Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

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  1. Z-Man

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    Thought you guys might enjoy "The Pope of Foam" Charlie Bamforth, Professor of Brewing and Malting Science...

    http://youtu.be/3QFQVblxzSk
     
  2. DCaicedo

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    It's an IPA night:
    Goose Island and Stone Ruination
     
  3. Ronaldo

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    Head Hunter and 21st Adm Brew Free or Die tonite.
     
  4. mikeler

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    Broke my IPA fast and had an I-10 Intuition here in Ponte Vedra. It was excellent. My toe started acting up after the first sip which I knew was mental. No problems after that.
     
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    lol...almost visited that brewery last time up in Jax.
     
  6. mikeler

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    Thought about trying another local beer in St Augustine for lunch but decided not to push my luck. I think it was called Islamorada IPA.
     
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    Some IPAs I've tried recently that I haven't seen mentioned here:

    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour: An IPA (maybe double) that is 9.4% alcohol. Citrusy but well balanced and hides the alcohol well. I really liked this one. Comparable to Lagunitas Sucks. I'd probably give Sucks the slight nod.

    Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger: Just tried it this past weekend. My second Rye beer. First was SA Ruthless Rye. Definitely better than Ruthless. Smelled a lot different than it tasted. Definitely could taste the rye, which I'm not sure I like.

    Ballast Point Big Eye: I really didn't like this one. The citrusy/pineapple taste that I'm looking for just wasn't there at all. It had a very complex, deep flavor, though. Some people may really love this, but not me.

    Beers in my fridge that I'll be trying:
    Southern Tier IIPA & Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
     
  8. Douggo

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    I was really impressed with Alchemy Hour. My favorite of the GL brews. Sucks is excellent as well. Would be fun to try them side by side.
    If you like pineapple, and haven't tried Odell Myrcenary, find some. Probably my favorite DIPA that is available here (MN) year-round.
     
  9. fantom

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    Don't know if it's distributed here in Ohio, but I'll look for it. Thanks.
     
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    has anyone tried this? it's surprisingly tasty...
     
  12. bad_call

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    ^^ dc - thanx for heads up on that one. looks a little thin (malt wise) but deserves a taste test if i can find it.
     
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    I tried the Southern Tier 2xIPA a few days ago....very good. Doesn't seem like a double IPA to me, though, because the flavor didn't seem "full" enough.

    Heading to the store today to buy some more Lagunitas Sucks. Man, I love that stuff!
     
  14. mikeler

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    Those are the dangerous beers. They are so delicious you don't realize you are drinking something as potent as wine!
     
  15. Kevin T

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    I really love Southern Tier beers, particularly Unearthly. Unfortunately, they're not available on the left coast, so I drink all I can when visiting family in VA. :)

    I drank the heck out of Lagu Sucks over the last few months...an all-time fave for me. Undercover Shutdown just came out, so keep an eye out for it. I've blown all my beer $$ on it and Stone Old Guardian Barleywine (thanks Costco!) the last week and a half.
     
  16. downs_chris

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    I saw the undercover shutdown at the store today. How does it compare to lagunitas sucks?
     
  17. fantom

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    My list of beers to try is growing rapidly. Thanks for the recommendations.
     
  18. Kevin T

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    I really like it but Sucks is a better beer, IMHO. You get a bit more malt and sweetness with Undercover with less hoppiness compared to Sucks. I love the combo of hops and spiciness from the use of rye in Sucks. It's just a great beer. Undercover's flavor profile/level of hoppiness is probably closer to Brown Shugga, if you've tried that one, but less heavy and sweet. Not my fave Lagunitas beer but very solid. Lucky 13 comes out closer to Summer and it's right up there with Sucks for me. I asked my local beer stop about their Imperial Red, which should be out by now, and no one has heard anything. That's a beer you want to buy when it comes out.
     
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    Tennis after work followed up by Hop Stoopid & Sucks. Going to be a good day once I'm done w/ work...

    No Imperial Red or Lucky 13 at my local store yesterday, but I'll keep a lookout. They did have Maximus, which I still need to try.
     
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    Maximus is excellent. Lucky 13 will be out closer to Summer, probably late May to early June. If you see Wilco Tango, it's also worth a try.
     
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    At my local store, there was a close out on Laughing Dog beers ($3.99 - $4.99 per bomber), so I thought I'd give them a try, not knowing much about the brewery. I kind of figured the bottles had been sitting on the shelves, so I didn't expect much.

    Last night, I tried Laughing Dog Devil Dog, and I must say I was very impressed. Really solid beer.

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    BTW...they are out of Idaho
     
  22. DCaicedo

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    A bit late to the Lagunitas scene, but I had their IPA a couple of nights ago and thought it was excellent.

    It seems I've been on an IPA-streak so I picked up the Sam Adams IPA-hopology variety pack. Say what you will about SA, but I still think they make quality beer.
     
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    This weekend I tried Hop Stoopid and Maximus.

    Hop Stoopid was really good. Not quite as full-bodied as Sucks and with a more bitter finish. Sucks is still better tasting and much cheaper.

    I didn't like Maximus very much. It reminds me of Ballast Point Big Eye in flavor. I don't know if they use the same type of hops or what, but it isn't for me.
     
  24. fantom

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    Lagunitas makes great beers at great prices.

    Sam Adams is the company that introduced me to more flavorful beers. I still like Boston Lager even though I rarely drink it anymore. My favorite SA beer is Old Fezziwig. Unfortunately, I only ever see it in their Winter variety pack. I did not like Latitude 48 IPA.
     
  25. bad_call

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    reads like we have similar tastes in brews. tried a SA IPL (India Pale Lager) hopology and it didn't impress...at all. the only brew from SA that i like somewhat is Boston Lager.
     
  26. jhick

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    A few of the LongShot series have been good. They take the recipes from homebrewing contests and market them to the public. Particularly the Double IPA and Weizenbock were very well done. Also, I really liked the Imperial Pilsner that they used to put out, unfortunately no longer available. Imperial Pilsner is a really hard to nail style. Lots of bad examples out there.

    Then there's always Utopias, if you're willing to throw down a couple hundred $$'s for it. Not worth the money IMO, but I did get a sample of it once at a beer festival.
     
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    that's humorous since there are "clone" recipes by home brewers that "attempt" to mimic respected commercial brews and not vice versa. no additional comments needed here. ;)
     
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    my go to IPA...
     
  29. mikeler

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    Such a beautiful color. Where did you buy that at? When I come up to DC next month I want me a bottle!
     
  30. Kevin T

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    This is a very nice beer on tap but for some reason, I don't like it as well from the bottle. However, it is certainly one of my fave Firestone Walker beers.
     
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    I'm a big Fezziwing fan! Only problem is at Christmas time, I have to buy a 12 pack of beers I don't really like just to get 2 Fezzis. :)

    Sorry you didn't care for Maximus. Solid beer for me but I do agree it's not as good as Sucks.
     
  32. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    I've been craving Micheladas lately.

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    most places with a wide beer selection have it -- your wegmans, total wine, etc....

    yeah -- in bottle form, if you get an older batch it kind of loses it potency...
     
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    Is Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale seasonal? Got lucky and found it stashed and chilled outasight. Worth the search
     
  35. Kevin T

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    Yep. It's been out since the holidays but I believe production was shut down when Undercover Shutdown came out.
     
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    Undercover Shutdown replaced Sucks on the seasonal shelf. Lucky to still find it in the back.
     
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    That sucks about Sucks. :)
     
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    But there is that little sumpin' sumpin' that makes my day
     
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    After tennis on Friday, I was sad to see no Sucks on the shelf of the beer store on the way home from the club. But, alas, I made another stop and they had about a case and a half left. I bought 2 sixers. Probably should have gotten more.
     
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    Seems like it's been a while since I've popped in here. Done plenty of beer sampling in that time....

    I agree about Sucks - I picked up a 6 pack in early March, and it didn't last long. Good stuff...

    Currently I'm on a bourbon barrel beer kick - Central Waters did a series of bourbon barrel ales this spring that were fantastic. Sipping on a bourbon barrel barleywine right now that's about as close to perfect as I can think of. It's strong, but certainly not as hot as a 10% ABV beer can be.

    Any of the other Minneapolis folks heading to Pracna tomorrow night for the Bell's/Founders tap takeover? They're tapping all kinds of rare stuff - Bells 2011 Black Note, Barrel Aged 9K, Raspberry Ale, Founders Better Half, 2012 Curmudgeon, Imperial Stout. A buddy of mine and I are going to head over there after work to imbibe a bit...
     
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  41. datsveryinterestin

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    1 bottle of Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown as my nightcap before bed... and i feel...

    very.......

    groggy.........

    can

    not

    focus.

    NIGHTY-NITE!

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    9.6% oof
     
  42. Douggo

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    CW BBBW is probably the most wow for the buck I've ever had. It's so great to drink a beer like this that comes out of a 12 oz. bottle.

    Nope. family schedule doesn't allow me to do much of the bar events. Sounds awfully good, though.
     
  43. bad_call

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    ^ yeah that should be good. :)

    think a wood aged brew is on the to-do list...maybe a barley wine.
     
  44. SlapShot

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    The one that Doug and I are referencing is amazing. I've had some that were less impressive, but I also have found that barleywine is such a broad definition and everyone has their own interpretation of it. This one has almost zero resemblance to SN Bigfoot, which is another personal favorite of mine. I'd say it's closer in malt profile and mouthfeel to Founders Old Curmudgeon - lots of caramel, not a huge hop presence.
     
  45. GRANITECHIEF

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    Great stuff for sure. Just brought 2 cases to my buddy in Salt Lake City, home of horrible weak beer.

    Hey if anyone is in Santa Barbara this weekend, come by :

    http://www.brewsatthebeach.com/brewery-list/

    Should be fun.
     
  46. bad_call

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    that's for sure. last time out west tried a few BWs that shared few similarities (besides higher ABV). probably wiser to go with a IIPA around 1.100+ OG and wood age 4-6 months.
     
  47. fantom

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    I just picked up a bottle of Stone "Enjoy By" IPA yesterday. I'll try that out tonight. Anybody had it?
     
  48. jhick

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    Utah (Salt Lake City) is improving on the craft beer scene. Both Squatters and Epic are good brewers.
     
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    Great Divide makes a nice wood aged IIPA. The other one that I remember being really impressed by was Cigar City's cedar aged jai alai. Don't have access to that one living in MN however.
     
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    The Jai Alai is definitely a good one to try if you visit or live in Florida.
     

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