Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

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  1. SlapShot

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    Stop the presses - I found a Sierra Nevada beer that I actually really like - their Bigfoot Barleywine. Great mix of hops and malt - it's like a mix of a brown and an IPA - quite a nice big beer.
     
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    Huh? If you are a hop fan I would think you would like quite a few Sierra Nevada beers. Celebration, Northern and Southern Hemisphere Harvest, Pale Ale, Torpedo, all range from good to excellent.

    Bigfoot is one of my favorite Barleywines. Great Stuff! SN knows how to do hoppy beers well. The Ken & Fritz Impy Stout is also very good as well as the Kellerweis, if you like hefeweizens.
     
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    Finished my last Lil Sumpin Sumpin last night. What a fantastic beer, too bad it is a limited release.
     
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    Last night was a wine night - too much wine.
     
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    Agreed. SN Pale Ale was one of my first introductions to hoppy beer as a young little beer grom. SH Harvest is consistently fantastic and on-tap at their brewery, one of the best beers I've tried. I hope you guys get some of the SN Hoptimum that was released a few weeks ago...very heavy and hoppy, maybe a little harsh for some but I liked it.

    As for Barleywines, Bigfood is a good one. Haven't had it for a few months but now I'm craving it. :)
     
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    A great beer, for sure. Do you guys get Lil Sumpin Wild in Florida? It uses a different yeast strain that gives it a "tangier/more sour" taste along with the hoppiness, sort of like an IPA/saison combo. I don't like it as well as regular Sumpin but it's a nice change-up.
     
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    I have found that the SN hop profile doesn't agree with me - I prefer the cleaner hoppiness of the Bell's type of stuff. I think it's just the variety of hops that they use - their pale ale just kind of tastes "incomplete" to me.

    I tried the Celebration on tap here around Christmas - I found it to be similar to the pale (regarding the hop variety/flavor).
     
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    I don't recall seeing that one around here.
     
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    Update: Report back. Friday night was a lot of fun! Having 3 vintages of Surly Darkness (2008-2010) and 2 of Dark Lord (2007 & 2008) were pretty impressive. As well as a couple of bottles of Bells Batch 7000, Lost Abbey Serpent Stout, Port Older Viscosity, and a few outstanding homebrews. The consensus of our group of 7 was that the '09 and '10 Darkness were the favorites, and I was really impressed with the Batch 7000. Older Viscosity was really solid as well.

    Of course, we had to change things up with some non imperial stouts, such as: Hopslam, Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness, Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball, Goose Island Pepe Nero, etc.

    A great night had by all of us! Cheers!
     
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    I love the name Dark Lord!
     
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    Sounds like a fun night (and maybe rough morning? :)). What a coincidence, as my wife and I enjoyed a Port Old Viscosity on Saturday. I took it easy this weekend and drank three beers, the Port Viscosity, Russian River Damnation and a Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye to mix it up.
     
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    No I was fine the next morning. Lots of water and I had seven guys sharing these.
     
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    Had the Brooklyn East India IPA last Friday after work, and it was pretty good. Surprising for me since I usually stay away from IPAs- prefer Weisse.
     
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    Unless I find a new store, I'm probably limited to try new IPAs when World of Beer changes out their taps.
     
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    Can't belive this thread has been inactive for a week! :)

    Good beer weekend for me with a few new ones:

    1. Red Hook Big Ballard Imperial IPA-I wasn't expecting much from this one, though Long Hammer is a fair to decent IPA, IMHO. Subdued hoppiness but smooth and very drinkable. Certainly not a top beer but for $3.50 for a 22oz, probably worth the price.

    2. Green Flash Imperial IPA-one of my faves. I don't get this one much when outside San Diego but I was missing home this weekend. :) A very nicely balanced beer with big hops and citrus. A classic San Diego-style Imperial IPA.

    3. Lucked out Saturday and got the last bottle of Pliny. Followed that up with 2 Lagunitas Maximus.

    Pretty bummed that Sierra Nevada Hoptimum was such a limited release beer. Not sure if anyone outside Cali got it but it was only on the shelves ~ 3 weeks here.
     
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    Was quite hot in Key West this weekend so I was not drinking anythong of interest - just cool, light and cheap yuengling drafts.
     
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    I like Yuengling quite a bit. When the wife of my good friend was attending med school in Philly in the mid to late 90's, I would visit often and was introduced to it then. Can't get it on the west coast but when I'm visiting family back east, I tend to have a draft of two.
     
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    It is generally cheap - priced the same as Bud Lite etc., so when its hot and I don't feel like ponying up extra $$ for Stella after tennis or cruising town I go for it. Their distribution exploded in Key West and it is available pretty much in every bar and restaurant. Frankly Dogfish's distribution has also exploded in Key West.
     
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    The wife got me some Northern Lights IPA recently. It's better than I remembered. She also picked up some Bells Two Hearted which I also picked up the same day. It's good but the sweetness gets to you after awhile.
     
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    Ah, Northern Lights IPA. Good memories of VA and Starr Hill Brewing. I was talking to my best bud in Charlottesville, VA Saturday. I was drinking Pliny and he was having a Northern Lights. :)
     
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    Yes, I have. It's wonderful. Better than 60 Minute IPA, in my opinion.

    Bought a few in the US about a month and a half ago. Have a couple of bottles left.

    I always go across the border for IPA's as well as some of the Samuel Smith beers I can't get here.
     
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    I've been down and out with a bad cold. Conjested, coughing up lungs, ear plugged with fluid, etc. So I've taken a break from the beer for a few days. Finally enjoying a Founders Double Trouble and Boulevard Dark Truth Stout this evening since I'm on the mend.
     
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    Happened to me a few weeks ago. The body was craving OJ over beer!
     
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    Had some Dogfish Head 90 on tap at World of Beer last night. I'm not sure if the bartender messed up, but I got a full pint of it. My wife noticed I was getting pretty chatty halfway through the pint. We then split a Hercules Double IPA on tap and both were feeling pretty happy.
     
  25. Kevin T

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    Good times! I tried a new IPA this weekend...Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA. Nothing special but an easy-drinking, middle of the road IPA with medium hops/citrus.

    My wife is trying to get me on-board for giving up booze for Lent. I told her that's crazy talk! Now she's trying to compromise by having me give up IPAs for Lent. I still think that's crazy talk but as Jhick mentioned earlier in this thread, maybe it's a good idea to give my palate some rest.
     
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    Sometimes a little break is good.
     
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    So you can expand your palate in another direction.
     
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    Got a 60 minute in my hands right now.
     
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    Bingo!


    Finally spotted the much anticipated 2011 Bigfoot in stores. I was wondering if I'd ever see it down here in my neck of the woods. Great and one of my favorite barleywines, as always.
     
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    I sampled a Lagunitas Barleywine Monday night, it was just OK.
     
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    Had some beers from Wasatch and Squatters while in Utah
     
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    The bummer is that I've already "done" the other styles before. IPA is where it's at for me.
     
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    I was able to try some of these when I had a long layover at the Utah airport about a year and half ago. I recall Squatters having a nice IIPA.
     
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    I must say - that Barleywine packs a wallop. Good stuff though.
     
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    Just had two DF 90s at a local watering hole. Man they pack a punch!
     
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    Wish I knew too. Of course I will let everyone know when it comes around.
     
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    I'm getting my licks in these last few days before Lent. :) Last week was Beer Week in Sacto and I had a few good ones:

    1. Lagunitas Paradime Sac Black IPA-outstanding black IPA. I know it's a relatively new style and not many have been released but this is the best I've tried. Better than Stone's black IPA and IMHO, better than the highly regarded 21st Ammendment Black IPA. Big hops up front but smooth and malty in back. A very smooth and drinkable beer.

    2. Moylan's Hopsickle Imperial IPA-I've been waiting to try this year's version and it was excellent on-tap. Very floral, citrusy and piney and heavy in the mouth. Great beer but not the most drinkable. One of those beers you'd be happy with 8-10oz.

    3. Pliny the Elder-hey, I'm getting it anytime I find it on-tap. :)

    4. Lucifer-great Belgian strong ale. I very much enjoyed this beer. Strong alcohol taste with hints of banana-reminded me of Baltika No 9, one of my favorite Russian beers
     
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    this weekend, after we ran out of sake (5 bottles) started drinking Green Flash Imperial IPA. Nobody complained nor thought that it was a downgrade. My fav IIPA, fantastic with sashimi.
     
  42. mikeler

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    Just got a 4 pack of Dogfish 90 in a string trade.
     
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    Trade? Don't you get DFH already in Florida?
     
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    It was a local player Bad_Call who posts here. 2 sets of Mantis Comfort Synthetic off my reel for a 4 pack of DF 90. Just glad he did not drink them before he handed them to me. :)
     
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    Got a 6 pack of singles I don't think I've tried before. Will post my thoughts post consumption.
     
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    Tried out the Shipyard XXXX last night. It was 9.25% ABV and pretty good. It had a slight hint of that flavor I don't like but just can't describe.

    Also had the Dundee IPA which on the bottle says is a bitter IPA. While it was not extremely bitter, I did notice it and I prefer the IPAs with a little more fruit taste in them.
     
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    I'm thinking I need to start up the spring IPA samping again - our weather seems to be getting better (hopefully for good this time, as opposed to the 60 degree day followed by almost a foot of snow a week or two later), and as the weather warms, I start to really enjoy sampling a nice IPA on the patio....
     
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    Sipping Fish Tale Organic IPA. I'd give it a solid B+. Slight hints of fruit and a smooth finish. Up next is the Peak Organic IPA but I"ll have to update this thread tomorrow.
     
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    I'll be living vicariously through this thread the next 38 days. Only the 2nd day of Lent and I'm already hurting. :( Keep up the excellent descriptions, Mikeler and friends!
     
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    Yep. I love IPAs. New Glarus and Central Waters are my faves (local Wisconsin brews).

    If you don't know them--it's okay, but I feel sorry for you.
     

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