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: 9.02%
Wants: 274
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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 CuriousMonk
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at DFH Alehouse into a pint glass. Pours a light orange amber color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of grapefruit and pine with a slight hint of caramel. Brew is poured from the cask at near room temperature and is very smooth. The bitters are more subtle and smooth than its 90 minute bretheren. You get notes of the roasty caramel malts in this brew as well. Very good. I would put this a pinch above 90, and close but short of Squall. Usually order this with my dinner if there are no other better options (e.g., world wide stout, Squall, 90 minute, Immort Ale, etc.) (594 characters)

Photo of engagechad
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Dogfish Alehouse in Fairfax VA - Served in a pint glass

The wife and I traveled a little out of our way from IKEA to hit this place just because I had to.. we were so close anyway right?? :P

The beer was pretty, awesome lacing, sticky as hell.

Smelled like the 90 minute, shazam hops!

Tasted incredible, It was a perfect mid way point from the 60 to the 90. for me it was like the body of the 60 and the smell and bitterness of the 90

Mouthfeel was great, lots of body and it drank wonderfully, not to much ABV for me, perfect! (557 characters)

Photo of Leviathan
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Fairfax, Va Alehouse.

This is one of my favorite DFH beers. Thankfully I live close to the alehouses where it is always on tap!

Beer is served in a standard pint glass and appears hazy orange with a dissipating white head. Looks like a standard IPA, not much different from the 60 min IPA.

75 min IPA smells like pine and citrus, nothing too powerful...

This beer is absolutely delicious. A blend of DFH's 60 min and 90 min IPA's (resulting in 75 min...logically). This beer takes on the best characteristics of both of them and delivers a great package. 75 min provides a crisp hop blast mellowing out to subtle citrus notes with out becoming overpowering, as 90 min tends to do after a few glasses.

Mouthfeel is full and complex, with all flavors blending well with each other. Nothing tastes out of place...

DFH 75 min IPA is an incredibly drinkable, well hopped IPA. I would choose this beer over the 60 min any day. As far as I know it's draft only. Too bad, because I'd have a sixer standing by all the time... (1,040 characters)

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

A - Golden amber with a thin lace.

S - Citrus aroma and sweet malts

T - Piny hops with a touch of citrus. Decent malt backbone to balance out the brew

M - Medium body with light carbonation and slightly on the dry side

D - Easy drinking. Could easily have several in a single sitting (287 characters)

Photo of Pballa4lyfe
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- had on tap, in the pint glass it appeared a nice light amber brown color

S- hints of malts but mostly hops

T- very good beer, smooth IPA, hoppy

M- sat well on the palet

D- somewhat drinkable, 7.5% alcohol, wasnt too filling, but will pack a punch

overall, great beer...had it at the Gaithersburg Dog Fish Head Alehouse, i would definitely order this again (364 characters)

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dogfish 75 Cask at Dogfish Rehoboth, served in a "perfect pint" glass.

Appearance: A hazy amber that glows. Slightly transparent. Huge frothy fluffy white head, about two fingers.

Smell: Some muddled citrus, orange. Faint hops and sugars. A bit of pineapple and sweet fruits.

Taste: Noticeable sweetness, but no maple syrup (which appears to be one of the ingredients listed). Citrus again, coating the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Light feel, medium body, low carbonation (almost too thin, even for a cask). Served a little cold for a cask, but fine. Also, a bit too sweet.

Drinkability: Good but not great. The sweetness gets tiresome after a while. Glad I tried, but wouldn't session or drink often. (700 characters)

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

I had this on tap at the Alehouse in Fairfax, Virginia.

I guess this is a combination of the 60 and 90 Minute IPAs. Here goes:

A: Poured a yellow orange color, with a slight rose colored hue. The head was about a 1/2 or less, with a nice solid carbonation base.

S: I smelled the grassiness from the 60 Minute upfront, followed by the citrus and sweet notes from the 90. This comes together nicely to give this one a well balanced malt-hop flair.

T: What a very surprisingly tasty brew! Neither the citrus, malt, or the grassy-earthiness (aftertaste of the 60 Minute) take center stage. This is sort of a Frankenbeer in the strictest sense and I enjoyed the wonderful qualities of both the brews in a hybrid form.

M: Nice and thick, not too sweet, the ABV is hidden well, and the carbonation was bubbly and satisfying.

D: Both the 60 and 90 are two distinctly different beers for sure. This is an interesting experiment and I'm glad DFH offers this option. (962 characters)

Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13 October 2010, drank on cask @ Acme, 495 Monroe Avenue in Rochester, NY. The distributor was there, and said this is the version with added maple syrup.

Pint glass, pours a cloudy copper-orange, no head, no lacing, almost no carbonation, served about 45ºF. Slight aroma of grapefruit, pine and hops, heavy aroma of apricots. Taste has a fantastic balance between apricots and hops. No maple syrup was noticeable, but certainly added a sweetness to the beer that brings out the flavor of apricots. Medium-bodied and mouthy feel. This beer was a delight to drink. Compared to 60-minute, it was sweeter, and the hop flavor was not as prominent. I really enjoyed the lack of carbonation on this beer. I think my rating on this beer was a little high, as it is a unique beer and tough to find on tap. (799 characters)

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

It was a soft brownish orange with an off white yellowish head, very cloudy.

Slight bitter bite up front, but dominated by apricot with a mapple candy smell in the background.

Bitter and sweet fight for dominance yet end in blissful harmony for a wonderful mouthfeel. Sweet apricot and maple balanced by a bitter oak and citrus bite - very nice. (349 characters)

Photo of mikey711
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright orange with very good clarity. the head is about a quarter inch thick and fluffy that holds very well. Carbonation could be a little better.

S: Citrus mango and papaya followed by a bit of sweet caramel that isnt overwhelming at all

T: Crisp citrus notes with hints of pine in the background. there is a nice caramel undertone with a touch of vanilla sweetness as well

M: Very smooth and easy to drink. no roughness to it as well either.

D: Extremely easy to put a hold bunch of this down, and definitely the best dogfish IPA out there because of the freshness aspect and how nicely it is balanced (612 characters)

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

On cask at the brewpub today.

The beer pours a honey amber color with surprisingly good head retention (for a cask beer) and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, showing some tobacco, dry citrus and sandlewood. Unusual, but not unattractive. The flavors replicate the nose, although this IPA is a bit on the sweet side. However, that sweetness is well balanced by the hoppy bitterness, and the balance in this well crafted beer is one of its best features (IMHO). Mouthfeel is very full, soft, smooth and long. Drinkability is likewise quite good, with the alcohol barely noticeable.

I first got to try this beer at Lupulin Slam I, and I don't recall the beer being this good. Granted, that was several years ago, but this is really a very nice IPA from DFH. Also, this is one IPA where I think the cask conditioning has improved the beer. Very impressive. (866 characters)

Photo of Brez07
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from notes. Had this last week at Novare's Cask fest. 10oz pour into a pint glass. This was the version with maple syrup added

A: Orange hue which left a small amount of head. No lacing or retention

S: Not much of a nose on this one. Some floral notes and citrusy hops

T: The taste reminded me a lot of an amber with less spice. Some hops, but had good balance with caramel malt. There was a bit of sweetness which I assume comes from the maple syrup

M: Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation

D: Second time I've had this beer and both times have been enjoyable. Very delicious beer. Hope it makes it way here again (642 characters)

Photo of gtn80
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on cask at Novare Res's Caskfest.

I was expecting a ton of floral hop aroma on this one. The aroma was nice, hoppy but not a big, hoppy, floral aroma like I was expecting.

The bitterness comes through on the backend, super smooth on first taste. The maple flavors do come through in the front and helps balance all those hops.

Aftertaste is hops with a touch of malt/maple. (380 characters)

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Final beer of the night at the Grey Lodge Pub Friday the Firkinteenth 13 August 2010. 2nd beer from this firkin.

A. Pours brown with a small white head.

S. Small hop character (much less than expected) with some caramel malt.

T. Quite sweet with strong hops on the tailend. Good malty caramel and some orange peel.

M. Medium body with low carbonation (firkin).

D. A heck of a lot more balanced than I expected. The maple brings the sweetness and body up, but doesn't add much to the flavor or nose. If I ever see this again I'll be sure to grab a pint or two. Try it if you can. (583 characters)

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

Had this at the new(ish) DFH restaurant in Fairfax, VA.

I like this better than either of the component beers - the 60 and 90 minute IPA. It is the first Dogfish Head beer where I feel like the musty, chicory house taste of the brewery really works to its best advantage.

Pours deep copper with a small, lively head. The aroma is rich and woody, with a chocolatey, chicory bite. The flavor is woody, musty, and coffelike, with a cinnamony spice on the finish. There is a tight, woody bitterness on the finish, with a little milky sweetness. The mouthfeel is creamy and rich. B the flavor changes dramatically with food, becoming smoother and maltier. (652 characters)

Photo of Axic10
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap out of a firkin.

Appearance: Poured a hazy dark amber with a half finger of foam.

Smell: Grapefruit, piney hops, and some malt in there as well.

Taste: Grapefruit, slight pineapple taste, strong hop bite and a decent balance with the malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and bitey.

Drinkability: Glad I got to try this. A very nice change from the usual 60 minute and occasional 90 minute from Dogfish. I would definitely have this again if I have the chance. (465 characters)

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

Poured from the firkin into a small snifter glass at TJ's during the Philly Beer Week Leftovers Event. Had this while they filled my growler with Registration Ale.

The appearance is nothing to get too exited over. It's poured out of a firkin for goodness sake! Dark brown and murky, there is no head (go figure). As much as I expected this, I am having a tough time getting excited just looking at it. Maybe the smell will help.

The aroma is piney and nicely balanced with a nice caramel backbone. Even so, I take caution at this, since in my IPAs, the caramel is something that I wish I didn't have to deal with. If I am gonna have malts, I'll drink a barleywine. The taste is a bit better. Dank hoppy bitterness contributed by piney hops highlights the flavor for me. I do love me some musty bitterness. Again, though, the malts come through a bit too much, making this a touch too sweet as the caramel overwhelms the pine in the finish.

Smooth as hell, this beer hides the alcohol well. I wish that the hops were a bit more potent though. (1,044 characters)

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

No cask 75 in Va, just blended at the tap by the local bartender. Pours a nice amber color with a frothy head which dissipates quickly. Smells sweet like the 90 with a nice piney hop from the fresh 60. Taste is full bodied with a great hop complexity shifting from piney, resiny, citrusy, and floral hops. Definitely an 85. (323 characters)

Photo of weeare138
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at Capone's...
Appears a transparent amber with a small white bubble traces towards the top that quickly drift towards the outer rim of the collar.
Smell is of citrus, herbal flowers, caramel, and toasted malt.
Taste is of the aromas with a decent blend, though I can't say I enjoy this more than the 90 minute, which I adore. I'm not getting much of that pungent hop blasting that I get in this one.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not as chewy, or resinous that I get in the 90 minute but maybe it's just me. (511 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop slop it is. Dirty funk. This is what I would prefer the 90 min IPA to taste like. Not that the 90 min is disappointing. Just a happy medium. Closer in profile to the 90 min than the 60. And, I found through the bartender's experiment that a mix of 60 and 90 does NOT equal 75.

Well - nil head - just some sad, soapy looking suds swirling around. Messy, unfiltered, with lots of scummy sediment floating throughout and smeared on the bottom. Real ale, is it? Blushing red-copper light waves bouncing to my eye.

Juicy, grapefruity, rounded-off Christmas-tree piney hop flavors - all rounded off, in general. Tactile yeasty wash.

Somewhat watery consistency. Or watered-down. Lack of carbonation to blame, perhaps. In combination with the lees slopping through my teeth, and the fact that it was a bit warm (for an IPA), not the most savory feel. I've had plenty of cask ales, but maybe not one with this much hop intensity.

However, I drank this sucker pretty darn fast. I couldn't help myself. Yeah, I'd say it's drinkable. (1,030 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured deep copper in color and a little cloudy. There aren't many bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus and piney hops.
T: Hops really stand out in the aroma but they are not very overpowering due to the subtle sweetness of the caramel malts. There is also some bitterness in the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and a little prickly on the tongue.
D: This beer is relatively easy to drink. There's a good amount of flavors and the hops aren't too overpowering.

Note: Served from growler that was filled from a cask. (572 characters)

Photo of bceagles39
4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On cask at Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA in April 2010.

What a beer.

Slightly hazy copper amber. Frothy/foamy white head which left decent lacing. Low carbonation.

Tasted of sweet caramel malts balanced by the perfect amount of hoppiness.

Incredibly smooth drinking and perfectly balanced. One of the best beers I have ever tried. Could drink all night. I really don't taste how this is a blend of the 60 and 90 minute, there must be some kind of magic at work in there. (471 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy to find this at my newest "local" Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY. Pours murky/clouded, dull darker/chocolaty amber. The head is loose and minor with not much lace/sheeting to get excited about. Interesting brew, love both the 60 min and 90 min, so how could I go wrong here. Hopped up with ample malt. Super smooth over the tongue. Very enjoyable AIPA, mass produced this would be a sure big seller. (406 characters)

Photo of Spider889
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was a very pleasing beer to finally taste. They only offer it at the Rehoboth Brewpub and tap a cask every Thursday. It tends to run out quickly so get it while you can when you're in the area!

Despite the name this beer is not boiled for 75 minutes, but rather is a blend of 60 minute and 90 minute IPA and then cask conditioned. It also has the name of Johnny Cask at Dogfish Head.

The beer is darker in color than the 60 or 90, a dark red orange color. It is not as carbonated and I found it not quite as fragrant either. However this leads to a very pleasantly drinkable beer. It has a very soft and creamy mouthfeel, has a larger head and better lacing than the 60 minute. Still very flavorful and flowery. The hop flavor comes forward more than the bitter citrus notes that are prevalent in the 90 minute. Additionally, this beer is sweeter in a floral sort of way over the 60 or 90 minute. (903 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Material describes the beer as being served on DFH's Johnny Cask system, w/ extra dry hopping and maple syrup additions.

Pours a cloudy, muddy amber brown color, with nonexistant head. Smell is of fresh hops and sweet malts, with a carmel covered nut like scent. First taste if of the citrusy, piney and bitter hops, moving into a mellow sweet carmel molasses like taste... hints of raosted nuts as the big flavors clear. Heavy body, yet smooth cask beer feel on the palate, little sweet and bitter aftertastes. Decent beer, worth a try but nothing earth shattering. (568 characters)

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