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    Avery Maharaja right now. Pretty underrated IIPA as far as I'm concerned. First sip went down just perfectly. The first thing that hits me is the malt which is very nice, and the blast of floral hops come in with the bitter hops in the background just rounding things out. I really like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie View Post
    Great Divide Chocolate Yeti: very nice. Had it on tap and kind of rushed it. Thankfully I have a bottle of it in the fridge. Like a meal in a glass.
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    TAPS Barleywine: bartender gave this to me in a regular pint glass instead of the usual tulip glass. That's a lot of barleywine to consume, but consume I did.
    Nogne O imp stout: having this right now. Good stuff! Dark, cocoa, faint dark fruits, chewy, strong coffee, and malty goodness.
    There is never too much barleywine to consume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie View Post
    Avery Maharaja right now. Pretty underrated IIPA as far as I'm concerned. First sip went down just perfectly. The first thing that hits me is the malt which is very nice, and the blast of floral hops come in with the bitter hops in the background just rounding things out. I really like this one.
    It really is underrated. I'd take it over Pliny and the other overrated ones for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azagthoth View Post
    It really is underrated. I'd take it over Pliny and the other overrated ones for sure.
    I can't get over you continuing to lump Pliny into the "overrated" category. I'd love to see a full list of those IPA or DIPA that you feel are overrated and explain why you think that way. Pliny is a world class DIPA. Sure, there are others that can be had that are great in their own way, but to say Pliny the Elder is overrated is a reach. Not trying to be a dick and call you out, I'd just like to read what you have to say. You do have great taste in beer, no doubt. It's just puzzling to me that you sort of bang on Pliny.

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    if Pliny is world class DIPA, then what is Citra DIPA? best in the universe?
    I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerMan View Post
    if Pliny is world class DIPA, then what is Citra DIPA? best in the universe?
    There are a number of "world class" beers in the DIPA category, aren't there? Just like there are a number of "world class" hockey players. "World class" doesn't have to mean "the absolute, very best, we're #1" beer IMO. I've just got a beef with calling Pliny overrated. If it's great, it's great. End of story. And Pliny is f'ing great. If anything is overrated, how's about Guinness as the most overrated beer in the history of mankind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy2213 View Post
    I can't get over you continuing to lump Pliny into the "overrated" category. I'd love to see a full list of those IPA or DIPA that you feel are overrated and explain why you think that way. Pliny is a world class DIPA. Sure, there are others that can be had that are great in their own way, but to say Pliny the Elder is overrated is a reach. Not trying to be a dick and call you out, I'd just like to read what you have to say. You do have great taste in beer, no doubt. It's just puzzling to me that you sort of bang on Pliny.
    Pliny is a wonderfully crafted beer, as are all of the Russian River offerings. I find that the hype pushes it into the world class category, rather than the beer itself (90 Minute IPA from DFH is a great comparison). All I can really say to be honest is that it didn't have the same effect on me like, lets say, the Citra and Just Outstanding IPAs. Or the Hop Stoopid, Maharaja, and Hoptimum. I find IPAs and Double IPAs to be be either: ****ty, Good, or just oustanding. I would put Pliny into the good category, as it wasn't ****ty but it certainly wasn't up there with something like the Port Mongo.

    Its just subjectivity, in the end.

    If I judge the beer overall, this might make more sense - Russian River's Beatification and Supplication (older batches of course) are world class, and Pliny falls behind those. Regardless of different styles, world class is still world class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy
    If anything is overrated, how's about Guinness as the most overrated beer in the history of mankind?
    Definitely up there. The lack of beer education has a lot to do with it, as does the mass advertising like the other giants. Commercials will make up the minds of people before they even walk into a bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerMan View Post
    if Pliny is world class DIPA, then what is Citra DIPA? best in the universe?
    Im no astrophysicist, but I think its safe to say we're talking best in the universe category!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azagthoth View Post
    Pliny is a wonderfully crafted beer, as are all of the Russian River offerings. I find that the hype pushes it into the world class category, rather than the beer itself (90 Minute IPA from DFH is a great comparison). All I can really say to be honest is that it didn't have the same effect on me like, lets say, the Citra and Just Outstanding IPAs. Or the Hop Stoopid, Maharaja, and Hoptimum. I find IPAs and Double IPAs to be be either: ****ty, Good, or just oustanding. I would put Pliny into the good category, as it wasn't ****ty but it certainly wasn't up there with something like the Port Mongo.

    Its just subjectivity, in the end.

    If I judge the beer overall, this might make more sense - Russian River's Beatification and Supplication (older batches of course) are world class, and Pliny falls behind those. Regardless of different styles, world class is still world class.
    Great post. I guess I just haven't been exposed to the hype factor of Pliny b/c we don't have it distributed around here. So when I am able to enjoy a glass, it's a special occasion for me. Maybe the anticipation is making it better for me than it really is.

    I agree on all the others, especially the stuff that KRBC is producing (their Class V Imp Stout is world class as well). The DFH 90 is a glass full of meh IMO, and I think you're in the same boat as I am on that one too.

    All the others you listed, agreed, all outstanding (though I've never had the Maharaja, MUST FIND SOME). Hop Stoopid was the latest in a nice, consistent line of great DIPA or IPA I've been able to have over the last few months at Pour House.

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