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120 IPA

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by BruceBruce, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    They got label approval but Texas isn't listed as one of the states its coming to, what gives? Why would you spend the money if you don't plan on shipping here.
  2. champaynes

    champaynes Initiate (0) Texas Dec 14, 2011

    DFH is trolling. A few more 90 minutes tonight and I'm gonna start taking this personally.
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  3. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

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  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    It just very very recently got re-approval (like within the last month). I'd expect them to release some to Texas for the next batch in October. Until then, I'm sure there will be some around for IPA day this year in keg form (which has always kept coming to the state... Austin got it last year for IPA day at the Draught House and Flying Saucer).

    Gotta remember: we're the 2nd most populous state. They gotta ramp that shit up.

    Till then, make friends in the East. :)
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  5. VWSunroof

    VWSunroof Aficionado (115) Texas Aug 2, 2003

    When did 120minute first get to Texas? I put a bottle in the closet about a month or 2 after it arrived along with one of the original Avery Beast 18.9% bombers. I saw them the other day and couldn't recall how long it's been. Was it like 06? I think I will move them to the fridge.


    Edit: I just pulled them out and they are marked 2004 also found an Avery 11 back there.
    I might have waited too long on these.
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Nah, it should be delicious as long as you've kept it in a safe place.
  7. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    lets try a fresh one and well yours, I will promise to add more lol
  8. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (315) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    DFH 120min first-timer here. Is $18 for a single 12oz the going rate, or is my local store just making a killing?
  9. Jefeipa

    Jefeipa Aficionado (185) Arizona May 6, 2009

    wow $18!!! I live in AZ the most I have seen it for was $15 but most places its like $10-12
  10. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    You can get em cheaper than $18 a piece at that awful auction site
  11. Jefeipa

    Jefeipa Aficionado (185) Arizona May 6, 2009

    I would switch shops they probably overcharge on a limited released beer.
  12. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (315) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    Good to know...thanks! Glad I passed on the 120 and opted for a few bottles of Endeavour instead :) Hopefully the owner or the other "beer guy" will be working next time I stop in so I can get an idea why they're charging so much.
  13. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (355) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Good to see you over here...
  14. turfy

    turfy Savant (340) Texas Mar 17, 2010

    Saw $10.99 at a number of Colorado stores while on vacation
  15. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (315) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    longtime lurker, first time poster....dgr up in this :)
  16. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (355) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Yeah man, I've been wanting to post over there but I've been on a dg hiatus. Good people here.
  17. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    You must be close to Houston with the Endevour yeah anything over 12 is an overcharge, but if you haven't ever had it, I would get it just to try once. I love it.
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Picked up a bunch in Florida recently for $9.99/each at Whole Foods.
  19. SpecsBEERMAN

    SpecsBEERMAN Aficionado (180) Texas Jun 25, 2007

    Bottles haven't been in the Texas market for a while, but if all pricing stays the same, $9.99 will be our retail.

    $18 is ridiculous.
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  20. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Buddy picked up a few in NY at $15. Hope it hits Texas again soon.
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    My dad just picked up a case (!) of 120 and 75 in Massachsetts. $12 a bottle for both in Wareham, MA. He wins at beer this month.
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  22. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (315) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    Dallas actually....Garland to be specific. The same store I mentioned recently got a shipment of Endeavour from the June bottling. Between that and Schmaltz Hop Manna, I've been a happy (and somewhat frugal) drinker for the past couple of weeks!

    After thinking about it overnight, despite my excitement to try 120 for the first time and the fact that my wife gave me the go-ahead ;), I think I'll continue to hold out in hopes that some other stores start carrying it at a more reasonable price so I can get multiples. I heard from a friend that another store in Garland sold it for $12 last time it was available, so I may have another option in my area.
  23. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (590) Texas May 30, 2009

    DFH 120 is an intense beer, and considering the high price of it, you might want to try/buy 1 bottle first before you buy multiple bottles of it, and then after having your first bottle you regret buying the others. (I dont like DFH 120)
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  24. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Agreed. Certainly worth trying once, but very overrated imo, unless it's poured from a watermelon (I really wasn't joking about that).
  25. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (355) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Yeah the 120 min is drinkable but not on the same par of the regular ipa's. Tons of sugar to cover the other craziness going inside the beer.
  26. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (465) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    120 is much better on tap. The extreme hopiness just does not translate well to the bottle.
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  27. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Some good news on the DFH front, a shitload of Theobroma just hit the Austin/SA market. Gabriel's has 10 cases.
  28. JCDenver

    JCDenver Savant (270) Texas Feb 8, 2010

    Fixed!
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  29. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I haven't had a chance to try this one yet. Gotta tick it at some point...guess I'm going to try to catch a bar tapping. Olde School and Bitches on the other hand...please please say they are going to make it here soon.
  30. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Saw Theobroma at the Specs Round Rock today, but didnt pick any up. 120 did not agree with me - wanted to drain pour it, but forced it down on principle alone.
  31. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (550) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    I paid 12 bucks a bottle when it was rarer a couple years ago.
    Yeah it's an *ahem* intense beer as people say.
    Glad to have had it, don't plan on getting more any time soon.
    Now their World Wide Stout is a different story....
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  32. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Theobroma was delicious. I may have to grab a few more bottles.
  33. Jefeipa

    Jefeipa Aficionado (185) Arizona May 6, 2009

    I love 120 I'm planning a tasting with 09, 11, and 12
  34. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Never seen so many 120 haters in my life. Having 120 is like having gold on tap.
  35. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    lol, maybe the hops fad is waning? Yeah not hardly.

    i am suprised at the 120 min hate as well. Whasamater? hops finally got you down?


    Stouts and porters forever!!!
  36. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Some of us don't like the conspicuous taste of booze in our DIPAs. IMO, beers like Hoptimum, Hopsickle, Palate Wrecker, and R10 have that "just right" balance between abv and searing hop bitterness.
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  37. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (590) Texas May 30, 2009

    DFH 120 is just a boozy, syrupy, mess of a beer. (IMO)

    If I want a big DIPA, I go for Founders Devil Dancer, or Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree...

    Or even Flying Dog Double Dog...
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  38. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (280) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    But is it really a IIPA? ;)
  39. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (590) Texas May 30, 2009

    IIPA? Imperial India Pale Ale?

    Founders Devil Dancer - 12% abv
    Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree - 13.6% abv
    Flying Dog Double Dog - 11.5% abv
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  40. air

    air Savant (325) Texas Mar 28, 2007

    Agreed. Devil Dancer is everything 120 isn't. Still really sticky, but the sweetness and bitter are better balanced and neither is overpowering.

    120 is just an awful beer all around and I really wish more of it would get to TX. That way more people would have a chance to try the stuff and form an opinion instead of building hype due to the scarcity.

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