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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Reviews: 612
Hads: 3,297
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 278
Gots: 590 | 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: 612 | Hads: 3,297
Photo of Cmack15
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light copper color no head

Aroma: very citrus and sweet, reminded me of a fresh grapefruit

Taste: sweet and citrus but the sweet was a fruit taste not from the malt. The taste was so good and unique I really liked the taste

Mouth Feel: I had this on cask so not much carbonation and no head but real easy to sip.

Wow I loved this beer very yummy. I could make this a session beer even tho it has 7.5% abv

Cheers (429 characters)

Photo of MVotter
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA pours into a chalice a clear gold, with a gigantic off-white head.

S - ...wonderful fresh hop aroma; citrus with a hint of pine.

T - This review is going to be biased because I'm a dry-hop head. The hops dominate, more so than in the 90-minute Dogfish offering, imo. The taste rotates between bitter notes and hints of sweetness; malts instrumental in giving this beer its balance.

M - Marvelous. The body is akin to a "bigger" beer. But, that's okay with me.

O - Terrific brew. Hop heads will love it. Not as strong a dry-hop experience as a SN Torpedo, but reminiscent. It's more balanced than a Torpedo. Simply delicious. (663 characters)

Photo of Beer_Runner
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No "enjoy by" date.
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: It poured to a thick, dense, cream colored, three-finger head. The color was a light copper to almost golden, and a little cloudy. It was clear enough to see the carbon bubbles raising.

S: The aroma has a touch of sweetness and some light pine hops. The aroma was very mild.

M: It has a medium to heavy body and a lot of carbonation, and it leaves a slick coating.

T: It begins with a hop rush that is earthy with a little pine. It is a big hop taste that is balanced by the molassas sweetness.

O: A pleasantly earthy, piney hop bomb. The molassas keeps the bitterness from going over the top.
This is an interesting take on an IPA. It stands out from a crowded feild. It is bold in the eathyness of the hops and the molassas provides a backbone that is strong enough to offset the hops and stand out on its own because to the sweet molassas flavor. (920 characters)

Photo of hopstermonster1
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA had a nice soft citrus taste. It was not extremely hoppy, but the presence of the cascade hops is definitely noticeable. I had Dogfish 60, 90 & 120 minute IPA's and I favor this one the most. Unfortunately, it is very limited. If you enjoy an IPA that is not extremely powerful (ex. imperial IPA), I would recommend drinking this. It's 7.5% ABV. The appearance has a nice golden/orange hue. I was expecting to taste more maple syrup because Dogfish uniquely use this ingredient when they blend the 60 & 90 minute together. However, I did notice a slight sweetness to the beer that I find enjoyable. This beer is limited and I suggest you try tasting it before it is gone. You will not be disappointed. (710 characters)

Photo of cjoc83
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle purchased for $9.99 at Wegmans in Downingtown, PA. Bottled on date only listed as "bottled in 2012", and then what looks like a time stamp of 11:50. Not super helpful, but whatever. Pours a moderately hazy light copper color, with strawberry blonde hues when held up to the light. A little over 2 fingers of bright white head hangs around for a while before receding to a cap and leaves nice patches of lace.

A lot of dank, herbal pine in the nose, accompanied by some grapefruit rind, slight pineapple, and some sweet malts. Not really getting any maple syrup in the nose, but still a great smelling IPA.

Some juicy citrus hops greet the palette at first, with mostly grapefruit and grapefruit rind with a little mango, then some sweet caramel malts in the middle of the tongue before finishing off with a nice, healthy dose of piney bitterness that is cut by some faint maple syrup sweetness. A little, almost tart-like pineapple is noticeable in the finish as well. Still not getting as much maple syrup as I'd hoped for, but definitely much more noticeable in the taste than the smell.

Medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a bittering, dry finish. Smooth. The hops linger for a little in the mouth, but aren't overbearing.

This is very, very good stuff here, folks. I would have liked just a tad more maple syrup, but the rest of the beer is a super solid IPA, borderline dIPA territory with the heady hop profile. The more I drink unfiltered IPA's, the more I'm coming to realize that that is where the flavor I want is. Grab it if you can. (1,569 characters)

Photo of DawnL
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (411 characters)

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)

75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.