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Old 07-21-2007, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Sticker shock: $56 six pack!

I about crapped my pants. It was a six pack going for $56! It was Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, which is ~20% alcohol, and I know a single bottle sets you back about $10, but after browsing the store's $10-15 a sixer micro selection that really made me indiscreet in my trousers!

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Old 07-21-2007, 01:00 AM   #2
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Wow.

and I have a hard time swallowing the $12 a sixer for any of there other brews. That is REALLY insane. Do people actually pay for this?

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Old 07-21-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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The cheapest I've found it is in Delaware, $7.99 apiece. Considering my state does not allow beer at that abv, I could easily turn around and sell it for $15-$20 each.

People seem to love the big beers.

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Old 07-21-2007, 01:33 AM   #4
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Wow, and to think I had sticker shock at $6.99 a bottle for the 120 minute IPA around here...

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Old 07-21-2007, 02:49 AM   #5
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Wow.

and I have a hard time swallowing the $12 a sixer for any of there other brews. That is REALLY insane. Do people actually pay for this?
Yeah, it is crazy. I an afford it, but won't out of principle. I'd rather put that 12 bucks toward a good bottle of wine.

The thing is, someone is paying that price cause they are selling it.
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It was interesting to try, but not really a great beer when I first bought them.

After two years of aging, it was definitely worth the price.

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Old 07-21-2007, 02:27 PM   #7
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Hair of the Dog specializes in high gravity ales & high prices, so $56/sixer isn't a big shock. Many winter warmers around here will go for $10-15 per 22 oz. I call this 'shot glass' ales.

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On my recent expidition to DC/MD/VA, I was able to sample both the DFH 90 and Pliny for the first time. The latter isn't a BAD beer, IMHO, but it's far, far, far more sweet than an IPA should be. In the historical context, it hardly makes sense to even call it an IPA, those brews were designed to be very dry so there would not be many residual sugars to spoil (it wasn't JUST about the hops).

I'm not sure if it's a matter of being under-attenuated, or simply how much malt the use, but every DFH beer I've had has been way on the sweet side.

Pliny, OTOH, is an absolutely perfect example of a BIG beer that is attenuated fully and extremely drinkable (well, if you like hops).

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On my recent expidition to DC/MD/VA, I was able to sample both the DFH 90 and Pliny for the first time.
Where did you find Pliny?
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