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120 IPA

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

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  1. mcatalano

    mcatalano Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2011 Texas

    HEB Pearland has it, just have to ask for it.
  2. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Tried it on tap in San Francisco 2 months ago. Was good, but was nothing close to the hop bomb I was expecting. Definitely decent but not necessarily worthy of the massive hype it's given. I would really love to try a fresh bottle of it sometime, perhaps the keg I tried was already past its hop prime.
  3. PaulUH

    PaulUH Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2012 Texas

    thanks got mine from there yesterday
  4. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I though this was a particularly good batch. Enjoyed one added one to the 120 min collection.
  5. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    So, I'm hesitant to get a bottle, cause frankly Dogfish Head always disappoints me. Is it rare to get a bottle of this? Do people trade for it?
  6. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    It used to be easy to get. Then they stopped sending it to TX. Now they started again. If they keep shipping it, no, it'll be fairly common.

    I used to buy one a year and age it to drink. I've never really missed it though.
  7. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    I saw 2 cases last night at a little shoebox Twin's by my house that never gets anything good. Think there's a lot more in the state than a lot of people are guessing. I admit I was one of the people scrambling to find a bottle initially but then Spec's RR got 7 cases...and then I actually tried it. Not my flavor...I'll let other BA's enjoy this one but the point is there's a shit ton around town. All the DFH limited run stuff seems to be showing up in greater numbers this year or actually showing up at all. I'm looking forward to Bitches Brew myself....
  8. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Yep. It was on a very tight leash while HEB scrambled to figure out the new pricing, but there were plenty of leftovers once they got their share. I've received a total of 7 cases and may get more tomorrow.
  9. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    I split a bottle a couple nights ago with the GF. We both thought it was good, the carb is very surprising and nice.

    Would I seek it out, no. If it was on the shelf I'd try it again.
  10. Grendle

    Grendle Initiate (193) Apr 11, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Total BS bc I bought mine at HEB Alon ($9.95) and just saw it yesterday at the HEB DeZavala for $10.75. That's the highest I've seen it but that manager just got into carrying craft beer so usually prices them higher.
  11. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    The manager of a chain generally has zero say in what items are priced at, unless items are on sale at the store level.
  12. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Correct. HEB's pricing should be the same across the board. I'm not sure why there would be a price difference between two locations, but it has nothing to do with the beer manager.

    Though I do miss the days when I could buy SA Utopia and Life & Limb at the De Zavala HEB.
  13. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    Their cost may be the same across the board but individual HEB's absolutely can sell items at different prices depending on the store. The HEB at Slaughter/Escarpment in Austin has very nice beer dept but the prices there are higher than Central Market and other nearby HEB's.( Not just on beer, but diapers are quite a bit more there as well)
  14. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (479) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I'm not sure what y'all think about it but this batch was delicious. Best 120 I've had!
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  15. BeanBone

    BeanBone Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Chiming in to agree, was a great batch!
  16. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    This could be relative to cost of business due to location, rent, etc. Also, although owned and operated by HEB, Central Market is an entirely different entity, so comparing prices between HEB and Central Market isn't a fair assessment. Look at Central Market's crazy beer discounts and sales that HEBs don't do, for a good example. Central Market's goal is to directly compete with Whole Foods, not to cannibalize other HEBs.

    I can say with confidence that the store or department manager has zero say in what items are priced at, unless, as previously mentioned, the items are put on sale at the store level (due to being long on, going out of date soon, good deals from distro not available in other areas, etc.).
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  17. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    It really works out to $10 on this or $15 on Bitches. Bitches every time guys
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  18. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I had this same problem today.. I chose Bitches
  19. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Yeah after a certain point you just choose the beer, i know what time the bitch comes home everyday lol
  20. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Disciple (357) Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    Picked up 2 bottles at the liquor store next to Rockwell Tavern in Cypress, TX for 9.99 each. Plenty more on the shelves if you're in the area.
  21. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    They have some at the Spec's in League City at I45 and FM 518... the one right next to the Kroger.. it's one of their worst beer stores in the city... they have a small paper sign above the shelved beers that says they have it... two bottle limit. I just picked up another bottle while there.

    If you are into it they also have some ACE Pumpkin Cider.. which I feel is outstanding. They had three six packs in the back I was told. Might have to ask if you don't see it.
  22. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Its far from the worst beer stores in the city, however it is one of the worst specs in the city. The beer guy tries but they really don't know much about beer.
  23. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Good point.. I meant to say worst SPEC's in the city..... they certainly have better beers than the normal moe and joe liquor store.... but for a Spec's they have a very small selection...
  24. hammondc

    hammondc Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2008 Texas

    25+ bottles at HEB Stone Oak in San Antonio.

  25. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    saw a case at Specs in front of Hay Merchant
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