60 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #259
Ranked #3,757
4.1 | pDev: 11.22%
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA
Notes: 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
Reviews: 3,006 | Ratings: 12,145 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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KevCan from Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We got this in a Trader Joe's mystery bag as a gift from a friend. Poured from 12 oz. bottle (bottled on 10/06/15) into a tulip glass. Paired with spicy Thai curry. Perfect match!

Look: Beautiful golden color and clear. Small off-white head that persists only at the edges. Great lacing as you drink it.

Smell: Classic IPA hop scents: piney, floral, citrusy. A bit of honey. I love the smell.

Taste: Subtle and not very bitter for an IPA. Nicely balanced, you can actually taste the malt, which I like. Doesn't taste quite as good as it smells, but still very good. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste and invites you to drink more.

Feel: Medium carbonation, a little thin/watery.

Overall: An awesome, balanced IPA for someone like myself who isn't a hop-head.

Nov 21, 2015
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TheSixthRing from California

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on date of 04/23/14

Appearance - Pours a clear golden orange with an eggshell white 2 finger head. Fantastic retention that just refuses to die. Lacing makes no qualms about grasping to the side of the glass and hanging around like has nothing else better to do.

Smell - Juicy citrus notes abound - fresh orange with light grapefruit zest and maybe even a faint whiff of lemon.

Taste - Flavor is a bit more tame, but still manages some nice character. Orange notes are predominant, with touches of mint leaf and light pith bitterness in the finish. Malts are faint, but very generic, like white bread.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. A touch velvety with nice smoothness.

Overall - Really nice, smooth drinking beer. Really, everything that you'd want in an IPA that you could drink bottle after bottle, while still delivering a solid punch of flavor. Yeah, I think I'll be buying this again sometime in the near future!

Jun 20, 2014
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Rako from Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

Feb 06, 2017
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a packaged in date on the label for freshness.

Appearance: Quite hazy from the yeast that seemed to be loose in the bottle, decent head retention as a thin white lace stays intact.

Smell: Mildly estery with hints of floral citric hop, cookie like malt and a faded buttery yeast combo.

Taste: Lots of fresh hop oil flavour, very juicy with citric and bitter herbal tones. Solid maltiness holds up to the hops well with a dough toasted grain mix. Touch of nutty yeast with a slight warmth from estery alcohol. Finish semi-dry with a long lingering bitter finish from the hops.

Notes: An idea IPA to have around, very drinkable and very flavourful. With it being bottle conditioned I’ll have to make this a regular in my fridge.

Feb 06, 2004
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Aegelis from Delaware

1.73/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Murky, muddled, bitter, quickly dying fizz, this brew always fails to impress me even if I spent years between tasting, but friends seem to like to talk it up. It has a little bit of hoppiness. If it had no label, I wouldn't know the brand, nor would I ask.

Dec 05, 2015
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2.54/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you are looking for an IPA that is more on the mellow side versus other IPAs this one is for you. I like my IPAs strong with a big, hoppy bite and a pungent nose. This IPA is good but not great. Kind of bland in the context of IPAs.

Mar 13, 2015
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Caj1 from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I finally decided to give this a shot, since I have run out of excuses not to. I am not a huge fan of the Dogfish Head offerings I have received, mostly due to their prohibitive price and sometimes funky flavors. However, this is a classic in craft brewing so I needed to try it. I go in with no bias against this particular brew.

12 oz. glass bottle, poured into trusty pint glass. Creamy head foams up immediately with a moderately heavy pour, two fingers' worth settles in and it sticks around a good while with moderate lacing and carbonation. Color is a nice solid gold and clarity is perfect. I would like to see this more on the amber side since that signals a good mix of beery barley and malt with the hops.

Smell is as expected: citrus, grass, and some malty notes, but the hops are not overwhelming.

Flavor is good but could stand a notch more malt and deeper, richer roasted notes. That said, the hops are surprisingly subtle, though plenty flavorful. The bitterness is tempered by the fruity notes, and there is a little bit of that oily texture IPAs can bring. The hops are blended well with the ale flavors, though, and there is a nice touch of sweetness, a hint of butterscotch and some good nutty flavors on the palate.

Mouthfeel is extremely crisp and clean with a nice carbonation and hops bite. Goes down smooth and easy, and wouldn't be out of place in the warmth of summer.

To summarize, this beer is quite good and I can definitely see how it was once considered groundbreaking. I also respect that they allow subtlety in their work, since they don't fall victim to the "ADD MORE HOPS" trap like a lot of other guys. My main complaint is that it needs deeper body and that it could stand to go down a couple bucks in price. But it is a darn fine beer nonetheless.

To good health and good beer.

May 23, 2015
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Marc_P from Missouri

1.35/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is one of the worst IPAs I've ever tried. I poured a bottle into a pint glass and the color is a nice amber color with a decent head. I detected no hint of pine or citrus that is typical of IPAs upon taking a big whiff. Upon sipping there was absolutely no detectable trace of hop character. What I got was a smokey malted taste followed by butter very reminiscent of a porter mixed with an English ale. Very disappointed that I had purchased a six pack. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA is much better at this price point. Honestly this is the kind of effort I would expect from Anheuser Busch.

Feb 19, 2018
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ThePold from Virginia

4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

Dec 21, 2016
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dannymo from California

5/5  rDev +22%

Living on the West Coast, IPA's are king. Unfortunately, the majority of IPA's here do nothing but destroy the palate, leaving people unable to enjoy what lies beneath the hops. This beer does an exemplary job of allowing you to taste everything the beer has to offer without drowning you with hops. One of the few IPA's that can be drank as an everyday beer (or session beer as it's called).

Aug 25, 2014
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ElJacobian from Texas

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not quite as good at the 90 minute IPA in my opinion, but still a solid beer. To me it smells like canned pineapple juice. Very pleasant - I'm not getting hops or grapefruit on the nose like other people are. The taste is a little bready but it mellows out and has a smooth finish. I could drink this with any meal and be happy.

Jun 27, 2015
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youcantmakeme from California

3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry but I rate beers only on taste, This one for me was a 3/5. It's good but that is about it. I think that the 90 min might be better because I did catch myself wanting a little more booze with all the flavor in this beer. It's not busting with flavor but it does have your typical ipa bitterness along with a mild but noticeable citrus which I am not crazy about. I just think it wasn't necessary to put it in there at least not as noticeable as it is. Anyway if you haven't tried this beer then give it a shot but you might be better off with 90 min if you like your flavors with some kick if you know what I mean.

Sep 18, 2015
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codekiln from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance -
Cloudy, golden. Nice, creamy head.

Smell -
Green, grassy. Esthery.

Taste -
"Not really hard, but not as soft as Dogfishhead 90 minute" - me alewifie.
delicious, well-balanced. one of the few me alewifie could drink a whole one of.

Aug 23, 2015
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Pattymac from Missouri

5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers to drink for fun, with food, when you want something great, when you need to impress. Solid solid solid beer!

Jun 24, 2015
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SteveS1111 from Georgia

3.17/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Feb 27, 2017
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ryno6616 from New York

4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Things have changed in the IPA market so much since I first had this. This was my first love when it comes to IPAs. I have since grown to really use this as my "daily drinker" IPA. Which is kinda crazy considering how good it really is. But when I have access to Alchemist, Lawsons, Tree House etc....this does take a back seat. Solid, solid IPA.

Sep 21, 2016
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beerguy04 from Illinois

2.51/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours a medium golden color with a white head that goes away quickly. Smell is nonexistent. Now for the bad. Taste like pine sol. Mouthfeel is meh. Overall the taste sucked. Giving it a low grade.

Apr 21, 2017
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oregonduck from Arizona

3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid, easily accessible IPA. Has a great bouquet of sweet tropical fruit and pineapple. Taste is mainly tart grapefruit flavors, but has a mild sweetness on the finish for some balance. The taste is pretty typical of a quality IPA. Overall good, but nothing special.

Mar 14, 2015
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Gueuzedude from Arizona

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-copper color. Fairly low carbonation for an American-beer, which suits me to a T. Topped by a off white head. The aroma is pure hops at this point; notes of herbal-grass, orange, grapefruit, and a sharp note that I can't quite place. The beer is perhaps a bit cold at this point, so I let it warm up. The taste is nicely hoppy in all ways. It is packed with hop flavor and a nice sharp bitterness in the finish. Has a fair amount of alcohol in the finish for a 6%'er. Notes of grapefruit, and a strong flowery nectar type character are here from the hops. The hops seem to contribute some notes of pine & perhaps a hint of mint as well. This is one of those beers where your tongue just tingles from the level of hops used in making this beer. The beer is medium bodied & a bit malty sweet, which, helps to carry the hop flavor through this beer, though I think that a bit more maltiness would really help this beer to reach another level.

Feb 02, 2004
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VoodooBrew from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A biscuity, cake-like aroma emanates from the brilliantly clear golden copper body of this surprisingly balanced IPA. The nose eventually offers up some semi-sweet hop notes. The palate opens up with a sweetness that lasts for an instant before being chased by a firm bitterness that last into a nice long finish. The 60 Minute is hugely smooth -- goes down oh so easy, leaving a mild bitter feel. While still loaded with hop flavor and its share of bitterness, this is a smoother, rounder, softer IPA, which, may endear it with those seeking greater balance than is to be found in, say, a Stone offering.

I enjoyed this one with Julia and a few other friends. Thanks Jules!

May 26, 2006
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Jcdolan from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

six pack of bottles, poured into a mug (Boston Bruins mug!)

Pours nicely, with a head that disipates shortly after pouring. Light brown appearance almost orange.

Smell is very sweet and sharp with a very distinct smell of hops .

Taste is VERY hoppy with a nice hint of alcohol.

I love IPA's and this one I could Definately drink all night. All in all and awsome beer. Props the the DFH Brewing Company.

Oct 11, 2005
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BeerSox from Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into mug

Clear light amber hue. Solid egg-shell white head with good retention. Settles to a strong cap. Plentiful laing.

Strong floral and piney hop aroma. Bread like malts sit in the background.

Grainy malty flavors start then the beer quickly shifts to spicy hops. Flavors have a citric like quaity to them. The hop bitterness lingers in the back of the mouth after each sip. Hints of diacetyl can be detected when the beer gets closer to room temperature. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish from the hops.

Obviously not as strong at the 90 Minute, but still a good amount of punch from the hops. This is probably more of an every day style beer compared to the 90 Minute. Recommended.

Oct 09, 2006
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Walken from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head: 60 Minute IPA (Bottled: 05/05/10) (Tasted 05/19/10)
12 oz. bottle, poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Brilliantly clear golden amber beer with some attractive pillows of foam sitting atop it. Head stays pretty firm at three millimeters, sudsy spots of lace around the edges.
Odor: Bread crust in the background, grapefruit and apricot hop aroma in the forefront, very pleasant, soft hop aroma.
Consistency: Light end of medium bodied, moderate, but prickly carbonation.
Taste: Full backdrop of crusty dark bread, a little bit of yeast fruitiness to back it up. Hop flavors mirror the aroma, grapefruit and apricot with hints of pine sap bitterness in the mix. Malt sweetness flows low, balanced, but the bready flavors stay strong into the clean finish, mixing well with the lingering grassy hop flavor on the tongue.

Like many people, this was one of the beers that introduced me to the American, specifically, East Coast style American IPA. Tasty stuff.

May 20, 2010
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csfcmitchell from Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jul 25, 2013
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nitter from Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Sep 20, 2013
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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