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Discussion in 'The GatorTail Pub' started by StrangeGator, Jan 30, 2012.

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    So why does 120 age so well? Is it the high alcohol content?
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    Yeah. Aged 120 is way less hoppy and the alcohol smooths out a lot. It morphs into a completely different beer. I'm not a fan of fresh 120, but a 2 year old one drinks like a brandy almost.
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    That's what I've heard, but I've never been able to keep one for more than four or five months. Might finally give it a try. The local Binny's store got a huge shipment this time around and still have four cases left. I currently have one stashed for an up coming event, but might buy a four pack to age.
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    Does anyone know of any good beer shops in Daytona or near? I have to make a trip out there shopping, I want to make it worth my while too. Lol.
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    I have one from the 1st quarter 2011 batch, so its about 2 years old. I'm thinking of drinking it kickoff weekend this year.
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    Drinking a 120 that's reasonably fresh is honestly not a pleasant experience. It's just one of those thrills like eating a really hot pepper, except it takes a lot longer. Very high stimulation, but almost painful.
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    I never see anyone drinking DFH bombers on here. There's a pile of them available. Are there any that anyone would recomend? Some new ones came in yesterday that are apparently very limited. Haven't checked them out yet.
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    Once had a nautically themed DFH DIPA in a bomber. It was pretty good. Most of their products packaged in bombers are unusual styles. Not many have piqued my curiosity. Nice labels though.
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    That's actually kind of a mystery to me. Very hoppy beers age the reason wine does, the tannins settle down. But with a really strong IPA, the alcohol and hops are supposed to balance each out. I've had some stronger ones that just got really sweet when you aged them. I didn't know that the sweetness of the alcohol could settle the same way the hops do.

    I've heard a number of people say that DFH 120 tastes like a barley wine after two years. Good barley wines certainly age well.
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    Bold City put their 1901 Red Ale into bourbon barrels. It came out good but really flat. I mixed it with a little regular 1901 and presto, goodness!
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    A little west coast goodness.

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    Terrapin mixology and now this. You're a beer mad scientist.
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    Very fine IPA. Nola Hopitoulas. Rate it better than a 60 min DFH. 6.5 ABV

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    Anyone else in Fl get Nola?
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    Decent beer. Great value. Starting to get tired of black rye IPAs. Rye is okay, but the blackness tastes like too much burnt malt. Much prefer the Double Jack.
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    It wasn't me doing the terrapin mixology. I think it was ray or gator884!
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    Ah. It was Ray. Regardless, you're on your way.
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    It's my first time having it. It's pretty good, but wouldn't want it regularly.

    Love Double Jack. I'll probably drink some in the next few days.
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    Today was payday. My first in 12 years, as a full time employee. Wasn't much since we're a startup without our first round of funding, but I celebrated by picking up a four pack pack of Six Point Resin, for the value and the alcohol content, and a four pack of Dogfish Head Burton Baton. Damn, that was expensive. My plan is to enjoy two of each and then throw the other two into the collection I'm putting together for my tasting session.

    Drank the first can of Resin redneck style. Picked it up on the way home from the dojo and cracked one open in the car. It hides its alcohol content pretty well (9.2% ABV) but the hop profile is sharp out of the can. Not a quality experience. Got home and let the second one gas off in the glass for a while, then had it with some soft, mile blue cheese. Wasn't bad at all. Gained some roundness after it breathed a little.

    Forgot how good the Burton Baton is. Wish I'd saved more blue cheese. The oak and the high alcohol take the edge off the hops. They're hanging in there, but they don't attack you. I've had some exceptional DIPAs lately, but this one might be my favorite for the moment, even above the Hopslam. Just much more complex. It's more like drinking whiskey or cognac.
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    Inspired by Strange.

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    Had a 7venth Sun Intergalactic Pale and Tazmanian Wheat, both were great. Now enjoying my Oatmeal Stout homebrew.

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