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Brew Review: Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

75 MinuteI was out on my usual Friday after-lunch beer browsing when I came across the Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA.  Like most, I’ve had the 60, 90 and 120 minute IPAs, but I’d never seen the 75 before.  I heard this was a brew that typically stayed at the brew pubs.  Naturally, I had to give it a try.

Without even looking a the description I paid for it and went on my merry way.  Once I got home I took a look and saw that it is a blend of the 90 Minute and 60 Minute with maple syrup added.  Maple syrup in an IPA? I was worried.

It poured, as a typical IPA would, with a slight amber color.  As you can see from the picture, it had quite a head on the pour (no it was not a bad pour by me!!).  I attribute this to being naturally carbonated in the bottle.

The aroma was hoppy, similar to the 90 minute, but there was a slight sweet maple finish that blended quite well.  My worries started to fade with the aroma, so I took a sip.  Overall a mellow hop flavor started sweet, then progressed to a slightly bitter hop and back to the sweet maple flavor.  The flavors melted together perfectly and could barely tell this was 7.5% beer.

This beer is very solid, but in limited supply, so if you see it get it!  Dogfish sells it on their website, but make sure they deliver to your state before ordering.

-pyzocha


3xB: Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale

This week’s Big Bottle: Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale

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Beer Madness! 58 (5)Hopslam v. (10)Chicory Stout

(5) Bells Hopslam
v.
(10) Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

This competition seems a bit lop-sided.  Hopslam is looking to make the Chicory Stout just another opponent that’ll be stepped on and left in the dust while on its way to the championship.  But, don’t sleep on the Chicory Stout, it has taken out 3 worthy opponents.  Although, none of those opponents were Hopslam.  Hopslam by a LOT.


Beer Madness! 55 (4)60 Minute v. (1)Two Hearted

(4) Dogfish Head 60 Minute
v.
(1) Bells Two Hearted

Possibly the two best drinkable hoppy beers out there.  There are not a lot of issues on which this match-up could pivot.  Then again, Bells has gone litigious on us, so maybe that will keep voters away.  Law suits never solve problems except for divorce, gross negligence, defrauding investors, child custody, small claims from auto accidents, slipping on patches of ice…


Beer Madness! 49 (10)Chicory Stout v. (11)Duck Rabbit Milk Stout

(10) Chicory Stout
v.
(11) Duck Rabbit Milk Stout

The Chicory Stout is a classic of craft brewing – one of the first from one of the first.  If this were a real basketball team, I feel like they’d be Indiana.  Classic, brilliant yet now often under seeded and forgotten.  And now, they are going to pull a Bobby Knight and throw a chair at the Duck Rabbit Stout.  This isn’t going to be even close: it’s time to dust off the old trophy case, because the Chicory Stout’s got a good chance of adding to the collection.


Beer Madness! 36 (10)Dogfish Chicory Stout v. (2)Eliot Ness

(10) Dogfish Head Chicory Stout
v.
(2) Great Lakes Eliot Ness

Chicory Stout took down the Brew Free or Die, which (based on its name) should have held up better than it did.  So Chicory Stout took advantage of a competitor that was obviously having a bad game and was quite possibly overrated in the standings.  Eliot Ness so easily handled Arrogant Bastard that it just seems logical for it to take out the Chicory Stout.  However, the styles of these two are so varied that it’s really anyone’s game.


Beer Madness! 33 (5)Pork Slap v. (4)60 Minute

(5) Butternuts Pork Slap
v.
(4) Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

After a couple big wins, both of these competitors are carrying some momentum into this match.  The Pork Slap took down a tough beer in the Pennant, but I think their luck has run out.  The 60 Minute has a well-known track record and that kind of experience will easily get them into the Sweet 16.  Sorry Butternuts, better luck next year.


Beer Madness! 5 (4)60 Minute v. (13)Torpedo

(4) Dogfish 60 Minute
v.
(13) Sierra Nevada Torpedo

A battle for hop supremacy!  Dogfish Head was innovative when they put together the plan for the 60 minute.  Continuously hopped beer?  Sure, why not?  Let’s design a conveyor to dump hops in throughout the boil.  Genius!  But then Sierra Nevada (known for their extreme hoppiness) decided that they wanted to create something to perfect hop flavor.  Out came the Torpedo, a stainless steel chamber that pressurizes hops and beer together to create an intense hop infusion.  Which hop will come out on top?  It’s going to be a close one!


Beer Madness! 4 (7)Brew Free or Die v. (10)Chicory Stout

(7) 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die
v.
(10) Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

If styles make fights, then this will be a battle to watch.  This might be the most intriguing matchup of the first round.  We got East Coast vs. West Coast; lithe and hoppy vs heavy and strong.  Both teams are great at executing their game plan.  Expect a back and forth battle as both beers throw haymakers from the opening tip.  Either beer can win, and either beer will be a tough out in the next round.


Beer Madness! (An ode to ale, college basketball, and day drinking)

You are probably an American or living in America.  (If you are not, please click this link.)  Since you are an American or have had America thrust upon you, then I am sure you are aware of the big month-long amateur sporting contest that begins this week.  This contest is a great opportunity to gamble and to slack off at work while doing research* for your impending gambling binge.  The great thing about this implicit endorsement of wagering on the physical performance of 19-year-old boys, is that everyone can participate and anyone can win.

Your college is not represented?  Fill out your bracket predicting the 1st round demise of your hated rival.  You don’t know the difference between a box-in-one and a box of shit?  Fill out your bracket based on which mascot would win in a fight. You know more about college basketball than Dick Vitale and Bill Raftery?  I guarantee your bracket will not win.  Karen from accounting is going to win because she likes Kansas State’s purple uniforms.

In honor of this great gambling orgy, J Street Beer is doing you a favor.  We have combined your two favorite things into one great thing. Alcohol and gambling. Together at last! That’s correct, we are hosting our inaugural J Street Beer Madness Super-Brew Tournament For The Ages (JSBMSBTFTA, for short).  Over the next few weeks we will whittle our 64 brews down to one supreme beer champion.  View the bracket below and then vote on the individual match-ups. The voting will be for a complete 24 hour period and each match-up will coincidentally be voted on during the same day as the corresponding match-up in that other tournament that everybody in your office will predict better than you.  When we get to the excellent eight final beers, J Street Beer will have head-to-head taste tests to determine the winner.

On to the match ups…

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Brew Review-Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

To finish off my Fat Tuesday Extravaganza (which was really only 2 beers… whoooo), I went with the Dogfish World Wide Stout.

This beer remains one of my favorite stouts.  It’s delicious.  It’s complex.  It’s BOOZY.

The World Wide Stout pours like motor oil, with a light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly (it’s not very carbonated).  The aroma is a nice mixture of chocolate, raisins and nuts.  It’s like smelling a boozy trail mix.  The flavor is amazing.  There’s so much going on with this beer.  Chocolate, raisin, coffee, mild spices, it’s thick and creamy.  It finishes smooth and heavy with a HUGE boozy burn.  I guess the 18% tag on it means it has a lot of alcohol… maybe.

I always enjoy this beer.  Well, I always enjoy 1, and then I need to find a glass of water to survive the evening.

-Tonzi

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3xB: Dogfish Head Namaste

This Week’s Big Bottle: Dogfish Head Namaste

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