Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tons of maple aroma. Golden orange with tons of creamy head. Smooth flavor. Maple isnít trying to hide but neither are the hips. Fantastic head retention
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle in April/May 2012, have had 3 times.
Appearance: Pours a gold haze, always a bit fizzy when poured.
Aroma: Citrus hop, faint mapple
Taste: Medium bitterness, balanced.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: I enjoyed this but not as much as I had hoped I would, canít say why.
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dunwoody Bev. Tough to find this one. Deep golden pour with a huge fluffy white head. Seemed over carbed but overall it wasn't. Just a huge head. Aroma was sweet and citrusy, lots of caramel among the hops. Deep undertones of sweet pine. Flavors had some caramel notes, good bit of citrus with a nice dry finish. Its easy to see the 60 and 90 coming into play. Carbonation a bit higher than standard. Medium bodied. Not something I'd go after again but fun to try.
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Standard Market. I am way in the minority on this beer. I love DFH but there really isnít a whole lot that is special about this one, plus the carbonation is way over the top which detracts from the flavor quite a bit, ie, hard to taste any nuance with pins and needles in your mouth. I do like the subtly sweet finish from the maple syrup. Standard grapefruit hop aroma and flavor.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thereís something about its bottle-conditioning that really makes this beer well-carbonated and hard to hold down its enormous head from forming an obelisk above the rim of your glass. All the time in the bottle left not only this healthy carbonation, but also a little colony of yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle - something you donít normally see in a Dogfish Head bottle.
Lighter in appearance than youíd think if youíre used to the 60 or 90, itís muted, pale orange in color, sporting a healthy, billowy white head. The aroma is very much addictive. The kind of beer that makes it hard to put the glass to my lips because it smells that good. The sweetness of crystal malts pair well with the dark earthiness of maple. It smells full and dense, making you think itís going to be heavy in the mouth.
As soon as it enters your mouth, however, itís actually much lighter in body. Thereís a yeasty quality about this beer thatís almost Belgian in style, thanks Iím sure in part to the yeast thatís also to blame for making this beer so well-carbonated. Much lighter in body than the 60 or 90, the 75 Minute IPA sports a slightly greener palate while keeping the bitterness and hop boldness at a minimum.
What you get is a well-crafted, complex, unique, light-bodied and easy to drink ale with a light but potent hop presence that permeates the palate from lips to finish. It has the classiness and complexity of a double IPA while under the guise of a bold IPA. The best of both worlds.
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually had this in a bottle in Vegas, although Iíve been drinking this mix at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg for several years... Actaully tastes like a blend of the 60 and 90 in the bottle.... Sweetness and syrupy flavor of the 90 but dryness of the 60 minute.... Pretty nice beer...
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with mora2000 at the Holy Grail. Pours with a hazed golden body with a massive, lasting white head with incredible lace, good retention, rings and rings of lace. Great looking beer. Aromas are herbal, honey, maple, dry, floral, citrus, hops, spice, mildly bready, and biscuity malt. Herbal and grassy hop character. Flavors are of honey, some biscuity malt, nicely balanced hop character, floral, citrus, grapefruit. Hoppy. Medium to livelier bubbles, dry, fuller bodied. East Coast.
CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at Cask Republic
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium tight white head and some nice lacing on the glass.
Herbal and citrus forward, lots of grapefruit, lots of hops, a little bug spray alcohol.
The flavor is very spicy and hoppy, mild pepper and caramel notes, not a lot of sweetness but this is not an especially "dry" beer, balanced (for an IPA) with favor largely given to the hops. A bit of alcohol and a good lot of citrus rind.
Wow, I sort of regretted my decision to order the bottle about the time the waitress was pouring the glass. But, I must say that I enjoyed this considerably more than any 60 or 90 minute (or Squall) bottle Iíve had in the last five or six years. I had heard this was horribly sweet on cask, Iím guessing that they had to ferment out some of that residual sugar to bottle condition this beer because it didnít come across as overly sweet (or really very sweet at all). This was basically exactly what I hoped it to be.
Dodgrblu (711) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade through the broker. Thick white head, copper color, the hint of honey is not too strong.
Strykzone (6269) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on dld eve. Hazy golden with a white head. Maple in the nose with floral hops and sweet malt. Maple is noted but hops are in the forefront here. They sre floral and nice but not huge. Not really that big but pretty good.