Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

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  1. Douggo

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    Had occasion to sample the 120-minute over the weekend. Heaven in a bottle.
    Had the 60 or 90, too, at some point, but I don't remember which it was now. I wonder why. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I liked it.
     
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    Doug, have you had a chance to try the IPA at the Town Hall Brewery in Mpls? It's fantastic, and even better served on cask. I had their Oatmeal Stout on cask with dinner a few weeks ago and I think that I may have seen Jesus. :)
     
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    I never realized that there was a 120 minute. I'll have to check that out sometime.
     
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    I'll have to try to get there sometime - haven't been there in ages.

    It's a limited release, apparently. Their site says May, September and one other month. I must have gotten a leftover from May. 18% ABV. Used to be 20%.
     
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    I tried the Sam Adams Triple Bock which had an ABV in that neighborhood and it was NASTY. So I may pass on that one, but thanks for the info.
     
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    This was nothing like the Triple Bock. Much lighter in color, thickness, and flavor - but it is intense, and it is a sipper. If you haven't already, try the Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale (something like 11-11.5%). If you like that, you'll like the 120 Minute.
     
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    I'm glad to see some beer lovers on TW. One that just hit the shelves that you guys might enjoy is New Belgium's Fall seasonal, Hoptober. It's not extremely hoppy (40 IBU), but the balance between malt and hops is excellent--medium bodied, but plenty of hops. The thing that really impresses me about this one is the aroma. It's a blend of 5 hops, and it smells heavenly--like hoppy wort.
     
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    I can't wait for all the fall beers to come out. They are my favorite seasonals.
     
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    i absolutely love the Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA but wouldn't buy the Raisin d'aitre again - i didn't like it.

    The 120-min is very thick and sweet. I've bought it in a bottle before, and also a local place here had it on draft and they only served it in an 8 oz glass. It would still hit you pretty hard due to its ~20% alc content. It's a fun treat here and there but given the high alcohol, it comes with a pricey cost - maybe $8 for a single bottle if I remember correctly.

    I had another Dogfish Head beer called Burton Baton, 10%, and it is an "oak aged imperial IPA". It was a whopping $13.50 for a 4-pack but I tell you, it was EXCELLENT and right up there with the 90-min IPA. I've only found it at one store (a Bottle King); pick it up if you like the 90-min and you happen to see it.
     
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    I'll keep my eye out for the Burton Baton, thanks.
     
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    So I'm going to be honest with you guys. Sierra Nevada celabration ale could possibly be the best beer I tryed this year. Also i'm sipping a Harpoon Summer Beer by my computer if anyones interested. Crazy good.
     
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    I've gone IPA crazy and some the last month, thanks to this thread

    imo:

    Dogfish Head:
    90 - superb
    Midas Touch - way too sweet, never again on my dime
    60 - ok, would drink it but wouldn't buy it again
    had another DFH brew, can't remember which (might've been either the Indian Brown Ale or Raison D'Etre) but didn't particularly cared for it neither

    Lagunitas:
    Hop Stoopid - too sweet for me, not as hoppy as the name implies
    IPA - didn't stand out for me neither

    Anderson Valley:
    Hop Ottin' IPA - also too sweet
    Brother David Double and Triple - way too sweet
    tried another 22oz of AVBC, forget which, didn't care for it neither

    Marin Brewing Company:
    IPA - ok, not too interesting for me
    Porter - ok, I prefer Deschuttes Black Butte Porter

    Full Sail:
    IPA - did not finish the bottle, my drinking buddy did not neither
    Pale Ale - we had it but I didn't bother

    Sierra Nevada Harvest - superb, my fav during the experiment, unfor it's seasonal and I can't find it anymore

    Green Flash Imperial IPA - superb, may be my new fav

    Bear Republic Racer5 - still decent but no longer up there for me

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo - so far the best bang for the buck at $7/sixpack, perfect for guests :)
     
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    Love the 90 minute, both strong and tasty, the 120 i wasn't too fond of.

    It's too bad you can't get New Glarus anywhere outside of Wisconsin because the New Glarus Hop Hearty is perhaps one of the best IPA's i have ever had.

    One you can get outside of WI is Three Floyd's Alpha King, brewed in Indiana, don't know the alcohol content but it's high and mighty!

    And on non-IPA matters, i have fallen in love with the Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale this summer.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the info on which ones to avoid. I was on a wheat beer kick for a while but they just got too sweet for me and now I usually try to avoid beers on the sweeter side; however, I'll still throw down a Sea Dog fruit beer every now and then when the mood strikes.
     
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    One more vote for the Harvest. I found a 24 oz. bottle here, and was confused by the South American "spring-harvested" hops - I must be the king of finding leftovers or something. Anyway, it was good. SlapShot - I found it similar to the Horizon Red (and I found it at Richfield, 66th and 77, if you're interested).

    I also bought a twelvie of the Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale (IPA - fall seasonal), and I'll pass along my impressions of that when I get a chance to sample.
     
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    Oddly enough, that's my local liquor store. Good (but not great) selection. I'll have to check it out.

    I tried the Steamworks Third Eye pale ale last night - that's a very tasty drinking beer. Not too heavy, perfect level of hops.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't blown away by the selection. But it's on the way home, and I knew Sierra was the beer of the month ($10.99 or thereabouts), so I stopped.

    Did you get the Third Eye at Richfield?
     
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    No - I picked that up at the liquor store right by Michael Lynne's Tennis in Hopkins. I was quite impressed flavor-wise. It's definitely a suggested brew.
     
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  19. siata94

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    for those in the Bay Area, Harvest is plentiful. That's where I'd tried it. I need a bottle of Harvest so I can do a side by side w/ Green Flash IIPA. I will ask my drinking buddy in SF to do a side-by-side as he's just bought a case of Green Flash.
     
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    It's really not fair. SF already has great year round weather and wine country nearby. Now it is hogging all the great beers!
     
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  21. siata94

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    btw I updated my earlier post on the DFH 60
     
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    haha, imo SF and "great weather" should not ever be in the same sentence...
     
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    Depends on your definition of great weather. I've been in the Florida heat for I don't know how many months now. A dose of cooler weather would sure feel nice.
     
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    couldn't find SN Harvest but the Summerfest Lager is in FL so gave it a try. nice tasting pilsner...one of the better ones i've tried.
     
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  25. siata94

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    I've also had the Summerfest, great while sweating at the BBQ...
     
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    You're my beer brother from another mother. We're pretty much in complete agreement. I grew up on the east coast and have been trying the various norcal micros since moving here a few months ago. My bro in law is a big Anderson Valley fan but I'm not. SN Torpedo is superb for the price. I probably like Racer IPA a little more than you. Any thoughts on Bear Repub Red Rocket? Good but not great, IMHO.

    I lived in San Diego for 5 years and Green Flash Imperial IPA is one of my faves. Actually, it was my fave until trying SN Harvest. Best beer I've had in years. I can only find it in 22oz bottles in the Sacto area. The wife and I took the daughter to the state fair on Saturday and, lucky me, wandered by the "award winning craft brew" stand. I was able to get a 24oz Harvest on tap and later on, the Dogfish Head 90 IPA 24oz on tap. I was pretty much lit and happy at that point! Good thing my wife volunteered to DD that day :)

    If you're ever back east, there's a small brewery outside of Charlottesville called Blue Mountain. They have a beer called Dark Hollow (an imperial stout aged in American oak bourbon barrels) that is, without a doubt, the best beer I've ever had. Too bad they can't ship to Cali (I've tried).
     
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    Hopefully you had a decent break in between the two beers because 24 ounces of Dogfish Head 90 minute will get your head spinning!
     
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    Tell me about it! :) I had the Harvest at ~1pm and the Dogfish at ~3pm. I guess 2 24ers of those beers is the equivalent of 8-10 bud lights/coors/etc. :)
     
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    Brother KT, glad we've found each other :).

    I've had the Red Rocket and I agree (only because we're brothers). I've gone thru 2 six-packs of it and not sure if I'd buy it again.

    Two 24oz in 2 hours is just crazy. I was on a vacationing binge, 2 separate trips in July totalling 11 days. We drank about 6 bottles each each night, some more, some a lot more if we're tossing darts. But that's over 4-6 hours, not 2. The best part about that trip was that I actually lost weight, all that drinking and eating. I've found a new diet...

    My drinking buddy is much more tolerant of the sweeter stuff. I didn't care for the taste nor for the price; that Brother David stuff is pretty expensive. Def doesn't justify the 2-3x price of say Harvest of Torpedo.

    Went to my local Bevmo yesterday, no Harvest :-(. I may be going to SF again this Dec but chances are Harvest will be out of season by then.

    At $4 per 22oz bottle, that's the best value. If my dear beer brother is coming to Socal, bring me a case for sibbling sakes...
     
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  30. siata94

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    oh yea, bring your rackets too :)
     
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    Thanks for the offer Siata. Are you close to San Diego? If so, I'll send you a PM next time I'm in town. Enjoy the beers!
     
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    mikeler - found a little store that carries so many different brews. picked up some SN Anniversary Ale (IPA). the place is amazing...lots of imports too.
     
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    Total Wine?
     
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  34. bad_call

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    no... even saw a SN Wet Hop anniversary (or something like that) brew. also some brews that i thought were local to CO only. :shock: and talk about imports. don't know imports but think i may down the road.
     
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    Are you just going to torture me or tell me what the store is! C'mon the weekend is almost here :)
     
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    send an email to my username. you'll owe me a good microbrew after this one. don't wait too long cause surf is up... :smile:
     
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    I just enjoyed...

    GOLDEN DRAAK
    PIRAAT
    Augustijn Ale

    you need to login to see the pages possibly... but if you need confirmation that the beer you just enjoyed is of high quality.. this is the place.

    although i enjoyed a delicious Tecate in a can after playing 2 hours of tennis when it was 100degrees out... and it was possibly the most satisfying beer ever (at the time). doubt it even rates a C. :( (edit.. ouch C-)
     
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  38. mikeler

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    Sent an e-mail a while ago but you must have left for the beach already. Got another storm off of Africa that could be this way by next weekend. You might not play weekend tennis until after hurricane season!
     
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    mikeler - check your mail. only half day surf trip for me today. :)
     
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    It'll have to wait until next week. That place is not too far from where I work.
     
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    woohoo, a friend went searching and just handed me 2 bottles of Harvest.

    This week, I was purposely looking for some hoppy brews to pair w/ some of the spicy food we were having:

    Green Flash Hop Head Red - very very hoppy, too much for my liking
    Green Flash West Coast IPA - pretty hoppy, liked it but didn't really stand out, will have to try it again
    Stone Arrogant B@st@rd- had it before, fairly hoppy, nice but not great

    the good thing about the above 3 is that they're all around 6.5-7.5% acl.
     
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    - On Monday, had Otter Creek Imperial IPA on draft. 11% abv! served in a smaller glass, as expected, with that high abv. Excellent...
    - Tuesday and yesterday had Riverhorse Hopalotamus (I think ~8%). Also excellent. I've had this one both on draft and in a bottle. It's a double IPA given the high alc content. Brewery here in NJ. 4-pack bottles at local place was $9.00

    I haven't had Sierra Nevada Harvest yet and I see others suggested it. If it's reasonably good, and I can find it, and the price is good, this could be a winner for a football tailgate this weekend. I don't want something super high in alc because we start early in the AM and go all day....
     
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    Last weekend we visited the Connecticut Pilot Pen tennis tourney, and when we drove into town and we went straight to a local New Haven bar (for lunch and beer) that I found on the web, called Prime16. Great beer place! They had about 20 taps, with only one macro-beer name (and that was Guiness). All other draft beers were micro/craft brews from various areas and the chalk board listed the beer name and alc content. The four beers I had were very good (but nothing jumped out to me as being excellent):
    - Southern Tier Iniquity Imperial Black IPA 9% - black color but hoppy.
    - Oskar Blues Gordon Double IPA 8.7%
    -Allagash Curieux 11% with hint of burbon flavor, interesting stuff.
    - Brooklyn Blast Imperial IPA 8.2%

    I can't wait to go back there sometime. I hear that their taps change constantly. Check it out for those that go to the Connecticut tourney each year.
     
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    last night - Stone Cali-Belgique 6.9% alc, sorta a mix of a Belgian ale and ipa, very refreshing and surprisingly it works. If you're done changing the oil and brakes and need something more than a Hoogaarden (I prefer Lost Coast Great White instead), give this a try.
     
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    in celebration of the short underdog MO victory, toasted Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. first time trying this brew and it is dang good.

    btw - also picked up SN Harvest Wet Hop to see what all the commotion is about. report back later. :)
     
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    Anyone here familiar with Southern Tier Brewing Co in Lakewood, NY?

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3818

    I don't know much about them, but I'm going to be in the area and was thinking about stopping by.
     
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    I absolutely LOVE Sweetwater IPA- I have at least one, sometimes a couple every night when I get home from a long day on the courts. They have it on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Destin where I hang out quite regularly- very good stuff- strong taste of grapefruit.
     
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    Hey Man! Thanks for hitting with me this week. That was exactly what I needed. Watercolor was excellent--I'd recommend it to anyone!
     
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    Funn this thread popped up again because I am drinking a Dogfish 90 Minute for the first time in a few weeks. Also funny that you mentioned the Mellow Mushroom. I ate there for lunch for the first time ever a few weeks ago. They had an amazing set of draft beers that I look forward to trying soon.
     
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    yeah the Sweetwater IPA is a good pick...nice and grapefruity. not so crazy about some of their other brews. :eek:
     

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