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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,867 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,867
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 218
Gots: 392 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

InspectorBob, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

imperialking, May 10, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another major score, courtesy of Paul Pendyck of the GEN Sutter Inn in Lititz! He has truly spoiled the denizens of Lancaster County with his monthly Cask Night. I love to travel, but PA ranks among the best that the US has to offer.

It came with two thick, foamy fingers of eggnog colored head with fantastic retention. Color was a slightly deeper amber than the 60", but still with a fantastic NE-quality clarity. Nose was floral, piney, more in line with what I like in an IPA. Mouthfeel was slightly fuller than the 60" and more malty at the same time. Actually, it felt like there was a power struggle going on atop my palate betwixt the malt and the hops with neither gaining the upper hand. It was on the finish that the hops became truly assertive. I got a spearmint flavor that lingered. It was not Life Savers or chewing gum prevalent, but it was definitely spearmint. It triggered a memory but I could not quite dredge it up - I used to know which hops strain imparts that flavor, but it simply eluded me. An excellent beer, highly recommended, especially on cask!

woodychandler, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of corby112
2.65/5  rDev -35.8%
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.

corby112, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of weeare138
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at Capone's...
Appears a transparent amber with a small white bubble traces towards the top that quickly drift towards the outer rim of the collar.
Smell is of citrus, herbal flowers, caramel, and toasted malt.
Taste is of the aromas with a decent blend, though I can't say I enjoy this more than the 90 minute, which I adore. I'm not getting much of that pungent hop blasting that I get in this one.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not as chewy, or resinous that I get in the 90 minute but maybe it's just me.

weeare138, Jun 21, 2010
Photo of yourefragile
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle purchased from Rick's.

Pours a glowing golden amber with low carbonation and ample suspended sediment. Airy, white head with nice retention and abundant dots of lace. Mild, weak aroma of trace maple and light pine; mildly soapy and and boozy. Flavor is less horrible than the aroma with hops taking a more dominant role and maple only adding a mild sweetness to the finish and slick texture to the body. Dry throughout the body, with pine hops and light bready malt body hiding behind the bitterness. More of an amped up 60 Min than a watered down 90 Min. Maple is a failure on the aroma, but subtlety in the flavor adds an unexpected pleasant balance and depth to the flavor. Didn't pick up the notes of dog shit that Thorpe found in this beer (and a few others tonight) but he just must have been getting too familiar with Bruce's functions tonight.

yourefragile, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle purchased from Ales Unlimited in San Francisco. Brought back to Australian and shared with Sam & Rich.

Pours a hazy, rather dark golden colour, like treacle. Head is a huge mass of pillowy white that settles out leaving amazing crackling lace. Body has very solid weight behind it, and holds lots of fine carbonation when tilted. Looks really great.

Nose is a little weak, but with some pleasant if empty hop brightness. There's a slight sugary twang to it, possibly the result of a full fermentation of the maple syrup. Hop character is leafy and slightly herbal, it's quite pleasant.

Taste is probably better. Here there's a solid thickness throughout which provides good sweetness. This is tempered by a slight but distinct bitterness through the back. It's not really very hoppy, but there's some spicy characters which provide an interesting twist. Finish is very pleasant, with a gliding sweetness that smooths over the hoppiness again. Feel is great. Smooth but clean and fluid.

Overall, yep, it's a nice beer. I do believe it's probably more interesting than the 90 and 60m versions, although I perhaps prefer the 90m in isolation.

lacqueredmouse, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-cask at the brewpub. Mmm. Delicious. This is certainly my favorite of DFH's IPA series. And while it's just a mix of the 60 and 90 minute, I don't think it really tastes like either. It lacked the dry biscuit malt of the 60 and had much softer fruitier hops than the 90. The flavor started with a mild earthy note followed by a long-lasting taste of apricot, then lemon rind, and pepper with grapefruit and a vague citrus punch in the background. The aroma was a bit more floral with a hint of that biscuit aroma. Overall it was very tasty and very drinkable. Check this out.

tempest, Jun 25, 2009
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2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

barleywinefiend, Nov 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

drewone, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A previous cask-only offering now available via 750ml bottles. Happy to revisit this one since it has been quite awhile. Poured into a matching shaped DFH pint glass, the brew appears a hazed color of golden copper. More than 4 fingers worth of frothy white head rises above the brew and maintains with a finger of pillow-like uneven surface. Patches of lace stick all over the glass.

The aroma of this brew includes some pleasant hoppy quality that includes some hints of citrus, fruit and floral qualities. More specifically it smells of grapefruit with a touch of pine that gets a bit of herbal touch towards veggy quality on the backend. There is some mineral inclusion and a touch of sulfur keeping this from smelling clean. A bit of alcohol is noted accenting the fruity aspect of this. Overall, the good parts of the nose are great and the bad parts are well... there.

The taste is almost menthol-like with a cooling minty quality about it. Herbal hops are present with seemingly more flavor than bitterness. Some pulp and zesty quality gives way to a fruity alcohol inclusion. Some toasty grain backing is present and just like the aroma led on, there is some veggy aspects to this mixed with minerals, sulfur and cheese.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a visually overboard amount of carbonation. However, as it settles in the glass, it becomes light and enjoyable. This brew was fairly drinkable and went down easy but I would have enjoyed this so much more without the minerals, veggy and sulfur quality that was present throughout.

stakem, Apr 16, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized dense thick patch, some thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Mild amounts of sweet maltiness with some caramel and honey aromas coming through. Additionally there is a moderate aroma of citrus hops and some subtler hints of floral and earthy hops.

T: Similar to the smell, there is a solid sweet malt body with caramel malts and some honey/maple. On top of that there is a strong presence of citrus (grapefruit mostly with some orange rind hints as well) hops. Light bitterness.

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth and crisp with some light dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is pretty well balanced and quite enjoyable - not too sweet or too bitter which seemed like a real possibility after reading the label. Easy enough to drink and the alcohol is well hidden.

dbrauneis, Jun 29, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy to find this at my newest "local" Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY. Pours murky/clouded, dull darker/chocolaty amber. The head is loose and minor with not much lace/sheeting to get excited about. Interesting brew, love both the 60 min and 90 min, so how could I go wrong here. Hopped up with ample malt. Super smooth over the tongue. Very enjoyable AIPA, mass produced this would be a sure big seller.

Billolick, May 20, 2010
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice beer, and a nice idea- adding a bit of maple syrup to the IPA. The syrup adds a bit of sweetness, but just slightly. What it really does is round out the flavors and add a balance to the bitterness as well as a floral/earthy note. It tastes as if they used a lighter grade of syrup, which was wise in this case. It's definitely become quite a different experience than a normal IPA, but one that is crave worthy- for me at least.

Georgiabeer, Sep 02, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cask pint at the brewpub. It's been a long time since I was here.

A: The IPA is a golden autumnal color, equial parts brown and orange while still translucent. A cask-induced head, thick and densely compact, leaves strata of lace behind.

S: Citrusy aromas waft out of the glass, paired with a caramel malty sweetness. The cask does a yoeman's job of taking the edge off of the hops.

T: The taste is a little, well, underwhelming. Plenty hoppy, the ale doesn't have that all-encompassing bitterness that I was hoping for. I guess that in hindsight that is appropriate, as neither 60 nor 90 are hop bombs. Here the caramel malts stand out more, a sweetness that carries the hoppiness far. Those hops are citrusy, strong even within the confines of the cask. A good start to my lunch at DFH.

M: The mouthfeel elicits both hops and malts, the cask lending more strength to the malt side. Still good though, a drinkable cask offering.

akorsak, Aug 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

duceswild, May 21, 2012
Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light amber colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells hoppy with a predominantly pine scent. caramel and some grapefruit, nice smell without going to any extremes.

Starts out hoppy and savory in the mouth, almost salty. Strongly flavored but not, hard to describe. Woody and earthy the sensation of salt continues, suspect sky-high glutamate levels. Citrus and pine flavors with a little mushroom.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a different beer, it is OK but I don't think I would pick this again over a 60 Minute IPA from the same brewery.

Zorro, Dec 15, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a four finger white head that stays leaving a good lace. hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is grapefruit hops that are mellowed by the maple syrup. Higher ABV is hidden. Light bitter aftertaste. $8.59 for a 750ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

jdhilt, Jun 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

ejimhof, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of mothman
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Brandon for sharing this.

Pours a beige head. Color is a golden orange.

Aroma: Very sweet. The maple syrup shows well. Kind of bready with caramel flavors. Some floral and grassy hops.

Taste: Again, pretty malty, but an orange citrus shows. Floral and pine. Maple syrup, caramel, and bready malts. Unique.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but syrupy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a hop-resin stickiness.

Overall, a very unique ipa. I like the maple syrup, but it was a bit too malty for me. Still glad I got to try this one.

mothman, May 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at The Grey Lodge in NE Philly, served in a curved DFH pint glass. The cask kicked in 30 minutes. Part of the simulcask event.

A- Directly out of the cask there were just a few sparce bubbles congregating towards the center of the glass. 75 minute has a hazy look to it(maybe from the sryup) while it held a light amber color.

S- The addition of maple syrup is noted and kind of drowns out the hops but they come out over time. Once a little higher in temp I can detect the DFH scent that comes from their IPA's. I got a nice sweet malt addition as well with some caramel.

T- On first sips I said to myself "where are the hops" but as said earlier they need some time to show themselves. The maple syrup is the 1st thing I detected while it is not overdone. The malt also gives a sweeter edge. The citrus and grapefruit is there but take a backseat in this version.

M- Medium bodied and smooth as a baby's___ coming out of the cask. I really had to swish this around in my mouth for a bit to get the full affect of this beer. The aftertaste is great and screams DFH.

D- Very drinkable and I would like to try a non maple syrup induced version to compare. I wonder if this is 7.5%, from what I drank it's in the ball park for sure. Again not as hoppy as expected which was is a nice change of pace, at least for me. Good stuff all around.

BARFLYB, Mar 27, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 3 finger dense off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Very nice dense soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, pine, lemon, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, bread, light maple, and light piney spiciness. Excellent aromas with great balance and hop complexity. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, pine, lemon zest, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, grass, earth, toast, maple, and piney spiciness. Good amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, bread, toast, herbal, floral, grass, earth, maple, and spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hops flavor complexity and balance; awesome malt/hop bitterness balance; zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, slick, sticky, and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great hop complexity and malt flavor balance with the maple syrup; extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as I expected.

superspak, Nov 28, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Hojaminbag for this brew.

750ml
Capped
Bottled In: 2012A 19:52

Poured into a DFH glass a very nice golden dark orange color, nice carbonation, with a very nice two-finger thick/creamy white head, with lots of very nice thick sticky lacing left behind. The nose is a nice blend of malts/hops, and some citrus thrown in. The taste is slightly sweet, with some bitterness from the hops, nice little touch of citrus. Medium body. A nice brew, but I was expecting more, not quite in the same league as a 90 or even a 60 Min. IPA. Thanks Ben for the opportunity.

Wasatch, Apr 01, 2012
75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.