First Dogfish Head IPA (90)

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  1. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    Had my first dogfish head IPA ever tonight a 90 minute...Isn't this just a barley wine.?? I do enjoy it. Guess this is like the Black IPA vs Hoppy Stout debate... Is a Malty IPA a barley wine... anyways I'm glad I got it.
     
  2. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    You don't drink barleywines very often do you?
     
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  3. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I would say not even CLOSE to a Barleywine... Sorry man, just seems like a BIT malty of an IPA but one that I love. Probably my favorite DFH beer besides WWS!
     
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  4. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    This. 90 Minute is just a maltier DIPA, very balanced. Aged 120 Minutes is about as close as an IPA will get to barleywine levels though.
     
  5. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    I really meant just a very MALTY ipa..I don't consider it actually a barleywine... but i'm quite impressed...much better then i imagined... I wonder if 60, 75 and 120 are as great..
     
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  6. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    All very different, all very solid. Don't forget the noobie though, 61 Minute (drinking one right now actually, damn good!)
     
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  7. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    really...all different? I'm guessing then 90 is the best. It's easily the best DFH i've ever had...
     
  8. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (724) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    You might want to try Burton Baton if you like the 90 (similar taste but oak aged). And if you're looking for the best DFH beer, you gotta give Palo Santo Marron a try.
     
  9. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    As others have said, it's a balanced IPA.

    I love it & am glad it gets good reviews on BA.
     
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  10. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Either your taste buds are off or that's an old bottle
     
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  11. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    120 minute IPA is not an IPA, its a barleywine, weighing in at 18%
    90 minute IPA is very much a double IPA, at 9%

    and yes Burton Baton is fantastic, and Palo Santo is also really good
     
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,809) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Those are both excellent beers- probably the best DFH has to offer, imo.
     
  13. cerp66

    cerp66 Initiate (23) Sep 20, 2007 South Carolina

    I've always liked the 60 much more than the 90; the 60 is a lot more bitter.
     
  14. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I've only had it less less than totally uber fresh but it was a heavy ridiculous malt mess.
    I agree with the poster above with the full jugs. The 60 IS a lot better.
     
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  15. cerp66

    cerp66 Initiate (23) Sep 20, 2007 South Carolina


    She's just my drinking buddy....yea I wish !
     
  16. MrGreengenes2

    MrGreengenes2 Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2008 Indiana

    I have to side with the OP. Its intense sweetness makes me consider it a barleywine. I do enjoy it quite a bit though, fresh or aged.
     
  17. cbreu89

    cbreu89 Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2013 Missouri

    One of the few IPA's that I have had that was incredible even after 6 months.
     
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  18. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Savant (999) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I love these threads... this IPA is a barleywine, this one's a hoppy stout. And so many BA's wonder where people get their (mis)information about beer...
     
  19. Jonada

    Jonada Champion (832) May 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I definitely wouldn't consider 90 minute a barleywine. I think all of DFH's IPAs are pretty solid, but for me 75 minute is far and away my favorite.
     
  20. 395er

    395er Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 California

    I know it's called an IPA, and it gets supporters as such, but it just doesn't taste like one to me. Not barleywine necessarily, but definitely a malty beer.
     
  21. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    How about American Strong Ale?
     
  22. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    You want a DFH Barleywine, go legit and track down some Olde School. I've only had a half dozen or so BW's, but it was tops!
     
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  23. jlenik

    jlenik Disciple (374) Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey

    90 Minute is my least favorite out of the DFH Minute series. I'm on the fence about 120 Minute but I'll never pass up some 60 Minute and 75 Minute.
     
  24. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Meyvn (1,460) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    75 min IPA >> 90 min IPA
     
  25. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (608) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    X DFH IPA > Z DFH IPA

    I'm right, you're wrong.
     
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  26. jahbulon

    jahbulon Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 New York

    Do like 90 minute, just not worth $11 a 4 pack where im from. Not very exciting to me either. Give me some sucks thats the same price for 2 more bottles ya kno :p Or if I wanna get fancy I'll pay 12.99 for a 4 pack o' double jack
     
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  27. dan027

    dan027 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I wouldn't consider it a barleywine, just a much more balanced DIPA than a lot of the hopbombs that are out there. Don't get me wrong, I love hops, but sometimes you want something different. If you like it though definitely try 75 minute, I'm still going back and forth trying to decide which one I like better. And I know I may be alone in this, but 120 is utterly fantastic to me, fresh or aged.
     
  28. Adamdc

    Adamdc Aspirant (269) Nov 18, 2007 Massachusetts

    As mentioned above--- Palo ftw!
     
  29. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (608) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Have a confession to make, I like aged 75 Minute a lot better than fresh. I've had some of the October '12 batch here in my cellar at 50 degrees and they are drinking like champs. The maple syrup is so much more noticeable. I've had both fresh and aged recently, so I'm not just going by faint memories.

    I had my doubts about the "Ages Well" on the bottle but I've learned to trust Sam C. I mean, I have some bottle conditioned 7% Rodenbach '07 vintages that are still drinking amazing. Bottle conditioning does prolong the life of lower abv beers.
     
  30. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    I don't even remember making this thread....Thanks 90 min!
     
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  31. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    If it's a beer and it's strong then it can be called a barleywine.
     
  32. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,014) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    It really sucks that they stopped making Squall because that was 90 improved (Bottle conditioned and unfiltered and such).
     
  33. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (151) Sep 5, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    Barley wines are just strong beers. This beer is strong enough to be considered a barley wine.
     
  34. dan027

    dan027 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I also feel like it's not up to us to decide what a beer is, it's up to the brewers. If Dogfish says it's an imperial ipa, that's what it is, they made it. It's the same with a lot of beers, prime example nugget nectar (troegs imperial amber!). If they say that's what they made who are we to tell them they're wrong.
     
  35. JackofBlades

    JackofBlades Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Texas

    60 is much more like a traditional IPA. 120 is hard to find and 75 is damn near impossible to find. I'd love to get my hands on a couple bottles of 120 for sure.
     
  36. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    I had my first 90 this evening. I found it very Belgian in taste. Sweet and well balanced. Not much fruit flavor which I would have liked to be a bit more present. Very little if any bitterness which I prefer. Overall, a very good beer.
     
  37. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Crusader (700) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    I like your math, and I like your style.
     
  38. JackofBlades

    JackofBlades Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Texas

    IIRC, seeing as I haven't had a 90 Minute or any DFH for a while, it is a little sweet from the malt as is the case with most DIPAs. I wouldn't say it's Belgian in style though; the hops are still very present.

    Damn I kinda want a 90 Minute now...
     
  39. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    I found it very un-hoppy. Very malty and sweet but not over the top. Very good and drinkable.
    Tasted more like a Dubbel than anything close to a DIPA. I realize it is an IPA but I found it to closer to a Belgian than I did a DIPA on that scale.
     
  40. JackofBlades

    JackofBlades Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Texas

    I might have to pick up a four pack of it then or go get some on tap. It's really been a while since I've had it but I think I remember it being somewhat hoppy.
     
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