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75 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Reviews: 614
Hads: 3,308
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 24.45%
Wants: 284
Gots: 596 | 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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Photo of dank203
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ton of head on this one. wonderful ipa with lots of character. got a brown sugar/molasses note I guess similar to maple syrup. at the same time lots of spice, bit of citrus, and caramel malt. very nice and not on the west coast/citrusy end of hops or ipa's

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Photo of tmaury
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer. Pours an amber color with incredibly thick head. Creates a foamy lacing. To me it has a smokey flavor, malts, and with a hint of the normal Dogfish Head citrus arrangement. You can smell the citrus more than you can taste it. The smokey/malt flavor might be a little of the maple coming out.

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Photo of osant37
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

pours a beautiful goldish brown orange...big billowy foam head of about 3 fingers that takes forever to settle. smells amazing big grapefruit & tropical citrus notes ..definatly getting some mango and a slight peach hint and a touch of maple syrup. the taste is absoloutly delicious sharp and sweet bitterness up front. with a sweet cut from the maple syrup. finishes with a slightly peachy sweetness after its swallowed. i almost get the alcohol too. the mouthfeel is fantasic with lots of carbonation due to the bottle conditioning. this is definatly my favorite i.p.a from dfh. too bad its so rare in between that it is realeased...salud!

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Photo of JG-90
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

75 Minute IPA is a cloudy golden orange color with a gigantic dense, creamy, light tan head. Head has great retention, becoming rocky as it recedes and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma consists of mostly deep bready and caramel malts, citrus including orange and lemon, with hints of dark fruit and maple syrup. Not as much maple aroma as I expected.

Taste seems exactly like a toned-down 90 minute, as well as a mix of 60 and 90, as expected. Taste starts with musty citrus and heavy malts, moving on to hearty bread, a touch of dark fruit, and creeping maple syrup. Finish contains more old and musty citrus, as well as assertive malts, and maple syrup. Mouthfeel is a touch heavier than average, with average carbonation, a ton of chewiness, and some creaminess.

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Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lots of foam and head on this beer looks amazing and leaves an ice cream scoop of a head on the top after pouring. Smells like their 90 minute and 60 minute infused perfectly so you are getting the rich hop smell of the 90 and the more citrus smells from the 60. Very rich smelling hops flowery and citrus some orange and a touch of pine all come in on the smell of this beer its fantastic.

The thickness of the beer is perceived first with the sweetness very shortly following from the maple syrup and then right away in the middle and end of the sip you get a bitter citrus floral and piney hop flavor that honestly makes it their best IPA in my opinion. The maple syrup just really contributes so much to this beers mouthfeel and sweetness that makes it just not an IPA but a beer that is dynamic.

I really wish they'd put this as a year round in 6 packs! I know that's dreaming but I'd make it my go to IPA everytime. So well balanced but still appeals to the people who want a bitter hop profile as well. Thanks Dogfish!

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Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy amber. Huge foamy off white head. Looked like an ice cream float. Tons of clingy lace.

Smells of pineapple and a dank spiciness.

Lots of grapefruit rind and citric hop flavors. Pine resins and an herbal spiciness. Good malt backbone, not over sweet. More balanced than the 90 minute IPA.

Medium bodied, oily hop resins coat your mouth.

Overall, my favorite IPA in the Dogfish line. Not cloying like the 90 minute. But a lot more going on than the 60. I didn't detect much, if any, of the maple. And that's fine by me.

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Photo of ColeAnthony
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Beautiful cloudy gold with a serious head.

S- Almost orangy/lemony with some sweet caramely notes at the end of the smell. also slightly earthy.

T- The maple syrup balances the citrusy hops very well. It stays throughout the taste while the hops die out. Yeasty once it warms.

M- Medium body with a perfect contrast from the carbonation. At first pour the head offers a delightful creaminess mixed with the sweetness from the maple syrup.

O- perfect IPA for an imperfect world. Another delicious elixir from Dogfish Head. They know how to make an IPA.

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Photo of leaddog
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a golden amber/copper hue with three fingers of frothy, fluffy white head.

Smell - Citrusy hops, caramel malts, grapefruit and tropical fruit, slight hint of sweetness from maple syrup.

Taste - Moderately strong citrus hop bitterness with the sweetness of maple cutting through it, making for a great balance. Accented by grapefruit, caramel and tropical fruit flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight fluffiness/airiness to the body.

Overall - Dogfish Head delivers again on another stellar and unique IPA. Maple syrup cuts through the bitterness quite nicely to give the overall flavour the balance it needs.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Bold gold, cloudy, tremendous white sticky head .Head has retention and significant lacing.
S: little grassy, light lemon notes, not too strong on either
T: Light citrus and a little nutty early. Malts are there but give way to the sharp bitter hops taste.
M: carbonation on tongue up front, coating malt and dry little tug for second half of taste.
O: Damn good, excellent!

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Photo of hreb
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours pale in color with a gigantic white head. Familiar dogfish IPA aroma, big on floral and citrusy hops. Loaded with carbonation. Does indeed taste like a sweeter take on Dogfish 60. I get sugar crystals on my tongue, rather than a syrupy sweetness. The beer itself is quite thin and dry. There's only the slightest suggestion of any Maple flavor. I actually get a little bit of oakiness on the back of the palate. Can't explain that. The real stars here are the massive dry hopping and epic hop profile.

Delicious, but 90 is still better. Probably.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

looks good, orange-amber with plenty of head and sticky sheets of lacing,

Aroma and flavor are mixed between a smooth malty backbone and well balanced citrusy hops. Not the typically bite-oriented mix of 60 and 90 that I was expecting, but much more malt-oriented. Not sure what the goal was here, but it's not real stand-out like many DFH ales.

Body is medium to rich with a moderately malty finish.

Of all the DFH beers, this one isn't my most fav or most "impressed by."

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Photo of drewsif22
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a craft bottle into a pint glass.

A - On pour, there formed a great head. The amount of lacing is excellent. The color is a nice amber hue.

S - Not terribly strong, but certainly notes of citrus from the hops. Slight amount of caramel, just as 90 minute, and maybe even some of the maple syrup that it's brewed with. Certainly sweet smelling.

T - Kind of strikes that perfect balance between the 60 and 90 minute. Definitely not boozy. Has an extra hint of sweetness that I credit to the maple syrup that's added to it. The citrusy hops are prevalent. Just like 60 and 90, though, this IPA is more balanced between hops and malt.

M - Maybe one of its best qualities. I like the extra carbonation that's put in this, as it makes it smoother and gives it more head. This makes its body feel a bit more full, which is kind of nice for an IPA.

O - Excellent. If you like 60 or 90 (or both), it's definitely worth trying. If you're looking for an IPA that's more on the malty side, this is also a good option.

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

750ml bottle poured into the DFH IPA glass
A: Burnt orange color; formed a huge head even with a slow pour
S: Earthy, some floral/citrus hops and a nuttiness
T: Overall matches the nose. Not getting a lot of maple, but that's likely the nuttiness. Definitely a distinct earthiness I rarely find this bold
M: Medium-bodied, dry
O: A unique & well made IPA worth a try

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Photo of MattyG85
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 10/31/2013.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head that actually holds up fairly well. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fruity and fairly sweet hop forward aroma with earthy hints, citrus, and sweet syrup. Hoppy upfront with earthy hints of grass and some spicy pine. Zesty citrus hop presence with hints of orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and slight apricot. Sweet bready malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and yeast. The sweet scent of maple syrup is noticeable. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a zesty, fruity, and fairly earthy IPA taste with a nice kick of sweet syrup. Mix of hops upfront with earthy notes of grass and spicy pine. Juicy citrus hop presence with notes of orange rind, lemon zest, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and some apricot. Sweet and toasty malt presence with notes of caramel, toffee, yeast, biscuit, and toast. Sweet notes of the added maple syrup come through as well. A big and nicely balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, creamy, and somewhat oily and syrupy. Finishes somewhat dry. Nicely smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a IPA. Good citrus hop presence with a solid balance of sweetness from the added maple syrup. Good to have Dogfish Head back at the MN/WIS border.

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

big fluffy head even on an easy pour, in the 2 finger range, cloudy dull orange hue with lots of bubbles competing for my attention, the head is a floating mass and grips all over the glass for dear life

zesty, lemony seltzer, fresh citric hop aroma with zero off notes, deeper cone aroma is also apparent under the lemon umbrella, the malt does fight a little to be heard but man you better listen carefully, ditto on the maple syrup - just a faint note, for an IPA this does smell really nice

taste etc...
initial hops... and some strange sweetness, definite crisp carbonation bite which I dig (keeps it refreshing), the hops have a nice bittering bent but do not over do it - this is probably also in concert with the maple syrup and bottle conditioning, although the bottle conditioning doesn't feel as apparent as it does in a beer like say Long Trails unfiltered IPA or 3 Floyds Dreadnaught (again I suspect the maple syrup is playing a role here), the maple becomes more assertive more into the bottle and seems to balance out more as I go on (and perhaps my palate is adjusting as well), some nice warming is apparent from the elevated (but not astronaut in love crazy) ABV, this drinks beautifully feel wise - carbonation is sharp and this has a nice full body, the hops are almost perfumy in your mouth as well

the bottom of the bottle is the winner, the flavors are all amplified including the maple which almost adds a smoky-ish type element

DFH knows IPAs, that is pretty damn apparent. this is a very interesting and super drinking brew. It does not hit it out of the proverbial park for me personally but that said it is damn solid no doubt. Great hop flavor and the bottle conditioning adds just the right touch of complexity.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 27, 2013.

It pours like a typical American IPA with an amber-orange-bronze tone and a tremendous, foamy cream head. Some cloudiness is noted and regularly erupting carbonation.

The aroma is subtle with an emphasis on the toasted biscuit malts and maple sweetness ahead of the floral, earthy hops. A little grass. A little citrus maybe.

The body is medium but also smooth.

The bitter earthy hops are far more noticeable in the taste than on the nose bit I enjoyed how they melded with the biscuit character that I got in there up front. Moderately lingering finish. Alcohol is very well integrated.

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Photo of Lederer85
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really cool flavor profile for an IPA. I don't normally think about drinking beer with my breakfast but this flavor explosion can pull up a chair at the table. Realistically speaking it is a great mix up for IPA fans and the maple flavor is very prominent on the tongue but other than that runs similar in flavor to the breweries other IPAs with floral american hop heavy flavor.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a tulip.

A: copper golden in color with a full three finger head which breaks down slowly leaving some thick lacing.

S: sweet citrus and pine hops.

T: hops come forward, but the taste is not overpowering. There is a sweetness unlike any other IPA I have had before. It is unusual but enjoyable.

M: moderate carbonation and mouth feel.

O: nice, but unexpected. I had some notions of this being a little sweeter because of the maple syrup, but that didn't come through for me. An interesting cross up between DFHs two very popular IPAs though.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Updated review.
Have had numerous times before, both bottled and on tap. Excellent beer on all fronts (4.25).
But last night we stopped by DFH Rehoboth to treat some out of town family, and found they had 75 on cask. Every once in a while the stars align, and it happened for us. 75 Min was born to be served via cask. Started off our night, and It was outstanding. All the special flavors characteristic of the 75 min blend just exploded in a sensual creamy decadent sipper. We drank a lot of DFH afterwards last night and had a great time, but agreed we could have gone the whole night just kickin back sippin off the 75 cask. Well done!

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Photo of jmw4437
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a hazy golden amber color. The beer forms a large long lasting creamy off-white head which dissipated around the edges of the glass first leaving a marshmallow like column of small suds standing on top of the beer.

S: The smell is typical for an IPA, dominated by citrus and piney notes.

T: The taste hints a an overly strong hop flavor but never reaches that mark keeping the beer drinkable and enjoyable. The addition of the maple syrup seems to have mellowed out the sharp bite that hops can often add.

M: The beer feels smooth on the palette with a very creamy head. It however does not retain the bite that is sometimes present with a carbonated drink.

O: I would definitely recommend this beer as an IPA for anyone looking for something a bit off-center, something which Dogfish Head does very well.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours with a huge fluffy head. Clear yellow-golden. Head fades and leaves clumps on the side of the glass. Smell is grassy, piney, floral sweet.

Taste is odd. Something a little funky-off about it. Maybe some soapy flavor. Not a total loss, because there's some noticeable sweetness.

Mouthfeel is thin, light, slick. Overall, not too impressed. I'll finish it, but not with delight.

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Photo of timwardjr
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz brown bottle.

A - Copper in color, with nice clarity, a tight, frothy head, and good lacing.

S - Very malt-forward in the nose. Roasty with a nutty character.

T - Again, big malt presence here. Toffee sweetness dominates, but the hops push in with earthy, leafy flavors and a bitterness to balance. Presence of maple at the back end.

M - Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

O - Overall, an excellent beer. The characteristics strike a nice balance between the 60 and the 90 minute brews, and the addition of the maple nicely compliments the malt complexity.

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Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a orange amber color with a fluffy white head.

The nose has orange, citrus, pine, big sweet bready malt, and some earthy pine notes.

The flavor follows with lemon, grapefruit, and pine with a sweet caramel bready malt. There's maybe a bit of the maple in the finish.

The beer surely tastes like a mix of 60 and 90. I do enjoy the balance between the two and it gives the beer a good body and flavor profile.

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Photo of TxMdScotty298
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my all time favorites. The smell, taste, and aftertaste are amazing. The picture on the label is also pretty cool. I have been waiting to get my hands on another one for far too long. Its hard to find in my little town and the brewery is far away. Regardless, my next encounter with the 75 minute IPA will be a pleasure.

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Photo of Roguer
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge pale head from a turbulent pour. Lively orange-copper brew with tons of carbonation; almost opaque. Great head retention, and nice lacing.

Typical IPA: bright and hoppy. Floral, maybe a little citrus, and some mild malt background (caramel, grain, honey). Less metallic than 60 minute; less malty than 90 minute.

First dose is malts, lighter on the maple syrup; not quite caramel, but very smooth and honey-like. Hops come in secondary, bright and floral, with a hint of undefined citrus and pine. Third wave is again malts, with more of a hint of the maple syrup. Slight astringency. Extremely well-balanced and smooth.

Very smooth mouthfeel; medium, almost medium-full. Syrupy feel without coming across as an overripe DIPA. Not super lively in the mouth; no carbonation sting, and absolutely no sense of ABV at all. Very mild (and dry) hop oil coating of the mouth, which leaves a slightly flat and earthy aftertaste, but also freshens up the palate, asking for a new sip.

This is an excellent, excellent beer. I may like it better than either 60 or 90 minute. The maple syrup is extremely subdued, but that's probably a good thing. The overall beer is phenomenally drinkable, and superbly balanced.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.