75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Ratings: 3,266
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 275
Gots: 571 | FT: 14
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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 lacqueredmouse
3.98/5  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.

Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.97/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Photo of John_M
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewpub today.

The beer pours a honey amber color with surprisingly good head retention (for a cask beer) and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, showing some tobacco, dry citrus and sandlewood. Unusual, but not unattractive. The flavors replicate the nose, although this IPA is a bit on the sweet side. However, that sweetness is well balanced by the hoppy bitterness, and the balance in this well crafted beer is one of its best features (IMHO). Mouthfeel is very full, soft, smooth and long. Drinkability is likewise quite good, with the alcohol barely noticeable.

I first got to try this beer at Lupulin Slam I, and I don't recall the beer being this good. Granted, that was several years ago, but this is really a very nice IPA from DFH. Also, this is one IPA where I think the cask conditioning has improved the beer. Very impressive.

Photo of jdhilt
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Photo of biegaman
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Any beer without a head is a sorry sight and, trust you me, Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA is no sad sap. Its big bubbly white head deserves an Oscar for best costume design and leaves the glass looking like the inside of a cotton-candy machine. As for the beer's hazy, pineapple-flesh complexion, well, that's less spectacular but expected for a bottle-conditioned ale.

The bouquet is surprisingly captivating considering it smells only moderately full; the resins are very soft, like wet leaves or flowers, and there's not a lot of citrus character (then again I don't find either the 60 or 90 Minute to be all that citrusy or fruity). Nothing really erupts - granted this bottle isn't exactly "fresh" - and there's a 'forest-y' aura that has an old book-like mustiness.

There's absolutely zero intensity or vigor on the palate, just lengthy, delicious earthy hop notes and a pacifying toasted honeycomb biscuit maltiness. The maple syrup really plays into the leafy, resiny qualities of the hops while the fruity papaya and pineapple notes of the hops really harmonize with the syrup and malt sweetness. What reciprocity! It has a very subtle power.

This earthy beer has an ideal temperament, like a perfectly steeped tea. It also has a chewy cookie dough-like taste and texture. Relatively speaking, it is hoppier than the 60 Minute, a bit denser than the 90, and nowhere the knockout on the palate that the 120 Minute is (though I'd be curious to find what a side-by-side tasting might turn up). It is the kind of beer that can stand to breath and, going by this sample, also withstand a few months in the bottle.

For a brewery infamous for odd experiments 75 Minute IPA is far from an intriguing blend, but it may be the best beer Dogfish Head has ever put in a 750ml bottle. A good IPA is not a concept that can be easily encapsulated by numbers but hand it to whoever thought to split the difference between the 60 and 90 Minute IPAs - I would take one of these over both of those.

Photo of johnnnniee
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge off white head that leaves lots of stickies on the way down. Smells of earthy citrus and resinous pine with a solid shot of bread and caramel to back it up. The flavor follows the aroma quite well but adds a hint of tropical fruit to the mix. Light hop bitterness with lots of flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Nice solid old school leaning IPA, put it into 6 packs and its a winner.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got really excited to find a bottle of this recently. Poured in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, steadily carbonated yellow-orange coloring with a tall, frothy, light, big bubbled, white head that slowly settles into an uneven, chunky topping. Aromas of dry, peppery hops, subtle sugary sweetness, maple and caramel backbones, and a hint of citrus. Flavors are even more complex, with a hop forward presence followed closely by a roasted maple and slightly smokey characteristic. The backbone is a subtle caramel flavor, giving rise to hints of grapefruit and orange zest. The body is light, and added to the steady carbonation this gives the hops bitterness a slightly sharp feel, keeping the beer light and providing a clean finish. The aftertaste is a sweet and bitter balancing act, with the citrus and syrup holding down the fort alongside the mouthful of hops. The aftertaste is smooth, with a roasted sweetness that lingers just the right amount. This beer is delicious.

Photo of Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Hojaminbag for this brew.

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.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 750mL DFH bottle to nonic pint glass on 3/19/12
*From notes

A: Clean golden at first, and as I get to the bottom of the bottle, the dregs cloud and darken the beer a bit. A good pour yields a massive 2+ finger head. The retention is spectacular, and the lacing just clings to the glass like Marion Barry to crack rock.

S: I get a lot of honey here. As it warms a bit, I get some untoasted wood. The hops linger, but they are low key are pretty subdued. Lovely stuff.

T: It takes a minute for this to rev up and really hit my taste buds. As it does, there's a touch of sweetness that comes on first. When it begins moving back, piney and slightly juicy hops dry it out and bite my palate. Letting this warm allows the cask-like woody profile to shine.

M: For something that's seen time in the wood, it's oftly bubbly. I dig it, but was certainly a bit surprised by the beer's fizzy body.

O: A step in the right direction for a brewery that, in my humble opion, has lost it's way a bit. Keep making unique, delicious beers like this and I'll keep buying them. The best DFH 750mL release in ages. Well done, Dogfish.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 2012B. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured golden orange with a huge amount of thick, bubbly egg shell coloured head that is likely a bi-product of the bottle conditioning. The head retention is excellent leaving long legs on the sides of the glass.

S - Pine and grapefruit up front with a touch of peppery spice and a fairly prominent bitterness. The hop profile is well balanced by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Not getting the maple syrup specifically but it likely contributes to the sweetness.

T - A big bitterness up front with pine, grapefruit, pepper and grassy notes. The malt backbone provides a great balance with sweet caramel and some candy sugar flavours. The maple syrup is not specifically noticeable. The bitterness returns in the finish.

M - Medium body and full of fresh hop oils. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of vfgccp
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Stellar foamy, bone white head with killer retention and lace. Hazy apricot ice tea body.

S - Light herbal hop. Not bad, but surprisingly mild. I don't get much maple at all in the nose.

T - Creamy woody hops with herbal overtones. Soft bitterness balances honey, caramel, and maple through the center. Lingering woody bitter and maple finish.

M - Great mouthfeel. Smooth, full bodied for the style, and nice carbonation.

O - Fantastic balance, pleasant complexity, and great drinkability.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a huge white head that dissipated very slowly, leaving massive lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits and light citrus, bready malt. Flavor is strong citrus hops with sweet pineapple, mango and citrus rind. Sweet bready malt with a resinous character that must be the maple, but does not distinctly taste like maple syrup. Finishes with citrus hops and a light syrupy sweetness. Well integrated and unique flavors. Medium bodied with active sparkling carbonation. A definite repeat on the rare occasions that I can find a bottle of this. It stayed on the shelves here for less than a nanosecond.

Photo of aasher
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light bodied tarnished copper in color and a three finger, bright white soapy head. The nose is very smooth and mainly malt driven. I get nice soapiness and almost a touch of honey. There is also a touch of pine on the finish. It isn't as hoppy as t could be but it still has a really nice nose. The flavors are interesting as well. It's smooth and mellow. It's malt forward first with slight maple. The hops are there in almost an English style manner, very subtle. Despite not being "IPA esque" I still really like it. It's different and drinks exceptionally smooth. This beer is really approachable, and somewhere in pale ale territory with interesting treatments. The light and smooth mouthfeel make drinking the bottle by yourself a pleasure. I like this beer and I'd recommend it. It's too bad I had to find it in Florida since DFH pulled out of Indiana a year ago :( .

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden/copper color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, alcohol, and yeast. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, yeast, alcohol, and hint of caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend. Not too bitter, malt and hops are well balanced, and decent complexity.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and orange pour, every time I go to throw some into the imperial pint glass, it foams up way too high. At least its carbonated, better to have too much than too little. Aroma, pretty grassy, cascades, not picking up much in the way of maple on this.

Taste, wow, yeah, the grassiest ipa I think I've ever had. Good flavor, but I dunno if its $9 a bottle type of flavor. Amazingly normal for a dfh brew, but really lacking on maple flavor, its really dominated by a slightly above average amount of cascade hops.

Mouthfeel is slightly sweet, but it seems to be more from the malt additions moreso than any adjunct. An enjoyable enough beer, but not really at the price point. Make it a 6 pack for this price, and its a beer I would drink again.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle dated 2012D
Thanks Rich!

A - Pours a murky darker orange with a huge creamy head. Amazing retention.

S - Yeasty - Orange, slight alcohol and some carmel malts.

T - A hard to place maltiness, maybe it is from the maple syrup. Oranges, carmel. A unique mix for sure.

D - Good carbonation and average body.

O - E. Coast style for sure. A unique and sold brew. Malt forward and sweet.

Photo of Brad007
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden color with a thick, frothy head into my glass. Looks great for the style.

Good mix of citrusy, piney hops with just a hint of sweet malt underneath.

Wow, overpowering bitterness! Citrusy, piney hops mingle with malt incorporating the sweetness of maple syrup into the profile.

Lingering buttery malt is a big surprise here. Not much of the hops left on the palate.

Very interesting take. Higher than 60 but lower than 90 as far as ABV is concerned. Highly drinkable though!

Photo of scruffwhor
4.45/5  rDev +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.

Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at Rattle-n-Hum in NYC.

Pours a hazy copper color with a large-bubbled off-white head. The head recedes into a thin ring around the glass leaving solid lacing.

Smells of caramel malts with a good deal of breadiness along with hop aromas made up of citrus and tropical fruits.

Tastes good. Pale and slightly caramel malt flavors kick things off and are given substance by light bready flavors. Midway through the sip the hops take over (more so than I was expecting from the smell) and carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall I'm glad I finally came across this beer, and a cask version nonetheless. Hoppier than one would expect and worth a shot.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, stamp on bottle says bottled in 2012D 14:52. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a couple inch frothy off-white head. The head stays around a very long time, and there's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is nice, it smells like citrusy (orange peel, tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, and caramel and sweet malt. It tastes just like the aroma, like citrusy and pine hops, caramel and sweet malt. I didn't notice any maple when I first started drinking this brew but once I let the beer settle for a while, the maple did become noticeable in both the aroma and flavor (but it wasn't strong at all). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and slick with high but soft carbonation. I think this is a good overall beer. I have another bottle that I'm going to age for a while to see how it changes. Definitely worth a try at $7.99 a bottle.

Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 27, 2013.

It pours like a typical American IPA with an amber-orange-bronze tone and a tremendous, foamy cream head. Some cloudiness is noted and regularly erupting carbonation.

The aroma is subtle with an emphasis on the toasted biscuit malts and maple sweetness ahead of the floral, earthy hops. A little grass. A little citrus maybe.

The body is medium but also smooth.

The bitter earthy hops are far more noticeable in the taste than on the nose bit I enjoyed how they melded with the biscuit character that I got in there up front. Moderately lingering finish. Alcohol is very well integrated.

Photo of claspada
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent gold color with a huge white, fluffy/soapy head is continually fed by bubbles from the bottom and produces impressive lacing. This beer is highly carbonated with the head actually ending up taller than the body.

Aroma begin with plenty of biscuity malts alongside the solid bright citrus and piney hops. The maple syrup starts out subtle but emerges more and more as it warms.

Taste has the same mild citrus kick up front with grapefruit joining the pine from the nose. The bready/biscuity malt is hefty in the background, much like the 90min but the flavor is a bit more complex thanks to the maple syrup addition which comes out more and more as it warms just like the aroma. Less syrupy and sweet than the 90 which makes for a nice balance here.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, almost spritzy, to the point of taking away from the beer a little. It is slightly fuller than the 60 minute and more malty and sweet into the finish; still semi-dry, just not as much as the 60 min.

Overall I really like this offering from Dogfish Head; first one in a while to be honest. Their recent larger format series bottles have been a disappointment in my opinion. I wish the $ tag was a little friendlier and it came in a 6 or 4 pack like the 60 & 90 min, but good none the less. Glad I picked up more than one because this beer has been flying off shelves everywhere I have seen it so get it while you can.

75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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