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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,211 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,211
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 267
Gots: 543 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 3,211 | Reviews: 611
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3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy amber with prodigious head of ornate, frilly, and beautiful lace. Lovely!

Aroma: Crisp and hoppy, with something sweet and malty present underneath it all. I want to think that it’s the maple syrup, but maybe it’s just the maltiness I’m getting, or perhaps the bottle’s been aged a bit (there seems to be no bottle dating here).

Taste: Heavy! Hops abound here, but again, there’s something else going on here. The maple syrup adds a different element — a little spicy, a little sweet. Finishes a tad dry but definitely smooth. Absolutely solid and enjoyable. A nice twist on the usual IPA.

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4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Initially poured a clear golden orange color, which became an opaque dark amber towards the bottom of the 750ml bottle. Has a huge, very thick head, and lots of lacing that sticks around a long time.

Smell – Malt, floral hops, lemon, and honey. There’s also something else going on - it’s probably the maple syrup though I wouldn’t have come up with that if it wasn’t on the bottle.

Taste – Malt, slightly bitter floral hops, and lemon. There’s also a sweetness, though I can’t tell if it’s honey or maple syrup. Probably a little of each.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated, smooth, slightly oily, with a touch of bitterness.

Drinkability – This is a decent IPA, though I definitely prefer their 90 Minute.

Photo of Buschyfor3
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Split a 750mL bottle with a friend last weekend. Served in an IPA glass.

A: Hazy/cloudy, amber-orange body; 2 fingers worth of white, rocky foam; good head retention and sticky rings of lacing mark notches down the side of the glass on the drink down.

S: Hop forward on the nose - like fresh grated citrus zest, orange peel and pine needles; there is a noticeable honey sweetness on the nose as well - I wonder if this is actually the maple syrup? In any case, it seems to have more of a honey quality than maple syrup; some stale cracker notes peek from behind the sweetness; as the glass warms, the sweetness competes with a growing whiff of fusel alcohol.

T: Following the nose, the initial dose of flavor is citrus zest and pine needles, contributing to a bittering initial impression; then the bitterness is eased with suggestions of honey sweetness - again, I'm guessing this probably has something to do with the maple syrup, but it tastes like honey, not syrup; stale cracker and biscuit from the malt profile grow beneath the sweetness, lending some balance to the initial hoppy burst, transitioning into the finish which sees lingering notes of pithy citrus quickly dry up as a growing pep of alcohol makes its presence felt.

M: Slightly syrupy, soft body, with very fine carbonation; the bottle conditioning works quite nicely.

O: I'll say this, 75min is an exercise in compromise, and while it is a solid IPA, I'm not sure it is necessarily better than it's component parts. 90min is one of my higher rated IPAs (admittedly, a style category that I'm not the most fond of) and one common knock against it that I often hear is that it is too sweet (I personally don't mind the sweetness). On the other hand, 60min is a solid IPA, but without the same intensity or complexity of the 90min. 75min splits the middle - hop forward, not to sweet, but with enough balance between the two. Unfortunately, the addition of maple syrup seems to fall flat - it didn't have the kind of impact on the palate that I was expecting, and there wasn't any real noticeable maple flavor at all. The bottle conditioning, however, was a nice twist, and the mouthfeel was one of the better aspects of this beer. Worth a try, sure, DFH's quality at least earns my money for one bottle, but I'm not sure I would reach for this again over the 90min.

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3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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