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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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619 Reviews
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Reviews: 619
Hads: 3,329
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 24.45%
Wants: 289
Gots: 620 | FT: 12
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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 BeerBeatnik
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of devinoconnor
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of chadmoe1
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
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)!

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Photo of Drazzamatazz
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of DrStiffington
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had this at the rehoboth beach brewpub. was hoping for some of the rarer ones but it seems like this area is sort of a tourist trap in the summer. the pub had a consistent, strong and rather safe line up of there usual heavy hitters.

this was the treat... the 75 on cask.

must say that it poured rather pungent for a cask brew. had a very long and deep finish of a well bitter IPA with a bit more definition. something about the abv was slightly off... a bit boozy. would have figured that would have smoothened out in the cask. pour was orange with a nice big head. very sticky. nose of orange citrus and flowers... brisk and fruit palate and a nice deep bitter. makes the 60 seem rather lean when set side by side.

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Photo of chodinheaven
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought to me at with a nice little off-white head over a hazy orange beer. Strong notes of citrus and pine hops overtop a small malty background aroma. Very pleasant.

Intensely bitter where it needs to be, meaning throughout the whole taste. It truly is like a slightly jacked up version of 60 minute or a toned down version of 90 minute, which of course makes sense. Strong bitterness comes from pine and citrus hops that balance out perfectly with the light maltiness. No resin, so its clean and refreshing, with a clean mouthfeel. Finishes fairly dry, and slightly gritty, adding to the overall intensity. If you like 60 and 90 then be sure to make it down to one of their restaurants and check it out.

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Photo of thain709
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A pint off a freshly tapped cask on Johnny Cask Thursday!

A - Served with a hazy, copper body...two fingers worth of white, creamy, dense head...great retention that held about half a finger throughout the beer...a nice sheet of lacing was left

S - The aroma was lighter that I wanted/expected...the hops are floral with a touch of pine...there is a slight toasted grain aroma as well...I think the dense head might have muted the nose a touch

T - Hops are all around in the flavor...they present themselves first with bright citrus...the citrus is rounded out with a great caramel malt backbone...that malt is not overpowering as it still lets the hops shine through...once that leaves the hops come back with a piney flavor that leaves a nice bitterness behind

M - Medium bodied...this one is oh so creamy...bitter and hoppy just like an IPA should be

O - I wanted to be at the brewpub on Thursday just so I could have this...and it did not disappoint! A great blend of the 60 and 90 Minutes...this is my favorite of the "Minute" gang

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ba Review #13
Served On: 7/18/2011
Glassware: Nonic Pint

Had this on cask at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth earlier tonight (7/18/2011). The family and I stopped in for some dinner. We usually make a point to stop in during our summer vacation to costal Delaware each year.

Look: Served in a nonic pint glass. Color was very similar to the 60 Minute (as expected). It was a murky orangish hue. Carbonation wasn’t much, probably because of the cask system. Head was a rather small ½ finger, but who knows how long it sat at the bar before the server brought it to our table. The place was hopping, as usual.

Smell: A pungent pine aroma with floral notes, again – similar to the 60 Minuet. Also got some caramel malts. I did notice a more blended nose that balanced out the floral with the pine and malts. I don’t know that I’m advanced enough with IPA’s to detect the exact effects of cask conditioning. At this point, I would have to say it certainly infused the characteristics of the 60 and 90 Minuet together extremely well.

Taste: The blended theme from the nose definitely carried over to the taste of this cask edition 75 Minuet. The balance was so good that I had to struggle to separate the malt from the hops (may also be due to my lack of experience with casked IPA’s). The beer was real close to room temp. but had a slight chill, I’m guessing from the outer aluminum walls of the cask. It really added an unexpected refreshing quality, while simultaneously having a creamy mouth feel from the cask conditioning

I highly recommend trying this special edition 75 Minuet IPA to anyone who is lucky enough to stop into DFH Brewings and Eats while the beer is still available. I happened to order the indulgence burger, and this beer complimented it very well. I found this odd as I usually expect strong IPA’s to pair with a more spicy fare.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rehoboth beach Brewpub. from notes 7-11-2011

A - slightly cloudy light amber body, medium white head with a weird brown smudge on it.

S - light fruits. That's about it.

T - dry, some light hops. Wood, earthy, a touch of honeydew. not what one expects from an IPA, but it's got some nice subleties to it.

M - dry, medium body

O - interesting, but a bit on the small side in all respects.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Right from the cask at Dogfish Head in Rehobeth, DE.

A: Served a clear light amber/orange color with a towering off white head that settles very slowly. The head is persistant all the way down and the lacing on the glass is beautiful.

S: Herbal, grassy, and citrus hops come through so fresh and aromatic. The citrus comes in a second wave then a breath of malty goodness. Some fresh bread, toasted grains and caramel. A pleasant maple aroma is underneath all this.

T: Hoppy but not over the top. Fresh grapefruit, tropical fruit and herbal flavors are clean and abundant. Semi-sweet roasted malt is doughy and toffee sweet. Maple is a pleasant flavor in the background and it really works to balance the bitterness.

M: Smooth, creamy medium body with great palate appeal.

D: Another wonderful creation from Dogfish Head and the combination of generous hops and maple syrup works even better than I thought it would. Easy to drink and very flavorful this goes down great as a cask ale!

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Photo of Yagman3000
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask conditioned (at Dogfish Head in rehoboth!) into a pint glass.

Appears A dark golden with a finger of foamy head.

Smells of bitter hops with little malt.

Tastes Great. A little malty and bready and pleasantly not too effervescent.

Mouthfeel is great too but maybe it's the cask. Really Bice creaminess.

Overall a great experience and I'm happy I'm here. A reason to come back!

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the Rehoboth Brewpub/Restaurant in Delaware. Served in a pint.

Dark amber color, completely translucent, with a one finger head that leaves great lacing. Barely any carbonation.

Smells are of some herbal and resinous hops with touches of malt sweetness.

It's hard to explain this beer. It sounds very cliche to say this is in between a 60 minute and a 90 minute, but it's actually pretty close to what this beer is. Has a nice smooth and sweet malt note from the 90, sans the heaviness and the alcohol, combined with a nice herbal and piney hop note a la 60 minute.

Smooth mouthfeel from the limited carbonation, medium bodied.

Pretty easy drinking, although with temperatures in the 90's at Rehoboth it was hard to pass on the fresh Festina Peche. Great beer for the fall or spring.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draft at Dogfish Head in Rehoboth, DE. It came in a nonic glass.
Appearance: The head is a bright white color, with soap sized bubbles, no lacing, and great retention.
Smell: The aromas are roasted nuts, pine resine, and caramel.
Taste: The flavors are toffee, pine needles, and lemon.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thin with a crisp and dry finish.
Drinkability: This beer is very tasty.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Cmack15
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light copper color no head

Aroma: very citrus and sweet, reminded me of a fresh grapefruit

Taste: sweet and citrus but the sweet was a fruit taste not from the malt. The taste was so good and unique I really liked the taste

Mouth Feel: I had this on cask so not much carbonation and no head but real easy to sip.

Wow I loved this beer very yummy. I could make this a session beer even tho it has 7.5% abv


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Photo of Gavage
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: orange in color with a 2" fluffy head that slowly falls to a spotty surface covering. Moderate lace paints the glass.

Smell: a pleasant aroma of mild citrus and a floral hop bitterness makes the nose happy.

Taste: caramel, mild orange, pear, a bit of grapefruit, and a nice balancing bitterenss create a full flavored and refreshing beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some mild dryness late.

Overall: this is a beer you can have several pints of despite the higher alcohol levels. Nice flavors and since this was very fresh, it created a very pleasurable drinking experience.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth.

A: Pours a hazy amber/copper color with the whitest foam head I have ever seen. Extremely tight on top with great retention and really nice lacing. Possibly the best poured beer I have ever had.

S: Nice hoppy aroma, citrus fruits - some orange and grapefruit. Some caramel malt and maple understones as well.

T: Love this beer. Has a great combination of bitter hops and sweetness. There is some brown sugar and caramel and citrus fruits, similar to the aroma with orange, orange peel, and grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Has a perfectly sticky finish. Very creamy coming from the cask.

O: Easily one of my favorite beers, especially on cask, making it nice and creamy. It is not as sweet as 90 and hoppier than 60. Extremely easy drinking, and my go to beer when I am at DFH.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: firkin at Johnny Brenda's, Philly, PA

A rare brew when I first had it in 2009, with DFH only sending out a few firkins locally. Tentatively nicknamed "Johnny Cask." It's a blend of the 60 and 90 Minute IPAs, and cask-aged with a touch of maple syrup. Hazy copper pour with a moderate white head. Solid hop aroma consistent with the 60&90 Minute profiles. Tasty for sure, citrus hops, caramel malt backbone, but if there was maple syrup in it, I couldn't taste it at all...probably just gets lost in the mix with the malts. All in all, it really just tasted very similar to the 90 Min. Which is still a good thing, but I feel it lacks in uniqueness. Medium body, and easily drinkable much like its constituents. Very good brew overall.

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Photo of billab914
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Falls Church Dogfish Alehouse. Served in a pint glass. Bright amber in color with a thin white head concentrated at edges of the glass.

I get a lot of bright citrus to it right off the bat. Mango and grapefruit come through with some nice malty sweetness complimenting them. Very nice aroma overall.

In the taste, the sweeter malty flavors mix very well with the brighter, citrusy flavors. It gives it a nice, strong backbone for the beer and also the sweetness really compliments the fruity, citrusy, tropical flavors nicely.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall it was an excellent beer. It was a great balance between the 60 and 90 and is my favorite out of them. Great middle ground between the two beers and it fits my tastes better than each of them individually. A very nice beer to start out the meal with.

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Photo of schoolcb
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Washington Street Alehouse in Wilmington, poured from a beer engine and served at cask temperature. Aromas muted due to the low level of carbonation (light malt/hop). Hazy dark yellow with a medium head that faded. Hop flavor muted, malt backbone prominent, for an IPA it was balanced (serving from cask really muted the hop character). Perfectly good beer, but not the best for serving on cask IMHO.

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Photo of nukem5
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: So golden and a bit murky with a solid head and great lacing.

S: Great floral aroma with a nice solid malty backbone.

T: Tastes of malty bready flavors combined with a fantastic floral hop bite.

M: Very nice mouthfeel of a medium bodied beer with a good deal of carbonation.

O: Very drinkable and flavorfull, with a elevated but not overpowering alchohol content.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-04-02 at Bull's Head Public House's 3rd Cask Beer Festival.

A - Clear, gold with hints of orange. Very short head and no lacing.

S - Very light fruit - like a blood orange. Not much aroma.

T - Sweet, fruity citrus, spice and a hint of Mukhwas (the after-dinner seeds @ an Indian restaurant, typically fennel seeds, anise seeds, coconut, and sesame seeds). Moderate bitterness kicks in after a bit but the brew has more lingering malt sweetness than I care for.

M - Light body with little carbonation. Moderately smooth.

O - Not a winner for me on-cask. Too sweet and not enough carbonation.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Johnny Cask, I was dying to try this at the brew pub and I had finally got my chance. This brew is a 7.5abv blend of the 90 and 60 minute IPA. The beer has a really soft quality to it. A pretty good foamy head that laces the glass fairly well. The color is a foggy copper tone. The aroma is a great it just spews hops. It's a really great IPA that's cask aged. Little Carbonation in it but it's got enough of a bitterness that it doesn't really need the bubbles.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.