Comparable to Pliny?

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

  1. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Initiate (177) Nov 23, 2012 Virginia

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

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    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. kdb150

    kdb150 Zealot (502) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    This x100.
  5. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead Initiate (0) May 18, 2010 Michigan
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    I would agree with the Kuhnhenn DRIPA and for a single you can't beat Huma Lupa Licious.
  6. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    In OH there is White Rajah, Columbus IPA, and Head Hunter IPA. Also, Fresh 2XIPA.
  7. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Initiate (32) Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

    Your bitter valentine was probably old unless someone picked it up from the brewery in the last week
  8. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Initiate (177) Nov 23, 2012 Virginia

    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. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Aspirant (256) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    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 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    In the nude too.
  11. HOP_KING

    HOP_KING Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

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

    coachdicarlo Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2012 Missouri

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

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    i hope pretty down on all the FF i've tried....and ready to travel for Pliny
  14. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Washington
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    Boneyard Hop Venom
  15. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (745) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    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. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Defender (681) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    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 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2013 Washington

    Sucks is a fantastic replacement for PtE. Flavor profile, mouthfeel, aroma, etc. To me, and my unrefined face-hole, is creepy similar.
  18. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    yeah what everyone else is tellin ya. lagunitas sucks, and of course jai alai. you have cigar city man. enough said.
  19. grrrah

    grrrah Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 California
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    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.
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  20. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Alpine's Pure Hoppiness or Alpine's Bad Boy.
  21. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 New York

    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!
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  22. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (580) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    There is no substitute.


    Oh yeah, bottled 2/19!
  23. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,526) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Sucks, maybe even a little better, maybe, never done a side by side.
  24. patkorn

    patkorn Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2007 California

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

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (467) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Hands down!
  26. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (167) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama
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  27. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (3,003) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Though it's a single IPA, I found Alesmith IPA to share a remarkably similar flavor profile to PtE. Maybe that's just me.

    Beyond that, not much else really reminds me of PtE. As @Ipaupaweallpa suggests, Ruination 2.0 isn't a bad fit.
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  28. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    I just got a beer by Knee Deep called Breaking Bud. I was told that the series they're doing is right up there with Pliny.
  29. scottsoileau

    scottsoileau Aspirant (253) Nov 30, 2014 Louisiana

    I find Lagunitas Sucks very similar
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  30. jssf

    jssf Aspirant (256) Dec 16, 2015 California

    Agreed. And Enjoy By.
  31. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Aspirant (202) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut
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    After a 2 week cleanse and various enemas.
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  32. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,134) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Take this for what it's worth, but I've only had two bottles of Pliny in my life that I paid $20 apiece for, and to this day I still haven't found anything even close to it. It's the only beer out of 1,000 I've tried that actually did live up to the hype. I would love to have another bottle and see how my opinion fares from 5 years ago. Lagunitas is awesome but I can't compare it to Pliny because Lagunitas has such a unique taste in all of their beers, if you know what I mean? There is no comparison in my opinion.
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  33. ChairmanMeow

    ChairmanMeow Initiate (130) Apr 18, 2015 Michigan

    Never been able to try pliny, but I thought sucks had a sweet taste. Not bad in any way.
    Note: I am likely the least obsessive about beer around here.

    But I sure like beer.
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  34. OShawn1

    OShawn1 Initiate (111) Feb 5, 2016 California

    Have to say Ballast Point Sculpin, drunk really cold. However, not a big fan of PTE
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  35. skeeterloveshops

    skeeterloveshops Aspirant (286) Dec 24, 2015 California
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    The newest Stone Enjoy by, Which is "Enjoy by 2/14 unfiltered" is the closest thing I have ever tasted to pliny, and I drink it multiple times a week. It is great and the only similar tasting brew ive ever had.
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  36. skeeterloveshops

    skeeterloveshops Aspirant (286) Dec 24, 2015 California
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    The new Enjoy By 2/14 unfiltered tasted so similar to pliny! That's exactly what I thought
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  37. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,313) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Just drink enjoy by instead it's a better beer.
  38. skeeterloveshops

    skeeterloveshops Aspirant (286) Dec 24, 2015 California
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    I wouldn't say better myself, but nearly identical and a hell of a lot easier for most to get
  39. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California
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    Hop Stoopid is basically a PtE clone.
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  40. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,313) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    I though Pliny was quite a bit lighter in flavor, maybe it's because my bottle was 6 weeks old but it wasnt super hoppy and didn't taste as high in alcohol.