75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 615
Hads: 3,309
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 24.45%
Wants: 284
Gots: 596 | 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 delta490
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a bright amber. Clear with no carbonation. Short-lived head is bright white and lasts a while.

S- subtle but good. Grapefruit/citrus hop dominates.

T- the taste is a great blend of the hops citrus and the strong malt backbone.

M- a bit hit of bitterness dominates upfront then is smoothed out by the malt.

O- an outstanding blend of the 60 and 90 minute.

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Photo of zoso1967
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served up a slightly hazy copper amber with parchment head. Great head retention and average lacing. Aroma is of citrusy American hops and caramel malt with a touch of earthiness. Mmm, I love 60, I love 90 and I love cask beer. This is a match made in heaven. Grapefruit, floral hops and nice biscuit malt combine with caramel and brown sugar notes in a super smooth glass of IPA heaven. It is really interesting how the two beers combined create something totally different. Maltier than 60, but seemingly has more hop presence than 90. Superbly balanced. As mentioned before the mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth with subdued carbonation. Medium bodied, but served up on cask I could suck these down all night. Highly recommended.

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Photo of aglose45
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Dogfish Head Brewings at Eats in Rehobeth. Blended from the tap (3/4 60 Minute, 1/4 90 Minute).

A: Beautiful golden, copper when lifted to the light, color. Head was gone when the beer arrived at my table. Left decent lacing on the glass.

S: Pine with a fresh citrus scent, maybe lemon. Allergies were acting up. Second pint ordered I picked up a hint of grapefruit as well.

T: Pine up front being taken over by fresh lemon and grapefruit. There is a nice spicy character early on as well. A hint of caramel on the end, just enough to balance the bitter bite up front. The freshness of this beer is obvious, and amazing. This is the best of both worlds! (60 & 90) During my second pint I also picked up a bit of grapefruit.

M: Good carbonation, light bodied, and there is a minimal stickiness/oiliness from the hops.

D: This is, hands down, one of my favorite I.P.A.'s.

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Photo of ZeroSignal
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 poured into a DFH Snifter

A - Wow - Billowing creamy-white head that lasts...I'm getting impatient waiting for it to recede! All good things I guess... Slightly hazy amber-gold color. Head leaves a sticky lace.

S - A bit of resin and a host of citrus - orange, grapefruit, tropical...very nice.

T&M - Hops are the feature here - Malt? Yeah, it makes a brief appearance in a slightly toasty way. Maple syrup? Well, maybe the maple is lost on me, but there is a hint of sweet trying to battle through this hop profile. The citrus and piney resin seem perfectly balanced, and hit me on different parts of my tongue. The hops are dominant, but not overpowering. Medium body with just a hint of sweet left on the back of the tongue.

O - Great look, great smell, great taste and great feel - an excellent offering from DFH, and me being depressed that only one bottle was to be had.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Huge* thick white foamy head. The cleanliness of the white head is almost eerie... Brew is brilliantly clear orange with some browns and yellows. One of the best looking brews I've ever seen.

Whoa. I can smell this from two feet away!!! Very maple. Smells very well hopped, nice orange, pineapple, lemon, and pine scents. No off scents. A perfect scent.

Surprisingly light on the tongue! Very airy and wet. Citrus is not dominate like I had assumed it would be. Maple is also light and well placed. Perfect light carbonation, matches the style amazingly. There's a funky bitterness on the back end of the aftertaste, but it doesn't take too much away. Lots of vanilla too. I would like to be a little more flavor prominence, but over all very nice.

I'm not a huge DFH fan, but this brew puts them back on my map. I hope they continue to roll out brews like this. 75-minute is one of the best, most enjoyable brews I've had in sometime. Highly recommended for a "lighter" IPA.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slight haze to this copper and brass colored beer. Good head and residual foam. Add to that the sticky lacing. Decent bubbling.

Mild sweet aroma mixes wel with the medium hoppy citrus and pine aromas. Then add some well toasted biscuity malt aromas. Smells like an awesome IPA.

You can taste the maple syrup right away well blended the toasty, biscuity, bread crusty malts.
The bitter finish is earthy and citric malts that cleanse the palate of the sweet start. Well balanced and flavorful IPA right here.

Palate is a bit sticky, but I like it. The sweet and bitter flavors linger nicely. Good sipping and enjoyable beer I will buy again.

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Photo of jsulko
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into tulip glass

Pours a darkish gold color with quite a bit of carbonation. Head is foamy and white.

Smell is grapefruity with a hint of sweetness.

Taste starts as a typical hoppy citrus IPA but finishes with the maple sweetness.

Finish is almost foamy and is slightly creamy.

A very intersting IPA. Not your typical everyday drinker but one to seek out.

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Photo of sprat1960
4.46/5  rDev +9%
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!

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Photo of drewsif22
4.46/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerMaverick
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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...).

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Photo of Doc_Hops
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of franksnbeans
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
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 ;-)

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of SebD
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of Swim424
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of Joshre
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

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Photo of leaddog
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of DawnL
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of korguy123
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of dippy
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of sevenarts
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of legalpete19340
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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