Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle, from Standard Market. I am way in the minority on this beer. I love DFH but there really isn’t 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
There’s 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 don’t normally see in a Dogfish Head bottle.
Lighter in appearance than you’d think if you’re used to the 60 or 90, it’s 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 it’s going to be heavy in the mouth.
As soon as it enters your mouth, however, it’s actually much lighter in body. There’s a yeasty quality about this beer that’s almost Belgian in style, thanks I’m sure in part to the yeast that’s 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 (3437) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Actually had this in a bottle in Vegas, although I’ve 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 (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
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 (4236) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2012
750ml bottle at Cask Republic
Dodgrblu (756) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
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 I’ve had in the last five or six years. I had heard this was horribly sweet on cask, I’m guessing that they had to ferment out some of that residual sugar to bottle condition this beer because it didn’t come across as overly sweet (or really very sweet at all). This was basically exactly what I hoped it to be.
Bottle via trade through the broker. Thick white head, copper color, the hint of honey is not too strong. Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
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. slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Nose is floral hops and light malt sweetness. Perfectly clear, bright gold with great head retention. Amazingly balanced for a blend of these two beers. None of the harshness of either. Mellowed, possibly from the extended aging? Medium bitterness with dominant floral and fruity hop notes. Almost gives a cask impression even in the bottle. Full bodied but soft on the palate. douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a clear copper color with a large, way too large head. A sweet rich fruity nose, some dust. A smooth, very sweet flavor, light candy and syrup, lemons and oranges, zesty at times. Very mellow. Very nice, smooth and tasty. Enjoyable and very flavorful. bbbeer (895) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2012
Clear bubbly yellow-orange with shockingly large white head. Aroma piney and citrus hops. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy feel almost like a sparkling wine, fair amount of carbonation and no alcohol. Flavor strongly hoppy mostly of the piney and floral type, very small amount of malt and a tad of yeast. Not detecting the maple syrup. Very drinkable. A good solid IPA. Really memorable? Not so sure.