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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: 3,324
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 24.21%
Wants: 288
Gots: 620 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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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: 619 | Hads: 3,324
Photo of tbrown4
4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of garuda
3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of jester5120
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.


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Photo of PicoPapa
4.09/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of zadams1
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of chilly460
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of jhughes23
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of paulozanello
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.)

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Photo of engagechad
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
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!

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Photo of Leviathan
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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...

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Photo of yankiac
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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

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Photo of Pballa4lyfe
4.17/5  rDev +2%
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

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Chaney
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of mikey711
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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

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Photo of John_M
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Brez07
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
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