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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,017 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,017
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 280
Gots: 1,835 | 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 BeerCon5
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy amber color with a good amount of white foamy head, good retention.

The scent is of floral hops, yeast, and tea.

The taste was of slightly bitter floral hops, citrus, there is some yeast notes also.

Light bodied, smooth and sort of oily, moderate carbonation.

This was a pretty good IPA, there was good flavor and it was refreshing and pretty light making it very easy to drink.

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

A pint glass at Champions during the Ravens game.

A: The IPA ia a coppery caramel color, light enough to be translucent. A white head, no more than a quarter finger came with the ale and it quickly disappeared.

S: The nose is caramel malty with a citrusy grapefruit follow-through. Even when cold, the hops wiggle through.

T: A malt-driven IPA regardless of the hop addition, this one can't shake its caramel flavors. The hops are stronger near the end, when they are finally able to make their way through the malts. The citrus isn't overwhelming, just a strong compliment to the malts.

M: The mouthfeel is more malty than not although the citrus bitterness does come on strong near the end.

D: At 6%, this is an easy beer to drink. Funny how time and experience changes things though; this beer isn't nearly as hoppy as I remember.

Photo of avalon07
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice, sweet smell of hops, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of hops (of course), pineapple, sweet malt, and a hint of caramel. Not exactly a groundbreaking flavor, but very well done and tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: It's easy to see why this is DFH's best selling beer. It goes down easy and is immensely drinkable.

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

One of my favs from Dogfish Head.

Ditto to the other great reviews.

A perfect balance of malt and hops without the overpowering "overdone-ness" of many IPAs.

Simple sweet hay notes with some nice summer fruit.

The hops tend to roll in the mouth with nice complexity.

Very drinkable and low enough ABV to have more than one.

Photo of soju6
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Maggies on the River in Watertown, NY.

A: Served a nice copper color, nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: primarily a piney aroma with a trace of citrus, interesting.

T: Starts with a tart mixture of pine & citrus. A hint of malt & caramel with a bitter finish that is quite dry. A slight piney aftertaste. A lot going on here.

F: Medium body, well balanced, no trace of the 6% ABV.

D: Good drinker. Very flavorful. A good IPA to compare others to.

Photo of camp0474
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice clear gold color with a frothy off-white head that lingers (retained head in glass whole time while drinking it). Nice lacing from the head remains.

S: Mild citrus hops, like pineapple, and some piney hops with a strong sweet malt backbone.

T: Sweet pineapple citrus hops with a hint of pine resin. Sweet malt makes it's appearance and provides a solid balance.

M: Lots of very fine carbonation... smooth not crispy.. Solid medium body. Goes down very smooth and almost feels creamy from the fine carbonation. {After further reading found out this is bottle conditioned, the mouthfeel was very similar to cask beer... great and smooth.}

D: Very well balanced and goes down smooth and easy. No extreme bitterness on the finish like some IPA's. Very drinkable. Why can't we get this in MN?!

Add a new favorite IPA to the list.

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

From a bottle to a pint glass...
Pours a light copper orange color with a loose bubbly head that left some lacing.
Smells of sweet caramel, citrusy hops and grapefruit.
Tastes of lemon and pine, sweet malt with a perfect lingering bitterness.
Feels medium bodied, super smooth and leaves the mouth dry.
Top notch beer it's balanced one of the best.

Photo of Star80
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Dogfish Head for date coding your beers! This one was brewed on 8/11/10, about a month and a half ago. Pours out a deep gold, somewhat thin head and with decent carbonation. Looks like an average IPA to my eyes. The smell is of hops hops and more hops. I've always said, Dogfish Head uses some wild ass hops in their beers and this is no exception. (Also call me crazy, in my clean glass I got a weird wet dog smell.) Gosh, what the heck are these hops that make it taste so different, almost like some kinda tropical fruit? Not so much piney, but more pineapple! Let me tell you, it is different. And, it is good. The mouthfeel is somewhat heavy, this is a rich beer, but not too much cause it is pretty darn drinkable. There is some maltiness in there but for the style it doesn't stick out much, which is about how I expect it.

Photo of ADZA
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a light golden hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head and sporadic lacing here and there,the smell consists of aromas of hay,sweet pineapple and sweet caramel,it has a rather nice mouthfeel which is thicker than it looks and really coats the mouth with tastes of pineapple,citrus,caramel candy and finishes with a bittersweet finish almost like sugar on lemons but i find it finishes more sweet than bitter and overall its a really nice easy drop to drink.

Photo of codewarrior
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from a 6 pack, poured into a pint glass

A: Golden, with lots of foamy, thick head.

S: Hops! Hops! (no shocker here)

T: Nice hops, nice balance, nice finish. Little more biter-side of balance at 60 IBU than the 90-minute at 90 IBU .... which is surprising.

F: Light and crisp. Good every-day IPA if your palate (and wallet) can take it.

D: The biggest problem with this beer, is that it's not as good as the 90-minute IPA. Seriously, that's pretty much the only problem with it.

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

Had this on tap for the first when I went out to dinner last night. Very satisfying!

A- Very pale golden color. About a two finger sized head. Doesn't look too special but doesn't look bad at all. Left a good lacing on the glass.

S- Smells amazing! Very strong hop smell, a bit spicy, with a noticeable hint of citrus. My friend said she could smell it from across the table.

T- This beer tastes fantastic. Hops, citrus, and some fruitiness can all be tasted. Crazy bitter after taste. Very well balanced brew.

M- Decent carbonation, and pretty damn refreshing.

D- I could defiantly (and plan on) drinking these all night long.

Over all i loved this beer. Still new to the world of craft brewing, but this is one of my favorites so far. Can't wait to try the 90 minute IPA.

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

A- light copper see through body with a white 2 inch head some lacing
S- fresh grassy hops very piny very spicy
T- again hops shoot right at you very aggressive spicy grassy hops not in an overwhelming sense in a very balanced tasty sense nice malt backbone to this , really fresh tasting, always a plus when drinking an ipa.
M- as it should be oily good carbonation
D- perfect american IPA your go to one , youll never tire of this.

Photo of SamuelJackson45
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A very clean filter light amber look.

S- alittle citrus aroma and sweetness.

T- A Light citrus flavor sweet and malty.

M- Wet creamy. Sweet and citrus from the hops.

D- Well Let see how the 90min taste. Should be much stronger. This is a very easy IPA to start for newbies. Since I been drinking a few IPA's this is a let down for me. Wont be my goto IPA by any means.

Photo of CBOLAND17
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those beers that you dont ever forget. As soon as i opened the bottle the first scent that i detected was not beer, but hops. it smelled like i had a handful of fresh Cascade hops, not a beer. And then came the first sip..it even tasted exactly like hops. This is by far the hoppiest beer that i have ever had and it isnt the regular type of hoppiness. its a fresh zesty hoppiness as opposed to the regular bitter undertone that other beers have. The maltiness was also at a careful balance, but nothing compares to those hops!

Photo of heebes
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a medium amber colour, thin head & minimal retention. Deep cloudy appearance.

Caramal malt hints, scents of fruit and citrus. A stong herbal ale smell.

A bold taste to begin, mellows out with the citrus' hoppy flavour. Highly enjoyable, pleasurable aftertaste. Certainly brewed with the hops in mind, does a great job and is tops in the IPA style.

Leaves a heavy but smooth mouthfeel. This particular bottle is aged almost a year and has settled down considerably from it's fresh state.

Overall ease of consumption: high!
It does have a sense of stong alcohol but the brewery made a fine example of a sessionable 6% beer. I would (and have) gladly crack another.

Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells delicious hits you with a really rich hop smell full of citrus fruits tropical fruits grapefruit and a bit of pine in the back. You can also smell the rich amount of English Barley they use. Taste is like the smell. A lot of malted barley with an amazing balance of citrus, tropical, grapefruit and some piney hops. Somewhat lighter in color than the 90 minute but that is probably because of the way the barley is roasted and the amount thrown in.

Some people say this needs more hops but that is because the balance is unreal and as Sam Calagione says the continually hopping is unique to the style and that it adds more of a hop taste and smell without being too crushingly bitter... It's still bitter though so it definitely won't disappoint hop heads.

You should really just buy it as fresh as you can and let it warm a bit then the hop bitterness comes more into play. I can't wait till I have this on tap one day to taste the difference. I'm drinking a very fresh one though bottled on 9/03/2010 so I'm reviewing it at the peak of it's freshness that you could probably get in the bottle.

All in all Dogfish Head is worth all the hype especially if you know the difference between a craft beer and a fizzy yellow beer. If you know the difference than you would know that this is some really good stuff. Again great job Sam.

Photo of dogger6253
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A clear, amber body sits under a large, white head that is very foamy and very long-lasting. As it falls it leaves beautiful lacing behind. A fair amount of carbonation continually rises to the top.

The nose is a faint floral aroma with hints of grapefruit coming through nicely. Flavor is very bready with a bit of a hop bite. A little citrus, more grassy.

The key word for this beer is balance. All the elements are in harmony, working with each other to make a beer that is both interesting for the advocate, but simple and welcoming to the average beer drinker. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who didn't enjoy this beer. It's bitter while being sweet, it's light and crisp while being creamy and robust. This is a real winner.

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

12oz. Bottle Poured a perfectly clear straw gold with a 1 finger eggshell white head. It diminished slightly to a half finger and got nice and creamy. Looks more like a pilsner than an IPA. A ton of carbonation coming up from all over the glass. The head stuck on here throughout. Stayed nice and creamy. Smells very grassy. This grassy/earthiness is followed by a small touch of citric hops towards the end. The strong grass is slightly off putting but as it warms it mellows and there's more citrus coming forward. As it warms more I can smell the caramel maltines coming through as well. Taste is good. Different than what I thought it'd be from the smell. There's a good hop bite up front followed by a piney bitterness that makes its appearence during the swallow. A very solid malt backbone lasts throughout the drink to balance everything nicely. Every now and then I can pick up some alcohol in my nose and throat. The mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied. Coats the mouth with every sip. Drinkability is up there. It's easy drinking. Good mouthfeel and balanced.

Photo of legatovibrato24
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

After searching for months and months, sampling and buying sixers of india pale ales, I finally arrived at a favorite. Yes, the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. I first tried the 90 minute IPA, however its higher alcohol content and differing mouthfeel disappointed me.

Starting off with an amber colored pour and a head that lasts quite a while for an IPA, this beer shows promise. I can't find any other way to describe the smell, other than to say it smells like Earth. Good Earth. Like the rich soils of an open field just after the rain, or even that dirt and grass stain on your jeans after you trip on a root walking down a trail. It really does smell like our provider.

From an IPA drinkers point of view, it is very well balanced. Granted an IPA drinker will be leaning for a hops centered beer, this one still has the malt and smooth to oppose the hard first bite. The head lingers as a fine layer after its original dissipation, as carbonation streams from the bottom seeming to fuel this lasting layer.

The malt that balances off the hops ever so slightly is cannot even be categorized as traditional malt at all. It is difficult to describe, as it almost seems like the different species of hops used balance themselves. Very eerie.

This is not a good beer to convert a bud miller coors type, however if you are into IPA's and craft beers, not trying this brew would be doing a disservice to yourself and your tastebuds!

Photo of culver501
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pale yellow, great carbonation, white head, good lacing

S-citrus, lemon, orange, piney hops

T-crisp, bitter, really beautiful hops, some citrus still, mellows a little and then back to a more subdued and sweeter hop taste

M-clean, slightly resinous, carbonation really complements the rush of hops at first taste

D-About as drinkable as they come, I kind of go back and forth whether this is overrated or sublimely solid and worth the hype, perhaps somewhere in the middle

Photo of AITCTKD170
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This being my first review - I wanted to start with this exceptional brew. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Golden honey colored with a one finger off white head. Smells floral, citrusy and piney. Initially a little intimidating. Upon tasting this brew it is very balanced. I enjoyed the strong hop flavor, but finishes smooth with a sweet malt character. A truly balanced and refreshing taste. This is the best IPA I,ve ever tasted! I definately recommend this to anyone who loves IPA or is trying IPA for the first time. It is a great session beer that can be enjoyed over and over again!

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

Golden-orange color, just a touch of haziness. Lots of fine bubbles. Creamy head, leaves a really nice lacing on the glass.

Grassy hops, slight floral/citrus, sweet bready malts.

Grassy hops up front, slight floral, a little grapefruit, touch of piney. Malt balance it very well, sweet biscuity with a little honey. There some topical fruit in the middle, also I could detect some hint of fresh coffee. Very smooth with slight robust aftertaste. Body is medium to light, but kind of creamy. Carbonation is very nice.

Highly drinkable. Easy drinking, has a nice hoppy flavor, well balanced. Just an awesome IPA.

Photo of n00tz
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Energetic carbonation inside a pale golden body topped by a 1-finger off-white head.

S - Molasses/dark-honey with citrus and florals right off the bat. Toasty. Nothing to suggest harsh hops.

T - Sweet woody front with a powerful bitterness of piney hops. Lacks the sweet of the nose.

M - Wonderfully crisp, with belgian stylings to a classic style.

D - A good friend of mine brought a case to share for my birthday without notice. I was knocking them back one after another as if I wasn't able to find these anywhere else. If you love an IPA, and you enjoy belgian styles as well, this is a brew you'll find solace in.

Photo of Kooz
2.57/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

"The continually hopped" IPA was left at my house by Big, so I thought I'd give it a quick review.

It looks like Budweiser, only a little darker. No head, no lacing. Boring.

Smells hoppy. I'll admit, hoppier beers are growing on me. I've never been a fan, but I may be turning into one. This one may be a bit too hoppy for me, and I can tell that by the smell.

Tastes okay. Too hoppy for me personally, but there's another taste in there that's alright. Still, it's a bit too bitter.

Mouthfeel isn't impressive to me. It's way too carbonated to the point where it stings the tongue.

I'll pass on this next time. I hear a lot about this beer, and I am guessing it gets high marks from others on this site (I don't read ratings before reviewing), but it seems like a lot of hype to me.

Photo of claybeer
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours crystal clear. It has a perfectly golden brass color and the white head hangs out around one finger thick. The nose has a lot of citrus grassy notes with some tart bitterness. It drinks a little tight with bittering hops at first, after that it opens up to a softer more floral taste. The finish is very mild and easy but there is some sour lemon that makes me thirsty for more. Some of the tart and sour notes distracts from the drinkability but with every sip my palate seems to expect it making it easier. I wish I had a second bottle.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 10,017 ratings.