75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Ratings: 3,266
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 275
Gots: 572 | FT: 14
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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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Ratings: 3,266 | Reviews: 622
Photo of Ryan011235
2.4/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass on 4/9/12

Bottled in 2012D

Honey amber color with a tobacco burst sheen. The beer boasts a puffy, three finger head that is very slow to dwindle. Dwindle doesn't describe it, actually. One finger retention holds quite a while. Intermittent clumps of thick lace remain up top and dense swaths hold further down.

Un-IPA-like is the only way to describe the aroma. Toasted bread, caramel, de-scented cocoa powder (what the hell?), tree bark and dirty, earth hops. This smells just on the aggravating side of sweet.

Flavor-wise, 75 Minute is just like the nose, if perhaps more earthy and, subsequently, dirty. Toasted sugars, bread and dulled hops. I'm not picking out any of the maple syrup referenced on the bottle. This is just flat-out disappointing for an IPA.

The feel is fluffy and somewhere above the medium threshold. Carbonation is moderate and is appropriate. The finish is a little damp and dirty.

Overall impression - It's never a good thing when the product description of an IPA refers to "age-ability."

Photo of nlmartin
2.56/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer was chilled and served in a snifter.

A- A thick creamy white colored head rides a clear peach colored body. Thick lacing marks this beers passage from my glass.

S- Pine cone and resin lead the aroma. The citrus hop and tropical fruit hop aromas are far more muted than what I recall either beer being.

T- Pine resinous hops lead the flavor and last throughout the flavor. Again as in the aroma the citrus flavors are very muted. Not bad but frankly I want either 60 or 90 Minute IPA.

M- This beer is full bodied and very creamy.

O- Not a bad beer but the combination of 60 and 90 Minute IPA pale in comparison to either beer.

Photo of corby112
2.68/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with yellowish-orange hues and a massive 2.5/3 finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap.  Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Sweet yet earthy aroma with some grassy pine and sweet malt notes.  The sweetness of the syrup and malts take away from the hops.  Hint of caramel, toffee, nut and sweet maple.  Too malt forward for my preference.  

Medium bodied with some tight carbonation and subtle signs of infection. Balance of dry and sweet notes.  Dry bitterness with some earthy/soily notes that get overpowered by malt profile and maple.  Hints of toffee, caramel hazelnut and syrup. Too malty and sweet with little to no interesting hop flavor.

Photo of Bendurgin
2.81/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours an amber honey color with four fingers of frothy white head. More head than beer in my glass, and this head seems to have staying power.

The first thing that comes to mind in the aroma is sharp cheddar cheese (I realize this may sound insane). Behind that a lingering aroma of mild citrus hops comes through with a slightly sweet edge. Sweet malts are the first thing I notice on the pallet with a kiss of bitter hops to round it out. Maple flavors with a little bit of orange pull this together.

The body is a bit on the heavier side and slightly sticky with soft carbonation.

Overall I'm a little disappointed. I'll think I'll stick with 60 minute as my Dogfish drink of choice.

Photo of travolta
2.89/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

App: A dark apricot/honey color. Tons of khaki head. Nice lacing.

Nose: Citrus and white vinegar, overall, not wildly aromatic.

Taste: Burnt sugar, malty sweetness, lacking in hop bitterness until long into the aftertaste.

MF: Foamy, syrupy and smooth.

Notes: Subjectively speaking, this beer is too sweet for me, especially if marketed as an IPA. I expect more crispness and bitterness; if I wanted a strong, sweet brew, I'd buy an Arrogant Bastard for half the price.

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.97/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a overcarbonated deep golden color with a massive white head which fades leaving a small unimpressive whispy cap

S: Faint. Mainly grassiness.

T: Let down. Grassy, grainey, no maple on this day, some light sweetness, dash of bitterness. I'm really not going to continue on this portion.

M: It felt thin, overcarbonated and no body

O: Really let down on this one.

Photo of kojevergas
2.98/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired tonight for $9.99 and served into a New Belgium goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. 7.5% ABV confirmed. Expectations are above average given the hype, but this brewery is often overrated.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours an appealing four finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and great retention (five minutes at least) for the ABV. Good lacing. Fluffy smooth foam - just what I like to see. Colour is a dull dark copper. Not at all lively. Semitransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Dry floral hops. Some citrus - slight grapefruit. Bittering hops. Little hop bite. Clean pale malts. A touch soapy. Some sweet malty notes. Bubblegum. Maybe even a hint of pineapple. An average strength aroma. There's nothing unique or special about it. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. I don't get oil, pine, or orange/lemon citrus at all.

T: Soap and bubblegum up front (too long in primary?). Some nice biscuity and amber malts are present in the foundation - a pleasant surprise. A touch of caramelization as well. Some luscious berry. It's actually a bit tame on the hops, with floral character dominating. I get a hint of maple syrup, but only when I really search for it. More balanced than expected. A hint of soap and bubblegum on the climax. Tingly malty sweetness carries the third act. It's not horribly complex or subtle. I don't really see what all the fuss is about. As it warms, I pick up on some pleasant spice - maybe nutmeg. A bizarre beer in the style. Sort of messy.

Mf: Smooth, wet, nicely creamy. Good thickness and carbonation. Suits the flavours in a general sense. Good presence on the palate. Doesn't feel tailored specifically to the flavours. Not at all oily like some IPAs. Soft.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. Quite overpriced. There's little here to bring me back. They would do well to add more maple syrup and caramel. The soapy bubblegum notes have got to go. I don't understand the hype for this one. Another letdown from Dogfish Head. Why do I keep coming back?

C

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Old bottle, about 8 months on the shelf. So I'd like a fresher one, but this was meh.

Photo of JebBeerFish
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maple syrup undetectable. A very average IPA.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't taste any notes of maple in this. Truth be told, I didn't find it to be anything special, just drinks like a 60 minute.

Photo of ZDub
3.01/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a large tulip glass. The smell was of molasses and syrup with strong piney-hop influence. I would describe the color that of clover honey. The taste was moderate pine hops up front with a mild malt backbone and a slight lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel was perhaps the best characteristic of the beer, a light/medium, very pleasant, making it easy to finish the bottle unassisted. Overall though, I found this beer to be between average and good.

Photo of BB1313
3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on date is smeared, but I can make out that it was bottled in July of 2013. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy burnt golden; huge chunky eggshell white head that doesn't dissapear and leaves nice lacing and retention. Amazing looking beer. The aromas are full of caramel malts and lots of oranges. There are hints of pine needles as well. The flavors are sharp and crisp, but the malts do cut down on the aggressive bitterness. There are hints of maple as advertised, giving it a subtle sweetness and a resinous taste. There's some grass in the mix giving it an earthiness. I'm also picking up on some lemon zest. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice; feels medium-bodied. The carbonation is moderate, but active. It's pretty creamy as well. This is a pretty clean beer. There's definitely an English influence on this one.

I'd say 75 Minute doesn't match up to its counterparts. I'd personally prefer of 60 or 90 over this. The craftsmanship is definitely there, which it gets extra credit for. It's an enjoyable beer, but nothing to write home about, in my opinion. The hop flavors and aromas don't seem to shine. Reguardless of me not being crazy about the aromas and flavors, it's still a pretty fun beer to drink, like most DFH beers. I recall enjoying this much more in the past. I hate to sound so harsh, because I'm a longtime DFH fan.

Photo of tittymcj
3.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out with more than average head, which stays for quite a while. Clings to sides of glass. Very hazy caramel color throughout. Reminds me of autumn.

Smell is very malty. Not a lot of hop being detected. Sweet, thick malt is the overpowering sensation.

Taste is sweet and syrupy (as expected, with maple syrup being an ingredient). Lots of malt and a very subdued taste overall.

Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy. Not a very clean finish overall. Lingers in the mouth long after sip is finished.

Photo of snaotheus
3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours with a huge fluffy head. Clear yellow-golden. Head fades and leaves clumps on the side of the glass. Smell is grassy, piney, floral sweet.

Taste is odd. Something a little funky-off about it. Maybe some soapy flavor. Not a total loss, because there's some noticeable sweetness.

Mouthfeel is thin, light, slick. Overall, not too impressed. I'll finish it, but not with delight.

Photo of blakelive784
3.17/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle (bottled on 1/25/13) served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a tall, thick three finger cream colored head. Color is a hazy golden orange. Retention is damn good and it leaves tight lacing as it recedes.

S - Pleasant floral and piney hops dominate the nose but it's far from resinous. A bit perfumy, even. The hops seem muted though. Caramel undertones. I'd expected sweeter given the addition of the maple. Mild strength.

T - Musty pine hops and faint lemon zest. The maple's there, and it upsets the balance. Bitter finish. Stale base malts and mishandled caramel. Subdued earthy yeast. The alcohol is surprisingly noticeable at 7.5%. Mundane.

M - Crisp. A bit thick and oily.

D - It's far from a bad beer, but I'd honestly expected a lot more from this one. Having been disappointed by the other "minute" IPA's, I guess I should have known.

Photo of searsclone
3.19/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured a large bottle into 2 pint glasses.

explosive off white head over a clear copper colored liquid

smell is faint hops, not much else.

taste was a nice balance of hops and malt. I didn't get any maple flavor from this though.

mouthfeel was crisp and smooth. very nicely balanced and super easy to drink

overall, a good beer, but I didn't rate it very high because of lack of maple flavor even though it is clearly marked on the label.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.22/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of pine and light citrus hoppy notes with some sweet caramel malt. Taste is a mix between some medium hoppy notes with some citrus and resin notes backed by a solid and a bit too sweet caramelized malt backbone. Body is about average with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but definitely a bit too sweet which makes me wonder if maple syrup is really bringing anything worthwhile to the mix.

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.26/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, no bottled-on date but the bottle shop got it on Wednesday 10/23, poured into a snifter glass

A: Deep Golden color. Can't see through it. Nice 2.5 finger head with great retention. Nice lacing on the glass. Lot of carbonation.

S: Is ok, Getting some sweet tropical fruit. Some malty character. Honestly little wet cardboard, not the best smelling beer out there.

T: Malty with low bitterness. Refreshing, with a bready feel.

M: Nice thick full bodied with tons of carbonation. Slight creamy feel.

O: I still prefer the 60 min, but its solid. Probably wouldn't buy again, but glad I tried it.

Photo of scottfrie
3.27/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into snifter. A warm thank you to SneezyAchew for sending me this one.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light pumpkin color with a huge, billowing, light tan head that took forever to faded into a huge, rocky and greasy film leaving chunky lace down the glass.
S: I pick up the maple more than anything actually. I get some whiffs of sweet malts and some citrus hops as well. Not super fragrant.
T: Follows the nose with notes of citrus and molasses. I get some pine as well. Malty and syrupy all around. Hops are lightly bitter and resiny in the finish.
M: Fullish body, medium full carbonation, greasy mouthfeel. Refreshing enough, but a bit heavy for an IPA.
O: A bit disappointing but definitely drinkable. Very malty like most DFH beers. I like the molasses but the hops could have been more prominent. Thanks again, Michael.

Photo of jegross2
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewing the 75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. DFH bills this as a blend of the 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPA's with maple syrup added. The artwork is awesome, and, courtesy of n00b BIF, I have a 75 Minute IPA shirt that I got to enjoy this beer while wearing.
Score: 81

Bottle is dated "2012B" (2012 vintage). Served in a stemmed Hill Farmstead snifter and enjoyed on 04/04/12.

Appearance: Pours four fingers of titanic, white soapy head. Noticeable effervescence on the body, which is a dull orange/yellow color and translucent (the color is washed out a bit by the flash from the iPhone -- sorry). Good lacing, below average retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Caramel and toffee upfront. Lemon, musty orange, wood, stale apricot, grass, bitter grains and flat hops. There's nothing very inviting going on here. Where is the maple? 3/5

Taste: Grains, grass and a little brown sugar. None of the added maple is in the flavor either. Spicy hops, stale citrus and a touch of peppercorn. Lots of malt here -- primarily caramel and toffee flavored ones mixed with the bitter grain. I wish I did quarter step reviews, because this beer is getting a real soft 3.5 out of 5. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, medium high carbonation. Honestly, a bit over-carbonated for what it is. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. A bit too acidic. 3.5/5

Overall: A decent and drinkable beer, but it falls far short of the hype. Stick to the 90 Minute.

Recommendation: Not worth running around town and dropping $10+ a bottle.

Pairings: Dogfish Head recommends avocado and hamburgers, comparing this beer to a Chardonnay. That seems fair.

Cost: $9.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

Photo of ghostmech007
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in MD.

Deep golden color with a weird head that's solid but weak. Not much lacing on the glass which I expect from an IPA.

Hops, floral, herbal notes. Very powerful but bland.

Nice sweetness on the tongue. Hops and malts don't really mix at all, and the hops don't really mix well as there are like five different profiles competing for top dog. Really weird mouth feel. Nice deep finish.

This is probably the cheapest but most powerful brew that the Alehouse has. A whole pint for 5 bucks of two of the best IPA's mixed. Very drinkable.

Photo of LouZ
3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was a disappointment. After a great-looking pour, I just didn't get the aromas I was seeking nor any of the flavor. There was no trace of maple syrup in this, and no malty goodness like you get from 90 Minute either. The finish was somewhat tart, too, which was unexpected. Unsure if this was an outlier given previous reviews, but it was not enjoyable and, I hate to say, went unfinished.

Photo of far333
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazed iced tea color with a rocky and dimpled head that lingers very long. Low aroma of sweet malt, caramel, some piney hops and orange rind. Flavor is a bit rough-edged, a bit boozy upfront, thick honey malt, firm bitterness, but the hop flavor is subdued. Maple syrup emerges noticeably in the finish, semi sweet, it polishes up the rough edge. Mouthfeel is full and rich, with a warming of the cheeks, a bit slick. Interesting beer, seems like a novelty. I might prefer sixty minute or ninety minute each on their own.

Photo of Tucquan
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-04-02 at Bull's Head Public House's 3rd Cask Beer Festival.

A - Clear, gold with hints of orange. Very short head and no lacing.

S - Very light fruit - like a blood orange. Not much aroma.

T - Sweet, fruity citrus, spice and a hint of Mukhwas (the after-dinner seeds @ an Indian restaurant, typically fennel seeds, anise seeds, coconut, and sesame seeds). Moderate bitterness kicks in after a bit but the brew has more lingering malt sweetness than I care for.

M - Light body with little carbonation. Moderately smooth.

O - Not a winner for me on-cask. Too sweet and not enough carbonation.

Photo of homebrew311
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy gold, white Head, lots of lacing

S: piney hops, notes of honey and caramel, bit of earthiness

T: super bitter up front, plenty of pine and sweetness, not great balance

Mf: high carb, thick body

O: this was a bit of a let down, I enjoy 60 and 90 solo more so than this.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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