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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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2,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,711
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 207
Gots: 327 | FT: 10
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

The carbon dioxide trapped during bottle conditioning gives 75 Minute IPA a soft and velvety mouthfeel. Dry-hopped with whole-leaf Cascades, this complex IPA has been known to inspire pilgrimages to our brewpub.

(Beer added by: ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-10-2013 15:28:15 | More by CummingsK21
Photo of Turbodog666


3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-30-2012 22:59:05 | More by Turbodog666
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 02:42:25 | More by Daniellobo
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-12-2013 19:25:58 | More by whallgren
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-10-2013 17:11:43 | More by imperialking
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-13-2013 07:41:27 | More by archero
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3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy brownish straw color with two fingers of head that enjoyed a lengthy period of retention and left intricate lace behind. The nose is slightly citrusy. The flavor profile is also citrusy with some hops and a slight trace of maple sweetness on the finish.

I really like DFH 60 and I love DFH 90 – I guess that you can’t simply meet in between.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 05:03:48 | More by 57md
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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Quite smooth and drinkable.

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

Serving type: cask

01-06-2012 03:08:58 | More by zaphodchak
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New York

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 17:15:42 | More by Gmann
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New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 22:33:27 | More by JG-90
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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:15:10 | More by Samuel906
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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 00:43:41 | More by WanderingFool
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North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 21:20:41 | More by Wolfpack2005
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New York

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:50:55 | More by SBXLII
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Great to finally try this beer.Poured into a tulip glass a burnt orange tinged golden with a huge blooming head that ran over the glass even with gentle pour,I was not a huge fan of that.Great fresh citrus aromas along with ahint of nuttiness,not much in the maple category but the aromas are great.The label is right the mouthfeel is pretty smooth as it glides down pretty easily.Piney and citric on the palate with the malt backbone lacking a bit,it's pretty dry with the maple coming thru in the finish and aftertaste.The alcohol is well hidden the hops are generous but the malt backbone needs to be amped up a tad...in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 21:27:44 | More by oberon
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New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 23:36:29 | More by beerthulhu
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New York

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 Batch. Poured into a tulip.

Appearane. Slightly cloudy orange-gold in color. Pours with a huge head, which is kind of annoying, as it fills more than half of the glass. The head, however, is a gorgeous bone white dense foam.

Smell. Lots of grapefruit with some floral aromatics. Definitely some sweetness competing with the hops in this one.

Taste. Starts out with some bitter grapefruit, that is slightly resinous. Some of that maple sweetness comes through before a return to a bitter and thin piney hop. This transitions to a more fruity character that verges on tangerine. The finish is moderately biter and semi-dry.

Mouthfeel. Surprisingly dry throughout, compared to 90 minute. The mouthfeel is not as creamy as the bottle leads on for me. At times it is even a bit prickly.

An interesting derivation of the 60 and 90 minute ipas. The addition of the maple syrup is a welcome on, as it combines nicely with the dominant grapefruit flavors in the beer. The smell has to be the best part though; the citrus that it presents is quite powerful... in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 23:09:09 | More by jtingue
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New York

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden hue with huge thick head that stays then drops immediately

Sweet aromas of orange, grapefruit and lime peel. Rich spicy earthy hops fill the back end.

Same citrus rinds fill the palate, the hops really shine against this slightly different sweeter body. The maple hits very soft in the front, better as it warms. The dirty earthy hops at the end reassure you its an IPA. Almost a minty sensation

Big bubbly textured chewy body. The bottle condition with maple was key to this.

Been waiting to try this one for a while and im glad i found it. Really nice well bodied slighty sweeter than normal IPA. Not something i would go and find again but a solid brew for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 01:45:03 | More by Johnnyhitch
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New York

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 21:03:05 | More by RollBounce
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New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into DFH tulip.

A - A light copper in color, definitely transparent. A huge head at the top that took a good bit to go away. The lacing is present throughout the whole experience.

S - Well balanced nose on this one, nice mix of malts and some hops with notes of sweetness that come from the maple syrup.

T - First thing I tasted was the maple syrup which is not to strong just perfect I would say. I was a little weirded out by the mixture of hops and maple syrup, the taste was somewhat bland to me, but it was ok.

M - Good amount of carbonation, medium bodied, had a stickyness to it.

O - Not a bad brew, a good mixture of 60 minute and 90 minute it seemed like. I enjoyed this brew but for me personally id rather have a 90 minute.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 16:43:39 | More by thedoubler55
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3.8/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 20:02:52 | More by fatmusic14
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3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

large format bottle into a dfh glass

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

s pine, citrus, vanilla, maple

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 04:48:26 | More by Lare453
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3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really good beer, no doubt about it, but not sure why all the initial massive hype. I am writing this rating as I am drinking a freshly opened 750ml refrigerator-chilled bottle.

It is a really nice tasting IPA and I guess the maple syrup, although pretty much completely undetectable in smell and taste, smooths out the sharpness and bitterness of the IPA. I kinda like a good sharp and bitter IPA, and I honestly think a straight 90min might be a little better than this one. Anyway, it is a nice smooth and all around good tasting IPA that deserves a nice rating. Definitely worth picking up a bottle if you see it at the local store, but no need to go out of your way to great lengths to get a bottle.

A: Honey golden brown with a massive foamy big white 3 finger head (despite my trying to limit the bubbles!!)
S/T: Gassy, straw notes; clean and fresh smell, cannot smell or taste any maple syrup. Has the initial taste of a normal hoppy strong IPA, butt hen smooths out nicely to a clean finish.
M: Creamy and smooth, rolls around a lot easier that the roughness and somewhat harshness of a normal IPA
O: A really nice example of good smooth and very drinkable IPA from dogfish head.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 00:09:42 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

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

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

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

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

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

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 16:57:52 | More by KajII
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New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really was looking forward to this brew. Poured a nice head, good aroma but the taste lacked character to me. Overall this beer was good but the maple was weak and I feel the brew just missed the mark. Overall I would purchase this beer again as it is enjoyable but it's sub-par in the World of outstanding beers.

Bottom Line: Worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 03:06:05 | More by themind
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