120 minute

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by squirrely2005, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    So I was thinking about drinking my 120 from September. I feel like I shouldn't BUT there's an HEB that has a to. Of it. Just to be sure though I looked up on DFHs website about when its coming out again and it doesn't say distribution would be to Texas.
    Does anybody know if we'll get it again in February? I probably won't drink it but still curious.
     
  2. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I've already been hearing about places getting it again around Texas, so I wouldn't worry about drinking it.

    I don't think our Central Market ever ran out!
     
  3. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    Hmm ok. The HEB plus on bandera and 1604 has sooo much of it. I think I might drink it. These would have to be from September though right?
    Think we'll get it in February? I'm just unfamiliar with how it all works.
     
  4. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    I just realized you said again which would mean from September.
     
  5. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (433) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Gabriel's has received three cases this month in addition to the two we had leftover from the fall. We may get a few more cases today. I think 120 is going to be abundant for a while.
     
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  6. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    My local bar has 120 on tap as we speak.
     
  7. BK1017

    BK1017 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Texas

    Go on...
     
  8. BK1017

    BK1017 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Texas

    I saw a stack of 3-4 cases of 120 minute at the Specs on Airport. Those lazy bastards always have empty sku's on the shelves and tons of random stuff in the back.
     
  9. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Nobi Public House. But this is for the Houston guys.
     
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  10. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (376) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I saw some on the shelves at Spec's Smith St and picked some up at HEB Central Market last week. The date code on the bottles is different than the code from the bottles I picked up in September.
     
  11. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    If you're worried about not having one in a few months. Why not go buy another one now?
     
  12. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    WHOA
     
  13. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (617) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Or a bunch. Its everywhere
     
  14. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (332) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    This....I've been to that specs once and holy shit what a cluster
     
  15. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    There was a new batch. It's all over.

    I try to buy 1 every batch so I can keep them aging. This beer needs time.
     
  16. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Sorry, let me clarify my earlier post. The keg was dropped off yesterday and they haven't tapped it yet.

    Nobi Public House
    Look at what was dropped off...Dogfish Head 120 Minute!

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    3 bottles were on the shelf at Houston-Specs Downtown. I bought 2. I think there were more that were out and someone went buy crazy.
     
  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    There were like 50 on Friday.
     
  19. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I kind of want to drink one now and age the other. But I hear it's quite sweet. Would I be better off just aging them both? I have patience.
     
  20. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (376) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    The longer it sits, the more sweet it gets. Fresh, the stuff is hoppy as all get-out. After time the hops drop out and the balance transitions from bitter to sweet.
     
  21. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I find the exact opposite is true.

    Fresh it's a sweet syrupy alcoholic mess. With time it actually develops a hop presence. I find 6 months to a year is the sweet spot.

    And yes, I know this is against everything we all know about IPAs and I can't explain it.

    Mind you that it's never really a hoppy beer.
     
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  22. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    In that case I might as well drink one now and save one for later...
     
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  23. gottabetweed

    gottabetweed Initiate (76) Jul 3, 2008 Texas


    I agree. When it is new it is undrinkably sweet for me. But with at least a year on it, it mellows and becomes slightly more balanced. Still not one of my favorites. I have some I'm going to let sit for a long time and see if it helps.
     
  24. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    My friend from Dallas bought 6 of them. She must not be able.to.find it up there.
     
  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    6 isn't so bad. Other than the fact it's $10 a bottle. lol

    I would never hoard that beer. It's a nice one about once a year. Other than that, I can pass.
     
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  26. Show

    Show Initiate (180) Jul 21, 2011 Texas

    people still get excited about this beer?
     
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  27. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Well it has only come out in bottles once in the last 4 or so years. Well, twice now I guess.

    It's a new thing to a lot of newer beer nerds.
     
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  28. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    I said the same thing about the price. I only had it for the first time like 6 months ago, so it was exciting to finally get the Big brother to the 60-90 minute.
     
  29. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 Initiate (0) May 10, 2009 Texas
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    I was more excited when I got a 64oz growler for $20 - split with two other guys, that was a solid night.
     
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  30. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (469) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Hoping to snag myself a bottle or 2.
     
  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    21 ounces of 120 is pretty serious!
     
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  32. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I would love to get a growler of this. Kinda winey and tons of my non-craft friends loved it.

    Great stuff!
     
  33. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (376) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    That's so weird. My brother who hates all things hoppy loves this beer.
     
  34. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    Specs in Temple got 5 cases of it yesterday.
     
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  35. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Have you ever had fresh DFH 120 Min? No. Then buy 2 or 3 and drink one now and age the rest at least a year. There is no other reasonable answer to the 'drink now or age it?' question.

    Taste is subjective and just because some people don't enjoy it fresh but do after a few months/ years does not mean you will so drink it and if you like it drink more of it. Ageing it might ruin it for you and your specific palate.
     
  36. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    I had it fresh when I bought it in September. I ended up drinking it and ill probably go buy one on Friday when I get paid. I'm hoping they'll still be there but if not its nothing ill cry over.
    It tasted...the same as it did in September to me. I thought it'd change a little but it tasted basically the same.
     
  37. PaulUH

    PaulUH Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2012 Texas

    Specs-smith had a bunch last night.
     
  38. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (469) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Specs Bay Area got a case in. 1 bottle limit. I'm happy.
     
  39. jmdarcy

    jmdarcy Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    Specs Fort worth eastchase still had a bunch on the shelves 1 bottle limit.
     
  40. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I think this should be like a 3 bottle limit

    Even at that I think it will last a while due to price.
     
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