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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,354 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,354
Reviews: 2,607
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 221
Gots: 1,230 | 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 aval89
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a dark orange copper color, with a decent head.. looked exactly what an american Ipa should look like..

aroma was piney hops upfront, caramel, citrus, with little bready notes on the nose..also sweet malt lingers and little alcohol presence. very fresh and earthy scent..

taste was sweet caramel malt, followed by piney hop finish. very well balanced IPA.. lighter mouthfeel than 90 min... bready undertones... caramel lingers throughout.. burnt resin hop taste is the finish... light to medium mouthfeel..

overall i expected a little bit more out of this brew, but still a very decent brew.. will definitely pick this up again.. solid IPA..


aval89, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of ITK4ever
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I can't believe I never reviewed my new go-to!!! Where do I start? I always always always have this in my fridge and it's the one craft beer that all my friends with no pallete can tolerate. Always the first to go at any party.

Very balanced IPA and you'll first notice from the pour. Good amber color...nothing out of the ordinary for an IPA. Nose is definitely hoppy. Excellent lacing and head holds true denoting quality ingredients. 60 minute is like Lay's Potato Chips...you can't do just one.

Like I said...righ now it's my go-to and since i'm from MD, and spend time in OC, DFH brew-pub is right up the street so there's a "locals" vibe to it.

ITK4ever, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of SpdKilz
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first of a couple new IPA's I picked up form a "new" store (to me) today.

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber color with about a finger of white head that dissipates somewhat slowly, leaving decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Heavy malts on the forefront, light floral and hop scents. Nothing really stands out here to be honest.

Taste - Malt in the initial sip which is balanced out by some light, semi-bitter grapefruit and hop flavors. Honestly, not bad. I was expecting a bit more of a 90 min style here (but not as in your face) but it actually is better than I thought.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light bodied, nice carbonation that adds a bit of prickle to the tongue.

Drinkability - Pretty sessionable. I actually may pick up a six pack of these in the future (bought a single).

SpdKilz, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of AmberMan22
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had heard so much about dogfish head that I figured I should try this, especially on tap. I will immediately come out and say I can only hope the 90 or 120 are much less disappointing.

While there was a great amount of lacing, 60 Minute pours a fairly average shade for an IPA.

Smell was okay, but not as hoppy as I expected. Instead it was matched if not overpowered by the orange citrus smell.
Centennial and Noble hops come to mind, though I'm trying to learn how to distinguish.

Taste again, was pretty good. All the aforementioned smells appear here, but it just seems like a fairly weak IPA overall.

Mouthfeel was obviously disappointing. Felt thin and watery....what the hell happened here?

Seems like a fairly simple drinking IPA, maybe a better entry-level beer for someone newer to craft brew.

AmberMan22, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeOne
2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This is an IPA? It looked like an IPA upon the pour. A golden amber with a decent head and nice lacing.

This is an IPA? You could have fooled me. Where is the citrus, pine, and/or grapefruit? It had an herbal presence that hinted at an IPA but this brew was nearly all malt sweetness.

This seemed more like a malty pale ale to me. The biscuity malts coated my teeth and tongue. Yuck.

I'm glad I only bought one 12 oz.

BuckeyeOne, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of irishking1977
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden/amber/copper color with little head and mild lacing. Decent looking beer, despite the amount of rave reviews and mass attention this one gets. (So far the 90 minute IPA is one of my top 3 IPA's including Stone's Ruination and Hop Devil)

S: Citrus, yeast and an abundance of hops mild sweet caramel and pine. Hops are clearly less noticeable as they are in 90 minute or Ruination, but those are more robust IPA's. In addition, I think they are actually IDIPAs.

T: I wasn't at all disappointed with 90 minute, and the same goes for this one. Not as intense as 90 min, but still full of hoppy, malty flavor. Having a good malt background is essential to a good hoppy beer, and this one has it in spades. Moderate to intense hops bitterness lingers on the palate for quite some time, but is never overwhelming. An excellent example of what a good beer can truly be.

M: Above average carbonation, and a prickly, crisp hoppy sensation on the palate. Mildly oily and creamy, but oily moreso. To me, the two most important aspects of a beer, (taste and mouthfeel) are represented very well in this beer.

D: Very good drinkability, but they said that too much of a good thing, can be a bad thing. I doubt they were referring to this beer, though. Very tasty, very refreshing, just a pleasure to the palate.

irishking1977, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of HeroicDoses
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a muted copper from a bottle into standard pint glass. Has a thin hearty head with extensive lacing. Very well rounded IPA. The hops are pronounced, but not at the expense of subtlety. This results in an agreeable flavor that avoids the trap of overstayed aftertastes that I feel too many IPA's have. Drinkability is well above average, and the body is a lot lighter than you'd expect from an IPA. Another thing it does well is avoid the extra stickyness (in the finish) that you get from an IPA. Basically this beer is everything I like about an IPA, with all the stuff I normally don't like in an IPA taken out. Really enjoyed it. If your're in the mood for a nice hearty (while heady) IPA, then pick this up asap.

HeroicDoses, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of bourbonbock
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured my 12 oz bottle into a mug and received a golden copper color which appears quite clear but upon closer inspection there is some suspended yeast floating around. Lacing is sticky and plentiful as you can tell where i took long pauses in drinking it.

A. Excellent color and depth to the beer. 2 fingers of fluffy white head with excellent retention (well over 5 minutes). Seems to be a fair amount of carbonation rising in the glass which replenishes the head as it recedes.

S. Heavy hop smell, citrus, and earthy pine smell.

T. Excellent depth and retention of flavors on the tongue. Earthy, citrus, salty, sweet, nuts, and of course hops. The hop flavor isn't as strong as some ipa's but it has staying power with a long dry and pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

M. Even carbonation allows the flavor to move around the tongue and balances the flavor out nicely.

D. Give me another cause I'm almost done with this one.

bourbonbock, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of Spiekerbox
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Lighter copper-orange color, pours with a medium white head that clears in about a minute and sticks a lot to the edges of the glass.

S- Citrus hops and malt, not as strong of a smell as I expected compared to other Dogfish beers, such as the 90 minute.

T- More of a mild IPA, not as hoppy and bitter as many IPA's but there is still good hop flavor, other flavors are somewhat citrus and a decent malt presence.

M- Good carbonation, good body and smooth finish.

D- A very good IPA in my opinion, could drink many of these, different hop presence than i expected out of Dogfish as many of their beers are know for being very strong (as I love) but still a very good beer.

Spiekerbox, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of emmasdad
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color, with a decent cap of white foam. Aromas of piney/citrusy hops. On the palate, I get more of the above (although nowhere near that of the west coast IPAs I love) along with a bit of malt sweetness. Nothing special, but a good beer.

emmasdad, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of tronester
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear golden orange with a medium white head. Smell is lemon zest and ripened fruit. Taste is light in malt flavor, high in herbal piney hops. Very hop forward compared to the 90 minute ipa. Mouthfeel is good, medium carbonation. Drinkabilty is good I would get this again. A good ipa but not my favorite, I prefer more citrus flavors.

tronester, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of Banger530
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a golden yellow, maybe with a touch of orange.

S: I got notes of grapefruit with other citrus

T: Citrus flavor with a hoppy finish. Very well balanced

M: Nice amount of carbonation. Light to medium feel. Very nice.

D: Very drinkable. Went down easy. It would very possible to keep drinking it all night.

Banger530, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DFH 60 minute poured into a snifter

A: A transparent golden color, with a puffy, fluffy head. The head pours at two and a half finger. THe head quickly dissipates to a half an inch.

S: Aromas of grapefruit with a slight piney hop finish.

T: Grapefruit flavor with a hint of malt and a slightly grassy finish.

M: A very balanced and smooth mouthfeel of carbonation and body.

D: A very drinkable IPA. The flavors are subtle yet delicious. Making this beer easy to drink but very enjoyable.

SiepJones, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of dbossman
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear and golden with a slight orange hue; foamy 1-finger head with decent retention; great lacing

S: Subtle floral citrus and grapefruit aromas--actually grapefruit grows stronger on subsequent whiffs; there is an earthy grainy quality prevalent as well

T: This has a maltier backbone than most of the style, but the burnt roasted malts actually complement the subtle hop quality quite well

F: Very even mouth coat; carbonation is right on; I love how this beer sits on top of the tongue

D: A very drinkable IPA that I wish I could get more easily; a nice variation on the style

dbossman, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of jmich24
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle

A: Very light honey color. Quarter inch head dissipates fast. Lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Hope mostly citrus orange and grapefruit. Very floral.
T: Very nice IPA. Balanced yet hoppy. Lots of citrus especially orange and grapefruit.
M: Medium mouth feel, nice for the style.
D: Great drinkability. Super tasty, don't want to set it down. Can easily drink this all night long.

One of the top IPAs for me. Fresher the better. Good beer to get a buddy to enjoy try and IPA for the first time. Not overwhelming just outstanding.

jmich24, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of DNICE555
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at the B

A - Amber bottle thin lwhite head with marginal lacing

S - Citrus, floral, minor hop presence.

T - Citrus hoppy tones balanced out by a malty sweetness. A sharp finish.

M - Lighter bodied ipa with some nice pizzazz to it.

D - Very session able. Not aggressive in the least bit. A quality "starter ipa."

DNICE555, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of backfat
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had it on my buddies couch.
pours a slightly hazed apple juice yellow with a nice white two finger resting gently on top leaving ok lace after dissipation. the smell is citrusy and fruity with a lot of fresh floral notes surrounded by pine and citrus hops mostly and sugary sweetness. the taste starts with a tart sweetness engulfed in resiny pine hops throughout and a pleasant bitter finish that lingers nicely. faint malt as it warms. a solid sixer and definitely a go to beer if in a beer decision dilemma.

backfat, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This IPA is long over-due. Almost 500 reviews for me and almost 2000 reviews for DFH 60.

Bottle dated 1/4/10.

Served cold, 60 minute has a nice redish golden color with good clarity. The head is short-lived but leaves a little lacing behind.

Aroma is hoppy but not especially fresh. Sadly it's almost 4 months old. Still is has some tropical fruit and pine which is enjoyable.

Flavor is pretty good but not great. Unfortunately that's my first reaction. It has some good hop bitterness but an unexpected roasty quality. Toasted nuts, caramel, and hops. It's not especially hoppy for an IPA. A little disappointing.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Good balance and nice clean finish.

Overall, I wasn't sure what to expect but this was less than my expectation. Maybe I've had too many west-coast versions lately but this just doesn't seem to have the freshness that I expect in the style. I wouldn't hesitate to give this beer another try but I would assure it has less than two months on it. This one was past it's prime.

GilGarp, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of Thur123
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly orange golden yellow color with a healthy two fingers of thick dense head that fades pretty slowly. The smell is sweet fruity hops with a mild and some sweet smelling malt. A bit of orange and a lot of lemon come through. Nothing very pucker inducing but smells like a solid IPA.

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The flavor is well balanced malt and hops with the edge going to the hops. It's light but flavorful with a crisp clean finish. A bit of herbal hops come through in the end but the finish is still clean. The mouth feel on this brew is fine. Not too thin but would benefit from a bit more body. While not really a session beer, I find it an excellent session value.

Thur123, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - crystal clear orange with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring with good lacing.

S - A bit subdued. There are some delicate floral hops, a hint of citrus, and some toffee like malts.

T - Hops take a back seat on this one, with a big sweet toffee malt taste taking the lead, but still maintains a...

...M - Light body, lower carbonation, smooth across the palate, with some lingering hop bitterness through the aftertaste.

D - The light body and sweet malts really give it a great drinkability. Nothing overpowering, well balanced, pleasant to drink.

garuda, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of berpwillie
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is fantastic. not quite as fantastic as the 90 minute but none the less this is a great beer. pours a clear copper color with not too much head and a good bit of carbonation. The smell wasn't quite as potent as i thought it would be. Although the taste and the flavor ceretainly were. i would say that as far as the price and availability you can't get much better for your money.

berpwillie, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of elcapness17
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love this beer. A great all around IPA, and something that I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes Dogfish Head. Something that goes well with spicy foods, and my favorite experience with this has to be when I had hot wings with a bottle. Great hoppy flavor with pine strength all the way through, it's not the most drinkable but such a great example of how IPA's are supposed to be made: with tons of hoppy flavor.

elcapness17, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of lovindahops
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle into pint glass

A- pours a gorgeous golden color with great head. The foam on top almost makes the brew glow. Carbonation is fantastic

S- great scent of floral, piney, and citrus hops. There is a scent of sweet malt at the end. The brew lifts itself and creates the craving for an Am IPA

T- Sweetness meets bitterness. A butter flavor clashes with an earthy flavor. Grapefruit then fills in the rest. This brew exemplifies a drinkable IPA. It's so delicious

M- first light, then crisp, then a little creamy. A bitter taste remains at the end... which is what I like

D- this is the IPA's of American IPA's. The discipline and attention to detail, creates a beer that displays what crafted beers are all about. I would recommend this brew in two ways... 1. An intro to great crafted IPA's 2. A drinkable craft session. Great job DFH

lovindahops, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of Parrotbeak
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw with a quarter inch white head that remains.
Smell is sweet malts and surprisingly low hops. Grapefruit, orange, pineappple, and a little lemon. Unusual smelling IPA, but it's pretty good.
Taste is again sweet malts with the hops being quite subdued. The malts carry, becoming more bready with a subtle hint of caramel. Pineapple and apple, along with various other citrus hints. But this one is heavy on "red" fruits, which is interesting. Very slight bitterness near finish.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp and smooth. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is very good on this one. Relatively low ABV and a very interesting IPA that makes me curious to try again. Much better than the 90 Minute, as it's more balanced.

Parrotbeak, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of Lukecook
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear golden color, 1 finger of bubbly head that receeds to a thin foamy scum.

S- Citrus hops with a bready malt background.

T- A little fruity flavour, mild citrus hops, bready malt finish.

M- Crisp, clean, light bodied.

D- Great session beer, great beer to have on hand.

Lukecook, Apr 01, 2010
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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