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Old 11-01-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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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?




 
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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drinking a Pliny the Elder is like a religious experience. nothing compares.


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Old 11-01-2008, 12:59 AM   #3
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drinking a Pliny the Elder is like a religious experience. nothing compares.
I hope so, I am about to open one up.

 
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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I'll join you! I have my last bottle to crack open tonight for Halloween.

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

 
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:17 AM   #5
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Just popped this puppy open, and oh man is the aroma killer, I can smell it 4 feet away.

 
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:24 AM   #6
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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.

 
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:37 AM   #7
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Hey Ryan,

Did you buy it here in Texas?

 
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:40 AM   #8
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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.

 
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:41 AM   #9
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I'm hoping you found a source in the DFW area.

Edit: Aw, shucks.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:57 PM   #10
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drinking a Pliny the Elder is like a religious experience. nothing compares.

agreed.

Pliny is amazing


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