75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by ReelBigwigFish:
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass, the head stacks up very high, probably 3-4 inches of big fluffy off-white head. The beer is a moderately hazy orange/amber hue, with tons of big sticky lacing after the head receded. This beer looks awesome.
The aroma is a nice blend of sweetness and bitterness. Citrus fruit is very noticeable, the likes of tangerines and grapefruit, as well as apricots and mangos. Sweet malt is backed with a definite hint of maple; not overpowering sweetness in any way, just that unrefined natural sugar aroma. A hefty swirl releases a bit more of a floral Cascade hop aroma.
The taste starts off with a fairly strong citrus hop punch. It's a bit spicy and floral, backed with the classic grapefruit flavor we all crave. Hints of pine resin fade in through the back end, while a deliciously smooth malt also creeps into the finish. The earthy flavors from the maple syrup smooth out the bitter finish of this beer perfectly. It's like the beer starts as 60 minute, then finishes as 90 minute.
Now I'll be honest here, I've never been a fan of 90 minute IPA. It just seemed like a malt bomb, which isn't a bad thing, but I wanted more hops from it, since it's an IPA and all…. With that in mind, I almost didn't buy 75 minute IPA when I heard it was a blend of 60 and 90, but man am I happy I did. This beer is the best of both worlds. It's super hoppy up front, but it maintains a great malt body, and the maple syrup addition is genius.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2012 01:24:19 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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3.76/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy brownish straw color with two fingers of head that enjoyed a lengthy period of retention and left intricate lace behind. The nose is slightly citrusy. The flavor profile is also citrusy with some hops and a slight trace of maple sweetness on the finish.
I really like DFH 60 and I love DFH 90 – I guess that you can’t simply meet in between.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 05:03:48 | More by 57md
75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,703 ratings.