75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.78/5 rDev +15.7%
another great beer from dogfish head . had a very huge head had to pour delicately and not use my chilled glassware . the taste , aroma , and texture were a beautiful blend of this hand crafted piece of beer lovers paradise . I can't wait to taste it on tap again. can't wait from the anual vaca to the candy store for adult men(or any beer enthusiast). truley sucks that my favorite bar to 2 hours away .
04-06-2012 03:29:56 | More by hydrocentral
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
Appearance: Very white and creamy head with a long retention. This beer seems quite well carbonated, and continues to bubble well after pouring. Its color is a golden amber with an ever so slight pink hue. Its a pretty beer.
Smell: Very hoppy with slight sweet linger at the end which suggests the maple syrup taste.
Taste: A pleasant cross between the 90 minute and the 60 minute, this IPA definitely delivers the hoppy bitter bite but follows with a fascinating and lingering sweet feel on the part of the tongue that curves down your throat. The bitters stay sharp on the tip of the tongue but a slightly caramelized and chewy feel can be felt as well. A fascinating IPA that fits the style well, yet touches the outer limits of the style as well with its sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: I found the mouthfeel to be the most fascinating part about this beer. It is extremely velvety, and I would go as far as to say almost buttery on the tongue. It sits light but you can feel the maple syrup within it and the gelling chewiness of it. Carbonation provides an excellent crisp drink while leaving plenty of room for the sweet lingering after taste. This is a light and smooth yet chewy beer.
Overall: I highly enjoyed this beer. Great combination of two great beers, and great extra twist with the maple syrup. The mouthfeel is excellent, and the mix of bitter hops and the slight aftershock of maple syrup is deliciously palatable. I was expecting more of a maple syrup feel from the beer, but now that I’ve tasted it I’m glad they didn’t over sweeten it. Good beer.
04-06-2012 00:21:41 | More by Maxwell
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
750ml bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pour gently. No, gentler than that. I'm telling you, you need to--great, that's just great -- hazed, burnished gold body with a tall, long-lasting head stand of off-white foam.
Smell: Slices and slivers off fresh mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and sweet oranges atop sensibly-toasted biscuits marked by notes of resins, grasses, florals, and a little bit of maple.
Taste: Sweet touches of caramel and even maple paired with toasted bread, toasted biscuits. It's a brief malty meet-and-greet, you know, a few handshakes, hellos, then, it's off to the tropical, vibrantly fruity hops cut with some floral, resinous tones. Slight grassiness. Medium-plus bitterness. Slight hint of the alcohol. Small revival of the initial sweetness before the fruity, bittersweet finish that's just nice and sudsy from the carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Very slight viscous oiliness to the mouthfeel. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: I rather enjoyed myself. Delightful array of hop flavors smoothed with that little hint of maple and the vigorous carbonation is very effective at keeping things moving along nicely.
04-05-2012 20:09:02 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
On cask at their Rehobeth Beach brewpub.
A-hazy golden orange color with a fluffy white head and good amount of lacing. Lively.
S-fruity and hoppy, mild aroma for a 7.5. I do not pick up the maple on its own.
T-a nice blend of semi-sweet malt start and a dry,citrus hop finish. Tasty.
M-silky smooth and full bodied. No alcohol burn.
O- an all-around solid offering of taste and body. I was lucky to get it on cask. I have a bottle as well that I hope lives up to this.
04-05-2012 19:05:01 | More by NiceTaps
3.9/5 rDev -5.6%
Pored from bottle to pint glass the beer arrives a fairly clear copper amber color with a good 2 finger white head, decent retention and lacing. The nose is a bit different than I'd expect: a lot of caramel malt sweetness with a hint of maple syrup earthiness and hints of piney hop resin. Not as impressive as I would expect. The flavor improves on a disappointing nose in that the hop character is brighter and more vibrant with a more fuller citrus and pine and earthy quality. Smooth in character, what I'd expect in the nose. The maple flavor is a little subdued but provides a gentle layer that is pleasing. Finishes with a lingering caramel sweetness and mild bitterness. Creamy and smooth throughout. Overall, a treat to try, I wish the nose was a little more pronounced, aside from that a good brew!
04-05-2012 14:09:56 | More by hopfacebrew
4.23/5 rDev +2.4%
750 mL poured into shaped Dogfish pint glass.
A - Pours initially clear, then cloudy with the second half of the bottle due to the bottle conditioning "shtuff." Color is light copper and my initial pour generated a massive pillow of white head that rose above the rime and stuck around for a while. Good lacing.
S - Very well balanced aroma, with a malt base and some serious piney/grassy hops. I attribute some of the sweetness to the maple syrup, but it is hardly noticeable.
T - Starts with a noticeable maple syrup sweetness followed by a tart citrus twang in the middle, and finishes with some grassy hops and more syrup. I usually don't enjoy sweeter IPA's, but this one is delicious. The maple sweetness is light enough to keep it from being nauseatingly malty and rich as I find some IPA's can be. The hops are in perfect harmony with the sweetness and neither detracts from the other.
M - Good carbonation and a light-medium feel. The finish is moist and refreshing.
O - I enjoyed had this on cask at the DFH pub in Rehobeth, so I was excited when I learned they planned to bottle it. The prospect of a bottle conditioned IPA with maple syrup was intriguing. It has a wonderful complexity of flavors that all work well together. It could stand to have a bit more in the hops department, but that isn't what the were going for. I appreciate the unique aspect the maple syrup adds to this beer and overall it was very good. I will definitely get this one again.
04-05-2012 02:34:02 | More by NoLeafClover44
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
This beer pours a light bodied tarnished copper in color and a three finger, bright white soapy head. The nose is very smooth and mainly malt driven. I get nice soapiness and almost a touch of honey. There is also a touch of pine on the finish. It isn't as hoppy as t could be but it still has a really nice nose. The flavors are interesting as well. It's smooth and mellow. It's malt forward first with slight maple. The hops are there in almost an English style manner, very subtle. Despite not being "IPA esque" I still really like it. It's different and drinks exceptionally smooth. This beer is really approachable, and somewhere in pale ale territory with interesting treatments. The light and smooth mouthfeel make drinking the bottle by yourself a pleasure. I like this beer and I'd recommend it. It's too bad I had to find it in Florida since DFH pulled out of Indiana a year ago :( .
04-05-2012 01:08:58 | More by aasher
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured from the bottle into my Portsmouth tulip.
Poured very lightly, yet had to stop after 1 second because the head was growing to much. Unreal head on this beer. Almost to the point where it was annoying to pour it. Appeared a golden orange color, 5 finger head that stuck around for a while.
Smelled of citrusy hops, some alcohol, and some sweetness. Didn't really detect the maple syrup smell, though could tell there was some sort of sugar additive, as it was very very sweet smelling.
Tasted like a fairly standard citrusy heavy IPA. Didn't detect the syrup in the taste either. Pretty refreshing, however, and the ABV was masked pretty well.
Mouthfeel was a bit too carbonated for me. Made it a light drinker but would have liked it to have more of a moderate feel.
Overall, not bad. I'd say I like it better than 60 minute, but not as much as 90, and not even close to 120. Not bad, but think they missed the mark on the syrup addition.
04-04-2012 23:44:14 | More by TWStandley
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
Hugely fluffy head, over two fingers thick without really doing an aggressive pour. Slightly hazed burnt orange color, not too dark, kind of like orange honey maybe. The head stays forever and slathers thick walls of lace on the glass. Doesn't really get better looking than this.
Hugely inviting smell. The hops do their citric thing, but the maple syrup usurps attention and mingles nicely with the hops, almost giving a brown sugar vibe to the overall aroma.
Weird. I expected this to taste exactly like what it is: a meeting between 60 and 90 Minute. But it doesn't really. It's almost bracingly bitter, and the maple syrup doesn't factor into the flavor as much as it does in the aroma. Does this mean it's bad? Definitely not, just didn't meet my particular expectations. So, it's pretty intensely herbal in nature, tea-like and somewhat astringent, and as said, quite bitter. The maple syrup shows up more as a ghostly afterthought in the finish. Pretty dry, too.
Fairly exuberant bubbles here, providing an interestingly soft yet sturdy tickle on the tongue. Very very interesting feel...hard to describe.
Appearance and Smell had me thinking this was going to be on the level of Squall or something, but no, it's a whole other sort of beast. One to sip slowly and ponder. It's not quite as simplistic as its concept makes it seem. I appreciate its depth and character.
04-04-2012 22:35:57 | More by Metalmonk
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
Well i did like it overall but it was a little disappointing thinking that this might surpass my love for 90 and Burton Baton. Its pours golden with a huge fluffy head, a little over carbed. Its a little more on the 60 min side with flavor, ture balance though. Huge hop flavors balanced perfectly with the typical DFH malt backbone and sweet maple sryup. The maple is not dominant, just balances out the hops. Nice flavor, but nothing beats a Burton.
04-04-2012 22:13:47 | More by CampusCrew
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
Really excited that they started bottling this for the masses! Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a DFH Signature Glass...
A - Pours a a pretty cloudy and murky amber color with some golden hues around the edges of the glass. A surprisingly HUGE, bone-white head forms about 3 fingers thick and retains quite well. REALLY significant lacing.
S - There is a solid mixture of pine, citrus, and some slight bitterness from the hops. There is a really strong malty, bready aroma that complements the hop aroma nicely. Orange, lemon and some slight woody, earthy notes come out. No maple presence whatsoever on the aroma.
T - The taste is really enjoyable. Flavors of citrus hops give it notes of orange, tangerine, and apricot. There is a slight spiciness as well which I attribute to the piney, grassy hops. There is a really earthy flavor to the profile. The maple doesn't really stand out, but you can tell it adds a certain touch of sweetness to the beer.
M - Medium bodied beer that has a medium amount of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy. Slight bite from the hops here and there, but overall really nice.
O - I thoroughly enjoyed this one; more so than when I had it on cask at the Brewpub. It is a very approachable beer that, to me, is quite sessionable. Great beer to split with friends on a hot summer day...which I will hopefully be doing very soon!
04-04-2012 14:17:35 | More by KAP1356
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is a mix of grass, apricots and orange from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor has a great mix of hops, with some orange and pine, as well as some apricot and mango notes. There is also a little bit of sweetness from the toffee and biscuit malt, which keep the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink.
04-04-2012 02:52:59 | More by Mora2000
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle dated 2012B. Poured in to Duvel tulip.
A - Poured golden orange with a huge amount of thick, bubbly egg shell coloured head that is likely a bi-product of the bottle conditioning. The head retention is excellent leaving long legs on the sides of the glass.
S - Pine and grapefruit up front with a touch of peppery spice and a fairly prominent bitterness. The hop profile is well balanced by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Not getting the maple syrup specifically but it likely contributes to the sweetness.
T - A big bitterness up front with pine, grapefruit, pepper and grassy notes. The malt backbone provides a great balance with sweet caramel and some candy sugar flavours. The maple syrup is not specifically noticeable. The bitterness returns in the finish.
M - Medium body and full of fresh hop oils. Moderate carbonation.
04-04-2012 00:34:14 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
The beer pours a nice semi clean copper color, nice light amber hues and hints of honey and bronze, but the shocking thing is the head. It literally explodes up the glass, it took about 5 minutes to settle down and be drinkable. Finally, about 2-3 fingers of head sits on the glass that has great retention and yields some fantastic sticky, yet soapy lacing along the sides of the glass. The nose is interesting, lots of caramel malt and some impressive maple aromas that adds a fair amount of sweetness. Sappy, earthy hops sneak out after the malt and finishes with some lighter citrus notes. The flavors are much more enjoyable, at least to my palate, the hops are smooth and light and very sweet, bigger on the citrus, nice notes of lemon and grapefruit. The maple is subtle in flavor, but adds a significant amount of sweetness, while the malts balance out the finish, and add some earthiness and in a sense dirtiness to what is a very bright series of flavors. The body is nice and smooth, very creamy and silky as it goes down, which definitely works with the sweeter maple flavors.
Verdict: Very creative IPA here from DFH, which comes as no surprise. The hops aren’t overly bitter and the unique maple sweetness is not unwelcome and goes perfectly with the creamy body. I love Sam’s creativity and inquisitive nature around beer and how Dogfish pushes the limits of style. This is definitely one to check out, and could be a home run for someone who likes a maltier East Coast style IPA, but for me, I’ll stick to the stuff out west.
04-03-2012 03:26:43 | More by kevanb
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a bright, clear golden orange color with a big frothy head that retains its peaks and ridges for quite some time.
Smells of rich citrus such as lemon zest, grassy, herbal, mild esters, and light malts. The dry hopping wins here.
Wow... taste is completely different from the smell. I didnt know what to expect but I am pleasantly surprised. Lots of malt. Faint notes of cocoa, caramel, and a mild bitter finish.
Light to medium bodied, thinner than I expected, but nice carbonation to tingle the tongue.
Tasty treat and a bit different from its 60, 90, and 120 cousins. There is distinct malt characters that really shine in this beer.
04-03-2012 03:26:09 | More by phiberoptik
75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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