Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings!

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

60 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
91
outstanding
2,764 Reviews
60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2,764
Ratings:
11,038
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
22.66%
 
 
Wants:
367
Gots:
3,006
For Trade:
11
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Reviews: 2,764 | Ratings: 11,038
Photo of BlueKurenai
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very good, very hoppy IPA. Definitely one of the better IPA's that I've had. Goes down smooth but a little rugged at the same time. Would love to get my hands on the other Dogfish IPA's out there.

 196 characters

Photo of treyb0mb
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer... It's a pale medium gold color. It is crisp. There are no overwhelming flavors, but the best I can describe it is it's like a crisp lager with a delicious hoppy taste and some earthy flavors as might be found in an English ale. It's very well balanced. While there are no overly fruity or piney flavors that jump out at you, the balanced, hoppy, crisp flavor and feel of this beer make for a strangely delightful taste. Very drinkable and delicious.

 461 characters

Photo of edward_boumil
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Dark copper colored ale. Very clear, leaves little head.
S: Tons of toasty malts, with a touch of cereal and granola. Floral hop notes
T: Very smooth. Once again, tons of malt, very toasty, like toasted bread. Hops here are present and provide floral aspects to the flavor but virtually no bitterness.
F: Very light, incredibly balanced. Carbonation is medium, makes the beer very effervescent. So drinkable.
O: This would make for an awesome session IPA. Very enjoyable drink.

 487 characters

Photo of Toemuh
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden yellow with medium to small sized head. The aroma is a sharp, fresh smell almost resembling freshly cut grass. The immediate hit on the first taste is a fresh tasting citrus with nice hop balance. The finish is very smooth and flavorful with a nicely balanced lighter carbonation; easily the best part about this beer.

 339 characters

Photo of Masonz223
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: golden yellow pour with one finger white head
Smell: very citrusy white grape Granny Smith apples pears
Taste: white grape upfront some hop biternes middle of the mouth grapefruit some breadiness slight green apple oranges earthy grassiness. finishes with a citrus and pine needle bitterness and some fruity sweetness.
Feel: medium bodied with a fair amount of dryness.
Overall: has a smell and taste a lot like a sparkling white grape wine. It's very good a bit different with a very well balanced hop presence.

 519 characters

Photo of TheNightlyPint
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not as clear as some of the better West Coast IPAs out there, but still a gorgeous beer. Pale honey in color with a surprising amount of carbonation. Pleasant floral, grassy hop nose. Lots of lip smacking hops character in the flavor, with a sturdy malt backbone. Semi-dry (such a cop out descriptor) with a surprisingly clean finish

 333 characters

Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Delabierman. Classic IPA, favoring the floral hops, over the bitter. Slick and smooth, nice malty flavor, gentle dry bitterness at the finish. Overall quality product.

 179 characters

Photo of Ri0
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter and it was bottled about 3 months ago. Color is deep orange gold with 2 finger white head. Nice retention with webbed lacing on my glass. The aroma is quite floral and citrusy with hints of light caramel malts in the background. Flavor follows the nose well with a mighty hop bite that is leveled from the sweeter malts. Perfect carbonation with a sticky medium fell and dry finish. Overall a true classic IPA that uses the massive hops well.

 475 characters

Photo of FriedSlug
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On the more orange side of gold with a white head that left ribbons of lacing. Smells malty sweet with a candied pineapple scent hiding in there. There is a nice sweetness in taste and a little citrus and pine. Nice balance and a clean finish. This is a fine and tasty IPA.
.

 275 characters

Photo of chupachups01
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After having the 4-month-old bottle of the 90 Minute by the same brewery, this same 4-month-old bottle has held out much better. Aroma standing surprisingly well. Lacks a little on the flavor for my preference but is still clean and very very drinkable.

 254 characters

Photo of Seoulcraft
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is nicely carbonated leaving a good head after the pour. The flavor is spot on, a balanced IPA with nothing weird going on. This brew is definitely worth having over and over again.

 184 characters

Photo of Drinkzumbeer
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very tasty brew and is a great year-round IPA that I can drink anytime and anywhere. It is extremely well balanced. A lot of initial citrus and hoppy notes hit the palate, and then transitions very nicely to a very unique herbal and grassy finish. The bitter notes are extremely smooth and balanced, and they hit the perfect mark to have this brew sitting at 60 IBU's. Two thumbs up for this classic IPA that every hop head should get their hands on.

 463 characters

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

On tap, pours a clear gold with a decent white rocky head. Primary smell and taste are on the pine/grapefruit side. Not super malty, but enough to balance. Not overly bitter, but has some bite. A decent if unremarkable IPA. Not in the same league as DFH 90.

 257 characters

Photo of kalosjakar
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orangey color with a small white head.

Aroma: apricots/papaya/mango, citrusy hops.

Flavor: not really bitter up front at all, not much bitter aftertaste either. Fruity, slight citrus, delicious!

 205 characters

Photo of davidperez
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served into a shaker, it pours a clear golden orange with a nice one-inch head, creamy and frothy, with good retention and some lacing.

Aromas of pine and citric, and there are some tropical notes as well. Perhaps mango, papaya. A hint of sweetness.

The flavor follows the nose, but with the fruits present as undertones. It has a little bit of dankness and a good presence of the malty sweetness.
A lot of pleasant carbonation, medium to light body with a silky mouthfeel, and a long and bitter finish.

Overall, this is a nice classic beer.

 548 characters

Photo of EMH73
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours Amber with a one finger head, minimal lacing. Smells of malts and citrus hops. Tastes of sweet malts, moderate citrus hops with a slightly bitter finish. Just a perfectly balanced east coast IPA, moderately carbonated, an easy drinking beer.

 249 characters

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic American IPA. Notes of citrus and pine, moderate bitterness. Decent caramel malt backbone. A pretty great beer when fresh. A solid option when you're out at a bar.

 177 characters

Photo of MACrist
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1/4/16.
LOOKS: Amber/golden, pour into shelf glass. Nice finger + of off white creamy head and it mostly stays around until the last sip. Plenty of tiny bubbles rising. Leaves quite a nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Pine, mild grapefruit, and a little pleasant sweetness overall.
TASTE: Sweet, then a very pleasing mild bitterness that lingers. Flavor is bready malt, a little pine, a little citrus. Maybe a little bit of a herbal quality.
FEEL: Very soft on the palate. Nice carbonation level moves the flavors around. A little slick, and finishes fairly dry and crisp.
OVERALL: Very pleasant, slightly subdued on the pine/grapefruit notes on the flavor. Very refreshing beer. Nicely balanced bitter to sweet.

 725 characters

Photo of Benjo87
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - transparent dark golden colour in a glass with a nice frothy white 2 finger head. Carbonation steaming from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - Getting a lot of malt coming through. It's not an overly hoppy aroma that just hits you in the face, but the deeper you smell, it gets very juicy. Smells nicely balanced.

Taste - yup. Just like the smell leads on. A lot maltier than a typical west coast IPA, but the hops are still there in the middle of the palate. I like this style of east coast IPA. For me, it's a perfect balance between hops and malt.

 557 characters

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

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle. Look is hazy,with a medium head and thin white lacing. Smell is mild esters, floral hops, citrus fruits with cookie malts and buttery yeast aromas.
Taste is hop oils, juicy citrus and bitter herbs with doughy toasted grains. Feel is medium in body with a dry bitter finish.

 330 characters

Photo of dukeandduke
3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1/21/16 Washington DC (16 oz draft pour into standard pint glass at The Laughing Man). Pale blonde, mild carbonation, nominal white quickly dissipating head with minimal lacing.Citrus and lemon and malt aroma. Citrus, malt and grassy sweet taste. Strong texture, nice going down. Not very hoppy. Overall decent offering.

 320 characters

Photo of jimdalton
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear golden that pours a small, quickly dissipating head. Very light lacing.
Smell: Citrus hop top with a nice malt base. Very subtle grass notes.
Taste: Citrus hops with earthy tones and malt. Definitely some grapefruit and orange notes on the citrus end of things. The malt is sweet. Very nice balance.
Feel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Sharp finish.
Overall: A well balanced IPA that is a wonderful beer. Recommended.

 450 characters

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great IPA, and I'm happy that I can find it in NYC. It is nicely carbonated leaving a good head after the pour. The flavor is spot on, a balanced IPA with nothing weird going on. This brew is definitely worth having over and over again. Well done.

 257 characters

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

I am admittedly not the biggest fan of DFH. I recall an article in The New Yorker from several years ago wherein Sam Calgione, the DFH founder/brewmaster/guru and Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, were interviewed, separately, about their respective businesses and offerings, and Mr. Calgione just came across as an elitist and egomaniac. And some of that hubris shows up in his beers, many of which are just downright weird and silly. No beer on earth should have some of the stuff he throws into the tun. I'm all for experimentation, but there are limits. ... Okay, rant over, onto their best and most simple beer, the 60 Minute IPA. It is one of those rare IPA's that, to my palate, pleases on many levels but still speaks directly to the hophead craving we all get from time to time. It is also equally pleasing in the bottle and on draught. I'm not sure if this is considered their "flagship", but if not, it should be. Restraint and balance were both in command with this one, can't say the same for either the 90- or 120-minute versions, which are, in my view, all out assaults on your salivary glands. 60-minute stands up very nicely to any of the other top-shelf IPA's out there, and it's very wide availability makes it an easy find in my neck of the woods. Recommended.

 1,294 characters

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, bottled on my birthday, 11/17/15. Look is a translucent, see through golden copper, with a bubbly copper head. Smells kind of like a good smelling cleaner, with a very distant malty resinous undertone. Low alcohol content for the style, at least of the dozen or two I've tried now - I'm used to a bit more, and am not getting buzzed enough on my sixer, haha.

I got a lot of a "kolsch" vibe from this IPA, some of the tones on both the nose and the taste remind me a tad of some kolsches I've tried -- that cleaner-type vibe (faint ammonia?) and certain taste it leaves on the mouth and specifically throat. I don't mean that in a big mean negative way, just hard to point the finger on, I've drank many a six pack of kolsches (Saint Arnold Lawnmower, etc) happily. I am just judging it based on it being an IPA.

That being said, there is something to this beer that sets it apart from others. It has a pretty huge amount of flavor from the moment it hits your pallet, sending like 5 or 10 different malty/lite hoppy flavors your way before it settles on the tone described above. Could use some more hoppiness/IBU or maybe just alcohol haha. I can definitely see the uniqueness and why DFH has built a name for themselves, they are kind of giving me a St. Arnold vibe, a commercial level craft brewer worthy of their large size and influence. (I'm from Texas.) I might have to try a few more to find my favorite though. Maybe the 90 next time? Cheers!

 1,475 characters

60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,764 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.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe