60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

2,804 Reviews
60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

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Reviews: 2,804 | Ratings: 11,230
Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear amber color. The head is frothy, and one finger, and nice carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. The nose is somewha hoppy, but not extremely so. The taste is got a slight hop kick. Got the pine, and citrus from the hops. Not very overpowering. I get the bitter feeling all the way down and it lasts for a while. Not extremely watery feeling. It's ok, but the 90 and 120 are better, but a decent IPA.

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Photo of kvassgal
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I opened the bottle and was ambushed by foam! Such a foamy, fizzy beer. It lacks sweet notes, but has a bitter, evolving hoppy flavor from the start to the end of the sip. At the end, I do detect the citrus notes-- it's more grapefruit than lemon. I would buy this beer again if I wanted something not-sweet and not-sour. It's quite neutral.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoppy aromas. Crisp feel, definite IPA taste, dry finish. Pretty average IPA, though. I know a lot of people love this one, but I prefer their 90 minute IPA.

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Photo of Stephenmheadley
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's an IPA with a reputation and it's a solid one at that. I find myself comparing most other IPAs to this particular one (at the 90 minute). It's enjoyably hoppy with no major thrills.

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Photo of frykid
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

overall, a good IPA; enjoyed it

the aromas are not so strong - malt aromas were most distinct, not so much hops

light carbonations, smooth drink

light amount of citrus and hop flavors

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Photo of SteveS1111
3.17/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I used to really like this beer, but for some reason, it almost seems like the latest batches aren't quite as good as before. It's still alright, but it has a bit of skunky taste now. I'm drinking it now and notice very subtle off flavors. The 90 Minute is just the same as it always has been. Maybe it's just this batch, I don't know.

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Photo of Fee
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites, this is a solid IPA. Great appearance, good smell (if not strong), and great hop presence. This beer seems a bit better in my memory than in recent tastings, but I would never hesitate to grab this one.

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Photo of Rako
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Maybe I am just going crazy but as of recent, I dont remember 60 minute tasting like the last few times I purchased. Begin tasting and you get a very chocolate malt taste with very little hops. It finishes with kind of a powdery type taste to finish.

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Photo of erk0607
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Crystalline amber gold with a white head that subsided over a few minutes leaving nice lacing and small effervescing bubbles.
Smell: Not overbearing, but good. Grassy hops, and a bit of citrus zest.
Taste: Slightly bitter, yet sweet malt, hops, and even more of the citrus that you get when you smell it. Earthy, not piney.
Feel: Medium-heavy, slightly slick beer, medium energy on the amount of carbonation
Overall: Not too bad, an IPA that I don't have any problems drinking.

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Photo of CrashingConcord
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Preamble: Dogfish is a damn good brewery, and I am by and large an enormous fan. 60 Minute - at least as of late - however, has fallen flat.

Don't get me wrong, everything about this beer's backstory, composition, brew process, and even label description leads one to believe that it should be some straight divine nectar, and considering the undeniable hop presence, this should be the beer I dream about. But... Disclaimer over.

The hoppiness at first taste is pleasant, yes, and I love the bitter grassiness, but it gives way to nothing else. If the selling point of your hop behemoth IPA is the lupulin monstrosity therein, I'm hoping for a little more complexity than just grass.

Again, I sandwich the criticism with an absolute adoration for Dogfish, an understanding that perhaps I may not yet have the palate to appreciate the nuances, and a recognition that I have appreciated this beer more so in the past.

There is also a pretty solid malt backbone intermingling with the hoppy lead.

Have I been apologetic enough?

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Photo of doktorhops
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one has been near the top of my hit list for a while: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA… or was it the 75 Minute IPA? Or the 90 Minute IPA? Or their 120 Minute IPA? Case in point: Dogfish Head make a lot of IPAs and it’s hard to keep track of them, but I’ll give them all a go when I get the chance. As an East Coast style IPA I’m expecting it to be smooth bodied with a juicy hop aspect and a decent balance between bitter/sweet (perhaps erring on the side of sweet). Fun fact: Dogfish sharks have venom which coats their dorsal spines which is mildly toxic to humans - true story.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Cloudy marigold body with a nice dense one centimetre cream-coloured head. This looks absolutely fantastic for an IPA - just the right shade of amber, cloudy and with top-notch head retention, nice! 8/10.

S: Once again hop-fade is the bane of my existence - although this was bottle in 09/16 (4 months ago)… I guess that’s long enough to expect hop-fade. Aroma is more malt than hop driven, damn shame, notes of: Caramel, fresh baked biscuits, hint of citrus, and a light floral touch. Still not bad but definitely lacking hop aroma in the 4 months since it was brewed. 7/10.

T: Still firmly citrus driven in the flavour though, begins with lemon, then grapefruit through to fresh-squeezed orange in the finish, which is of a medium (and quite appropriate) bitterness. Caramel/biscuit malts throughout the palate lay a solid sweet foundation for this (after 4 months still) hop driven delight. 9/10.

M: Medium bodied with a nice dense but light carbonation, pretty spot on mouthfeel. 9/10.

D: The closest IPA I would compare this to is Smuttynose Finestkind IPA, however Smuttynose edges this overall. It must be noted that Smuttynose was about the same age when I tried it so really between the two IPAs it’s really about the one that aged best, I would love to have gotten my hands on both when they were fresh however East Coast US beers don’t seem to get shipped as easily and frequently as West Coast brews, hence the possible discrepancy between my scores - really with IPAs I am fast learning (from homebrew as well as drinking): The fresher the better, and: Old IPAs - don’t bother. 8/10.

Food match: The classic IPA match of Thai, or even Laotian larb would be ace.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. No bottle/freshness date.

L: Hazy copper in color, fluffy off-white head with good retention. Excellent lacing.

S: Floral and citrus hops, decent malt presence, fruit esters, yeast.

T: Lot of hop presence at first, floral, citrus and herbal. Well balanced with the malt keeping the finish sweet.

F: Light-Medium body, semi-dry, well carbonated. Refreshing.

O: Just a wonderful overall IPA. A standard all IPAs should strive for.

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Photo of MaillardRx
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I really loved the 90 minute from Dogfish Head and was excited to learn the 60 min was when I was at a bar traveling for work. To my dismay, it tasted old and worn out. I don't think it was stored properly to be honest, but I rated what I tasted at that point in time.

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Photo of golf_sierra
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper, white lasting head.
Aroma is nice, but minimal. More earthy and floral.
Taste is balanced, but more malty than I usually like. I don't get much grapefruit, or citrus but there is some bitterness than lingers. Finish is clean.
Not my favorite IPA.

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Photo of Terp96
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, bright golden color with minimal head. Smell is piney with a little seeetness. Not overpowering. Taste is sweet up front transitioning to a dry, piney finish. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is is a little thin but there is a nice, slick oiliness. Really a standard for the American IPA.

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Photo of Jacob_Hargis
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 12oz bottle into one of my favorite vintage German beer glasses- a Holsten Pilsener goblet I inherited from my German great grandfather. I live in California, so I usually stick to west coast beers. This is surprisingly the first Dog Fish Head beer I've sampled, despite knowing quite a bit about the brewery and the uniqueness of the styles of beers Sam Calamine and his brew wizards do at DFH.

Pours a nice golden color with evenly spread foam around the upper rim of the glass with carbonation bubbles zipping up spontaneously from the bottom of the glass. Lacing present.

On the nose- ah yes, citrus--but not overwhelming and splashes of herb pale malts coming through.

Tastes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit, zest, with pine (not resiny) and malt sweet. VERY well balanced. Usually you think, big IPA (relatively low A.B.V) would expect a big punch in the mouth...but not at all. The even distribution of hop flavors in my mouth leave me quite giddy and my pallet fresh. The mouth feel is light, carbonated, almost creamy with a bit of crispness on the end, not leaving your mouth sticky.

Overall- Truly a quintessential session IPA. I'd bid this beer over many other styles. I think this beer is a great bridge for those looking to get into drinking more IPA's, or those that are looking for a well balanced (not overly hopped) brew with a well balanced flavor, great mouthfeel, and lower alcohol content--to leave you drinking more and not feeling "hopped out". Well done.

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Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

L: Pours a semi-opaque medium golden color. Two fingers of frothy white head leaves ample lacing.

S: Delicious hops. Lots of evergreen and citrus. Fresh herbs and spice.

T/F: A perfectly balanced IPA. Grainy malts and ample hops. Just what you'd expect from the style. Grapefruit and tropical fruits mix with resinous pine and floral notes. Mild peppercorn. Medium body and well carbonated.

O: One of the true standard bearers for the style. Wonderfully drinkable and an easy go-to. Dogfish Head knows how to use hops and this beer always gets it done.

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Photo of ThePold
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 Oz bottle, freshly dated into a DFH IPA glass. This is a truly excellent beer. Great hop flavor, lots of carbonation, lovely dark gold color, and a smooth drinkability that doesn't go overboard on hops bitterness. Simply put, a classic of its kind.

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Photo of Richcraft
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is so clear it's almost clinical. Like neon brite beer. Super impressive but almost too brite? Smells like homebrewed IPA which is super fun! Tastes almost like a lager. Must be the mad scientist approach to hop additions. Definitely my favorite brewery. Love the strange brews and lovingly crafted art and explanations. Really tastey.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not an ipa guy so not much knowledge but this is my favorite ipa so far.

Super thick white head that doesn't fade away the entire time you're drinking..

Best balance of hops to malt of any ipa I've tried, you get the nice hops flavors without the super bitter finish ,nice sweet ending .

Mouthfeel is light but not watery..

Will buy again .

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translucent golden hue. Minimal white head.
Dank citrus with malt flavours. Fairly balanced with some residual sweetness.
Nice mouth feel. Soft and silky. Overall pretty decent.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This prototypical east coast IPA pours a tangerine color with a medium foamy white head and a somewhat high amount of carbonation. The smell is piney and somewhat citrusy. It is a very fresh scent. The taste is of pine, bold orange, lemon, and some slightly sweet, bready malts. The finish is pretty clean, with very little lingering hop bitterness. The body is medium, but maybe very slightly lighter than the average IPA. This is a very light, refreshing IPA, which has become too rare in my opinion these days without going into session IPA territory. Likewise, the balance is also fantastic, another IPA rarity as of late. This is an eminently drinkable IPA that is accessible even to those that aren’t major fans of the style. My only criticism would be its lack of complexity, but you don’t need to be too complex if your flavors are this on point. It is a classic.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

great looking brew. crystal clear golden with a white head that leaves thick rings of lace. aromas of bready malt, pine, earthy floral quality, some sweeter caramel malts, light citrus character. taste follows nicely, with a bit more of the hops shining through the somewhat assertive malt profile, grassy and herbal notes as well.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice look. On tap at the Doubletree on Broad Street. Minimal citrus hops smell with some malt backbone coming through. Minimal bitterness on the taste with a good mix of malt and hops here. Not as big of a beer as I was expecting. Very easy to down. Not too much carbonation and slightly dry. Good stuff.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mostly clear, slight haze, blonde, with a tall head of 3 fingers, leaving frothy lace behind.

Citrus, primarily oranges with a touch of grapefruit, quite a bit of pale malts, and a hint of pine.

Lots of pale malts out front, coming behind it are hits of orange pith, grapefruit, and a touch of juicy hop. Pine sharpness at the end that's not tasted as much as its felt.

Feel is crisp with some creaminess and stickiness. I could use a little more of a lighter feel and more carbonation, but the present characteristics keep it from feeling watery.

Overall, 60 Minute is the quintessential session IPA. I don't think very many beers come close to this. 60 minute is an easy, flavorful, balanced session IPA. In a dictionary, 60 minute should be pictured.

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