amber color, lots of tiny bubbles of carbonation run to the light fluffy head that sticks to my glass

S: Hops come to the front, pine scent along with a sweet bit of malt to balance

T: Taste of hops right off the bat with a good retention of bitterness tapered off with a smooth finish

M: Medium body and retains a smooth finsh with a good amount of balance for the hops

D: An good drinking IPA that retains a fair amount of hoppiness along with balance

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 05:26:31 | More by jbird1023
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wanted to start going back and retrying some of my first reviews, figured I would start here. Poured a nice hazy amber with a big off white frothy pillow like head. Nice slow fade and good visible carbonation gave an always great look. Big citrus hop profile, orange, tangerice, pineapple express, mixed with a bit of a pine resin feel. Some decent malt balance to be found as it warmed. The flavor always hits the spot here again. This is just such a nice well rounded hopped up session beer. Just great all around and never really have a bad thing to say about it. Its the 90mins little brother and rightfully deserving of its spot next to it. Great Brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2007 21:57:49 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of BretSikkink


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

Clear light amber IPA, no sediment stirred up in this one although I've seen them somewhat hazy. Great head and retention, visually pleasing brew with very sticky lacing.

The aroma is pronounced floral hops, nice swee aroma, some malt as well but not a lot. A little sharpness like citrus fruit.

This is a very flavorful IPA and is nicely balanced as well. The hops play a big role but are also not out of line at all, quite oily flavor - citric at first, some sweet flower on the tongue, and an herbal woodiness in the finish. Complex and delightful. Thin in the mouth, some more grains wouldn't kill this brew, finishes a little dry as well. Estery alcohols emerge as it warms.

Outstanding American IPA, I would love to see this one coming to Nebraska.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2007 05:29:56 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of Applesauce1


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend of mine left this here after KKDB's spring break visit to Athens.

I'll give it whirl.

Appearance: gold, transparent appearance with a nice 3/4" head off the pour
Smell: hops, lots of them; maybe some pine smell too
Taste: very good; very hoppy :) ...not very balanced; it seems that there's a dryness in the hops; slight malt flavor hits your tongue also
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied
Drinkability: the hops real attack you so two in a row may be a little tough, but you could definitely do two in a night

I've tried DFH beers before and never liked them. However, this one really hits the spot. I'll need to try more again.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2007 04:24:18 | More by Applesauce1
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 8,430 ratings.