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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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3,144 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,144
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 250
Gots: 491 | FT: 13
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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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Photo of JWU
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- a cloudy orange/gold with 3 fingers of dense egg-shell head. Great lacing.

S- very 60 minute-ish on the smell. Grapefruit, some caramel malts, and DFH yeast. You really need to sniff a few times to get the maple syrup.

T- up front is the 60 minute characteristics, with a grapefruity hop bite. The 90 minute comes in half way with a solid malt bill of caramel and biscuits, and the hops become just a touch piney and resinous. A dry finish, but the maple syrup is most apparent on the finish, as it really balances the big dry bitter finish.

M- Lively carbonation on this one, medium bodied, and I could use just a bit more of a slick feel, but overall good.

O- A really interesting beer, especially if you've had enough of 60 minute and 90 minute separately, as you can really pull out what each brew brings to this party. I'll certainly have this again.

Photo of jtingue
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 Batch. Poured into a tulip.

Appearane. Slightly cloudy orange-gold in color. Pours with a huge head, which is kind of annoying, as it fills more than half of the glass. The head, however, is a gorgeous bone white dense foam.

Smell. Lots of grapefruit with some floral aromatics. Definitely some sweetness competing with the hops in this one.

Taste. Starts out with some bitter grapefruit, that is slightly resinous. Some of that maple sweetness comes through before a return to a bitter and thin piney hop. This transitions to a more fruity character that verges on tangerine. The finish is moderately biter and semi-dry.

Mouthfeel. Surprisingly dry throughout, compared to 90 minute. The mouthfeel is not as creamy as the bottle leads on for me. At times it is even a bit prickly.

An interesting derivation of the 60 and 90 minute ipas. The addition of the maple syrup is a welcome on, as it combines nicely with the dominant grapefruit flavors in the beer. The smell has to be the best part though; the citrus that it presents is quite powerful... in a good way.

Photo of JacobNeverWins
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of RespetoCerveza101
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of vande
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BCFrog
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hydrocentral
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 .

Photo of Maxwell
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of NiceTaps
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of aasher
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 :( .

Photo of TWStandley
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of KAP1356
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of rinhaak
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of ten1965
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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