Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

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  1. mikeler

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    I second this and would like to be involved with hops procurement.
     
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    been asked about that but when would i have time for tennis? could consider that at some time tho.

    currently have a hops supplier who i owe BIG time. :)
     
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    Find someone who can brew purine free beer, and you're on!
     
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    My brew master Bad_Call has recommended a purine filter. Still have not tried his idea yet.
     
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    Left Hand's Milk Stout for the 1st time, tasty.
     
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    I've got a couple of those in the fridge right now - I am a big fan of most, if not all of the LH beers.

    Currently working on a Weyerbaker Blithering Idiot barleywine. It's a strong beer, that's for sure. Not nearly as good as the SN Bigfoot though. Oh well, some beer is better than no beer.
     
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    I had no idea what this thread was about - today I was channel surfing and saw a profile of the head of Dogfish.

    I'm in. I call dibs on VP of Asian Distribution. I'll need a suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong - I'm sure you can all help fund that. :)
     
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    Checkout the old series Brew Masters on the Discovery Channel. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790045/episodes?year=2010
     
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    flying dog pale ale. has anyone tried before? tempted to buy a case. on sale at my grocery store.
     
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    That was a great set of shows. The head guy at Dogfish seems like such a cool guy to work for. I sometimes read his "Blogfish" posts.
     
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    I remember touring the Porsche plant and seeing the line workers enjoying a beer with their lunch.
     
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    It's weird being out in public and seeing people with bottled beer walking along. At lunch, beer and wine is typical even during the work week. You don't see many drunks though, people seem to enjoy in moderation there.
     
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    Same here but they use brown bags.
     
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    A +1 for LHMS. New Holland's Dragon's Milk is like an over the top version of LHMS. Also very good.
     
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    Saw that Friday while looking for the Milk Stout. Saw Robert Johnson's Hellbound on My Ale for the 1st time.
     
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    Dragon's Milk is one of my favorites.

    I picked up 2 bombers of the Deschutes Black Butte XXIV - they sadly have a "best after" date of July 2013, so I will stick it in the cellar with the other beers I'm aging.

    I'm on a 2 week clean diet kick, so no beer for me until the end of August. I'm trying to knock the last 7-8 lbs off of my frame to get back to where I was a couple of years back - my goal is to finish my 20's in better shape than I did when I entered them. :)
     
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    Aw, hell - try one right away. Then decide next year if it's really better.
    That's what I'm doing with my two.
     
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    Went to WOB for the first time in a few months last night. I had just finished crushing my opponent so my feet were a little sore. The first 2 IPAs I tried to order were out so I had to "settle" for a Cigar City Jai Alai IPA. I thought my toe had a twinge, but turns out my sandals were just too tight. There is no beverage like a quality IPA.
     
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    I am 1 week into allopurinol. I feel pretty good. No attacks, and I've even had a few beers and eaten a little meat. At one point, I went without beer or meat for almost a month. My uric acid didn't budge, so I decided to suck it up and take the pills. I hope you can beat it, but if you get to the end of your rope and opt for medication, let me know, and I'll tell you what I've found out.
     
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    got a 4 pak of Odell Myrcenary IIPA...awesome hops flavor. another great offering from Odell. :)
     
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    So far, just cutting back to a few beers per month with no other changes is working for me. I'd rather not go on meds if I can control it naturally. I've shed a few pounds without the beers which is always good.
     
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    Drank a 4-pack last night. That is officially enough, alcohol-wise, but I love that stuff.
     
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    That's good. I lost 8 lbs during the month I went without meat or beer. I had hoped that changing my diet would fix the problem, but it just didn't work. The other thing to keep in mind is that if you're not having more attacks, you're probably OK, but if your joint is constantly sore and your blood uric acid content is above 6, you could be growing crystals in your joints without knowing it. Then when you get on the UA lowering drugs, the crystals dissolve, which causes the mother of all attacks. The more you build up, the worse it is when you fix it. After you get through that, life can go back to normal, except for you take a pill every night.
     
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    The joint is not constantly sore. Every now and then mainly when I drink a beer, I feel a little throbbing. I may end up on the medicine one day but I'm trying to avoid it if I can.
     
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    really like the hop flavor but the abv is a bit high. that said the taste inspires the brewer in me. :)
     
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    Just had a buddy, also a home brewer of particularly good IPA, get the gout diagnosis. So far, so good for me but reading this thread makes me nervous.
     
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    not sure but thinking that being a member of the "seriously sweaty" club might be beneficial in this case. noticed that my sweat tends to corrode metal. :shock:
     
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    Nope, I sweat like crazy.
     
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    does your sweat corrode metal?
     
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    don't know when he would find the time but brewing is a good way to take mind off things. anyway - reads that the WH chefs are the brewers.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/48682191/ns/today-food/#.UC6dHET8GM4
     
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    Now the story is not as good. Anybody can have their chef or their neighbor Bad_Call brew for them.
     
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    hahaha....four more years and four more beers...LOL
     
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    Sorry to be such a downer. It's one of those things you get stuck on because it's with you all day. It's mostly genetic, so if you haven't had it yet, you're probably in the clear.

    Regarding Obama and beer, I doubt he cares much about it. From what I've read, he was more into smoking weed and doing blow before he decided he wanted to become president. I read a great interview with a high school friend of his from Hawaii. The guy said Barry was famous for poaching splifs when they were passing them around and shouting "Intercepted!" His other signature move was sucking smoke off the ceiling when they hotboxed a car. Not much of a president, but was probably a pretty fun guy to hang out with back in the day...
     
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    Haha!! I can hear them chanting at the Democratic Convention....Four more beers!! Four more beers!!
     
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    I could see Biden confusing the cheer. LOL
     
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    don't know how u reached that conclusion. personally know peeps that changed "habits" and are IPA aficionados today. not cool to type cast...
     
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    Absolutely. I actually like Biden but he would probably tell a group of hop farmers that soybeans will get you more government subsidies. :)

    Thread reboot...back to beer...

    Bought a sixer of Bear Republic Racer 5 last night and that's what I'll have tonight. I sampled Sierra Nevada's 'Camp Series' barleywine last night on tap. It was tasty but nowhere near the heaven that is Bigfoot Barleywine.

    My wife is ~29 weeks pregnant and occasionally gets a hankering to taste a little Old Rasputin, her fave beer. A local restaurant has it on tap, so I had no choice to drink it (twist my arm :)) so she could have a sip or two. I often forget how good it is on tap. Cheers and happy weekend, all!
     
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    I agree with KevinT. We've had a little fun with the politics, let's get back to beer. For me right now, it is a Savignon Blanc but better than nothing.
     
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    What do you guys think about growlers? Some growler shops are opening up in my area, but I haven't become a customer yet.

    Some questions:

    -Does pouring draught into a jug oxidize the beer and degrade the drinking experience?

    -How long do they really keep? Do you pour a glass or two every day, or do you open it and kill 64oz in one night?

    -What are laws in your area? Can you get a growler at a bar? From a brewpub? At a brewery? The supermarket?

    -Are growlers really a great way to enjoy craft beer, or are they just a novelty?

    I had some draught left over from a party this weekend, so I decided to pour it into some empty growler bottles. Will be interesting to see what it tastes like in a few days...
     
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    Excited to try Bear Republic for the first time tonight!
     
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    I must've been California dreamin' because after the BR Racer 5, I had my buddy below:

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    Finally! A beer that has my name on it! :)
     
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    I've had many a bomber of AB - love that stuff. I need to be in the mood for it, but when I'm in the mood for it, nothing else will do.
     
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    Definitely packs a punch. Funny thing, I wasn't expecting a bomber (is that what they call it?). Was out to dinner with the wife, and the menu didn't state what the size was. The Racer 5 came in a 12 oz., so when the AB came out, I was like, "Whoa" :)
    Guy at the table next to ours said, "What the heck is that?" lol
     

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