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75 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
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).

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Johnny Cask 75 Minute IPA (with maple, or so I was told) on cask at DFH Brewing and Eats in Rehoboth Beach.

Amazing retention, white head with good lace. Light brown body.

Hoppy nose, a bit one dimensional, but it's an IPA, so what do I know?

Hops in the taste, but mellowed. Maybe maple... but maybe not.

Quite smooth and drinkable.

Not worth the hype, but then I'm not an IPA person, so I pose again, what do I know?

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Photo of JG-90
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

75 Minute IPA is a cloudy golden orange color with a gigantic dense, creamy, light tan head. Head has great retention, becoming rocky as it recedes and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma consists of mostly deep bready and caramel malts, citrus including orange and lemon, with hints of dark fruit and maple syrup. Not as much maple aroma as I expected.

Taste seems exactly like a toned-down 90 minute, as well as a mix of 60 and 90, as expected. Taste starts with musty citrus and heavy malts, moving on to hearty bread, a touch of dark fruit, and creeping maple syrup. Finish contains more old and musty citrus, as well as assertive malts, and maple syrup. Mouthfeel is a touch heavier than average, with average carbonation, a ton of chewiness, and some creaminess.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of SBXLII
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It's just good enough. As the label will have it, when 60 minute's too little and 90's too much, 75's juust riiight. Well, it just so happens to be - at 7.5 ABV, it's easily something that isn't too overpowering, especially considering it comes in singles and not a 4-pk.
The maple slips right beneath the nose and initial taste, but its presence is definitely accounted for. Its more of a taste than it is a smell, much like the honey in Bell's Hopslam or Great Lakes' Christmas. I like to say it's an 'old' flavor.

Ballgame on, reel in the water, two 75 minutes in the cooler with a few other solid cans of good stuff. It's a boat beer -

Worth seeking out if you're not in the region.

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Photo of Gmann
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a toasted grain/pale copper color with a dense creamy head. The relatively short head (for the style) slowly settled and left some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a mixture of citrus and tropical fruits. Grapefruit and pineapple seem to stand out the most. A bit spicy. Not much from the malt, don't pick up any maple. Nice aroma but not very strong.

The flavor is more of a piney and peppery hop profile. There is some grapefruit rind, apricot and pineapple as well. Its an earthy profile but does have some sweetness. The malt has a smooth bready flavor and a general sweetness that I attribute to the maple. The maple is not very strong, which is good; it seems to mellow the beer out.

Moderate body with fizzy carbonation. Good balance on the palate, neither too sweet or too bitter, even though the beer is sweet and bitter.

Overall, a good IPA but it didn't blow me away. The hop profile is a touch too earthy for my preference.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The gentlest of pours yielded a glass consuming bone white head that sat like a rigid foam iceberg dominating the vessel with an active surface of micro bubble pops. A towering mountainous structure the wait is long for the head to retreat leaving a generous amount of foam lace rings condescending down the chalice. A pale orange coloring has a good clarity and a misty rise of effervesce.

S: The nose was a bit lighter then expecting, soft pine brush and dry lemons.

T: The flavor was sweetly toasted grain upfront with a good level of hop awareness of pine and dried grapefruit. The maple syrup brings a dry sweetness to the middle of the palate before transcending to a dry hopping finish of pine, grapefruit and dried orange grinds. Flowery citrus, sweet lemony hops and a warmth of pine alcohol with a touch of lime rounds things out.

M: leans more towards the lighter side of medium bodied, a bit of a disappointment substance wise as well crispness wise.

O: Overall it takes a few sips to truly reveal the complexity of this beer, the first few I saw nothing special but as the drink progresses the sweet maple syrup and sweetly toasted grain lends support and balance coming though nicely and the hops become brighter. Drinkability becomes easier, smoother and more enjoyable. Reluctantly to say I don’t entirely agree with the “sometimes 60 is not enough and 90 is to much” bottle labeling. As with most instances of hybrids you lose the best part of the spectrum with the blending of the two. The 60 a much more crisper summer time treat, the 90 a more wine body and complexity with alcohol warmth, both I wouldn’t compromise for this.

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Photo of Lare453
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

large format bottle into a dfh glass

a dark burnt orange, cloudy, huge four finger white foamy head. a lot of lacing, dissipates to a 3/4 inch head.

s pine, citrus, vanilla, maple

t smooth citrus beginning, smooth piney middle and end with a light touch of maple. the after taste is crisp a hoppy

m starts smooth and develops into a crispness on the tongue. good solid carbonation.

o this is a great beer, i would drink it frequently if i could find it often and get it fresh. this bottle was less then two weeks old.

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Photo of KajII
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a hazy medium orange with a huge (3-4 finger) white frothy head that receded at a nice slow steady pace down to a few puddles with a large collar and produced some excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, pine and citrus hops and a soapy yeast with hints of maple, caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was moderately bitter with a slight malty maple sweetness early on and then became decently hoppy with a bitter citrus peel presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long while after the swallow, with a nice hoppy citrus taste along with a mild sweetness that was left to lie on the taste buds for a little while longer.

Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a moderately dry texture and almost prickly carbonation.

Overall this is an IPA that is not to overpowering, but does posses a nice sweet hoppiness and is very well balanced. Highly recommended...

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Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of RollBounce
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour clear as a 60min. for the first glass, hazy pale cream soda like color for 2nd glass, some rainbowing in the off white foamy head.

Hops are in the main stage here with citrus and a full mouth feel, not much of the maple syrup was tasted on the first glass, but the sediment on the bottom had some maple flavors to add, hops dominate the finish which is slightly dry.

Overall; Balance is the key here. Thou i did not taste much of the maple flavor, I enjoyed this IPA.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of MissSmisje
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On cask at brewpub. Feel is rated accordingly and doesn't reflect a keg pour.

L: Amber. Darker than I like for ipa.
S: honeyed.
T: sweeter than expected. Maybe it's the little w carbonation reading as a heavier than expected body.

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Photo of fatmusic14
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank last night at a beer share - reviewing from notes.

A - Pours with a subtle beauty, light orange but as pure a color as can be

S - smells like a traditional ale, but with a hint of sweetness

T - so subtle. Delicious, hides the 7.5% very well, but maple aftertaste is the kicker here. Smooth, really well rounded, really well done. Tastes like desert.

M - Tons of head, really good lacing, high carbonation. Bubbles dance for an extended period of time.

O - Share a bomber, quickly.

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

poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a nice orange color with a very foamy head.

Really good and complex aromas of citrus, florals, hops, tropical citrus and some resiny notes too.

Full bodied with a very good and smooth upfront attack. Thins out a slight bit on the mid with well balanced flavors of citrus, resin, and florals with a touch of hops.

The taste and feel lack compared to the aromas. Still, a quality IPA and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Cresant
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

750 mL brown bottle, packed on 5/13/14. Drank it 8/31/14, reviewed from notes. The body was apricot color with a light haze. The head was frothy and white.

The smell was peaches and bread crust. Orange peel and whole wheat bread. Some spicy hops.

The taste was bright but not harsh hops bitterness. Sweet, maple syrup I suppose. Not really tasting the maple syrup but just a sweetness.

The mouthfeel was medium to full and there was a smoothness, almost slick in the mouth. Unfortunately this one s=doesn't really stand out to me.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. Big three plus fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a good bit of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Nice solid hoppiness on this. Floral, citrusy, and perhaps a touch herbal. Lilac and orange stick out the most with tropical undertones. Bit of spice underneath. Crackery maltiness with light caramel and a moderate, balancing sweetness. Maple syrup is subtle, but does add another layer of complexity. Booze is well hidden.

3.5 T: Taste is good, but comes off as 90 Minute Lite. I'm not a huge fan of the 60 and I like the 90 mainly for the maltiness. This sits about halfway between the two and thus isn't as malty as I'd like. The maple syrup isn't strong enough to breath new life into this either. That said, I'll start the review. Malt forward still with a low bitterness. Light caramel, graham cracker, and bready yeastiness. Floral and citrusy hops with orange leading the way, tropical fruits underneath, and a light pine underneath that. Solid beer and tasty, but nothing special.

4.5 M: Mouthfeel on this works perfectly. Medium body. Velvety creaminess making this super smooth. Yeast adds body without adding chewiness. Goes down far too easy.

3.5 D: No complaints. A well rounded beer that anyone would enjoy.

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

75 Minute IPA pours a hazy dark honey yellow with a massive thick white head on top. The foam dissolves very slowly to a thick sheet on the beer. It leave splotches of lace on the glass as it goes down.

The aroma has notes of pale malt, lemongrass, toffee and caramel.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate with an effervescent fizz. The flavor is malty with some flowery notes. It begins with caramel and bread, followed by orange citrus and lemon grass. It finishes dry and mildly bitter with a hint of maple candy at the end. Once gone the toffee and lemongrass linger on the palate.

There's a little alcohol burn at the end of each sip and the beer didn't have as much maple as I thought it would. Still, it's tasty, well balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of Wolfpack2005
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Poured into my DFH snifter glass. 2.5 finger head that stays till the end of the glass. A clear Light amber color.

S-Smells similar to the 60 min., a very floral hoppy aroma with notes of sweet tropical fruits. I'm not picking up any maple syrup in the nose.

T-Opens up with a heavy sweet malty flavor that follows the nose. Then the hops creep in to balance out the sweetness, but are pretty mild. Im struggling to taste any maple syrup though which is a bit of a disappointment.

M-Nice smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

O-A solid beer, but pretty similar to the 60 min., but with a little more malt flavor. Somewhat disappointed that I couldn't taste the maple syrup because I think that would have really elevated this beer to the next level. Would buy again if they offered it as a 4/6 pack option but not worth the 750ml treatment/premium.

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Photo of Samuel906
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75


Cloudy amber with 2 inch head and lots of lacing. It looks as sticky as the hops taste.


Piney and Hoppy. Mildly citrusy. Nothing outstanding and mildly sweeter than your typical IPA. As someone who wants a good aroma from their beer it is a little underwhelming.


Very creamy and smooth almost milk like. Sticky hops.


A pretty well balanced but not exceptional tasting IPA. You have your typical citrus fruits, pine, florals, etc. Following their naming system, it is hoppyer and much fuller beer than Dogfish Head's 60 minute but does not deliver the full force flavor of the 90 and certainly is not even in the same universe as the 120. The maple gives a nice mellow sweetness that is not overbearing. It all comes together with an acceptable alcohol flavor for a well rounded IPA.


I have been waiting to get to taste this for a while as these have been scarce for some reason where I live. As a big fan of DFH's 90 minute and a not as big fan of their 60, I really didn't know what to expect here. But as stated above, it follows the naming convention well, and finds a happy medium between DFH's two flagship IPAs. A well rounded brew, the 75 minute will not dissapoint in any category, but it will not blow your mind either. While it is a nice crossover from light and heavy IPA, I think it is rare that that is what people will be desiring, and I doubt they will want to pay the considerable price tag when 90 minutes are far cheaper. If you like DFH, try it once, but don't be expecting a new favorite.

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Photo of EORS
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 750 ml bottle.

Appearance: Honey-colored and cloudy with a billowing white head, laces well down the glass.

Smell: Hops dominate the nose of the beer, really, really faint hint of maple syrup (?) honestly, the only reason I say that is because it's not as hop-forward as their normal IPAs.

Taste: Tart, bright, and citrusy. Good balance from the malt body and that phantom maple sugar? Again, if it wasn't on the label I wouldn't notice.

Mouthfeel: Doesn't feel excessively carbonated, definitely medium to full bodied without the oily feeling that some bigger IPAs have.

Overall: Really pleasant to drink, but nothing spectacular. I prefer it to their 60 min, and it certainly is preferable to some of the overblown imperial IPAs. It's a bit too similar to the mold, however, to be worth a repeat buy. I don't know what would happen if there was more of a maple aroma/taste to an IPA, but that was really the reason that I bought the beer in the first place, and I didn't really get that.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown bottling date (2013 vintage), poured into my NEBCO Ghandi-Bot snifter, drank 9/22/13 over an hour.

A: 3/3 -beautiful golden-brown coloration, high clarity (can see and even read through through), carbonation is huge on first pour and persists as a one finger frothy white head through the session, mild-to-moderate alcohol legs

S: 7/12 - picking up tons of Cascade notes, which, in excess, has always smelled like bleach to me; not a fan...

T: 15/20 - on the anterior tongue, I get an intense Cascade bitterness with those "bleach-like": flavors predominating; in the middle of the mouth, I was waiting for some of the maple syrup sweetness, which did appear but, unfortunately, not nearly as much as I would have liked; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming in the taste

M: 3/5 - moderate bodied and but overcarbonated to me for an American IPA

O: 7/10 - one of my first IPA loves was 90 Minute IPA, I've gotten blasted into outer space on 120 Minute and have come to appreciate 60 Minute as a solid East Coast IPA; unfortunately, I don't see what this beer adds beyond the aforementioned and I sincerely wish that the maple syrup was more present in the flavor; it's an overall meh for me.

TOTAL = 35/50

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle.

Appearance: Great looking beer. Clear golden orange. Large, bright white, rocky, creamy head. Lacing is very sticky, shimmering. It really looks like lace.

Smell: Initially a bright, citrusy, tropical hit of hoppy aroma, but its followed by a woody, grainy, vegetal aroma as I often get in the 60 and 90 min ipas. Sweet, caramelly malt.

Taste: On the plus side, there is a nice hoppy bitterness and nice balancing, caramelly sweetness. On the minus side, the hops flavor comes across as a combination of citrus pith and the woody, earthy flavor suggested by the smell. Overall, its just OK.

Mouthfeel: It has a very soft mouthfeel and a sticky, resiny finish.

Overall: IPAs just really are not DFHs thing. They make some great beers, but their IPAs are not (I do like the wood aged Burton Baton though, and Squall was decent). Don't waste your time/money on this.

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Photo of hardy008
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy amber with a two finger white head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, floral hops, and some sweet malt. The malt aroma is not very strong, but I can tell it is there.

Tastes like grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, and minimal malt. The bottle states it's a bottle conditioned India Pale Ale with maple syrup, but to be honest, I don't detect any maple syrup at all. More bitter than the 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPAs are. Still pretty tasty.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Finishes somewhat dry, and has a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Another solid Dogfish Head beer. I only wish I could get this in Minnesota.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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