Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA (2012 Bottle)

I picked up a bottle of Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA from DiCicco’s in New York. The beer pours a golden color with an extremely lofty and frothy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. I was extremely surprised at the amount of head associated with this beer, having had both the blended 75 Minute IPA and the draft-only brewed 75 Minute IPA before. The aroma consists of caramel, lemon, pine, tangerine, and orange. There is lots of bitterness in here, but no maple. The taste is bitter with lemon and orange sitting on top of a solid caramel base. Hints of maple do poke through on the finish, and it leaves notes of oak and grass behind. The alcohol content is 7.5% ABV. This was quite a delicious brew and slightly different than I remember from having both the blended and brewed version of this beer. The maple syrup was a nice touch, but this definitely had a great bitterness to it.

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