Dogfish 120

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by forrestbetts, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Hit the west burbs today. At $10 / 12 oz am I the only one passing?
  2. funhog

    funhog Devotee (410) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois
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  3. 71gto

    71gto Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    I might have to bite on a couple, but only because I recently drank one of my 2011's and it was fantastic. Wish I could buy a case for a decent price...
  4. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,336) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Saw 5 on the shelf. Pounced on some Pipeworks stuff instead.
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  5. joeseppy

    joeseppy Devotee (496) Oct 20, 2012 Illinois

    Saw 10 btls of 120 at Whalegreens in greektown yesterday; grabbed a sixer of Sucks instead. Fully enjoy DFH 60&90 but price point for me makes this a big fat No!...not even to age, sorry.
  6. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Is this surprising? I have never seen or heard of 120 Minute (or World Wide) to be under $10 a bottle.
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  7. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (352) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado
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    ^^These^^ were my exact thoughts as well. I had a 2011 last weekend and it was tasting excellent. I have one more 2011 and may have to buy 2-3 bottles from this run. And FYI there's bottles all over in the far west burbs as well for anyone that's looking.
  8. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,832) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I pass it up each and every time I see it.
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  9. Bogforce

    Bogforce Disciple (336) Sep 2, 2010 Ohio

    This beer is worth trying but it is not a good beer by any means.
  10. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    It's going to be on shelves off and on for awhile, wouldn't freak out and purchase a shitton thinking you wont be able to later...That said I haven't seen it cheaper than $10/btl anywhere and it is a ;little bit too pricey =\
  11. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    It doesn't taste like an IPA at all. That's prolly why a lot of people don't like it. I expected it to be very boozy and very bitter, it was neither. Super balanced with sweetness to it. IMO I thought it was awesome. @ 15-20% It's deadly.
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  12. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Got a case of 2012 for $180
  13. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2012 California

    With respect to the MillerCoors Company, this to me, is the real 'Blue Moon', because that's about how often I like to drink one. Hard to explain because I don't hate it, but every time i drink one, the thought of drinking another almost makes me gag a little for about the next six months or so. Drank a fresh one about two weeks ago so it shouldn't be too hard to lay down this last bottle of 2012 I have for a while..
  14. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    120 minute is one of the grossest beers i've ever tasted. maybe if you age it for ten years it's not as absolutely disgusting, but i certainly won't keep one of those abominations in my cellar for any amount of time let alone the aeons needed to make 120 palatable.
  15. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    The price is not surprising to me, no. The fact that I saw three cases of it sitting on the floor made me wonder who is buying it at that price. Clearly many are, but I found this to be an easy 'no'.
  16. beergurujr

    beergurujr Aspirant (230) Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Wow. Please send all 120 to my store. Please!
  17. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I bought 2 of these when I first saw them. Drank one and was left wondering what I could do with the other one besides a drain pour. Ended up sharing it with someone who had never had one. Maybe with a ton of age on it it would be OK, but I wont be buying it again especially at that price. I'll still pick up WWS for that price though! Maybe one or two a year is all.
  18. 71gto

    71gto Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    I cannot believe the amount of people that dislike it. Fresh it isn't anything special at all, but 6 months+ of age and it is amazing.
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  19. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2008 Wisconsin

    I remember paying $5 a bottle five years ago and thought it was overpriced. Lots of other good sixers for $10 out there.
  20. 71gto

    71gto Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    That logic can be used for a lot of really good beers that I am sure you and I both still buy anyway.
  21. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (236) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    Just go to Downers grove Binnys. No shortage whatsoever.
  22. gklover1

    gklover1 Initiate (102) Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
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    Folks, this beer is the epitome of age-able beers. It turns into the most amazing English Barleywine at around 2-3 years. It is off the charts awesome.

    Not trying to talk anyone into it. I have NO problem buying up what others don't want. But information is power. The best part about this beer is how amazing it becomes, but it never is hoarded because you have to wait so long for it to develop. Therefore, people try it fresh and the demand goes down. YEAH 4 ME!!!
  23. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I like it fresh and aged. It's a win either way. Cheers!
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