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    It is a bold statement for me to declare a favorite beer but Pliney the Elder epitomizes my favorite style: bright, hoppy, floral, spicy, and a golden/orange color.

    I hadn't ever tried this until today after I finally got lucky enough for my local grocery store to have 3 bottles in stock (which I bought all of). Perhaps the hunt for this elusive beer is clouding my judgment and you may find me changing my mind after drinking the other 2 bottles over time, but for now, if I had to pick one beer that I could point to and say: "out of all the styles and types of beers, this is my favorite"

    I've been looking for over a year after hearing about this brew and it was worth the wait. That said, what the hell? Why so hard to get? brew more!

    Next step: find this beer on tap somewhere

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    1. jonathanfean 48 months ago | reply

      Well, you've sold me. So does it compare to anything? Time to canvas the Seattle liquor stores.

    2. mccun934 48 months ago | reply

      somewhat similar I think to Cascade Ale from Deschutes. was surprised after I finished the bottle to find out it was 8% ABV so it definitely is stronger than your average IPA/Pale

    3. Ben McLeod 48 months ago | reply

      I think part of their allure is the lack of availability. We seem to get a shipment about every two months, and then, when it's in, those of us that love it do what you did; scoop up a few bottles!

      It's been on tap at County Cork before.

    4. Colliefan 48 months ago | reply

      Very interesting .I like beer !

    5. peteryan.com 47 months ago | reply

      Going to have to try this one. Looks tasty!

    6. phirleh 45 months ago | reply

      Next step, the even more elusive Pliny The Younger. This is on my want list for sure. I'm dying to get to the west coast to try a fresh version of one of these bad boys.

    7. mccun934 45 months ago | reply

      definitely. according to the website Younger is only made in Feb:

      "11.0%ABV, 1.098 O.G, GOBS of BUs
      Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder's nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times. Seasonal release (February) available at the pub and for distribution."

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