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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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10,006 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,006
Reviews: 2,679
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 279
Gots: 1,812 | FT: 6
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Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

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 SkunkWorks
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
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
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
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
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
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
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
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
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
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
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of JamesS
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a decent light copper color with a bit of head, but no lacing. Decent scent, a nice little bit of hoppy bitterness, but nothing deep and thick. Good flavor, decent malt with a decent hop aftertaste, but no big hop characteristics. Goes down fine, if a little bland. Not the best APA out there.

Had at PNC Park, Labor Day, Monday, Sept 7th, 2009. Cubs beat the Pirates 4-2!

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

Served in pint glass at 59*F.

Pours a rich, translucent amber, with a sticky snow-white head. Moderate retention. Looks delicious.

Dominant floral, citrus and pine-resin hop aromas. Faint brown sugar and toast aromas. Alcohol discernible.

Flavors of citrus, nuts and bitter hop oil control the first taste. The mild toasty-ness actually becomes quite prominent on the tongue, balances quite well. Dry, long and very clean finish, with a most pleasant alcohol warmth.

Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Mild bite on the tongue. Feels slightly oily on the palate. Very smooth.

Very enjoyable and very drinkable. Does not strike me as an IPA. Oh well. Delicious, nonetheless.

Photo of ipazilla
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an essential Am. Ipa. It has a delicate balance of hop bitterness and roasted malt smoothness. I drink it often and each time I do i think it tastes more like coffee than the last time. But it still has great bitter citrus kick and goes down easy. Highly recommended.

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

I hope this isn't too old.
Fresh hop aroma of milder American type. Sweet, juicy, lightly fruity, Mild malt background. Pleasant.
Nice full head, relatively dense, off-white, thick impressive lacing. Very clear gold with lots of bubbles rising.
Flavor is much more balanced than aroma (not that there is anything wrong with that). Toasty malt with touch of caramel, and (crystal malt?). Nice hop flavors with more balanced bitterness. Good balance on the sweetness too.
Lighter body, mildly carbonated, soft feel.
Easy drinkability.

Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a shapped pint glass.

Dogfish Head is a great brewery because they are constantly creating and pushing beyond ordinary; however, 60 Minute IPA is ordinary. Very good, very easy to drink; great on a hot day...but ordinary.

It poured too light in color--pale straw, with a nice two-finger head and moderate amounts of lace. The smell and taste were crisp, sweet, and citric. A bitter feel lingered; however, sweetness dominated.

60 Minute is a good everyday IPA (yawn), and a good introduction to the style, because, or in spite of the fact, that it lacks depth.

Photo of seanbhudson
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold/amber color with a medium white head. Good amount of lacing.
Moderate aroma of citrus and caramel malt. Hints of pine come out as beer warms.
Grapefruit like bitterness and malt. Clean and relatively mild for an American IPA.
Medium bodied with well balanced texture. Did not finish too dry like may other IPA's. Moderate carbonation.
My first reaction was that this was a flavorless IPA (especially comparing this to the 90 and 120 minute versions). Having said that there is nothing wrong with this beer. It is a light clean simple IPA which makes it very drinkable.

Photo of cdkrenz
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Very nice light copper colored body. The head is firm and white with large bubbles maintaining well.

S - I could smell the sweet hops as soon as I poured this one. The hops are strong and float well through the thick, cool, humid air. Up close the aroma is perfect. Hops are obviously prevalent and begging.

T - Robustly hoppy with a light middle and then another kick of hops toward the and as it fades ever so softly.

M - Smooth and thick with nearly no coarse texture whatsoever.

~ I will certainly recommend this brew to my friends and will without a doubt enjoy many more in the future.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 10,006 ratings.