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Comparable to Pliny?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by rholmes, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Aficionado (225) Virginia Nov 23, 2012

    Definitely a fun time not only tasting the difference in the DIPAs, but also acquiring them.
  2. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,060) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified

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  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Columbus Brewing IPA not as much citrus?! when fresh CBC IPA is basically like biting into a sweet grapefruit!
    Head Hunter is a fruit bomb. White Rajah with a little citrus is close to Pliny.
    If you could combine Arctic Panzer Wolf and Dreadnaught, then take away some of the alcohol bite, youd be close to PtE.
  4. This x100.
  5. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead Aficionado (175) Michigan May 18, 2010 Verified

    I would agree with the Kuhnhenn DRIPA and for a single you can't beat Huma Lupa Licious.
  6. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Savant (445) Pennsylvania Mar 7, 2009 Verified

    In OH there is White Rajah, Columbus IPA, and Head Hunter IPA. Also, Fresh 2XIPA.
  7. Your bitter valentine was probably old unless someone picked it up from the brewery in the last week
  8. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Aficionado (225) Virginia Nov 23, 2012

    Yep, I picked it up from the brewery on Saturday. They only had about a case and a half left, I grabbed 4 of them since I had my wife with me. Chuck was only giving out 2 per customer.
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  9. No surprise and without a doubt agree because of varying palates. Same issue in the whisk(e)y world of enthusiasts. I find it interesting and educational to read the differing opinions.

    One thing is for certain, this is a thread that toots the horn for quality DIPA's. As I cull the posts, I'm looking for several references of something I have not tried that is getting good reviews. Looks like I need to go get some L. Sucks (which I passed up two days ago as I was unfamiliar with it)!
  10. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    In the nude too.
  11. HOP_KING

    HOP_KING Savant (250) Illinois Jan 30, 2013

    Pliny is my favorite along with ZD. It has the perfect amount of hops.
  12. coachdicarlo

    coachdicarlo Initiate (0) Missouri Apr 20, 2012

    Thanks for posting your opinion on something that has nothing to do with the question the OP asked.
  13. abkayak

    abkayak Savant (475) New York Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    i hope not.....im pretty down on all the FF i've tried....and ready to travel for Pliny
  14. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Aficionado (235) Washington Sep 6, 2012 Verified

    Boneyard Hop Venom
  15. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (620) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Verified

    I'm tellin' you guys, It's Lagunitas Sucks. I had just finished a case of Sucks right before having a bottle of pliny and thought they tasted exactly the same, aroma, look and everything.
  16. Having my first one ever, and I have to agree completely. Found some fresh Sucks (20 days old) and it's incredible. Loaded with piney hops. Even looks the same.
  17. namyarb3

    namyarb3 Aspirant (45) Washington Feb 26, 2013

    Sucks is a fantastic replacement for PtE. Flavor profile, mouthfeel, aroma, etc. To me, and my unrefined face-hole, is creepy similar.
  18. yeah what everyone else is tellin ya. lagunitas sucks, and of course jai alai. you have cigar city man. enough said.
  19. grrrah

    grrrah Savant (430) California Sep 21, 2009 Verified

    Enjoy by and Hop Venom are the closest (Havent had Maine's Lunch).

    Heady Topper is great, and very different, but if I had an endless supply of both, I would probably pick the pliny 60% of the time.
  20. Alpine's Pure Hoppiness or Alpine's Bad Boy.
  21. Moral of the story,nothing compares to pliny.often imitated,never duplicated.there are other excellent dipas,everyone has their preference on which is the best but pliny is the shit!
    GetMeAnIPA likes this.
  22. There is no substitute.


    Oh yeah, bottled 2/19!
  23. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    Sucks, maybe even a little better, maybe, never done a side by side.
  24. patkorn

    patkorn Savant (270) California Aug 30, 2007

    Green Flash Imperial, Stone Enjoy By, CCB Jai Alai. A mouth full of Nugget hops.
  25. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Advocate (530) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013 Verified

    Hands down!