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Old 09-23-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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What is the big deal? I know it is one of those beers I will never see or get the chance to taste, but I want to. There seems to be a big deal made over this beer, I wanna try it too.

You guys all suck.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Most IIPAs are not balanced and per the style probably shouldn't be but with gobbs of hop flavor and bitterness this one seems to balance really well.

Let's just say that I didn't like IIPAs or IPAs much before I had this one. I guess you could say that it opened my palette.


It's like a bunch of hops dancing in your mouth and some even make it to your nose

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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I want hops to dance in my mouth and nose!
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #4
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Clone it!...

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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Are there any dead on clone recipes out there? I've never had it either but I've been curious myself.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #6
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Are there any dead on clone recipes out there? I've never had it either but I've been curious myself.
A bunch ordered the Austin kit. I have it fermenting right now. I have a bottle of Pliny waiting for a comparison too. I will let you know in about 4 weeks.

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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AHS one is supposed to be pretty good. I have done this recipe though: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/pliny-bastid-21229/ and can say i got VERY close to the real thing.

and i disagree with the hop dance... more like a hop orgy. a very sensual orgry, and you are the only guy. it is hop-orgasmic.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #8
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Yeah I am going to clone it, but I have never had it so I hope I don't mess it up too bad.

I need to wait for AHS to put it on sale again, or come out with a DME recipe for it. I can't justify paying $90 + $45 shipping + $40 brokerage through UPS.
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AHS one is supposed to be pretty good. I have done this recipe though: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/pliny-bastid-21229/ and can say i got VERY close to the real thing.

and i disagree with the hop dance... more like a hop orgy. a very sensual orgry, and you are the only guy. it is hop-orgasmic.
Ok, your right about the hop-orgasmic thing, my bad


As far as the recipe, most recipes are close, I mean Vinnie did give it out at the AHA conference a couple of years ago and it was in Zymurgy last issue even though the numbers were a little off but they corrected that in the emails that go out.

I think the key to nailing this one would be to adjust your water to take advantage of all those hops.

 
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You can ask Austin Homebrew to ship USPS. Even if you want to clone it yourself you'll need to order hops from the US anyway, looking at Dude's recipe I can't get half of those hops up here.
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