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Mar 27, 2013 11:29 AM

Rare Bay Area appearance by Dogfish Head 120 Minute

This is probably too late for most, but Taps in Petaluma is having Dogfish Head night featuring 120 Minute and numerous other DH beers.

205 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA 94952

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  1. 120 is not too conducive to lengthy evenings.

    Given the number of session IPAs (AKA hoppy pale ales) appearing lately, I wonder if we can look forward to a DFH 45 Minute IPA.

    1. are they serving it on tap or bottles? If on tap I'm going to be extra impressed :)

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      1. re: TombstoneShadow

        It's a keg- they blasted a photo of the keg ringer top about a week ago, and, alas, I didn't think to post it here until earlier today. Still getting used to the idea of a dedicated chow beer board.

        The only prior West coast sighting I've made was a bottle I bought at Belmont Station in Portland 3-4 years ago at least. That bottle was flat, though I don't hold it against 'em at that ABV.

        1. re: Pius Avocado III

          Has anyone tried this on tap? If so, tasting report please...

          I've only had bottles... what do they serve, a snifter or?? The keg will vanish fast.... I'd make a trip for this...

          1. re: TombstoneShadow

            I've had it on tap. That's the only way I've tried it. I don't have tasting notes or anything but I thought it was great. I went back the next day and had some more. It was 10 oz. served in a snifter. One of my favorite CH threads was from this guy who was reviewing a bar in Brooklyn, NY and stumbled upon it. I don't think he knew much about beer--> . (I hadn't encountered it at the time of this thread)

            1. re: Silverjay

              Interesting report:

              "...What that meant in this case is that I was served an almost pint of black syrupy brew, cloyingly sweet with overtones of caramel and flowers, and highly alcoholic. I say almost pint because the glass was 90% full. (It had virtually no head.) The price was $12.... After I took my first sip I realized that I had made a major mistake.... "

              Twelve bucks for a snifter, really ?? 3 Floyds Dreadnaught is every bit this beer is at much more normal pricing... GI Bourbon County is around $5-6... I love Dogfish but I just don't think they can deliver a product at $12 that is heads and tails above these other premiums, not that I would complain about the price as long as it was at the same general level..

              I don't recall 120 real vividly but from his description (like Dreadnaught), it is on the very sweet side of IPA, a style I personally love...

              1. re: TombstoneShadow

                I've never heard of that bar he went to. You wouldn't pay that much for it at other bars around the city. For something like that or GIBCS it's more like $7 for 10oz snifter.

                1. re: Silverjay

                  The $7 price seems to square with some calculations I performed based on what the keg probably cost the bar.

                2. re: TombstoneShadow

                  I had it on tap a while (year+?) ago at City Beer Store in SF, when they were apparently doing an IPA week (although it could be argued that almost every week is an 'IPA week'). I think it was $7 for 10oz, which didn't really bother me especially since I wasn't going to have any other drinks after it.

                  I don't take notes in bars, but my memory of it was a hazy orange colour, certainly not dark, and it was quite sweet. The hop aroma and flavour were obvious and definite, but it is not a hop-bomb like many west coast IPAs. By the time I finished, I felt it was too sweet. Overall, it was interesting to try, but I wouldn't be driving to Petaluma only for it. I like many of the other DFH beers better.

                  1. re: eethan

                    Around here it's IPA week 24/7/365. While we're at it, I don't get beer week- what's different besides the hype and crowds?