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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: 3,330
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 24.45%
Wants: 289
Gots: 620 | 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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Reviews: 619 | Hads: 3,330
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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Photo of Daniellobo
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasing IPA with a slighty coarse bitter edge.

Presentation: 750 ml brown custom DFH capped bottle. Iconic image of the man in black breaking the cask, albeit with a grouchesque disguise of fake nose/glasses/moustache. Was this because of a dispute about the use of his image? Small side note noting main characteristics and intent. Shows 7.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in tulip glass.

A - Clear pale amber pour. Generous frothy head with nice surface memory and retention, alongside good lacing.

S - Soft resinous nose with a biscuity malt dash to it. Slight fruit in the distance.

T - Citrus and pine, the bitterness is a bit coarse and without much range, slight sweet note over the biscuity malt.

M - Medium body and carbonation, slight pushy bitterness with a nice sense.

O - Good edge in the final flow but this sense of balance while pleasing is really not for me.

Notes: It is all kinds of decent and more… But it did not quite do it for me. The same happens with 60 to me I confess, and that lingering edge might be part of the reason why...

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Photo of beerhan
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-golden amber body with an insane head. Really overflows the glass with a careful pour.

S-simcoe, maple, pine and some earthy tones

T-alcohol and maple, kind of malty for such a fresh bottle. A little chalky and unbalanced.

M-fairly light bodied with surprisingly low carbonation. Quite drinkable but A little too sticky.

O-This beer is a bit odd. I think I would like it more if it was a four pack. For the price I would choose ninety minute any day but it is somewhat session able. It's better than sixty minute but nowhere near as good as ninety minute and nothing near squall. Frankly I wish squall was back and this was removed from the lineup.

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Photo of portia99
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a bright orangey amber color with good clarity. a high 4 fingers of foam practically erupts off the surface of the beer as it is gently poured into the glass. Head is dense, tightly bubbled and whipped creamy in texture. Huge sheets of cream colored lacing left on the glass. This is another beer that requires a multi-stage pour to remotely fill the glass.

S - Huge aroma of fresh citrusy hops is easily noticeable as soon as the bottle is opened. Grapefruity, lemony, and some fresh cut grassiness. Caramelly sweetness, sugary, faint maple-y hints in the background. Smells really fresh.

T - Sugary sweet on first sip. Good amount of toasty and roasty malt...I think I even get a bit of a coffe-ish bitterness. Sweetness fades and then transforms itself into a firm hop bitterness. Finishes full of hoppy flavors - mostly the citrus and grassiness found in the aroma. Aftertaste is earthy with some sweetness that lingers in a slightly out of place way which I find distracting.

M - Medium bodied beer with a creamy carbonation that shows some life, but really doesn't create even the slightest tingle on the tongue. Sweetness on the finish is almost cloying and overpowering to me.

O - Overall, an interesting IPA. Definitely has a lot of the Dogfish Head "house flavors" to it, but somehow misses the mark a bit for me. The smell and appearance are both quite good to excellent, setting high expectations but the flavor let me down a bit. The balance towards sweet was a bit off to my palate.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled on date is smudged...damn...

A: Pours a crystal clear copper/orange w/ a bright white pillowy one finger head that sticks around for a good long while. Lacing? Check. Bubblies? Check. Damn good looking beer.

S: All hops. Citrus - lemon, orange peel....some distant pine...grapefruit peel. A wee bit of caramel/biscuit malt presence after swirling.

T/M: Good bitter bite up front. A lot of pine...more citrus/lemon...sweet, but not malty sweet...kind of get that candi sugar sweetness, not a bready/malty sweetness. A touch thin...but I find that to be impressive...most IPAs tend to be really heavy -bodied, thick and sticky...but the thin ones tend to suck. This is neither. Perfect carbonation for the style.

O: Not bad. Pretty good. Would drink again...especially for the price. Might be my fave of the DFH "minutes"...

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Photo of sweemzander
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a golden orange color. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Great retention and lace.

(S)- A subtle sweetness up front with citrus and pine. Slightly spicy.

(T)- The maple syrup comes out nice in this as a subtle nuance with the citrus and caramel malt and pine.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and a nice balance too. I like that the maple syrup is well-integrated into the overall beer profile.

(D)- Overall, a nice twist on a classic DFH. Good malt sweetness while still seeing the citrus and pine still.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
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

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strange Brew; Poured from a capped bomber into a tulip- poured a relatively clear copper color with a massive three finger head (I assume because of the bottle conditioning). Beautiful lacing and very good retention.

Smell is really off- I just bottled a batch of DFH 60 min clone and this beer smells like the yeast/hop sediment (trub) at the bottom of the fermenter. A little maple syrup comes through but mostly the funk...

Tastes good- like another BA said, more similar to the 90 than the 60. Good malt backbone, nice hop bitterness, a little woody (?). Don't get much hop flavor (ie pine, citrus, flowery) but the bitterness is there.

Mouthfeel is good- medium body with moderate carbonation. This is certainly a strange one. Disappointed because of the smell- perhaps something went wrong this time?

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Photo of bum732
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Bright, fruity hops, mostly grapefruit and orange, fresh, slight bisquity malt

L: Hazy, burnt orange, big creamy eggshell white head. Solid rention and lacing.

T: Bisquity malt supported by citrusy hops, malt a little much for an IPA. Medium bitterness, fairly clean grapefruit hops. Finishing semi-dry, some hop resin on the palate.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Not bad, i like it better on taop. I don't get the maple syrup as a priming sugar for the bottles, i didn't get much of it at all. Also don't get why the suggest to age it.

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Photo of nimrod979
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle on date is smeared off. I like the label. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden amber in color. Big three finger white frothy head. Crazy retention and loads of lacing left all over the place.

Aroma: Citrusy earthy and floral hops. Lighter caramel malts and maple syrup.

Taste: Citrusy and floral hops hit up front. Mellows out a bit with some biscuit and caramel malts along with sweetness coming from the maple syrup before finishing with a more piney hops bitterness. Actually has some complexity and interesting flavors going on but I still think I prefer 60 or 90 as opposed to this one.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Bottle conditioning makes this smooth and easy drink. The maple syrup adds a bit too much sweetness than I would have cared for. I think I like the straight up 75 minute at their brewpubs over this one. I would almost say it's a slightly toned down 90 minute. Not a bad beer just a little sweet for an ipa.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized dense thick patch, some thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Mild amounts of sweet maltiness with some caramel and honey aromas coming through. Additionally there is a moderate aroma of citrus hops and some subtler hints of floral and earthy hops.

T: Similar to the smell, there is a solid sweet malt body with caramel malts and some honey/maple. On top of that there is a strong presence of citrus (grapefruit mostly with some orange rind hints as well) hops. Light bitterness.

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth and crisp with some light dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is pretty well balanced and quite enjoyable - not too sweet or too bitter which seemed like a real possibility after reading the label. Easy enough to drink and the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A previous cask-only offering now available via 750ml bottles. Happy to revisit this one since it has been quite awhile. Poured into a matching shaped DFH pint glass, the brew appears a hazed color of golden copper. More than 4 fingers worth of frothy white head rises above the brew and maintains with a finger of pillow-like uneven surface. Patches of lace stick all over the glass.

The aroma of this brew includes some pleasant hoppy quality that includes some hints of citrus, fruit and floral qualities. More specifically it smells of grapefruit with a touch of pine that gets a bit of herbal touch towards veggy quality on the backend. There is some mineral inclusion and a touch of sulfur keeping this from smelling clean. A bit of alcohol is noted accenting the fruity aspect of this. Overall, the good parts of the nose are great and the bad parts are well... there.

The taste is almost menthol-like with a cooling minty quality about it. Herbal hops are present with seemingly more flavor than bitterness. Some pulp and zesty quality gives way to a fruity alcohol inclusion. Some toasty grain backing is present and just like the aroma led on, there is some veggy aspects to this mixed with minerals, sulfur and cheese.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a visually overboard amount of carbonation. However, as it settles in the glass, it becomes light and enjoyable. This brew was fairly drinkable and went down easy but I would have enjoyed this so much more without the minerals, veggy and sulfur quality that was present throughout.

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Photo of schoolcb
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Washington Street Alehouse in Wilmington, poured from a beer engine and served at cask temperature. Aromas muted due to the low level of carbonation (light malt/hop). Hazy dark yellow with a medium head that faded. Hop flavor muted, malt backbone prominent, for an IPA it was balanced (serving from cask really muted the hop character). Perfectly good beer, but not the best for serving on cask IMHO.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.