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Old 02-07-2012, 02:23 AM   #11
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HaHa, Commenting on a Pliny Sub without ever trying it. Your funny.
FWIW, I posted to find out how beers I've had compare with Pliny - kind off topic but I'm curious because I can't get Pliny up here.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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FWIW, I posted to find out how beers I've had compare with Pliny - kind off topic but I'm curious because I can't get Pliny up here.
FWIW, I was just effin with Maffewl.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:19 AM   #13
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Firestone Walker Double Jack, every bit as good

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:22 AM   #14
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Double Jack is great.. but nothing like PtE. In my opinion.

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:51 AM   #15
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I agree with Scott. I've had both beers several times and I actually prefer Firestone Double Jack. I had them side by side at a bar in LA (both fresh examples which is VERY important) and both me and my buddy chose DJ. I probably could have gone the other way as well. They are fairly close. Pliny has hype and history, but it's only a matter of time...

Matt Brynildson really knows what he's doing and there is a reason why Firestone does so well. Of course, he has nothing on Vinnie's sours.

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:52 AM   #16
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I had my Growler filled with double dry hopped stone ipa, I would take that over a pliney any day. Heritic brewing has the evil cousin, which I thought was very comparable to pliney. Would love to try anything from bells but haven't found any here in SoCal

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:00 AM   #17
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I think Evil Cousin is waaaay danker than Pliny. It has different hops as well. It tastes like Heretic uses Summit as well which I don't think Pliny uses (probably mostly American citrus hops)

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #18
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Heretic does use Summit, which is a very polarizing hop.

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #19
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Fresh Ithaca Flower Power is really damn good. You can get that in the Philly area. They had it at Capones the day they released some Pliny. I enjoyed the Flower Power much more than the Pliny. The keg was really fresh!

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Stone Ruination does not compare to PtE. Both are excellent, but Ruination is more over the top bitterness, while PtE is very well balanced, clean and crisp.

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