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Old 07-06-2012, 11:46 PM   #11
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Wow. Plin y not pline y? Now i think this beer just sucks! Maybe it sounds too french lets think less of it. Im disapoint .y.

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:03 AM   #12
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Actually a turn here... I didn't do much Google fu. It is dependent on the bartender and the patrons. That last word I wrote has another pronunciation as well...
http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-right...ronounce-Pliny
But then I digress to this....

Pluralities

by Eugenie A. Nida

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.
Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese;
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice,
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

Cows in the plural may be cows or kine,
But the plural of vow is vows, not vine.
And I speak of a foot and you show me your feet,
But I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
If the singular is this and the plural is these,
Should the plural of kiss be nicknamed kese?

Then one may be that and three may be those,
Yet the plural of hat will never be hose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But we say mother, we never say methren.

The masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine she, shis, and shim.
So our English, I think you all will agree,
Is the trickiest language you ever did see.

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #13
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First, no one waits in line for pliny the elder, now pliny the younger that's a different story.

...and Fresh, this is a fantastic IPA - is on the level of Heady or Double Citra - no, definitely not.

That's my less than .02

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:36 AM   #14
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(later on that same day in downtown santa rosa a sound is heard) "ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching"

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:10 AM   #15
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I was just at Fort George and I did the same thing the OP did. I was all set to get a working girl porter or sunrise oatmeal pale ale and notice the infamous Pliny the Elder. I have a friend that told me it is the best IPA he has ever had. Also, after reading tons of posts here at HBT about how awesome this beer is, I was really looking forward to the chance to enjoy it. I will say that I liked it. I thought it was a very well balanced beer that did finish very well. However, I'm not sure I would elevate it to best beer ever. There is a small brewery in Bend, OR called Good Life Brewing. They have an IPA called Descender. IMO, it's better. There, I blasphemed.

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:16 AM   #16
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It's a well made, well balanced (yeah, yeah, DIPAs aren't "balanced") DIPA. It's shipped cold only to vendors who agree to store it cold, which automatically limits the distribution range considerably. As such it can be difficult to find and tends to sell faster than it can be stocked. All of this gives it a level of hype that few beers can live up to. I did a trade on here for some Hopslam after hearing how good it was. It was...good, not fantastic. I prefer Pliny, but I can get that without too much difficulty.

Younger is a different story. I waited in line for hours to get into the RR brewpub and I will do it again next year.

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:02 AM   #17
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So there you have it. I was gettin hyped up over the wrong Pliny. Now I have to find the Younger...i wonder whos gona have it and how I can get cutsies in line....

My bad on the spelling of Pliny btw.

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:04 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eastoak
(later on that same day in downtown santa rosa a sound is heard) "ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching"
I'm assuming this is in the voice of the narrorator from the Super Friends
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:27 AM   #19
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Excuse me for a moment while I climb up on my soapbox.

Let me start off by saying that I have been lucky enough to get to try a whole lot of beer, in a whole lot of different states and a whole lot of different countries for that matter.

I like me some Heady Topper and I love me some Zombie Dust but neither beer comes close to the perfect balance that Vinnie and Pliny have managed (it is truly a superlative beer).

Anyone who comes away from a Pliny sighting (or sipping as the case may be) less than wowed is a victim of inverted hype. Pliny is so hard to get and so beloved in the craft industry that its become the victim of it's own success.

At the risk of offending (but what the hell, it's Friday and I'm three pints in): I think Pliny is the anal sex of beer. Forbidden fruit that once attained can't help but pale slightly in comparison to the overwhelming expectations born of denial. That being said, stick with it - you'll come to see what all the fuss is about.

Again, apologies to the offended. Remember - they're just words.

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Firestone Double Jack Double IPA is still my fav to this day.

Had pliny on tap a week ago, and while it was good, my personal preference is Firestone. Just hard to find it.

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