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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,058 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,058
Reviews: 2,593
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,086 | 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 budgood1
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours out a clear, light amber colour, with a big frothy head supported by an almost furious carbonation. the head on this beer sticks around for the entire glass! thick rings of lace. light citrus aroma...a bit herbal, grassy, woody, and i sense a touch of smokiness. taste is nice balance of pale malts, a touch of caramel and an equally balanced load of hops. the hop profile is floral, adds some beautiful piney, herbal flavour and is really only bitter for balance. there is a touch of alcohol spice in the back end, too, but it melds well with the rest of the taste profile. the overall body is perceived as on the lighter side, with a smooth mouthfeel and clean dry finish. no real long, lingering, puckering bitterness. drinkability is great...this IPA comes across as perfect candidate for being a session beer.

an english style leaning hybrid IPA...warming, spicy, flavourful...doesn't knock you over the head with hops or bitterness...perfectly balanced and extremely drinkable.

definitely recommended. it is "the continually hopped, super-fantastic india pale ale."

budgood1, Dec 23, 2007
Photo of AylwinForbes
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had this on draught and after all the giddiness of double IPAs and 90/120 minute monsters, the 60 minute is comparatively ordinary. On draught it did not stand out against three other hoppy beers on offer (like Two Brothers Heavy Handed). I think the serving temperature, a bit below cellar, did not help in that respect. Clear pale walnut, notable hop character on the nose, did not do much on the palate, predominant bitterness lingering on the finish.

AylwinForbes, Dec 20, 2007
Photo of YonderWanderer
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice clean amber with a single finger of foam. Some nice sticky lacing stays on the glass.

S: Floral and citrus hops meld together in this one. A hint of sweetness behind it.

T: Lots of hops in this IPA - big floral notes with some citrus hints as well. A small malt backbone tries to support this, but is overwhelmed by the hops.

M: Crisp and clean, with a nice bite at the finish.

D: This was the beer that began my road to becoming a hophead. It was unlike anything I had before, and it led me into the world of DFH beers, and eventually to the 90 minute and so-on. This is a great IPA, and a very drinkable one. One of DFH's finest standard ales.

YonderWanderer, Dec 19, 2007
Photo of jeffmonarch
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Nice amber color with a descent head that stays for a while.

S - Hops anyone? Slight citrus scents.

T - Good strong hop flavor but not too much. Some malt undertones.

M - Good medium body with good carbonation.

D - Great IPA. IPA's are not one of my favorite styles but this is definitely one I like.

jeffmonarch, Dec 19, 2007
Photo of stagman
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark gold with a nice head that took a while before it faded away. The aroma was of Northwest hops - citrus & pine needles. It tasted very hoppy but well balanced with a bit of a roasty malt flavor. The mouthfeel is pleasant with a light malty feel to it. A must drink IPA!

stagman, Dec 17, 2007
Photo of kjloewe
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly a great beer. I have recently emailed the brewmaster at Dogfish Head and told him that since I've "discovered" the 60 and 90 min IPA..That I've move the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to the back of the fridge and eliminated Redhook ESB.. His response ? "Bad for them, Good for us..Enjoy" ! A local BBQ shack here in Hampton, VA always has 60 min IPA on Tap.. Awesome with BBQ..

kjloewe, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of slatetupelo
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Clear amber/golden with a nice head

Smell: Lots of citrus and some hops

Taste: It tastes like it smells, a really smooth crisp IPA with high drinkability. This is a beer that I would give to someone new to craft beer, it's not overwhelming or too much.

I can't wait to get my hands on the 90 minute IPA.

slatetupelo, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of Tadbubbs
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A bit hazy with a large head that sticks around nicely.

Smell: A bit of citrus and hops.

Taste: A very pleasant hoppy taste with hints of citrus, but not overdone.

Notes: I'm adding this beer to my "regular" list and would definately recommend it to others.

Tadbubbs, Dec 14, 2007
Photo of t0rin0
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. The first thing I noticed about this beer was the alcohol smell. Of course there was some malt in the smell but no hops present in the nose. The appearance was clean and clear with a golden color that produced a decent 1/2 inch head . Not a lot of lacing left behind.

The flavor was real smooth and balanced between malt and hops. Good quality IPA. Body was medium/light and went down real smooth. The nose was distracting (despite its meager 6% abv) but other than that it was a real good beer.

t0rin0, Dec 14, 2007
Photo of redmagik99
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

yellowish orange color and immediately vanishing head leaves a non impressive appearance.the smell, on the other hand, is friggen amazing. an explosion of citrusy, piney, grapefruity HOPS. dry hopping at its best. Taste is just a notch down, as the bitterness takes over. nowhere near to the point of puckering, though. medium bodied, medium carbonation. its all about the hops here. this beer is a staple american ipa to which i will continually return.

redmagik99, Dec 10, 2007
Photo of CDBeerDisappear
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a modest head a decent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit hops that is nicely balanced by the malt for a very drinkable session beer. Also goes well with food. Mouth feel is full with good carbonation and I can’t stop drinking them. A very nice everyday beer.

CDBeerDisappear, Dec 08, 2007
Photo of bloberglawp
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light copper big head that dissipates and laces nicely to the glass. Big aroma of hops and fresh herbal notes, taste is overwhelmingly the hops, very little bit of malt taste. Bitter aftertaste seems unbalanced in a good way. Exellent ale to have around if you want friends to understand what hops can bring to beer.

bloberglawp, Dec 05, 2007
Photo of slvrmon82
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very light and refreshing. I can't believe its 6%. The smell is of very fresh hops and a great mouth feel. It is an amazing pale ale. It is very crisp and refreshing and gorgeous in a glass. The beer in the brewpub is so fresh its insane. Literally sometimes a couple of days to a couple of months to a couple of years.

slvrmon82, Dec 04, 2007
Photo of hwwty4
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a chalice. Poured a beautiful golden amber with a nice head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma was of hops, but with citrus and something that has been roasted. Taste was hoppy but not overpowering. Citrus came through but there was a really unexpected malty backbone that really balanced the beer. Mouthfeel is great; light and malty. Coats your mouth in the flavor. Drinkability is far beyond the 90 and the 120.

hwwty4, Nov 29, 2007
Photo of Traquairlover
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A = Clear amber with nice body, one finger head with medium sized bubbles, great lacing.

S = Lots going on in this. It does not smell like I expect an American IPA to smell. There are notes of popcorn, toasted rice and Japanese hojicha green tea.

T = Good strong hops flavor, some slight roasted malt. A good solid, but not exceptional American IPA. It does have good balance though.

M = Mouthfeel is pretty bland, not thin but not especially remarkable.

D = A good, solid beer, but would probably pick another more distinctive IPA if I was only going to have one beer.

Traquairlover, Nov 27, 2007
Photo of bigdeuce
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This a just an all around, solid session beer. Pours a clear color and smells of grapefruit. Has a nice citrusy grapefruit taste as well, not overwhelming, but satisfying. The head is craggy and leaves a nice lacing down the glass. Very crisp and smooth with a nice drying finish. This one is a solid brew that I will be revisiting.

bigdeuce, Nov 24, 2007
Photo of DefenCorps
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to review my comfort beer at my local bar in a different setting - from a bottle into a pint glass in the comfort of home

A: Crystal clear amber pour with a one finger head that recedes. A little lace as i keep drinking.

S: Grapefruit and pine. This bottle is REALLY fresh and i smell an earthy hop, like a wet hopped beer. There's a hint of caramel too.

T: Lovely medium body with a nice blast of hops. The grapefruit bitterness is quite prominent.

M: Light carbonation does great things on your tongue.

D: Very good. I could drink several of these (and have in the past).

DefenCorps, Nov 19, 2007
Photo of buzzworthy
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA pours a hazy amber-golden color with a two finger head. There is some head retention with a thin white lace throughout consumption. The smell is somewhat fruity with floral hoppiness and the trace of a buttery smell. The taste offers abundant herbal hops. There is more maltiness than I was expecting ( a plus for me), which offers a good balance. Very drinkable.

buzzworthy, Nov 17, 2007
Photo of nsmartell
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer after a long day at work. From bottle to pint glass. Purchased at Murray's Wine and Liquor going out of business sale. Very sad.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a very thick head that wouldn't stop and won't go away.

Smell: Very hoppy with a hint of citrus.

Taste: A very hoppy beer and pretty yummy.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth but nothing extraordinary.

Drinkability: I'm just getting into IPA's and this is certainly a good one. I think I need to compare with Dogfish Head's 90 and 120 during the same session to compare.

nsmartell, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of scottyshades
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked one up at ABC in a mix n' match 6er for around $1.69 per
A: Pours a full amber color with orange hues and a little haze, slightly off-white rocky head that leaves a decent lace on the glass

S: Super hoppy, hints of pine and citrus as well as a dominating spicy aroma

T: Once again, super hoppy and very bitter but that is OK due to the other apparent features of the beer including pine, grapefruit, and alot of spices

MF: Medium bodied, smooth and clean finish with a bitter aftertaste

D: Highly drinkable, however I would probably not want to finish a 4pack

I really enjoyed this beer along with the 90 minute...I personally found the 90 minute to be better constructed, however I have yet to try the 120 minute, just a matter of time

scottyshades, Nov 14, 2007
Photo of Gizmo
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear honey orange with a large, whipped cream head that leaves chunks of lace.

Nose has lots of oily hops up front, fresh pine, grapefruit, and sweet oranges, with a doughy malt background that is very nice.

Taste is juicy up front, with more resinous hop oils, hints of salty lemon-lime, pepper, a woody, cedary middle, faint honeysuckle, and a doughy malt profile. Finish is slightly peppery and hoppy, with a solid, rounded mouthfeel and medium body.

Overall a pretty nice, well balanced ipa. Lots of fresh hops, with an equally heavy malt profile that made this beer much sweeter, and less hoppy than expected. This is usally the first "real" ipa I recommend to friends, because it's not just hops in a glass..(mmmm, hops in a glass...). The label used to read "bottle conditioned", but not this batch. Sad, because there's a definite drop in overall quality. It's still a great all around, well balanced ipa.

Gizmo, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of SargeC
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep gold color with dense off white head.

Smell: heavy hops with a menthol quality.

Taste: Very smooth brew with a delicate, yet hearty hop fingerprint.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Not over hopped, it keeps beer from coming off too dry.

Drinkability: Great, drinkable IPA. Well crafted and does its job without going over the top.

SargeC, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of cswhitehorse
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 60 minute pours a clear almost lager color with a quickly dissipating foam head. I did not see any freshness date on the bottle. The smell was a nice citrusy aroma. The taste was balanced with a cookie maltness on the backend. It was very thin for me in the mouth. Overall a good IPA.

cswhitehorse, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of L4t3rg4t3r
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice light amber with a pillowy head that slowly dissipates leaving a thin white lacing on the glass

Smell: Hops and muted Pine Needles

Taste: A very nice combination of hops and malt with the hops prevailing at the end. Also has a little bit of that piney character and hop bitterness on the tail.

Mouthfeel: Nice and solid, not to heavy, but not to light either...just right.

Drinkability: One of my favorite sessioners, I could drink this often and never grow tired of it.

L4t3rg4t3r, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of MillRat
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden yellow with just a hint or red. Head is barely present, and then plain gone. By appearance, I wondered I grabbed a bottle with a leak and beer was nearly flat. Very nice left-coast hop aroma with a mellow topping of pine and citrus. Not overwhelming. Malt aroma in the far background. Like the aroma, the flavor is all about the hops, with the malt tethering the whole presentation to terra firma. The malt body really wants to make itself at home on your tonsils, but the hops now come to rescue and chase it off. Overall not a session beer, but that's not what an american IPA is about. For what it is it's quite drinkable, even if that means you stop at two or three instead of one.

MillRat, Nov 07, 2007
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,058 ratings.