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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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, VA. On to the beer:

This one is light orange colored and received good marks for it's good head retention on top. The beer has a fruity outlook; I catch aromas of tangerine, orange, and grapefruit, dusted in toasted sugar. Not citrusy as it is done on the west coast, like a sweet and syrupy citrus aroma. For an IPA, this is rather sweet. Not to be mistaken, there is plenty of hoppy stuff here too. Candied grapefruit comes to mind, a note of carmelized sugar, and a punch of vague citrus fruits. The beer has a medium full body with much of the alcohol kept at bay.

60+90= 150/2=75, right? Not quite. 75 Minute IPA takes a slightly different route from the two.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Hojaminbag for this brew.

Bottled In: 2012A 19:52

Poured into a DFH glass a very nice golden dark orange color, nice carbonation, with a very nice two-finger thick/creamy white head, with lots of very nice thick sticky lacing left behind. The nose is a nice blend of malts/hops, and some citrus thrown in. The taste is slightly sweet, with some bitterness from the hops, nice little touch of citrus. Medium body. A nice brew, but I was expecting more, not quite in the same league as a 90 or even a 60 Min. IPA. Thanks Ben for the opportunity.

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

Pours an orange-amber out of the bottle that I purchased at Wegmans in Geneseo, NY. Great label, by the way. A 2 inch head forms, with significant lacing.

Aroma is of piney hops, sweet malt, and some pineapple.

The taste is awesome, love it. 75 Minute is my favorite of the various minutes in this series. A crisp hop bite brings flavors of grapefruit and pine, with some sweetness brought on by the maple syrup in the middle. The maple also brings a nice earthiness that plays of the sweet malt flavors- caramel, mainly, well. A large group of different flavors that play nicely together.

Full, creamy mouthfeel brought on by the well-done bottle conditioning. The maple seems to be the culprit in making the mouthfeel so nice.

A well executed blend here.

I've had the simpler cask version at the brewpub in Rehoboth. This is a much simpler form of the beer- simply a mix of 60 and 90 dry hopped in the "Johnny Cask," with maple syrup. The bottle version is a different brew- mixing the recipes for 60 and 90, but not actually blending the beer, then bottle conditioning with maple syrup. The cask version is excellent, the maple is a bit more pronounced, and the mouthfeel is dynamite, soft and lightly carbonated. It's less hoppy than the bottle version, though.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is a mix of grass, apricots and orange from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor has a great mix of hops, with some orange and pine, as well as some apricot and mango notes. There is also a little bit of sweetness from the toffee and biscuit malt, which keep the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink.

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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 Stinkypuss
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head : 75 Minute IPA

Pours a orangeish copper, slightly yellowish, well retaining head. Lots of soapy lacework is left behind. Aroma of floral cascade hops, some sweetness, but mostly hops. In the mouthfeel, bright citrus hops and an almost nutty, sugary malt body that does a good job to balance. Little alcohol, mostly pine and citrus hops, somewhere in between the 60 and 90 minutes, Go Figure! Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and prickly. Overall, a very fine beverage and another winner from the minute line of Dogfish Head.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at The Grey Lodge in NE Philly, served in a curved DFH pint glass. The cask kicked in 30 minutes. Part of the simulcask event.

A- Directly out of the cask there were just a few sparce bubbles congregating towards the center of the glass. 75 minute has a hazy look to it(maybe from the sryup) while it held a light amber color.

S- The addition of maple syrup is noted and kind of drowns out the hops but they come out over time. Once a little higher in temp I can detect the DFH scent that comes from their IPA's. I got a nice sweet malt addition as well with some caramel.

T- On first sips I said to myself "where are the hops" but as said earlier they need some time to show themselves. The maple syrup is the 1st thing I detected while it is not overdone. The malt also gives a sweeter edge. The citrus and grapefruit is there but take a backseat in this version.

M- Medium bodied and smooth as a baby's___ coming out of the cask. I really had to swish this around in my mouth for a bit to get the full affect of this beer. The aftertaste is great and screams DFH.

D- Very drinkable and I would like to try a non maple syrup induced version to compare. I wonder if this is 7.5%, from what I drank it's in the ball park for sure. Again not as hoppy as expected which was is a nice change of pace, at least for me. Good stuff all around.

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Photo of biegaman
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Any beer without a head is a sorry sight and, trust you me, Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA is no sad sap. Its big bubbly white head deserves an Oscar for best costume design and leaves the glass looking like the inside of a cotton-candy machine. As for the beer's hazy, pineapple-flesh complexion, well, that's less spectacular but expected for a bottle-conditioned ale.

The bouquet is surprisingly captivating considering it smells only moderately full; the resins are very soft, like wet leaves or flowers, and there's not a lot of citrus character (then again I don't find either the 60 or 90 Minute to be all that citrusy or fruity). Nothing really erupts - granted this bottle isn't exactly "fresh" - and there's a 'forest-y' aura that has an old book-like mustiness.

There's absolutely zero intensity or vigor on the palate, just lengthy, delicious earthy hop notes and a pacifying toasted honeycomb biscuit maltiness. The maple syrup really plays into the leafy, resiny qualities of the hops while the fruity papaya and pineapple notes of the hops really harmonize with the syrup and malt sweetness. What reciprocity! It has a very subtle power.

This earthy beer has an ideal temperament, like a perfectly steeped tea. It also has a chewy cookie dough-like taste and texture. Relatively speaking, it is hoppier than the 60 Minute, a bit denser than the 90, and nowhere the knockout on the palate that the 120 Minute is (though I'd be curious to find what a side-by-side tasting might turn up). It is the kind of beer that can stand to breath and, going by this sample, also withstand a few months in the bottle.

For a brewery infamous for odd experiments 75 Minute IPA is far from an intriguing blend, but it may be the best beer Dogfish Head has ever put in a 750ml bottle. A good IPA is not a concept that can be easily encapsulated by numbers but hand it to whoever thought to split the difference between the 60 and 90 Minute IPAs - I would take one of these over both of those.

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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 yourefragile
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle purchased from Rick's.

Pours a glowing golden amber with low carbonation and ample suspended sediment. Airy, white head with nice retention and abundant dots of lace. Mild, weak aroma of trace maple and light pine; mildly soapy and and boozy. Flavor is less horrible than the aroma with hops taking a more dominant role and maple only adding a mild sweetness to the finish and slick texture to the body. Dry throughout the body, with pine hops and light bready malt body hiding behind the bitterness. More of an amped up 60 Min than a watered down 90 Min. Maple is a failure on the aroma, but subtlety in the flavor adds an unexpected pleasant balance and depth to the flavor. Didn't pick up the notes of dog shit that Thorpe found in this beer (and a few others tonight) but he just must have been getting too familiar with Bruce's functions tonight.

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

Clear light amber colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells hoppy with a predominantly pine scent. caramel and some grapefruit, nice smell without going to any extremes.

Starts out hoppy and savory in the mouth, almost salty. Strongly flavored but not, hard to describe. Woody and earthy the sensation of salt continues, suspect sky-high glutamate levels. Citrus and pine flavors with a little mushroom.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a different beer, it is OK but I don't think I would pick this again over a 60 Minute IPA from the same brewery.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, with Eugene Levy's doppelganger on the label,

A: Pours a hazy apricot orange with a delicious looking frothy head, great retention, excellent lace, one of the best looking beers I've seen lately.

S: Heavy grapefruit and citrus, notes of wildflowers.

T: Great citrus heavy IPA, with an undercurrent of pine, oakwood, and maple syrup. Rich hop flavour, I think the bottle conditioning really adds something here.

M: Medium-bodied, though not as heavy as I would have thought. Resiny and long with hop aftertaste.

O: This is a really good IPA, but the price is horrendous. Unfortunately, this is a one time by for me unless I can find it on-tap.

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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 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 Georgiabeer
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice beer, and a nice idea- adding a bit of maple syrup to the IPA. The syrup adds a bit of sweetness, but just slightly. What it really does is round out the flavors and add a balance to the bitterness as well as a floral/earthy note. It tastes as if they used a lighter grade of syrup, which was wise in this case. It's definitely become quite a different experience than a normal IPA, but one that is crave worthy- for me at least.

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Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared this beer with veotho, poured into a Chimay chalice.

A - Pours a magnificent clear, light amber orange hue with a three finger fluffy Duvel like head. Big, rocky, sticky side lacing. Seriously, this is a stupendous pour!

S - Smell has very nice hops (pine), with slight maple and barrel notes. Mostly though there is a strong pine hop presence. Very nice.

T - More of those nice pine notes intermixed with light maple and earthy woody barrel notes. Not alot of malts, which I like. Really don't like malty IPAs.

M - Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Super drinkable and enjoyable.

O - Overall this was a very enjoyable brew. I really like the hop presence in this beer. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish seethru body with golden tints and a two-finger soapy head that died slow and left a lace ring down the glass. Strong floral hoppy aroma dominates the nost but getting some biscuity/bready malts as well (can't say I detect any maple aroma). Taste/mouthfeel is more of the same as the beer is hoppy, sharp citric, piney, some grape, a little bit of sweetness added in for balance for an overall very good hoppy beer that isn't a hop bomb.

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Photo of weeare138
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a four finger white head that stays leaving a good lace. hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is grapefruit hops that are mellowed by the maple syrup. Higher ABV is hidden. Light bitter aftertaste. $8.59 for a 750ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle purchased from Ales Unlimited in San Francisco. Brought back to Australian and shared with Sam & Rich.

Pours a hazy, rather dark golden colour, like treacle. Head is a huge mass of pillowy white that settles out leaving amazing crackling lace. Body has very solid weight behind it, and holds lots of fine carbonation when tilted. Looks really great.

Nose is a little weak, but with some pleasant if empty hop brightness. There's a slight sugary twang to it, possibly the result of a full fermentation of the maple syrup. Hop character is leafy and slightly herbal, it's quite pleasant.

Taste is probably better. Here there's a solid thickness throughout which provides good sweetness. This is tempered by a slight but distinct bitterness through the back. It's not really very hoppy, but there's some spicy characters which provide an interesting twist. Finish is very pleasant, with a gliding sweetness that smooths over the hoppiness again. Feel is great. Smooth but clean and fluid.

Overall, yep, it's a nice beer. I do believe it's probably more interesting than the 90 and 60m versions, although I perhaps prefer the 90m in isolation.

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Photo of corby112
2.68/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with yellowish-orange hues and a massive 2.5/3 finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap.  Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Sweet yet earthy aroma with some grassy pine and sweet malt notes.  The sweetness of the syrup and malts take away from the hops.  Hint of caramel, toffee, nut and sweet maple.  Too malt forward for my preference.  

Medium bodied with some tight carbonation and subtle signs of infection. Balance of dry and sweet notes.  Dry bitterness with some earthy/soily notes that get overpowered by malt profile and maple.  Hints of toffee, caramel hazelnut and syrup. Too malty and sweet with little to no interesting hop flavor.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The gentlest of pours yielded a glass consuming bone white head that sat like a rigid foam iceberg dominating the vessel with an active surface of micro bubble pops. A towering mountainous structure the wait is long for the head to retreat leaving a generous amount of foam lace rings condescending down the chalice. A pale orange coloring has a good clarity and a misty rise of effervesce.

S: The nose was a bit lighter then expecting, soft pine brush and dry lemons.

T: The flavor was sweetly toasted grain upfront with a good level of hop awareness of pine and dried grapefruit. The maple syrup brings a dry sweetness to the middle of the palate before transcending to a dry hopping finish of pine, grapefruit and dried orange grinds. Flowery citrus, sweet lemony hops and a warmth of pine alcohol with a touch of lime rounds things out.

M: leans more towards the lighter side of medium bodied, a bit of a disappointment substance wise as well crispness wise.

O: Overall it takes a few sips to truly reveal the complexity of this beer, the first few I saw nothing special but as the drink progresses the sweet maple syrup and sweetly toasted grain lends support and balance coming though nicely and the hops become brighter. Drinkability becomes easier, smoother and more enjoyable. Reluctantly to say I don’t entirely agree with the “sometimes 60 is not enough and 90 is to much” bottle labeling. As with most instances of hybrids you lose the best part of the spectrum with the blending of the two. The 60 a much more crisper summer time treat, the 90 a more wine body and complexity with alcohol warmth, both I wouldn’t compromise for this.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 750mL DFH bottle to nonic pint glass on 3/19/12
*From notes

A: Clean golden at first, and as I get to the bottom of the bottle, the dregs cloud and darken the beer a bit. A good pour yields a massive 2+ finger head. The retention is spectacular, and the lacing just clings to the glass like Marion Barry to crack rock.

S: I get a lot of honey here. As it warms a bit, I get some untoasted wood. The hops linger, but they are low key are pretty subdued. Lovely stuff.

T: It takes a minute for this to rev up and really hit my taste buds. As it does, there's a touch of sweetness that comes on first. When it begins moving back, piney and slightly juicy hops dry it out and bite my palate. Letting this warm allows the cask-like woody profile to shine.

M: For something that's seen time in the wood, it's oftly bubbly. I dig it, but was certainly a bit surprised by the beer's fizzy body.

O: A step in the right direction for a brewery that, in my humble opion, has lost it's way a bit. Keep making unique, delicious beers like this and I'll keep buying them. The best DFH 750mL release in ages. Well done, Dogfish.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.97/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a overcarbonated deep golden color with a massive white head which fades leaving a small unimpressive whispy cap

S: Faint. Mainly grassiness.

T: Let down. Grassy, grainey, no maple on this day, some light sweetness, dash of bitterness. I'm really not going to continue on this portion.

M: It felt thin, overcarbonated and no body

O: Really let down on this one.

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Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cask pint at the brewpub. It's been a long time since I was here.

A: The IPA is a golden autumnal color, equial parts brown and orange while still translucent. A cask-induced head, thick and densely compact, leaves strata of lace behind.

S: Citrusy aromas waft out of the glass, paired with a caramel malty sweetness. The cask does a yoeman's job of taking the edge off of the hops.

T: The taste is a little, well, underwhelming. Plenty hoppy, the ale doesn't have that all-encompassing bitterness that I was hoping for. I guess that in hindsight that is appropriate, as neither 60 nor 90 are hop bombs. Here the caramel malts stand out more, a sweetness that carries the hoppiness far. Those hops are citrusy, strong even within the confines of the cask. A good start to my lunch at DFH.

M: The mouthfeel elicits both hops and malts, the cask lending more strength to the malt side. Still good though, a drinkable cask offering.

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