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Release Dogfish Head IPAs for the Holidays Variety Pack

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by ESHBG, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    The IPAs for the Holidays 12pk contains four varieties of IPAs including:

    • Sixty One – 12-pack EXCLUSIVE!
      • A marriage of two Dogfish Head innovations: beer-wine hybrids and continually hopped IPAs. Dogfish took its best-selling 60 Minute and added Syrah grape must to create an IPA with equal parts fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness.
    • 60 Minute IPA
      • A continually hopped super-fantastic East Coast IPA brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops for a powerful, but balanced, citrusy hop character.
    • 90 Minute IPA
      • A continually hopped Imperial IPA whose powerful malt backbone stands up to the extreme hopping rate for a pungent, not crushing flavor.
    • Indian Brown Dark IPA
      • A boisterous brown ale meets well-hopped IPA is brewed with aromatic dark malt, organic brown sugar and dry-hopped liberally for your holiday-drinking pleasure.

    https://www.brewbound.com/news/dogfish-head-releases-ipas-holidays-variety-pack
     
  2. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Crusader (725) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    Seems strange that they are marketing this as a "holiday" pack. Not much in there that relates to holidays.

    Nice to see 61 make a return though.
     
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  3. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Oh shit! Sixty One is awesome. I really miss that beer. One of the only beers paired well with marinara. @utopiajane
     
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  4. chitownfanatic21

    chitownfanatic21 Aspirant (216) Sep 25, 2016 Kansas
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    Honestly, it kinda sucks that they are only putting the 61 in the holiday pack. Especially since the other beers are year round beers. Wish they would’ve put them in 4 packs again, cause that beer was amazing!
     
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  5. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I will get it because I love all the beers. On a personal note I would have loved to see a new holiday pack with new stuff. I have been watching the packs come out and yet to see anyone blowing people away. The feed I see is ok, average, some are good, etc. Would be cool to see a pack come out and people surprised with the creative new items, but that is just my thought, anyway.
     
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  6. shelby415

    shelby415 Defender (600) Oct 10, 2011 Oregon

    If they'd left out Indian Brown and put 75 min IPA in there I might actually buy this. Has that ever been in 12 oz bottles?
     
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  7. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (632) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    need to revisit 61, I was not a fan first time. I like the others though.

    Enjoy
     
  8. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,656) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I've never seen it in anything other than 750 ml bottles.

    In other Dogfish news, I think Liquid Truth Serum is actually quite tasty.
     
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  9. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Can you get Truth Serum outside their local area (other states), I thought I read it was local only?
     
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  10. i_run_far

    i_run_far Initiate (63) Aug 11, 2016 District of Columbia
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    It's available in VA
     
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  11. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (106) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio

    And Ohio
     
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  12. RockinRich

    RockinRich Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 Florida

    Any idea what the approximate retail cost will be?
     
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  13. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Cool appears AZ may see some, usually we get all their beers, thanks for info everyone, cannot wait to give this one a try.
     
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  14. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I was looking online and saw 6 packs of bottles for $14.99, but not sure what each state will be, AZ has not posted any yet so not even sure on my costs.
     
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  15. thespaceman

    thespaceman Devotee (494) Oct 5, 2008 Connecticut

    I purchased a 6 pack of Liquid Truth Serum yesterday in Connecticut for $11.99 - a good price tag for a 7% ABV beer. And I as well was quite impressed with it, bitterness is so light, making these easy to crush. Happy Bryan Selders is back behind the helm at DFH brewing the experimental beers again.
     
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  16. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    That is a great price, lol I keep looking around AZ and no luck, so odd since we get everything else all the time, maybe later this week.
    I noticed in the extreme brewing skits they busted this stuff out each one, so from then I wanted it, glad to hear its tasty.
    Cheers
     
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  17. magilldm

    magilldm Initiate (133) May 2, 2015 Virginia
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    The IPA 12 pack at my total wine was $23.99, kinda disappointed it’s that much and released so long before Christmas. Contrary to previous poster we haven’t seen truth serum in my part of VA yet
     
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  18. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (252) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    When did Indian brown become an IPA?
     
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  19. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Disciple (379) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Since anything labelled "IPA" practically sells itself these days...
     
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  20. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (1,982) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    If you can get it fresh it most definitely has the hop presence. At the brewery I would definitely say IPA.
     
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  21. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,656) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    The new labels do now have it listed as a "Dark IPA". It has always been well hopped and, to me, was always confusing as to what style category it should be in. I guess with the re-branding they decided to have it take on the Dark IPA/Black IPA name.
     
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  22. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (106) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio

    Not a fan of 60 or 90, Indian Brown was ok and I'd probably buy it to try the 61 depending on when/if it arrives here.
     
  23. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (252) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    For sure, it's hoppy as hell. It was always a hoppy brown ale, and that's how it was marketed. I just recently noticed they switched to calling it a dark IPA and I'm wondering how long ago they made the switch.

    I buy that beer regularly because it's my favourite DFH, but I don't read the label anymore because I've been drinking it for at least 15 years. I was wondering if they changed the labels recently or if they switched a couple years ago and I just didn't notice.
     
  24. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (223) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That's my biggest beef with them now and their beers were always a good value here but no more, the cost of 60 Minute shot up a few months ago and I can't quite figure out why.
     
  25. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (632) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    I just looked at the inventory at my local and its a 20 pack for $42.99 plus tax......way too much in my mind
    60 and brown are now almost $39 a case.......they were under $35 pretty recently and $7.99 a six (with $1 off coupon at TW)

    Since I did not enjoy 61 I wont look for this one.


    EDIT......$21.99 at TW for a 12 pack......They also sell 60 for $7.99, Brown for $8.99, 90 For $8.99......dont see the value at all.....



    Enjoy
     
    #25 Giantspace, Nov 8, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
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  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,280) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  27. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (252) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

  28. rgordon

    rgordon Crusader (725) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    It would be a nice gift.
     
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  29. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (998) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Great way to push the core lineup, throw them all in a case, call it the holiday pack and slang it.
     
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  30. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,656) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I had 61 Minute on tap yesterday, and wow, it does not taste anything like I remember it. Mind you, this is not in a good way. Who knows if it was the tap lines, or what. I will have to purchase this pack and try it from the bottle. I had always really enjoyed 61 Minute. My memory after not having it for some years is certainly not on-point, but I just remember enjoying the flavor a lot more than I just did.
     
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