Denver Beer Co. IPA's

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by joshclauss, May 7, 2013.

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  1. joshclauss

    joshclauss Aspirant (243) Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Just wanted to throw in a quick shout-out to Denver Beer Company and encourage those who haven't been over there for awhile to go have a couple rounds. I think they've found their stride working with hops. A couple of weeks ago, I had a Citra IPA that was great, and yesterday they had a bunch of IPA's on, including a Rye IPA and Mosaic IPA that were both fantastic. My previous trip there, I also had a truly fantastic Coffee Porter that I'd go back for. It's too bad that place is always such a mob scene (not for the owners, obviously), or else I might start going there much more often. I don't know that they get enough credit for having such a large and constantly rotating list. Yes, this results in a few strikeouts, but they are now seeing their fair share of hits. I'd definitely appreciate seeing more places put out experimental IPA's more often.
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  2. dauss

    dauss Defender (662) Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
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    I had the Citra IPA a few weeks ago. It was good, but not $6 good.
  3. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,458) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    They have solid IPAs. I usually get them by the taster ($1 each). Not the most economical, but I can try 5 beers for an Abe (then tip).

    They are busy most of the time, but they expanded another room that, right now, is open to private parties, but will soon be open regular I'm told
  4. bfields4

    bfields4 Zealot (579) Dec 11, 2007 Colorado

    Just had the Mosaic tonight and I second that. Awesome beer. I think they've been doing some pretty decent stuff and getting a bad wrap. I'm not gonna say I love all of their beers, but for all the stuff that is just meh they've got some gems too!
  5. Hojaminbag

    Hojaminbag Poo-Bah (2,065) Dec 20, 2007 Colorado
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    I love DBC. The atmosphere, space, people, and the fact they allow dogs made me fall in love with it. At first, the beers were unimpressive at best. Now, however, I agree that they have been putting out solid beers with a wide variety of hoppy options that have all been quite good.
  6. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (332) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    Have to revisit, have been maybe 2-3 times and always leave unimpressed with their beers. Like everything else about the place though, as Hojaminbag said above.
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  7. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,222) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    If DBC has their shit together...look out. They have the best location (and crowds) in town.
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  8. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,458) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    I chatted with Casey up there and they have some interesting barrel brews coming up
  9. hopspine

    hopspine Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado

    Nice, any sours by chance?
  10. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,147) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Hit DBC up for my first time last night. Great place and loved that I was able to bring my dog along (so did he for that matter). Tried their Incredible Pedal IPA (brewed with nelson sauvin hops) and that was one of the best IPA's I have tasted from this fine state. Probably one of my new favorites for the style in general (though, to be fair, I have yet to try most of the out of Colorado distribution classic IPA's). Point being, thanks for the heads up on DBC.

    Also tried their Oak Aged Graham Cracker Porter....thought the original one was impressively able to capture the graham cracker flavor and I liked it for a while, but then it did startto get a bit cloying to me. However, the boozed oak barrel inclusion killed that cloyingness and added a nice new dimension to that beer, really enjoyed that one too.
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