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Ryanh1801 11-01-2008 12:51 AM

Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder Come to Texas
 
Well at least this Texas house. Started tonight off with Blind Pig, to warm up to Pliny.

A- Very clear for an IPA just a little hazy, almost a light orange color. Nice rocky head, on of the better looking heads I have seen on a commercial beer.

Aroma- WOW, very very citrousy. Nice Carmel malt aroma also. Very inviting beer, nothing over the top.

Taste- Grapefruit, some pine like flavor, and a really really nice malt background. Best IPA I have had thus far. Very very nice balance of the hops and malt, nothing to over the top.

Overall- May I have another? :mug:

Brooklyn-Brewtality 11-01-2008 12:52 AM

drinking a Pliny the Elder is like a religious experience. nothing compares.

Ryanh1801 11-01-2008 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Berserker_Brew (Post 929636)
drinking a Pliny the Elder is like a religious experience. nothing compares.

I hope so, I am about to open one up. :D

heinz57 11-01-2008 01:05 AM

I'll join you! I have my last bottle to crack open tonight for Halloween. :mug:

Looks like it's time to head back to Red Carpet Wine to see if they have anymore.

Ryanh1801 11-01-2008 01:17 AM

Just popped this puppy open, and oh man is the aroma killer, I can smell it 4 feet away.

Ryanh1801 11-01-2008 01:24 AM

Pliny the Elder.

A- Very pale orange, very very cloudy, very rocky head.

Aroma- Wow, as soon as I opened the beer up I could smell the beautiful hop aroma. Very very hoppy aroma, almost no malt in the aroma.

Taste- Now I am excited. Initial flavor is a huge hop bitterness, but nothing harsh, very very smooth for the amount of bitterness. This beer has a huge grapefruit flavor to it, its almost taste thick, which I know is not possible knowing how this beer is made, but it does not taste thin at all to me, defiantly a sipper.

Overall- Great beer, Not sure I could drink this one all day long like Blind Pig, but defiantly a great beer.

EdWort 11-01-2008 01:37 AM

Hey Ryan,

Did you buy it here in Texas?

Ryanh1801 11-01-2008 01:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EdWort (Post 929698)
Hey Ryan,

Did you buy it here in Texas?


No I actually got it from ebay. Ended up being about 20 bucks for both beers shipped. Well worth it as both beers are awesome. I can get you the sellers name if you want, he was very good about getting them out and packing was awesome.

billtzk 11-01-2008 01:41 AM

I'm hoping you found a source in the DFW area.

Edit: Aw, shucks.

riored4v 11-01-2008 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Berserker_Brew (Post 929636)
drinking a Pliny the Elder is like a religious experience. nothing compares.


agreed.

Pliny is amazing:mug:


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