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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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3,209 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,209
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 265
Gots: 541 | 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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Big bubbled head that settles to nothing--no lace, obviously. Lightly hazy. Dark amber color.

Served warm, the floral hop is really pronounced.

Very low carbonation, even for a cask conditioned beer. Excellent malt beginning--the sugars are caramelized so the beer is not sweet. For an IPA, this is a malty brew. Good hop presence, but not extreme in any sense. Long bitter aftertaste tells you this is an IPA. Still, I find the flatness a distraction.

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750 milliliter bottle. Decanted into a pint glass.
Appearance: Almost perfectly clear copper. Billowy, persistent head.
Smell: There’s an IPA somewhere in this glass, but it’s buried under a pile of maple syrup. Let me see if I can find it…
Taste: Yup. There it is. Very nice citrus bite, with a touch of wood and maple syrup. The malt gives a subtle caramel flavor and the finish is bitter and almost minty.
Mouthfeel: Very soft and smooth.
Overall: Unbelievably drinkable. I want to bathe in it. Makes me wish I bought a case instead of just one bottle.

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Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Appearance: Warning: after pouring you, the drinker, will have to wait several minutes for the massive four to five finger plume of rocky, bone-white head to dissipate. Perhaps reading a Dostoevsky would pass the time nicely. Of course admiring the been-there, done-that, golden color with just the faintest hint of orange might be a constructive use of the time as well. Finished? Great. The incredibly large head you have been waiting on is made up of varying sizes of bubbles running the gamut from soapsuds to pinheads, which makes for an interesting and novel spectacle. Once the head finally caves, it leaves behind the appearance of a ruined soufflé, which is not as unattractive as it would be in the cooking world. Lacing is as massive and stubborn as the head. The carbonation in the glass is not as active as one would be led to believe by its white crown, but it is somewhat difficult to tell with perfect certainty due to the cloudiness of the liquid. A great looking head on a beer of the shade all beer drinkers have seen before.

Aroma: The nose is extremely malt forward, as in this beer’s two constituent beers the great 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA, both mainstays in their respective style. Resiny hops back up the sweet malts brilliantly, adding another layer of sweetness. The sugar just keeps assaulting the nose in the form of the maple syrup that this mix is bottle-conditioned with. Surprisingly, there is little bitterness here, but perhaps it is simply hidden by the sweet behemoth of aroma that this beer puts forth. Caramel notes mixed with mild tropical fruit are the simplest and most obvious notes, and while those are typical of IPAs (especially its parents) this one smells like it got lost in a candy store on the way to the drinker’s mouth. This is really great stuff.

Taste: Right up front, oddly enough, the hops bring the bitter. Of course, as is expected based on the aroma, the malt and maple sweetness snatches the reins almost immediately and never lets go; fortunately, the hops manage to keep their own restraints on the sweetness and do an excellent job of making this beer one of the most balanced that have passed these lips. In short, the highly acclaimed 60 and 90 Minute IPAs combined in a bottle-conditioned environment with a delicious maple syrup addition (that miraculously is not cloying, and is actually well-hidden as a bit of a beer Easter Egg that the drinker knows is there from the get-go) makes for as great of a beer as one would expect; anything less would be a disappointment.

Mouthfeel: This is so drinkable it should be illegal to own more than one at a time. It is practically the Pringles of the beer world. The body is a perfect, creamy medium, so this stuff goes down like delicious-tasting, slightly thickened water. There is a bit of warmth from the alcohol (at only 7.5% ABV), but it is extremely slight and quite pleasant. The one serious blemish on this beer comes in on the palate, however: there is very little carbonation. Perhaps this should not be an issue, but in a beer as complex as this one (two different IPAs, each complex concoctions in their own right, plus the richness of maple syrup) carbonation would have really helped out to spread the flavors around and make sure that every bit of this otherwise-stellar beer got its turn in the spotlight. Still, the drinkability makes up for this because it goes down criminally easy.

Overall: This is a must have not only for hop lovers as the title (and Dogfish Head themselves) suggests but for any and every craft beer drinker. This is such a drinkable beer that I am slightly upset that Dogfish Head has not released these in four- or six-packs yet. The bomber is great, but the quaffability begs for a four- or six-pack treatment. The worst part (or best, really) is the undeniable fact that this beer gets better as it warms and you drink more of it. Dogfish Head, come back to Wisconsin. I need this in my fridge at all times… 18/20

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We pour a golden amber brew. It holds a massive four finger head on a standard pour, showing fantastic retention. The bubbles are fat, pillowy, and off-white. Cakey, patterned sheets of lacing stick around the walls of the glass. There is a mild haze, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears highly active. The aroma bursts with cotton candy sweetness, sugary maple syrup, butterscotch caramels, caramel and pale malts, light adjuncty metallics, baker’s yeast, and bright grapefruity hops. With warmth comes a plastic phenol bite, warm hazelnut, and light ethanol. Our first impression is that the beer is relatively mild in comparison to the rest of the “Minute” series, but it remains well blended and complex throughout. As we sip, the first flavors to hit are biting citric hops, bitter pale malts, earth, and herbal qualities. The grain becomes plastic, as in the nose, and the taste peaks with orange flesh and peel, more of those grapefruity Cascades, and more tinny malts. The finish is of more sweet citrus fruit, hops, faint maple syrup, floral grassiness, and faint woody muskiness. The aftertaste breathes of bittering hops of grass and citrus, booze, pale malts, mineral, and earthy bite. The body is medium but very soft, and the carbonation is high. There is a huge froth and cream with a swirl around the mouth, with otherwise hearty slurp, smack, and pop. The mouth has this initial coating, but soon dries with hoppy, astringent bite. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks readily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the strong appearance, and fresh nose. We were a little let down with this guy, to be honest. As a “special” beer that is rarely available we were expecting more of a punch, but it is hard to say from where. For such a renowned beer we thought the maple syrup might have a larger role here, or that the malt profile would be denser, to back up a massive hoppiness. These things were hard to find, and while it may have been in our minds, we are having trouble seeing what all the fuss is about. That being said, it is a tasty beer for the style, and something we would be happy to slurp on the regular.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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