Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

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  1. theyhatethecans

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    We've got a mellow down the road and they have Dogfish 90 (I think on tap) but could be bottle (always get it in a glass - will have to look closer next trip). They also have Ranger IPA which to me is just okay. Always go Sweetwater or Dogfish when I go which is usually at least once a week with the fam. Great Pizza!!
     
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    Yeah, it's great that Mellow focuses on college towns. I used to visit the one in Charleston, SC on a weekly basis and try to go with my buddy to the Charlottesville, VA location when I visit for football games. Great concept and the tap beers are always great.
     
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    No, YOU are making ME hungry! At least you get to go tonight...I'm 3000 miles away. :(
     
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    Ate at MM with another couple and each of our toddlers. Not ideal for sampling so I settled on 2 DF 90 drafts. $4/each so not a bad price.
     
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    Last night I tried Brooklyn Local 1. Very nice belgian style beer. Beware though, the cork comes out like a bullet out of gun.
     
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    Went to a place that we have ignored for the last 6 months for no good reason last night. They have Lagunitas IPA on tap for $3 during happy hour and $5 wines with BIG pours. Afterwards my wife and I were like, why have we not come here for so long?
     
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    Very nice selection. Try the Brooklyn Local 8 (?) or 9 (?), can't remember. Same scenario: watch the windows!
     
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    Brooklyn just recently came into the MN market. Currently we only get their standard lineup and Local 1 & 2.
     
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    Just bought a 6er of Sumpin Sumpin and also bought a single Lagunitas Hairy Eye Ball.
     
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    Hairy Eye Ball was my least favorite beer from Lagunitas. Just average.
     
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    Wow that took a while. I could've shipped it to ya!

    Brooklyn Summer Ale just came out- ahhhhhh

    But alas, their Weisse is my GHOAT. Difficult to find, but worth the trouble. :)
     
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    Ever try Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout?
     
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    It is more malt focused, although there are still lots of hops. Kind of like a barleywine. Much better if enjoyed at a warmer temperature.
     
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    Heck yeah! Most delicious piece of chocolate cake I ever drank! :)
     
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    I bought it at lunch yesterday with temps approaching 90. Left it in the car for 6 hours in 90+ degree weather, then put it on ice for about 45 minutes so it was not ice cold at consumption time. Perhaps the extreme conditions had something to do with it.
     
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    Yeah, that much heat for that long is not good for the beer at all.

    It's best to keep it in cool conditions if possible. Then throw it in some kind of wine fridge where you can control the temp, or throw it in a regular fridge for an hour or 2, so it doesn't get too cold. Or if it does get cold, let it warm up for a while.
     
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    I'm sure the heat did not help, still I'm guessing that is just not going to be one of my faves. Been sipping on Lil Sumpin Sumpin the past 2 nights. The bottles now put an "Un-" in red in front of where it says "Limited Release". So it looks like the popularity of it will keep it in production. Yay!
     
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    At new craft beer bar in Key West - all on tap:

    Stone Ruination IPA
    Hazed and Confused
    Stoudt's Double IPA
    Rogue Cholate Stout with Raspberry lambic
     
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    Went to WOB last night but nothing special emerged from the menu this time so went with Cigar City IPA.
     
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    My wife picked up a 6er of DF 60 at the grocery store last night. Somebody decided to replace half of the 6 pack with DF Indian Brown Ale. We did not notice the mixup until we got home. I ended up trying one last night and it is pretty good but I'd definitely rather have the IPA in my hands.
     
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    At a bar that will remain nameless in Chicago, by chance, I had a bottle of FFF Gumballhead and I was blown away. I wanted to see if it was a honeymoon high so I set out to buy some for home consumption. Yesterday I had a chance to hit several liquor stores large and small and try to procure a six-pack, at least. Well, I got a lesson on how difficult it is to find 3 Floyds beer. Particularly Gumballhead.

    At Binny's, the largest and most complete chain of liquor stores in the Chicago area, I saw the usual microbrews lined up; Goose Island, Bells, SN, Dogfishead, Flying Dog, etc. and not ever looking for 3 Floyds specifically, I assumed I wasn't looking close enough or I didn't recognize the packaging (much of the product packaging does blend together at some point) . At the customer service desk, I asked,

    "Do you not stock 3 Floyds beer?".

    The guy I was speaking to raised an eyebrow and lowered a half-smirk. The three other employees at the desk turned and glared at me with looks of annoyance bordering on shock.

    "Uhmm, Gumballhead, maybe?"

    You would think I was asking them to poop bricks of gold bullion.

    Similar scenes played out the four other stores I visited.

    Does anyone know if they sell their product at their brew pub in Munster? It's only an hour round trip from where I am.
     
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    I get that when looking for Pliny here in Cali. Seems like a lot of beer stores are really turning against Russian River. My fave spot to buy beer just got their "card" revoked by Russian River. Apparently, the guy is hard core about keeping the beer refrigerated at a certain temp all along the process and they must have messed up somewhere along the line. That's the second place to lose Pliny in 2 months. Still haven't decided if the Russian River guy is a mad genius or just a d*ck. The beer is great and all but it's not like there aren't acceptable alternatives.
     
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    In NYC, just had a Fire Island Red Wagon IPA at a Mexican joint for lunch. It was tasty and now I'm groggy...
     
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    I had Boulevard Harvest Dance Wheat Wine tonight, and forgot how really good this beer is. Really top notch stuff!
     
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    I finally tried Midas Touch from Dogfish Head. Supposedly the oldest recipe for a beer-type beverage ever found-made with barley, muscat grapes, honey and saffron. I was always interested in trying it but never wanted to part with $15 for a 4-pack. Found a single yesterday and glad I tried it. Very tasty beer, much like a good Belgian.

    Also had a Lost Abbey Judgement Day, quad-styled Belgian. I haven't been drinking much of their beer lately but they're certainly one of the best American brewers that do Belgian styles. Just a very smooth, flavorful and complex quad-style.

    Brother Thelonius tonight...:)
     
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    Just tried Weyerbacher Double Simcoe unfiltered and Mikkeller Rauch Geek Breakfast recently. Both were superb! :p
     
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    Tried a sample of Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA last night. Also had a few other samples but nothing noteworthy besides this one. It was a fairly nice DIPA but they had DF 90 on tap so I could not pass that up.
     
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    Hmm...Gumballhead used to be a summer seasonal, but FFF is supposed to be brewing this year round according to their web site. You would think plenty would be around, but perhaps they are having trouble keeping up with demand.
     
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    Had the Harpoon IPA at the Red Sox game last night
     
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    ...and had a Captain Lawrence Imperial Pale Ale (Pleasantville, NY) last night during anniversary dinner. (along with a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout)
     
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    I'm generally easy to please and seldom meet a beer I dont like but I just bought a 6pk of Oscar Blues Little Yella Pils. Really, it's not very good. Maybe craft brewers should stick to ales?
     
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    Hmm...haven't had it myself but a lot of people seem to like it as it scores 94th percentile on ratebeer.com. Maybe you're just aren't a fan of pilsners. Lile Victory Prima Pils quite a lot and New Glarus Bohemian Lager is something else. Pilsner Urquell is decent if it isn't too skunked.
     
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    Tonight started out with a Flying Dog double dog, followed by Weyerbacher Imperial Pumking Ale. The Weyerbacher was on a closeout special of $3.99 for a 4 pack. Good beer and definitely worth it at that price point. :D
     
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    I had a couple of new ones over the weekend myself.

    Widmer Bros. Nelson Imperial IPA - very good IPA IMO. The right balance of hoppiness and malt, and it has a very smooth mouthfeel. Fantastic.

    New Glarus Moon Man "No-Coast" Pale Ale - another winner. Hoppy but not overly so, and a very good session beer.
     
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    Agreed! Both of these are excellent. The Moon Man was exceptional. Probably my favorite APA out there, other than Alpha King, which I think is really an IPA.
     
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    Does good session beer mean like when you are going to knock back a 6-pack (easy drinkability, i.e. not too heavy)?
     
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    Yep - it's a beer you can have for an entire session. Usually mild ABV and not a heavy duty beer. Although I've been known to turn Guinness into a sesion beer. :p
     
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    I've had a few good sessions with Guinness. For being a stout, it sure goes down easy, especially sitting by the fire in the winter.
     
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    Like strings, I've been going with just my favorites lately when it comes to beer. Hopefully World of Beer gets some new IPAs in soon for me to try.
     
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    I went on a English/Russian kick all weekend:

    Baltika #9 - I've mentioned this one before and just love it on a hot day. Very smooth with hints of banana. I believe it comes in at 6-7% ABV. Seems like people love it or hate it and I happen to love it.

    Also knocked back a few Sam Smith's Organic Lager, St. Peter's Cream Stout and Hobgoblin.

    Finally tried a single of Abita Jockamo IPA...not a fan. Like a lot of non-West Coast/San Diego-stype IPAs, it tastes like an IPA Light to me-too much malt flavor/not enough hops. I guess I've been ruined by the hoppier IPAs of California. :)
     
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    You have to try at St. James Gate in Dublin then. Most awesomest experience ever. :)
     
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    It was amazing - was there last spring. Also went to the Jamison distillery - I've never been that buzzed at 10 in the morning before...
     
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    same here! I bought a few of those small Jameson bottles to give out as souvenirs. :)
     
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    I'm buzzed by 10 a.m. every morning my men's alta team plays. My drinking team has a tennis problem. Any way to get this beer in U.S.?
     
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    Tried the Double Dog last night. A very nice beer but probably just over my enjoyable alcohol limit for a beer. Very flavorful but when beers go >10%, I find I can really taste the alcohol and it inhibits my enjoyment. I really liked it the first 6oz, then it became a little heavy in the mouth.
     
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    Tried some special DogFish beer last night that was terrible. I did not even bother memorizing the name or finishing the rest of my sample.
     
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    Was in Wisconsin over the weekend with the girlfriend, and picked up a sampler of the New Glarus stuff.

    Their Stone Soup is a pretty good Abbey, and I don't even like most Belgian stuff.

    But the greatest anticipation is for the Imperial IPA I picked up - bought a 4 pack of that, and if it's as good as their Moon Man is, then I'm sure I'll love it.
     
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    Tried a lot of good beers over the weekend. Visited a new upscale beer pub that just opened a few months ago and glad we did. My wife and I shared 4 different beers:

    Sierra Nevada Harvest: I mentioned not liking this year's version as much as the previous one a few months ago. Better on tap but still high on bitterness/low on hoppiness. A good beer but not my fave and nowhere near as good as the late 2009 version.

    Green Flash Le Freak Beglian IPA: Very, very good American-brewed Belgian IPA style. Certainly better than Stone's Cali Belgique. Very hoppy/citrus with that nice floral/medicinal Belgian tartness.

    High Water Hop Riot: Another fantastic West Coast-style IPA. Very hoppy but smooth and drinkable. I would probably put this one above many "go-to" standard IPAs for me, like Bear Republic Racer, Ranger, Torpedo, etc.

    El Toro Deuce Double IPA: Probably my fave of the day (close call with Le Freak). Very hoppy, very strong and smooth, just the right amount of bitterness/malt/citrus. Just a great, well-balanced beer.
     

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