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75 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
3,438
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
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Reviews: 638 | Ratings: 3,438
Photo of Gajo74
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark golden/light copper, big foam head and great soapy lace that retains throughout.
The citric hops hit you in the nose right away and persist throughout. Also, the aroma is sugary sweet and biscuity at times.
Strong citric hop taste but with a strong malt backbone. Very sweet, almost cloying at times.This is balanced by a semi dry finish and slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium to light bodied. Surprisingly low carbonation. I was told by the bartender here at DFH pub in Rehoboth(it was on cask) that it's naturally carbonated. The low carbonation feels weird and the body thin at times, but overall I liked it.

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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 NCMatt
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle to snifter style glass. Appearance is a hazy medium-dark gold. Quite literally what you'd expect if you mixed some 60 minute and 90 minute together. Fitting, huh? Smell is heavily citrus with some maple syrup that's detectable. This follows you onto the palate where it's met by a light sweetness from the maple syrup to make a very enjoyable beer. Creamy mouthfeel. Overall, it's one I can't wait to see on the shelves again. Next time, I plan to buy more than one bottle!

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright rusty gold with crusty bone white froth. 4.25
Salted grapefruit, Seville orange, and a touch of oily perfume on the nose. 4
Thin base of country biscuit, then Lemonhedz, white pine, slight pineapple, and tart passionfruit hops. 4
Flash of yellow Starburst on the comeback and salty linger.
Creamy, almost medium, oily. 4

More like California than either 60 Min or 90 min. Not getting the maple or the dry hopping. Super salty, citrusy, light and straight ahead. Cutting, but not much else. 3.75

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle:

Pours hazed yellow with a creamy lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus, some pine. Maybe a hint of maple (power of suggestion?)

The taste is of citrus and pine. A hint of maple syrup gives a bit more to the flavor and sweetness, though the hop bitterness stays ahead. Finishes with a grapefruit bitterness. Maple shows through in the aftertaste.

It has a creamy texture.

An interesting, enjoyable, unique IPA.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On cask from a firkin at the Somerville Craft Beer Fest in Somerville, NJ.

Amber colored with some large carbonation bubbles. Citrus and pine in the aroma. A bit of citrus fruit in the flavor with a mild sweetness. Bitter finish with a firm malt presence to round things out.

A nice combo of a beer I like a lot (60 min) and one that I could do without (90 min).

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Photo of miaandmae1
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Velvety mouth feel and not nearly as sweet as you would think for a beer with maple syrup in it. Sweetness still outweighs any hops, which is not necessarily a bad thing. A nearly perfect brew.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - a golden apricot pour, lots of bubbly tendrils shooting up from below. Light cream-colored head, pocky and sturdy.

Aroma - a whiff of citrus and pine, some vague nuttiness that is probably the maple syrup. Light but not the most aromatic.

Taste - the taste is similar, though the malt base is more stated and lays out a nice canvas for the other flavors to work from. The hops have a good citrus and bitter balance, and the aftertaste is showing some dryness and perhaps nutty tones, but I don't think I would know there's maple in here if it wasn't stated on the label. This has a flavor that suggests a Belgian yeast strain, could just be the age of the bottle and waning of certain elements.

Mouthfeel - fluffy and well-carbonated, solid weight.

Overall - good beer, I'd have it again, especially if I saw it on tap.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light gold color with a massive head even after a gentle pour and globs of lacing. Smells of caramel and citrus. Great flavors and balance with a slight sweetness. Creamy, smooth, and highly carbonated allowing a pleasant mouthfeel. Great IPA that is easy to drink and highly recommended!

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

Delicious. Sweet on the nose but very balanced in taste. Everything blends together quite well with this one. Highly recommended. Very pleasant experience overall.

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Photo of steveheady
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I rather enjoyed the velvety mouthfeel of this one. Other beers should model after this ones feel. Taste is lacking a bit for me tho- not really detecting much citrus which is what I prefer. Bit of a quandary this one.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It pours brilliant amber with a 2 inch off white fluffy and Iraqi head that drops to half an inch to an inch and persists in the glass.
S: Flowery grapefruit over mild maple aromas and a hint of biscuit.
T: It starts very creamy with the malt flavors leading the attack. After the malt breaches the palate Maple with a touch of spice and malt flavors burst forth covering the palate to be balanced by a deft touch of grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish into the aftertaste.
M: The beer has a very full creamy mouth feel.
O: The beer is very well-balanced with an interesting interaction between the maple and the bitter.

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Photo of LouZ
3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was a disappointment. After a great-looking pour, I just didn't get the aromas I was seeking nor any of the flavor. There was no trace of maple syrup in this, and no malty goodness like you get from 90 Minute either. The finish was somewhat tart, too, which was unexpected. Unsure if this was an outlier given previous reviews, but it was not enjoyable and, I hate to say, went unfinished.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had the version bottle conditioned with maple syrup. Strong, very hoppy aroma definitely has a hint of maple as well as a citrus fruity touch. Pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick pale wheat head. Hoppy, lively flavor is more fruity than bitter and has a subtle maple syrup note but is not too sweet. Smooth texture has good body and fizz. Love the label on this version! Another winner from Dogfish Head.

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

Pours an amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Has a malty, syrupy aroma. Smells like caramel apples. Smells boozy. Good malt to hop transition but more on the malty side for my tastes. Can definitely taste the maple syrup bitterness at the end. Good beer. I just like a more hoppy, citrus IPAs.

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Photo of JCutrell
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. I think IPA is a strong term for this... It's very sweet. There were many occasions that it was almost overbearingly sweet.

However, again, very good. If you like the 90 minute, you'll probably like this. Not nearly as bitter. Rolled off from the sharp bitterness from the 90, and far more complex than the 60.

Agree with the oily texture. Velvety, as the description says.

If you like barleywine and/or super-sweet saisons, this is a good one to try. Similar heaviness as a big belgian.

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours an orange-gold hue with a dense, three inch, off-white head. Head eventually settles into a lumpy, half inch froth, leaving thick textured clusters and clumps of lacing as the beer recedes. Nose is malty sweet with some notes of citrus zest and a hint of something floral/herbal in the back. Taste follows nose - malty sweetness attributable to the maple syrup coalesces nicely with the hops profile. Citrus notes are bright and juicy on a toasted malt backbone. It almost comes off as an American Barleywine with a slightly lighter body. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a balanced, even carbonation. Texture is slightly oily. Overall, a very interesting beer - nice complexity and I'd be curious to see what a little time in the cellar does.

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Photo of FFreak
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 750 ml bottle into willy glasses and shared. A slightly hazy straw yellow with a smallish white head that dissipates and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is of yeast, bread, crackers, some citrus and herbs/flowers. Taste is somewhat malty - crackers and biscuit, combined with a little bit of citrus and very little bitterness. Mouth feel is dry, refreshing, nicely carbed, with just enough body to give it substance. Overall, a pleasing beer that really does convey the feel of being a blend of 90 minute and 60 minute. On the pricey side, but a very nice IPA.

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Photo of hophugger
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light yellowish-gold, semi-clear with a big cake-like head and tremendous lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, with pine, citrus rind a touch of sweetness. Taste is definitely hoppy with lots of grapefruit and grapefruit rind. The maple is very subtle but adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance the hops quite well. This beer does an amazing job balancing itself, has a perfect amount of carbonation and the bitterness is just right. All around, Dogfish hit this one out of the park, wow !!!

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Photo of mnredsoxfan69
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent IPA with a piney nose and just a hint of maple on the tongue and a lovely, velvety mouth feel. I want to try this one again. Even better, I need to go back to Colorado and sip it on my cousin in-law's patio.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This bottle is almost a year old. Less than ideal, I know, but still tastes pretty good so I think it's safe to review. Actually is a little tart and over carbonated, like a Belgian pale ale. Plenty of maple presence both on the nose and in the unique residual sweetness.

Sweetness pairs nicely with the big piney, vinous, citrusy hop presence.

Nice beer with a solid malt backbone and an interesting tart/champagne element resulting from the bottle conditioning.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this poured into a nonic pint glass. The color is interesting, more hazy than I would have expected. Sort of a dark golden-yellow. Lots of head and lacing. The taste was interesting, it's awfully citrusy, but you definitely get the maple finish. This sounds kind of gross, but actually works pretty well. The mouthfeel is fairly soft. Really liked it.

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Photo of wiscokid920
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The hops are definitely present but play second fiddle to the caramel malt IMO. The hop and malt combo combine for a sweet orange marmalade flavor. The resinous hop profile really helps in the MF department. This is a brew I have always looked forward to trying. It's interesting and one I'll come back to here and there. I would definitely like to try this one fresh at the source.

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Photo of patm31806
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This may be my all time favorite! We used to go to the Brew Pup on Thursday nights JUST to have this on cask, since that was the only way you could have it. DFH started bottling it just a few years ago.

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Photo of GorillaMedic
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich foamy head and a pale orange color. Pleasantly hoppy nose. Taste is a biting, wonderfully bitter flavor nicely mellowed with a sweet, maple-enhanced maltiness and a very pleasant finish that seems almost like stone fruit in flavor. Expertly balanced taste profile. Mouth feel is sharp, almost biting. Overall another exceptional IPA remarkable for being incredibly well balanced and richly flavored.

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.
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