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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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619 Reviews
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Reviews: 619
Hads: 3,322
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 24.21%
Wants: 287
Gots: 617 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lots of foam and head on this beer looks amazing and leaves an ice cream scoop of a head on the top after pouring. Smells like their 90 minute and 60 minute infused perfectly so you are getting the rich hop smell of the 90 and the more citrus smells from the 60. Very rich smelling hops flowery and citrus some orange and a touch of pine all come in on the smell of this beer its fantastic.

The thickness of the beer is perceived first with the sweetness very shortly following from the maple syrup and then right away in the middle and end of the sip you get a bitter citrus floral and piney hop flavor that honestly makes it their best IPA in my opinion. The maple syrup just really contributes so much to this beers mouthfeel and sweetness that makes it just not an IPA but a beer that is dynamic.

I really wish they'd put this as a year round in 6 packs! I know that's dreaming but I'd make it my go to IPA everytime. So well balanced but still appeals to the people who want a bitter hop profile as well. Thanks Dogfish!

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Photo of patm31806
5/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

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Photo of TxMdScotty298
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my all time favorites. The smell, taste, and aftertaste are amazing. The picture on the label is also pretty cool. I have been waiting to get my hands on another one for far too long. Its hard to find in my little town and the brewery is far away. Regardless, my next encounter with the 75 minute IPA will be a pleasure.

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Photo of mikes19522
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had the Pliny's and other top rated IPAs and I must say this is right up there!

I know people are quick to say this a combo of 60 and 90 minute and as an avid Dogfish IPA drinker this far from the truth!

This beer is much smoother with a golden color and smooth taste from start to finish! Since fermented in a cask it doesn;t have the harshness that forced carbonation has! Much much smoother!

I had this several times at Rehoboth Brew Pub. I think that people who have left less than stellar reviews haven't had the best batch or the bar didn't handle it properly. Everytime I've had it at the Brewpub it has been stellar!

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Photo of Querty8
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big fan of Dogfish...finally found this beer at their brewpub in Delaware...cask conditioned.

A - Muddy, cloudy brown...bubbly on top
S - Hops, spiciness, caramelized sugar...among other amazing scents.
T - Perfect. Like a brown ale followed by hops and spice...aftertaste of sugar
M - Served at 55º...creamy just amazing

O - I've never had this beer from a bottle for regular tap line but I'm sure its amazing, as are their other beers. If you ever come across a cask of this beer, even if you don't like IPA's....GET IT!

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.96/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into my trusty pint glass a medium copper color in appearance. Head was very thick other than that the taste of an IPA and Maple Syrup went down smooth and couldnt help drinking this one down good. Another great beer from Dogfish Head. another reason i love craft beers

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Photo of Lederer85
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really cool flavor profile for an IPA. I don't normally think about drinking beer with my breakfast but this flavor explosion can pull up a chair at the table. Realistically speaking it is a great mix up for IPA fans and the maple flavor is very prominent on the tongue but other than that runs similar in flavor to the breweries other IPAs with floral american hop heavy flavor.

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Photo of Gatch
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Meadhall in Cambridge for 12 Brewers of Christmas.

A: Super hazy, thick, golden orange yellow. Looks like fresh pressed apple cider. Big frothy white head that fades into huge lace and good retention.

"Holy shit!" This applies to both smell and taste.

S: Incredible bouquet of honey, fresh fruit, wildflowers, fresh mountain air, earth, more fruit, something more I can't describe. Unbelievable nose. Better than a 5.

T: now this is what an IPA on cask should taste like! Huge onslaught of bright american hops followed by honey, fresh cut grass, earth, some wood, ripe fruit, yeast, and a touch of malt. The sweet sugary malt shows up as does the maple syrup, albeit very faint. It does contribute to the balance, though, because the hops can be powerful at times.

M: Massive, complex flavors, crazy balanced, and superbly crafted. Can be a tad cloying and almost too thick of a body for the style after a few successive sips. But the flavors erase those deficiencies.

O: This is the real deal. Beers like this are why I will never hate on Dogfish nor Sam for his ambition. Some beers are hit or miss but overall the love is there and beers like this are there. This is a phenomenal beer.

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Photo of WMEugene
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a huge frothy head with amazing lacing.

S - Floral hops, slight pinyness, orange, honey, and maple. You can really tell that this was dry hopped. Very nice.

T - Nice floral hops mix with a little bit of malt to provide a wonderful balance. There are some citrus flavors, honey, and maple as well. The best of both worlds when it comes to the strengths of the 60 and 90 minute IPAs

M - Amazing, so velvety and smooth. The beer has a nice billowy feel to it. The maple is most noticeable here (in a very good way). Very drinkable and great carbonation levels.

O - The 75 Minute may be the best IPA in DFH's arsenal. It has amazing moutfeel and is really tasty. I would love to see this become a year-rounder (and to come in 12 oz. bottles). An all-around great beer.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.87/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Into a pint glass:

A: light golden orange colored body leaving a two finger white foamy head that is probably one of the most beautiful looking heads of any beer I've ever seen in my entire life. Beautiful foamy lacing clings yet gently slides down the glass

S: maple syrup up front, but not overbearing, because I can still smell the hops, some light grapefruit and some light malts

T: spectacular as the maple syrup, hops, grapefruit and malts combine in a wonderful combination

M: awesomely smooth and sticky, but a nice stickiness. It is medium bodied. The drinkability is moderate, I'll have no problem finishing off the bomber, but that'll probably be it for the night

O: so glad I finally found this as I've been searching for this for an exceptionally long time. Well worth the wait and I may have to go pick up some more bombers of this. If this doesn't make one a fan of American IPA's, nothing will. As of today, this is my all time favorite Dogfish Head beer.

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Photo of derekrick420
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The difference between tasting this beer poured from the cask and drinking it from a bottle is akin to the difference between the minor and the major leagues.

From the cask this beer has the perfect aroma of citrus and hops.

The greatest thing is how it feels. It is dangerous drink since it feels creamy and pleasurable, like a tall glass of chocolate milk.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Perfect balance of the 60 and 90 minute IPAs. Pours closer to the color of the 90 - nice brown to amber. Significant head - sometimes too much but not a big deal. Head clings to the side of the glass, cup, whatever. Great fresh hop smell. Taste is better than both the 60 & 90 for me - the bottle conditioning with the maple syrup is present and gives the hops a sweet flavor. A favorite no doubt.

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Photo of osant37
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

pours a beautiful goldish brown orange...big billowy foam head of about 3 fingers that takes forever to settle. smells amazing big grapefruit & tropical citrus notes ..definatly getting some mango and a slight peach hint and a touch of maple syrup. the taste is absoloutly delicious sharp and sweet bitterness up front. with a sweet cut from the maple syrup. finishes with a slightly peachy sweetness after its swallowed. i almost get the alcohol too. the mouthfeel is fantasic with lots of carbonation due to the bottle conditioning. this is definatly my favorite i.p.a from dfh. too bad its so rare in between that it is realeased...salud!

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Photo of ckollias
4.82/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bomber bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a hue 4-finger, white, frothy, head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace – leaving a gorgeous trail all the way down the glass.

S: Strong hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and pine in the background.

T: Hoppy and crisp bitter flavor with a nice alcoholic bite. Slightly citrus background with a little but of pine which was similar to the smell.

M: Very strong and boozy but masked well by the hops. Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – I think this the best IPA by Dogfish head. 120 is too over the top, 90 is very good, and 60 is pretty good. But 75 has the perfect balance of alcohol and hops!

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Photo of bceagles39
4.82/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On cask at Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA in April 2010.

What a beer.

Slightly hazy copper amber. Frothy/foamy white head which left decent lacing. Low carbonation.

Tasted of sweet caramel malts balanced by the perfect amount of hoppiness.

Incredibly smooth drinking and perfectly balanced. One of the best beers I have ever tried. Could drink all night. I really don't taste how this is a blend of the 60 and 90 minute, there must be some kind of magic at work in there.

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Photo of suspect
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. This one was delivered to the beverage center on Thursday, consumed on Saturday.

A: Hazy light golden color. Aggressive pour leads to a humongous three finger head that fades around the outside leaving a rock-of-gibraltar sized island in the middle. The lacing is thick, heavy and coats the glass with passion.

S: Wonderful piney resin hops with grapefruit zest and sneaky good malt backbone shining through for good measure. There is a huge sweet aroma to it and I'm sure it's the maple syrup but it's hard to pick up. This is a very excellent smelling beer.

T: Perfectly balanced mix of bitter hops and sweet malts with an obvious subtle mix of maple syrup at the end of the taste. The 60 and the 90 play nicely off of one another. At this point I'm a bigger fan of the 60 due to its drinkability but I hold a serious place in my heart for the 90 due to the fact that it is responsible for getting me into craft beer and both flavor profiles mixed together in one beer make on hell of a good tasting beer.

M: Perfectly carbonated, medium bodied. Creamy, bitter finish leads me to pick up the glass over and over making this 750 go quickly.

O: This is a beer that sets the bar in my mind for IPAs. It's hoppy, it's got a subtle, yet supremely delicious malt profile, it's got an out-of-left-field quality with the maple syrup that I think sets it apart from other IPAs. It's not an IIPA but the appearance tells me otherwise. The ABV is a perfect 7.5%...just high enough to get me moving, and yet low enough to not worry about finishing the bomber on my own. Bravo, Sam et al. at DFH. You have yet another masterpiece although I'm still bummed you axed Squall...

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Photo of PhillyJ
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Truly a treat found this in a bomber at my local craft beer store.. It's a perfect Dogfish IPA with the perfect amount of maple flavor. Id say it's a perfectly balanced ipa with a honey finish. I know I know it's maple syrup. But honey ipa is my description.if you see it get it because it's the tits for sure

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of strong citrus and grapefruit hops with some pine, maple syrup, sweet caramel malts, and a bit of bready malt.

T - Starts off with some citrus, orange, and grapefruit hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hoos come through with some more bitterness and some maple syrup. The finish is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops and bitterness with some sweet malts and some maple syrup sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Excellent balance of malt and hop flavor with a good amount of bitterness and a great smoothness created by the maple syrup.

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Photo of hydrocentral
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

another great beer from dogfish head . had a very huge head had to pour delicately and not use my chilled glassware . the taste , aroma , and texture were a beautiful blend of this hand crafted piece of beer lovers paradise . I can't wait to taste it on tap again. can't wait from the anual vaca to the candy store for adult men(or any beer enthusiast). truley sucks that my favorite bar to 2 hours away .

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Photo of utfiero
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Color- hazy autumn amber with sediment. Full head.

Aroma- mild, sweet grapefruit with subtle hint of pine needle.

Taste- Starts with very mild hoppiness, buttery in mid-body finishing with a subtle maple syrup sweetness but not overwhelming (more like a grade B earthy organic maple syrup) with a classic Dogfish lingering finish and overall buttery smoothness. A truly fantastic IPA.

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 9/7/2013.


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Photo of jopezu
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

hazy copper with a giant head that hangs around for a bit. hops, sweet citrus and caramel nose. taste - malt + hops, with a nice, subtle maple sweetness. maple and malt swirl on the aftertaste. very well-balanced. bottle conditioned with just enough maple to keep every sip interesting without getting too sweet. the 75 minute ipa edges out both the 60 minute & 90 minute in my opinion.

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Photo of Celtics17
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Big orange peel, a burst in your mouth. The maple syrup truly adds a great mouthfeel to this beer. A slight bitterness added. Very nice vanilla and spice backing on this beer as well.

Overall a nice balanced American IPA. The bitterness is just right, and the sweetness is spot on. Not in an overly malty way.

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Photo of mhaugo
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 milliliter bottle. Decanted into a pint glass.
Appearance: Almost perfectly clear copper. Billowy, persistent head.
Smell: There’s an IPA somewhere in this glass, but it’s buried under a pile of maple syrup. Let me see if I can find it…
Taste: Yup. There it is. Very nice citrus bite, with a touch of wood and maple syrup. The malt gives a subtle caramel flavor and the finish is bitter and almost minty.
Mouthfeel: Very soft and smooth.
Overall: Unbelievably drinkable. I want to bathe in it. Makes me wish I bought a case instead of just one bottle.

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4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Appearance: Warning: after pouring you, the drinker, will have to wait several minutes for the massive four to five finger plume of rocky, bone-white head to dissipate. Perhaps reading a Dostoevsky would pass the time nicely. Of course admiring the been-there, done-that, golden color with just the faintest hint of orange might be a constructive use of the time as well. Finished? Great. The incredibly large head you have been waiting on is made up of varying sizes of bubbles running the gamut from soapsuds to pinheads, which makes for an interesting and novel spectacle. Once the head finally caves, it leaves behind the appearance of a ruined soufflé, which is not as unattractive as it would be in the cooking world. Lacing is as massive and stubborn as the head. The carbonation in the glass is not as active as one would be led to believe by its white crown, but it is somewhat difficult to tell with perfect certainty due to the cloudiness of the liquid. A great looking head on a beer of the shade all beer drinkers have seen before.

Aroma: The nose is extremely malt forward, as in this beer’s two constituent beers the great 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA, both mainstays in their respective style. Resiny hops back up the sweet malts brilliantly, adding another layer of sweetness. The sugar just keeps assaulting the nose in the form of the maple syrup that this mix is bottle-conditioned with. Surprisingly, there is little bitterness here, but perhaps it is simply hidden by the sweet behemoth of aroma that this beer puts forth. Caramel notes mixed with mild tropical fruit are the simplest and most obvious notes, and while those are typical of IPAs (especially its parents) this one smells like it got lost in a candy store on the way to the drinker’s mouth. This is really great stuff.

Taste: Right up front, oddly enough, the hops bring the bitter. Of course, as is expected based on the aroma, the malt and maple sweetness snatches the reins almost immediately and never lets go; fortunately, the hops manage to keep their own restraints on the sweetness and do an excellent job of making this beer one of the most balanced that have passed these lips. In short, the highly acclaimed 60 and 90 Minute IPAs combined in a bottle-conditioned environment with a delicious maple syrup addition (that miraculously is not cloying, and is actually well-hidden as a bit of a beer Easter Egg that the drinker knows is there from the get-go) makes for as great of a beer as one would expect; anything less would be a disappointment.

Mouthfeel: This is so drinkable it should be illegal to own more than one at a time. It is practically the Pringles of the beer world. The body is a perfect, creamy medium, so this stuff goes down like delicious-tasting, slightly thickened water. There is a bit of warmth from the alcohol (at only 7.5% ABV), but it is extremely slight and quite pleasant. The one serious blemish on this beer comes in on the palate, however: there is very little carbonation. Perhaps this should not be an issue, but in a beer as complex as this one (two different IPAs, each complex concoctions in their own right, plus the richness of maple syrup) carbonation would have really helped out to spread the flavors around and make sure that every bit of this otherwise-stellar beer got its turn in the spotlight. Still, the drinkability makes up for this because it goes down criminally easy.

Overall: This is a must have not only for hop lovers as the title (and Dogfish Head themselves) suggests but for any and every craft beer drinker. This is such a drinkable beer that I am slightly upset that Dogfish Head has not released these in four- or six-packs yet. The bomber is great, but the quaffability begs for a four- or six-pack treatment. The worst part (or best, really) is the undeniable fact that this beer gets better as it warms and you drink more of it. Dogfish Head, come back to Wisconsin. I need this in my fridge at all times… 18/20

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So, so, so good. Tapped the cask right on the 18th Street side of the bar. Dude in a button button-down had a taster, then questioned his outfit, the 75 Minute was so good. Folks dressed in black suits (who apparently had missed their funeral), guffawed out loud as they asked "what's a cask"?, as they innocently dismissed their lost colleague. 75 Minute. 75 Minute in a cask. 75 Minute in a cask at City Taphouse in Philly. I'll see you tomorrow.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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