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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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612 Reviews
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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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Reviews: 612 | Hads: 3,297
Photo of rtepiak
4.1/5  rDev 0%
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. (719 characters)

Photo of chodinheaven
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (707 characters)

Photo of thain709
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
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 (1,041 characters)

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (1,873 characters)

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (401 characters)

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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! (990 characters)

Photo of Yagman3000
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
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! (390 characters)

Photo of BranfordBound
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (799 characters)

Photo of treehugger02010
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
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. (424 characters)

Photo of Cmack15
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
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

Cheers (429 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.55/5  rDev +11%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (849 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (746 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (861 characters)

Photo of schoolcb
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of nukem5
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (370 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
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. (614 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (462 characters)

Photo of tbrown4
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap -> pint glass at Dogfish Head Ale House in Falls Church, MD. My buddy and I had dinner and drinks here before the Mike Gordon Band show at the State Theater. This is a rare treat.

A - Crystal clear, light copper. Thin white medium bubbled head. Good sticky lacing and carb streams.

S - Mild piney hop notes, not much more there

T - Much improved over the aroma. Same piney hop notes but with more depth. The bitterness opens up to a mild sweetness through the middle and finished sweet and tart.

M - Medium to medium light bodied. Not much else

O - As stated in some other reviews if you like the 60 Min IPA and enjoy the 90 Min IPA but often steer clear of the 90, this one is perfect for you. This one has all the developed IPA flavors but without the punch of alcohol or heft on the palate. This is a good session-able IPA for me. Though, I have a feeling that this too would sneak up on me even at 7.5%. I'd order again whenever I'm at the Alehouse or at the Rehoboth brew pub. (996 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/26/11 notes. Had on tap at the Falls Church, VA Ale House.

a - Pours an amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells pine hops, grapefruit, citrus hops, and light alcohol.

t - Tastes pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, and light caramel malts maybe. Light bitterness but not much as all.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall another nice IPA from DFH; if you like 60 and 90 minute, you'll like this one. I liked it more than 60 minute and about on par with 90 minute. Some nice pine hops jump out the most in the smell, and the taste wasn't too bitter. Would certainly order it again and wish they bottled it. (693 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask, via gravity fed firkin, @ the 2011 Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational (Yards Brewing in Philadelphia, PA) on 3/20/11. Served in a tasting glass.

Pours a mostly clear coppery gold, with a thin head of soapy bright-white foam. This retains with some light richness on the edges of the glass but the overall look here is kind of flat. The aroma is deeply sweet smelling with notes of maple, caramel, bread, and fruit. I'm definitely getting some bitter grapefruit, pine, and floral leafy notes that sit on the edges of the nose as well, but this is mostly controlled by the sweetness.

The taste is even more cloyingly sweet here in the taste, with a lot sugary activity going on from the maple syrup, fruit, and malts. Much like the aroma, a leafy, citric, and resinous bitterness hangs on the edges of the profile but the sweetness is almost overpowering, with a good bit of residual sugars hanging in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lays a light prickle down on the tongue but this is overall smooth and creamy (and even a little syrupy feeling) in the mouth. I will say that 7-8% is well hid here and I found no problems with the alcohol presence here at all.

I like the effort here (and would even try this again on draft) but the maple syrup addition just puts the sweetness of this over the top for me. This was just a bit too cloying for my taste but I could see how some others might like it. (1,427 characters)

Photo of garuda
3.36/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a cask at the brewpub.

Pours a cloudy amberish gold with a thick white cap that has good retention and good lacing down the glass. Looks great.

S/T/M - I find aspects of the 90 Min. dominating the 60 Min. in this beer, which I don't particularly enjoy. The hop presence is a bit more apparent in the 75 Min than the 90, which is good, but in the end, the super sweet, syrupy, dried fruity malt content overwhelms the palate as it warms. Medium to full body in mouthfeel, but is a bit syrupy and cloyingly sweet as the drink progresses.

O - I enjoyed this more than the 90 Min., but it still ends up being cloyingly sweet, with a huge malt presence that the hops cannot balance. (692 characters)

Photo of jester5120
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a cask at Dogfish head.

A- just above average appearance with a hazy golden color and a creamy white head that hung around the whole time.

S- Incredible aroma coming from the hops. Not to pick up from the malt in terms of smell.

T- great balance of malt and bitterness in this beer. It was supposed to be right in between 60 and 90 minute ipa and that's what it did. It had a little more hop profile than the 60 and had about the same sweet caramelly malt flavor that the 90 has.

M- Above average due to being poured from cask.

O- A great cask ale. The brewer designed it to be in between two of it's biggest sellers and they nailed it. (655 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: creamy golden yellow with 2 finger white head

smell: citrus, floral, hops, malts

taste: creamy, hops,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body, creamy, smooth

overall: This is one of my favorites from Dogfish. It goes down so smooth. Love the cask.

Cheers,
The CPJ (303 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewpub in Rehoboth. Pours a translucent light brown with a few inches of head. Some thick lacing. Aroma is of citrus hops. Mostly grapefruit. A slight bit of oak as well. Taste is a light grapefruit hoppiness along with some warming alcohol flavor. Some oakiness along with maple syrup. Somewhat bitter. Very creamy mouthfeel. This does taste like a mix between a 60 and a 90 min. This was the best of the brewpub exclusives. (441 characters)

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