75 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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75 Minute IPA75 Minute IPA

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ManekiNeko on 02-06-2004

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: large frothy head, greater than 3 fingers with excellent retention on a hazy golden with amber hues body.

S: The large amount of foam obscures the aroma at first. Once you get to it there is mostly musty hop and grapefruit citrus with grassy/floral and oak notes. Overall nice full nose.

T: Milder malt presence than the 90 with mild pine and citrus notes throughout. Mild oak and floral notes as well. The finish is mildly sweet, likely from the maple syrup note, which greatly adds to the drinkabilty.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: More drinkable than the 60 minute with this one smoother and more sweet.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

not sure if its always like this, but i had it casked with maple syrup at the taproom on the beach. poured a relatively flat looking amber color. smell was sweet and hoppy, more like the 90 minute, but with definite maple sugar notes and some mild woody vibes from the cask conditioning. taste is identical, light hints of maple, nothing overpowering at all. mouthfeel is less flat than the appearance, actually quite lively, with a sticky icky hop body, drinkable though. nice beer, wouldnt have 5 of them

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with an off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is pretty much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but nothing all that special.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.03/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Going to the DFH Pub for the first time, this one was a must-get and I wasn't disappointed at all... one of the best beers I've ever laid my lips on. The super hoppiness of the 60/90 minute IPA's, but balanced with some nice caramel syrup to give it a great mouthfeel. This beer's flavor is delicious and goes down way too easy, would definitely go back there just for another pint of this!

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Common criticism for 60 Minute is that it's too simplistic; whereas the 90 minute is too sweet and heavy. The combination of the two should give Dogfish Head the sweet spot that's much coveted by their fans. Add the nuances of maple syrup and natural carbonation inside the bottle and the brewery isn't giving us much to complain about anymore.

Pouring a deep goldenrod color, the beer carries the signature hop and yeast derived haze that both IPAs and bottle conditioned beers provide. A billowing foamy white head hugs the rim of the glass and delivers a much more carbonated character than either the 60 or 90 Minute versions. With ideal retention and clumped lace, this is the way beer should look!

Delicious ale-centric aromas cover the beer map: graham cracker, caramel, maple, and light biscuity starch deliver the first impressions to the nose. But then the citrusy hops offer a whiff of citrus peel and pine needles. Yeast derived fruitiness come to life in the form of apricot and peach. Spicy alcohols also get into the game with a light peppery note. The beer's aroma covers all the bases with a very moderate and confident stride.

The superb balance continues in taste. Though the beer is IPA through and through, the beer has an intangible balanced taste that keeps me returning to the glass way too quickly. Malt richness and sweetness is dry- allowing the flavor of caramel, graham cracker, and maple to soar but without all of the associated residual sweetness from those components. That dry malt taste is perfectly suited for the taste of orange peel, grapefruit, and spruce to leap off of the palate and decorate the beer with not just balance, but complexity. Waves of fruit flavor come first with hop derived fruit flavor, but then extend into the estery apricot and marmalade taste. Hops turn from fruit to pithy bitterness late and weave into the bitter alcohol taste that might carry a touch of peppery acetone.

Medium bodied, the beer's soft and supple carbonation is creamy but not overt- this is one of those intangible characteristics of naturally carbonated ales that go above and beyond what the style prescribes. But as the carbonation subsided, it takes with it much of the residual sweetness, then allowing the hops dryness and alcohol warmth to take control in finish. With a light citrusy bitterness in aftertaste, only a memory of maple remain with the hops in in finish.

I like to think of this ale as an American IPA in tastee, but of an English IPA in proportion and mouthfeel. Where criticism of 60 Minute and 90 Minute may be ill founded, no such thing can be said about their well crafted ales of 75 Minute and Squall- this is where their mastery in brewing shines!

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of kojevergas
2.98/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired tonight for $9.99 and served into a New Belgium goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. 7.5% ABV confirmed. Expectations are above average given the hype, but this brewery is often overrated.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours an appealing four finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and great retention (five minutes at least) for the ABV. Good lacing. Fluffy smooth foam - just what I like to see. Colour is a dull dark copper. Not at all lively. Semitransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Dry floral hops. Some citrus - slight grapefruit. Bittering hops. Little hop bite. Clean pale malts. A touch soapy. Some sweet malty notes. Bubblegum. Maybe even a hint of pineapple. An average strength aroma. There's nothing unique or special about it. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. I don't get oil, pine, or orange/lemon citrus at all.

T: Soap and bubblegum up front (too long in primary?). Some nice biscuity and amber malts are present in the foundation - a pleasant surprise. A touch of caramelization as well. Some luscious berry. It's actually a bit tame on the hops, with floral character dominating. I get a hint of maple syrup, but only when I really search for it. More balanced than expected. A hint of soap and bubblegum on the climax. Tingly malty sweetness carries the third act. It's not horribly complex or subtle. I don't really see what all the fuss is about. As it warms, I pick up on some pleasant spice - maybe nutmeg. A bizarre beer in the style. Sort of messy.

Mf: Smooth, wet, nicely creamy. Good thickness and carbonation. Suits the flavours in a general sense. Good presence on the palate. Doesn't feel tailored specifically to the flavours. Not at all oily like some IPAs. Soft.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. Quite overpriced. There's little here to bring me back. They would do well to add more maple syrup and caramel. The soapy bubblegum notes have got to go. I don't understand the hype for this one. Another letdown from Dogfish Head. Why do I keep coming back?


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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 3 finger dense off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Very nice dense soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, pine, lemon, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, bread, light maple, and light piney spiciness. Excellent aromas with great balance and hop complexity. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, pine, lemon zest, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, grass, earth, toast, maple, and piney spiciness. Good amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, bread, toast, herbal, floral, grass, earth, maple, and spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hops flavor complexity and balance; awesome malt/hop bitterness balance; zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, slick, sticky, and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great hop complexity and malt flavor balance with the maple syrup; extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as I expected.

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Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear amber color and a one finger head that eventually becomes a ringlet while leaving plenty of splashy lace

Smell: Nicely balanced aroma between the sweet malt and the grapefruity hops

Taste: After a quick introduction from the biscuity malt, the grapefruit hops take over and provide a bitter, but fruity aspect through mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavor profile becomes nicely balanced between the big, alcoholic malt found in the 90 minute and the refreshing hop profile in the 60 minute

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: The balance between the finer attributes of the 60 and 90 minutes provides a nice blend that drinks very nicely indeed (the bottled version with maple adds a bit of maple sweetness on the finish)

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.22/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of pine and light citrus hoppy notes with some sweet caramel malt. Taste is a mix between some medium hoppy notes with some citrus and resin notes backed by a solid and a bit too sweet caramelized malt backbone. Body is about average with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but definitely a bit too sweet which makes me wonder if maple syrup is really bringing anything worthwhile to the mix.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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