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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,763 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,763
Reviews: 2,628
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 246
Gots: 1,458 | FT: 6
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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 woodjm
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dating 2/19/09. Its been sitting in the fridge for a few months though. Has a copper color and white head. Hops dominate most of the aroma and I wasn't able to get much else. This beer has a lot more body than most IPAs, much like some out of the west coast. Surprised this one is only 6% abv. Drinkability is good, but I'd be content just having one of these in a sitting.

Photo of Graham5161986
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, this beer pours a crystal clear, light orange with a 1-finger bubbly, white head that dissipates leaving some decent lacing and has a slight oily look when you swirl it in your glass.

Some very nicely pronounced citrusy, piney hops aromas waft from my glass with touches of grain, bread, honey and caramel.

Taste is of bitter hops up front giving way to its relatively strong bready, buttery, caramel malt backbone that nicely balances against the hops - the alcohol is detectable in the background of it all.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently creamy with a nice amount of carbonation that cuts through the cream and leads to a spicy, somewhat oily finish.

Overall, this an easy-drinking, well balanced AIPA that packs a good amount of hops and malt but isn't as heavy as it's big brother, the 90 - making it far more sessionable. I was expecting alot from this beer and I think it delivered.

Photo of kurp001
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle bought at Crackpot Liquors

Pours a bright amber with gold highlights. A fairly gentle pour yields about one finger of bone white rocky head that holds up well.

Smell is assertive grapefruit and rich malt in the background.

Taste showcases the rich citrus and grapefruit flavors up front, while a bold malt backbone keeps things interesting without overpowering the hops.

Mouthfeel is nice, medium-bodied with lively carbonation that isn't too overpowering.

As far as IPAs go, this is incredibly drinkable. The 6% ABV technically disqualifies this from the "session beer" category, but I find myself making a session out of this one more often than I'd like to admit. The malt is more apparent than a traditional IPA, so if you prefer straight-up hop bombs you're probably best off looking elsewhere, but personally I'm a big fan of the balance on this one.

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

Bottled on 8/14/09. I bought this beer because it had a clear bottling date on it, and I'm an advocate of fresh beer.

Poured into a shaped pint, this India Pale Ale is...PALE! Nice golden color with perfect clarity. Head is white, a bit fluffy and "loose-bubbled," keeping the appearance from a perfect score. I am really impressed with an IPA that is this light in color though.

Aroma is above average as far as IPA's go. I'm getting some tangerine/orange peel, some herb and spice, and some pine. There also seems to be some earth/wood in the aroma, which is something I really admire as a hop aroma. I love when an IPA is loaded up with crazy dry hops and smells like the freshest green you've ever smelled, but 60 minute is not that. I don't want to use the word balanced, but behind the hops there is some interesting malt and yeast subtlety that I'm really digging.

The taste is quite bitter, but there is a nice depth of flavor behind it to complement it. This beer has some great, English yeast character to round it out. At first, I didn't buy into the continuous hopping technique, but after brewing a beer myself with almost all late hop additions, I found that the same units of bitterness do taste/feel different when coming from different boiling times. The hop flavor is mostly fruity, but behind an aggressive bitterness. The sweetness of the malt really brings out the exotic, tropical fruitiness from the hops. I'm not so sure this beer is bitter anymore, its actually quite sweet.

Mouthfeel is just how I like it for an IPA. Moderate carbonation, lingering bitterness, and a bit of strength. This isn't the most exotic IPA there is, but it has a lot of character and feels just right whenever I have it.

Photo of drabmuh
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on draft at Busboys and Poets in Arlington, VA. Served in a pint glass. Beer is dark yellow, not orange, steady carbonation, yellowish white head, thin, beer is clear, not cloudy at all. Aroma consists of a mixture of citrus and pine. Hard to pin down. Aroma is present but you kind of have to look for it, its easy to find but it is definitely not in your face.
Bitterness is not what I expected. Really smooth, almost no aftertaste. This is usually difficult to achieve with an American IPA since bitterness is centered at the back of the tongue. The bitterness in this beer is well balanced for sure. Nicely cut with the midpalate flavors. Mouthfeel is fine and as expected. Drinkability is high, especially for an IPA. One of my favorite AIPA.

Photo of jdg204
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

While picking up a few new brews at Abe's Cold Beer in Bethlehem, I decided it was time to finally get a fresh 60 min to review. Being a big DFH fan, I was excited for the opportunity.

A: Medium amber clear body with a fluffy white head that dissipates and leaves good lacing.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and a touch of hops.

T: Starts out with a citrus malt taste which doesn't resemble the sweeter backbone of 90 min. Bitter hops show up for a nice finish but the malt didn't seem to have the gravity to balance it out as well as other IPA's.

M: Medium body and nicely carbonated.

D: A nice, easy drinking IPA which leaves you satisfied. Not many flaws or wows to this brew, just solid overall. Still the high expectations set by 90 min and Indian Brown make this a bit of a disappointment. More of a solid standby than a must try, stick with 90 min if you're looking for the best of DFH.

Photo of apbarwood
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden-orange with a nice, egg shell colored head that's long lasting and sticks neatly to the glass. Strong hoppy aroma with a bitter citrus smell in the forefront and a nice backing of pine. The flavor shows an abundant hop flavor with plenty of citrus and pine but with a nice balancing of malt. Still, the hop is king but doesn't overpower the drink. A nice, light refreshing feel with a great bracing bitterness that is kept in check by the malt. This is a beer that should be a must have for any bar/restaurant. I had it with a spicy jerk chicken sandwich and it worked perfectly. Great for spicy dishes.

Photo of SkunkWorks
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter. Nice hoppy aroma and golden color. Tastes much lighter than most IPAs and the end of the taste is not as bitter as I would've expected and so is a very drinkable IPA. I would recommend, especially if you're trying to sneak an IPA into the repertoire of a BMC drinker.

Photo of cinemadust
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hoppy beer. If you're new to Dogfish Head, I recommend trying this one first. It has the all around base of what their beers are like. Nice for just sitting around and taking your time drinking. The smell draws you in, and the taste is just as good.

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

This bottle is still under two months old, so I'm judging it with a very specific hop life expectancy in mind.

A: 2 fingers of ivory head over a dark golden and bright amber. A cap of frothy retention and cascading lace. A beauty.
S: Roasted barley tones, caramel sweetness, and a deliciously subtle bitter hop note.
T: Really hoppy goodness right up front. Bitter, floral, and herbal, with an emphasis on the bitter. It's all balanced out nicely by caramel malt. There's a distant bitter citrus/grapefruit, but it's pretty far off.
M: Medium mouthfeel, high tingly carbonation, and lots of lingering bitter residuals.
D: This is a good IPA, for sure. I'd like a bit more of a hop character that isn't simply bitter, but those are my tastes so I won't judge on that. I look forward to having some more!

Photo of LuskusDelph
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours beautifully, and looks exquisite in the glass and presenting a nice hop aroma.

Balance could probably be a bit better, and the slightly grassy nature of the hop character is a negative, but overall not a bad effort. Probably would not be my first choice for an IPA, however it is a reasonably good effort.

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

Nice US IPA on a fresh/light body with a pleasing bitter end.

Presentation: 12 oz bottle. Typical standard and brief design for Dogfish bottles with an underlying backdrop of green hops. One liner description. Shows date of bottling (07/23/09), neither shows IBUs or °Plato, only Alc. by Vol. (6%) Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Deep gold color. Starts with a generous one inch off-white head that turns to a consistent ring on the beer and a nice surface layer. Some lacing as it goes down.

S - Crisp hoppy aroma. Feels fresh, straightforward and without much nuance other than a citrus hint.

T - Feels lighter than most IPAs but with a greater bitter end.

M - Quite carbonated on a medium body.

D - A nicely drinkable IPA assertive on the bitter character.

Notes: Nice IPA, although I'm quite a bit hooked up by the way Dogfish goes about brewing, this one while good is not a favorite from their line up. Good US IPA that lacks a bit of melody to make it to the next level in this style. Reminds me a bit of how some PAs borderline the light IPAs and viceversa.

Photo of kpoole25
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I liked this quite a bit. Not as big as the 90 minute but the 90 kind of makes me woozy with the intensity of the flavors and abv. I noticed the bitterness of the hops in the finish much more than the 90, the 60 didn't seem to have as much malt to balance out the hops. Not as much coffee as the 90 either. Good go-to beer as I've seen this in lots of stores.

Photo of WJVII
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks CDKrenz
This brew has a golden color with an off white head that is about 1/2 in with an aggressive pour. It settles into a creamy cap with decent lacing. The aroma is great hop goodness. Floral, some slight citrus, and a little malt as well. The taste is bold, crisp, has some sweetness in the front and a mild bitter bite in the finish. This is a brew that I could just sit and drink all afternoon. Great choice and will enjoy again.

Photo of bonsreeb85
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - golden stram/honey color w nice lasting 2.5 finger head that is of the velvety white variety. good lacing too.

S - honey, citrus, floral hops are all balanced by a very sweet malty scent.

T - similar to the nose. floral hops perfectly in sync w/ malty backround for what i call "perfection" this is what a balanced IPA should taste like.

MF - body is medium feel is coarse and highly carbonated. feel is thick and creamy. this is a palate scrubber for sure.

D - excellent definately one of the best AIPAs i've ever had. i could drink a sixer in no-time flat.

Photo of bbeane
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into a 16oz tumbler... nice darker gold or lighter amber colored beer. Nice frothy head that lingers for quite a while... very mild activity

S- Bit of citrus in an otherwise completely hoppy aroma

T- Very hoppy but in a subtle way... if that makes any sense. Not much malty sweetness accompanying the hops

M- Light bodied and smooth... leaves that nice mouth puckering hoppy flavor after you swallow

D- Very tasty and smooth... a wonderful IPA


Photo of leepw2313
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a vibrant gold, clean white head, stable lacing
S- Hops, smells deftly of hops,. but isn't just a slap in the face...smells very slick
T-Smooth tastes of the hop oils with a bitter edge
M-Smooth, bubbly, awesome
D- This beer makes me want another, just balln' outrageous!

Photo of burnerfinger
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from the 12 oz bottle to my tumbler. minimum, less thanb one finger white head. settled quick, leaving BEAUTIFUL lace. Just a bit cludy, not perfectly clear. healthy light amber color.

s: Nice, nice hop notes.

t: malty backbone and plenty of hops, up front, and all the way thru the aftertaste

m: LOVE how the carbonation works with the taste here....works just right.

d: really great. Drink all you can!

Photo of kegger22
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an amber color with a moderate head that faded to skin. The aroma was citrus light. The taste citrusy with a tiny sweet element and a bitter aftertaste. The feel was light bodied with a good bit of carbonation. Drinkability was very good. This is not an extreme beer, not the most bitter, sweet, hoppy, malty. Not the most, or anything near the most, of anything. This is a good, workman-like IPA that could easily be your everyday go to beer.

Photo of CBlack85
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A-an orange/tan color with two fingers worth of foamy white head. very little lacing.

S-very hoppy and rich but not overwhelming

T-hoppy flavor with a bit of grapefruit. DFH does a good job of balancing the hoppy profile of thier IPA's with a nice malty backbone. there is a complex slightly bitter finish

M-easy to drink, a good beer for a summer afternoon. not to thick, but not watery either

D-not as good as some of the other DFH offerings, but is a good starter beer for those just starting to dabble in the world of IPA's. definately gets you ready for some of the other more robust IPA's that are out there.

Photo of hosehead83
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass
Deep golden color,big, fluffy head
Aroma-Piney, citrus
Taste-Nice, easy hops and citrus notes up front, then a lingering bitter finish but pretty clean and smooth. Very drinkable and balanced, would make a nice session and a great everyday IPA

Photo of vdread
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA pours golden orange with a foamy white head. smells of piney orange hops, caramel malt, and a little apricot once it warms up.

taste is very malt-forward, with sweet thick caramel taking the lead. lots of hops up front as well. mostly pine, followed by orange and citrus, with some herbaceous notes mixed in. bitter, yes, but not overly so. not completely balanced, but the thick malt profile does do a good job of keeping the hops from taking over completely.

full, pleasing mouthfeel. well malted and thick. an enjoyable beer for sure, and my personal favorite of the 60, 90, and 120 IPAs

+ initially, i was not impressed with this beer, but after a couple of tastings (including a side by side with a torpedo), i have grown to like it much more. it may even be one of my favorite IPAs.

Photo of mikel52588
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: An orangy-gold hue with a 2 finger length head, streams of carbonation, a nice lacing that stays with ya for a while.

Smell: An interesting buttery scent, citrusy, sweet, malty, almost like a faint coffee (faint being the key word)

Taste: mmm. Its good. Hoppy, smooth and malty, it gives me like a kix cereal-like aftertaste, some citrus note, but oh so sweet

Mouthfeel: For some reason im getting like a coffee spice-like (but not) aftertaste (not a bad thing, and I mean I did pick it up in the smell)

Drinkability: high, very high, its sweet and tasty, its not too heavy--not too light. I could drink this all the time and not get sick of it. It's a great IPA and it deserves the attention it gets.

Photo of craftaholic
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice straw colored pint with a beautiful soapy 2 finger length head that hangs around for quite a bit and leaves legs of where its traveled to.

Smell: Has a nice aroma of citrusy hops that intertwine with hints of apple and nuts.

Taste: Smelling is believing with this one, its got a full fledged hop flavor but nothing overpowering, intertwines with that apple sweetness and a nutty backdrop that's held together by a somewhat doughy yeast. Well rounded and delicious to say the least.

Mouthfeel: Frothy and creamy which floats down your throat like a dream and leaves behind a semi-dry minuscule lingering bitterness but nothing that makes your face pucker.

Drinkability: Throw em back and enjoy, this won't be too bitter for a beginner and won't be too light for a seasoned BA, well balanced and easy to drink.

Overall: It's a dogfish, need I say more. Not as complex as its bigger brothers but its a full fledged staple for an IPA that drinks like a regular pale.

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy tan-honey color with a medium sized white head. The head is foamy and looks thin, disperses quickly leaving just a little bit of lacing.

Smell: Flowery, citrusy hops all around. A few hints of butter, nuts, and apple.

Taste: Almost all hops- tasty and nutty flavors with a bit of grapefruit and apple mixed in. Has a nice, herbal (but thankfully not grassy) bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A light medium body with crisp carbonation. Dry feel, as well.

Drinkability: Not necessarily the best IPA out there, but certainly one of the more drinkable. It doesn't have quite enough hops to turn off newer drinkers, but has enough to satisfy many a BA. A surprisingly sessionable IPA.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 9,763 ratings.