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120 IPA

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

  1. kevinscott

    kevinscott Savant (335) Texas Oct 21, 2008

    I have tried it on tap twice. The first time I hated it. The second time I was able to finish the 8oz pour. Not something I plan on seeking out again.
     
  2. Jefeipa

    Jefeipa Aficionado (190) Arizona May 6, 2009

    I wouldn't compare 120 to other DIPA. It's 5% to 9% more Abv than the beers you guys named. I understand why people don't like it's sweet and sryupy.
     
  3. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    Part truth, part sarcasm...my post, I mean. I see both sides of the coin here...I just don't consider it a IIPA, DIPA, etc.
     
  4. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (600) Texas May 30, 2009

    Yea but DFH is known for rating their beers higher in abv than what they really are. DFH 120 says 18% abv, but its probably closer to 15% abv. But I see what your saying, for DFH 120 is not really like any other DIPA...
     
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  5. How exactly would these falsely abv rated beers make it past the oh so particular TABC?
     
  6. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (495) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Because it doesn't say the alcohol percentage on the label and they reported to the commission that it is actually around 15%[​IMG]
     
  7. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (340) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    After calling & visiting all the places I could think of in search of some cheaper 120, I caved and bought one of those $18 bottles...just one. The guy working the store last night (not one of the "beer guys") said they originally had it marked at $25 a bottle!, and that an hour earlier someone came in and bought a 6-pack. Good to know I'm not the only sucker :/
     
  8. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    what vintage is it? possible they're selling it at that markup due to it being an older bottle.
     
  9. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (340) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    Ohh...didn't even think about that. It's 2011.
     
  10. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (250) Texas Aug 16, 2010

    Not a big 120 fan but I saw that Addison Saucer is tapping a keg Sunday at 3 or so. You have to get a ticket though and those go on sale at 1 or something like that. Part of their BrewBBQ Sunday.

    Also a keg of BBDPP from 512 goes on at 1.
     
  11. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (550) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    For those who are interested, the San Antonio Saucer is tapping 120 tomorrow at 6 PM. Personally, I'm more looking forward to finally trying Ranger Creek's San Antonio IPA.
     
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  12. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (340) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    The Flying Saucer on Lake Ray Hubbard is also tapping 120 tomorrow night, at 7pm. $3-4 for all other IPA pints.
     
  13. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Flying Saucer in San Antonio is also tapping a keg of 120 Min tomorrow.
     
  14. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    IPA day I assume
     
  15. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Due to National IPA Day they will have Ranger Creek IPA for $3, Brooklyn Blast snifters for $4 and a rare tapping of DFH 120 Min. Curious to see what they will charge for a snifter of this in San Antonio. Any idea anyone?
     
  16. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (495) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Had 120 at Houston Saucer a year or so ago and it was $6 a snifter if I recall. Pretty reasonable.
     
  17. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    At $6 a snifter that is very reasonable. Hopefully they keep it at that same price bc the wife is watching my beer budget. :D Wife has been upset with all the beer purchases recently and accuses me of hoarding bc she can't fathom beer being cellared. :mad:
     
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  18. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I thought the term 'cellar' was just a euphemism for hording ;)
     
  19. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    True but she doesn't have to know that... :cool:
     
  20. hammondc

    hammondc Aficionado (140) Texas Mar 15, 2008

    I'd rather see WWS.
     
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  21. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    FYI: BEK has a September release date on their website for bottles of 120.
     
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  22. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    For any Houstonians interested I just saw that Luckys pub in cypress just tapped 120. I predict a large crowd at petrol tomorrow, so I will be making my way out there this evening to try some.
     
  23. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (515) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Yup - thats exactly what I was told at Specs today: it will be in in September.
     
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I anticipate hellfire & brimstone at Spec's along with bottle limits and an immediate sellout if other beers' popularity is a gauge.

    In 2009 I remember Spec's RR having this on the shelf for months. Sigh.
     
  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Yeah, 120 was available pretty much year round when we got it, but back then craft beer wasnt as trendy as it is now.
     
  26. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    So the bottles will be at specs soon?
     
  27. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Im sure that around the time specs gets it it, Petrol station will have it on tap as well. Had it there last year.
     
  28. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Ya, for $20 dollars a pint:rolleyes: Anyway that is what they use to charge for it, and they use to not sell half pints. You had to by the full pint:rolleyes:
     
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Oy yey. I believe the Draught House was selling 6oz pours for $4 the last time I ordered it there. I think that's a completely fair price for this particular beer given the ABV/price per bottle. I might keel over if I drank an entire 16oz portion, lol.
     
  30. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Absolutely, that is what I would expect. Petrol use to have a saying "beer is meant to be drank by the pint" so they never offered half of anything. I saw a guy get over served on pints of Sisyphus at Petrol once, it would have been funny if it was not so sad. The first time I saw that Petrol had 120, I made a visit. Saw the $20 price, laughed in the bartenders face and ordered a 60 min. They still serve pints of 120, but at least now you have an option for a $10 half pint.
     
  31. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Sounds to me like that motto allows them to only have 1 type of glassware :)
     
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  32. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Petrol has been offering half pint pours of 120 (and other high ABV beers for a while now).

    If you want to knock them, you can feel free to go to Hay Merchant and pay way more for beer. Petrol patrons won't mind a little extra space.
     
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  33. NotoriousHOP

    NotoriousHOP Zealot (75) Texas Jun 12, 2012

    It was about a buck an ounce during IPA Day at Flying Saucer San Antonio so it was priced along similar lines to other places mentioned here. I think the claim was that it sold out in two minutes but that's what hype will get you. I saw a few people walk away from half full glasses so not everyone was on board the DFH 120 Min Train.
     
  34. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'm not saying DFH is the greatest thing ever, but it's far from a drain pour IMHO.

    I feel it separates the wannabe beer geeks from the hardcore beer geeks.

    I've never poured out a 120, even a 2007 that had so much sediment it looked like chocolate milk.

    Now THAT was a challenge.

    That and a full pint glass of DFH Port! :eek: lol
     
  35. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (515) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I didn't drain pour it, but I definitely had to close my eyes and force it down. Just me.
     
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  36. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's a beast for sure!

    That said, I find it most annoying on tap. If it ages, the alcohol mellows. Contrary to what seems appropriate, I find it also gains much more hop character after 6 months. I think that is because the alcohol starts to take a back seat and you actually can taste hops.

    It's super thick and sometimes over sweet, but it is what it is. I can always appreciate it. ;)
     
  37. NotoriousHOP

    NotoriousHOP Zealot (75) Texas Jun 12, 2012

    I finished mine and happily accepted an almost full one from another person at our table. I did see a fair amount of wincing at other tables. I was waiting for someone to stand up and make an announcement that they would pay a dollar for any glass that was at least half full. A decade ago, that would have been me.
     
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  38. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I also had it at the Flying Saucer SA and although I finished mine, it did come off as a barley wine that I forced down.
     
  39. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (550) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    I recently visited the east coast and cringed when I saw a bottle of 120 in my father-in-law's beer fridge. I had to choke it down when he insisted on splitting it with me. I didn't give it a second glance when I saw it on shelves at retail stores.
     

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