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Old 08-22-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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So being in San Francisco we're pretty far from DFH. Last night my girlfriend and I picked up a 4-pack of this beer after I had been telling her about their 120 minute IPA(which i have not had but read about)I gotta say though, this beer is not at all an IPA; which has me thinking, maybe my beer was improperly stored, or is old so it lost its bitterness. There's virtually no hop aroma, hardly any hop flavor and a smooth bitterness. It taste more like 45 IBU and not the advertised 90.

Is the beer just sweeter than my west coast IPA's or is this beer just not really an IPA?

For the record, I think the beer I'm drinking is good, but I would never call it an IPA.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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What temp did you drink it at?

 
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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Hops tend to fade away over time, especially with the sweetness of the 90 minute. Perhaps yours was just a bit more aged?

 
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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Dogfish head is way overrated

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:32 AM   #5
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I drank it at 55.

I suspect it's due to aging/ traveling across the country. Which makes me curious to try one.

Based on this experience I gotta say DFH is over rated.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:32 AM   #6
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55F I should add....
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:43 AM   #7
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90 minute is not that bitter, particularly if you're comparing it to west coast style IPAs. I tried it again recently after not having had it in a long time (and going crazy for super hoppy IPAs in the meantime) and was seriously let down by how tame it was.

 
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:01 AM   #8
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Those West Coast beers must be doing a number on your palettes out there. Having had Dogfish quite a bit, I wouldn't really classify the ipa's as tame. Personally I prefer the 60 minute. I guess-like my Hip Hop-I'll stick to the East Coast. Actually that's not true, you guys have a sick beer scene out there and I'm just jealous, but cut Dogfish some slack, they make some pretty interesting beers. Not a fan of all of them, but they make some killer brews.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:12 AM   #9
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I've never had any other DFH brew. I respect them, they seem to have a dedicated fan base and seem to have a command over spiced/fruit beer. But let's put this in perspective; I drink Pliny The Elder about 4 times a month, simply due to accessibility and it's 5 bucks a 16oz. That's an amazing IPA. There's better IPA's but when I see 9% abv and 90 IBU that's what I expect. This 90 minute isn't even close to an English IPA. There's literally nothing about it that says "IPA" to me.But it's drinkable and the malt is awesome.

I'd totally get into a DFH ESB if they make one.

I'm sure they make great beers but their IPA is a flop.

Could someone on the East Coast comment on it being Hoppier over there?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:39 AM   #10
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I can't source it locally either. I had someone drive me 60, 90, and 120 minute across the country. Only tried the 60 and 90. 60 was a great not too hoppy IPA. 90 was mostly malty, but unique and good. Not a hop bomb to be sure. I haven't cracked any 120 yet.

 
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