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

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 2,804 | Ratings: 11,230
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth dinner drink. Pine herbal aroma. Citrus, very nice IPA. Bitter but smoothed out with lots of sweetness and fruitiness.Aggressive carbonation tingling the tongue. Lace and wooden golden colour. very quaffable. Best of their minute-IPAs. Had a fresh bottle a year later and noticed creamy easy mouthfeel, late bitterness and overall balance.

 346 characters

Photo of GRG1313
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6% abv.

This is 1 of 21 DFH beers tasted 6/13/09 in Los Angeles.

Pours a lovely honey orange color with a firm white head.

An assertive smooth orange/lemon nose.

Wonderful mouthfeel with incredible balance. Great pine-resin bitter flavors and character. Lots of citrus and full hop flavors.

This is a "go to beer" for hopheads and simple beer lovers alike. Clearly a strength in the DFH line and a beer likely to please most.

 435 characters

Photo of kylehay2004
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with excellent retention. Murky gold with amber hues.

S: pine, grapefruit and spice notes.

T: mostly pine up front but ot overwhelming with citrus notes. Nice hop character in the middle with mild bitter finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: an excellent citrus and pine hopped ipa. One of my favorites.

 350 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A - Pours an opaque honey color with a 1 inch head that slowly fizzles down to a small cap. The lacing on this beer was very good and ran down the whole glass as I sipped the beer.

S - Beer smells of citrusy and piney hops.

T - Taste is mellow hops with a very mild bitterness and biscuit like malt.

M - Beer is crisp and clean with good carbonation.

D - This was a very refreshing and easy drinking beer. I am not a huge fan of IPAs but this was something I would buy again.

 519 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the ale heard 'round the world! famous for a reason the 60 minute is a delicious concotion of hop additions and pale malts. smells very earthy and organic, elemental for a beer, more than the sum of its parts, but definitely not distinct from them. taste more like a west coast ipa, but made in deleware. huge hop profile in the flavor, but not to the point of being overwhelming. its highly drinkable and belongs next to the very best single american ipas on the market. has a fuller body and robust carbonation, which also make it memorable. bready hoppy finish sparkling with gusto make this beer one of the alltime classics. worthy of its high praise

 654 characters

Photo of t0rin0
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. The first thing I noticed about this beer was the alcohol smell. Of course there was some malt in the smell but no hops present in the nose. The appearance was clean and clear with a golden color that produced a decent 1/2 inch head . Not a lot of lacing left behind.

The flavor was real smooth and balanced between malt and hops. Good quality IPA. Body was medium/light and went down real smooth. The nose was distracting (despite its meager 6% abv) but other than that it was a real good beer.

 545 characters

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very flavorful and aromatic brew from Dogfish Head. This beer is a nice golden color, with a very nice head. The hops are very citrusy and have a crisp bite to them. This beer is probably one of the best Ipa's in America. The mouthfeel is medium and highly drinkable. The aftertaste is bitter and dry, it keeps you in the beer and wanting more. Really great beer though.

 370 characters

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and poured with a finger high head that quickly died down, leaving lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of piney hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit.
T: The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitter flavors, but these are nicely balanced by the underlying malts so they are not very strong or overpowering.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: It's very easy to drink this beer and the low alcohol content makes it very sessionable.

 645 characters

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single of this for $1.69.

Tried a lot of other Dogfish Head's stuff, including the 90 minute IPA, but never this original one. A very bubbly orange color in the glass with a nice hoppy aroma. Taste is pretty good, ncie and hoppy but not overdone at all. Seems a little boring to me, which is surprising from DFH. Might crack into the top 5 IPA's I've had but it's close... It's a great beer but I was expecting better to be honest.

 441 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of the better IPA's ever. It pours typical of all great IPAs: copper to orange, off white dense head, good retention and lacing. Smells better though. Not all piney or grassy, and not too sweet or salty. High levels of IBU's give enough of a spicy, pine cone-ey, estery, and floral aromas to apease the most agressive hophead, but balanced nicely with subtle sweet notes. Tastes smoothly sweet of ripe fruits, citrus, barley sugar, and honey sweetness. Spicy hop flavor compound the sweetness, making it not only balanced, but easily drinkable. Spices show everything from nutmeg and cinnemon to corriander and pepper. Hop flavor brings out fruits of ripe oranges and pears. Finishes crisp and a lingering dryness that is not too harsh. leaves enough hop flavor without feeling hot, grainy, or overly bitter. Aftertaste is spicy and leaving me wanting another. This is even more easily drinkable than their 90 minute.

 929 characters

Photo of biboergosum
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle of this has been sitting at the back of my fridge for the past 6 months, almost forgotten over the winter. The first warm and sunny yet still a little cool perfect spring day called for some spring cleaning, and that includes my beer. This bottle was procured at a Yoke's in the Tri-Cities during a wine tour last fall.

Poured into an American pint glass, it appears an attractive cloudy orange-amber, with two fingers of bubbly head, which disappears fairly quickly, leaving very little lacing on the glass. The nose is predominantly bready malt, with a pine hop aroma that was quite faint, most likely due to this bottle's age. The flavour allows more of a pine/citrus hop bitterness to come into play, balancing with the malt, which takes a step back. This beer has a very nice full body, and a subtle amount of carbonation. There is no noticeable warming from the slightly increased ABV, making it a very agreeable quaffer.

 937 characters

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that dissipates into an archipelago on the surface of the beer; lots of beautiful lacing

Smell: A fair amount to sniff, although the citrus hops predominate; also some cookie malt and a bit of alcohol

Taste: Starts out with a nice cookie malt base, though not too sweet at all; the bitter hops kick in quickly, take over the entire situation and last a very long time

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and nicely carbonated; this one hits it in this category

Drinkability: A refreshing IPA; nicely balanced

 566 characters

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Bittering hops - probably cascade but I can't be certain. Some caramelized malt. That's it. A moderate strength aroma.

T: A balanced mix of bittering hops, malt, and clean barley. Again, I imagine they're cascade and/or amarillo but I can't be sure. It's rather simple in terms of flavour, and I wouldn't call it subtle either. Thankfully, though, it isn't too bitter as is the case in many imbalanced IPAs. I do like it. It's a pleasant flavour.

Mf: Wet, smooth, and a touch too thick. It avoids the common pitfall of being too coarse. The mouthfeel complements the flavour but doesn't seem tailored specifically to it.

Dr: Very drinkable; I don't usually find IPAs this drinkable. The ABV is slightly above average, but it's well hidden. I'd try it on draught, but it isn't interesting enough to warrant buying bottles of again.


 1,117 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a clear amber color ale with a medium head with limited retention. Aroma of sweet and floral hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is sweeter then expected at first with the expected bitterness hitting more towards the end. Well balance IPA.

 270 characters

Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light amber with a hint of yellow. There is a half finger of off white head and solid retention.

Smell: Citrus hops with a hint of apricot and some malt.

Taste: Citrus peel bitterness dominates. Very smooth with a nice malt backbone that balance things out well. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good go to IPA. Always nice to see this at a sports bar. Smooth with a very good bitterness level.

 553 characters

Photo of LXIXME
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice big off white head slowly settles above a clear honey copper colored beer.

Seems more like a west coast hops aroma with citrus hops, some pine, and a slight/light floral bouquet to this beer, I think there might be a little malt sweetness somewhere in the background.

Taste is more citrus hops, with accents of pine and slight floral hints, with more of the sweet malts creeping in, a very well done IPA.

This beer finishes with a dry aftertaste with a light bit of the citrus coming through this medium bodied beer with a pretty good mouthfeel to it also.

 564 characters

Photo of zeff80
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a golden orange color with a small, white head that left soapy trails of lace.

S - It smelled very hoppy and of roasted malt.

T - It was quite hoppy flavored. It also had a smooth roasted malt taste - like burnt toast and biscuity. There was a nice bittersweet quality.

M - It was crisp and very sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This may be the finest IPA I've ever had. It is easy drinking and delicious.

 424 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Falls Church Alehouse.

A: Copper colored with a decent head and good lacing throughout.

S: Citrus hops with a little bit of caramel-ish malt.

T: Fresh citrus hops. A little bit bitter, and the copper/caramel malt is a nice touch, showing off some biscuity flavors. Too much malt, in the end.

M: Light-to-medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

D: Fairly nice all around. Formerly one of my go to IPAs.

 420 characters

Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served into a weizen glass, no other glasses at my friends house.

Pours a 3 finger, full head. Slightly off white. Good retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a clear golden copper.

Aroma: Very bready. Light, light citrus. Very little floral hop aroma. This is a fairly weak smelling ipa. Kind of musky.

Taste: More floral hops are apparent here than the aroma. Light citrus that blends with the hops. A little booze shows here.

Mouthfeel: Fairly bitter, definitely feeling the hops. Good level of carbonation. Medium bodied. Leaves an incredibly sticky dry hoppy aftertaste.

Not a bad IPA, but I think I would enjoy this one a lot more if it was extremely fresh. I will definitely re-evaluate this one if I get to try it fresher. Solid IPA.

 756 characters

Photo of nickfl
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a small, white head of foam on top of a clear, golden-copper body. The roam settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace.

S - A nice, pungent pine hop aroma with strong grapefruit character. There is some rich, toasty malt in the background with just a hint of caramel.

T - Bitter, pine hops up front with dry toasty malt. Some grapefruit and lemon in the middle with lightly acidic grain character. Finishes with more pine hops and dry, slightly burnt, toast malt and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is a classic IPA. The aroma is excellent and it is easily the best aspect of the beer. The flavor is nice as well but the malt, while dry, gets cloying from the singed toast notes. This is one of those beers that has been so ubiquitous for so long that I tend to take it for granted. I don't usually think about ordering it when I see it in a bar and I just assumed that I had already reviewed it until I checked. It has been a nice experience to be reminded just how good this beer is.

 1,065 characters

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

Straight 4's on this one,nice hazy orange color with a light sticky head,aroma is fruity and and lightly carammely.The taste is nicely balanced witha nice caramell backbone with some definent fruity/grassy hop in the forfront.A real nice quafable ale very tasty.

 262 characters

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 1/23/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, floral, grass, lemon, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of hop and malt notes. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, floral, grass, lemon, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a nice malt balance that isn’t too strong; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA. Very well balanced, yet still hoppy; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

 1,235 characters

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

A: Light fuzzy .5 finger head fades slowly over clear golden orange amber color. It leaves a slight lacing.

N: Hops, fresh hops with some grassy and mild noble hops, floral, little pine, touch of fruity juicy hops. All that with a decent malt backbone, a light creamy maltiness. Perhaps the only addition i would add is a hint more of the hops on the nose.

T: Just as you would expect, hops, noble tasting with grassy semi.mild, light pine, some floral, semi bitter, slight juicy. Then a malty taste, light but there, little creamy maltiness but mostly light malts. Crisp beer too.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

F: Finishes somewhat bitter, it peaks at almost the perfect level of bitterness. Little grassy, touch of fruity and almost piney hops. A slight malt presence remains but by now its mostly dry. A nice finish with a crisp edge and good bitterness. No real flaws.

 886 characters

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle pours a yellow-gold body with a light orange cast. It's quite hazy, but then again, it is bottle conditioned and loaded with hops. The case advertises that with the funny line, "New Chunky Style"! There was no yeast left at the bottom of the bottle so I assume that with some longer cold storage it might clear a bit. It brings up a creamy off-white head which drops to a thin surface covering; holds well throughout the glass; and leaves some thin lace. But the aroma is brilliant! It's just like opening a large bag of fresh whole flower hops - pungent, grassy, floral, lightly minty and a touch citrusy. In the mouth it's medium body and fine, natural carbonation combine to gently caress the tongue before warming to become creamy and smooth. A rich malt balances the hop flavors nicely, and the bitterness is solid but well within reason. It starts with a bright note of lightly sweet, citric, floral, and leafy/grassy hops; followed by some more earthy/minty/resinous (but not quite piney) flavors as it crosses the palate; and finishes with an incredibly long-standing fresh hop flavor and a muted, drying bitterness that rises as the residual malts receed. Overall, it's quite soft and round, avoiding the brash character of many "Imperial" IPA's; and it's alcohol is also well concealed within it's big flavor and aroma. Very nicely done with a surprising amount of drinkability. Well worth trying!

 1,418 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in pint glass.

A - nice clear amber with moderate carbonation and off-white head. Head has modest retention.

S - hoppy but hop pellets rather than fresh hops; malt in background; slightly musty and spicy.

T- crisp. pronounced hop component, mainly citrusy. Good malt counter-balance for hop bitterness, leaving (for me) a nice IBU (60) and hop dominated taste, finish and aftertaste.

M - smooth but crisp and dry, with somewhat higher carbonation than the typical bottled IPA.

 488 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 11,230 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.