60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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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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Photo of descobar
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottled two weeks ago. pours a pale amber with ample white head. it is perfectly clear. aromas are all citrus and floral with a significant catty note from hop combination. body is medium with resiny texture and crisp carbonation. flavor is a great balance of bready malt and citrusy hop flavors. bitterness grows on your palate and there's also astringency present. the finish is dry with slight bitterness lingering.
It'd been a while since I had one of these and I remember it differently. maybe recipe changed but regardless its a fine IPA that any hop lover will enjoy.

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Photo of donspublic
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured int shaker from tap, nice 1 finger head, hangs around and leaves nice lacing. Clear bright golden in the glass. Smells of citrus and slightly piney, a little sweet smelling also. Taste initially pineapple followed up by a mild citrus peal bitterness. In the middle there is some nice sweet malt action going on. Don't drink this enough, very solid IPA with a great mouthfeel.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear light orange hue.

Off-white head; thick lacing.

Roasted coffee notes; odd but entirely appealing.

Medium mouthfeel.

Coffee IPA flavor. Unexpected; this tastes like the world's best Black IPA, but is the wrong color! Unique & winning.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a clear amber-fading-into-gold body.

I smell heaps of juicy citrus and pine hops.

Tastes like a pleasantly plump array of the aforementioned, with a tropical note appearing mid-palate. What an enjoyable blend of hop flavors done just right!

The mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation.

I'll rate 60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery with an overall 4.5. I'd rate higher if the hops had a bit more bitterness about them. I gotta say once again the blend of desirable hop tastes really are what hooked me in with this one. Thanks to @nicholas2121 for lending a few bottles he'd grabbed while in his travels to Chicago.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

60 Minute IPA brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, with an ABV of 6.00% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell of 60 Minute IPA, is rich with hops, grains and malts. There is also some grassy notes in the smell of this IPA. This IPA has the look and smell of most IPA's on the market. Now for the taste, it is bold with hop flavors. Then you pick up on the grains and malts. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a nice balance to it. There is a fair amount of lacing to 60 Minute IPA , it sticks to the glass well. 60 Minute IPA has a lot going on in it, however it is like most IPA's on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. I like how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew. The mouth feel of 60 Minute IPA is rich , bold, Clean, and refreshing. Overall I'm giving 60 Minute IPA a 4.50 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. This is a smooth drinking IPA. If you are looking for a smooth IPA look this brew up. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
4.87/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This IPA is absolutely amazing. It is definitely a beer to recommend to someone who wants to get in to IPA's.
Look: Pours a light amber color with a healthy head.
Smell: Smells of a variety of hops from east to west coast and maybe some spicy European hops. All of the hops is making it so that only a faint crystal caramel malt can come through.
Taste: Hops, Hops, Malts, Malts and more hops. Very well balanced. Got the citrusyness from the hops, the spiciness, the herbalness, and the very pleasant sweetness of the malts that goes away without a trace at the end.
Feel: Decent carbonation. Seems a bit lighter in carbonation than your typical IPA's. Not too thin, very very good in the mouth
Overall: This beer is a great IPA. It is a great representation of what I think an IPA should be. It is very well balanced and very refreshing. It is not a death by hop bomb, and the hops isn't exclusively tropical citrus, pineapple and mango. It's got some citrus, some pine, some floral notes, and a little bit of an herbal spiciness. And the alcohol content isn't through the roof. Definitely a good choice to go with a dinner and not have the night be over. Highly recommended if you're trying to get in to the IPA's.

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Photo of Zolin
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As much as I love the 90 minute and so many other beers they make, how is that their flagship IPA is only above average? Don't get me wrong, I turn to the 60-minute a lot, too much quite frankly. Always solid, if always solid is good enough.

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