75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 606
Hads: 3,280
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 3.9%
Wants: 275
Gots: 577 | 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: 606 | Hads: 3,280
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)

Photo of zadams1
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on cask at Lord Hobo.

Medium-amber and fairly clear with a thin head of bubbles and then lacing. Moderate carbonation for cask but low for other dispensing methods.

Smells a bit like the typical citrus (grapefruit) and pine but with a bit of the maple character.

On the taste you certainly can sense the sugary maple notes but its not immediately discernible or overpowering. Balanced well with good malt and hop profiles.

I'm not a massive Dogfish fan, but its hard not to follow what they do and this is one I've been looking forward to trying - mostly because I love a good "real ale". This doesn't disappoint! It can be real tough to find a well-excecuted cask beer (it takes a great brewery, great handling, and a great bar). This was done right. Not cold, but certainly not warm. Not fizzy, but not flat. Makes for incredible drinkability and mouthfeel. (870 characters)

Photo of chilly460
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on tap at the DFH brewpub.

A - Interesting looking beer, reddish copper with a very thick, tightly bubbled head. Great looking beer, quite dark for an IPA.

S - Nice grapefruit hops for sure, but something interesting in there as well, syrup sweetness on the back.

T - Very nice even hops up front, pink grapefruit and starburst, a "sweet" hoppiness. There it is again, the syrup flavor comes through.

M - The head stays around forever, almost as if it's on nitro. Thick mouthfeel, very chewy.

D - More so then the flavor, the mouthfeel made me want to hit it again.

After my first beer I asked the bartender what the deal was with the sweet flavor, then he informed me that they had added maple syrup. Aha! Interesting. (742 characters)

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

Served on draft at the Gaitersburg Alehouse, beer is amber and mostly clear with a white head of medium and small bubbles, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is a mixture of pine and grapefruit with a minimal malt backbone.

Being a fan of DFH in general, I love the IPAs. I'm not going to say that they are the best IPAs in the world because I know there are better but the 75 minute IPA is better than both the 60 and the 90 minute individually. I commented to my wife that it was rather stupid that they don't bottle this one. It's medium to light in body and pretty hoppy on the finish but without an aftertaste, the midpalate is populated with grapefruit and mild pine flavors. I really enjoyed it and would do it again. I wonder if the home version is as good. I should set up a tasting of 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 and 90 minute IPA to see what is the best blend. (881 characters)

Photo of jhughes23
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had from Cask at Washington St. Ale House in Wilmington DE.

I am going off of memory here from about a month ago so Im not gonna be too detailed.

The color was bright gold with a little amber hue. Seemed a bit cloudy but could be mistaken.

The Hop Aromas are amazing. Big thick Head that leaves great lacing.

Grapefruit, pine, lemon flavors. Not nearly as bitter as I was expecting.

Fairly Easy to drink....but I only had one. (433 characters)

Photo of paulozanello
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden color with a creamy and lasting white head with amazing lacing.

Aroma is of light citrus hops, lots of oak and wooden notes as well as maple syrup.

Taste is really different than expected from a double IPA. Starts with caramel malts then fruity hops and lots of maple / wood character. This beer is poured at 55 F and it really works well to enhance the flavors and nuances of the brew.

Body is medium and carbonation is low. Silky mouthfeel, goes down very easily.

Overall a very unusual ipa totally different than 60 and 90 min with lots of oak and maple notes. The low carbonation and and cask conditioning make it a delicious treat. It was the best beer of the night in my visit to the DFH brewpub. (729 characters)

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

Poured from a firkin at Craft Ale House last night for Dogfish Head night event, 16 ounce pint glass...

A - Slightly hazy, amber colored body with some residual orange hues in the light. Surprisingly a bit of soapy white head though not too much, which is expected.

S - Blended aromatics of the 60 Minute and 90 Minute are obvious here. Bitter, grassy and earthy hops are pronounced but are coupled with the sweeter caramel malt backbone, presumably from the 90 Minute.

T - The best of both worlds - not predominantly bitter like the 60 and not a sweet malt bomb like the 90. Blended gracefully and the balance shows: some sticky resiny hops with a sweet roasted, caramel and grainy backing. Finishes rather dry with some lingering bitterness but nothing sticky or funky.

M - More carbonation from a firkin than I expected. Very smooth mouth feel and a thicker feeling body.

D - I'm all set after a pint of this but the flavors are spot-on and I'd definitely order it again. (979 characters)

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