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A Hop Eclipse Now! An explosive celebration of Dogfish's off-centered, hop-centric ales

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Todd

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    For more info and events:
    http://www.dogfish.com/community/ne...of-dogfishs-off-centered-hop-centric-ales.htm
     
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    I am always saddened to see DFH catch heat on this site. I love their beers, I love how they experiment and I love how they knock it out of the park with their IPA's.

    Great story on the first continual hopper made from the electronic football set up!
     
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    I'll try anything DFH puts out. Are they all good? No. Some are great, some are downright bad. Do I like their creativity and love of craft beer? Yes. Two new IPAs sound great to me. I'm in.

    I would love to sit down and have a beer with Sam one day, seems like such an authentically nice guy.
     
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    Speaking of DFH IPAs, last weekend, I cracked a 75 Minute from October. It's drinking like a champ now. The maple syrup is way more forward, which is how I hoped it would be fresh. The bottle says it ages well, and it's not lying.
     
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    Its hard to forget his rap video but I do love his passion. And most of their beers.
     
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    I agree with the entirity of this post.
     
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    We'd be lucky if it's even drinkable.
     
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    Took me a long time to fully appreciate Dogfish, but now I absolutely love them! I want a Palo Santo Marron ran through a Randall filled with Fuggles and Styrian Goldings!
     
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    I wonder what fruit they are going to brew their new IPA with. I think Santa Rosa plums could marry nicely with certain hop varietals.
     
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    I'm really excited about this event, especially because they are doing one in Tempe, AZ just a couple hours away. If it wasn't for DFH and their constant creativity and experimentation I probably wouldn't be into craft beer the way I am today. When I was only kind of into it just because I liked drinking beer with flavor they made me get really into a variety of flavors. Plus, as stated before, Sam seems like such a genuinely cool guy and I want to support someone with passion like him.
     
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    Agreed. Creativity and the willingness to try new brews is what makes our industry so great.
     
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    One of the best things I've ever had was aprihop filtered through Randall (with oak chips, apricots, and hops) at the Spinnerstown Hotel.

    Keep on brewing Sam!
     
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    oh god, the name is f'n great/hilarious... I only hope they name a beer after it.
     
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    Can't wait for the Grateful Dead tribute IPA American Beauty, should be dank as hell.
     
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    Shout out to Sam and Dogfish.......

    I thoroughly enjoyed watchin this.

    Lookin 4ward to the collabo. w/ SN.

    Cheers All......
     
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    I find it interesting that none of the DFH Alehouse's around VA/MD are hosting the dinners.
     
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    Is that for sure the new one he was being coy about in the video?
     
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    I love DFH. Props to them for moving in interesting but not always tasty directions.
     
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    Yes! during AZ Beer Week!
     
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    Excited for the new glass! Hopefully the new IPA's are better than Hellhound....and I still miss Squall :(

    Will support DFH for the rest of my life, love what they do.
     
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    Yeah! Kill Hellhound, bring back Squall!!
     
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    WTF: there are like 50 dates for this in Florida and not one in Texas! I'm, like, ...reasonably certain... we're their biggest market!*

    *note: I have no idea if Texas is DFH's biggest market.
     
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    Doesn't appear to even make their Top Five-

    "Pennsylvania continues to be our number one market followed closely by Maryland, New York, Virginia and Florida."
     
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    LOL! Good thing I put that apostophe. At least Sam brings us some choice stuff every year to Austin for the Off Centered Film Festival.
     
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    I'm looking forward to getting an in-home Randall!
     
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    saw like 8 bottles or so of this last night. waiting for some money to come in so i can snag a couple
     
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    Don't buy them nearly as much, but the wine barrel it's alive I had was fantastic. I pick and choose a bit more these days.
     
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    Pick and choose a bit more with just his stuff or in general? Reason I'm asking is because I used to really be into his stuff too but now am less interested as the whole "gypsy brewing"/contract brewing is something I am caring for less...
     
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    I don't buy much mikkeller these days either- I think the luster has worn off. I pick and choose more across the board- I rarely buy bombers or singles and have been buying a whole lotta 6ers these days. I guess once you try enough you fall back into what you know is dependable. I just don't have the itch to gamble with my $$$ as much on a mystery bottle.

    But yeah, the wine barrel It's Alive is great! Worth a stab.
     
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    He is.
    Me too.
     
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    I am excited for this as well! This may have posted already, and may not be earth shattering, but I think I may have figured out what glass they based their new IPA glass off. I found an old article from last summer that I was reading, and it mentioned they were sitting down with Riedel and Spiegelau glass makers to come up with the best IPA glass. Here is the link to the article (or do a Google search for "The Perfect IPA Glass" and article comes up:

    http://www.phillybeerscene.com/2012/05/the-perfect-ipa-glass/

    I searched through both Riedel and Spiegelau sites and when comparing the Rhizing Bines poster that includes a picture of a glass, I am thinking this is the glass they based it off. They said they made some tweaks to it so I am sure it is not going to look exactly like this, but similar. Anyone else agree? We shall find out soon!

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's a pretty slick looking glass.
     
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    The dinner in AZ is in 3 weeks and they still don't have a price...
     
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    I was fortunate enough to meet him at the Rehoboth pub last year when I was there with my girlfriend and friend from BA. He was just casually having a beer, talking with his buddy at the pool table upstairs and welcomed us as we approached him to talk and snag a picture. Extremely nice and laid back guy.
     
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    I'll be looking out for these DFH brews like I look out for all their releases.
    I've read that before, but it still seems crazy. I would have thought NJ would have been way bigger than MD, VA, or FL.
     
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    Yeah, I was surprised not to see New Jersey among the Top 5, too (perhaps why I remembered the quote - just recalled than Texas wasn't on the list).

    I think part of NJ's absence is due to the fact that while Hunterdon is one of the largest DFH wholesalers and DFH is one of Hunterdon's top selling brands, Hunterdon covers the entire state of NJ and the other states that made the list each have multiply DFH distributors. Not sure, either, what sort of the total craft market share in NJ has (I'd suspect off-premise is much more important than on-premise than in other states) but given the large amount of breweries that do distribute in NJ, that could also be a factor compared to states like MD and VA.
     
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    Sure looks like what's in the video—I can't imagine how it might be particularly superior to a good tulip like Duvel's, but who knows. CLEARLY I am no expert.
     
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    I am no expert either, but I am sucker for glasses. Even if it ends up being not much different from other glasses I already have sitting at home, one of these will still inevitably find its way into my ever-growing collection.
     
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    Me, too—I was just thinking the same thing :)
     
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