75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,266 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,266
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 275
Gots: 572 | 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 polloenfuego
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a tulip.

A: copper golden in color with a full three finger head which breaks down slowly leaving some thick lacing.

S: sweet citrus and pine hops.

T: hops come forward, but the taste is not overpowering. There is a sweetness unlike any other IPA I have had before. It is unusual but enjoyable.

M: moderate carbonation and mouth feel.

O: nice, but unexpected. I had some notions of this being a little sweeter because of the maple syrup, but that didn't come through for me. An interesting cross up between DFHs two very popular IPAs though.

Photo of BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Updated review.
Have had numerous times before, both bottled and on tap. Excellent beer on all fronts (4.25).
But last night we stopped by DFH Rehoboth to treat some out of town family, and found they had 75 on cask. Every once in a while the stars align, and it happened for us. 75 Min was born to be served via cask. Started off our night, and It was outstanding. All the special flavors characteristic of the 75 min blend just exploded in a sensual creamy decadent sipper. We drank a lot of DFH afterwards last night and had a great time, but agreed we could have gone the whole night just kickin back sippin off the 75 cask. Well done!

Photo of jmw4437
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a hazy golden amber color. The beer forms a large long lasting creamy off-white head which dissipated around the edges of the glass first leaving a marshmallow like column of small suds standing on top of the beer.

S: The smell is typical for an IPA, dominated by citrus and piney notes.

T: The taste hints a an overly strong hop flavor but never reaches that mark keeping the beer drinkable and enjoyable. The addition of the maple syrup seems to have mellowed out the sharp bite that hops can often add.

M: The beer feels smooth on the palette with a very creamy head. It however does not retain the bite that is sometimes present with a carbonated drink.

O: I would definitely recommend this beer as an IPA for anyone looking for something a bit off-center, something which Dogfish Head does very well.

Photo of snaotheus
3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours with a huge fluffy head. Clear yellow-golden. Head fades and leaves clumps on the side of the glass. Smell is grassy, piney, floral sweet.

Taste is odd. Something a little funky-off about it. Maybe some soapy flavor. Not a total loss, because there's some noticeable sweetness.

Mouthfeel is thin, light, slick. Overall, not too impressed. I'll finish it, but not with delight.

Photo of timwardjr
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz brown bottle.

A - Copper in color, with nice clarity, a tight, frothy head, and good lacing.

S - Very malt-forward in the nose. Roasty with a nutty character.

T - Again, big malt presence here. Toffee sweetness dominates, but the hops push in with earthy, leafy flavors and a bitterness to balance. Presence of maple at the back end.

M - Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

O - Overall, an excellent beer. The characteristics strike a nice balance between the 60 and the 90 minute brews, and the addition of the maple nicely compliments the malt complexity.

Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a orange amber color with a fluffy white head.

The nose has orange, citrus, pine, big sweet bready malt, and some earthy pine notes.

The flavor follows with lemon, grapefruit, and pine with a sweet caramel bready malt. There's maybe a bit of the maple in the finish.

The beer surely tastes like a mix of 60 and 90. I do enjoy the balance between the two and it gives the beer a good body and flavor profile.

Photo of TxMdScotty298
5/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Photo of Roguer
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge pale head from a turbulent pour. Lively orange-copper brew with tons of carbonation; almost opaque. Great head retention, and nice lacing.

Typical IPA: bright and hoppy. Floral, maybe a little citrus, and some mild malt background (caramel, grain, honey). Less metallic than 60 minute; less malty than 90 minute.

First dose is malts, lighter on the maple syrup; not quite caramel, but very smooth and honey-like. Hops come in secondary, bright and floral, with a hint of undefined citrus and pine. Third wave is again malts, with more of a hint of the maple syrup. Slight astringency. Extremely well-balanced and smooth.

Very smooth mouthfeel; medium, almost medium-full. Syrupy feel without coming across as an overripe DIPA. Not super lively in the mouth; no carbonation sting, and absolutely no sense of ABV at all. Very mild (and dry) hop oil coating of the mouth, which leaves a slightly flat and earthy aftertaste, but also freshens up the palate, asking for a new sip.

This is an excellent, excellent beer. I may like it better than either 60 or 90 minute. The maple syrup is extremely subdued, but that's probably a good thing. The overall beer is phenomenally drinkable, and superbly balanced.

Photo of delta490
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a bright amber. Clear with no carbonation. Short-lived head is bright white and lasts a while.

S- subtle but good. Grapefruit/citrus hop dominates.

T- the taste is a great blend of the hops citrus and the strong malt backbone.

M- a bit hit of bitterness dominates upfront then is smoothed out by the malt.

O- an outstanding blend of the 60 and 90 minute.

Photo of utopiajane
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy and orange amber. Has golden hues and a fat head of off white foam, fine and soft that won't fall ever. Leaves a thick layer on top. There is some streaming effervescence coming up from the bottom. The lacing is outrageous. Thick , wet glorious lace. Sticky sheets of it that just sit on the side of the glass.

Nose is sensational with sweetness. Lush and layered sweetness. Tropical fruit, orange, orange rind and light caramel. There is a coconut presence overall that is milky and light. You may have to wait until it warms a bit before you fully realize the coconut scent. There's some lemon zest to lighten and brighten and a pine that is earthy.

Taste is remarkably soft and sophisticated. You are expecting some kind of fruit blast but it's silky instead. The surprising gentle nature of the sweetness is accented by shy toasted grains. Then, a tartness from grapefruit to excite and remind you that there is a hop presence here.A gentle bitter comes in with the pine. The resin is light, the pine is earthy. The grains are earthy and there's a light fresh grass. Maple syrup lends a sticky feeling to the body of the beer but it's light and makes you want to lick your lips. Alcohol is a bit warming and it finishes with pine and orange.

This beer was so smooth as not to be believed at first. The hop bitter and grapefruit were softly defiant to the sweetness. Seamless and full without heaviness.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown bottling date (2013 vintage), poured into my NEBCO Ghandi-Bot snifter, drank 9/22/13 over an hour.

A: 3/3 -beautiful golden-brown coloration, high clarity (can see and even read through through), carbonation is huge on first pour and persists as a one finger frothy white head through the session, mild-to-moderate alcohol legs

S: 7/12 - picking up tons of Cascade notes, which, in excess, has always smelled like bleach to me; not a fan...

T: 15/20 - on the anterior tongue, I get an intense Cascade bitterness with those "bleach-like": flavors predominating; in the middle of the mouth, I was waiting for some of the maple syrup sweetness, which did appear but, unfortunately, not nearly as much as I would have liked; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming in the taste

M: 3/5 - moderate bodied and but overcarbonated to me for an American IPA

O: 7/10 - one of my first IPA loves was 90 Minute IPA, I've gotten blasted into outer space on 120 Minute and have come to appreciate 60 Minute as a solid East Coast IPA; unfortunately, I don't see what this beer adds beyond the aforementioned and I sincerely wish that the maple syrup was more present in the flavor; it's an overall meh for me.

TOTAL = 35/50

Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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

750Ml poured into a tulip

A- A hazy amber color with a two finger off white head.

S- A lot of cascade hops. A lighter side of fruityness. A bit of a sugary sweetness.

T- On the sweeter side at first. I dont taste much of the syrup but it does add to the sweetness and the feel of the beer. The hops are typical cascade. A slight fruityness, more of a fruity pebbly like taste. A bit of onion but a subtle hop profile. The malts are somewhat plain but bring out the hops.

M- A thicker feel for an IPA. I think its mostly from the syrup. Not too bitter. But very drinkable.

O- A nice IPA. right inbetween the 60 and 90. Its a slightly different take on the base beers but doesnt veer too far off the beaten path to justify the price. Worth trying.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 minute IPA a beautiful experience thus far after my first pour, paired with one of my favorite all time cigars CLE cuarenta which is a beautiful diadema tapered at each end tailored for Christian Eirora's 40th birthday. Overall a great experience between the roasted tobacco notes and black pepper I'm getting from the cigar, along with a perfume like spice note this is complex tobacco. The beer looks super cloudy amber ruby hued with a light khaki tan head forming fine lace in my chalice glass. Aroma has citrus with a complex sugar layer full of hops and maple syrup partially fermented out. Barrel aging can't be ruled out this is a refined IPA less hop machismo than either 60 minute IPA or 90 minute IPA. Flavors collide nicely with oak barrel aging and hops on the horizon, super complex malts and sugars blend it all into a balanced beast of an IPA. Mouthfeel has bitter aspects with alcohol soothing the backend it doesn't finish hot but the alcohol is definitely noticeable wow, what a beer. Overall the perfect beer to pair with a complex cigar don't think you have to have a scotch or bourbon to pair with your cigar when there is ale out there this complex.

Photo of Gregaroo
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So, so, so good. Tapped the cask right on the 18th Street side of the bar. Dude in a button button-down had a taster, then questioned his outfit, the 75 Minute was so good. Folks dressed in black suits (who apparently had missed their funeral), guffawed out loud as they asked "what's a cask"?, as they innocently dismissed their lost colleague. 75 Minute. 75 Minute in a cask. 75 Minute in a cask at City Taphouse in Philly. I'll see you tomorrow.

Photo of gr0g
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Six week old bottle. Bottle conditioning contributes to a long-lasting creamy head over three fingers high. Color is a hazy golden amber. When that head does finally fade, there's some chunky lacing left in its wake. A very floral aroma that showcases C hops and has a nice balance of citrus and pine. I expected a bigger blast of aroma from the supposedly insane level of dry hopping, but it's still very satisfying.

75 really does taste like a blend of 60 and 90, although you could also describe it as a "bigger 60." Bitterness and hop flavors are amplified as is the malt body, although there's no trace of sweetness or slight booziness as in the 90. Starts out with citrusy pine that leads into a pithy, bitter, dry finish. Despite the prodigious carbonation, the mouthfeel does not suffer.

All in all, this is a very good IPA, nicely balanced IPA. The bottle conditioning with maple syrup is an interesting twist that makes for a great looking beer, but otherwise adds nothing.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.18/5  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.

Photo of drned
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In reading other reviews, I realized they were reviewing two entirely different beers. The bottled stuff is made with added maple that adds an underlying sugar thats supplements the malt with a notable effect. "Pub made" 75 is a draw from 60 and a draw fron 90, and you get what the barkeep, not the brewer, measures by eye. Take it for what it is. Its not what they botle, but an in-between made up ib thy fly. Naturally in, consistent, its still a good bar option when you are in the pub. Not great, but drinkable when Mama bear and Papa bear are not what you want.

Photo of BB1313
3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on date is smeared, but I can make out that it was bottled in July of 2013. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy burnt golden; huge chunky eggshell white head that doesn't dissapear and leaves nice lacing and retention. Amazing looking beer. The aromas are full of caramel malts and lots of oranges. There are hints of pine needles as well. The flavors are sharp and crisp, but the malts do cut down on the aggressive bitterness. There are hints of maple as advertised, giving it a subtle sweetness and a resinous taste. There's some grass in the mix giving it an earthiness. I'm also picking up on some lemon zest. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice; feels medium-bodied. The carbonation is moderate, but active. It's pretty creamy as well. This is a pretty clean beer. There's definitely an English influence on this one.

I'd say 75 Minute doesn't match up to its counterparts. I'd personally prefer of 60 or 90 over this. The craftsmanship is definitely there, which it gets extra credit for. It's an enjoyable beer, but nothing to write home about, in my opinion. The hop flavors and aromas don't seem to shine. Reguardless of me not being crazy about the aromas and flavors, it's still a pretty fun beer to drink, like most DFH beers. I recall enjoying this much more in the past. I hate to sound so harsh, because I'm a longtime DFH fan.

Photo of Isoruku
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Honestly, I was reluctant to try this beer. Maple syrup? Yuck. But I was wrong. I was abroad and wanted some foreign friends to try American micro-brewed beers. So I had a colleague bring over two bottles from the States. He chose Racer 5 IPA, which I love, and 75 Minute, something I had never tried.

And I was hesitant to be the Guinea Pig. So my interpreter went first. He raved about it! So I switched from my Racer 5 and sipped a bit of 75 Minute, and what a surprise! The maple syrup remains in the background, but brings a certain alchemy to this beer, making it a complex, subtle, and malty drink.

If you too are reluctant, I don't blame you. But the syrup itself is barely detectable and serves as the perfect medium for this IPA.

Try it, you'll like it.

Photo of cjgiant
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

NOTE: At the brewpub, they still "hand-mix" the 60 and 90 Minute, so I could probably do a slightly different review each time.

I have had this beer numerous times at Dogfish Head brew pubs, but actually doing a review made me think more about how much I really like it, especially compared to the multitude of options now available.

A: amber mostly clear, carbonation present. Head has retention and significant lacing.
S: little grassy, light lemon notes, not too strong on either
T: Light citrus and a little nutty initial taste. This gives way to the main malt-heavy yet grassy-bitter hops taste. The combination tastes a little woody to me.
M: carbonation on tongue up front, coating malt and dry little tug for second half of taste.
O: had always enjoyed this as a nice balance between 60 and 90. This still holds true. It's a solid offering, but nothing in it makes me out it over the top. I thought I'd rate it higher, and I still enjoy it, but not as much as I did or as other options out there.

My recent glasses have seemed maybe a little more on the 90 side (is it bad the bartenders know me). Maybe that has nothing to do with it.

Photo of MCain04
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Large format bottle, 6 months from bottling date, poured into a Spiegelau snifter.

Pours a fairly clear orange body with a large head of creamy color, large bubbles with great retention, pretty beer.

Interesting nose, not overpowering, smells similar to DFH's 90 minute with citrus and grapefruit nods but also a noticeable maple syrup aroma.

Definitely a unique taste. I get the similar hop profile from DFH's 90 and 60 minute brews although toned down. The maple is definitely present and clamors for attention throughout the brew. A lot more oaky than I was expecting as well. A little watery. I wouldn't say the flavors meld perfectly together, but they complement decently. DFH's IPAs are malty to start with, so there is a lot of sweetness here.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, moreso than you'd expect for a 7.5% IPA, is a little sweet and cloying but finishes dry enough

Overall this is an interesting experiment and one I'd like to try fresh for comparison. A solid offering from DFH but it wouldn't make it onto my everyday rotation.

Photo of rand
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 750 mL bottle to nonic pint glass

A: The brew is an opaque apricot-orange in appearance and forms a huge marshmallow-y head that almost never recedes.

S: Has a strangely subdued nose for the style, although I wonder if the huge pillowy head is blocking the bouquet. Wet floral hops are first detected; earthy and tea-like. Biscuity malts balance, with notes of citrus rind lingering.

T: The flavors are more distinct, and the tea-like floral hops are right up front. The hop profile yields notes of orange pith and grass. The honey-sweet aspects are weighty, with subtle notes of ripe fruit. There's a slight metallic note toward the end - not quite phenolic or spicy, but minerally, and it throws the palate off a bit. But it doesn't linger in the bitter-sweet, medium finish.

M: Chewy and creamy in texture, a lot like a higher ABV brew. Ample carbonation keeps the palate clean between sips.

Not a bad brew, fairly layered and interesting. This is distinctly NOT a West Coast style, which is normally my preference, but this works with what they were trying to do.

Photo of Querty8
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big fan of Dogfish...finally found this beer at their brewpub in Delaware...cask conditioned.

A - Muddy, cloudy brown...bubbly on top
S - Hops, spiciness, caramelized sugar...among other amazing scents.
T - Perfect. Like a brown ale followed by hops and spice...aftertaste of sugar
M - Served at 55º...creamy just amazing

O - I've never had this beer from a bottle for regular tap line but I'm sure its amazing, as are their other beers. If you ever come across a cask of this beer, even if you don't like IPA's....GET IT!

Photo of TBoneJones
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my chalice with a hazy, pulpy-looking apricot golden with a one finger thick head that doesn't stick around.
I smell orange peel, herb notes, a light pine scent as well. Smells quite refreshing to me.
Tastes similar to what my nose picked up. It's juicy and then bitter, with the citrus dominating and, to my pleasant surprise, the maple syrup takes a muted back seat to the hops. Whatever role the syrup plays I like the end whole result, as an IPA flavored like maple syrup appeals to me in no way whatsoever. It comes off to me as a unique IPA with citrus zest. Of all other DFH IPA's I've tried, the citrus profile of this one reminds me most of the retired Squall. I least favor the 60 minute, but for a blend of the 60/90, this works. There's a puckering tart in the finish, yet doesn't come off overly dry. Nicely balanced, and with medium carbonation, and a lighter body makes for smooth sipping. Would like to see 6-packs. I hope this is on Texas shelves more regularly; should i have picked up more than one bottle?

75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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