75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 606
Hads: 3,280
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 3.9%
Wants: 275
Gots: 577 | FT: 13
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004

Blend two Dogfish Head favorites, add maple syrup and carbonate the mixture naturally. What do you get? 75 Minute IPA.

The carbon dioxide trapped during bottle conditioning gives 75 Minute IPA a soft and velvety mouthfeel. Dry-hopped with whole-leaf Cascades, this complex IPA has been known to inspire pilgrimages to our brewpub.
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Photo of sprat1960
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Copper to orange in color. Hazy; opaque. Lots of medium bubbles when poured. HUGE 3+ finger slightly tan creamy head that slowly dies down leaving an uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Perfect!

Smell: Mild hoppy aroma combined with slight smell sweet smell of the maple syrup. Nice.

Taste: Smooth mildly sweet start with slight taste of the maple, ends with a mild delicious hoppy flavor. Complex and unique. Definite ipa taste; but smoother than the typical ipa with a nice sweet touch.

Feel: Medium body. Smooth, velvety mouth feel. Mild carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Perfect.

Overall: Fantastic beer. Unique flavor. Smooth. I would love to drink this again! (761 characters)

Photo of drewsif22
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a craft bottle into a pint glass.

A - On pour, there formed a great head. The amount of lacing is excellent. The color is a nice amber hue.

S - Not terribly strong, but certainly notes of citrus from the hops. Slight amount of caramel, just as 90 minute, and maybe even some of the maple syrup that it's brewed with. Certainly sweet smelling.

T - Kind of strikes that perfect balance between the 60 and 90 minute. Definitely not boozy. Has an extra hint of sweetness that I credit to the maple syrup that's added to it. The citrusy hops are prevalent. Just like 60 and 90, though, this IPA is more balanced between hops and malt.

M - Maybe one of its best qualities. I like the extra carbonation that's put in this, as it makes it smoother and gives it more head. This makes its body feel a bit more full, which is kind of nice for an IPA.

O - Excellent. If you like 60 or 90 (or both), it's definitely worth trying. If you're looking for an IPA that's more on the malty side, this is also a good option. (1,022 characters)

Photo of soupyman10
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm basically going to agree with everyone else on this one. Had it at the Falls Church DFH Alehouse, basically cause I'd tried everything else and the prospect of mixing two of my favorite IPAs (60 & 90) seemed like a good bet. And it was. Basically it tastes and smells exactly like you would expect, based on the idea. Delicious fruity hops and a solid malt backbone. Obviously, not as syrupy as the 90, but medium to full bodied and tasty. Seriously could drink this one forever. (483 characters)

Photo of BeerMaverick
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - About 5 inches of frothy white head...ya I'll wait until that settles down a bit... orange/golden brew with some opacity. Pretty intimidating for a single IPA.

S - Lots of floral esters with some lighter fruity notes such as peach, lemon, and apple. The hop presence is definitely there, but in a distinct way... there isn't a lot of bitterness, but the hops utilized are more citrusy and floral.

T - Now that there's about 2 inches of head left... very citrusy. There is definitely hop bitterness, but again it isn't overwhelming. The lighter fruits that I mentioned are even more dominant here. Either the hops used in this beer aren't intended to give off an overly bitter flavor or the malts balance the bitterness out... not sure of the answer. Very tasty though.

M - The lemon zest lasts the longest for me. Definitely a medium-bodied beer that does a fantastic job of hiding the alcohol.

O - This beer definitely has the DFH signature "funk" about it, but it's not what you would expect (a hybrid of 60 & 90 minute). By far my favorite of their IPA/DIPA series (120 minute not included...I still don't believe that beer is a DIPA...). (1,149 characters)

Photo of Doc_Hops
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautifully cloudy light orange that glows brightly as I hold it to the light. The head is booming rising all the way to the top of the glass and leaving some great lacing.

S- Tons of hop aroma right away leading into some orangey citrus notes. A little bit of yeasty notes as well.

T- Very well rounded here. A bit sweet from the start, I'm guessing from the maple syrup and then a great bit of hop bite on the back end. The bitterness is good, and there's a continuing orangey feel, but the balanced complexity is what is leaving a wonderful lasting impression.

M- So smooth! There's hop bitterness but not a ton of hop bite. Very effervescent/ well carbonated from the bottle conditioning.

O- I love this beer. It's up there as one of my favorites. It's very well balanced, velvety smooth, sweet, bitter, bubbly, and awesome. I could drink it everyday... and if i had the ability to, I probably would.

Serving type: 750ml bottle poured into my brand new DFH IPA glass that I got today! Thanks for reading. (1,028 characters)

Photo of franksnbeans
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Alehouse 75 according to the menu at The Dogfishead Alehouse in Gaithersburg, but we all know what it is. The 90 min and 60 min blended for a delicious brew. Appears a golden amber with a touch of red. More head than any of my other dogfish pours and lacing that stuck throughout. Much more subdued nose than I expected. Hints of citrus, floral and of course some piney hops. Taste packed a punch and made up for any lack of scent. Very citrusy with grapefruit rind and a nice bite from hops. Nothing overpowers on its own but all the flavors present themself at once making for strength in numbers flavor. Finishes a tad dry and bitter, perfect carbonation and deliciously crisp, much to my delight. Drinkability is scary. Next time Im bringing the whole gang for happy hour and making a night off of three dollar pints of 75 mins. Wish I could snag a growler somehow but Im working on it ;-) (893 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It pours brilliant amber with a 2 inch off white fluffy and Iraqi head that drops to half an inch to an inch and persists in the glass.
S: Flowery grapefruit over mild maple aromas and a hint of biscuit.
T: It starts very creamy with the malt flavors leading the attack. After the malt breaches the palate Maple with a touch of spice and malt flavors burst forth covering the palate to be balanced by a deft touch of grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish into the aftertaste.
M: The beer has a very full creamy mouth feel.
O: The beer is very well-balanced with an interesting interaction between the maple and the bitter. (631 characters)

Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, the hops are insane on this beer. The dry hopping comes through big time from the moment you pop the bottle open. Hazy golden orange hue with an amber center. Massive crystal like bright white head builds in the chalice. Huge grapefruit citrus and pine nose. Can't find the malt bill at all on the nose. Soft notes of wood, flowers and fresh mint become present as the beer breathes. More tropical fruit scents become present as well.

The first thing that cam to mind was "interesting". Big full body with heavier flavors than what are present on the nose. Caramel sweetness forms up front with the maple syrup being detected through out in the form of an underlying sweetness. The tropical fruits of the nose turns to soft apples and melons. A touch of tobacco like smokiness comes into play with subtle notes of vanilla. A soft, earthy, and floral hop bitterness springs up on the finish along with notes of pine to round everything.

One of the most complex beers i've ever had as I find myself picking up different things every time. Slightly confusing but definitely enjoyable. The layers of flavor play off eachother or roll into one another appropriately the majority of the time for a very unique brew.

Now if I only I could pull off this same taste by just putting half 60 minute and half 90 minutes in a glass. (1,328 characters)

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a DFH snifter produces a slightly hazed orange with a huge slightly off white head good retention
S: smells oh so grapefruity with some caramel malt backbone showing through
T: malt comes through first followed by citrus and floral hop flavor. aftertaste is resinously hoppy with a little bit of caramel malt
M: vigorous but soft carbonation from the bottle condition and medium bodied
O: Dogfish makes some great beers and this one is no exception. Drink it if you can find it. (493 characters)

Photo of SebD
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down very slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus and grapefruit along with earthy/piney notes, caramel and maple syrup.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice tropical fruit character to it with some piney and earthy notes as well, maple syrup sweetness with some light caramel, bready malts and slight alcohol coming through as it warms. Moderate lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. (685 characters)

Photo of Swim424
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into dogfish pint glass

A-cloudy orange copper color. can see lots of bubble and some sediment floating around. giant head that even bubbled out of the bottle when i opened it. head isn't really going anywhere.

S-sweet, syrupy, honey, hoppy deliciousness. Cant really put it any better than that. One of the best smelling beers I have had.

T-delicious. This has a great honey type sweetness that hits up front and stays with you throughout, with the hops hitting in the finish.

MF-Very thick, nice smooth and creamy feel to it. Balanced carbonation. You can see how thick this is just from pouring it.

O-Wow this is delicious. This ranks up there with hopslam. One of my favorite beers right here. Much better than the half 60/90 mix. (762 characters)

Photo of Joshre
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

A: Amber, thick head - dissipates after about 6min - leaves quite a bit of a lacing all the way up the glass
S- can't smell much don't know if that's just my nose right now or if it doesn't have a very strong aroma. Somewhat malty with citrus notes
T - very smooth, great amount of hoppy biterness, tastes a lot like a smooth 90min IPA. The hops and the malts are very balanced, it's smooth with a dry hoppy finish
O - for my preference of bitterness, this is a perfect IPA, nothing harsh that kicks you in the face, has a nice warm taste with a subtle hop aftertaste (567 characters)

Photo of leaddog
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a golden amber/copper hue with three fingers of frothy, fluffy white head.

Smell - Citrusy hops, caramel malts, grapefruit and tropical fruit, slight hint of sweetness from maple syrup.

Taste - Moderately strong citrus hop bitterness with the sweetness of maple cutting through it, making for a great balance. Accented by grapefruit, caramel and tropical fruit flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight fluffiness/airiness to the body.

Overall - Dogfish Head delivers again on another stellar and unique IPA. Maple syrup cuts through the bitterness quite nicely to give the overall flavour the balance it needs. (670 characters)

Photo of DawnL
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite IPAs. I tasted this a while back and it was unbelievably good. I will skip the look of the beer and focus on the hop to malt to maple syrup ratio. Sweet, floral, spicy, and rounded out by the maple - it is really something! Citrus hops with floral characteristics meet the toasted malts and are enveloped by maple. Need I say more? The maple syrup is from Sam's father's farm in Mass. (411 characters)

Photo of korguy123
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


A- Hazy light copper/orange pour with a booming three plus finger soapy egg shell head. Lacing is remarkable.

S- Bright pine, citrus and sweet malts. Not getting the maple in the aroma but this is much more balanced than the 60 and the 90 minute.

T- Holy hops. Nice citrus and wonderful pine flavors. The maple doesn't really pop, more for just sweetening and balancing the beer.
Lingering bitter finish.

M- Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O- This really is the best of both worlds. I really prefer this over 90 and as much as fresh 60 minute. The maple syrup really helps and adds a wonderful depth to this beer. (626 characters)

Photo of dippy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

HAd At the BBC in Plymouth MA,

I was so excited to have been a part of the event. The beer was awesome.

Poured a nice orangeish amber with a nice thick head, rocky ans off white. Big ups to the bartender for the pour.

Smell was all hops with a light sweetness.

Taste was straight dry hopping. Piney upfront and mellowing to more of a citrus finish. The sweetness of the malt was in the middle. I love cask and love the dry hops.

This was the first cask offering I have ever had from Dogfish. I hope it isn't the last. This brew reminded me of the 90 min. with the randal. This was maybe a little smoother. (610 characters)

Photo of sevenarts
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy orange with a generous off-white head and strong bands of lacing left behind on the glass.

S: Strong, bitter citrus and pine hops, very earthy and intense.

T/M: Really complex and delicious. Those strong citrusy hops hit up front with a strong bitter flavor, soon rounded out by a sweet malty backbone and a syrupy, throat-coating hint of maple on the follow-through. With each sip you can feel the different components of the beer struggling for dominance, but no one flavor ever comes out on top so it remains really well-balanced and complex.

O: A great blend of two great beers that I might even like better than either of its parents. This combines the 60 Minute's smooth balance and the 90 Minute's sweet, intense profile with a nice sugary, syrupy foundation of maple, and the result is fantastic. (817 characters)

Photo of legalpete19340
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy golden color with burnt orange hues. The head was huge, I mean massive. Even with a gentle pour the thing exploded out of the glass. Stuck to everything and left the glass coated from top to bottom.

S: Lemon and grassy hops jump out. There is a nice herbal quality to the entire nose. Slight bit of grapefruit in the back. Nice amounts of baked bread or white biscuit. Kind of peppery at times.

T: Punch of lemon upfront then lots of herbal hops and bit of pepper. The middle is very grassy. At the base of each swig is a white dinner roll with some nutty sweetness in the end. The more I drink this the more the lemon turns to pure grapefruit and persists with the grassy hops.

M: Very buttery, soft and kind of a light feel. Not fizzy as expected. It has some weight and feels whole but is on the thin side. Not syrupy. Unique.

O: Very enjoyable and I could drink several in a row. A nice fragrant and thoroughly enjoyable brew. This might just be better than the sum of its parts. Seems like the perfect pint to toss back in the sun. (1,059 characters)

Photo of jnn4v
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll open by saying that this is one of my favorite beers of all-time, and currently my favorite that DFH serves. I find both the 90 minute and 60 minute IPA's to be excellent beers, but the 75 seems to take the best elements of each and combine it into one beer that surpasses either on its own. If I didn't hate the word, I'd describe it as synergy.

A: Amber color, oddly enough about halfway between the appearance of 90 and 60 minute.

S: Floral scent, clean and crisp, but also a definite honeyed malt coming through on the tail of the nose.

T: Where this beer really shines is in the complexity and subtleties of its flavor. It's got all of the crisp, bitter, clean flavor from 60 minute while carrying over the high gravity sweetness and body of the 90 minute.

M: Smooth, although not quite as good as the mouthfeel of the 90 minute. It's still carrying a bit of the larger bubbles from the 60 minute (which is a bit too carbonated for my preferences).

D: Wonderfully drinkable. I'd drink this over and over (and I do, every time I go to a DFH Alehouse). (1,070 characters)

Photo of MVotter
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA pours into a chalice a clear gold, with a gigantic off-white head.

S - ...wonderful fresh hop aroma; citrus with a hint of pine.

T - This review is going to be biased because I'm a dry-hop head. The hops dominate, more so than in the 90-minute Dogfish offering, imo. The taste rotates between bitter notes and hints of sweetness; malts instrumental in giving this beer its balance.

M - Marvelous. The body is akin to a "bigger" beer. But, that's okay with me.

O - Terrific brew. Hop heads will love it. Not as strong a dry-hop experience as a SN Torpedo, but reminiscent. It's more balanced than a Torpedo. Simply delicious. (663 characters)

Photo of lsummers
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one well crafted beer. Pours a rich straw orange with some fantastic lacing.

Smells of piney sweet hops with some caramel malts in the background.

Taste hits first with the piney hops and transitions to the more sweeter maple malt character. It's pretty fantastic.

Mouthfeel is fairly viscous yet carbonated.

Overall this is a fantastic beer from DFH. One I've had multiple times now and doesn't disappoint. (420 characters)

Photo of hophugger
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light yellowish-gold, semi-clear with a big cake-like head and tremendous lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, with pine, citrus rind a touch of sweetness. Taste is definitely hoppy with lots of grapefruit and grapefruit rind. The maple is very subtle but adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance the hops quite well. This beer does an amazing job balancing itself, has a perfect amount of carbonation and the bitterness is just right. All around, Dogfish hit this one out of the park, wow !!! (503 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, dryer orange citrus rind like hops. In the taste, orange citrus hops, a dryer end, and a nice maltiness. A smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus rind in the aftertaste. A bit malt heavy, but really nice nonetheless. (307 characters)

Photo of FickleBeast
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at dfh alehouse gaithersburg

Pour clear one finger foam

Wonderfully aromatic with grassy and citrus aromas

Great hop flavor with. Substantial malt backbone

Mouthfeel is smooth and bitterness is not overwhelming or lingering

Insanely drinkable I'm craving another (276 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth.

A: Pours a hazy amber/copper color with the whitest foam head I have ever seen. Extremely tight on top with great retention and really nice lacing. Possibly the best poured beer I have ever had.

S: Nice hoppy aroma, citrus fruits - some orange and grapefruit. Some caramel malt and maple understones as well.

T: Love this beer. Has a great combination of bitter hops and sweetness. There is some brown sugar and caramel and citrus fruits, similar to the aroma with orange, orange peel, and grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Has a perfectly sticky finish. Very creamy coming from the cask.

O: Easily one of my favorite beers, especially on cask, making it nice and creamy. It is not as sweet as 90 and hoppier than 60. Extremely easy drinking, and my go to beer when I am at DFH. (849 characters)

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