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75 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004

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Photo of leaddog
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a golden amber/copper hue with three fingers of frothy, fluffy white head.

Smell - Citrusy hops, caramel malts, grapefruit and tropical fruit, slight hint of sweetness from maple syrup.

Taste - Moderately strong citrus hop bitterness with the sweetness of maple cutting through it, making for a great balance. Accented by grapefruit, caramel and tropical fruit flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight fluffiness/airiness to the body.

Overall - Dogfish Head delivers again on another stellar and unique IPA. Maple syrup cuts through the bitterness quite nicely to give the overall flavour the balance it needs.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Bold gold, cloudy, tremendous white sticky head .Head has retention and significant lacing.
S: little grassy, light lemon notes, not too strong on either
T: Light citrus and a little nutty early. Malts are there but give way to the sharp bitter hops taste.
M: carbonation on tongue up front, coating malt and dry little tug for second half of taste.
O: Damn good, excellent!

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Photo of hreb
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours pale in color with a gigantic white head. Familiar dogfish IPA aroma, big on floral and citrusy hops. Loaded with carbonation. Does indeed taste like a sweeter take on Dogfish 60. I get sugar crystals on my tongue, rather than a syrupy sweetness. The beer itself is quite thin and dry. There's only the slightest suggestion of any Maple flavor. I actually get a little bit of oakiness on the back of the palate. Can't explain that. The real stars here are the massive dry hopping and epic hop profile.

Delicious, but 90 is still better. Probably.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

looks good, orange-amber with plenty of head and sticky sheets of lacing,

Aroma and flavor are mixed between a smooth malty backbone and well balanced citrusy hops. Not the typically bite-oriented mix of 60 and 90 that I was expecting, but much more malt-oriented. Not sure what the goal was here, but it's not real stand-out like many DFH ales.

Body is medium to rich with a moderately malty finish.

Of all the DFH beers, this one isn't my most fav or most "impressed by."

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Photo of drewsif22
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a craft bottle into a pint glass.

A - On pour, there formed a great head. The amount of lacing is excellent. The color is a nice amber hue.

S - Not terribly strong, but certainly notes of citrus from the hops. Slight amount of caramel, just as 90 minute, and maybe even some of the maple syrup that it's brewed with. Certainly sweet smelling.

T - Kind of strikes that perfect balance between the 60 and 90 minute. Definitely not boozy. Has an extra hint of sweetness that I credit to the maple syrup that's added to it. The citrusy hops are prevalent. Just like 60 and 90, though, this IPA is more balanced between hops and malt.

M - Maybe one of its best qualities. I like the extra carbonation that's put in this, as it makes it smoother and gives it more head. This makes its body feel a bit more full, which is kind of nice for an IPA.

O - Excellent. If you like 60 or 90 (or both), it's definitely worth trying. If you're looking for an IPA that's more on the malty side, this is also a good option.

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

750ml bottle poured into the DFH IPA glass
A: Burnt orange color; formed a huge head even with a slow pour
S: Earthy, some floral/citrus hops and a nuttiness
T: Overall matches the nose. Not getting a lot of maple, but that's likely the nuttiness. Definitely a distinct earthiness I rarely find this bold
M: Medium-bodied, dry
O: A unique & well made IPA worth a try

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Photo of MattyG85
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 10/31/2013.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head that actually holds up fairly well. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fruity and fairly sweet hop forward aroma with earthy hints, citrus, and sweet syrup. Hoppy upfront with earthy hints of grass and some spicy pine. Zesty citrus hop presence with hints of orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and slight apricot. Sweet bready malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and yeast. The sweet scent of maple syrup is noticeable. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a zesty, fruity, and fairly earthy IPA taste with a nice kick of sweet syrup. Mix of hops upfront with earthy notes of grass and spicy pine. Juicy citrus hop presence with notes of orange rind, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and some apricot. Sweet and toasty malt presence with notes of caramel, toffee, yeast, biscuit, and toast. Sweet notes of the added maple syrup come through as well. A big and nicely balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, creamy, and somewhat oily and syrupy. Finishes somewhat dry. Nicely smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a IPA. Good citrus hop presence with a solid balance of sweetness from the added maple syrup. Good to have Dogfish Head back at the MN/WIS border.

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Photo of Ego
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

big fluffy head even on an easy pour, in the 2 finger range, cloudy dull orange hue with lots of bubbles competing for my attention, the head is a floating mass and grips all over the glass for dear life

zesty, lemony seltzer, fresh citric hop aroma with zero off notes, deeper cone aroma is also apparent under the lemon umbrella, the malt does fight a little to be heard but man you better listen carefully, ditto on the maple syrup - just a faint note, for an IPA this does smell really nice

taste etc...
initial hops... and some strange sweetness, definite crisp carbonation bite which I dig (keeps it refreshing), the hops have a nice bittering bent but do not over do it - this is probably also in concert with the maple syrup and bottle conditioning, although the bottle conditioning doesn't feel as apparent as it does in a beer like say Long Trails unfiltered IPA or 3 Floyds Dreadnaught (again I suspect the maple syrup is playing a role here), the maple becomes more assertive more into the bottle and seems to balance out more as I go on (and perhaps my palate is adjusting as well), some nice warming is apparent from the elevated (but not astronaut in love crazy) ABV, this drinks beautifully feel wise - carbonation is sharp and this has a nice full body, the hops are almost perfumy in your mouth as well

the bottom of the bottle is the winner, the flavors are all amplified including the maple which almost adds a smoky-ish type element

DFH knows IPAs, that is pretty damn apparent. this is a very interesting and super drinking brew. It does not hit it out of the proverbial park for me personally but that said it is damn solid no doubt. Great hop flavor and the bottle conditioning adds just the right touch of complexity.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of Lederer85
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really cool flavor profile for an IPA. I don't normally think about drinking beer with my breakfast but this flavor explosion can pull up a chair at the table. Realistically speaking it is a great mix up for IPA fans and the maple flavor is very prominent on the tongue but other than that runs similar in flavor to the breweries other IPAs with floral american hop heavy flavor.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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!

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Photo of jmw4437
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.15/5  rDev -23%
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.

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Photo of timwardjr
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of TxMdScotty298
5/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

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Photo of Roguer
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of delta490
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
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

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Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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