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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,091 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,091
Reviews: 2,595
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 217
Gots: 1,104 | 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 Cyberkedi
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is very strong and delightfully hoppy, with a smoky or burnt undertone. It pours a beautiful golden-amber with a nice thick but not too persistent head. Flavor is very hoppy without being overly bitter; I detect a hint of smokiness. It goes down rough and sassy and leaves behind plenty of hop aftertaste.

Cyberkedi, Jul 02, 2007
Photo of Patrick999
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep amber, nice head. Ample lacing.

S - Lots of piney hops and grapefruit in the nose.

T - Artfully balanced, one of the most balanced IPAs I've ever had. Plenty hoppy for your hop fix, but the malts aren't marginalized. Just had a fresh one in the bottle, and if you get it on tap, it's even more punchy. It was a little more lively when it was bottle conditioned, but it's still a great-tasting beer, and one of the definitive American IPAs.

M, D - Near perfect, though not as hop-oily as some other American IPAs, like Great Divide Titan. However, the fact that it's not as oily as that really helps drinkability to me. It would be tough for me to session Titan, however great I know it is, but this is really one I can have plenty of. The 6% ABV won't kill you.

Awesome beer, one that's a staple in my fridge.

Patrick999, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of Atron67
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- has a light clear yellow hue that is pretty light, not bad just different, idk what i was expecting, heavy head with long retention time and heavy lacing
S- this was really light for an IPA, prolly becuase of the continuous hopping idk, but it disapointed me, the hops and malt seem pretty even
T- this tastes really good, very smooth, a really interesting result from the hopping technique.
M- good, medium body, flows over the tongue well, medium carbonation
D- a very smooth beer that tastes great and makes you want to go back and back, finished the bottle pretty quickly

Atron67, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of boelker62
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a white, DFH-like rocky head over a sparkling amber body. This brew is a flagship staple for DFH, and holds onto all the charactersistics of the brand. It has that wonderful, deeply citrusy, and lightly perfume hop nose, while providing in the nose, even, a notice to all, that balance is the key to this brew. The taste is on style, and complex enough to call it a great beer, but not not so much to pull away from the drinkability and mouthfeel factor. This is the beer, for an IPA guy or not, that you should have a case in the cooler, served well chilled IMO that everyone can appreciate. It is a greatly unobtrusive or oppresive IPA that can be had for a long night, or just with dinner. Sam really nailed this one down. I hope it never changes, as I firmly believe it can be a great gateway IPA for non-hopheads.

boelker62, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of robocrouch
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The beer has a deep amber color with little to no head. Good lacing.

S: Piney hops and malt. Smells great.

T: The smooth malts are the first thing that comes at you and finishes with an apple/grapefruit taste and a great hop flavor. This beer is somewhere in the road between an APA and a IPA. But what ever it is I love this beer. It has so much flavor and is so balanced, not to mention so damn smooth. This is one beer I will never get tired of.

D: Overall one of my favorite beers and defiantly worth a try. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Two Thumbs Up

robocrouch, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of JayQue
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer. Prominent hops flavor but not the head-busting hops blast you find with many IPAs. Pours a clear, copper/dark gold color. Small head hold up for a while and recedes to a covering of the glass. Some lacing. There is some sweet maltiness coming through but the main taste is mild but bitter hops. One reviewer used the phrase "earthy hops" and this really nails the taste!!!! A smooth, good tasting but mild IPA. Rich mouthfeel....very drinkable. I have had this one before but never got around to reviewing it. A nice beer for hop heads and non-hop heads alike.

JayQue, Jun 29, 2007
Photo of kellyst
3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale copperish color. Thin white head. Smell is slightly citrusy and very herbal. The taste if full of herbal hops. This isn't a big IPA. Nice balance, clear herbal hop presence, medium body. Balanced beer, but the flavor is slightly off to me. Drinkability is very good for an IPA. Not too heavy on the alcohol or on the palate.

kellyst, Jun 27, 2007
Photo of NolateM
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Perfectly crystal clear golden-orange color, with a thin white head at the top that lingered throughout the brew's short lifespan.

Very earthy hop aroma, and oddly enough, I could sort of smell alcohol even though it's not a very high ABV.

Hint of grapefruit hop flavor, but mostly earthy/bitter/herbal hops - reasonably assertive, but not extremely assertive. Very balanced. A seemingly shy bit of caramel malt makes its way to the palate as well. But, as expected/hoped, the hops do overall dominate.

Perfect carbonation, no alcohol heat on the tongue - but a little bit in the stomach. In a good way.

An easy-to-drink brew for folks like me who usually drink pretty strong stuff. Almost seems more like an APA than an IPA, but whatever it is, it's good. Even though I'm a big time Dogfish fan and IPA fan, I'm not sure if I would call it great (as most people seem to regard it), but definitely good.

About 9 bucks a six-pack

NolateM, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of LiamMcFee
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved the 90-minute and thought I would be disappointed with this, but was very pleasantly surprised. This beer has greater drinkability, and the cross of citrusy, almost apple fruit is well balanced with a big hoppiness and more malt than I was expecting in a Dogfish IPA. I love this beer, and I have given away more than I should, but sharing is a great part of enjoying a new discovery, right?

LiamMcFee, Jun 24, 2007
Photo of HotterThanHell
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big IPA guy, but this beer is beyond fantastic. Golding hops followed by a nice deep malt flavor followed with more hops. Truely a remarkable creation and a quick addition to my must drink beers.

Nice deep, dark red/gold coloring with an average head but nice lacing. The aroma permeates throughout the drinking experience but never overpowers the complexities of the taste.

These guys know what they are doing and it shows in all catergories of what makes a beer stand above the rest.

HotterThanHell, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice hazy orange-ish golden color. It has the aroma of citrus and HOPS! In the taste the hops are there, citrus and a little sweet. It has a sticky lacing to the glass, however I cannot say enough good stuff about this beer. I think it has to be a great standard IPA.

OWSLEY069, Jun 14, 2007
Photo of Osiris9588
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 5/14/07. Pours a cleary rusty, bronze color. Two-finger white head gets quite frothy, then receds into a foamy disc, leaving some lacing.

The piney aroma freatures dry-hopped, slighty woody and nutty character.
The herby flavor dominated by strong pine, some acidic citrus, and a dry, woody finish.

It's medium-bodied and demonstrates decent complexity. A flavorful, hopped-brew that's drinable and not overwhelming.

Osiris9588, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of Manosbeeroffate
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought I had reviewed this before, but I guess not. Easy to find locally. Pours a yellow color with a slight green tinge?? Smells better than it looks. Tastes even better, very hoppy, nice honey malt sweetness and finishes bitter again. Been a while since I had 60 minute, looks like I will have to buy it a lot more often.

Manosbeeroffate, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of AChamberlain
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown bottle (12oz) from Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn. Solid. A great beer to have year round. You should always have these at hand. Pours reddish gold with a nice half inch head. Hops in the aromas, nice. Hops in the flavor, nice. Fresh and zesty. Great balance in flavor, smell and mouthfeel. Very easy to drink, great to session. 60 min. IPA is hard to beat.

AChamberlain, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time reviewing this beer. I have purchased this numerous times.

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

Nice golden color- the head was amazing- about a half inch- very fluffy and light. Smelled of citrusy hops- very potent and fresh- almost zesty. The 60 Min hops are quite distinct- more sweet than bitter.

This particular bottle of 60 min IPA did not contain the strong hop flavor that im used to although they were definitely very present. This one gets better as it warms and the hop character improves with every sip.

American IPA's are my favorite style and this one is definitely great but not top notch IMO. It's lacking the bite that I'm used to with IPA's. Will buy this one again though.

DavidSeanNJ, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of penguinjive7
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden straw color with a substantial foamy head.

Smell is of citrusy hops with mild floral notes as well.

The taste is initially of citrus, specifically oranges and grapefruit. Some malts kick in after rolling it around and provide some sweetness to balance the hops. The finish is a very smooth blend of all of these elements.

This is a very smooth brew even with the large amount of hops; very balanced. I could have several of these and not get tired of it. Very well done. A rather different IPA and I would have to say one of my favorites.

penguinjive7, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of scott
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful soapy head graces the top of this gorgeous and highly carbonated golden apricot colored beverage.
Sweet citrus, ripe pineapple & mild hop elegantly play as far as aromatics are concerned.
Luckily, the nose is not fraudulent, and the taste is welcomed with open arms. Very enjoyable, and quite the easy drinker. Slick and mildly mouth coating, this will not deter you from wanting another.
Highly recommended.

scott, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of phisig137
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mid-amber, light orange color with a creamy one finger head. decent retention leaves behind nice lacing.

Aroma is moderately hoppy, quite resinous, and filled with smooth pine and citrus hop aromas. Mild, but quite nice.

Flavor is great. Fantastic balance between the malt and hops. Only a slight amount of crystal malts is present up front, and the finish is dominated by the hops, with a very smooth, clean bitterness. All the usual suspects of the "C" hops seem to be present. Well carbonated, this has a moderate mouthfeel, and excellent drinkability.

Truly, a fantastic IPA. This is what I think of when I think IPA.... well made and well balanced. I love it because it isn't just a huge hop bomb. I love the hops, but save them for the DIPA's and barleywines. This is what a standard IPA should be in my mind. Granted, I do think that this was better in the past, and more recently seems to have picked up a bit of a metallic hop twang, but it's still a great everyday beer. DFH just doesn't disappoint. This is one beer that is well worth all the attention it gets.

phisig137, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of Orrshow
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Pours a clear golden yellow color with a centimeter of off white foamy head. A little lacing is left as the beer is downed.

Smell – Dominated by hops off the start. Very strong citrus and pine aromas arise with slight amounts of malt to follow. The citrus hops just power this one though with lemon being prevalent. Very nice.

Taste – First impression is all hops. There are lots of citrus and pine flavors like in the smell with a bitter finish. Some bread malt flavor arises too but it is slight as the hops just dominate. It reminds a little of the time I put a cascade pellet in my mouth.

Mouthfeel – Full bodied with a slightly oily feeling. The carbonation is little tingly.

Drinkability – Good but many would find the hops overpowering. I do not as I am a hophead.

A bit thanks to elricorico for sharing. Great beer!

Orrshow, May 29, 2007
Photo of meadhead
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the hops:
pine floral citrus with a slight pepper bent
the malt is semi-sweet with
very mild nut

a slight tart-ness to the yeast
flavor has a zing bite

pours a golden tan amber
with a head that can be nice

smell is mild
sweet hop aroma
somewhat generalized

mouthfeel is very balanced
with a subtle nuance glide

from bitter to sweet to tart
to spicey
and mellow

drinks like a champ,
a very sessionable fellow

meadhead, May 29, 2007
Photo of ttu94
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clear golden color. Very small head. I belive this is probably from the hop oils as I think they inhibit large long lasting heads. Smell is great with lots of hops and citrus aromas. This beer is loaded with flavor. The first thing you taste is the hops then a grapefruit flavor followed by malts. Tastes good and warm. A very drinkable beer. This might be my favorite American IPA.

ttu94, May 28, 2007
Photo of Flyer
2.85/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have a couple friends who are no doubt tired of hearing me sing the praises of all things Dogfish, so this review may surprise them. This would make a great lawnmower beer, but frankly, my repertoire has no need of a lawnmower beer. Its got a nice golden color and a good head, but not much taste for an IPA. Good, clean, hoppy finish, actually pretty refreshing. In reviewing another beer I said it's the beer Sam Adams wants to be; well, 60 Minute IPA is the beer Budweiser wants to be. So I'll recommend this to my friends who are near-hopelessly stuck in mainstream, but for those who are more savvy, it's pretty dull.

Flyer, May 28, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper golden color with a decent white head that dissipated into a nice cap, not much lacing. The smell is a nice juicyfruit hop aroma. Has a nice fresh buddy hop taste, not as strong as your serious AIPAs, but gets its point across. It has a light feel but is not watery, has a creamy texture to it and finishes very well, overall a good balance. A nice buddy IPA that doesn't crush your tastebuds. It is a little weak compared to some of the other top rated AIPAs but that leads to a very drinkable brew.

Gmann, May 27, 2007
Photo of RunawayJim
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Started with a white 1 finger head that quickly diminished. The beer is a light amber and not at all cloudy.

Smells very crisp, and very balanced. I can detect some citrusy hops as well as the malts.

Taste is just as balanced as the smell, but not as hoppy as I'd prefer in an IPA. That's not to say this is not a good beer, but it's not quite what I look for in an IPA. It feels a bit thin and watery in the mouth.

All that being said, this is still a very drinkable IPA, probably one of the more drinkable IPA's for people who don't like hops as much, but this seems to be just over the line from APA.

Note: I have had this many times before and never really thought about how balanced and un-hoppy it is. Of course, the last few IPA's I had were very hoppy.

RunawayJim, May 26, 2007
Photo of JohnW
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appeared pale mahogany, with decent fine dense head, which lasted well down the glass (from the tap.) Aroma is fairly strong with dark malts and hops predominating, hints of roasted grains and pungent. My first pint of this (some months before) I felt the hop bitterness was maybe a bit too much at first, and felt it heavy and not so easy to drink in any quantity, though I enjoyed it all the same.

Having had it again some months later, I really enjoyed it, though still think the hops are well forward, and the texture fairly heavy for an IPA, which makes it less of a session beer to be drunk in any quantity as far as I am concerned. Plenty of taste, strong and characterful, the sort of beer you could have divided opinions about, but improves with familiarity!

JohnW (written while in Tampa FL May 2007)
B'ham UK

JohnW, May 24, 2007
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,091 ratings.