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.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in 2012 but the rest of the date code is smudged.

Served cold into a goblet, 75 minute is a hazy copper color with thick white head. It settles slowly and leaves some nice lace.

Aroma is definitely hoppy with some nice orange zest and minty hop character.

Flavor is intensely bitter, moreso than I was expecting honestly. A small hint of that maple sweetness comes throughat first but then it's all just big hop bitterness. A combination of grapefruit and mint comes on strong. It finishes very dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and, in my opinion, over carbonated. I know these are bottle conditioned so I expected it to be a little softer.

Overall pretty good but not something I would get again.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of thampel09
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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 mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of SierraFlight
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with just the tiniest bit of a fizzy head. Some bubbles form a ring around the top of the beer but it is really unremarkable.

The aroma is really a great balance of malt and hops with lots of earthy notes. Pine and tree bark from the hops works very well with the caramel from the malt and from the maple syrup I presume.

The flavor is a pretty straightforward continuation of the aroma characteristics although not quite as impressive. The hop flavors are somewhat muted with more caramel/syrup flavors coming through. There almost a quick shot of ginger up front before transitioning to a quick shot of piny hops before the caramel and a little roast comes rushing in. It all works well together but is just a little bit boring. Bitterness is light to moderate with just a very slight stickyness on the finish.

Overall, a decent IPA from Dogfish Head but far from spectacular. Glad I managed to find it but not really one worth going out of your way to pick up.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of secondtooth
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy amber with prodigious head of ornate, frilly, and beautiful lace. Lovely!

Aroma: Crisp and hoppy, with something sweet and malty present underneath it all. I want to think that it’s the maple syrup, but maybe it’s just the maltiness I’m getting, or perhaps the bottle’s been aged a bit (there seems to be no bottle dating here).

Taste: Heavy! Hops abound here, but again, there’s something else going on here. The maple syrup adds a different element — a little spicy, a little sweet. Finishes a tad dry but definitely smooth. Absolutely solid and enjoyable. A nice twist on the usual IPA.

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Photo of apasternak
2/5  rDev -51.1%

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

Photo of Damian
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank on-tap at Luce Restaurant, Middletown, CT
Served in a pint glass

Stunning appearance. Golden-amber and nearly crystal clear with a tight, foamy, light beige head that slowly faded to a resilient cap of froth. A lattice work of webbed lacing stuck all down the sides of the glass, lasting long after the beer was finished.

The aroma was hoppy. Zesty and citrusy with notes of candied orange peel and ruby red grapefruit. Sweet caramel malts were noticeable as well.

The taste was similar to the aroma except far more punchy and complex. Brown sugar notes played out in the malty sweetness before the hops took center stage. American, c-type hops dominated the hop profile. Citrus notes came through loud and clear. Grapefruit dominated but orange peel and suble tropical fruit flavors appeared as well. The finish was pure pine sap. Sticky and resiny yet well balanced overall. Wow.

The mouthfeel was everything a great IPA should be. Medium-full bodied. Soft and pillowy. Creamy and smooth with a fine, tongue caressing effervescence.

Drinkabilty was amazing. Aside from the fact that this beer is so tasty and balanced, I was simply astonished that it weighed in at a lofty 7.5% ABV. Dangerously sessionable, to say the least.

I usually tend to think of beer blends as gimmicks but 75 Minute IPA has changed my mind on that notion. This beer combines of sweetness and complexities of Dogfish Heads's 90 Minute IPA with the pure hoppiness and drinkability of their 60 Minute IPA. I cannot wait for this one to be bottled.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: pours a clear golden-orange. A somewhat aggressive pour yielded a four-finger, rocky white head. Retention is awesome; all four finger's worth of that head remained. Clumpy lacing.

S: Citrus fruits, pine needles, and a leafy/floral scent. Maple in the background, but very faint. Lemon peel and orange. Earthy and slightly pithy aromas too. Faint whiff of alcohol with some muted esters. Decent complexity.

T: Lemon zest up front with sugary maple. Hops are earthy and leafy at this point. Bready malt toward the middle. Moderate citrus rind bitterness with some evergreen kick things up a notch. Orange and grapefruit pith. Hops get a bit oily at the end. Faint hint of alcohol with vague tropical esters in tow. Finishes with a little zip of lemon zest and citrus rind.

M: Fluffy and creamy. Medium bodied. Carbonation is ample but soft. Nice bottle-conditioned feel.

O: Pretty good stuff. It takes a while for this one to unfold on the palate, but once it does there's quite a bit of nuance. It's very balanced, and definitely not trying to be West Coast. Bitterness is pretty tame, so don't expect a hop-bomb. I might like to see it in a 12oz four-pack format. Easily drinkable.

Notes: A bold choice, bottle-conditioning an IPA with maple syrup. It's honestly not something that sounded appealing to me right away, but it really works in this beer.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Golden body with some chill haze, topped by a huge billowing rocky snow white head.

Inviting fresh but not overpowering aroma of oranges and apricots.

Firm semi-sweet malt foundation. Huge heap of juicy fruits follow. Subtle bitterness all around. Maple syrup rises up as a closing note.

Somehow It seems I can sense the different mouthfeels of the two base beers.

Definitely worth trying. Don't love it like 60, but good.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a hazy orange yellow, with a two inch fluffy white head, that leaves lots of lacing all over. Smell is mango, maple, tangerine, grass, and some grapefruit. Taste is all of those things, mango and grass starting and maple and grapefruit in the finish. Body is large for its ABV, plenty of life, a little dryness in the finish, and easy drinking for the large body. This is very good.

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Photo of taospowder
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of CJNAPS
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of babaracas
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy darker amber with billowing, dense white head. Rings of lace down the glass. Smell: toasted grain, caramel, earthy, slightly minty, with some orange citrus. Taste: toast, tangerine, apricot, earthy with herbal notes. Medium+ bodied with a luxurious, creamy feel. Glad to have tried, but doesn’t quite impress. Bottled 2012 C.

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

Originally had this at the Chantilly location on tap, but that was just a 60/90 mix. Now reviewing a bottle of the real deal with maple.

Pours a slightly orange gold with two inches of white sudsy head, dissipates very very slowly and leaves clingy suds down the side of the glass.

Smells of strong floral and piney hops, citrus, and mild fresh grass grains.

Tastes of piney hops and fresh grain malts sweetened a bit by the subtle maple syrup flavor. Dry hop finish.

Body is medium to light with soft carbonation on the tongue and roof of the mouth.

This is really good, great balance of flavors and hops with a perfect body that leaves it very drinkable and easy to enjoy. Mixes good traits of both the 60 and the 90 but also is a beer all its own with the maple. Definitely grab this one if you see it.

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Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jampics2
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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