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Pliny the elder and heady topper in the same sitting

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beerdudenumberone, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Mix them.
    whiskey and tabascosigned like this.

  2. I'll have to be honest and say that sounds like an excellent idea.

    But message me the next time you want to gamble. I'd probably be willing to drink some Hopslam if I lost.
  3. Theshagger

    Theshagger Aficionado (185) Pennsylvania Sep 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    i thing you should try pliny, ht, and ZD (get the winner to throw one in)
  4. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,030) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Cleanse your palate with the Zombie Dust. It'll probably taste like water.
  5. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    The most delicious water in the world.
    TheBeerAlmanac likes this.
  6. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Not yet suggested:

    1) Do a blind comparison so we can once and for all end the debate threads on which is better.

    2) Save the PTE for yourself by drinking it. Then refill and cap the bottle with some middle of the road IPA. HT will then obviously win the taste-off, much to the pleasure of SO many on this site.
  7. I had a Pliny the Heady once a couple years ago...was really good but I haven't been able to find it again since.
  8. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Aficionado (135) New York Dec 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    This looks like right group for a HT freshness question. I got 2 cases of HT on 12/23/12.
    1st case kept at room temp and shipped out. Case received and refridgerated on 1/7/13.
    2nd case has been kept cold since day one.
    For the remaining cans being held from blth cases, Anyone have rough estimates on when the HT quality will start to turn south? Pretty much at what point does it become pointless to hold on to them? Obviously I would drink them before its too late. I just need to know so I don't look like a douche by drinking something being held for someone.
  9. KWMiles

    KWMiles Savant (380) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    In my opinion, Heady and Pliny are more similar to each other than either of them are to Abrasive. I tasted more citrus note in the east and west coast IIPAs, more pine in the no coast version. I hope you get to enjoy them all in one sitting!

  10. BTPete

    BTPete Savant (295) New York Jan 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Also to put a stop to any future threads regarding it you should pour the Heady into a glass and then pour the Pliny into the can and drink directly from the can. That's what it says to do.
  11. I havent had one older then 2 months, and it was amazing then too. But like any IPA/DIPA the best is probably the first two weeks, it dies off some, but really has a powerful punch through 8-9 weeks. I cant help you any later then that.
  12. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I drank a HT last night, 2 sips from the can, then poured into a glass. Better from the glass, much bigger hit of aroma. From the can is nonsense, not sure why they put that there. The beer was horrible looking as usual but WGAF.
  13. You gave heady a 4 and zombie a 4.95? :confused:

    Based on you avatar is it a safe assumption badboy is your favorite? I'll ask my san diego connect to send me some of that when it comes out but he swears by nelson.
  14. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (640) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    I actually would really disagree with you here. I think Heady and Abrasive are a lot closer to each other (though not THAT similar) than either of those beers is to Pliny. Heady is definitely the most citrusy of the 3, but Abrasive isn't far behind. I find that Pliny really lacks the citrus or sweetness that the other two beers bring to the table. It's much grassier and has a more significant malt profile. Admittedly, Heady and Abrasive are two of my all-time favorites, whereas I've never quite understood the love that PtE gets. I did my review of Pliny drinking it next to a Heady, so feel free to read for a more detailed comparison: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/863/7971/?ba=starrdogg
  15. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Yep. HT is highly variable based on the 2 or so 4 packs I've had.

    Bad Boy is the best DIPA I have ever had. Been offline awhile, hopefully it comes soon. I wish they'd bottle it for real, and not just the hand bottle that Shawn did which is my avatar :)
  16. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I think Abrasive is far and away the most "citrusy"!
  17. KWMiles

    KWMiles Savant (380) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Fair enough!

    A caveat to my tasting: the Abrasive was 2.5 weeks old, the Pliny was 2 months old (from a trade) and the Heady wasn't date-stamped (damn you Alchemist!). I wonder how much this affected the taste.

  18. This thread is a first-world problem.
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