75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 606
Hads: 3,280
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 274
Gots: 579 | FT: 14
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004

Blend two Dogfish Head favorites, add maple syrup and carbonate the mixture naturally. What do you get? 75 Minute IPA.

The carbon dioxide trapped during bottle conditioning gives 75 Minute IPA a soft and velvety mouthfeel. Dry-hopped with whole-leaf Cascades, this complex IPA has been known to inspire pilgrimages to our brewpub.
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Reviews: 606 | Hads: 3,280
Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle:

Pours hazed yellow with a creamy lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus, some pine. Maybe a hint of maple (power of suggestion?)

The taste is of citrus and pine. A hint of maple syrup gives a bit more to the flavor and sweetness, though the hop bitterness stays ahead. Finishes with a grapefruit bitterness. Maple shows through in the aftertaste.

It has a creamy texture.

An interesting, enjoyable, unique IPA. (443 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On cask from a firkin at the Somerville Craft Beer Fest in Somerville, NJ.

Amber colored with some large carbonation bubbles. Citrus and pine in the aroma. A bit of citrus fruit in the flavor with a mild sweetness. Bitter finish with a firm malt presence to round things out.

A nice combo of a beer I like a lot (60 min) and one that I could do without (90 min). (365 characters)

Photo of miaandmae1
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Velvety mouth feel and not nearly as sweet as you would think for a beer with maple syrup in it. Sweetness still outweighs any hops, which is not necessarily a bad thing. A nearly perfect brew. (195 characters)

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - a golden apricot pour, lots of bubbly tendrils shooting up from below. Light cream-colored head, pocky and sturdy.

Aroma - a whiff of citrus and pine, some vague nuttiness that is probably the maple syrup. Light but not the most aromatic.

Taste - the taste is similar, though the malt base is more stated and lays out a nice canvas for the other flavors to work from. The hops have a good citrus and bitter balance, and the aftertaste is showing some dryness and perhaps nutty tones, but I don't think I would know there's maple in here if it wasn't stated on the label. This has a flavor that suggests a Belgian yeast strain, could just be the age of the bottle and waning of certain elements.

Mouthfeel - fluffy and well-carbonated, solid weight.

Overall - good beer, I'd have it again, especially if I saw it on tap. (836 characters)

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light gold color with a massive head even after a gentle pour and globs of lacing. Smells of caramel and citrus. Great flavors and balance with a slight sweetness. Creamy, smooth, and highly carbonated allowing a pleasant mouthfeel. Great IPA that is easy to drink and highly recommended! (288 characters)

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

Delicious. Sweet on the nose but very balanced in taste. Everything blends together quite well with this one. Highly recommended. Very pleasant experience overall. (163 characters)

Photo of steveheady
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I rather enjoyed the velvety mouthfeel of this one. Other beers should model after this ones feel. Taste is lacking a bit for me tho- not really detecting much citrus which is what I prefer. Bit of a quandary this one. (218 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It pours brilliant amber with a 2 inch off white fluffy and Iraqi head that drops to half an inch to an inch and persists in the glass.
S: Flowery grapefruit over mild maple aromas and a hint of biscuit.
T: It starts very creamy with the malt flavors leading the attack. After the malt breaches the palate Maple with a touch of spice and malt flavors burst forth covering the palate to be balanced by a deft touch of grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish into the aftertaste.
M: The beer has a very full creamy mouth feel.
O: The beer is very well-balanced with an interesting interaction between the maple and the bitter. (631 characters)

Photo of LouZ
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was a disappointment. After a great-looking pour, I just didn't get the aromas I was seeking nor any of the flavor. There was no trace of maple syrup in this, and no malty goodness like you get from 90 Minute either. The finish was somewhat tart, too, which was unexpected. Unsure if this was an outlier given previous reviews, but it was not enjoyable and, I hate to say, went unfinished. (394 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had the version bottle conditioned with maple syrup. Strong, very hoppy aroma definitely has a hint of maple as well as a citrus fruity touch. Pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick pale wheat head. Hoppy, lively flavor is more fruity than bitter and has a subtle maple syrup note but is not too sweet. Smooth texture has good body and fizz. Love the label on this version! Another winner from Dogfish Head. (413 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Has a malty, syrupy aroma. Smells like caramel apples. Smells boozy. Good malt to hop transition but more on the malty side for my tastes. Can definitely taste the maple syrup bitterness at the end. Good beer. I just like a more hoppy, citrus IPAs. (343 characters)

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

This is a good beer. I think IPA is a strong term for this... It's very sweet. There were many occasions that it was almost overbearingly sweet.

However, again, very good. If you like the 90 minute, you'll probably like this. Not nearly as bitter. Rolled off from the sharp bitterness from the 90, and far more complex than the 60.

Agree with the oily texture. Velvety, as the description says.

If you like barleywine and/or super-sweet saisons, this is a good one to try. Similar heaviness as a big belgian. (511 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours an orange-gold hue with a dense, three inch, off-white head. Head eventually settles into a lumpy, half inch froth, leaving thick textured clusters and clumps of lacing as the beer recedes. Nose is malty sweet with some notes of citrus zest and a hint of something floral/herbal in the back. Taste follows nose - malty sweetness attributable to the maple syrup coalesces nicely with the hops profile. Citrus notes are bright and juicy on a toasted malt backbone. It almost comes off as an American Barleywine with a slightly lighter body. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a balanced, even carbonation. Texture is slightly oily. Overall, a very interesting beer - nice complexity and I'd be curious to see what a little time in the cellar does. (794 characters)

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

Poured 750 ml bottle into willy glasses and shared. A slightly hazy straw yellow with a smallish white head that dissipates and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is of yeast, bread, crackers, some citrus and herbs/flowers. Taste is somewhat malty - crackers and biscuit, combined with a little bit of citrus and very little bitterness. Mouth feel is dry, refreshing, nicely carbed, with just enough body to give it substance. Overall, a pleasing beer that really does convey the feel of being a blend of 90 minute and 60 minute. On the pricey side, but a very nice IPA. (571 characters)

Photo of hophugger
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light yellowish-gold, semi-clear with a big cake-like head and tremendous lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, with pine, citrus rind a touch of sweetness. Taste is definitely hoppy with lots of grapefruit and grapefruit rind. The maple is very subtle but adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance the hops quite well. This beer does an amazing job balancing itself, has a perfect amount of carbonation and the bitterness is just right. All around, Dogfish hit this one out of the park, wow !!! (503 characters)

Photo of Mongrel
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This bottle is almost a year old. Less than ideal, I know, but still tastes pretty good so I think it's safe to review. Actually is a little tart and over carbonated, like a Belgian pale ale. Plenty of maple presence both on the nose and in the unique residual sweetness.

Sweetness pairs nicely with the big piney, vinous, citrusy hop presence.

Nice beer with a solid malt backbone and an interesting tart/champagne element resulting from the bottle conditioning. (466 characters)

Photo of MarkQ617
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this poured into a nonic pint glass. The color is interesting, more hazy than I would have expected. Sort of a dark golden-yellow. Lots of head and lacing. The taste was interesting, it's awfully citrusy, but you definitely get the maple finish. This sounds kind of gross, but actually works pretty well. The mouthfeel is fairly soft. Really liked it. (355 characters)

Photo of wiscokid920
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The hops are definitely present but play second fiddle to the caramel malt IMO. The hop and malt combo combine for a sweet orange marmalade flavor. The resinous hop profile really helps in the MF department. This is a brew I have always looked forward to trying. It's interesting and one I'll come back to here and there. I would definitely like to try this one fresh at the source. (383 characters)

Photo of patm31806
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This may be my all time favorite! We used to go to the Brew Pup on Thursday nights JUST to have this on cask, since that was the only way you could have it. DFH started bottling it just a few years ago. (202 characters)

Photo of GorillaMedic
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich foamy head and a pale orange color. Pleasantly hoppy nose. Taste is a biting, wonderfully bitter flavor nicely mellowed with a sweet, maple-enhanced maltiness and a very pleasant finish that seems almost like stone fruit in flavor. Expertly balanced taste profile. Mouth feel is sharp, almost biting. Overall another exceptional IPA remarkable for being incredibly well balanced and richly flavored. (404 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy amber with prodigious head of ornate, frilly, and beautiful lace. Lovely!

Aroma: Crisp and hoppy, with something sweet and malty present underneath it all. I want to think that it’s the maple syrup, but maybe it’s just the maltiness I’m getting, or perhaps the bottle’s been aged a bit (there seems to be no bottle dating here).

Taste: Heavy! Hops abound here, but again, there’s something else going on here. The maple syrup adds a different element — a little spicy, a little sweet. Finishes a tad dry but definitely smooth. Absolutely solid and enjoyable. A nice twist on the usual IPA. (628 characters)

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Initially poured a clear golden orange color, which became an opaque dark amber towards the bottom of the 750ml bottle. Has a huge, very thick head, and lots of lacing that sticks around a long time.

Smell – Malt, floral hops, lemon, and honey. There’s also something else going on - it’s probably the maple syrup though I wouldn’t have come up with that if it wasn’t on the bottle.

Taste – Malt, slightly bitter floral hops, and lemon. There’s also a sweetness, though I can’t tell if it’s honey or maple syrup. Probably a little of each.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated, smooth, slightly oily, with a touch of bitterness.

Drinkability – This is a decent IPA, though I definitely prefer their 90 Minute. (749 characters)

Photo of Buschyfor3
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Split a 750mL bottle with a friend last weekend. Served in an IPA glass.

A: Hazy/cloudy, amber-orange body; 2 fingers worth of white, rocky foam; good head retention and sticky rings of lacing mark notches down the side of the glass on the drink down.

S: Hop forward on the nose - like fresh grated citrus zest, orange peel and pine needles; there is a noticeable honey sweetness on the nose as well - I wonder if this is actually the maple syrup? In any case, it seems to have more of a honey quality than maple syrup; some stale cracker notes peek from behind the sweetness; as the glass warms, the sweetness competes with a growing whiff of fusel alcohol.

T: Following the nose, the initial dose of flavor is citrus zest and pine needles, contributing to a bittering initial impression; then the bitterness is eased with suggestions of honey sweetness - again, I'm guessing this probably has something to do with the maple syrup, but it tastes like honey, not syrup; stale cracker and biscuit from the malt profile grow beneath the sweetness, lending some balance to the initial hoppy burst, transitioning into the finish which sees lingering notes of pithy citrus quickly dry up as a growing pep of alcohol makes its presence felt.

M: Slightly syrupy, soft body, with very fine carbonation; the bottle conditioning works quite nicely.

O: I'll say this, 75min is an exercise in compromise, and while it is a solid IPA, I'm not sure it is necessarily better than it's component parts. 90min is one of my higher rated IPAs (admittedly, a style category that I'm not the most fond of) and one common knock against it that I often hear is that it is too sweet (I personally don't mind the sweetness). On the other hand, 60min is a solid IPA, but without the same intensity or complexity of the 90min. 75min splits the middle - hop forward, not to sweet, but with enough balance between the two. Unfortunately, the addition of maple syrup seems to fall flat - it didn't have the kind of impact on the palate that I was expecting, and there wasn't any real noticeable maple flavor at all. The bottle conditioning, however, was a nice twist, and the mouthfeel was one of the better aspects of this beer. Worth a try, sure, DFH's quality at least earns my money for one bottle, but I'm not sure I would reach for this again over the 90min. (2,349 characters)

Photo of PacNWDad
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pour into a snifter. White, frothy, thick head that takes a long time to dissipate. Patches of foam cling to the sides of the glass. Slightly cloudy, golden hue, slight reddish tinge. Big burst of maple, roasted malt, caramel and citrus and grass hops in the nose. A bit of apple and dragon fruit. A sweet beer in general, with some bitterness in the center of palate. Well-carbonated, smooth, fairly full-bodied for an IPA, with a long fairly bitter finish. You gotta love DH...they really make it work. (523 characters)

Photo of jimbuck
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

well balanced ipa with a hint of caramel/maple aroma,the taste is exactly like the aroma,easy drinking,medium body,not as hoppy as i thought it would be.would definitely treat this as a go to beer. (197 characters)

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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