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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,359 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,359
Reviews: 2,609
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 223
Gots: 1,230 | 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 wheelinshirt
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the beer that served as my introduction to craft beer. I've had it enough, i figured i would finally review it. 12 oz longneck brown longneck bottle, cool label, bottled on date (mid january, 08) printed on the neck.

Pours a very clear gold color, seems a bit light for the style and the crystal-like clarity makes it look a bit sterile. Nice white head that retains well and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Smell is definately hoppy. Lots of citrus notes, pretty classic american hop profile. Taste is fairly bitter, hoppy, some sweet malt in there to balance everything out. I really enjoy this beer.

Mouthfeel is a bit slick from all the hops, but otherwise is good. Carbonation cuts right through the sweet malt to make this one nice and refreshing. Drinkability is good for an IPA. I could drink these all night. Since this was one of, if not the first, craft beer that I had, it will always hold a special place in my heart. It is good and very enjoyable all around, but it is still just an american IPA. I love it, and probably always will, but it isn't going to blow the minds of those who have had dozens of IPAs before.

wheelinshirt, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of morimech
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 12/18/07. Pours a clear, dark golden with a one-fingered head that quickly settles to a thin cap. A nice amount of lacing left on the glass during consumption.

The smell is not what I expected. A combination of musty, biscuit malt and pine aroma from the hops.

The taste is similar. The malt is more pronounced than the hops which is surprising in an American IPA. Leaves a piney aftertaste like cedar. I would rather have the hops upfront than in the aftertaste. It is not horrible but not great in my opinion. Body seems light and carbonation also seems low. The ABV is a little high for the amount of flavor a drinker gets.

For a beer that is a few months old it seems to have lost a lot of the hoppiness that other people rave about in this beer. Other IPAs seem to age a lot better. I better hurry up and drink the rest of the 6pak before it looses any more hop flavor.

morimech, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice amber color with a small off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smells hoppy. Pine, floral, grapefruit, hops and more hops.

The first thing I notice is of course hops, of the piney variety. Next it seems more grapefruity, finishing with the dry floral flavors. Throughout the beer, especially in the middle, I notice a nice malt backbone.

Good mouthfeel, standard for the style.

Drinkability is great, a beer that you could drink as long as your wallet will allow you.

This is one of my favorites, it's about time I got around to reviewing it.

Hojaminbag, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of cbleary
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

The beer poured with a clear pale amber body and had a big white head that left lots of creamy rings of lacing. It smelled of american hops, but was a bit more muted than I would have expected. The taste was very smooth and admirably well-balanced for the style, with the signature Dogfish Head hop oil flavor not overpowering a pleasant blend of malts. I would get it again.

cbleary, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of lvbs
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even our tasters who didn't like IPAs enjoyed this beer and found it drinkable. The hops were pleasantly intense, but balanced out enough by the citrus tones that made it palatable to even those who eschew hop-heavy beers. Hop heads, of course, also liked it. No one gave it a rating below 3, and it received two 5s out of 10 voters.

Overall average: 3.8

lvbs, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of dnichols
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this beer at a local tasting event featuring 17 class brews from east of the Mississippi and Canada.

A: It poured a deep, shiny orange and hazy body with a thick slightly off-white head that lingered and supported a dense lacing.

S: It was dominated by floral hops that were citrusy and fruity. There was also a malty and yeasty aroma.

T: The taste of the creamy, sweet malts dominated. There was a strong armoma of fresh doughy bread and the hops were citrusy and strong but well balanced by the malts.

M: It was creamy and medium bodied with aggressive carbonation and a tangy finish.

D: This was a very drinkable IPA. It was medium bodied, well bananced and it had a modest ABV.

dnichols, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of Hollenbeck2
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow what a great ipa, this one is good good good, bought this baby in a six pack and drank them all in about 48 hours. dogfish really know their ipa's, this one is by far my favorite of their 60, 90 and 120 min series. very drinkable, hoppy but not over the top, the dogfish is much more a dry bitter than the citrus that a lot of west coast ipas have. very good

Hollenbeck2, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of ruckzuck
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap last night. This is one of those beers I used to drink a lot but took a long break from before I started posting on BA.

A - nice amber with a white head

S - citrus up front and all around, good hoppiness overall

T - sweet citrus up front, finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness

M - medium body, good carbonation

D - well yeah this is a totally drinkable beer! I could easily knock back several (or more) of these in one sitting. Having had it so much it's not something I immediately seek to buy/order, but I'm glad I went back to it last night. Look forward to having again sooner than later

ruckzuck, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of brendan13
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Fairly clear orangey golden colour with a couple of centimetres of white head. A bit of lacing is left down the glass.
S - First thing that hits is the citrus hop notes, passionfruit takes centre stage. Then the piney hoppiness comes out. The hops certainly dominate but in a very good way indeed.
T - Citrus and pine hop notes again are pretty dominating but the sweet, slight biscuit maltiness comes through as well. For a very hop-centric beer I didn't find it to be as bitter as what I thought it may be.
M - Medium body and carbonation. Slightly sticky.
D - I wish I could actually buy this here. It's very tasty (if you like hop driven beers) without being overpowering. Looking forward to the 90 Minute I have waiting in my fridge and one day getting hold of the 120.

Cheers to xtacyturbo for the trade!

brendan13, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of mcarroll10177
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

DFH 60 minute IPA served from a bottle and poured into a traditional beer mug.

A- Nice amber color with off white head that quickly disappates. Some nice lacing as well.

S- Hops right away with a hint of citrus, or even apple.

T- Hops at the start, the middle and the end. The problem is I did not like the taste. There was just something about this beer. I bought a sixer and the first one I enjoyed. But upon further review I do not like this beer. I did not think there was such a thing as to many hops, until I drank this beer.

M- Not thin, but not as heavy as I expected.

D- maybe it is just me this beer bothers me. I like imperial stouts so it is not the 6% alcohol, not a fan.


Ahh how the taste buds have changed through 2 solid years of Beer Advocacy. This is not just a good beer it is a great one. Hoppy Full of Flavor and lots of complexity. Drinkablity, my freinds and I order this by the pitcher now.

mcarroll10177, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of BlankFrank
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice orange/amber color with a good, light-colored head. This beer isn't going to turn any heads, but still looks inviting.

S: Has a fruity, hoppy smell. The aroma promises good things.

T: The fruitiness from the hops hits first and foremost, but is then balanced by an appropriate amount of malt. Fairly crisp and clean, especially on the finish, but there's a lingering bitterness that tells you to take another sip.

F: The mouthfeel is perfect for this type of beer. It plays around a little due to the good amount of carbonation, but it doesn't distract you. It's smooth and puts taste first.

D: This is one very easy to drink IPA. If you like hops, it's got you covered, but it won't scare anyone away. At each stage of the sip, there is something different offered. It's probably easy to get carried away, but it's just so charming and welcoming while being amply daring. This is definitely one to keep on hand.

BlankFrank, Feb 14, 2008
Photo of dyingwrist
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a pint glass. It was a nice clear orangish amber color. About an inch of off-white colored head that doesn't stay very long, but nice lacing is left behind while you drink. Nice citrusy and hoppy smell to it. It has a nice clean hoppy taste with a bite at the end. Might sound like all hops, but the malts provide a great backbone, which gives the brew great balance. Mouthfeel is clean with a medium body and appropriate carbonation. Drinkability: i always end up drinking more than one and try to keep it as a staple in my fridge.

dyingwrist, Feb 14, 2008
Photo of JDV
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich amber pour with a surprisingly short lived white head in a tulip-ish glass. Smell was a soapy, clean, almost herbal or piney big hoppiness. Very fresh, clean tasting, and surprisingly restrained hops in the taste. Quite easy drinking, and even though it opens up and bitters slightly more as it warms, its still somewhat mild, and has a nice honey sweet malt backing. Very enjoyable, especially for such a widely available and reasonably priced IPA in the area. I will definitely get this again.

JDV, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of Jettanbass9
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Richboro Pub.

A - a slight orange hue with a fine fluffy head a top.
S - can we say hops? Excellent presence of citrusy hops that truly dominate the aroma of this beer.
T - A solid malt backbone provides a decent foundation to this IPA. I believe DFH uses warrior, amarillo, and palisades hops in this beer. And you can really get the full effect of the citrus base of these hops.
M - This really can be summed up by describing this beer having a full "IPA" mouthfeel. A smooth mouthfeel that isnt harsh due to the heavy hops.
D - a 6 pack is a must. This beer is just too good to have one.

Jettanbass9, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of beeritron
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours from the bottle a bright, deep gold color with a thick, off white head. The head eventually diminishes to float just on the surface leaving lots of lacing down the glass. The smell is very pronounced, as I think it should be. It's full of pine and citrus notes that are lovely. The grapefruit aroma is complimented by an assertive malt profile followed by subtle yeasty notes. The taste is malty with alot of grapefruit and orange character and the bitterness smacks you in the face as it dances on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel has a medium body to it and rolls around the mouth with the carbonation leaving a slight sting wherever it lands. I love this beer and can't wait to try the 90 minute and 120 minute versions!

beeritron, Feb 12, 2008
Photo of wgarton
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at North Third in Philly with their Atlantic Salmon dish, and was very pleased.

A: Served in a pint glass. Golden orange with a two finger white head.

S: Smells of piney hops, remained throughout drinking

T: More of a citrusy IPA, but no shortage of hop bitterness. Very tastey.

M: Smooth medium bodied beer. Goes down very easily.

Overall, a very enjoyable IPA-- one of my favorite. I enjoyed the beer much more on draught than in a bottle, not that I disliked the bottle. On draught the citrus and pine notes come out a bit more through the hoppiness. Would absolutely drink again if it was on tap.

wgarton, Feb 12, 2008
Photo of fightindaman
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a curved pint glass (don't know any specific terminology for it, it's one of these http://www.sudsgear.com/ProductImages/dogfish/DOGPT_dogfish-l.jpg). It's got a nice amber color and a solid 2 finger head.

Smell has some fruity notes to it which also come through in the taste. Plenty of hops as well, but not overpowering.

Very drinkable, and reasonably priced as well. A solid IPA in all respects.

fightindaman, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: Clear gold body, white head, good retention, nice lacing.

s: Pine and grapefruits.

t: Toasted caramel malt meets piney, citrus hops. Strong notes of grapefruit and hop oil.

m: Sticky hop oil texture.
typical body and carbonation for the style.

d: Good drinking ipa, like the grapefruit notes. I think I prefer the 90 minute, but this one gets marks for drinkability and price. Maybe a little short of the elite ipa list, but still very good.

BradLikesBrew, Feb 05, 2008
Photo of Dodo2step
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

purchased at the Market Cross Pub In carlisle, PA.

My first experience with a Dogfish IPA.

A-As i pour i can see the color change from a light golden color to a finishing light amber in color. The head is a about one finger thick and looks magnificent.

S-Also as i pour i can smell the citric hops waft up into the air and enter my nose. It smells sweet yet with a twang of bitterness.

T-By no mean am i a big IPA fan but i can tell that this IPA would be great for someone who loves the IPA. Very hoppy with a sweet hint of citrous but bitter as well.

D- i know of lots of people who love this beer and would love variety cases of it but as for me i am not a huge fan but the beer is tasty.

A tad too hoppy for my likes but a good beer.

Dodo2step, Feb 05, 2008
Photo of jneiswender
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz brown bottle into a small pint glass.

A--Goldenrod, with a thin white head

S--Cookie dough, pine like smell

T--Herbal, earthy, some sticky rosemary flavor. Subtle malt with very pronounced hop bitterness.

M--Somewhat thick.

D--Very drinkable. Great example of an IPA.

jneiswender, Feb 04, 2008
Photo of sjohansen
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a frothy white one finger head that quickly disappears. Sticky leopard spotted lacing appears on the snifter as I sip.

Smells of what I imagine a hop farm would smell like. Flowery, fruity, spicy. Something chalky in the nose to that I can't put my finger on.

Bittersweet. Powerful, yet extremely well balanced. This is a nice session as it's complex, exciting and powerful, yet not overly crazy. Gets more fruity as it warms and some subtle sweetness comes out. Hints of spicy orange. All the way through has the kind of dry bitter finish that makes my mouth water for one more sip.

Mouthfeel is excited. Thick and not watery. Closer to syrup without leaving that clouding aftertaste.

This IPA is a solid staple and a great example of what the East Coast is capable of when it comes to IPAs.

sjohansen, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of jdubjacket
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Raging Burrito in Decatur.

Has an inviting amber color with a creamy head.

Smells like pine, floral scents, and hops.

Tastes biscuity with a moderate alcohol undertone. Again, some fruit and pine in there as well.

Overall, a very good IPA. Has a hard time living up to its big brother, the 90-minute, but is still an excellent brew from Dogfish Head.

jdubjacket, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of tai4ji2x
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear amber, decent head that fades to a sparse layer. good lacing. but... the 6-pack box contains a review praising it as a "real ale in a bottle", but from what i can tell, this is a filtered beer. no bottle conditioning. older reviews here seem to indicate this is a recent development. all that said, it's still a pretty beer.

fresh, piney nose, earthy resin. hint of yeast and malt.

taste is also resiny and floral. hop bitterness is pronounced, but there is certainly some carmelized malt sweetness to back it up. bitterness and resin persist into finish, which is fine by me, but perhaps not entirely welcome for others.

smooth with lively carbonation.

tai4ji2x, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of albern
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a pleasant surprise. This beer has plenty of complexity which makes it a pleasure to review. The beer pours a golden amber that is very clear. Unlike other reviewers comments, this beer had zero cloudiness or any yeasty residuals floating about ... none. There is some head and retention, mostly bubbly white that fades to the edges of the glass. The carbonation is modest. The smell is very nice. I'm getting nice fresh hops, hoppy resins and esters, piney notes, and sweetish malts to come. The aroma is enticing, but drink on. The taste is quite complex. It begins with some sweetish malts, some citrus, fruitiness in the apricot family. This quickly gets overtaken by a nice hop bite, slightly dry, resinous, with a grassiness imparted as well. There is an underlying sweetness to this beer that balances out the hop bite and this gives the beer its complexity. The beer is overall pretty medium bodied, modestly carbonated, but there is a throaty aftertaste that would lead one to believe there is more ABV than there actually is. This is a very fine beer well worth seeking out. L'Chaim.

albern, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of KATE12
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I agree that this beer is not as good as the 90 minute IPA but I still enjoy it.

It poured a light copper color with a 2.5 finger head that was fairly impressive.

The smell was full of spices with some fruity aromas as well.

The taste was actually better than the smell. You could taste the spices but got a burst of citrus (peaches?) and a hint of bitter sweetness which was nice.

The mouthfeel was creamy making it a very drinkable beer.

KATE12, Jan 29, 2008
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,359 ratings.