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60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

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9,342 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,342
Reviews: 2,606
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 222
Gots: 1,228 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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 Gaisgeil
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This i just a good, well made IPA, well suited to everyday drinking. Not over the top, but not middle of the road either. Pours a bright and clear gold in color with a loose white head with good retention. Nose is very nice, very hoppy and fresh some malt detectable. Taste is well balanced, but definitely hoppy and interesting; bold. Mouthfeel is a bit creamy, but light and refreshing. Drinkability is quite high, a good session candidate.


Gaisgeil, Aug 19, 2006
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear apricot color with a small white head that thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aroma is a variety of hops including some piney and citrusy scents. There is also a bit of caramel maltiness luring around.

The flavor is very savory and mimics the smell. A well balanced blend of hops with an underlying caramel maltiness that are in harmony. Very well rounded.

Medium body, creamy texture.

This is a delicious beer and a great example of what this style can be. It's often in my fridge, and yet somehow this is the first time I have reviewed it.

MaltyGoodness, Aug 19, 2006
Photo of gmfessen
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, beer has a nice head with lacing that loves to hang around. In appearance - clear golden colored brew, beautiful. It has a citrusy hop smell, with a taste to follow that actually has more of a malty taste than I would normally expect in an IPA. Medium body, with a creamy head. Overall, a good beer, very drinkable indeed. I would recommend trying this beer.

gmfessen, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of cjgator3
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangey amber color with sticky white head that stuck all over the glass for the entire duration of the drink. Aroma is sweet malt and floral hops. Taste is delicious! Taste starts out sweet giving way to a nice bite from the hops. The sweet almost doughey malt does stand up well next to the hops. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy that just makes the mouth drool. Overall, this is an excellent brew. DFH did a superb job on this one!

cjgator3, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of edbeered
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a very pale straw color, with a 1/4 inch white head that fades quickly, leaving a small amount of lace on the glass.The smell is of piney hops. The taste has elements of piney and citrussy hops, with a mild sweet malt backing, The hops are rightly dominant, but not overpoweringly so. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. I would love to taste this on tap sometime. Nice one!

edbeered, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of hunteraw
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pretty light in color, more gold than amber or orange. Moderate head, which leaves nice lace. Fairly clear.

Smell: Fresh hops aroma, of course. Pine and citrus. Some sweetness in the background.

Taste: Bready, bitter - a little sweeter than I remember it being the first time I had it. Hop notes are citrus, spice and grass.

Mouthfeel: A little thicker in the mouthfeel than I'd expected. Carbonation is perfect.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, sessionable, but expensive.

hunteraw, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of phishgator
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Big head that was foamy and airy. The color is lighter than I remember on tap. It is deep golden with nice carbonation. The aroma is floral, citrusy, and faintly honey sweet. The taste is much the same, but the hops jump in the front, middle, and end. This will dull your taste buds after 1 or 2. As a hophead this is what you look for in an IPA! The hop bitterness is almost overpowering. The mouth is dulled from all of the assualt. I do have to say that the limit is three is an evening for me.

phishgator, Aug 10, 2006
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my DFH palm pint glass. Nice crystal clear shinny gold amber liquid that seems to glow. The Head is 2 fingers of thick white fluff. It fades slow to leave just a little lace.

The smell is nice slightly sharp good strong hops with out being overly done. Some malty goodness in there at times.

The taste is very savory indeed. Great big hopy taste but not real sharp, kind of mild but defiantly Hops. A malty base to keep every thing where it needs to be.

The mouthfeel is very good, great carbonation, perfect medium body for this style. Man does this beer work.

Drinkability is top shelf, DFH nailed this one. MK

MuenchenerKindl, Aug 09, 2006
Photo of EvilKeith
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes of 08/06/06 visit to Delilah's, Chicago IL.

Poured into the glass a hazed rich golden color. The head was a finger and a half of off-white fluffy foam.
The smell sweet malts, citrusy grapefruit, a bit floral and a subtle earthiness.
Taste was actually malty sweetness up front, followed by hops, call them piney, grassy, and oily. The balance leans to the hop side, of course.
At this point in my B.A. education I have come to enjoy a good American IPA. This is one of those good ones. Overall, I really enjoyed this one.

EvilKeith, Aug 09, 2006
Photo of Estarrio
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the British Beer Company

Nice golden color with a light white head. Not much retention, save for some lacings.

After drinking the 90, 120 and some of Dogfish Head's other bigger offerings, I kept thinking that this was IPA Junior. It's alive with flavors and aromas. Raisin, vanilla, pine, and a complex array of hops are all present. The difference being that the flavors are not as strong as they are complex. The result is a fine beer that I consider a beginner version of those just getting into the American IPA.

It's smooth, well carbonated and very drinkable. Worth a try, as a great introduction to the style. Might let you down if you are a big hophead!

Estarrio, Aug 06, 2006
Photo of expatsteve
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden straw color, with low/medium viscosity. 1/2 inch head, settles to a nice heavy suds cover. Medium visibility. Lighter in color than I expected, but pleasant to look at.

Aroma: Caramel malts provide a good solid backbone for grapefruit, lemon rind, faint peaches and kiwi.

Taste: Great malt presence for an IPA - plenty of caramel in the front and middle palates. Hops really emerge in the middle palate and the finish, with fruity orange, apricot, and grapefruit notes. Sweet cantaloupe and kiwi developments. I never thought I'd complement DFH on achieving subtle, understated balance in a beer, but that's the character of the 60 Min.

Mouthfeel: Very light and smooth, with low/medium carbonation. Crisp, clean hops finish that doesn't overreach or smother the beer. Ideal summer IPA.

Drinkability: This is a fantastic beer, with great use of floral hops and just the right amount of bitterness. Nice malts carry the whole beer well. Will definitely drink this a whole lot more over the summer.

expatsteve, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a golden-orange, with thin off-white head and great lacing. Aroma was not real pronounced, but a very pleasant mix of citrus and floral. Taste was a continuation of this floral and citrus, but what I noticed immediatley was the dominance of the alcohol. While only 6%, this hit me from the initial sip, and carried on thru the entire glass. The finish is bitter, yet smooth, but most of all leaves a warming sensation from the alcohol. In addition to the 60 minute, I also have the 90- and 120- minute, and can’t wait to try those when the time is right. This was my first DFH, and I am truly pleased.

kimcgolf, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of rayjay
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the most delicious nights of drinking I ever had was in Philly. We went from Johnny Brenda's to the Standard Tap to the 700 Club and all 3 had this beer on the cask. All 3 places poured the best pints I've had in a long time; fresh, bitter, floral, just beautiful.

This review is of a 2 month old case, bought in PA in a hot beer distributor, carried back to CA, drank 1 month later.

Head is non-existant, beer tastes carbonated enough, but absolutely no lacing. Malt is light in color but much more present than the west coast IPA's I frequent, probably because of lighter hopping; for an IPA, it could be more counterbalanced with hops.

The hops are there in the usual flavors (pine, grapefruit, a little citrus) but are very dull for an IPA. Bitter, but not floral. Maybe I was expecting more since this is an old fav of mine. I shouldn't have drank a Drake's IPA before this one.

I believe this bottle is past it's prime, but is still good. Nothing compared to the fresh casks, that is when this beer really shines. I'd think it was alot better if I wasn't so spoiled on IPA's!!! Cheers

rayjay, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of normZurawski
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has an appearance like beer. It smells nice, light citris. Taste is slight rough, but decent. Seems to have 2 kinds of hops, if that makes sense. One of the I like and the other I do not. No malt, which makes this pale in comparison to the 90 MIPA. Decent beer but nothing special. Mouthfeel is creamy, actually nice. Drinkability is so-so. It's never the beer I'm looking forward to.

normZurawski, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of jettjon
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bar pour on tap into a cold glass. Dark yellow with no bubbles beneath a 1-finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin sheet and good lacing. Noble? hops on the nose and sweet malt along with a light fruity smell—peaches or apricot. Taste is moderate hops up front, light malt, an apple juice or tea flavor. Finishes on a malty, moderately bitter hops flavor. Mouth is slightly creamy, full bodied without bubbles. Drinkability is very good. I’d definitely recommend this excellent IPA.

jettjon, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of RJLarse
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a couple of bottles of DFH 60 Minute IPA at a grocery store to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a pint glass.

Pours a rich gold/amber color and is clear. A modest one-finger head forms, and dissipates quickly. The head produces minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

The smell is very hoppy. There is a bit of a malt presence, and the aromas produced by the hops are mild.

The taste is also quite hoppy, with a malt backbone. There is a bitter hop finish. The flavors are not as varied and complex as they might be.

The mouth feel is crisp, clean and refreshing. The beer is moderately carbonated.

This is a drinkable beer. It lacks some of the fruity esters and citrus flavors of other IPAs, but a very drinkable beer and good representation of the style.

RJLarse, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of mnj21655
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold color with an almost amber hue. Has a nice thick white head that is initially a 1/2" and tapers down down to a coating that lasts until the end. Smells strongly of hops but there are also hints of citrus. Not overwhelming. Very nice. Taste is of hops and maltiness. Finishes bitter. Nice mouthfeel, goes down easy and has a good amount of carbonation. A great IPA and an excellent session beer. If you like hops this is for you.

mnj21655, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of ggaughan
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a Boombox case I bought recently for a concert tailgate. The 60 minute poured a golden color with a thick white head that runs away rather quickly and leaves behind a nice ring around the glass and solid lacing. The aroma is trademark DFH, a bouquet of hops with a touch of sweetness at the end. The taste is more of the same with a citrusy hop kick that runs through the mouth and pleases. There is also a strong malt character that balances this beer out well and helps to make this a very drinkable beer.

ggaughan, Jul 22, 2006
Photo of MLegendre
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with a 1/2in. thick white head that disapates very slowly leaving very thick white lacing that sticks to the glass like it was crazy glue.

S: Smell is predominatly hops with a sweet background that kind of reminded me of a barley wine (interesting).

T: Starts of like the standard IPA, very bitter citrusy hops, but then when the malt kicks in I don't know what to call it. The malt is very strong, and like the smell, reminded me a bit of a barley wine or an Arrogant Bastard. Not nearly as overwelming as a Barley wine, but reminicent of one. Aftertaste goes back to the bitterness leaving an aspirin like aftertaste. As it warms up the maltiness gets stronger, but the bitterness is still very present. A very original take on an IPA.

M: Slightly thick, medium carbonation, very nice.

D: Well I am in love with this IPA. I haven't had anything else out there quite like it, and it is something I can see myself drinking very often. I think this beer will have something for both the hopheads and the maltheads. This was my first beer by Dogfish Head and I'd definatly love to try more.

MLegendre, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of keoki182
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in bottle in Menomonee Falls, WI. IPAs are growing on me more and more, ever since I tried Two Brothers Heavy-Handed IPA. I recall that one being quite good, but I could drink DFH 60 Minute all day. I naturally expected strong piney/citrus flavors and more bitterness than I am used to in a beer, but it was all done very well. The aroma is mostly hops, of course. The bitterness that I expected to taste however, is prevalent, but suits the beer so well you don’t even mind. The mouthfeel is more solid than I had anticipated, lending a feeling that you are really drinking a fine brew. This is so good, I am going to search out the next step (90 Minute).

keoki182, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of oloughlinrj
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Pours golden orange with a thick, faomy head that dissolves down to a thin coating. This laces all the way down the glass.

Smells very hopsy, some floral citrus notes and the hint of buttery yeast. Quite pleasant. Strong, but not overpowering.

The taste is defined by the oily hops, which are present throughout and really take over. At the same time, this is balanced out by surprisingly sweet maltiness and a bready yeast, maybe some pine underneath. The strong hops make for a perfect bitter finish. This is one to be savored - let it linger on the palate.

Medium carbonation, good feel to it. It goes down easily, but makes its presence known. The finish is all hops, and they are there to stay (in a good way).

Overall, a great IPA. If you want strong hops, this is the beer for you. A friend recommended it to me, and I'll be thanking him profusely later. This is a beer to be cherished and enjoyed.

oloughlinrj, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of spaceranger
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dammit. It's happening to me. I tried to resist. But I am weak and the power is just too strong...I am turning into a hop-head. Is this the greatest beer on the market or what? It pours an (IPA) perfect, creamy head that lasts all the way down. Lacing to the bottom of the mug. THE SMELL: of course, hoppy. with some wonderful malt thrown in. some sweetness from burnt sugar (carmel?) and a hint of chocolate. a little citrus fruitiness, maybe some orange peel. Man....oh man. I love this brew. HOPSSS. HOPS. Dig the hops. I am not worthy...

spaceranger, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of FuzzyGuy84
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an excellent american IPA. Pored from a 12 oz. bottle into a slightly chilled pint glass. Slightly cloudy appearance with heavy carbonation. Very pleasant smell of light hops. Wonderful crisp taste with a perfect amount of bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, very crisp and delicate. Highly drinkable, not strong or overpowering. A great everyday IPA.

FuzzyGuy84, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of Cresant
2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured this 12 oz. into a Stone IPA glass. Golden clear body and 1 inch of off white head gently faded.

Smelled of peppery hops. Strong tobacco and a sweaty salty smell. Not horrible, but not a good smell! However, the aroma was more interesting than the taste.

Tasted of juicy lemons. Raspy hops with a watery texture.

Not a favorite. I look forward to trying the 90 and 120 Minutes that I have purchased.

Cresant, Jul 05, 2006
Photo of mcallister
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden, copper, clean pour. White half inch head, carbonation bubbles galore. Textbook IPA.

Piney, hop goodness, grapefruit, citrus, with a maltiness to round out the aromas of this beer nicely.

Perfectly balanced mouthfeel. Grapefruit, with somewhat resiny hops, other citrus flavors, with a piney finish. Malt component balances bery nicely, with a good carbonated mouthfeel. Great session IPA.

mcallister, Jul 05, 2006
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 9,342 ratings.