60 Minute IPA

Review Date 6/11/2021 By John Staradumsky

Friends, I give you the legend, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. This is a beer I don’t drink often enough, and to be quite honest, I can’t believe I’ve never taken to opining about it here on Guruofbrew.com. rest assured, I do drink plenty of Dogfish beer, and of late I have drunk quite a bit of 90 Minute IPA, the big brother of the beer we are here to talk about today.

And of course, 90 Minute IPA is a big brother in more ways than one. It actually predates 60 Minute IPA by a few years. 90 Minute IPA was launched in 2001, and 60 Minute IPA in 2003, the same year I relocated to Georgia. Fortunately, Dogfih Head beers were sold here. Both of these beers are now classics to most dedicated beer geeks.

Dogfish Head says:

It’s hard being the sequel, unless you wrote the original story. Inspired by the continual hopping process we invented with 90 Minute IPA, 60 Minute builds on that one-of-a-kind process and flavor, crafting a solid gold hit that’s found its own identity.

Brewed using a boatload of intense Northwest hops, we boil this continually hopped IPA for a full 60 minutes, adding more than 60 hop additions continuously to create a bold and timeless flavor. Continually hopped to deliver a pungently, citrusy, grassy hop flavor without being crushingly bitter, 60 Minute IPA is a surprisingly sessionable IPA for the craft enthusiast.

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA has an alcohol content of 6% by volume with (of course) 60 IBUs. I paid $7.50 for a 23-ounce mug at Taco Mac, and you can get it for as little as $9.49 a six-pack at Target. Since Dogfish Head beers are featured as Beers of the Month for June of 2021, my mug came with a free keychain opener.

My mug of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA arrived a bright amber in color with pine and citrus in the nose. Taking a sip, the beer is chewy with caramel malt, then infused with citrus grapefruit rind, resiny pine, earthy grass, and culminates in a long dry bitter finish. The hops are just everywhere in this beer, and that’s one of the things I love so much about it. You could drink it all night and never get tired of it.

Truly a classic, not to be missed.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned