Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

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  1. SlapShot

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    Surly is a tremendous asset for MN. I have one more bottle of their Darkness in my basement waiting for a special occasion. Looking forward to the brewpub they're talking about building.
     
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    So I took a chance last night and ordered a tuna burger that I was hoping was the cause of my original gout attack. Polished off the tuna burger and have not felt anything in my foot or toe. Unfortunately, it officially means that I've identified my gout trigger as beer. I can drink wine with no issues but man do I miss those IPAs. :(
     
  3. Kevin T

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    There's a glut of gluten-free beers on the market now, so get on the brewers/food scientists to create a purine-free beer. :)


    Sorry about the beer, Mik. I would give up tuna over beer any day. Myself, I've been drinking a lot of 21st Am lately. Heading down to Disneyland in the morning for my daughter's bday. Hopefully they'll have a good IPA on tap somewhere.
     
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    One can only hope purine-free beer is around the corner!
     
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    Got 2 of each. Less than $5.50. God I love a deal
     
  6. oldcity

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    Purine? Is that coming from the hops?
     
  7. bad_call

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    think from the yeast so might try filtered brews.
     
  8. bad_call

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    yeast also used in wine but wine is filtered for clarity where beer usually isn't (as filtered if at all).

    time to look into a micron filter for beer that you can use at home or out at the pub?
     
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    I like your thinking buddy.
     
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    Just went to Total Wine the other day and spent about an hour just looking at all the choices I had. I've never been able to buy individual 12oz bottles of beer in CA but here in NV I guess it's all good.

    I ended up getting:
    Lagunitas IPA
    Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute, My Antonia
    Uinta Hop Notch
    Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    Widmer Drifter Pale Ale
    Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale

    I drank Hop Notch yesterday while watching the Lebron flow his way past the Knicks. Not bad but not particularly memorable.

    I also saw a 12 pack of Shocktop Raspberry Wheat at Total Wine which brought back memories of my buddy's recent bachelor party. 2 guys brought 12 packs of the stuff and I just shook my head. They all seemed to enjoy it which left the Sierra Nevada all to myself.
     
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    I have a new favorite beer: "Shift" by New Belgium. This stuff is killer. It's a lager that's brewed with a west coast hop profile. It's almost like a lager version of Ranger IPA. Comes in 16oz cans.
     
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    enjoyed NB Fat Tire and Ranger IPA tripping out west. had Inversion IPA that is quite tasty and not so hoppy which appeals to a broader audience.
     
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    Anyone try any of Buffalo Bill's Brewery beverages? Alimony Ale and Blueberry Gout are new brews at our carryout.
     
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    Good News Chicago!

    Don't know if it's been posted yet but over the weekend I heard from a Lagunitas employee that they are opening a huge brewing facility and tasting room on Chicago's near Southwest side. Lagunitas distributed east of the Rockies will be brewed here. It's a former steel factory with 57-foot ceilings. Set to open summer/fall of next year. I hope the world doesn't end in December.
     
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    ^ might try unbleached paper (brown colored) coffee filters. if it works then very cheap and easy.

    btw - back from tripping out west and drinking some western beers that are unavailable locally. :)
     
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    My wife just came back from San Francisco with 4 bottles of Pliny - bottled 4/30/2012 - and, stupidly, I have them all earmarked to be traded away. 3 day old Pliny!
     
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    Wow, it would be hard for me to part with the nectar of the gods known as Pliny the Elder.
     
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    Don't know if any of you are stout fans, but if you can find some southern tier Blackwater series brews its worth a go. They have an oatmeal stout that you can buy now, but they also make one called creme brulee that is amazing.
     
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    Move along. Nothing to see here, folks. We'll all just act like you never posted this, Douggo. You never received any Pliny. Your wife brought back 4 bottles of Sierra Nevada. :)

    I would certainly enjoy at least one bottle. I'm spoiled now, as my fave restaurant down the street always has it in stock.
     
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    Anyone else tried Dogfish Sah'Tea? Another one of their ancient beers based on 9th or 10th century Finnish brew. I had one on tap the other night and it reminded me of Midas Touch. Lots of herbal/banana notes, almost Belgian in style (has that Belgian yeast taste) and very drinkable.
     
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    I adore their Creme Brulee, but it's so damn sweet and rich that I can only handle 1/2 a bottle at a time.
     
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    I tried it and was not a huge fan, but circumstances were less than ideal for a proper tasting--it was sandwiched between some other hoppier beers. I find that anything funky or any beer brewed with a Belgian yeast strain really needs to stand alone, and sometimes you need to warm them up to really figure out what's going on.

    New Belgium also has a "Sahti". The juniper kind of throws you for a loop if you're not expecting it. There are some other beers brewed with ginger that have a similar twist to them. Craggie's Antebellum Ale has ginger and spruce tips. Lazy Magnolia makes "Ginger Jaque", also a rye beer with ginger in it. I believe before and during the Civil War, southern brewers used a lot molasses, ginger, and spruce tips.

    To me, these beers are kind of an interesting look back to the Gruit era in beer making that preceded the use of hops.
     
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    I'm going over to Germany for 2 weeks this summer. Not drinking beer there is a crime punishable by death.
     
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    And your punishment for drinking beer.................................
     
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    A lightly swollen toe. :(
     
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    I bought a bottle of gruit after trying it at a local beer shop. Looking forward to cracking it sometime - it's kind of cool to have a beer that has no hops at all.
     
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    Z,

    Saw the NB Shift you mentioned at the store last night. Almost picked it up but BevMO had 1 4-pack of Sierra Nevada Hoptimum left and it's only out a few weeks per year. Might give it a go next week.
     
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    had some port brew ipa 15 last night
    sweeeeet stuff

    anyone got any good suggestions for cinco de mayo?

    I will probably be doing nothing but tequila or anything productive all day tomorrow, maybe some corona's obvsly
     
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    Negra Modelo

    Dos Equis Amber

    My two favorite cervezas from south of the border. Other suggestions?
     
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    Jose Cuervo Tradicional shots?
     
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    Never trust a beer that comes in a clear or green bottle.

    Pacifico is good.
     
  32. Ronaldo

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    Anyone try Bell's Kalamazoo Stout?
     
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    I am don't know, for a cheap beer rolling rock isn't all that bad.

    Anyone tried making Jamaica punch?
     
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    Indeed I have good sir. It's a great go-to stout..very subtle flavor so nothing overpowers the brew. I'm a huge fan of their Java stout as well but you need to love a rich roast of coffee to enjoy that one.

    Crap, just checked the beer fridge and I'm out of kalamazoo....argghhh!
     
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    Picked up a six-pack of Motor City Brewing GhettoBlaster. Just curious
     
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    Agree regarding the Java stout. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I LOVE coffee beers. Go figure....

    Had a Sam Adams Wee Heavy last night - not a bad scotch ale, not a great one. Certainly less heavy on the alcohol flavor than most 10% ABV beers, and it had a nice peaty flavor. Certainly not a daily drinker though.
     
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    Bought a 4pk of Great Lakes The Doppelrock. Great if you like Chocolate, caramel, raisins, figs, honey and molasses.
     
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    Got a couple pre-release bottles of Summit Saga IPA, bottled today. Hoping this could become the low-ish-cost daily drinker that Summit Extra Pale Ale used to be.
    Review at 11.

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    Just watched a beer review on this beer. Sounds wonderful. Wish I could get it in Florida :-(
     
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    I finally got to brewing that pale ale wednesday. Walked in to my pub room the next morning and smelled like a floral hop explosion of centennial and amarillo ! plus I have anoter 1.5 oz to add for dry hopping. its going to be, punch you in the nose, hop aroma.
     
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    Question for all you Floridians:

    Is Cigar City available in South Florida?
     
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    Not sure, maybe Bad_Call can chime in. He and I had lunch together today to do a little string trade. I think I'll try his idea of using a coffee filter on an IPA to see if that will take out some of the purines in the beer.
     
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    I've said a prayer and my fingers and toes are crossed. No one should miss out on a good brew. :)
     
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    That's a good idea. Someone should invent a purine filter. Another thought along those lines: drink more lagers and fewer ales. I know it sounds like heresy, but there are a couple of craft lagers, and of course the Germans and Czechs make pretty decent ones too. Lager yeast is different, and usually filtered out.
     
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    ZMan, good stuff as always but I'm enjoying being a little slimmer for awhile. :)
     
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    Awesome! Thanks
    I knew that if anyone knew the answer to my question, it'd be a regular on this thread. :)
    Can't wait!
     
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    I've found the IPA in nicer brew pubs and stores that carry micro brews in N FLA
     

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