Dogfish Head Releases IPAs for the Holidays Variety Pack

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Limited edition 12-pack contains 4 varieties of IPA goodness + 2 exclusives - Viniferous IPA + Sixty One

    Milton, Del., November 2, 2018 – Arriving just in time to make your “jingle bells rock,” Dogfish Head is bringing “joy to the world” with the release of the IPAs for the Holidays variety 12-pack. Available in early November, the holiday pack contains 4 varieties of IPA goodness in one special box. Featuring 2 exclusives - Sixty One and Viniferous IPA – along with a duo of fan-favorite IPAs - 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute Imperial IPA – the holiday pack has all of your festive beer needs covered, including an homage to “reds and whites” for the vino lovers in the bunch. The “white” beer-wine hybrid, Viniferous IPA, is fermented with Riesling & Viognier grape must and hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon and El Dorado to match the dry, fruity complexity of a Riesling with the hoppiness of an IPA. Sixty One, the “red” beer-wine mashup, is a marriage of two Dogfish Head innovations - beer-wine hybrids featuring Syrah grape must and continually hopped IPAs. A great gift for holiday parties, the pack also features a special gift tag that can be personalized.

    The IPAs for the Holidays 12pk includes:

    Viniferous IPA12-pack EXCLUSIVE (Where applicable by law.)
    Fermented with Riesling and Viognier grape must and hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon and El Dorado to match the dry, fruity complexity of a Riesling with the hoppiness of an IPA.

    Sixty One – 12-pack EXCLUSIVE (Where applicable by law.)
    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 Imperial IPA
    A continually hopped Imperial IPA whose powerful malt backbone stands up to the extreme hopping rate for a pungent, not crushing flavor.

    “We’ve been experimenting with continual hopping and inventive beer-wine hybrid concoctions since we first opened our doors twenty-three years ago at our brewpub in Rehoboth,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “From angling a vibrating football game over a 5-barrel kettle with a bucket of pelletized hops hanging over it – which brought us 90 Minute Imperial IPA and paved the way for 60 Minute and 120 Minute IPA – to blending grape juice and must in the brewing process with beers like Midas Touch, Noble Rot and Red & White; we take great pride in pushing the boundaries of experimentation in brewing at Dogfish and are excited to move ahead into 2019 and beyond as we continue to stoke the flames of creativity in craft beer.”

    For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and the IPAs for the Holidays visit

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  2. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Disciple (310) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    I'm in. I will be picking up this one.......
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  3. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (678) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Not a fan of 61 so I’m out.

    Last I looked 90 16x4 cans were $9 and 60 6x12 bottles were $8. The last pack like this was around $25. No interest in the other wine beer either.

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  4. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I think Noble Rot was the only wine beer from them that I thought was excellent. The others were just OK, IIRC.
  5. elohim

    elohim Initiate (183) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia

    Seems like they could have used this opportunity to move some 75 minute as well. Depending on how they price this I may be in for one but it certainly isn't anything I would go out of my way for.
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  6. waltari

    waltari Initiate (63) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Another overpriced pack from DFH.
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    DISKORD Aspirant (246) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    This is the most non-variety variety pack ever!
  8. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (678) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I did really like noble rot, never had the Oaked version.

  9. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I didn't like it as much, just wasn't as crisp and focused. Wood/barrels don't make everything better, contrary to popular belief.
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  10. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,357) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Just what the world needs, MORE same old IPAs.
  11. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,442) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I’d like to try Viniferous, but I’m not buying this pack for it.
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  12. jkblr

    jkblr Meyvn (1,418) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    I jumped on this pack late November last year because we never have 60 or 90 minute on shelves here fresh enough to review and I had great memories of these beers before DFH pulled Indiana distribution. This is a store that I am in weekly, so they had just hit the floor. Imagine my surprise that all the beers inside were bottled in late September. I was angry initially, but found a packaging date (around 8 weeks before purchase) on the 12 pack, so that puts it on me. I only post this as a PSA.
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  13. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (872) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I have deep nostalgic love of DFH, particularly 60 Minute. The pricing prevents me from fitting the brand into my beer budget.
  14. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,439) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I found this interesting and I thought I'd mention it... my family has always bought a mixed/sampler case for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I was a little surprised when that started because prior to that it was always me who was the beer drinker, but they got into it. For so many years now that I can't even remember they used to buy the Sam Adams Christmas mix. This year I'm informed that it's the Dogfish Head IPA case, which is fine by me. I'll ask when we get together but I'm wondering what brought about the change. Are they just getting into IPAs now, about 10 years late? Probably! :laughing: Or is it because they're just bored with the Sam Adams mix? Or is it because the Sam Adams Mix is different? In the end I don't care, I always bring extra beers and I'm really looking forward to trying the DFH Viniferous!
  15. jayrutgers

    jayrutgers Initiate (186) Oct 29, 2011 New Jersey

    Damn had no idea everyone is producing wine hybrid IPAs or even malty imperial IPAs these days.
  16. MoreBeer4me

    MoreBeer4me Aspirant (277) Aug 25, 2014 New Jersey

    I'd rather just buy two sixers of the 90 Minute Imperial IPA.
  17. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (678) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Buy the 16 oz cans. Last time I checked they were a few cents less per oz. I have not tried the cans yet but want to. I will still grab a few 4 packs if bothers to age. 90 is really good with years on it.

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  18. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,037) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Me, too.
    Me, neither. I hope the store splits up a couple packs of this so I can get singles of the Sixty-One and Viniferous.
  19. flamethrower

    flamethrower Initiate (66) Sep 26, 2009 Connecticut

    I picked up this 12-pack today and I'm very disappointed. I guess I didn't know what to expect for "beer-wine"... I love both beer and wine, but apparently when it's combined I think it's yucky. Even the 60 Minute wasn't as good as I remembered. Thankfully, the 90 Minute IPA was yummy. Now what do I do with the rest of the 12-pack??!
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  20. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,423) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Downed 90% of this pack and loved it, and I got it for $19 bucks at World Market... Win Win.
  21. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,423) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I got the pack for $19 bucks, how is that overpriced? Under 2 bucks a bottle? You cannot get a bud light for that lol.