Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

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  1. bad_call

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    got a 6er of that SN offering last month whilst traveling out west. SN makes very nice brews and doesn't overprice. :)
     
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    totally agree and the wife and i really enjoy this sn celebration ale this year. in fact i am going to pour myself a beer. :)
     
  3. Kevin T

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    Celebration came out a few weeks ago in NorCal and is spot-on, as usual. One of my faves, Lagunitas Sucks was released over the weekend, so I was in heaven. The bummer (or not :)) is that it comes in 32oz size, not a sixer this year. Sorry, too lazy to upload a pic. :)

    The family and I recently took a long weekend up in Fort Bragg, home of Glass Beach and North Coast Brewing. Old Rasputin on Nitro and the first day of crab season...don't get any better than that. We stopped at Lagunitas on the way up and they had a fresh hop IPA that was just killer...only sold on tap and no growlers=bummer. Tried Russian River on the way home and it was a zoo...45 minute wait with 3 kids wasn't happening. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
     
  4. mikeler

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    When I was out in California for Nationals last month, the first night we stayed at a hotel with a winery. So of course we went next door the first afternoon to do some sampling. We spent the whole time trying to keep my son from breaking the stuff in the store. Right near the end of our tasting, he found a toy in the corner of the store. Too bad we did not see that earlier. :(
     
  5. Kevin T

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    Yeah, wine tasting with kids can be hit or miss. We usually take turns as taster or DD/kid wrangler ( but I'm a big guy and usually taste at one place as a DD :)). The nice thing about Many NorCal wineries (at least outside of stuffy/overcrowded Napa) is that they cater to parents with kids with tables with paper and crayons and toy stations with nice outdoor space.

    Still only one kid, Mik? Nothing like a 5, 3 and 1 yo to turn your hair gray and destroy your tennis/squash career :)
     
  6. mikeler

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    Just the 1. My wife would go insane with any more.
     
  7. jhick

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    Just tried Victory Dirtwolf IIPA, which is supposedly replacing Hop Wallop. It is a much better beer IMO.

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  8. bad_call

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    ^ speaking of IIPA...cooking up an all grainer now. :mrgreen:
     
  9. wrxinsc

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    ^ sounds like a lot of work. you must love the process and the work. i haven't been brave enough to pitch the idea of even home brewing with extracts to my family. but i do love the beer. hmmmm.
     
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    ^ bit of work but not that hard. geek in me enjoys it and it's fun to experiment and learn. :)
     
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    It's been a while since I've been on TW due to a lack of tennis playing!

    Being that it's been so cold here in MN, I've been staying warm with the usual big boy stouts. I did manage to snag a bottle of Deschutes Abyss here last week, but I'm going to have to keep myself from drinking it until next year as I want to age it a year. I've been going through Founder's Breakfast Stout like it's going out of style - that may well be my favorite regularly available stout around. :)
     
  12. bad_call

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    ^stay warm up there in MN. been ridiculously warm here in FL thus another reason to brew/ferment ale styles.

    Founder's makes some great tasting brews. the big store started getting some of their offerings this year.
     
  13. wrxinsc

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    um. yum. damn.

    this year's is maybe the finest AD/IS in history?
     
  14. Ronaldo

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    Ever try Southern Tier's stouts?
     
  15. SlapShot

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    ^

    Yeah, I have sampled most of them. I really like Creme Brulee, but only a few ounces of it - I don't know that I could finish a bomber of it solo. Their stuff is getting really hard to find in MN - I used to be able to find it about anywhere, but I wonder if they've pulled back due to a distributor issue or something.
     
  16. SlapShot

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    Went to a local store's "rare beer sale" tonight and picked up a couple of goodies - another bottle of 2013 Abyss, a bottle of Deschutes XXV porter, and a Goose Island Bourbon County barleywine. Was hoping to score a bottle of KBS and Bourbon County stout, but sadly they ran out by the time my spot in line came up.
     
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    Just opened my first one of this year - seriously a great seasonal! Really impressed with it this year.
     
  18. Ronaldo

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    New Belgium is now available locally. What are their best brews?
     
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    Of their regularly available brews, I think Ranger and 1554 are tops. I really liked 2 Degrees Below when that was their winter seasonal, and apparently they brought that back this year as well, but only in their sampler packs.
     
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    Fat tire is good stuff, but it's not an IPA
     
  21. Lips

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    Rampant...yummy
     
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    Unfortunately New Belgium is hit and mostly miss for me. Most of their Lips of Faith series are subpar IMO. Fat Tire is not a very good beer.

    I do like their Abbey Tripel and the 1554 and the Le Terroir from the Lips of Faith line.
     
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    Rampant was decent. That said, I can think of quite a few IIPA's that are better.
     
  24. Kevin T

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    Agree 100%. Can't think of a single New Belgium beer that really stands out or that I would choose over other breweries in any part of the country. Fat Tire is horrific, IMHO, and I can't for the life of me figure out who's buying it. :)
     
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    Me too....the guy was asking about new Belgium though so I recommended rampant...wouldn't make sense if I recommended from another brewer..
     
  26. Z-Man

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    Have you guys had Accumulation, New Belgium's winter seasonal? That beer is incredible--hoppy with a lighter body. They call it a white IPA. I'm also a fan of Ranger and Shift. In January, they are rolling out a slightly tart wheat beer called Snapshot. Not sure how sour it is, but sounds interesting.

    I agree, Fat Tire's success is a mystery. I guess that's the power of compelling marketing. The liquid is important, but genuine stories are in short supply these days.
     
  27. bad_call

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    agreed those 2 are the brews from NB for this peeps.
     
  28. Ronaldo

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    Tried Ranger tonight, had better IPAs
     
  29. bad_call

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    oh yeah you can pay more for a better IPA. but for the price the 12 pack is the deal til the next home brewed IPA batch is ready. :)
     
  30. Kevin T

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    Here in Cali, Ranger is often the same price as Lagunitas, 21st, Bear Republic Racer, SN Torpedo...the list goes on. No reason to ever buy Ranger unless its the only IPA on the menu. Heck, I'll buy the 4 pack of Green Flash before the sixer of Ranger every day of the week.
     
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    yeah in 6ers it bout the same but the 12 pack is discounted. have only seen Torpedo and most recently Ranger in the 12 pack around these parts. usually get Torpedo but Ranger nice and not quite as bitter.

    speaking of Racer - had some a while back...really nice brew.
     
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    local restaurant had this recently on tap and mixed it with Atwater Vanilla porter. They served it as a dessert (4~5 oz of each beer) with warm home-made banana bread and a scoop of ice cream. Beer soaked into the bread and complimented it nicely.

    It's been a LLLLOOOONNNGGGG time since I posted: Here's a short list of the past few months worth....

    Numerous Enjoy Bys
    Ommegang Take the Black
    21st Amendment Hop Crisis and he Said Tripel
    Stone R&R, Suede, RuinTen, 17th Ann.
    Coronado Hoppy daze, Idiot IPA, Stoopid Stout 2012,
    Old Rasputin Nitro
    Rogue Chatoe Pumpkin Patch, XS imperial IPA and Stout
    Sierra Nevada celebration, Devestation
    Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
    Raleigh yes Ma'am Belgian Gold Ale
    Lagunitas Maximus
    DFH 60, 61, 75 min IPAs
    Green Flash Palate Wrecker, West Coast Red and Green Bullet
    Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA
    Thomas Creek pumpkin
    Avery Old Jubilation
    and a few others....
     
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    I had a bottle of the Accumulation a while back - I agree about it. It was a nice lighter hoppy beer. Not one I'd seek out regularly, but it was quite good for what it was.
     
  34. Ronaldo

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    Picked up Southern Tier's Choklat stout for the 1st time. Curious
     
  35. mikeler

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    Nice to see my fellow peeps enjoying some good beer. Carry on...
     
  36. Ronaldo

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    Good to see you found a racquet that will keep you stringing weekly.
     
  37. Z-Man

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    That Blackwater Stout series is great. I really like them warmed up to just below room temp. Same with Unearthly IPA. I like to open them at fridge temp and check out how the beer evolves as it warms up.
     
  38. mikeler

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    I can't drink beer anymore, so I needed another hobby. :)
     
  39. *breaksracquet

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    Friday Night Out at local fave place in NC: Victory Dirtwolf (super tasty with the different culmination of hops) on tap and Hercules double IPA for the misses (did I mention I love my misses)?
     
  40. Z-Man

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    My brother-in-law is awesome. Just arrived from Oregon for Christmas:

    Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    Deschutes Obsidian Stout
    Deschutes Inversion IPA
    Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    Deschutes Chain Breaker White IPA
    Bridgeport Ebenezer Ale
    Ninkasi Sleigh' r

    I've got some work to do! I also need to knock down some:
    Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale
    Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
    Red Hare Gangway IPA
    Assorted Light Lager left over from a Christmas Party

    Might have to host a "Beer Night". Don't want anything stale in my beer fridge...
     
  41. DCaicedo

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    Fellow craft beer heads,
    Hope the Holidays were good to you all.

    Mrs. Claus went with a VT/ New England theme:
    Mean Old Tom (Maine Beer Co)
    Limbo IPA (Long Trail)
    Double Wit (Long Trail)
    Rye IPA (Otter Creek)

    And I finally got to my Ommegang Hennepin bottle.

    Who knew the Claus's were craft beer junkies?!
     
  42. slice bh compliment

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    Just wanted to mention
    Dale's Pale Ale.
    Hoppy goodness from the great state of Colorado.
    I rarely have more than one or two beers, but when i do, it's this kind of an ale.
     
  43. Ronaldo

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    back to Sixpoint Resin
     
  44. Z-Man

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    How do you like the Sixpoint beers? Are they pretty easy to find in your area?
     
  45. Ronaldo

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    Very easy but only tried Resin. Suggested as a high octane bitter beer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOP5PBIghhc

    Hop Stoopid and Ruination are even better bitter beers
     
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  46. *breaksracquet

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    rochefort 10 and weyerbacher Merry monks and Saison DuPont Acec les Bons Voeux (translation: With the best wishes). All very tasty.
     
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    Be sure to check the can, could of came from Brevard, NC... just sayin.
     
  48. Ronaldo

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    Saw Dale's Pale Ale and Gubna (Rest In Pieces) in a can tonight along with New Belgium's Accumulation White Ipa. Tried SA Cold Snap, kinda sweet http://enjoy.ohio.com/samuel-adams-to-release-cold-snap-next-month-1.455032
     
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  49. DCaicedo

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    Try Sixpoint Sweet Action too.

    Visited Keegan's Ales in the NY Hudson Valley yesterday- great beers- especially the Farmhouse Harvest.
     
  50. slice bh compliment

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    I will have to check that, thanks! Love NC, too.

    Also pretty hoppy?
     

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