2011 Pliny the Elder

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by ssimpson89, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. ssimpson89

    ssimpson89 Zealot (586) Jul 24, 2009 Illinois

    Cleaning out my beer fridge, drinking some porters, but dumping some 1+ year old IPA’s. Way in the back I found a Pliny bottled on 10/14/11. Drink it or dump it?
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  2. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Zealot (577) Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    Give it a taste and report back!
  3. ssimpson89

    ssimpson89 Zealot (586) Jul 24, 2009 Illinois

    Or...keep saving it? Maybe it could eventually be donated to the future craft Beer hall of fame and museum.
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  4. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,218) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    Drink it as penance and bottle your tears.
  5. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (424) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Use it to make beer batter for some killer fish tacos.
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  6. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,683) Sep 24, 2007 Washington

    Drink it.
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  7. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Defender (681) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    Try it......
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  8. joe1510

    joe1510 Poo-Bah (3,402) Aug 21, 2006 Illinois

    Save it for a museum.
  9. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,066) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    No harm done in popping it open and trying it, otherwise you'll never know.
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  10. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,327) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Do a blind side by side with a fresh PTE and see if you can tell the difference.
  11. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,285) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Nobody is allowed to murder a Pliny. Drink it as your penance for such an ugly thought. It might be a bountyful experience. :slight_smile:
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  12. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,657) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    It deserved a better fate than sitting unknown and unloved 7- 8 years. You must try it, but I bet it sucks a bit.
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  13. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Disciple (398) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Had a similer old Pliny last fall. It was not drinkable. But try anyway. Can’t dump a Pliny.
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  14. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,038) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    You should seriously review this side-by-side with a fresh one. I think it would be interesting to see how time has affected it. I've tried some outdated IPA's (things get lost in my fridge, too :wink:) and have been pleasantly surprised at times. At worst, it won't do you any harm, and you can always assemble your dry ingredients for beer bread and/or fish batter ahead of time just in case. Sláinte!
  15. stevepat

    stevepat Devotee (413) Mar 12, 2013 California

    At this point i'd definitely save it as a collectible. It's value is purely historical relic now
  16. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Disciple (398) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    From May 2018 share. From Dan Kochakian’s basement (what else is buried down there? It’s like a museum). Not drinkable but w/much respect— dumped it off the porch vs down the drain.
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  17. not2quick

    not2quick Disciple (354) Dec 1, 2015 Missouri
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    Yeah I tried a year old Pliny one time and it was not fun. No hops at all. Basically sparkling water with a light barley/malt taste.
  18. EricRub

    EricRub Initiate (45) Dec 16, 2018 Texas

    How does this happen?
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