Your favorite Dogfish Head beers.

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  1. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    I have to say, I really loved the 90 and Burton Baton. Excellent beers. I liked the 60 but found it MUCH better on tap. The 75 was good but didn't measure up to the 90 or BB. 120 is next week. Looking forward to that. For the money, I think I'd choose the 90 as my fave so far.

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  2. WilliamLee

    WilliamLee Initiate (172) Jun 29, 2010 Mississippi

    My favorite are World Wide Stout and Burton Baton. I did not care for Midas Touch.
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  3. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    I like 75 a lot, burton baton was good too. Try Palo Santo Maroon, stuff is great..and world wide stout
  4. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    I agree on the Midas Touch. Tasted like a sprayed a really bad lavender perfume in my mouth.
    Bitches Brew is pretty good, along with their Immort Ale. My favorite offering has to be Squall (unfiltered 90 min) and Palo Santo
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  5. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    Palo Santo is now on the hit list! :grinning:
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  6. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 South Carolina

    Fresh 90 is ALWAYS a good choice--tap or bottle

    Some of the bomber offerings can be love/hate

    Love for me for

    Hellhound--very hoppy (EST 100 IBUs) but a solid malt backbone and has a tiny bit of lemon. Delicious
    Rhizing Bines--new collaboration with SN--BIG
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  7. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    I love their "Minute" series, but I could hardly find any maple in 75. Sad.
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  8. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 South Carolina

    I think the best part of 75 is the bottle conditioning--the maple is very light but the mouthfeel is awesome and very different from 60 and 90.
  9. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    People say fresh Olde School is too hot. I found the 2012 to be damn fine. But I've still got two bottles in the basement as well as a 2011 that's going to be riding along for a few years.
  10. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Although it seems as if DFH is coming out with a new beer every day, they have some really solid beers. Some people hate on them for doing new things/resurrecting ancient recipes, but they are not BMC and are self made. Their new expansion will be done on their own dime, not a greedy bank's. Awesome.
  11. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    Funny, 75-Minute is the only one I enjoy. 60 is one-dimensional to me, and 90 is just boozy and not to my liking. To each his own though.
  12. jnoble

    jnoble Initiate (143) Feb 23, 2012 Washington

    60, 90 minute, Bitches Brew, Theobrama, and Punkin are my favorite DFH brews. I will try anything they put out though...guess that makes me a fanboy?? Oh well.

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  13. dan027

    dan027 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm a DFH lover. Minute series is great, 120 is my favorite but I like them all. Bitches Brew and Hellhound are awesome, Birra Etrusca was surprisingly good and Festina Peché is extremely underrated IMO. They make a ton of beers and I could go on forever but just keep drinking, some you'll love, some you won't, but they are all pretty cool and unique. If I had to describe them in one word it would be "fun".
  14. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Good point. It does certainly sit apart from the series in that respect, but with their track record and resources I was hoping for more pow in the flavor department as well.
  15. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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  16. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Defender (651) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Jesus it's a small world. Sup gugs? (soybomb here)
  17. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Palo Santo Marron was a really nice surpise for me!! Don't read on it just try it!!
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  18. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Well put, sir.
  19. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    120, wws, bitches brew, Palo, Burton, chicory, 90, in that order for me
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  20. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    ha, hey man, how's it going? I see you're out in the 'brah now, huh?
  21. TravisSaps

    TravisSaps Initiate (129) Feb 3, 2007 Tennessee

    90 and Burton are my favorites too. Others I like, but those I buy whenever I have the chance.
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  22. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Defender (651) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Trash state with trash beer, but what are you gonna do. At least I scored a Pliny today. Hope all is well, dude.
  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,064) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    add Indian Brown and Palo Santo, and that's where I'm at too. Sometimes I'll try something new, but those are my main four. Burton Baton is head and shoulders above the rest, though, and one of my faves to rep the east coast.
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  24. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    all is well, hope the same with you
  25. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (186) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    Aprihop is a fantastic brew.
  26. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Disciple (323) Jan 2, 2013 Florida
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    DFH 90 is fine, 60 is too light, 120 is a freakshow in a bottle. burton baton is delicious, olde school is too hot. the "ancient" series is aweful. hellhound and bitches brew are fantastic.
    hit and miss.
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  27. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    I'm aging a couple bottles to see if the hops fade to the background and the maple becomes more prominent. I've been sitting on them about a year now -- I think I'll wait another year or so.
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  28. Doppelbockulus

    Doppelbockulus Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 Florida

    It's an IPA, age for at least two years if you aren't drinking it fresh. I've had fresh, 1 year, and 2 year IPA's and 1 year is funky. Fresh IPAs allow you to get the best possible hop character if you are into tasting that sort of thing, and two years allows the hops to die down and let the sugars come out, but one year lets all the UGLY show through. The one year IPA's I've had have been unpleasant. I have bottles of 120 minute, a bottle of 90 minute, and a bottle of 75 minute stashed, as well as several non-IPA Dogfish Heads.
  29. NumberNone

    NumberNone Disciple (354) Mar 12, 2012 Maryland

    75 is probably my least favorite of the Minutes, with 90 as my fave. I've found 120 to be much better on tap than bottle. Minor quibbles though.
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  30. MightyMan

    MightyMan Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I enjoy all of the minute IPAs pretty much in ascending order, allthough I may prefer 75 over 90, and Burton Baton is the best of the lot. I've gone back at least half a dozen times for 120, even at the $10 price tag. It's been mentioned here but I'll second Palo Santo, WWS, Olde School, and Immort. And I know I may catch some flack, but I recently tried Noble Rot and thoroughly enjoyed it as a beer/wine crossover.
  31. RichD

    RichD Champion (809) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    90 minute is delicious and so is 75. Both may be in my top 20. The 60 minute is good. I've yet to venture out and have any other DFH brews but I can imagine that Burton Baton is delicious. I almost grabbed some the other day, but the store I was at was charging like 5 bucks per bottle. Thanks but no thanks.

    P.S. I don't know how people didn't pick up the maple syrup taste in 75 minute. It was so prominent when I had a 750 of it.
  32. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    My two favorites from them are Raison D'etre and 120. 120 aged a bit is a helluva lot better than fresh 120, IMO
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  33. jp7161

    jp7161 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 California
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    Dogfish Head is like the Red Hot Chili Peppers for me. Everyone seems to love them, but I just don't get it. A first I thought it might be me so I tried some more, then I decided it's not me, everyone else is wrong.
  34. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I had a growler of the 75. Thought the maple levels were nice on that one.
  35. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Well, that settles it.
  36. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    I recently busted out some 75s I've had in my cellar since 10/12. What you were hoping would happen is exactly what does; the hops recede and the maple comes forward, making for a more balanced beer. Also, yes, I did have a fresh 75 that was recently released to judge against my aged bottle. It was way more hop forward; still good, but I just like 75 aged better.

    Bottle conditioned beers are great for aging. When Sam tells you that this one ages well, he's not kidding.
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  37. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,560) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I'm kinda shocked to see only one Indian Brown Ale mention.. it's one of my alltime faves.. check it out..
  38. jokemon

    jokemon Disciple (317) Apr 3, 2007 Illinois
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    The 120 is excellent if you don't mind the sweetness. I recommend aging it for optimum results.
  39. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Hmmm I've never had it on tap. Interesting prospects.
  40. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Palo santo is my favorite from them by far. I got to have it randalled through coconut last night at AC Beer Fest and it was mindblowing
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