1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

9,048 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,048
Reviews: 2,592
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 215
Gots: 1,082 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of 60 Minute IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,048 | Reviews: 2,592 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mphopkins99
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

Had this from a bottle at Fleming's Steakhouse in Tucson, AZ.

Pours a nice clear copper, marginal head and lacing

Smell is slightly citrus, with hint of sweetness

Taste was very well balanced. Bitter enough to let you know its an IPA but not overdone. Good warm alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel was good, smooth and reasonably thick.

Very drinkable, I enjoyed 3 with dinner. Would make a good session beer.

Wish this was available in St. Louis. Its a nice beer.

mphopkins99, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of GeoffM
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%

Appearance - Gold with an amber tint. Very clear, almost looks like a lager. Starts off with a nice rocky head that diminishes somewhat quickly.

Smell - Not overwhelmingly hoppy and not as hoppy as I have come to expect from an IPA. More piney than citrusy.

Taste - Pretty drinkable, though the hops are more apparent here than in the nose. Refreshingly piney hop flavor. Feels like it almost gains bitterness in the finish. Stays on the palate for a while. The alcohol is pretty apparent and it's only 6% abv.

Overall - Not bad. Nothing remarkable, but not bad. I look forward to their other IPAs, some time later.

GeoffM, Nov 17, 2008
Photo of BravoTwo
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

A - Nice clear amber with a diminshing white head

S - Nice floral hops with a good malty sweetness note. Very aromatic.

T - Hops and sweet floralness, Clean flavor profile that is appropriately uncomplicated. It is what it is, and it is good.

M - Clean and neat with good carbonation levels.

D - Nicely drinkable IPA, and a classic offierun from DFH.

BravoTwo, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of BucksBrew
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

A - Dogfish has just the clearness to their beers down. This is beautiful.

S - Great smell of a varity of hops.

T - Like you are being slapped in the faced with 20 ibu's of love.

M - Great flavor while not feeling to heavy.

D - I could have these everyday. But it is dinner beer. It need something to balance the bitter.

BucksBrew, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of BierFan
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a cervoise.

Appearance: Very nice copper/amber color with an off-white head.

Smell: Nice aroma of grapefruit from the hops.

Taste: More citrus and grapefruit in the taste. This is much more malty than other IPAs I have had.

Overall, I have to say this has to be my favorite IPA.

BierFan, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Had this at Neighbor's in Atlanta.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head sticks around for a while before receding into a patchy layer of bubbles on top and a medium-sized ring around the glass. Lacing is decent.

Smells of light grapefruit aromas and sweet malt. Nothing's too strong, but it's still inviting.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mild grapefruit joined by sweet malt up front, with a good amount of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is good. Good thickness and carbonation, very smooth.

Drinkability is very good. A very sessionable beer - the ABV is relatively low and the flavors are mild but well-balanced.

Overall this one never disappoints. Give it a shot if you haven't already.

glid02, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of markaberrant
4.05/5  rDev -1%

A - brilliantly clear, light orange colour, white head, good retention, and a bit of lace left behind.

S - clean, crackery malt, touch of caramel, light citrus hop aroma

T - good dose of juicy hop flavour to start and continues til the end, but never harsh or agressive, very smooth and clean. Malt profile has some light sweetness, and more of that crackery biscuit that shows up nicely in the finish. Hops are mostly citrus although I get a bit of pine in the middle. Bitterness is also quite smooth and not overly done. Good mix of malt, bitterness and drying alcohol in the finish.

M - med body, med light carbonation, finish is relatively dry and snappy.

D - exceptionally clean and smooth, hops are present, but do not overpower tasty malt backbone.

Extreme? No. Tasty? Hell yes, and downright sessionable in my opinion. In the race to make the hoppiest, most bitter IPA, some folks forget that it still has to be a good beer. Dogfish Head does it right.

Thanks to NASH for the bottle!

markaberrant, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of AgingWarrior
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Served in a pint glass, a orange gold color with a nice finger of foamy white head.

Smells like flowers and citrus fruit. The first whiff makes me want to gulp this brew.

Nice hoppy flavor with a tasty bitter finish. Just enough bitterness for an IPA, but not overpowering.

Nice and creamy mouth feel, smooth and full.

One of the most drinkable IPA's I've enjoyed. Left me wanting more.

AgingWarrior, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.05/5  rDev -1%

Pours a clear golden orange color with a pillow of white foam that hangs out there for a while. Aggressive hop aroma mixed with grass.

It is a very floral and spicy beer. It is not simply overloaded with hops, but it does have quite a bit of hop presence to say the least. The hops hit hard and then balance to near perfection with pale malts and a bit of bread as it dries out toward the finish. It starts crisp, and I would like it to stay that way, but the carbonation dies as soon as it hits your tongue. This is one I could have a few of.

HopEnthusiast, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of prsguitarsr4me
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Very good IPA - its a amber blonde color with a nice head and nice lacing. There is something sharp in the smell that I don't like -- but its not in the taste - its tastes great. Mouthfeel isn't as full as I'd like - its a little thin, but good nonetheless. Easy and enjoyable drinker that has a lot of flavor. I like the Stone IPA the most, but this is quite good.

prsguitarsr4me, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of dancinwillie
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%

pours a light amber, with a dense, small white head, that drops slowly to a covering.

a little oily citrus hop aroma, as well as light pine. A pronounced bready malt smell also. Very faint overall on the aroma.

Hoppy, citrus and piney. But also some grassy, floral, and herbal flavors. Reminds me of a English style IPA. Restrained and dignified, but hoppy as hell anyway. Malt is present, but somewhat in the shadows. Still, very balanced really, if not leaning a bit in the hops direction, but after all, this is an IPA. So balanced for the style, I guess.

Mouthfeel is good. right between thick and thin, a little creamy, a little chewy, dry finish, and just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, a simple treat. This is not the "wow" beer that will blow you away. Look to the 90, 120, or something else if that's what you're after. But, if you're feeling like I was tonight, get a beer full of flavor, with minimal ABV that you can drink steady. I'm going to go enjoy another 60 minute IPA right now!

dancinwillie, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of kzoobrew
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a hazy sort of orangeish amber color. Big fluffy white head with decent retention. Slight lacing but what is there is sticky.

Hop aroma is noticeable, as it should be. Aroma is of the cirtic and floral variety. Sweet malty smell hanging out in the back.

While the beer i am drink is not quite as fresh as maybe it "should" be the hop bitterness is still noticeable. Citrus bitterness and hops come of ever so oily. Malt back as sweetened the beer up with the age on it. Different flavor compared to fresh yet still enjoyable.

Mouth feel is medium and crisp. Finishes somewhat dry.

Very enjoyable and super easy to drink.

kzoobrew, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of mugglesandhops
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Great beer from the dogfishy's

A- Little Cloudy copper color with a decent head on it, good lacing as I drank it down

S- Hoppy, piney

T- more hops, pine

M- Good mouthfeel...much easier to drink than the 90 or 120

D- I could drink this everyday...great example of an ipa

mugglesandhops, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of ncbeermonger
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%

good beer, like the 60 min, LOVE THE 90 MIN!

Pours well into my trusty sam Adams glass, has decent head

The smell is good, hops, and more hops

The taste is good, this is a pretty good IPA

The mouthfeel is good, I like the 90, ad 120 better, but then I am a hop head, so What do you expect?

This is a very drinkable IPA, it is avaliable just about everywhere, pick it up, and enjoy!

ncbeermonger, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of Shadman
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Thanks to Bobsy for shipping this safely acroos the Canadian Shield and the prairies.

Tough to find fault appearance wise. Frankly exceptional in ever regard in this dept.

Citrus and pine aroma in near perfect balance with sweet malt. This is a gooder me thinks.

Shoots and scores! Every thing I ( key word..lol) like in an IPA american or otherwise is featured here. Hopped very nicely, but not at the expense of everything. Sweet, oily, bitter all in a very nice balance. Hop sticks to the palate, but in a tea-like bitterness after a minute or two.

Well balanced in terms of body and carbonation.

To be perfectly honest, i could drink these like I use to pound Molson Canadian's.

Shadman, Nov 03, 2008
Photo of wheatyweiss
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a golden yellow with a very persistent head. Very nice lacing and continuously rising bubble of carbonation make this a nice looking beer.

Smell is reaching out from the glass on my desk. The aroma is hops upfront, piney and earthy they are inviting me to drink now and ask questions later. Caramel notes ride the back of the hops.

Flavor is strong malty backbone. The malt is biscuit and bread with dark caramel dripping off the sides. There is a nice cream flavor that accompanies the caramel malt. Hops are very well represented, but not overpowering as the grain bill in this beer keeps up with the hops. Hops are piney and citrus at the same time, there is a nice bitterness here that is quite nice.

I really like where this beer is going. I have had the 120 minute and it was even better, but I have not formally reviewed it. This beer has a nice strong hop hit, but the hops are not the only flavor in the beer. There is a very good malt representation here, and it is nice.

wheatyweiss, Nov 01, 2008
Photo of smanders
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%

Enjoyed from the tap at the Dogfish Head Alehouse - Gaithersburg, MD

Appearance: Hazy golden color with lots of effervescence. Thick head with nice lacing.

Smell: Citrus and pine up front with a little sweetness in the background.

Taste: Great balance. Lasting spice of the hops is pleasant without overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Average. Goes down easily...sometimes too easily.

Drinkability: High. This is a nicely-priced, well-made IPA which is becoming available just about everywhere. Whether from the bottle or the tap, give DFH 60 minute a run. It won't disappoint.

smanders, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of nc41
2.03/5  rDev -50.4%

Recently revisited this Ale, after a fairly long layoff. Pours ok, the nose is a chocolate stout, bitter coffee, decent head. A very strange nose. the first hit on the taste buds is coffee, ending bitter like an IPA should. Half way thru the head is completely gone, no lacing at all, it looks like it's been sitting overnight, and went stale. After living off other IPA's , definitely a dissappointing brew. Advertised as a cask ale. I'll pass on this one in the future, the heavy coffee influence is definitely a turn off.

nc41, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

The provincially-run LCBO has broadened its horizons lately and this is one more good American import that's finally easier to come by. Poured a shade or two lighter than bronze, clear with orange hilights after it settled into the glass, short lived off-white head. A ring remained and a bit of lacing, carbonation was fleeting. Swirling the ale brings back a thin, active surface film as well as bringing out a sharp citrus smell, almost lemon lime, big hoppy aroma. The hops are very apparent again in the mouth with a lively sharpness and mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. While I really like the hop presence, there's a dryness that takes away from the overall effect, not as well rounded as another recent import into these parts. But overall, do partake and enjoy, this is a huge world of difference from what passes for an IPA in Ontario. Thanks to the good folks in Delaware for taking the trouble to export your beer to these parts.

ThatWineGuy, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of tadowdaddy
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

A: Golden copper color with thick white head that stays throughout the entire beer. Laces very well.

S: Smells wonderful. Floral scent with a background full of hops.

T: Taste is outstanding. A bit of a floral taste when entering the mouth with an outstanding bitter hoppy aftertaste.

M: Great carbonation, leaves a wonderful aftertaste in the mouth.

D: A great beer to drink if you love IPA and are looking for a beer that you can drink in sessions. It's VERY easy to drink 4 of these in one session!

tadowdaddy, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of Larrytown
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

This beer pours a nice bronze with a small short-lived head. The nose has hints of hops and sweetness, but not as much as I expected.

Goes down pretty smooth. The hops are present, but not overwhelming. Crisp feel in the mouth but a nice weight too. I could see having a few of these, I suppose, but I probably won't be racing out to the store to pick up a sixer.

Larrytown, Oct 24, 2008
Photo of sethmeister
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

One and a half fingers of fluffy long-lasting offwhite head topping a crystal clear golden-copper body with bubbles continually rising from the floor of the glass. Plenty of lace left behind.

Light citrus and pine scent.

Citrus (especially grapefruit) and malt sweetness with definite lingering pine taste at the end. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with perfect amount of carbonation. Nice bitter finish leaves me wanting another sip.

One of my favorite IPAs. Creamy, balanced, eminently drinkable, hops are not overwhelming and there are no picky or biting qualities; even the appearance of this beer is impressive. Bet this would be exquisite with bleu cheese...

sethmeister, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of ph2001
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%

12oz bottle in pint glass

a true golden color, completely transparant. there is one finger of head that settles down quickly. it smells bready and thick, but still rather mild. some piney hops and a sweet maltiness catch the nose too. it is smooth and bubbly, light hops, malty, and sweet. it finishes with a certain thickness to it.

ph2001, Oct 19, 2008
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.05/5  rDev -1%

Bought a single of this for $1.69.

Tried a lot of other Dogfish Head's stuff, including the 90 minute IPA, but never this original one. A very bubbly orange color in the glass with a nice hoppy aroma. Taste is pretty good, ncie and hoppy but not overdone at all. Seems a little boring to me, which is surprising from DFH. Might crack into the top 5 IPA's I've had but it's close... It's a great beer but I was expecting better to be honest.

oriolesfan4, Oct 15, 2008
Photo of philbe311
4/5  rDev -2.2%

A - Effervescent and lively two fingers of white head... Pale golden straw color with orange hue highlights... Light carbonation that is both slow and distinctive... Good lacing and solid head retention...

S - Hello to the sweet smell of citrus hops... Additionally sweetness is evident from fruit and malt undertones... Not overpowering, but a nice and slightly complex aroma all the way around...

T - Quick hit of citrus, followed by a lot of piney hops... Grains follow and the finish has hints of pepper present...

M - Light, creamy, and luscious... Good lively carbonation on the tongue... Crisp and highly refreshing...

D - Great IPA... Easy drinking... It's hoppy, but far from overdone... Solid, sip after sip... It should be noted that this brew also provides an incredibly solid value proposition...

philbe311, Oct 14, 2008
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,048 ratings.