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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 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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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 Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Initially poured a clear golden orange color, which became an opaque dark amber towards the bottom of the 750ml bottle. Has a huge, very thick head, and lots of lacing that sticks around a long time.

Smell – Malt, floral hops, lemon, and honey. There’s also something else going on - it’s probably the maple syrup though I wouldn’t have come up with that if it wasn’t on the bottle.

Taste – Malt, slightly bitter floral hops, and lemon. There’s also a sweetness, though I can’t tell if it’s honey or maple syrup. Probably a little of each.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated, smooth, slightly oily, with a touch of bitterness.

Drinkability – This is a decent IPA, though I definitely prefer their 90 Minute.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Split a 750mL bottle with a friend last weekend. Served in an IPA glass.

A: Hazy/cloudy, amber-orange body; 2 fingers worth of white, rocky foam; good head retention and sticky rings of lacing mark notches down the side of the glass on the drink down.

S: Hop forward on the nose - like fresh grated citrus zest, orange peel and pine needles; there is a noticeable honey sweetness on the nose as well - I wonder if this is actually the maple syrup? In any case, it seems to have more of a honey quality than maple syrup; some stale cracker notes peek from behind the sweetness; as the glass warms, the sweetness competes with a growing whiff of fusel alcohol.

T: Following the nose, the initial dose of flavor is citrus zest and pine needles, contributing to a bittering initial impression; then the bitterness is eased with suggestions of honey sweetness - again, I'm guessing this probably has something to do with the maple syrup, but it tastes like honey, not syrup; stale cracker and biscuit from the malt profile grow beneath the sweetness, lending some balance to the initial hoppy burst, transitioning into the finish which sees lingering notes of pithy citrus quickly dry up as a growing pep of alcohol makes its presence felt.

M: Slightly syrupy, soft body, with very fine carbonation; the bottle conditioning works quite nicely.

O: I'll say this, 75min is an exercise in compromise, and while it is a solid IPA, I'm not sure it is necessarily better than it's component parts. 90min is one of my higher rated IPAs (admittedly, a style category that I'm not the most fond of) and one common knock against it that I often hear is that it is too sweet (I personally don't mind the sweetness). On the other hand, 60min is a solid IPA, but without the same intensity or complexity of the 90min. 75min splits the middle - hop forward, not to sweet, but with enough balance between the two. Unfortunately, the addition of maple syrup seems to fall flat - it didn't have the kind of impact on the palate that I was expecting, and there wasn't any real noticeable maple flavor at all. The bottle conditioning, however, was a nice twist, and the mouthfeel was one of the better aspects of this beer. Worth a try, sure, DFH's quality at least earns my money for one bottle, but I'm not sure I would reach for this again over the 90min.

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Photo of PacNWDad
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pour into a snifter. White, frothy, thick head that takes a long time to dissipate. Patches of foam cling to the sides of the glass. Slightly cloudy, golden hue, slight reddish tinge. Big burst of maple, roasted malt, caramel and citrus and grass hops in the nose. A bit of apple and dragon fruit. A sweet beer in general, with some bitterness in the center of palate. Well-carbonated, smooth, fairly full-bodied for an IPA, with a long fairly bitter finish. You gotta love DH...they really make it work.

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Photo of jimbuck
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

well balanced ipa with a hint of caramel/maple aroma,the taste is exactly like the aroma,easy drinking,medium body,not as hoppy as i thought it would be.would definitely treat this as a go to beer.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

November 27, 2014

750 ml bottle, tulip glass

A – Massive, frothy, somewhat craggy off-white to light tan head, at least three inches tall and taking forever to dissipate (and therefore to finish pouring.) Definitely an effect of bottle conditioning with the maple syrup. Beer is deep amber and slightly hazy, with some coppery notes.

S – Fairly malty, with a sweet biscuit scent. Toffee-ish, caramel, amber pancake syrup. Some orangey aromas from the hops along with some fruity esters, perhaps hearty apples. Mango and other tropical hop notes. Very fruity and sweet.

T – Mostly toffee and caramel, with the breakfast biscuit character coming through. The maple syrup isn’t obvious, but knowing it’s there helps to identify it. The orange is present as a mild flavor, with the taste of grapefruit, pineapple, possibly honeydew showing. Light bitterness in the finish.

M – Very highly carbonated, again due to the bottle conditioning, very sudsy and filling. Some juiciness up front with the fruit flavors but a dry sensation on the finish. Bitterness in the aftertaste welcomes the next sip.

O – As a lover of 90 Minute IPA but only a casual fan of 60 Minute, not surprising that this comes in somewhere in the middle for me. The syrup / bottle-conditioning gives this a Belgian pale or IPA feel, and it’s going well with my Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s not quite an excellent beer.

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Photo of sprat1960
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Copper to orange in color. Hazy; opaque. Lots of medium bubbles when poured. HUGE 3+ finger slightly tan creamy head that slowly dies down leaving an uneven coating of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Perfect!

Smell: Mild hoppy aroma combined with slight smell sweet smell of the maple syrup. Nice.

Taste: Smooth mildly sweet start with slight taste of the maple, ends with a mild delicious hoppy flavor. Complex and unique. Definite ipa taste; but smoother than the typical ipa with a nice sweet touch.

Feel: Medium body. Smooth, velvety mouth feel. Mild carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Perfect.

Overall: Fantastic beer. Unique flavor. Smooth. I would love to drink this again!

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Photo of Joshre
4.5/5  rDev +10%

A: Amber, thick head - dissipates after about 6min - leaves quite a bit of a lacing all the way up the glass
S- can't smell much don't know if that's just my nose right now or if it doesn't have a very strong aroma. Somewhat malty with citrus notes
T - very smooth, great amount of hoppy biterness, tastes a lot like a smooth 90min IPA. The hops and the malts are very balanced, it's smooth with a dry hoppy finish
O - for my preference of bitterness, this is a perfect IPA, nothing harsh that kicks you in the face, has a nice warm taste with a subtle hop aftertaste

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Photo of ClePaul
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 32/40
Feel 6/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 81/100

Real chunky body, has a syrupy feel to it. I suppose I like dry, crisp, thin IPA's. So be warned that my opinion in this one could skew bias. It has more malt than I personally prefer. Others may like that it's balanced out. Over all, the maple is rather subdued and not featured as much a I expected. At least not for me. Overall, has all the other redundant IPA characteristics. 'Bitter, citrus, earthiness.... Etc' None jump out. Was ok, but left me with a flat impression~

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Photo of Cresant
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

750 mL brown bottle, packed on 5/13/14. Drank it 8/31/14, reviewed from notes. The body was apricot color with a light haze. The head was frothy and white.

The smell was peaches and bread crust. Orange peel and whole wheat bread. Some spicy hops.

The taste was bright but not harsh hops bitterness. Sweet, maple syrup I suppose. Not really tasting the maple syrup but just a sweetness.

The mouthfeel was medium to full and there was a smoothness, almost slick in the mouth. Unfortunately this one s=doesn't really stand out to me.

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Photo of roger617
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Spiegelau glass. Opened and reviewed at approximately 70 days from bottling. Served at 50 degrees.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark straw color with an aggressive 2 fingers of head that reduces at a fairly slow rate and leaves a small amount of lacing.
S: On the front I get mainly pine, but it's quite soft. On the back end I detect the maple, but again, pretty soft. Aroma is a lot more subdued than I would have expected, however in have to imagine it's faded since bottling.
T: Pine and slight citrus early and throughout, with a hint of maple lingering in the after taste. I was hoping for a lot more maple syrup, but I am glad it's there at all.
M: Carbed well, feels very smooth, and leaves a slightly dry after taste.
O: I am a little disappointed in this one, solely because I was hoping for more hops and more maple syrup. The syrup did start to come through more as the glass warmed up, but only slightly. I will absolutely keep my eyes open for a fresher bottle, I really like the take on the style, just wish the characteristics were more pronounced.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Poured from bottle into shaker pint. Served chilled...

A) A cloudy orange brew with a big fluffy head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S) Light citrus and some flower petal. Not much hop bitterness. More of sweet aroma. Could be the maple syrup I suppose.

T) Pretty sweet initially... Syrup sweetness, like a little bit of canned peaches. Then some dry hopped bitterness hits. Light alcohol warmth.

M) Medium to full bodied... The carbonation is lively enough. To me it's a sticky palate coater. Finishes up dry and a little bitter.

O) Really enjoyed the sweetness on the nose and in the flavor, which I'm attributing to the maple syrup. I'd go for this one again. Glad to recommend.

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Photo of rjs246
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm updating this rating. Still yummy, but could use a bolder hop profile.

Original: "Delicious and nearly impossible to find outside of their brewpub."

BTW, I found a bomber at Total Wine and am drinking it now.

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Photo of Neorebel
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance is a darker shade of amber with a vintage white, inch high fluff of a head. Aroma is sweet, a bit reminiscent of brown sugar, along with the obvious citrus hops coming through. The flavor itself is intensely bitter and coarse, much more so than expected, and carries that 'resinous' characteristic. The maple syrup aspect is perceived to my tastebuds more like a molasses flavoring, and the finish comes with some heat. Recommended for major hop heads only!

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Photo of kkleu357
4/5  rDev -2.2%

From notes on 12/30/13

Poured from a bomber. Lots of head. Both beers poured from the bottle foamed over. Nice hazy orange color. Very citrusy smell. Small amount of malt in the aroma, but no sweetness. Just finished a 90 minute before trying this, and 75 minute is definitely smoother. Lots of citrus flavor. Maybe some smoothness from the maple, but not much maple taste. Overall, this is better then 90 minute.

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Photo of Lemke10
4/5  rDev -2.2%

This pours a hazy, dirty yellow color with a thick, foamy beige head. The aroma is full of malts and hints of hops. The taste is big, complex and full of flavors. The maple really smooths out the flavor of the IPA giving it a much weaker hoppy flavor than I expected. Very interesting and a must try as with any Dogfish head beer.

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Photo of gonzo000
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A. Beautiful dark orange/brown/yellow color that you cannot see through. HUGE head when poured into a tulip glass.

S. Sweet - alcohol. Honey, alcohol, maple syrup notes but not dominate (maybe in my head, as I am half in the bag right now).

T. Pin in the front. Malt in the middle, maple syrup on the finish, so I am drinking this slowly. Need to get to the delayed finish in every sip.

m. Wow- super smooth, but the alcohol dries out the mouth before the maple comes in.

o. Outstanding beer - the only issue I have with it is the alcohol hit for a 7.5 APV beer. DFH 60 still rains supreme for me - but this is not far behind.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22oz bomber into a snifter.
Pours a medium amber with lots of foamy head, at least 2 fingers worth. Great lacing.
Smells complex. Sweetness of maple and malt, some good hop aromas.
Taste is also complex. Hops and maple are balanced with malt. I get different tastes on different parts of my tongue.
Mouthfeel is soft as DFH promotes.
Overall, a nice beer. Complex, maybe the different flavors are a touch muddled, but I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy brownish straw color with two fingers of head that enjoyed a lengthy period of retention and left intricate lace behind. The nose is slightly citrusy. The flavor profile is also citrusy with some hops and a slight trace of maple sweetness on the finish.

I really like DFH 60 and I love DFH 90 – I guess that you can’t simply meet in between.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an amber colour, slight cloud with nice foamy cream-coloured head. Retains thick and beautiful; massive even. Looks nice and sticky.

Smells fairly malty upfront. Caramel sweetness with a touch of bitter nuts. British-style hops come through on the back, slightly herbal and grassy with a subdued citrus kick. Not bad.

Taste is a lot more complex. Similar malty notes upfront but more on the sweet side, with caramel and vanilla dominating. Blends seamlessly into a big woody finish with actual notes of dry wood on there - oak and possibly pine character that is complemented somewhat by the hops. Quite herbal with a touch of mint as well, and very oaky. Pleasant indeed.

Body is nice and full with a good texture and slight warming alcohol presence. Smooth as.

Pleasant beer, possibly a little light on the mid-palate but it finishes with a big bang of flavour that's very well balanced.

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Photo of sommersb
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-08-2014
Freshness: Bottled on 02-13-2014
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Chuck's, Bowling Green KY

Massive off-white head sits on the cloudy, honey-colored beer. Both lacing and head retention are superb.

Smells have floral hops, then citrus as in a lemon zest. Also green grapes and must. Very aromatic

There is at first citrus and lemon tastes, which are a bit of a surprise, followed then by bitter citrus hops and tropical fruits like mango. Has some sweetness and also tart qualities.

Body and carbonation are moderate. The finish is semi-dry and has grassiness as well as a lemony tang.

A very interesting beer — I wasn't expecting the lemony features. A good beer that maybe would be better described as a Belgian IPA.

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Photo of stuckeyj64
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I will agree with the stated description that it does have a very smooth and "velvety" mouthfeel. I just have to rely on others that say this is due to the bottle conditioning (because I'm not smart enough to know that). I don't necessarily agree with the comps on the side as this is just not all that hoppy. You can feel the 7.5%, but it doesn't overwhelm. I did pour it gently into an IPA glass and the head was enormous. I thought I messed up the first pour, but the second was just the same. Not sure if it was the glass or the beer causing this. However, after calming down, it was a pure treat to drink. I shared this one with the wife and the other will be shared with my drinking buddies. Well done, DFH!

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Photo of Bone53
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Hazy orange golden color; This has to be the most carbonated beer I've had with a foamy four finger off white head. It kept coming and coming and would've overflowed if I had not slurped it up.

Smell: Sweet malt characteristics I get from 90 minute and some citrus

Taste: Sweet and toasted malts upfront that mellow out to a citrus hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and just right for the style; Very smooth for an IPA, yet has moderate bitterness throughout. Exceptional

Overall: I got home and realized this bottle was 8 months old. However, unlike west coast hop bombs with the same age, this held up very well in my opinion. I may be getting more malt than when fresh, but since it's apparently malty in the first place, age isn't a huge setback. I still think that if youre going to pay $10 or more for a bomber or 750 ml, the beer should be relatively fresh, or discounted otherwise. I would love to try a fresh batch and will definitely check the dates from now on before purchasing. Still a well made beer and recommended!

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75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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