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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,008 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,008
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 279
Gots: 1,814 | 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 rhong187
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on tap in a pint glass

A - hazy light orange, with about a finger and a half of head.

S - pine, with a light citrus finish

T - crisp and refreshing, with a slight bitterness that hits you up front from the hops. don't pick up too much alcohol at all

M - nicely carbonated, matches perfect with the wings I'm having..

I'm not an IPA person for the most part, but this is one IPA that I'll always reach for. Go buy a pint, 6 pk, or a case... it's a keeper

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

From Notes. 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

It pours a nice amber color, leaning towards golden with a nice subtle foamy head. It smells nice, lots of hops, pine with mild citrus notes. The flavor follows the nose and doesn’t disappoint, nice hoppy flavor without being too bitter and is complimented by mild citrus and pine flavors with mellow nutty notes as well. It goes down smooth and makes for a really nice IPA.

Verdict: All around well made beer. It won’t knock your socks off but makes for a really great beer that is widely available. Definitely worth getting.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got a chance to give this a go after having it on my "to do" list of beers for a long time! I didn't expect it to be as intense as the higher numbered IPA's and sure enough, that was the case here. No hop bombs or intense aftertastes here! Instead, this beer was beautifully balanced and not too strong in the alcohol department; making it an IPA that served as a textbook example of the style!

Nice pour to this, with a bright apricot hue and a great head. The lacing didn't match but that was more than made up by the mouthfeel of this beer. Nicely balanced and with a consistency that was quite oily and resiny. The hops were present, but not overpowering, and the grapefruit, pine, and earthy notes blended together nicely. The back had a subtle hop burn without requiring a glass of water to wash it down. The suds-like appearance of the head was enough to show that the carbonation was on the mark as well, as this beer was a bit lighter to the taste than just about any IPA that I've ever had.

I couldn't taste the alcohol in this and even though it's not a true session beer, this would be easy to enjoy multiple time in one sitting. This isn't like its West Coast counterparts but if I had never tried an IPA before, this would be the one I'd ideally start with. It wasn't metallic, too dry, or enough to knock me into next week. Understated can be great and his beer is proof of that. Why haven't you seen it for yourself?

Photo of tzieser
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottled on 8/30/11. poured into a sam adams perfect pint glass.

a: pours cystal clear golden in color with a whispy white head that simmers into a thin lacing. doesn't look crazy but it still looks yummy to me.

s: nice hop aromas. pine and citrus hops take up most of the nose on this one. since it's relatively fresh, this has a pretty strong smell to it.

t: i was craving hops and glad i chose this. impressive hop profile with flavors of citrus, pine and subtle floral undertones. malts are not nearly as present as i remember. did dogfish head boost up this recipe a bit? color me impressed.

m: nice, smooth mouthfeel.

i wonder what happened to my old review for this? oh well. this was a pleasure to try again and it makes me wonder why i don't buy this stuff more often. this just goes to show you that you don't need a be a hyped up, small-time craft brewery to put out a good quality IPA in large quantities. recommended.

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

I'm not sure what's happened to my palate over the last year. I'm almost positive I did not used to like Dogfish 60 or 90 about a year ago...well, things have changed.

Light orange look, sticky head that leaves plenty of lacing througout...very clear, no clouds in this one.

Crisp, earthy hop scent...gettin pine, some grapefruit maybe...a sweet biscuity smell as well.

Pine taste up front, chased immediately by citrus and malt...certainly not a sweet IPA...a bit bitter...but quite refreshing.

This beer is dry...and oily...at the same time. Let's call it droily shall we? Finishes quite well. One of those beers that you immediately want another sip of right when you put it down.

This is a very good IPA. A bit overpriced in my opinion, but certainly a beer you'd go back to again.

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

A - Cloudy, orange colour. One finger of fluffy white head with reasonable retention. Spots of lacing follow.

S - A lot of citrusy hop character here. Orange and grapefruit, but also some caramel maltiness.

T - The same citrus fruit, pine and some biscuity malt in the middle.

M - Smooth meduim body, good carbonation.

O - A refreshing, balanced IPA. Good example of the style without any harshness.

Photo of ahq514
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

Huge initial head on the pour. A really nice golden color with a slight red hue. Head doesn't diminish too quickly at all. A very nice one finger head seems to stick around for awhile. Seems to have light to moderate carbonation. Nice lacing sticks around for awhile.

Pulling all sorts of hop aromas from this baby. Getting a burst of citrus first followed by an intense floral hop aroma. This is accented by a little bit of sweet malt in the background. The citrus and floral hop aromas work really well together in this one.

A lot less intense than I anticipated from the aroma. A very mildly bitter IPA. This would be a good IPA for someone who doesn't love bitter hops. The intensity of the aroma isn't in the flavor. It's there, the citrus and especially the floral hops, but not as much as in the aroma. The malt comes through a little bit more. The malt especially comes through first and then the hops come in for a short lived bite.

Nice body on this one, medium. Lighter carbonation.

Overall a nice beer. Like I said before, a good introductory IPA, not very bitter or intense. However the aroma and taste indicate a good amount of citrus and floral. Thank you dry hopping.

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

A: clear amber with a fizzy head that goes quickly, leaving a slightly sticky lacing

S: smells like floral and citrus hops and sweetness

T: mostly hops for bitterness and citrus flavors, some malt, and quite a bit of sweetness - pretty sweet for an IPA

M: almost medium body - good for an IPA. Solid carbonation brings out the hops but allows for drinkability.

O: great IPA, can't believe I've never had this one. It's so readily available that I pass it up every time. Would be great to just drink and sit out on the porch.

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

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. Overall, its as advertised a very good IPA.

Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light amber with a hint of yellow. There is a half finger of off white head and solid retention.

Smell: Citrus hops with a hint of apricot and some malt.

Taste: Citrus peel bitterness dominates. Very smooth with a nice malt backbone that balance things out well. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good go to IPA. Always nice to see this at a sports bar. Smooth with a very good bitterness level.

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.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 10,008 ratings.