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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

2,847 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,847
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 213
Gots: 382 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004)
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Photo of hoody711
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%

My third review, and they have all been DFH for some reason. Anyways, looked for this beer in Chicago for almost a month with very little success, but ran across it at the same shop that sold me Noble Rot and Sah'tea. What a find. Let's get to it!

A - pours a orange/golden with mild carbonation and a monster, fluffy head. Is something wrong with my footed iced-tea glass? I don't think so. Why am I not drinking this from a better glass? The head settles quickly to about a half-finger as you drink. The lacing is permanent and majestic. Hard to find something wrong with the look of this beer.

S - earthy, piney hops, strong but not overpowering. Somewhat musty. Maybe a hint of sweetness. People sometimes write biscuits - is that what I'm smelling? No idea.

T - follows the aroma. I get malty sweetness at the beginning that gives way to piney, earthy, hop bitterness that lasts with a nice-ish alcohol burn on the way out. This one stays with you a while. I have a feeling I would taste the piney hops the next morning after overserving myself on this, not unlike a night of G&Ts.

M - creamy and rich, but not so much that you don't want to keep experiencing it.

O - easily my favorite DFH IPA. 120 is certainly enjoyable (every now and then) in its complexity and uniqueness, but who can drink 18%. This outshines 90 in its lack of east-coast palate destruction. This is a very quaffable brew. Definitely well-worth the search. Wish it was produced on the scale of 60 and 90.

hoody711, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev -3.1%

DangerDawg, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of aflyershckyfan
4/5  rDev -3.1%

aflyershckyfan, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of rydev24
4.5/5  rDev +9%

rydev24, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of rprinz22
4.5/5  rDev +9%

rprinz22, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
4.75/5  rDev +15%

carrollmel7, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a hazy orange yellow, with a two inch fluffy white head, that leaves lots of lacing all over. Smell is mango, maple, tangerine, grass, and some grapefruit. Taste is all of those things, mango and grass starting and maple and grapefruit in the finish. Body is large for its ABV, plenty of life, a little dryness in the finish, and easy drinking for the large body. This is very good.

SawDog505, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -3.1%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of fpreh1957
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

fpreh1957, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Shared this beer with veotho, poured into a Chimay chalice.

A - Pours a magnificent clear, light amber orange hue with a three finger fluffy Duvel like head. Big, rocky, sticky side lacing. Seriously, this is a stupendous pour!

S - Smell has very nice hops (pine), with slight maple and barrel notes. Mostly though there is a strong pine hop presence. Very nice.

T - More of those nice pine notes intermixed with light maple and earthy woody barrel notes. Not alot of malts, which I like. Really don't like malty IPAs.

M - Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Super drinkable and enjoyable.

O - Overall this was a very enjoyable brew. I really like the hop presence in this beer. Glad I got to try it.

rudzud, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

I had this thanks to tenderbranson69, enjoyed chilled in a willbecker.
This one foamed up when I used my usual pouring technique, must be the bottle conditioning.

The color is golden amber with a light haze and 3 fingers of foam with good lace. The smell has a strong floral and slight citrus character with slight pine from the hops and mild caramel sweetness in the nose with light candy tinge and mild alcohol scent. The feel is caramel, malt and slight piney bitterness which is balanced pretty well between the malt with slight bitter and mild sweet middle. The body is creamy and mostly bitter in the semi-dry finish.

Flavors of pine come forward with slight stone fruit tinges and mild floral aspects come in with light caramel and toasted malt flavors after the hops and sweetness wear off a bit. The nutty biscuit-like toasted taste is good adds dimension to the maple syrup and caramel malt while the mild spice of the hops keeps everything nicely balanced. There is an alcohol tinge with piney note and slight woody maple in the last sips. Overall a wonderfully complex beer, very drinkable and I enjoy the blend of 60 + 90 they have achieved. most IPA's aren't this well rounded and I recommend you get a bottle if you are on the fence.

Slatetank, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -3.1%

IrishColonial, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%

750ml capped bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a clear gold color with a huge white head that is annoyingly long lived and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Overcarbed like a mofo...

S: The nose is pretty good with nice notes of pine, tropical fruits, maple, and sweet malt.

T: The taste is similar with more maple and malt than the piney and tropical fruit hops. There's also a nutty flavor on the finish. This is pretty tasty and a great mix of the dry hoppiness of 60 minute and the sweet malty flavors of 90.

M: The feel is very creamy and on the fuller side of medium.

O: I like this as a nice treat instead of the 60 or 90. The maple was actually detectable which was a bit of a surprise. Given the price I wouldn't buy it too often though.

GregSVT, Apr 12, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

Appearance- Semi-aggressive pour yields thick white head. Beautiful hazy amber color, head recedes after a few minutes.

Smell- This one is strange, but not at all unpleasant. Hops, bright citrus, and zest all come in, as well as an earthiness that seems to bring it all together. Slight hint of maple.

Taste: For what I was expecting, still a lot of hop flavor. Muted by the wood and maple syrup, but still some serious IPA action going on here.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly full. The maple syrup really adds to the body.

Overall: Not bad. I would like to have had a little more maple presence, but considering the price and intention of the beer, a solid production.

ttamsirhc, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dfecteau, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of pine and light citrus hoppy notes with some sweet caramel malt. Taste is a mix between some medium hoppy notes with some citrus and resin notes backed by a solid and a bit too sweet caramelized malt backbone. Body is about average with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but definitely a bit too sweet which makes me wonder if maple syrup is really bringing anything worthwhile to the mix.

Phyl21ca, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

wrath98, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Bockerdoppel91, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

mcphish22, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.38/5  rDev -42.4%

Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass on 4/9/12

Bottled in 2012D

Honey amber color with a tobacco burst sheen. The beer boasts a puffy, three finger head that is very slow to dwindle. Dwindle doesn't describe it, actually. One finger retention holds quite a while. Intermittent clumps of thick lace remain up top and dense swaths hold further down.

Un-IPA-like is the only way to describe the aroma. Toasted bread, caramel, de-scented cocoa powder (what the hell?), tree bark and dirty, earth hops. This smells just on the aggravating side of sweet.

Flavor-wise, 75 Minute is just like the nose, if perhaps more earthy and, subsequently, dirty. Toasted sugars, bread and dulled hops. I'm not picking out any of the maple syrup referenced on the bottle. This is just flat-out disappointing for an IPA.

The feel is fluffy and somewhere above the medium threshold. Carbonation is moderate and is appropriate. The finish is a little damp and dirty.

Overall impression - It's never a good thing when the product description of an IPA refers to "age-ability."

Ryan011235, Apr 10, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%

A: Pours a cloudy peach with a MASSIVE off-white head. No matter how I pour this beer, it gives off ridiculous head. IT takes a good while to settle.

S: I get a good amount of malt, but I'm also picking up some lemony citrus and a touch of pepper. There is a definite earthy, spice to this beer.

T: It starts out with a nice balance between malty and hoppy. The spice is totally evident. I'm diggin' it. The finish had a nice citrus bite in the finish that cleans it up quite nicely.

M: Medium bodied beer. It starts out wet, and doesn't finish cloying or dry. It's pretty straight forward from start to finish.

O: This is a solid brew. I'm really glad that they made this brew. I'd drink it again, but it's not my favorite.

trxxpaxxs, Apr 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

DavyJones, Apr 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

SaneMan, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a fizzy fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly with nice lacing, hazy nectar orange color.

Nose fresh spicy light citrus hops, light resin, light sweet malt, plenty of maple, syrupy candy like.

Taste starts with candy, syrupy, plenty of maple, hint of caramel toasty malt, light bready, semi sweet. Then hops, decent bitterness but not a lot, light citrus candy hops, hint spicy, no real resinous this time. Finish is still semi sweet but semi dry and a bit sticky syrupy, hint of bitter hops, hint of citrus candy.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, good carb, smooth and rich feeling.

Overall interesting, nice his at first but then they seem to disappear, nice addition of the maple that doesn't get too sweet either, a big fill beer thats not too boozy. I like the original Johnny Cask version much better.

jlindros, Apr 10, 2012
75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,847 ratings.