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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,152 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,152
Reviews: 2,598
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 218
Gots: 1,127 | 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)
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Photo of weiserr
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden poppy; a powder white halo crowns this offering. One-quarter stick maculation; a stiff, retreating head and carbonation complete the cipher of liquid sustenance.

Smell is an interesting mix of pine needles, grass, roasted nuts and buttermilk biscuits.

Aggressive pine character and toasted malt. Hints of grapefruit and pineapple. Slightly warming alcohol effect - surprising, given the relatively low ABV for an IPA. Still, it's good. This is one buttery mother. Stout body and nice carbonation.

Dogfish Head has yet to disappoint me. This one has been a staple for awhile, and will continue to be. Hopefully, being featured in chain restaurants like Ruby Tuesday's will get more people interested in the world of craft beer.

Solid Effort.

weiserr, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of SIRIUS2
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow, clear, with a nice looking uneven white head. Good head retention with clingy, heavy lacing. Very attractive to look at.

S: Smells of fresh floral hops with a sharp citrus kick. The hops smell very fresh and it's hard to get anything else beyond them.

T: Oh, baby! Those wonderfully perfumed hops are resting gently on a bed of fine pale and caramel malts. Everything comes together wonderfully for a malty grapefruit sort of flavor with a quick clean finish, lingering just a bit with hop bitterness.

M&D: This is so far one of the smoothest, creamiest IPAs I have ever had. The carbonation is fine but plentiful which contributes to a lightness on the tongue. However there is a fantastic creamy texture that arises in the mouth that just makes this slide down so smooth! Love it! Would drink this anytime and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fresh hops.

SIRIUS2, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of billybob
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a light amber with a small off white head with a moderate lace retention. fruity and strong pine and citrus nose. slightly sweet biscuit malt, citrus, piney hop oil aftertaste. mouthfeel is light, carbonation ok. nice tasting but a session beer.

billybob, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of Dukeofearl
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle purchased from Merchant Fine Wine in Dearborn Heights, MI. for $1.99 in March 2008.

Pours a dark copper color with a pleasant white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation.

Aroma is piney hops with a whiff of graprefruit. Also light sweet notes.

Flavor is biscuity notes and a very strong piney hop ending. Not quite the real "chewing on a tree" time tar hops, but certainly down in that part of the hop spectrum. Very good flavor.

Sharp, crisp, full mouthfeel. It's weakest point is that the nature of the hop profile makes where I wouldn't want to drink much of this at one sitting.


Dukeofearl, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of americanwolfdrea
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was another beer that I tried at a trade show. It had a nice deep tan color and a pleasant aroma. A nice head formed on the beer and it lasted through my drinking of it. It had a bit of a strong taste but not overpowering. It didn't have a pronounced hops/wheat/barley flavor, just a nice combination of them all. I do prefer the brewery's 90 minute IPA more so, but this pulled a close second.

americanwolfdrea, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of charlzm
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on 04/03/08.

Slightly hazy butterscotch-hued fluid. Plenty of carbonation of the sparkling wine variety. Nice white head.

Aroma is clean and hoppy (herbs, citrus) with a touch of sweet malt.

The first sip is all oxidization which oddly disappears after that first taste. Huh. Anyway, sweet malt (caramel?) with some bitter hoppiness at the end. Something Belgiany in there as well, sort of phenolic: a yeast artifact? Has subtle touch of the the typical DFH "house" flavor - slightly medicinal maple syrup klinda thing that I actually quite like. Bitterness does not linger long on the finish.

Dry, slightly parching on the tongue.

Well balanced, overall, but the 90 Minute IPA has a surprisingly surperior drinkability over this one.

charlzm, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of dhd1491
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium head with creamy bubbles on pour. Dies down quickly leaving some lace on sides of glass, and white foam covering. Deep gold amber appearance. Wonderful sour floral hops aroma. Sweet cream, butter and grapefruit-citrus at first, then sour hops and malt, leaving mellowly bitter, coppery afterglow.

This is a really nice IPA for those that love the hops (like me). Well balanced and not overpowering but with great hops character. Absolutely no "off" flavors.

There is a real danger of this becoming my everyday beer, displacing homeboy Sweetwater 420. I'll have to try Sweetwater's IPA for comparison.

dhd1491, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of jeremyd365
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a light copper and seemed pretty bubbly. The hop smells was definitely apparent but not overly so. The taste was very, very great. It went down smooth, ended very hoppy, and had no bite. It was a very drinkable beer. I'd have to say that this and Bell's Two-Hearted are my two favorite IPAs. I would definitely recommend this beer.

jeremyd365, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

Bottled 12/18/07

A: Pours a crystal clear, honey color with a thick and pillowy 2 1/2 finger head that leaves a lot of lacey sheets and spots in the glass. Lazy carbonation as well.

S: Nice aromas of cut grass, biscuit/toasted malt, citrus, and pine. Interesting to note, as the temp rises the aroma gradually takes on more cirtus and then more pine qualities.

T: Bitter, piney hops and toasted malt dominate. Also noticed were orange, caramel, toasted malt, grass clippings, and a touch of sweet pineapple.

M: Juicy and smooth at the onset. This becomes decidedly drier and spicier during the middle and finishing with a prickly, toasted, and peppery mouthfeel at the finish.

D: Very good and damn sessionable. This is a reliable classic

GbVDave, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange/amber with good fluffy white head. Smell is of spicy hops. Taste follows with good spice hop flavors and some citrus. OK flavor but lacking in bitterness. Very smooth mouthfeel, a little thicker and maltier than I expected with such a marketing emphasis on the hops. Mostly good spice in here with the malts. Very Very drinkable IPA. A mediocre beer, I would like a little more bitterness though. Defenitely a future go to for a session beer when I am at a gas station in nowhere, AK.

AKBelgianBeast, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of johnnyirishman
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pint glass.

Apperance- Clear golden copper color, with good head retention yeilding thin lacing

Smell- Floral, hop and citrius nose

Taste, Mouthfeel- Good balanced hop vs. malt taste with a medium body and carb

Drinkability- Very tasty beer, could be enjoyed back to back.

johnnyirishman, Apr 02, 2008
Photo of mnstorm99
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma and flavor stick together pretty well on this one, hops in the beginning are nice citrus, spicy bitterness with a nice malt backbone that balances this one out well. This is a solid IPA, but not quite up to the expectations I had, kind of above average to me, Don't get me wrong I could sit down and be very happy with a few of these, but I would pick up a few other IPA's before this one.

Edit: did the person below me say "Barilla spaghetti sauce jar"

mnstorm99, Apr 02, 2008
Photo of baos
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle into Barilla spaghetti sauce jar.

A: Beautiful light amber with 3 finger white head that dissipates to nice big bubbled film and a good collar. Lacing is also very nice all up and down the jar.

S: Smokey spicy hoppiness! Orange-cloverish.

T: Orange-clover mellow-smoky spicy hoppiness. yum!

M: preat-a-near-perfect son.

D: Very nice guzzler-face. yes!!!

baos, Apr 02, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear, bright golden-orange with a 1 finger fizzy, creamy head that dissipated soon after the pour. Visible carbonation was very strong and vibrant.

S: The nose bursts with fresh citrus, sweet pine and a caramel sweetness sneaking through the dominant hop aroma.

T: Caramel and pine dominant the initial flavor with a strong, vibrant carbonation that brings things to live. A sweet caramel presence is detected in the middle of the palate. The finish is a spicy carmamel sweetness followed by a big sharp citrusy and lemon hoping as well pine which was dry and floral on the fade.

M: tingly from the strong carbonation with warm caramel, dried citrus and pine coating the tongue.

D: A spicy caramel sweetness and the huge citrusy/pine hopping is made easy due to the continous intervals used during the boil that makes this a well rounded and seemless transition of flavor from start to finish. Nice zesty hop zing.

beerthulhu, Apr 02, 2008
Photo of HardcoreKeith
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to try this on tap alongside the 90 minute IPA.

Both were approximately the same gold/amber color. The 60 smelled of floral hops. Upon taking a sip I found it to be a well-balanced standard IPA with a good dose of hop bitterness, but the flavor of hops really comes through well in the taste as well. There's a little citrus or grapefruit in there too. The 60 min IPA tastes a lot like the 90, just, less so. It's a really well balanced and a delicious beer overall.

HardcoreKeith, Apr 01, 2008
Photo of Jerico
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from a Riedel Vinium Bordeaux wine glass.

A - Crisp, clear coppery color with a small amount of head.

S - Orangey, kind of pungent. Inviting!

T - Orangey again, hoppy but not overly so. Leaves a bit of a citrusy aftertaste.

M - A bit heavy tasting.

D - Overall a decent beer. I'm not widely experienced in IPAs and found this one to be a bit less bitter than others I've tried, which makes for an easy drink. The aftertaste lingers a bit too long for me though.

Jerico, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of hdofu
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better then I was expecting considering I'm not really a IPA kind of beer drinker. This was more like a bitter though. The appearance was copper with a white foamy head. The smell was really hoppy with hints of pine and oranges. It had flavors both citrusy and bitter with an aftertaste of brown sugar. Goes through the mouth smooth. Overall this is the most drinkable IPA I have ever had.

Anyway between 60, 90 and 120 minute ipas, the 90 stands out as my favorite as it is more intense and flavorful then the 60 minute ipa, but the 120 minute ipa is almost too intense for everyday.

hdofu, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of toolbrew
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Beer is a clear copper color with a foamy white head.

Superb hoppy smell with hints of citrus and pine.

Fresh taste. Very well balanced. The hops are not overpowering. Fruity taste after the first several sips.

Nice in my mouth and feels great going down. The roof of my mouth is excited as the beer passes by.

Very drinkable. Excellent session beer. I could have several of these in a sitting.

toolbrew, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of Matty1918
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a decanr white head that leaves little lacing. A honey color IPA.

A nice floral aroma with citrus in the background. A fine hoppy IPA.

A nice tasting IPA. You have your IPA bitterness, a small hint of citrus, grapefruit.

A god mouthfeel. This is a good IPA. Another quality beverage from DogFish Head.

Matty1918, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of Rootdog316
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a golden copper and very consistent between bottle and tap, spot on for traditional style. A whipped creamy white head forms after pouring and chases the beer down to the bottom of the glass. Truly a sign of a world class beer. A beautiful waltz occurs between the rich malt and the hops. Spicy citrus, earthy, and conifer hop elements all exist here. The finish leaves the palate clean, dry, and crying out for another taste.

Rootdog316, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of ClashmoreMike
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Marked as "Bottled on 1/28/08."

Appearance = One finger of white head, which goes down to a thin lace for the duration. Beer has an amber color. Nice bit of carbonation bubbles rising.

Smell = Piney caramel. Sweetness. Some grapefruit. Hint of hops (thought it'd be stronger). As the beer warms, you smell alcohol esters.

Taste = Same as the smell, plus nice bittering and aroma hops. Some floral notes (not overwhelming at all). Sweetness seems to come from alcohol, and becomes more noticeable as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel = Very smooth. Light to medium body. A little astringency in the finish.

Drinkability = Pleasantly surprised at first. I'm not a big IPA fan, but found this to be nicely put together and refreshing. My main complaint is that, as the beer warmed up a little bit, an alcohol sort of sweetness became more noticeable and got in the way for my taste (their Raison d'Etre has a very similar taste/smell).

ClashmoreMike, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of ATPete
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a Dogfish pint glass

Stand alone IPA! First class!

A- Pours a hazy red/yellow with a rocky white head that, if poured right, can last the entire beer.

S- Hops, Spice, Citrus, Joy-Fest.

T- Smooth, bursting, balanced. The hops are fresh and choice, the malts are creating an excellent base for the hop character as well as rounding the bitterness, excellent! A bit of orange, lemon and melon may gently attack you midway before the nice dry pilsner-like finish takes over.

M- Nice, a bit thin, but hell this IS the definition of a session beer

ATPete, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of Beertracker
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Commercial Desription: Our flagship beer. A session India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed with Warrior, Amarillo & Mystery Hop X. A powerful East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character. THE session beer for beer geeks like us! 6% ABV, 60 IBU's

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA pours up with ample carbonation that creates a lacy whitish head that sits proudly atop a slightly hazy, deep yellow-orangish golden body. Excellent head retention, very nice! The aroma is bursting with citic hops (ruby red grapefruit, pomelo, tangelo) with some earthy woodiness (cedar, pine, spruce). Light graininess underlying the spicy (candied ginger), pungent, lightly resiny hops. The hoppy flavor starts off with a very light graininess that gives way to a marked spicy bitterness that lingers, but never completely overshadows the underlying maltiness. Clean, dryish finish. Medium bodied with some light alcohol notes. This is an extremely drinkable brew and preferred by beer geeks everywhere! Suggested pairings include spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, and pizza. Here's to the "Off-centered" flagship beer from Dogfish Head!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Beertracker, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of Gtreid
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of Dogfish Head's best brews. Poured in a pint glass. The Beer is a pale golden color, with an aroma of piney hops. The mouthfeel is supurb and it finishes with a tangy bitterness. Just as good as the 90 min IPA, an excellent choice for the changing of the seasons.

Gtreid, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of Pencible
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a dark, clear amber with a descent head. It smelled of powerful hops. The flavor had a little yeast, no malt, and tons of hops up front and in the finish. One of the more bitter IPAs I've had recently, but it also had some other characteristics I couldn't quite place. Maybe a hint of orange? The texture was descent, and despite the bitterness it wasn't too difficult to drink. Overall very enjoyable.

Pencible, Mar 27, 2008
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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