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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Reviews: 612
Hads: 3,297
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 278
Gots: 590 | 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 drtth
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the lightly hazed golden orange beer with lots of visibly active carbonation has a 1 ½” thick, off-white, fluffy head of foam that recedes fairly slowly. As the billowing hills and valleys of foam recede there are legs, streaks and patches of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a sheet of foam that turns into a collection of small streaks and speckles of lacing that cling to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is citric (grapefruit rind) and pine resin with a touch of floral character. There seems to be a bit of maple syrup showing, but I’m not sure I’d have spotted it as maple syrup if I had not known syrup was used in bottle conditioning the beer.

Taste: The flavor shows a bit of sweet caramel from the malt backbone along with the citrus rind and pine resin from the hops. This one is fresh enough that there is also a touch of maple syrup flavor showing up now and then, here and there before the finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and slightly prickly with the more than adequate carbonation. The finish is medium long, beginning in citrus and pine tinged malt and then trailing off into a citric and resinous bitterness backed up by a touch of maple that slides away into bitter dryness, inviting the next sip.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This was an enjoyable beer that was easily drinkable. Its family heritage is obvious from the first sniff and the first sip. My overall impression is that if you like either of the two parent beers (the 60 min or the 90 min) this is worth a try. That said I’ll not go out of my way to have this one again. It’s a good beer and definitely an “in-between” beer but I never felt the need of an “in-between” beer and don’t know that this one has convinced me. (1,896 characters)

Photo of pburland23
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was glad to see that Dogfish Head decided to bottle 75 Minute. I wasn't sure when I would have had the chance to get down to the brewpub and try this one.

Poured from a 25.4 ounce champagne bottle into my Dogfish Head signature glass.

Appearance: The first thing I notice about the pour is the three huge fingers of dense white head. Long after the pour was finished the head lingered slowly retreating into concentric rings of sticky lacing. As for the beer, it pours a hazy light orange. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Big citrus hops with some sweetness on the tail end. I'm not sure if the sweetness is from the maple syrup or just regular maltiness.

Taste: Starts off with some malty sweetness, but then quickly shifts into IPA territory with some intense bitterness and fresh, clean piney notes. The finish is sweet and I can definitely pick out some maple syrup notes. Taste is quite interesting. You can definitely pick out characteristics of 60 Minute and 90 Minute. I dig it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and sticky...slightly resinous. No detectable alcohol taste. As for drinkability, I think one is good for the night.

Overall: As the bottle says sometimes 90 is too much and 60 is too little. In my opinion, 75 Minute IPA takes the best qualities of its two component beers. I'd still like to get down to Rehoboth and try it from the cask. (1,356 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on cask at devils den in philly

Pours a clouded orange color with some golden straw hues. Crop of creamy white head slowly dissolves with some wispy retention. Plenty of patchy rings of lacing on the glass.

Some citrusy hops in the nose with a decent amount of sweetness. There's a hint of the maple I suppose, but more of a caramel bready touch from the malt.

Nice bitterness up front with plenty of citrus flavor. Tangerine and grapefruit with a soft notion of tropical tones. A little sweet with maple and caramel throughout the somewhat bready malt backbone. Finishes fairly bitter and creamy.

Medium body, milder carbonation, creamy and slick on the tongue, very easy drinking. This is pretty nice, I enjoyed the cask effect although I felt the nose was pretty muted. (780 characters)

Photo of mfunk9786
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Total Wine, thrilled to see this in bottles.

Pours WAAAY too foamy... not sure if this'll be a widespread issues or if the bottles were so recently taken off the truck that they were still showing signs of having been jostled in some way. The smell and taste aren't quite on par with the cask version, but there is some nice dank hop flavor with a lovely note of maple on the back end - this beer is better than 60 and 90 Minute, for sure. Could be a lot less carbonated and have a bit less of a carbonation bite in the mouthfeel, but we'll see how a couple months in my fridge affect the other bottle. (616 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-amber with a creamy colored head. good lacing

S-strong scent of fresh citrusy hops with a touch of barley. strong and complex.

T-comes in with a smooth taste of fresh citrusy hops, again with a touch of barley. a citrusy bitterness sticks to the tongue. good matching after-taste. very creamy.

M-very creamy, almost watery with a creamy finish. expected considering being from the cask

O-it is good. it definitely does taste like something in between the 90 and the 60. i'm not getting any maple at all. i'm appreciating the cask aspect. i'd definitely get this again. i'll be on the look out for the bottled version.

please release this in cans...i know how ridiculous that sounds but it'd be all i'd ever buy. (718 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at DFH Falls Church, VA.
Poured into pint.
Nice head, good lacing.
Golden color with nice carbonation.
Smells of fresh citrusy hops.
Taste is smooth fresh hops. A bite of citrusy pine. Did I mention smooth? Taste is fantastic. This could easily be a scary session brew. A really cool experience to get one at the alehouse - well where else right? :) (361 characters)

Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask last night at Sunset in Allston. Served in a standard pint glass. Dark orange color, with a slightly murky body. Not much head, but some lacing. Smell had a pine-like and citrus aroma. Not overly impressive to look at or to smell. Taste was hoppy, but mellow, which is what I like. The cask conditioning really smoothed out the edges here, and left a quite approachable IPA in my glass. Mouthfeel was on the thin side but still very drinkable. This was the first time I've had this since the big debut night a few years back, and it's still a nice treat to see on cask now and then. Helped me wash down a bacon burger and fries. (636 characters)

Photo of beer2day
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub in RB.

Light cream gold color with massively thick head. Little head retention. Nice, thick, bold lace. Very nice pint pour.

Nose is bready, yeasty, and rich-smelling. Touches of honey and lighter hop notes than expected.

Sweet hit, with a light sour finish. Honey, sugar, and light hops come together for a powerful flavor.

Deep, thick, complex body.

This is one seriously good beer. Enough to make you want to visit RB, even without any other DFH offerings. (482 characters)

Photo of zaphodchak
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Johnny Cask 75 Minute IPA (with maple, or so I was told) on cask at DFH Brewing and Eats in Rehoboth Beach.

Amazing retention, white head with good lace. Light brown body.

Hoppy nose, a bit one dimensional, but it's an IPA, so what do I know?

Hops in the taste, but mellowed. Maybe maple... but maybe not.

Quite smooth and drinkable.

Not worth the hype, but then I'm not an IPA person, so I pose again, what do I know? (423 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served from the cask in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach.

dark amber copper in color, with thin white head of tiny fine bubbles. aroma is sweet - malt and orange citrus. taste is very well balanced between the malt and hops. extremely smooth body and soft carbonation typical of the cask treatment. very tasty. (331 characters)

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hand-pumped into a pint glass for $5.50. Sampled 11/23/10.

A: The billowing 3 finger head is extremely slow to deflate. Off-white in color, foamy, airy and bubbly from the hand pump serving. Retention is excellent. The body displays a murky amber color, with a gradient from pale yellow to pale brown. Transparency is low. Lacing is thick and soapy looking, and clings to the top of the glass only - no matter how much beer remains - then slides back down slowly.

S: One sniff and supreme freshness is evident. If this beer wasn't brewed just days ago, I'd be extremely surprised. The flavor is somehow quite UNlike both 60 and 90, although more closely aligned with 60 if I had to choose. Compared to it's brothers, the hop quality in 75 favors pine, citrus and resin while the malt character is more biscuity. Much to my liking, the nut and caramel component has been dialed back considerably. The nose is a perfect example of why freshness is paramount in IPAs.

T: For whatever reason, the flavor closely resembles the nose, but does not impress me nearly as much. Pretty darn good nonetheless.

M: Ridiculously smooth, very lush texture. The body is medium light, a little grainy, and perhaps even thin or watery when compared to co2 servings.

D: [DRINKABILITY] You could lose an afternoon or two throwing this one back. Top notch drinkability - and I think the cask serving has something to do with it. (1,412 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

not sure if its always like this, but i had it casked with maple syrup at the taproom on the beach. poured a relatively flat looking amber color. smell was sweet and hoppy, more like the 90 minute, but with definite maple sugar notes and some mild woody vibes from the cask conditioning. taste is identical, light hints of maple, nothing overpowering at all. mouthfeel is less flat than the appearance, actually quite lively, with a sticky icky hop body, drinkable though. nice beer, wouldnt have 5 of them (506 characters)

Photo of MsRif
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-cask at the DFH brewpub in DE. Poured a very nice amber/orange color with a fairly large white head that receded slowly throughout the session. Moderate/spotty lacing. Aroma of earthy/floral/piney hops, grass and sweet malts. A touch of citrus...not too much fruit/citrus on the nose. Tasted of earthy/floral/piney hops, grass, honey (?), citrus and sweet malts. SMOOTH for an IPA. I think this one cask conditions well!

Medium in mouthfeel with a dry finish. Definitely stays on the palate for awhile, so be mindful of that when sampling a flight.

Overall, a good brew, but I still prefer 60 minute. (609 characters)

Photo of jsanford
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at the DFH Brewpub as part of a flight.

Poured a slightly hazy brilliant orange with a dense, creamy ivory head that settles to a pillowy cap, leaving lots of sticky lacing. Nice aromas of sweet caramel malt and pungent pine resin and grapefruit hops. Typical DFH IPA aromas, but very fresh. Getting just a whisper of maple syrup from the bottle conditioning. Taste is...60 Minute meets 90 Minute (duh). Sweet caramel malt, pine and grapefruit hops, and a touch of the signature DFH yeast. Expertly combined the drinkability of 60 with the hops of 90. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a medium body and solidly crisp carbonation. Just a great beer that combined 2 old favorites, can't wait to see this in bottles! (722 characters)

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Going to the DFH Pub for the first time, this one was a must-get and I wasn't disappointed at all... one of the best beers I've ever laid my lips on. The super hoppiness of the 60/90 minute IPA's, but balanced with some nice caramel syrup to give it a great mouthfeel. This beer's flavor is delicious and goes down way too easy, would definitely go back there just for another pint of this! (390 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

amber with a frothy white/creamy head and some decent lacing. Smell was a citrus hops, mixed with a malty caramel thta makes this smell quite balanced. Taste was definatly hoppy, and again had that bit of caramel, and some spiceness about it. Very nice dry finish and not overpowering on the hops. This is a good session beer and will definatly have more. (355 characters)

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firkin at Side Bar in W. Chester

Pours with a fluffy, foamy orange head over a cloudy prange-to-brown body.

Aroma includes light citrus, like fresh orange peel and some light biscuit in the back.

Creamy and delicious - the flavor is much more pronounced with tree citrus (orange, lemon) and sweet malt balance.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a fairly dry finish.

Unlike many IPAs this one holds up really well off the firkin. (435 characters)

Photo of gdrydenc
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at Sunset in Boston.

Reviewed on my mobile, so apologies for brevity.

A - Honey orange that appears very foggy right after the pour, mainly due to the cask pour. Turns into thick head that lingers for a while.

S - The smell is piney, resiny hops. There's a bit of fruit sweetness in the nose.

T - This is a situation where the combination is greater than the sum of its parts. Delicious, bitter, slightly sweet IPA. Wonderful beer.

M - The only lacking section is the mouthfeel. The bitterness holds on a bit too long without the malts quite to balance it out.

Overall, this is my favorite minute IPA from DFH. As I said before, it takes the best parts of 60 and 90 and makes them better. I'll seek this out again. (738 characters)

Photo of BeerBeatnik
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to pint glass. good color and lacing. Good nose. Piney and citrus. The taste is really nice, very Dogfish. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall, just about what you would expect from a Dogfish crafted ale. With the success of the minute ipas this one was a natural. (280 characters)

Photo of devinoconnor
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask at the Dogfish Head restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

The cask made this an extra special treat. Pours a wonderful rick brown color with golden undertones from the 60 IPA. Head was bountiful, thick and creamy like a Guinness.

Taste was well-balanced, the 60 and 90 working perfectly together. Plenty of hops, even for a hophead.

Smooth, delicious, wonderous. A must try. (387 characters)

Photo of chadmoe1
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Rehoboth, DE in a pint glass on cask on 7/19/11 but review did not show up; recreated from notes.

A -- golden yellow with 2 inch white/yellow head

S -- mild hop flavors, hints of freshly ground grain / bread

T -- very balanced IPA (almost to the point of being an APA) with hints of toasted barley present, but not overpowering

M -- good CO2 considering it was cask conditioned and served at 45-50 F; tremendously smooth

O -- I don't typically enjoy cask conditioned beers, but the servers recommended this. Out of all the beers I've had at the alehouse, this has been the most surprising and enjoyable. The beer is incredibly smooth and the hop and fresh grain/bread flavors are clean. Great if you need a break from the bigger hoppy beers (but still want those hops!), and capable of displaying the awesome flavors of fresh ingredients that will keep people drinking. Definitely would have again (and again)! (956 characters)

Photo of Drazzamatazz
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few of these at Novare Res during their Dogfish event.

A: A sort of murky orange due to it being on cask, I noticed my second glass was a lot clear than the first. Very little head after it arrived to me, again, the nature of cask.

S: Some sweet floral hops blend into caramel and slight maple syrup. There is also some pine hop notes.

T: Hops are all resin and pine here, any floral notes before are completely blown away. I got a strange almost smoke flavor that I would guess is coming from the interplay of the malts with the resiny hops. Sweetness is right where it should be; I find 90 Minute way to sweet and this beer truly is somewhere between 60 and 90.

M: Nice cask conditioned body with a surprising alcohol presence. Finish has some lingering sweetness but is mostly bitter.

O: Out of their very large and often zany line-up 75 Minute certainly stands out from the rest. I'd say its one of their best and most grounded ales they make. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance, even if you aren't usually a Dogfish fan. (1,047 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cask pint at the brewpub. It's been a long time since I was here.

A: The IPA is a golden autumnal color, equial parts brown and orange while still translucent. A cask-induced head, thick and densely compact, leaves strata of lace behind.

S: Citrusy aromas waft out of the glass, paired with a caramel malty sweetness. The cask does a yoeman's job of taking the edge off of the hops.

T: The taste is a little, well, underwhelming. Plenty hoppy, the ale doesn't have that all-encompassing bitterness that I was hoping for. I guess that in hindsight that is appropriate, as neither 60 nor 90 are hop bombs. Here the caramel malts stand out more, a sweetness that carries the hoppiness far. Those hops are citrusy, strong even within the confines of the cask. A good start to my lunch at DFH.

M: The mouthfeel elicits both hops and malts, the cask lending more strength to the malt side. Still good though, a drinkable cask offering. (935 characters)

Photo of DrStiffington
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewpub in Rehoboth. I was excited to give this one a try, as it was probably my only chance to have it. Looks a little cloudy compared to the 60 minute and 90 minute. Not a strong smell coming off of this one. Taste is good. Slight citrus bitterness with some sweet malt from the 90 minute, I'm guessing. The mouthfeel is where the real difference is. Very creamy. This one went down pretty quickly. Solid, but I like both the 60 and 90 minutes better seperately. (480 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass at Fountainhead.

Appearance: 75 minute IPA is a translucent copper color with a well-retaining white head leaves layers of sticky lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Light caramel malt, nice citrusy hops, and a bit of herbal hop aroma as well.

Taste: The flavor is a clear balance of the 60 and 90 minute IPA's. There is some lighter malts that are mostly overshadowed by a darker caramel malt, and then the hop additions are reminiscent of each beer in equal parts. A citrus and pine blend work well with the sweet malt, and the strong bitterness from 60 minute stays a bit more in the background.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the lighter side of medium, with a nice hop presence cutting through any heaviness that would otherwise linger from the malt. Medium carbonation and lightly sticky.

Overall: As a mix between the 60 and 90 minute IPA's, this demonstrates characteristics of both. Since I enjoy 90 minute and think 60 minute is just so-so, this falls somewhere in between. (1,020 characters)

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