75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 606
Hads: 3,279
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 3.9%
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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: 606 | Hads: 3,279
Photo of hardy008
3.73/5  rDev -9%
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. (679 characters)

Photo of Daniellobo
3.73/5  rDev -9%
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... (1,054 characters)

Photo of beerhan
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
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. (654 characters)

Photo of portia99
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
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. (1,568 characters)

Photo of kbuzz
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
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"... (884 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
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. (583 characters)

Photo of SPRichard
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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 (1,110 characters)

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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? (810 characters)

Photo of bum732
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (551 characters)

Photo of nimrod979
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (972 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (1,121 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (1,557 characters)

Photo of schoolcb
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cask pint at the brewpub. It's been a long time since I was here.

A: The IPA is a golden autumnal color, equial parts brown and orange while still translucent. A cask-induced head, thick and densely compact, leaves strata of lace behind.

S: Citrusy aromas waft out of the glass, paired with a caramel malty sweetness. The cask does a yoeman's job of taking the edge off of the hops.

T: The taste is a little, well, underwhelming. Plenty hoppy, the ale doesn't have that all-encompassing bitterness that I was hoping for. I guess that in hindsight that is appropriate, as neither 60 nor 90 are hop bombs. Here the caramel malts stand out more, a sweetness that carries the hoppiness far. Those hops are citrusy, strong even within the confines of the cask. A good start to my lunch at DFH.

M: The mouthfeel elicits both hops and malts, the cask lending more strength to the malt side. Still good though, a drinkable cask offering. (935 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Anthony for picking this up in the city for me since it seems to have never made it out to LI. Enjoyed from my DFH signature glass.

a - brew poured a murky semi transparent orange with a generous 2+ fingers of frothy cream colored head. Carbonation raced from the etch on the bottom of the glass to the surface. Head was huge and foamy leaving chunks of head and lacing on the glass, very milkshake like.

s - SUPER grassy and grainy front on a nice bed of hop.

t - pretty decent, nothing mind blowing. Much like the smell, lots of grain and grassiness on the hops. Caramel malts and a touch of spicy maple, not IPA in the classic sense of a citric burst, but the bitterness from the dry hop is evident.

m - mouth boasts lots of carbonation without being overdone. Crisp with a subtle bittery finish. Brady and cooling.

o - overall I have had this on draft before and remember it being slightly better, that said, not a bad beer. The label speaks of aging it which seems an odd recommendation for an IPA, but this isn't a hop bomb in the traditional sense of an IPA. Worth checking out. (1,104 characters)

Photo of bigaltemple
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright, golden straw color. Huge, rocky, off-white head is extremely slow to settle. When it finally does diminish, thick, sticky rings of lacing are left clinging to the glass.

S - Seems pretty run of the mill. Can tell it's full of hops. Earthy, piney, and floral hops dominate the nose. They easily mask anything else that may be going on. A subconscious sense of maple syrup just because bottle says it's there.

T/M - A bit more citrusy (grapefruit and orange peel) in the taste.Some sweetness shows up, but still no real appearance of the syrup. Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.

O - Easy enough to drink, and by no means a "bad" beer, However, I prefer 90 minute, and feel this was enjoyed more as a "tick". Don't see myself readily grabbing for it if presented the opportunity. (806 characters)

Photo of ManekiNeko
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a sample cup at the Lupulin Slam.

Appearance: Hazy, honey color with a frothy and rocky white head, which recedes to a film and a ring in good time. Wee blobs of lacing were left on the glass.

Smell: Herby, almost minty, smell of hops. I was reminded of German nobles for some reason. Peppery, grassy, and brassy.

Taste: Melony fruit sweetness with some peppery and herby hop tastes. The hops and the malt don't really mesh well enough to make this truly stellar, but that might be me not liking the hop profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice and crisp. Palate cleansing.

Drinkability: A nice, but odd, hop profile. I think I'll take the 90 minute IPA by itself, thanks.

Other: Created especially for the Lupulin Slam, this is a 7 barrel batch of beer that mixes essentially equal portions of 60 and 90 Minute IPA together, plus a crapload of hops, among which were Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo, and Cascade. (936 characters)

Photo of 33nickadams
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Damn! Overpoured into my Kuhnhenn tulip. I'll have to wait till the head goes down...
Here we go, I'm really looking forward to this one. I remember seeing the original label with the Man In Black on it (without the glasses).
Great looking golden-amber hue. Once settled, about a half-finger of head lingers. Has that distintive Dogfish smell to it, a nice balance of citrus hops and maltiness. I do pick up some woody notes, which I assume is the maple syrup. It has a slight, what I'm picking up as, an off-putting vinegar smell. The taste is nicely balanced between hop bitterness and malt backbone, however, I do pick up some small green apple notes. I pick up the maple syrup at the end of the sip, which I think is well done. Not too much to overpower the sweetness. Mouthfeel is on point and well-carbonated. Overall, a good IPA, and I'm glad I finally got the chance to try it. I guess I might have been expecting more though. (935 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

1 pint 9.4 ounce bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - It is tangerine colored with golden highlights. My first inattentive pour yielded a half a glass of tan head. Subsequent pours were about two inches.

S - As with 60 and 90 minute, this beer has a solid malt backbone. I get some caramel characteristics along with some alcohol and spruce.

T - It has a biscuit malt taste. The finish has plenty of pine flavor. I get a little maple in the aftertaste.

M - It is full bodied for an IPA. The mouthfeel reminds me of an English ale.

O - It has been awhile since I have had a 60 or 90 minute IPA. This beer is more malty than the IPA's I have been purchasing lately. I used to love the maltier IPA's when I was a young BA. I now prefer the citrus, mid-western style of this ale. It is a good beer, but it is no longer as agreeable as it once was with my palate. (867 characters)

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rehoboth beach Brewpub. from notes 7-11-2011

A - slightly cloudy light amber body, medium white head with a weird brown smudge on it.

S - light fruits. That's about it.

T - dry, some light hops. Wood, earthy, a touch of honeydew. not what one expects from an IPA, but it's got some nice subleties to it.

M - dry, medium body

O - interesting, but a bit on the small side in all respects. (401 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on cask at devils den in philly

Pours a clouded orange color with some golden straw hues. Crop of creamy white head slowly dissolves with some wispy retention. Plenty of patchy rings of lacing on the glass.

Some citrusy hops in the nose with a decent amount of sweetness. There's a hint of the maple I suppose, but more of a caramel bready touch from the malt.

Nice bitterness up front with plenty of citrus flavor. Tangerine and grapefruit with a soft notion of tropical tones. A little sweet with maple and caramel throughout the somewhat bready malt backbone. Finishes fairly bitter and creamy.

Medium body, milder carbonation, creamy and slick on the tongue, very easy drinking. This is pretty nice, I enjoyed the cask effect although I felt the nose was pretty muted. (780 characters)

Photo of JamesMN
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear golden with visible effervescence slowly floating up towards a two finger soapy off-white head. Later pours were cloudy do to the sediment in the bottle. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Pine and citrus hops. Caramel malts in there but can't detect the maple syrup.

Taste: Lighter than I was expecting. I thought it would be maltier but there is a good caramel background that is balanced by the type of piney/citrusy hops that DFH usually implements. The maple syrup element peeks through just a bit on the finish and aftertaste which is probably the best outcome for this one. Decently bitter at 75 IBUs but not overwhelming dry. Seems lighter than 7.5% ABV in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Above average carbonation (due to the sometimes inexact science of bottle carbonating I think). Between thin and medium in body, never sticky or syrupy as the ingredient list might imply. Easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I liked it, but I wasn't 'in like' with it. I was lucky enough to share this bottle with someone but I don't think it's worth the $25 they payed for the bomber. Just feels like it's missing something that could bring it to that next level. Would I drink it again? Probably not unless I was at the brewery having it on-tap. (1,242 characters)

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dogfish 75 Cask at Dogfish Rehoboth, served in a "perfect pint" glass.

Appearance: A hazy amber that glows. Slightly transparent. Huge frothy fluffy white head, about two fingers.

Smell: Some muddled citrus, orange. Faint hops and sugars. A bit of pineapple and sweet fruits.

Taste: Noticeable sweetness, but no maple syrup (which appears to be one of the ingredients listed). Citrus again, coating the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Light feel, medium body, low carbonation (almost too thin, even for a cask). Served a little cold for a cask, but fine. Also, a bit too sweet.

Drinkability: Good but not great. The sweetness gets tiresome after a while. Glad I tried, but wouldn't session or drink often. (700 characters)

Photo of cvm4
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle

A - Hazy copper in color with a frothy eggshell head. Okay lacing.

S - Hops abound, citrus and pine aroma. A little malt in the background.

T - Malty and slightly sweet. Hoppy and orange peel. Not a huge bitter finish.

M - Medium carb/body. Finishes dry.

O - Better than the 90, IMO. Less malty but I wish this beer was brighter in some aspects. (365 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Big bubbled head that settles to nothing--no lace, obviously. Lightly hazy. Dark amber color.

Served warm, the floral hop is really pronounced.

Very low carbonation, even for a cask conditioned beer. Excellent malt beginning--the sugars are caramelized so the beer is not sweet. For an IPA, this is a malty brew. Good hop presence, but not extreme in any sense. Long bitter aftertaste tells you this is an IPA. Still, I find the flatness a distraction. (456 characters)

75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.