60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 9,792
Reviews: 2,636
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 249
Gots: 1,513 | 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 Reagan1984
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers that helped me realize that the "fresh" beer taste I thought was only available on draft could be found in a bottle. I give many thanks for my buddy Dan for showing me 60 Minute IPA several years ago. It's been a great trip exploring many bottled IPA's since. But more importantly, 60 Minute has been one of my IPA main stays since that day.

The beer is bright amber in color and has a thick creamy head that does stay on the scene for quite some time. Not much in the way of visible carbonation and the beer is slightly cloudy. I've always found that this beer has a nice amount of lacing.

Aroma is of pine and citrus to me with a background of biscuit like malt. I love the aroma of this beer and its one reason why you must enjoy in a glass vs. out of the bottle. (all beers, not only this one)

The taste is big, fresh, hoppy and wonderful. Pine/grapefruit notes bombard you while there is a substantial malt background to provide balance. The malt character stays for a while, then subsides and lets the hop notes linger. This is what I enjoy. A beer that you can taste, enjoy between sips while you talk or just stare into space.

Mouth feel is medium to light in body and this beer is very drinkable as far as I'm concerned.

Thanks to Dogfish Head for this one!

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber in color. Forms a nice inch high head on the pour and leaves some nice sticky lacing. Smell is all hops. Mostly of the piney variety, but some citrus there as well. Taste is more of the piney and it dominates the flavor. Pretty full on the mouthfeel as well. Good beer, but needs a little more of the "juicy" hops.

Photo of roan22
2.95/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tonights pint of this beer will most likely be my last. I have had good pints of it before, but seriously, what happened to the minty/piney hop character of DFHs 60 minute IPA? Any trace was sadly gone. It was gone! Hence the above ratings. I have nothing more to say.

Photo of TATTORSO
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an Imperial Pint glass. Honey colored with an off white 1 finger head that quickly dissolved to a clinging white ring on the glass. Thin, dripping white lace.
The intitial heavy appearance of carbonation seemed to flatten out as the beer warmed.

Smells of oily, grassy hops, citrus rinds & peaches(?) Fresh & clean. The smokin' aroma improves as the beer warms....biscuity malts are more apparent. Nice...very nice.


Hops dominate throughout with a balance of roasty malts, & flowery subtle citrus. More grapefruit like than the first smell revealed. There's a ghostly subtle citrus aroma that lingers in the nose after a not too dry finish. The mouth is very appealing & inviting for an IPA with a crisp profile. Refreshing ~ Not too bitter & easy to appreciate.
Burp*

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

I am not overly fond of this beer in the bottle, but on tap it shines as a solid, drinkable IPA.

It pours a clear golden with a light head and decent lacing. It has a clean citrusy smell. The flavor is robust, grainy and floral, with an aggressive though not unpleasant mouthfeel that lets you know you've got a good beer in your mouth. This is a highly drinkable, if not exceptionally distinctive, IPA.

Photo of atigerlife
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth Beach.

Pours a copper color with a small white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Aroma of hops and light malts.

Taste is hops and fruity [grapefruit, orange]. Some nice malt character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely cleansing.

Very, very drinkable which is certainly helped by the ABV being at a reasonable level. Excellent stuff.

Photo of HeadFullaHops
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA out of a 12oz bottle into an 18oz Guinness Pub Glass...

A - This brew pours a light copper color with a 3/4" head that disappears relatively quickly into an extremely light lacing that didn't stick to the side of the glass until it was most of the way gone.

S - I would say that I was disappointed with softness of the hop aroma is on this IPA but the fact that Dogfish makes a significantly hoppier IPA in the 90min so there's more to that story. Hops were the most prominent smell, though.

T - There is more of a balance between the malt and hops on this brew than I would expect from an IPA but, after the majority of the mouthful is on it's way down the hatch, there is a decent tinge of bitterness on the back of the palette.

M - The feel of this IPA is in the middle of the road with a medium to light carbonation tickling the tongue.

D - This is where this brew shines the brightest. For an IPA, and it is definitely that, the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is significantly more drinkable than any other IPA I have had. Drinking the 60 Minute IPA all night long would not be a test of will power but a evening of satisfaction.

Photo of pweis909
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold with a touch of orange. Creamy head initially, thins out but does not quite disappear, leaving a foamy ring on the glass. Hop aroma is spicey and citrusy. As the beer warms, a lightly toasty malt aroma is apparent. Bitterness is not overly agressive, but sufficient to balance the malt, allowing only a slight sweetness to come through in the taste.

After taking some initial tasting notes, I finished the beer while eating some spicy papadums. The beer holds up nicely to the spice.

Photo of naterock
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a nice copper color, exceptionally clear with a nice two finger head and patchy lacing.
Smells of slight citrus notes and an aroma of a few different kinds of hops I think there are some goldings in here.
T: superior bitterness on the initial sip, the balance comes through as it goes across the tongue. a well balanced hop-malt flavor impresses even the most avid-IPA drinkers.
M: medium body with a nice carbonation that helps with the bitterness.
absolutely the most drinkable IPA I have ever experienced. If on;y this was available here in springfield. I guess I have more of an excuse to go back to texas. This would definitely be in my fridge all the time if available.

Photo of Slynger
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

60 pours a a deep clear golden color with an orange tinge to it and a fluffy cap of white.

The smell is nice and pleasantly sweet malts along with a nice hop variety of citrus, fresh pine, and earthy grass.

Nice flavor but not quite as hoppy as I would like. A more than adequate animal cracker malt base with nice, though kinda light, grapefruit and pine sappy hops. Light-medium body with a nice softly creamy carbonation and very nice light oily smoothness.

The 6-0 is a solid IPA, but I expect the niner to be the one that really impresses me.

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

12-ounce bottle poured into my DFH pint glass looks like a match made in Heaven. A clear, copper-amber body is capped with a couple of fingers of pale foam that makes a creamy rounded ice cream cone head that retains stubbornly and sticks nicely to the glass.

Smells piney and citrusy with a sweet note of honey-covered pineapple.

Taste is a piney, citrusy caramel mix balanced with a wonderful grapefruity bitterness. Sweet, but not overly so. Hoppy, but no hop bomb. Just about perfect, the drink is clean, refreshing, and crisp without any muddling in the flavors.

Featuring outstanding drinkability borne of an excellent flavor profile and just-right carbonation, this beer is a superb and wonderfully hoppy example of my favorite style.

Photo of SpecialK088
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A-Pours almost identical to the 90 nice clear copper color and redish tints and about 1 finger head.

S-A little vague but still get the hops and citrus classic IPA notes

T-I've only had the DFH 90 and 60 IPA's but i have to say that this brewery has got it right so far good piny/citrus flavor that leaves a nice bitterness in the back of your mouth from drink to drink. Medium body and incredibly drinkable beer this would be one i reached for time and time again if it was available in my area. Exceptionally Balanced

Photo of Lexluthor33
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber. Good head,nice tight foamy lace.
The aroma is of grapefruit,citrus and hops. The taste is hops,citrus,malts and piney notes. The overall feel is moderate carbonation,creamy,medium body and some mild bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Good beer and it has a place in my fridge anytime of the year. I do prefer the 90 min IPA,but 60 IPA is pretty damn good.
I like the hops and while it was sweet it was not too sweet. A good brew with good ABV.

Photo of nrbw23
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a crystal clear bright amber with a nice large white head. The head had great retention and left a good amount of lacing down the glass.

S- Very piney with hints of orange and grapefruit citrus notes. Subtle balancing malt is quickly covered up again by the big hop aroma.

T- Citrusy up front with a gigantic bitter finish of pine. There is a doughy malt in the middle, but the focus on this is on the hops all the way. This is, in my opinion, a bit more hoppy than the 90 minute, and less balanced, though it doesn't need to be. The hops are allowed to shine without being too overpowering.

M- Medium in body, nice and creamy with a good amount of carbonatioin.

D- An easy drinker, reasonably moderate ABV with a full flavour. An excellent beer, and while I might tend to lean towards the 90 minute a little more, I'd take this any day.

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

On tap at Union Brew House. Had this beer too many times to remember, but today I had one of the first pulls off the keg and it seemed "different". First thing- the smell- huge aromas of hops- piney and citrus finishing. Nice appearance, too- great fluffy head on a dark orange body. Taste is crisp and hopy. flavors include orangey hops, oily almost. Decent malt backbone to finish as well, but this is a hopheads IPA. Have to have another!

Photo of marcpal
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another staple Ive been drinking forever and realized I never reviewed when drinking one. What the hell was I doing?

12oz bottled poured into pint glass.

A: Gold with clarity and a nice fluffed head with a speckled sheet of lacing.

S: Hops and sugar malts. Citrus and fruity hops, nothing overpowering.

T: Delicious. Citrus bitterness and a matching solid backbone of roasty malts.

M: Full bodied and refreshing. Different body and texture, not as oily as 90 minute but this is still creamy.

D: Easy as any beer to drink. Epitome of a fallback beer when you are looking for something mild but a kick of flavor.

As always, consistently refreshing and one of my consistent goto beers for grilling on a nice day or even good for winter dinners. So smooth.

Photo of sevopie
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a decent head that lingers for a bit of time. Lighter in color than a fair amount of IPAs.

Smell - A little light on the smell to me, smells of the normal citrus and hops, almost has a smoky smell in there as well.

Taste - The hops don't hit you quite as much as some other IPAs, but they are definitely still there. Again the smokiness shows up, as well as a slightly sweet malt. Citrus on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Perfect amount of carbonation in this one, and the tastes that linger are very pleasing.

Drinkability - This is one of the easiest IPAs to get into, as nothing truly overpowers. Very well-rounded for an IPA, and the maltiness does show up.

Never going to be my favorite IPA, but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a 6-pack when I'm unsure of what to drink.

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

A- The pour left a small amount of head with active bubbles within the beer. This left a small white film on the top of the brew.

S- Delicious grapefruit smells truly shine through, along with other citrus notes. Sweet fruitiness is also there as well.

T- Citrus tastes are a definite yes given to the great hops flavors. The grapefruit taste is more present as a citrus flavor that is an undertone and at times an overtone of the brew. The malt is also very much there as well.

M- Good mouthfeel, not too fizzy and easy to down.

D- Great brew, easy to down like I previously mentioned.

Photo of YankChef
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/23/08

Appearance: Peach amber with a 1/4 inch white head that is pretty creamy in appearance at first and then dissipates to just a whisp, still covers the beer nicely

Smell: The aroma is very fragrant with a lot of pine and resiny goodness. Apricots certainly come to mind as well as fresh cut grass?

Taste: A perfect example of balanced imbalance, there is a lot of almost sweet citrusy flavor up front that gives way to a serious hop domination but not terribly bitter at all.

Overall: One of the refrigerator standbys, always a pleasure to see a 60 minute.

Photo of ralree
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow with a really nice white fluffy 2-finger head. Laces perfectly, and the retention is brilliant.

S: Smells really good - hoppy and tangy. This is one of the best smelling IPA's I've encountered. Fruit (sort of a cherry smell) is backed by the fresh smell of hops.

T: Wonderful flavor. We have great hop flavor on the surface to start, with undertones of fruit. After swallowing, some alcohol flavor comes into play, but it certainly isn't overpowering. Hop flavor lingers.

M: Perfect carbonation, pretty non-astringent, medium-heavy bodied. It's a little syrupy, but I like that in this style. Lingers on the tongue for a bit.

D: I could definitely drink one of these with a good burger, and have another right after. Due to the richness, (and the alcohol content) I probably wouldn't want to drink too much, though.

Photo of GJ40
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

A- A perfect golden color with good clarity and a thick, foamy head.

S - Hoppy but not super hoppy. Floral and citrusy. Some malt and yeast too.

T - Very citrusy with some bitterness and sweetness. Very clean and crisp.

M - Nice moderate carbonation level that lets the flavor shine through.

D - So easy to drink. It's very flavorful yet smooth and refreshing.

Photo of Buebie
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3-14-08

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a snifter.
Its a golden light amber color. Head from a rigerous pour is 3 fingers deep, white and fizzy.

The aroma is sweet honey nut cheerios, meets citrus hops. There is a nutty, floral hops aroma, and a slight apricotty fruitness.

Mouthfeel and taste up front is fizzy carbonation with nutty sweetness, some floral hops through the middle. The ibu's command attention after the swallow. They gather steam and then slowly fad to nothingness with a very small hop linger. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

This beer is very much my summertime beer of choice. If only it was more readily available in Mn, as I purchased this from Chicone's in Hudson.

Photo of PhxHorn
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for $5.75 at Yardhouse, this had better be good. In fact, it had better be outstanding for that price. Unfortunately, it's not. Color is a medium yellow with zero head, smells faintly of citrus. Tastes mildly of citrus, but just not a whole lot of flavor going on. The best I can say is that a weak-ass beer like this goes down easily when it's 110­° outside, which it is today. But overall, this beer is a huge disappointment after hearing all the hype about Dogfish. One of the weakest IPAs I've ever had. What the fuck?

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

The colour of the beer is a light copper with a centimeter head. Decent head retention.

The nose on the beer is mostly malts, but it has a hint of hops. The taste of this beer is actually quite different. There are not floral hops, it has a lot of almost roasty malts, but then hits you at the end with the bitterness. It's almost a bridge IPA, meaning it'd be a beer you'd give to a person to ween them onto hops. I personally would want more hop character, but this is obviously going for something different than most IPAs, which isn't so bad. It just isn't my thing. When I drink an IPA, I want the hops to fucking hit me in the face. The mouthfeel is quite standard with a bit of creaminess and a bit of carbonation. The drinkablility in this beer is pretty standard (for me).

Photo of Poser
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber with a lingering, frothy top. Citrus and hoppy aroma with maybe some nutty characteristics. The taste is bold and complex. A heavy, malty texture but the hops are there from the first taste, which is to be expected from DFH. The citrus is the first thing you taste and it just stings more as it goes from first sip to finish. The aftertaste is a period of acidic recovery for your mouth. The mouth is on the heavier side of medium.

I really love this beer. It's not as bold as the 90 Min and it's not as ridiculous as the 120 Min, but I think it's more balanced and better for it.

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,792 ratings.