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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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8,414 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,414
Reviews: 2,577
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 183
Gots: 739 | FT: 5
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 brewdlyhooked13


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

Pours an apricot color with a murky haze. Tight creamy head, almost like a cream ale. Reduces to a filmy covering and leaves a 'peaks and valleys' pattern on the glass edge, like the profile of a distant mountain range.

The aroma brings out (for me) what is meant by a 'piney' scent. Extremely so and very interesting. Some floral by-notes but not much. Somewhat one-dimensional, but it does that one dimension to the hilt.

Some brief malt sweetness on the initial taste, quickly giving way to the floral hop barrage. A unique complex of flavors on the swallow - straight up bitterness, fruity and floral, but also some of the piney notes alluded to above and certainly a big dose of grapefruit on the finish. The underlying malt base is thin at best and disappears at times, but still has some presence at the end. Once the taste buds get past the initial hit, the flavors meld together better.

Lots of carbonation, expect to burp a few flowers here. Light syrupiness, a bit chewy. Great staying power for that 'taste afterglow'.

Initially I'm thinking this is too over the top, but after getting through half of it, I find it harder to keep from drinking it down. This is a powerfully tasty beer, you'd be spoiling yourself having it for a session, but that's one of the objectives here, finding great beers to spoil ourselves with, right?

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2003 03:28:29 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of beerinator


4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden brown, slightly cloudy with decent head retention on the white head

Aroma: Definate piney notes, with some sharp citrusy grapefruit in the aroma. Complex hop aroma.

Taste: Very dry and lingering finish, with a bitterness that starts near the front of the tongue. Toasty malt is overtaken by the hop flavor quickly in the tasting. Bitterness isn't too sharp, not quite throwing the beer off balance.

Notes: Fun beer for IPA afficianados. Complexity in the hop flavor and aroma is nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2003 13:45:43 | More by beerinator
Photo of stegmakk

New York

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

Beautiful hazy orange copper...nice thick head mellowing nicely with good lacing...
Aroma of hops and well...more hops...piney floral like...
Taste is great...one of the better IPAs but I wouldn't call it the best or go overboard...same piney floral all throughout with a surprisingly crisp finish...
Mouthfeel is a bit oily but smooth
Drinkability...I'll have many of these...

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2003 23:19:44 | More by stegmakk
Photo of Boilermaker88


4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

01-06-04: Review edited: aside from the appearance, I boosted the numbers on this IPA from DFH as this beer is becoming a staple IPA at my house and a good introductory beer for those willing to venture out from under the boring beer umbrella. As my tastes have, well, matured, I felt it only fair to give 60 Min. IPA another chance and it has proven itself to be a solid, well balanced, and tasty IPA.


My other DFH find at the local Trader Joe's. Poured a hazy apricot color with a thin white head that quickly faded to form a thin ring.
Smell was mainly of hops (duh!), rather floral, with a faintly bitter aroma lurking underneath. Taste was all hops - citrus giving way to a rather heavy piney bitterness. Very little in the way of malt flavor but I've come to expect this from an IPA. Long lingering bitter finish. Feel was medium to full-bodied, smooth and dry.
Overall, a decent brew. 60 Min IPA doesn't beat you over the head with hops yet still has that hoppy bite that'll please hops-lovers.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2003 22:32:40 | More by Boilermaker88
Photo of grynder33


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

Cloudy light amber color, with visible setiment, quickly disappearing head. Strong hoppy fruity aroma,a taste with orange like aftertaste. Stayed bold right to the end. Makes me real curious about the 90 minute. Will recommend to my friends, especially the hopheads

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2003 23:45:00 | More by grynder33
Photo of Wildman


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

Okay, this is the first this Dogfish style has been available in Ohio, even though it is lower proof than the other ones. This beer poured a very cloudy copper orange color(it did say bottle conditioned) with little carbonation and formed an off white foamy head that left circular lace as it subsided. The aroma was heavy of hops, but not overpowering of one type, thereby being quite balanced. The flavor was of hops, with very little malt with a bit of a caramel aspect. The body was rather heavy/chewy for this style with the finish being astrigent yet a bit sweet. Not a bad style, maybe helped by the fact that Dogfish was doing less experimenting on this one, sometimes a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2003 03:35:02 | More by Wildman
Photo of GreatPondBrewer


4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Great Lost Bear. Poured a yellow(in the more syrupy, lighter color catogory of IPA) and had a nice little foam white head not too much lace. Smelled sweet with a ton of grapefruit hop citrus and alcoholic peach. Taste was syrupy and heavy with tons of hops not too much malts, just a tiny touch of wheat towards the end. Loved the mouthfeel as it was velvet like. This is in the same vein as Stone IPA and Rogue I2PA in appearence and consistency, but perhaps a mite easier in the drinking catogory as it is much easier going. I would have no problem drink a bunch of these as the alcohol is not as bombastic as some of the other big IPAs. The first dogfish head I really liked.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2003 00:35:32 | More by GreatPondBrewer
Photo of Stubbie1


3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This IPA pours a nice gold color. A medium white head is at the end of the pour. Aromas of hops fill the air with hints of mild citrus and pine mixed in. Taste is a straight hop up front attack with a mild and I do mean mild malt flavor lingering around with an all hop finish were the citrus flavor comes in. There is a bit of a film that covers the mouth after the swallow. Nice body and easy to drink. I do admit I was expecting more from this IPA, but an above average IPA. No to find the others.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 00:26:08 | More by Stubbie1
Photo of vitesse


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

served in 12 oz. bottle.
this one is my new favorite IPA - a style i don't drink often.
very well made beer. great pale apperance. nice head retention. wonderful herby hops taste that doesn't burn your tongue off. much different than say, an arrogant bastard.
great dry finish and crispy mouthfeel. i highly recommend this beer. even non-hopheads will like it.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2003 15:36:36 | More by vitesse
Photo of beerguy101


4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange color. Medium head. Aroma is citrusy hops. A fuller bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. The hops are very prominent and are definitely in the forefront taste wise, but its still a very well balanced beer. Nice big chewy hops. Smooth taste. Not as intense as the 90 minute IPA. Very nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is fruity and then slightly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2003 00:35:33 | More by beerguy101
Photo of edchicma


4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice head that laces down the glass quite nicely. Hoppy (mint?) smell that was nice on the nose. Nicely bitter hop quality that lingers in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel with a somewhat chewy quality. Not as good as Victory, but not bad at all. Quality offering that I recommend trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2003 23:26:00 | More by edchicma
Photo of mickeymac


4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally tracked this one down on the west coast and enjoyed it. It's orangish-gold with a big white head that leaves a slight layer on the top of the glass all the way down. The smell is interesting, a mix of hops, herbs, and malt. A nice sweetness comes through after it sits for a while. The mouthfeel is nice and chunky. At $5.99, this is quite a bargain.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2003 04:48:13 | More by mickeymac
Photo of nomad


4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy bright orange color, with large frothy white head, lots of steady carbonation, and some little fingers of stain left behind. A good looker. Smelled of major grapefruit, pine, and cannibus scents. A serious hop presence but still a strong sweet citrus smell, too.

Taste was fruity and not as bitter as you’d think as a big malt creates this beer. So, it comes across with a tiny sweet at first followed by a bitterness moderate in leafy flavor and parching in effect. A solid IPA in that the bitter doesn’t send your mouth flying to handle crazy flavors shooting off. Overall, a simple taste with a fizzy action on the tongue, combined with the relatively thicker mouthfeel, is nice. For me, a very good IPA to have around, better to sniff than drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2003 16:45:46 | More by nomad
Photo of nixhecks

Rhode Island

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

Poured a nice, deep bronze/amber color with an plentiful pancake head that dissapated at a medium pace to a thin ever-present head. The aroma was rich with hops with a hint of what smelled like some sort of candy (butterscotch???) I noticed that when real cold, the taste was mostly of hops - a very highly hopped ale with plenty of chewy bitterness. However, when warmed up a bit this reminded me of a cross between an amber ale and a barleywine...wierd. Basically, when warmed a little bit, it starts of with a malty richness, and then gives way to a hop-powered bitter finish. Throughout the sip there is a steady candy/alcohol/earthy taste that compliments nicely and adds tons of character. A unique and lively brew with a nice kick - the previous reviewer must have had to have mislabeled brews.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2003 05:02:18 | More by nixhecks
Photo of LiquidBreadMan


3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After reading the other reviews here, I wonder if my six-pack was mislabled. Either way...

The 60-Minute IPA poured a beautiful deep gold with a very short lived head. The aroma is more reminiscent of a stout than an IPA -- smoke and chocolate (with the addition of pronounced hops) -- and nary a hint of citrus. The taste is much the same. Mouthfeel is dry and heavy with a coffee-like aftertaste.

Overall, this is a decent beer. It just wasn't what I expected in an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2003 12:25:47 | More by LiquidBreadMan
Photo of PhantomVodoo


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

Hazed golden color. Some particulate matter. Almost white head has just a touch of coloring. Rings of lace.
Aroma of floral, grassy hops. Doughy yeast and malt. A splash of lime.

Taste shows a big grassy, floral hop flavor. Grainy, biscuity malt underneath. A hint of lemon and lime. Hop flavor and bitterness throughout.

Good mouthfeel. Somewhat creamy.
Good drinkability.

Overall, a solid IPA, but this one just doesn't hit the spot for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2003 04:05:30 | More by PhantomVodoo
Photo of beerman599


3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is very nice looking being a hazy pale amber with a nice white head that lastes a long time. The nose is hoppy and provides both citrus and earthy notes. I found the flavor to be a bit over powing with strong citrus grapefruit taste and well balanced . It seems to be over the top in its hop bite (and thats not a bad thing) and this carries into the aftertaste which is bitter and lasting. i think the hit there mark but this is not a n ipa for every body

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2003 22:12:54 | More by beerman599
Photo of kevinl6

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the Harris Teeter in Charlotte (see my forum post)....what a pleasant surprise! This is the first Dogfish IPA I've tried. Poured nice and somewhat thick for an IPA, which I liked. Very little head on this one, the little that was there was "lacy". A nice honey/orange color in the glass, very inviting. The smell was strong and fruity. Citric came to mind when I smelled it. Very good drinkability, I could put down a few of these for sure. Has a very 'hoppy' taste, but its not too much. A very flavorful, refreshing brew that has only a slight alcohol warmth in the finish. I'll try the 90 minute next, and then (if I'm feeling brave) the 120 minute!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2003 03:47:26 | More by kevinl6
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

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

Poured with a light orange color and decent head, but was slightly cloudy with some sediment (this is a good thing). Nice hop nose, with some citrus. First few tastes showed a nice balance between the hops and malt, with the hops not being overpowering. Perfect carbonation, very refreshing for an IPA. A light malty taste lingers on the tongue. Slight lace forms on the glass with each taste, but doesn't hang around for long. This left me with a smile on my face, looking forward to trying the big brother 120 Minute IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2003 20:17:19 | More by Gavage
Photo of Stingray5

New York

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

12oz bottle notched '4' (Apr 03) pours an amber yellow with a towering white, frothy head that sticks around all day. Aroma is spicy, with grassy, piney hops and some yeast. medium mouthful with not too overpowering carbonation is followed by a rough, grassy hop flavor, as well as some breadiness. A bit on the mild side after the strong aroma. Finish smooths out with slight alcohol and then a massive, long lasting hop assault ensues.

First impressions are that the taste and mouthful doesn't measure up to the aroma. The aroma and the finish are super strong but the mouthful and taste seem to be missing something. Also, a little on the harsh side.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2003 01:55:18 | More by Stingray5
Photo of marburg


3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange brew with a soapy, lingering, white head that's continuously revitalized with every movement of the glass. Aromas are a little from the hospital chest but a lot from the hop plant -- piney and strong. Understated maltiness that gets lost in the swamp of hop flavors -- a fairly potent and brutal hop assault overwhelms most of the complexities. A little creamy...medium bodied. Some of the "lesser" flavors -- some light citrus fruits -- came out to play as it warmed. But for the most part, this is a hop monster. The piney, sappy bitterness is the finishing note, and it lingers and lingers and lingers. It's twenty minutes after the last sip, and I can still feel the bitterness dripping from the back corners of my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2003 03:05:56 | More by marburg
Photo of AtLagerHeads


3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very nice looking being a hazy amber with a very nice off-white head that is very lasting creates great lace. The nose is hoppy and provides both citrus and floral notes. I found the flavor to be a bit distressing as the strong citrus grapefruit taste is quite raw and unbalanced. It seems to be over the top in its hop bite and this carries into the aftertaste which is bitter and lasting. There is also an astringency in the feel that is not pleasant. Not one of the best IPAs I've sampled.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2003 13:01:03 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of PatandDavid


3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just had this for the first time. Beautiful golden color. Nice head and lace left in the glass. Very fresh aroma of hops.

I actually thought this was rather mild. It is hoppy, but not in your face. The one thing I did find, which makes me say that it is not quite as drinkable as it could be, is that the aftertaste is bitter. I know that's from the hops, but I usually don't get this strong a bitter aftertaste.

I would get this again, but didn't enjoy it as much right off as I did the 90 minute. Pat

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2003 16:54:15 | More by PatandDavid
Photo of taez555


4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very cloudy amber body with a very thick white head. Tiny pieces of hop pellet sediment were floating all around in the beer.

The nose had a huge floral hop aroma. Very citrusy but leaning a lot more towards the floral end. Most of the malt smells were drowned out by the hops.

The taste was a bit surprising after the nose. Medium bodied. It hit with a big malt taste. Followed by a beautiful fresh citrus peel hop attack. Never overly hoppy, it balanced very well with the malt flavor.

It finished very soft, but was quickly followed by another burst of hop bitterness that lingered for some time.

For such a forboding name as 60 minute IPA, you'd think this beer was going to knock you down with hops. Amazingly it's quite mellow and easy drinking. Very hoppy, but not so in your face you can't drink it. Perfectly balanced and aged just right.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2003 10:08:04 | More by taez555
Photo of leeenglewood


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

Appearance would have scored higher being that it pours with a beautiful thick head and has a nice copper orange color. The head never dissipated and has champagne like carbonation keeping the head going but its flaw is that it has huge chunks of spent hops that float around in the carbonation that looks like their dancing in your glass because they never settle out to the bottom of the glass. This fish food look just doesn’t do this beer justice. Smell is of hop and hops alone nothing bad but nonetheless not stellar because you can’t smell the malt that you can taste. Tasted of nicely hops but was not overpowering in anyway for its series of hops infusions threw out the boil and some malt does shine threw albeit not much. Nice mouthful not creamy but not watery just right. I would definitely drink this beer again as it is very good ipa that really isn’t extreme in very drinkable. Have one or two on a nice summer day to refresh with.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 21:27:24 | More by leeenglewood
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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