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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 3,228
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 269
Gots: 548 | 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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Ratings: 3,228 | Reviews: 615
Reviews by JayQue:
Photo of JayQue
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really good IPA from Dogfish Head!!! Poured into a pint glass, a hazy dull gold color with orangy highlights. Really big white head with excellent retention and thick rings of lacing. Looks great.

Smell is a bit less, some piney hops and a whiff of the maple syrup. Nice but not outstanding.

Taste is great. Piney and citrus hops/tropicl fruit and a sweet maple syrup counterpart to the bitterness. My idea of balance...shrink your head hoppiness up front and a little relief on the back side.

Mouthfeel is rich. The bitterness is strong and good up front. A good crisp beer. THe maple syrup (and I would imagine some maltiness) comes through for balance.

Overall a great IPA. A nice slow sipper. Would like to see this in 12 oz bottles.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Great to finally try this beer.Poured into a tulip glass a burnt orange tinged golden with a huge blooming head that ran over the glass even with gentle pour,I was not a huge fan of that.Great fresh citrus aromas along with ahint of nuttiness,not much in the maple category but the aromas are great.The label is right the mouthfeel is pretty smooth as it glides down pretty easily.Piney and citric on the palate with the malt backbone lacking a bit,it's pretty dry with the maple coming thru in the finish and aftertaste.The alcohol is well hidden the hops are generous but the malt backbone needs to be amped up a tad...in my opinion.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

75 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head Brewery, American Imperial Pale Ale, 7.5% alcohol content. 750ml bomber with a very unique man somewhat tapping a keg.

A- Pours a dark orange fluid that produces a one inch creamy off white head that leaves thick pillows of lacing on the glass.

S- Rich caramel and brown sugar and sharp grassy hops bite the nose.

T-M- Taste is composed of a 90 min and 60 min mix of malty caramel, earth and mild brown sugar. In the backbone it pushes more of a fresh cut grass and citrus bite followed by a smooth mouthfeel sticking to the tongue with astreingency.

O- Drinkable as hell if you can afford it.

Photo of warnerry
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with three fingers of dense off-white head. Head has great retention and coats the glass with lacing. A small stream of slow rising carbonation.

S - Aroma actually seems a bit subdued, but consists of citrus, florals, a bit of grassiness and biscuit malt.

T - Nice punch of hop bitterness, combined with a subtle sweetness (residual maple syrup?) is quickly overtaken by a big biscuit malt taste. Finishes with a subtle citrus bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is on the full side for an IPA, but is quite smooth.

O - I used to really like Dogfish Head IPAs, but have essentially stopped buying them in the last few years due mostly to the high malt presence. Having said that, I enjoyed this quite a bit and found myself drinking it pretty quickly. The dry-hopping is quite nice with this one. This is still too malty to be a go-to IPA for me, but I would have it again.

Photo of Billolick
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy to find this at my newest "local" Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY. Pours murky/clouded, dull darker/chocolaty amber. The head is loose and minor with not much lace/sheeting to get excited about. Interesting brew, love both the 60 min and 90 min, so how could I go wrong here. Hopped up with ample malt. Super smooth over the tongue. Very enjoyable AIPA, mass produced this would be a sure big seller.

Photo of MisterDeeds
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange amber. Looks almost rusty.

Aroma is strong citrus and floral hops.

Very strong citrus-fruity sweetness. The hoppiness seems to have mellowed a bit in the cask, but it's still there for sure, and brings a nice little bitterness along. They come together very well.

The mouthfeel sets it apart from most casks I have had. It seems grainy almost chewy in a good way.

I usually have one or glasses from a cask and then move on. I could drink from this all night.

Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is a mix of grass, apricots and orange from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor has a great mix of hops, with some orange and pine, as well as some apricot and mango notes. There is also a little bit of sweetness from the toffee and biscuit malt, which keep the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On caske at Novare Res DFH night.

Pours a deep golden amber with a small head, basically no lacing. Taste is phenomenal, lots of hop complexities to it, very smooth and thick. Very little carbonation as you'd expect on cask. The extra dry hopping adds a lot to this over their regular 60/90min IPAs.

Overall this is super drinkable and one of DFHs best IPAs, worth seeking out!

Photo of Kraken
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at DFH brew pub. Reviewed from notes.

This was awesome, pushed through the enamel animal(randelized). Delivered from tap with impressive one finger head. Nice lace. Poured a deep orange amber.

Nose- Pushing this through the randelizer added a ton to the nose. Lots of citric hops, orange and grapefruit specifically stand out.

Palate- Very nice. Grapefruit, orange zest. Very smooth, lighter then just the 90min alone. This is more refreshing then the 90 and more robust then simply the 60 alone.

Mouthfeel- Dry, slightly bitter in the finish.

Drinkability- Very good.

Photo of jondeelee
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

75 Minute IPA opens beautifully, the hop aromas detectable from several inches away from the open bottle mouth. Up close, the beer is awash in hoppy goodness, with thick grapefruit rind, pine, eucalyptus, rose petal, menthol, peppermint, and even a peppery-like anise aroma erupting from the hops, the sheer volume and variance of these aromas speaking much of the beer's excellent craftsmanship. Malts and sugars are admittedly difficult to locate against this hop blast, but touches of brown sugar, apricot, orange liqueur, and white grape are still detectable, as are fresh wet wheat and floury baguette. As a whole, the nose is an IPA lover's dream, and the beer begs to be sipped.

On the tongue, the beer begins with the expected hop blast, the flavors here tending toward the more bitter of the hop flavors, including dandelion stem, grapefruit rind, pine sap, and eucalyptus. Pepper and anise are also present, and the bitterness combined with the spice burns the tongue and soft palate. There's also a chocolate malt-like deepness to the beer, with faint but distinct touches of ash and tobacco. Orange liqueur, apricot, and berry fruit esters provide some sugary relief. I know the beer is bottle-conditioned with maple syrup, but I can't detect this--perhaps the flavors are lost against the hops. No surprise, but the aftertaste is mainly hops, with a good amount of pepper and anise remaining as well. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is an unfortunate medium-high to high, assisting in the burning sensation on the soft palate, but getting in the way of the flavors, as the beer almost feels like it turns to foam on the tongue. I'm actually planning on leaving the beer to sit open for a while before I continue drinking to remove some of the carbonation.

Overall, the flavors in this brew are excellent, and again, hop lovers will love this one. The extreme carbonation is distracting, but a good open sit will solve that one. I do wish the maple syrup flavors were a little more present, but there is still enough sugar and malt in here to counterbalance the hops. Great beer.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml capped bottled poured into a darkness snifter. "bottled in 2012A 20:12" on the neck.

more than half the glass is filled with a huge billowy nearly pure white head, soapy roacky, billowy. big bubbles. hazy golden orange color. tons of carbonation bubbles rushing to the top. leaves a nice thick sticky lace. looks nice, but not really IPA like. cleary there is some carbonation issues with the maple syrup bottle conditioning and all.

lots of sharp grapefruit citrus in the aroma, a little pine resin. slightly spicey. a nice bready biscuity, light caramel, sticky malt behind the hops.

very effervescent at first with that high carbonation, but as it settles it becomes really nice. some nice, slightly sharp, grapefruit citrus and a little pine resin. nicely balanced by a very 90 minute like malt. woody. sticky caramel, bready, slight candied malt. a bit of a yeast flavor towards the finish. a little bit of sweet but mostly bitter lingers.

it loses a little bit just for the big, over carbonation, but really once this settles out, its nice. medium bodied.

a really nice balanced, drinkable IPA. i can definatly get both 60 and 90 minute. awesome, i want more...

Photo of MattyG85
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 10/31/2013.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head that actually holds up fairly well. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fruity and fairly sweet hop forward aroma with earthy hints, citrus, and sweet syrup. Hoppy upfront with earthy hints of grass and some spicy pine. Zesty citrus hop presence with hints of orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and slight apricot. Sweet bready malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and yeast. The sweet scent of maple syrup is noticeable. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a zesty, fruity, and fairly earthy IPA taste with a nice kick of sweet syrup. Mix of hops upfront with earthy notes of grass and spicy pine. Juicy citrus hop presence with notes of orange rind, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and some apricot. Sweet and toasty malt presence with notes of caramel, toffee, yeast, biscuit, and toast. Sweet notes of the added maple syrup come through as well. A big and nicely balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, creamy, and somewhat oily and syrupy. Finishes somewhat dry. Nicely smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a IPA. Good citrus hop presence with a solid balance of sweetness from the added maple syrup. Good to have Dogfish Head back at the MN/WIS border.

Photo of Doc_Hops
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautifully cloudy light orange that glows brightly as I hold it to the light. The head is booming rising all the way to the top of the glass and leaving some great lacing.

S- Tons of hop aroma right away leading into some orangey citrus notes. A little bit of yeasty notes as well.

T- Very well rounded here. A bit sweet from the start, I'm guessing from the maple syrup and then a great bit of hop bite on the back end. The bitterness is good, and there's a continuing orangey feel, but the balanced complexity is what is leaving a wonderful lasting impression.

M- So smooth! There's hop bitterness but not a ton of hop bite. Very effervescent/ well carbonated from the bottle conditioning.

O- I love this beer. It's up there as one of my favorites. It's very well balanced, velvety smooth, sweet, bitter, bubbly, and awesome. I could drink it everyday... and if i had the ability to, I probably would.

Serving type: 750ml bottle poured into my brand new DFH IPA glass that I got today! Thanks for reading.

Photo of far333
3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazed iced tea color with a rocky and dimpled head that lingers very long. Low aroma of sweet malt, caramel, some piney hops and orange rind. Flavor is a bit rough-edged, a bit boozy upfront, thick honey malt, firm bitterness, but the hop flavor is subdued. Maple syrup emerges noticeably in the finish, semi sweet, it polishes up the rough edge. Mouthfeel is full and rich, with a warming of the cheeks, a bit slick. Interesting beer, seems like a novelty. I might prefer sixty minute or ninety minute each on their own.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured entire bottle (1 pt 9.4oz) into a 34oz mug; cloudy bright orange-yellow with lively carbonation and a thick head from even a careful pour. For a bit, even in the huge mug there was almost equal parts head to beer. Smell is classic IPA; hoppy and floral, with a bit of sugary sweetness hiding in there somewhere. Taste is very much classic IPA. Clean and sweet up front, hoppy and bitter to finish. This one is quite tame compared to some of the hop-bombs being produced nowadays, very drinkable. The maple syrup isn't really detectable as far as I can tell, although that could be the source of some of the extra sweetness in the beginning. Mouthfeel is fuller and a bit fizzy, but clean. Big chunky lacing is left on the mug as it's drunk, a very pretty beer. Overall this is a great happy medium from DFH; it has the clean drinkability and hoppiness of the 60 minute, plus some of the body and alcohol of the 90 minute.

Photo of BranfordBound
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the Rehoboth Brewpub/Restaurant in Delaware. Served in a pint.

Dark amber color, completely translucent, with a one finger head that leaves great lacing. Barely any carbonation.

Smells are of some herbal and resinous hops with touches of malt sweetness.

It's hard to explain this beer. It sounds very cliche to say this is in between a 60 minute and a 90 minute, but it's actually pretty close to what this beer is. Has a nice smooth and sweet malt note from the 90, sans the heaviness and the alcohol, combined with a nice herbal and piney hop note a la 60 minute.

Smooth mouthfeel from the limited carbonation, medium bodied.

Pretty easy drinking, although with temperatures in the 90's at Rehoboth it was hard to pass on the fresh Festina Peche. Great beer for the fall or spring.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and orange pour, every time I go to throw some into the imperial pint glass, it foams up way too high. At least its carbonated, better to have too much than too little. Aroma, pretty grassy, cascades, not picking up much in the way of maple on this.

Taste, wow, yeah, the grassiest ipa I think I've ever had. Good flavor, but I dunno if its $9 a bottle type of flavor. Amazingly normal for a dfh brew, but really lacking on maple flavor, its really dominated by a slightly above average amount of cascade hops.

Mouthfeel is slightly sweet, but it seems to be more from the malt additions moreso than any adjunct. An enjoyable enough beer, but not really at the price point. Make it a 6 pack for this price, and its a beer I would drink again.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 minute IPA a beautiful experience thus far after my first pour, paired with one of my favorite all time cigars CLE cuarenta which is a beautiful diadema tapered at each end tailored for Christian Eirora's 40th birthday. Overall a great experience between the roasted tobacco notes and black pepper I'm getting from the cigar, along with a perfume like spice note this is complex tobacco. The beer looks super cloudy amber ruby hued with a light khaki tan head forming fine lace in my chalice glass. Aroma has citrus with a complex sugar layer full of hops and maple syrup partially fermented out. Barrel aging can't be ruled out this is a refined IPA less hop machismo than either 60 minute IPA or 90 minute IPA. Flavors collide nicely with oak barrel aging and hops on the horizon, super complex malts and sugars blend it all into a balanced beast of an IPA. Mouthfeel has bitter aspects with alcohol soothing the backend it doesn't finish hot but the alcohol is definitely noticeable wow, what a beer. Overall the perfect beer to pair with a complex cigar don't think you have to have a scotch or bourbon to pair with your cigar when there is ale out there this complex.

Photo of SPRichard
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had at the Grey Lodge Pub for the Johnny Cask night promo back in March

not much of a head after the initial pour from the firkin...slight haze to it, from the maple syrup...almost looked like iced tea...light amber color

maple syrup dominated the nose...hops are muted but become prevalent as the beer warms....sweet malt....some caramel in there also

when i took my first sip it reminded me a burnt rubber taste...not what i look for in my beers... i'm assuming this was from the maple syrup...this went away as the beer warmed and the hops showed up...sweetness comes in from the malt...citrus and grapefruit are there but not front and center

smoooth going down...if it wasn't for that off smelling burnt rubber taste in the beginning this would be something i could drink all night

becomes more drinkable as the beer warms and that burnt rubber taste fades and the hops step in....not sure how necessary the maple syrup is to this concoction, but i'd like to see if that rubber taste is there or not if the syrup isn't added to the cask...good balance of hops as expected from the 60 Min/90 Min combo

Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at Rattle-n-Hum in NYC.

Pours a hazy copper color with a large-bubbled off-white head. The head recedes into a thin ring around the glass leaving solid lacing.

Smells of caramel malts with a good deal of breadiness along with hop aromas made up of citrus and tropical fruits.

Tastes good. Pale and slightly caramel malt flavors kick things off and are given substance by light bready flavors. Midway through the sip the hops take over (more so than I was expecting from the smell) and carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall I'm glad I finally came across this beer, and a cask version nonetheless. Hoppier than one would expect and worth a shot.

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy caramel color with a modest off white head and thick lacing. The nose is citrusy, floral and slightly sweet. The mouth feel is medium bodied and velvety with nice carbonation. The taste is slightly bready, but the citrus hops shine through. The sweetness from the maple syrup is perfectly balanced. Overall, this beer drinks incredibly well for being such a complex IPA.

Photo of CloudStrife
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

25.4 oz bottle split and poured into a goblet. Bottled in 2012.

A: Pours an opaque golden color with a giant withstanding white head. Visible carbonation. Head lasts forever, lacing on the sides of the glass. I'd say its pretty much a perfect appearance.

S: Soapy hop smell, sweet malt/maple. Warm alcohol notes. As it warms you can certainly pull more maple.

T: A well balanced IPA. The maple syrup taste instead of a lot of malt is very refreshing.

M: Real smooth and even feel. Leaves a slightly sticky after taste.

Overall I like it better than the 90min or 60min. Glad this is being bottled now. More IPA's should follow suit with adding honey/maple instead of loads of malt.

Photo of ThomasZD11
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being an East Coast guy in Seattle I have to admit, the nostalgia of seeing Dogfish always draws me in. But this beer..is special. It is a high end, perfect segway, introduction to any of your friends who are trying to get to know IPA's a little better. Dogfish is always going to be a front-runner and old power for IPA's, but this Maple syrup blend brings a lot to the table. Off centered ales for off centered people is right! Keep it up Dogfish!

P.S. The price tag at 10.99 for my pint at the Beer Junction in Seattle was also perfect! Keep it there!

Photo of r0nyn
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my DFH snifter. Shared with a fellow beer geek.

Pours a hazy apricot hue that's fairly translucent, with a billowy powder-white head that has quite a bit of staying power. Strands of bubbly carbonation can be seen rising rapidly to the top, which can only help with the head retention. When it finally does dissipate, there's quite a bit of stringy lacing holding fast to the inside of the glass. Not a bad looking start by any means. Nose is full of the classic IPA staples; piney, resinous hops and a grapefruit undercurrent. A bit of warmth yields a slight hint of sweetness, ostensibly from the malts and maple syrup.

Taste starts off with a tempered blast of bitterness from the hops, segueing easily into some well-rounded maltiness. The ripe grapefruit from the nose provides a welcome balance between bitter and sweet. If you look hard enough, there's some of the much bandied maple syrup, but it's not really a major component of this brew. It definitely tastes like what I would imagine a blend of the 60 and 90 Minute iterations would, so well done on that part. Alcohol is only slightly present at the end, but as always shows up with a bit more prevalence given time to sit at room temperature.

Mouthfeel is substantially full and frothy for an IPA of this alcoholic weight, which was surprising and welcome. Despite all the bubbles, carbonation is evenly tempered throughout. Quite a solid product from Dogfish Head. Glad this made it out of the brewpub and into bottles for distribution.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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