75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 606
Hads: 3,280
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 3.9%
Wants: 275
Gots: 577 | 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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Reviews: 606 | Hads: 3,280
Photo of aglose45
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
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. (884 characters)

Photo of wogreen
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- golden, bronze color, a bit cloudy

S - mellow citrusy hop aroma

T - bittersweet, not overly hoppy, the maple seems to cut the bitternesss some

M - effervescent pour, but buttery when drinking.

O - a solid IPA, very drinkable. not obnoxiously hoppy yet definitely makes its presence known (294 characters)

Photo of zadams1
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on cask at Lord Hobo.

Medium-amber and fairly clear with a thin head of bubbles and then lacing. Moderate carbonation for cask but low for other dispensing methods.

Smells a bit like the typical citrus (grapefruit) and pine but with a bit of the maple character.

On the taste you certainly can sense the sugary maple notes but its not immediately discernible or overpowering. Balanced well with good malt and hop profiles.

I'm not a massive Dogfish fan, but its hard not to follow what they do and this is one I've been looking forward to trying - mostly because I love a good "real ale". This doesn't disappoint! It can be real tough to find a well-excecuted cask beer (it takes a great brewery, great handling, and a great bar). This was done right. Not cold, but certainly not warm. Not fizzy, but not flat. Makes for incredible drinkability and mouthfeel. (870 characters)

Photo of schoolcb
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Washington Street Alehouse in Wilmington, poured from a beer engine and served at cask temperature. Aromas muted due to the low level of carbonation (light malt/hop). Hazy dark yellow with a medium head that faded. Hop flavor muted, malt backbone prominent, for an IPA it was balanced (serving from cask really muted the hop character). Perfectly good beer, but not the best for serving on cask IMHO. (411 characters)

Photo of Jaynuze
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cask drawn - primed with maple syrup
A: golden hue with a little cloudiness
S: nose was solid with a nice hop note
T: lightly hopped ... very surprising and nicely balanced
M: full bodied with a light finish
O: really great beer for a nice night at the bar. Tastes and feels like a session, but far from it ringing in at around 7.5% (332 characters)

Photo of gregc
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask at Blind Tiger.

Amber color with a small head.
Aroma of citrus, pine, maple syrup, sweet malt and wood.
Flavor was very nice, nice hop presence to this, citrus like flavor with a bit of sweetness.
It was very smooth and somewhat creamy. A bit on the sweet side, but nicely balanced, a very nice beer, i would love to have again. (334 characters)

Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt. 9.4 fl oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. Bottled on 7/15. Consumed on 9/20.

A - Amber in color with a 1 finger head. Readily apparent carbonation. Delicate yet abundant lacing as beer recedes. First pour clear, but 2nd pour yielded sediment which quickly settles to bottom of the glass.

S - Sweet coconut/tropical fruit scent with a slight citrus hint.

T - Sweet East Coast IPA. Very reminiscent of the style. Sweetness with a slight lemony citrus twist.

M - Initial crisp mouthfeel, but feels somewhat sticky in the corners of my mouth over time... is that the maple syrup conditioning or am I imagining it?

O - Bought this since 75 minute is rather limited, and it's interesting. If you like DFH 60/90, you will enjoy. I will not purchase again. (760 characters)

Photo of TxMdScotty298
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my all time favorites. The smell, taste, and aftertaste are amazing. The picture on the label is also pretty cool. I have been waiting to get my hands on another one for far too long. Its hard to find in my little town and the brewery is far away. Regardless, my next encounter with the 75 minute IPA will be a pleasure. (340 characters)

Photo of tittymcj
3.12/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out with more than average head, which stays for quite a while. Clings to sides of glass. Very hazy caramel color throughout. Reminds me of autumn.

Smell is very malty. Not a lot of hop being detected. Sweet, thick malt is the overpowering sensation.

Taste is sweet and syrupy (as expected, with maple syrup being an ingredient). Lots of malt and a very subdued taste overall.

Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy. Not a very clean finish overall. Lingers in the mouth long after sip is finished. (504 characters)

Photo of Vec2267
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy, golden, huge frothy white head that stays, lots of lacing

S - citrus, pine, pepper - subdued but very pleasant

T - very balanced, lots of tropical citrus hops, mostly orange peel, some bitter grapefruit bite in the aftertaste, the maple provides the balance

M - very rich and creamy without being syrupy

O - a bright hop forward IPA with lots of character and depth without burning your taste buds (413 characters)

Photo of CraftAleRookie
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed this before from the cask; this is a bottle pour, with a date stamp of 2012B (fresh).

I have never poured a beer with this thick a foam head- four fingers, and standing up over the rim of my oversized DFH Snifter. Hazy golden color with hints of orange. Foamy, foamy, foamy head that is VERY SLOWLY turning into thick sticky lace.

Tart smells, with citrus dominating. Very full nose of hoppy goodness. The taste is bold up front, but suprisingly softer on the finish. Hop bitterness with almost a faint hint of lemon. The foamy head (can't help but get a mouthful) is very tart and strong with hop.

Smooth feel, could have just a bit more fizz. Full body. Overall, I like this much better than the cask pour- but some of that could also be the temp, as the cask pour last year was slightly warmer, and this brew is better on the cooler side. Very good!! Plus I now have another empty for my DFH bottle collection. (925 characters)

Photo of wd40
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really nice IPA. I was expecting it to have more sweetness due to the presence of their 90 minute IPA and the addition of maple syrup, but it was just nicely balanced. It was surprisingly hop forward. Lots of nice California type IPA aromas, but with a nice smooth taste. Not too bitter. Mouthfeel was nice. Left some nice lace on the glass. Overall a very solid, balanced and surprisingly refined IPA.

Edit: I forgot to add that I didn't really taste the maple syrup. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's pretty subtle. (531 characters)

Photo of PhantasIPA
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a true golden color with a slight haziness. The head poured to an enormous level! 4 inches or beer produced 5 inches of head! (Note: My serving size is technically "bottle", but the 750ml bottle).

The smell is really nice! Layers of hops, acidic citrus (grapefruit and lemon), and then the subtle malt sweetness that rounds out the scent and makes me drool like a child...

Man, it tastes good! Hoppy up front, then this rush of natural citrus and sweetness all at the same time, followed by a smooth and dry finish. Usually beers achieve one or two of these characteristics but this brew combines them all into a single bottle that whispers "drink me now"...

Mouthfeel is interesting. It is smooth in the mouth but carbonated once you swallow (I know, I know, but there was no better way to say it). It is almost too carbonated but I still gave it a good score because few beers can achieve that balance, and the smooth is really nice.

Overall this beer is fantastic, a new favorite of mine. Even if you do not like IPA's, it is worth a try. I live in Delaware and have easy, tax free access to these brews but I try my best not too be too subjective or biased. Nice brew! (1,188 characters)

Photo of marcdalke
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa...it's a gusher! A good 3 inch foam takes over more of my glass than beer.
The aroma is nice. Hops are there, but not overly so. It smells bready and leafy.
The taste is interesting. Although I am admittedly having trouble finding the maple syrup. Maybe it'll come through more as it warms? There is a thickish mouthfeel that I am enjoying. The hop bitterness is well balanced.
Hmmm...if no one told me that it had maple syrup, I never would have guessed it.
But overall, a quality IPA that won't knock your socks off but is a nice offering that I would like to revisit on tap. (586 characters)

Photo of gtn80
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at Novare Res's Caskfest.

I was expecting a ton of floral hop aroma on this one. The aroma was nice, hoppy but not a big, hoppy, floral aroma like I was expecting.

The bitterness comes through on the backend, super smooth on first taste. The maple flavors do come through in the front and helps balance all those hops.

Aftertaste is hops with a touch of malt/maple. (380 characters)

Photo of THANAT0PSIS
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Appearance: Warning: after pouring you, the drinker, will have to wait several minutes for the massive four to five finger plume of rocky, bone-white head to dissipate. Perhaps reading a Dostoevsky would pass the time nicely. Of course admiring the been-there, done-that, golden color with just the faintest hint of orange might be a constructive use of the time as well. Finished? Great. The incredibly large head you have been waiting on is made up of varying sizes of bubbles running the gamut from soapsuds to pinheads, which makes for an interesting and novel spectacle. Once the head finally caves, it leaves behind the appearance of a ruined soufflé, which is not as unattractive as it would be in the cooking world. Lacing is as massive and stubborn as the head. The carbonation in the glass is not as active as one would be led to believe by its white crown, but it is somewhat difficult to tell with perfect certainty due to the cloudiness of the liquid. A great looking head on a beer of the shade all beer drinkers have seen before.

Aroma: The nose is extremely malt forward, as in this beer’s two constituent beers the great 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA, both mainstays in their respective style. Resiny hops back up the sweet malts brilliantly, adding another layer of sweetness. The sugar just keeps assaulting the nose in the form of the maple syrup that this mix is bottle-conditioned with. Surprisingly, there is little bitterness here, but perhaps it is simply hidden by the sweet behemoth of aroma that this beer puts forth. Caramel notes mixed with mild tropical fruit are the simplest and most obvious notes, and while those are typical of IPAs (especially its parents) this one smells like it got lost in a candy store on the way to the drinker’s mouth. This is really great stuff.

Taste: Right up front, oddly enough, the hops bring the bitter. Of course, as is expected based on the aroma, the malt and maple sweetness snatches the reins almost immediately and never lets go; fortunately, the hops manage to keep their own restraints on the sweetness and do an excellent job of making this beer one of the most balanced that have passed these lips. In short, the highly acclaimed 60 and 90 Minute IPAs combined in a bottle-conditioned environment with a delicious maple syrup addition (that miraculously is not cloying, and is actually well-hidden as a bit of a beer Easter Egg that the drinker knows is there from the get-go) makes for as great of a beer as one would expect; anything less would be a disappointment.

Mouthfeel: This is so drinkable it should be illegal to own more than one at a time. It is practically the Pringles of the beer world. The body is a perfect, creamy medium, so this stuff goes down like delicious-tasting, slightly thickened water. There is a bit of warmth from the alcohol (at only 7.5% ABV), but it is extremely slight and quite pleasant. The one serious blemish on this beer comes in on the palate, however: there is very little carbonation. Perhaps this should not be an issue, but in a beer as complex as this one (two different IPAs, each complex concoctions in their own right, plus the richness of maple syrup) carbonation would have really helped out to spread the flavors around and make sure that every bit of this otherwise-stellar beer got its turn in the spotlight. Still, the drinkability makes up for this because it goes down criminally easy.

Overall: This is a must have not only for hop lovers as the title (and Dogfish Head themselves) suggests but for any and every craft beer drinker. This is such a drinkable beer that I am slightly upset that Dogfish Head has not released these in four- or six-packs yet. The bomber is great, but the quaffability begs for a four- or six-pack treatment. The worst part (or best, really) is the undeniable fact that this beer gets better as it warms and you drink more of it. Dogfish Head, come back to Wisconsin. I need this in my fridge at all times… 18/20 (4,015 characters)

Photo of BeerMaverick
4.47/5  rDev +9%
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...). (1,149 characters)

Photo of Drazzamatazz
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few of these at Novare Res during their Dogfish event.

A: A sort of murky orange due to it being on cask, I noticed my second glass was a lot clear than the first. Very little head after it arrived to me, again, the nature of cask.

S: Some sweet floral hops blend into caramel and slight maple syrup. There is also some pine hop notes.

T: Hops are all resin and pine here, any floral notes before are completely blown away. I got a strange almost smoke flavor that I would guess is coming from the interplay of the malts with the resiny hops. Sweetness is right where it should be; I find 90 Minute way to sweet and this beer truly is somewhere between 60 and 90.

M: Nice cask conditioned body with a surprising alcohol presence. Finish has some lingering sweetness but is mostly bitter.

O: Out of their very large and often zany line-up 75 Minute certainly stands out from the rest. I'd say its one of their best and most grounded ales they make. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance, even if you aren't usually a Dogfish fan. (1,047 characters)

Photo of MisterDeeds
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange amber. Looks almost rusty.

Aroma is strong citrus and floral hops.

Very strong citrus-fruity sweetness. The hoppiness seems to have mellowed a bit in the cask, but it's still there for sure, and brings a nice little bitterness along. They come together very well.

The mouthfeel sets it apart from most casks I have had. It seems grainy almost chewy in a good way.

I usually have one or glasses from a cask and then move on. I could drink from this all night. (482 characters)

Photo of KKB
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – A beautiful polished brass body; copious amounts of very light off-white head that leaves streaks of lacing down the glass as it subsides with amazing retention as well. A gorgeous beer.

S – It really does smell a lot like the 60 and the 90 combined with a toasted bready/biscuit aroma, a goodly amount of citrus and pineapple hops, a caramel and spiciness to it as well. Smells very good.

T – Sweet citrus hops is in the forefront contributing wonderful and varying tastes of grapefruit and pineapple, much like in the nose, but this flavor intermingles in a much more complex manner in the taste than in the smell. There is a grand interplay of caramel maltiness, caramel and really an almost woody oaky element which could potentially be described as toast and biscuits as well but it is just a most pleasant melody of flavors in any case. Still not as good as the 90 minutes, IMO, but very good nonetheless. Different in it’s own special way.

M – The mouthfeel, like a lot of things done by DFH is just perfect. Carbonation is spot on and lasts throughout, smooth and silky, wonderfully crafted.

O – Overall this is near where I hold the 90 minute, which is in a very high tier, but falls just slightly short. Very well done and an awesome beer though, and one I shall certainly enjoy again. Definitely worth picking this up and I highly recommend it. (1,376 characters)

Photo of Doc_Hops
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (1,028 characters)

Photo of Kitt
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Eclectic malts, hops, with a sweet brown sugar undertone. Very pleasant. Poured a filtered rich amber with a weak head but persistent lacing. Taste: strong hops with a flash of bitterness that lingers nicely on the rear palate; ripe bananas and sugar -- I'm hitting on that maple syrup flavor here. Rich medium body with good viscosity. Carbonation is well balanced and alcohol present but not overwhelming. Excellent drinkibility - goes down smooth. Another memorable IPA from Dogfish. Will definitely indulge again! (524 characters)

Photo of Mounty4Life
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber into crispin glass...major head with delicate pour which doesn't bother me in good ipa cause I like to warm it for full flavor. Hazy orangish hop filled. Hop zesty goodness another good job by dogfish get you thinking what this reminds you of. I smell Gordon bierch marzen malt back bone with crazy hops to follow. Tastes of hops and malts and maple syrup that will have your tongue going for all the sugary aftertaste! Med/high Carb that the hops entertain your tongue . Overall my favorite of ipas from dogfish. I would love to try on tap and ran out bought up remaining 4 from local bottle shop at $12 a 22!! If was available would drink like 2 hearted or stone when desiring good ipa!! Really good taste great drinkability and German malt or something foreign catches my tastebuds that really balances it!! (817 characters)

Photo of fatmusic14
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
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. (494 characters)

Photo of TheBigLebrewski
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grab one, it's great. I prefer it to the sixty & the ninety, though I do greatly respect the 60 minute in particular. Less maple then I expected, particularly considering the brewer. Evidence of bottle fermentation is also minimal. Smell & flavor were damn, damn good. Appearance less than stellar, and mouthfeel provides a squeeze I don't need. Indeed, had I drank this blind, I mighttt have mentioned maple in the scent, but probably wouldn't have pinned it in the flavor. In sum, it seems the maple ends up mellowing an impressively blended IPA into a beguiling and deliciously mellow brew. (593 characters)

75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.