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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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2,960 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,960
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 226
Gots: 419 | FT: 12
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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4.75/5  rDev +15%

beerman999999, Apr 28, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: pours a clear golden-orange. A somewhat aggressive pour yielded a four-finger, rocky white head. Retention is awesome; all four finger's worth of that head remained. Clumpy lacing.

S: Citrus fruits, pine needles, and a leafy/floral scent. Maple in the background, but very faint. Lemon peel and orange. Earthy and slightly pithy aromas too. Faint whiff of alcohol with some muted esters. Decent complexity.

T: Lemon zest up front with sugary maple. Hops are earthy and leafy at this point. Bready malt toward the middle. Moderate citrus rind bitterness with some evergreen kick things up a notch. Orange and grapefruit pith. Hops get a bit oily at the end. Faint hint of alcohol with vague tropical esters in tow. Finishes with a little zip of lemon zest and citrus rind.

M: Fluffy and creamy. Medium bodied. Carbonation is ample but soft. Nice bottle-conditioned feel.

O: Pretty good stuff. It takes a while for this one to unfold on the palate, but once it does there's quite a bit of nuance. It's very balanced, and definitely not trying to be West Coast. Bitterness is pretty tame, so don't expect a hop-bomb. I might like to see it in a 12oz four-pack format. Easily drinkable.

Notes: A bold choice, bottle-conditioning an IPA with maple syrup. It's honestly not something that sounded appealing to me right away, but it really works in this beer.

ryan1788a5, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with three fingers of dense off-white head. Head has great retention and coats the glass with lacing. A small stream of slow rising carbonation.

S - Aroma actually seems a bit subdued, but consists of citrus, florals, a bit of grassiness and biscuit malt.

T - Nice punch of hop bitterness, combined with a subtle sweetness (residual maple syrup?) is quickly overtaken by a big biscuit malt taste. Finishes with a subtle citrus bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is on the full side for an IPA, but is quite smooth.

O - I used to really like Dogfish Head IPAs, but have essentially stopped buying them in the last few years due mostly to the high malt presence. Having said that, I enjoyed this quite a bit and found myself drinking it pretty quickly. The dry-hopping is quite nice with this one. This is still too malty to be a go-to IPA for me, but I would have it again.

warnerry, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Horbar, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

PeteRiz, Apr 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

JAHMUR, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

EyePeeAyBryan, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Kaydogg, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

therope, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mmurphy525, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

howard12, Apr 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.6%

ChrisMetcalfe, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

druptight, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

theleechster, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

imbuckeye, Apr 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Deivos, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a huge, three finger head of white foam on top of a hazy, amber-copper body. The head is unusually tenacious and takes quite a while to fade away, leaving dense strings of lace on the walls of the glass as it goes.

S - Floral hops with a bit of lemon and some light caramel malt character.

T - Bready malt up front with a little toffee and some pine character. Some citrus hop notes in the middle with light brown sugar, maple, and toffee. Finishes with a nice balance of pine hops and lightly sweet malt as well as a touch of hop bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Very drinkable with a nearly perfect balance between the hops and malt. The hop character isn't nearly as pungent as I thought it might be, but oddly it doesn't hurt the overall impression of the beer. The thing that really strikes me is that the maple syrup is actually noticeable, its subtle, but it adds something nice to the background.

nickfl, Apr 24, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: large frothy head, greater than 3 fingers with excellent retention on a hazy golden with amber hues body.

S: The large amount of foam obscures the aroma at first. Once you get to it there is mostly musty hop and grapefruit citrus with grassy/floral and oak notes. Overall nice full nose.

T: Milder malt presence than the 90 with mild pine and citrus notes throughout. Mild oak and floral notes as well. The finish is mildly sweet, likely from the maple syrup note, which greatly adds to the drinkabilty.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: More drinkable than the 60 minute with this one smoother and more sweet.

kylehay2004, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Cormac, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic pint...

A: Pours a medium to light golden color, slightly pale. A little cloudy. Massive three-finger head that resembles a mountain range...all kinds of peaks and valleys. Great lacing. One of the most aggressive heads I have seen from a relatively careful pour. Looks great.

S: Orange, mango, tangerine....a tropical citrus powerhouse. Also a cloying, honey-like sweetness that could be the maple syrup...well-integrated, though, and not overwhelming. Little bit of lemon rind kick at the end and some green tea herbal qualities. A lot fruitier and juicier a bouquet than most IPAs, with an interesting herbal blend.

T: More citrus notes...orange, mango, tangerine. Perhaps just a touch of resin and some herbal bitterness. Sweetness kicks in mid palate and evens out the finish...this must be the maple syrup, though it's not immediately identifiable as such. I also get quite a bit of mint on this...enough to make my mouth tingle. A little tannic bitterness at the finish that I think tastes like barrel, though I'm not sure if this was barrel aged or not. The finish has a lot of citrus bitterness.

M: Drinks a touch thin, which I attribute to less than stellar carbonation and some citrus flavors that don't quite meld well with the bittering hop oils.

O: Like just about everything else DFH does, this is interesting but not amazing. A lot more fruitiness than most IPAs and balanced with fairly aggressive wood and hop notes. Carbonation is a bit low and the flavors aren't as well-integrated as they should be. A bit of a tannic sweet fruity finish mars the experience on this one a bit, but still a solid IPA. Good job, DFH.

siege06nd, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

jacob4999, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

FishPondManager, Apr 23, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice amber/pale yelllow, a lighter version of 60 Min. The head is a large white over carbonated head that clings to the glass as the beer is drank.

S: A fresh cut dry grass is fist with a bit of yeast and dry dirt.

T: Tast is a milder version of the smell with the addition of sweetness. Defuntly taste the dry hopping done to this beer.

M: Medium body with a slight btterness.

O: A very unique beer that offers the drinker smothing that is different. I thought this beer would be sligtly sweeter because of the additon of the maple syrup. but the additon of the dry hoppiness is over powering.

mptorpey, Apr 23, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Anthony for picking this up in the city for me since it seems to have never made it out to LI. Enjoyed from my DFH signature glass.

a - brew poured a murky semi transparent orange with a generous 2+ fingers of frothy cream colored head. Carbonation raced from the etch on the bottom of the glass to the surface. Head was huge and foamy leaving chunks of head and lacing on the glass, very milkshake like.

s - SUPER grassy and grainy front on a nice bed of hop.

t - pretty decent, nothing mind blowing. Much like the smell, lots of grain and grassiness on the hops. Caramel malts and a touch of spicy maple, not IPA in the classic sense of a citric burst, but the bitterness from the dry hop is evident.

m - mouth boasts lots of carbonation without being overdone. Crisp with a subtle bittery finish. Brady and cooling.

o - overall I have had this on draft before and remember it being slightly better, that said, not a bad beer. The label speaks of aging it which seems an odd recommendation for an IPA, but this isn't a hop bomb in the traditional sense of an IPA. Worth checking out.

cosmicevan, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got really excited to find a bottle of this recently. Poured in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, steadily carbonated yellow-orange coloring with a tall, frothy, light, big bubbled, white head that slowly settles into an uneven, chunky topping. Aromas of dry, peppery hops, subtle sugary sweetness, maple and caramel backbones, and a hint of citrus. Flavors are even more complex, with a hop forward presence followed closely by a roasted maple and slightly smokey characteristic. The backbone is a subtle caramel flavor, giving rise to hints of grapefruit and orange zest. The body is light, and added to the steady carbonation this gives the hops bitterness a slightly sharp feel, keeping the beer light and providing a clean finish. The aftertaste is a sweet and bitter balancing act, with the citrus and syrup holding down the fort alongside the mouthful of hops. The aftertaste is smooth, with a roasted sweetness that lingers just the right amount. This beer is delicious.

GarthDanielson, Apr 23, 2012
75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,960 ratings.