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Old 11-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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A friend of mine flew in from San Deigo earlier this week & brought me 2 bottles.
I cracked open one last night.

Holy sweet, merciful Zeus!

I smells of essence of virgin Unicorn & tastes like the joyful tears of angels!

Stuff is even better than bacon.

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Look, it may be good....but I won't tolerate your blasphemy agains bacon. NOTHING is better than bacon. LOL

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A friend of mine flew in from San Deigo earlier this week & brought me 2 bottles.
I cracked open one last night.

Holy sweet, merciful Zeus!

I smells of essence of virgin Unicorn & tastes like the joyful tears of angels!

Stuff is even better than bacon.
I think you have captured it.

I also hear it can change lead into gold, but have not found anyone willing to waste it that way.
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The clone recipe from Zymurgy is pretty close to the commercial example, except the taste and smell of angel tears is even fresher (especially in the aroma) then bottles I've had of Pliny. That keg went so fast, did well in competitions as well. I'm rebrewing it in December and should have enough centennial and simcoe for another rebrew probably in Feb lol, I can't live without it now.

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A friend of mine flew in from San Deigo earlier this week & brought me 2 bottles.
I cracked open one last night.

Holy sweet, merciful Zeus!

I smells of essence of virgin Unicorn & tastes like the joyful tears of angels!

Stuff is even better than bacon.
Nothing is better than BACON!
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The clone recipe from Zymurgy is pretty close to the commercial example, except the taste and smell of angel tears is even fresher (especially in the aroma) then bottles I've had of Pliny. That keg went so fast, did well in competitions as well. I'm rebrewing it in December and should have enough centennial and simcoe for another rebrew probably in Feb lol, I can't live without it now.
I brewed that clone and brought it to a party that had blind tastings. Well mine was the only IPA hombrew so went up against some pretty good commercial offerings (one I recall was Stone Enjoy By) and won!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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Nothing is better than BACON!
For 50-{mumble} years of my life I have believed that.
Now all that hold holy has been shaken to it's very core
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Look, it may be good....but I won't tolerate your blasphemy agains bacon. NOTHING is better than bacon. LOL
Here here, haven't had the pleasure of Pliny, but do not speak such lies of the bacon, bacon is so good it has its own salt, and mayonnaise (http://baconsalt.com/) can Pliny say the same?
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Hi All,

I am new to this site simply because I have several bottles of Pliny with a 1/29/2012 brew date. I would like to trade. I am very close to Baltimore MD and work very close to DC. I am not a huge beer drinker (I know dont judge)! therfore I do not want to waste a bottle just to taste it. I would really like to try a pliny clone. Any suggestions on the best clone in my area?

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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Sorry to say 1/29/2012 is pretty old for that beer and it's probably not very hoppy anymore which is why it says drink fresh all over the bottle...

I live about an hour away from that brewery... have bought it at a local store and cracked it that day, looked at the bottle which showed to my pleasant surprise that it had been botteled the day before...

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