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120 IPA

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

  1. kevinscott

    kevinscott Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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 Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    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 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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. StoneBrewFanatic

    StoneBrewFanatic Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    How exactly would these falsely abv rated beers make it past the oh so particular TABC?
  6. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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. StoneBrewFanatic

    StoneBrewFanatic Member

    Location:
    Virginia
  8. RustyP

    RustyP Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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 :/
  9. Krumb

    Krumb Member

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

    RustyP Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Ohh...didn't even think about that. It's 2011.
  11. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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.
  12. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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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  13. RustyP

    RustyP Member

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

    Grendle Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Flying Saucer in San Antonio is also tapping a keg of 120 Min tomorrow.
  15. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Member

    Location:
    Texas
    IPA day I assume
  16. Grendle

    Grendle Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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?
  17. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Member

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

    Grendle Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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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  19. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I thought the term 'cellar' was just a euphemism for hording ;)
  20. Grendle

    Grendle Member

    Location:
    Texas
    True but she doesn't have to know that... :cool:
  21. hammondc

    hammondc Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I'd rather see WWS.
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  22. Lutter

    Lutter Member

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

    UHCougar12 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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.
  24. kmello69

    kmello69 Member

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

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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.
  26. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Member

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

    BruceBruce Member

    Location:
    Texas
    So the bottles will be at specs soon?
  28. Azzy

    Azzy Member

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

    champ103 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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:
  30. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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.
  31. champ103

    champ103 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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.
  32. Lutter

    Lutter Member

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

    DanzBorin Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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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  34. NotoriousHOP

    NotoriousHOP Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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.
  35. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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
  36. kmello69

    kmello69 Member

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

    DanzBorin Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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. ;)
  38. NotoriousHOP

    NotoriousHOP Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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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  39. Grendle

    Grendle Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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.
  40. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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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