75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -13.3%
Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.
Pours a murky honey orange with an off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is pretty much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but nothing all that special.
04-09-2012 04:45:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
Had on tap at the Falls Church Alehouse.
A: Beautiful bright copper color with a good head and plenty of lacing as it goes down.
S: Lots of hops. Can definitely tell this is the 60/90 blend, as I'm getting quite a bit of each. Lots of the 60-type hops in addition to the solid malt sweetness of the 90.
T: Citrus hops take the front stage, but the sweet maltiness is definitely there, and doesn't let the hops get too overpowering.
M: Light-to-medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Not much alcohol to be tasted.
D: Incredible--much, much better than either two of its component parts. I'll be blending quite a few of these at home for myself in the future.
04-24-2009 13:29:15 | More by Thorpe429
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
A: It poured deep copper in color and a little cloudy. There aren't many bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus and piney hops.
T: Hops really stand out in the aroma but they are not very overpowering due to the subtle sweetness of the caramel malts. There is also some bitterness in the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and a little prickly on the tongue.
D: This beer is relatively easy to drink. There's a good amount of flavors and the hops aren't too overpowering.
Note: Served from growler that was filled from a cask.
06-01-2010 02:44:37 | More by metter98
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear amber color and a one finger head that eventually becomes a ringlet while leaving plenty of splashy lace
Smell: Nicely balanced aroma between the sweet malt and the grapefruity hops
Taste: After a quick introduction from the biscuity malt, the grapefruit hops take over and provide a bitter, but fruity aspect through mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavor profile becomes nicely balanced between the big, alcoholic malt found in the 90 minute and the refreshing hop profile in the 60 minute
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: The balance between the finer attributes of the 60 and 90 minutes provides a nice blend that drinks very nicely indeed (the bottled version with maple adds a bit of maple sweetness on the finish)
10-14-2008 22:01:05 | More by brentk56
4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
Common criticism for 60 Minute is that it's too simplistic; whereas the 90 minute is too sweet and heavy. The combination of the two should give Dogfish Head the sweet spot that's much coveted by their fans. Add the nuances of maple syrup and natural carbonation inside the bottle and the brewery isn't giving us much to complain about anymore.
Pouring a deep goldenrod color, the beer carries the signature hop and yeast derived haze that both IPAs and bottle conditioned beers provide. A billowing foamy white head hugs the rim of the glass and delivers a much more carbonated character than either the 60 or 90 Minute versions. With ideal retention and clumped lace, this is the way beer should look!
Delicious ale-centric aromas cover the beer map: graham cracker, caramel, maple, and light biscuity starch deliver the first impressions to the nose. But then the citrusy hops offer a whiff of citrus peel and pine needles. Yeast derived fruitiness come to life in the form of apricot and peach. Spicy alcohols also get into the game with a light peppery note. The beer's aroma covers all the bases with a very moderate and confident stride.
The superb balance continues in taste. Though the beer is IPA through and through, the beer has an intangible balanced taste that keeps me returning to the glass way too quickly. Malt richness and sweetness is dry- allowing the flavor of caramel, graham cracker, and maple to soar but without all of the associated residual sweetness from those components. That dry malt taste is perfectly suited for the taste of orange peel, grapefruit, and spruce to leap off of the palate and decorate the beer with not just balance, but complexity. Waves of fruit flavor come first with hop derived fruit flavor, but then extend into the estery apricot and marmalade taste. Hops turn from fruit to pithy bitterness late and weave into the bitter alcohol taste that might carry a touch of peppery acetone.
Medium bodied, the beer's soft and supple carbonation is creamy but not overt- this is one of those intangible characteristics of naturally carbonated ales that go above and beyond what the style prescribes. But as the carbonation subsided, it takes with it much of the residual sweetness, then allowing the hops dryness and alcohol warmth to take control in finish. With a light citrusy bitterness in aftertaste, only a memory of maple remain with the hops in in finish.
I like to think of this ale as an American IPA in tastee, but of an English IPA in proportion and mouthfeel. Where criticism of 60 Minute and 90 Minute may be ill founded, no such thing can be said about their well crafted ales of 75 Minute and Squall- this is where their mastery in brewing shines!
10-23-2012 04:02:29 | More by BEERchitect
3.2/5 rDev -22.5%
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.
04-11-2012 19:56:28 | More by Phyl21ca
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
amber with a frothy white/creamy head and some decent lacing. Smell was a citrus hops, mixed with a malty caramel thta makes this smell quite balanced. Taste was definatly hoppy, and again had that bit of caramel, and some spiceness about it. Very nice dry finish and not overpowering on the hops. This is a good session beer and will definatly have more.
12-04-2011 03:06:08 | More by mikesgroove
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
A: large frothy head, greater than 3 fingers with excellent retention on a hazy golden with amber hues body.
S: The large amount of foam obscures the aroma at first. Once you get to it there is mostly musty hop and grapefruit citrus with grassy/floral and oak notes. Overall nice full nose.
T: Milder malt presence than the 90 with mild pine and citrus notes throughout. Mild oak and floral notes as well. The finish is mildly sweet, likely from the maple syrup note, which greatly adds to the drinkabilty.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: More drinkable than the 60 minute with this one smoother and more sweet.
04-24-2012 01:50:47 | More by kylehay2004
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
750ml bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pour gently. No, gentler than that. I'm telling you, you need to--great, that's just great -- hazed, burnished gold body with a tall, long-lasting head stand of off-white foam.
Smell: Slices and slivers off fresh mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and sweet oranges atop sensibly-toasted biscuits marked by notes of resins, grasses, florals, and a little bit of maple.
Taste: Sweet touches of caramel and even maple paired with toasted bread, toasted biscuits. It's a brief malty meet-and-greet, you know, a few handshakes, hellos, then, it's off to the tropical, vibrantly fruity hops cut with some floral, resinous tones. Slight grassiness. Medium-plus bitterness. Slight hint of the alcohol. Small revival of the initial sweetness before the fruity, bittersweet finish that's just nice and sudsy from the carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Very slight viscous oiliness to the mouthfeel. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: I rather enjoyed myself. Delightful array of hop flavors smoothed with that little hint of maple and the vigorous carbonation is very effective at keeping things moving along nicely.
04-05-2012 20:09:02 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
Johnny Cask, I was dying to try this at the brew pub and I had finally got my chance. This brew is a 7.5abv blend of the 90 and 60 minute IPA. The beer has a really soft quality to it. A pretty good foamy head that laces the glass fairly well. The color is a foggy copper tone. The aroma is a great it just spews hops. It's a really great IPA that's cask aged. Little Carbonation in it but it's got enough of a bitterness that it doesn't really need the bubbles.
04-02-2011 07:09:51 | More by Knapp85
3.8/5 rDev -8%
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.
11-13-2012 21:27:44 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev -3.1%
Served in a DFH Alehouse shaker pint glass.
Pours an clear amber straw with about a finger-and-a-half of creamy white head that laces quite well. The aroma is full of hops, mostly piny but with a nice bit of citrus and bitterness lying underneath. The taste follows, with those hops providing a boost of pine, bitterness and citrus (in descending order). A slight honey-like sweetness is subtly perceptible. The body is fairly moderate and runs quite smoothly, allowing for a pretty drinkable brew (especially if you're into hops...).
02-19-2010 19:31:29 | More by TMoney2591
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
Well it's been a long time since I've had something from dogfish that was really quite nice. This is a very nice beer. Very smooth flavor profile. Touches of sweetness that don't get out of control. I like it. Nice firm bitterness that doesn't go over the top. It's good.
12-31-2012 18:14:51 | More by RblWthACoz
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