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Pliny the Elder  (14B) - MINI MASH

Pliny the Elder (14B) - MINI MASH

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Item Number:BE1-R02944

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Russian River Brewing Company. Santa Rosa, California.

This is our version of the 14 oz hop bomb brewed by the fine folks of the Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California. This beer has been ranked number 1 in the annual readers' poll in Zymurgy Magazine six years in a row.

Makes 5 US gallons
4 Stars
Classic Review
I recently brewed this beer using the partial mash kit and it smelled fantastic from the beginning. Occasional tastings here and there were so flavorful. Do your self a HUGE favor and buy about a dozen of the small muslin bags to make hop balls. At 13 oz of hops for the boil, you will have a heck of a time trying to filter them all out and still have useable amounts of wort plus 3 to 4 oz of dry hops in the secondary translates to about FOUR INCHES of hops floating on top and about 10 days of waiting for this to clarify only to wind up with a good amount of hop sludge while bottling. All that aside, this is one of the better beers I have had!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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3 Stars
Classic Review
I first brewed this recipe in 2010 and it was a winner (see comments under Michael S.). I recently repurchased the kit and all seemed to go very well. Although a very good IPA in its own right, the end product was not as I'd hoped or remembered, and certainly NOT Pliny-like. I dug through my old notes and found the original recipe from AHB. Wow! Lots of changes have been made. I'll be sure to brew to the OLD recipe next time.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Brewed up the All Grain version of this kit and I just sampled the bottle at 2 weeks after bottling and it's coming along quite nicely! The hop aroma is outstanding. I mixed all the dry hops together and divided them up in three equal parts and added one portion per week and bottled one week after the 3rd dry hop addition. I recommend purchasing a 5 gal paint strainer bag from one of the big box stores or a very large grain bag for your hop additions. Attach it to your boil kettle with some binder clips and toss your hops in that vs tossing in multiple small hop bags. I also recommend using a strainer between the bottling bucket/keg and the secondary when siphoning. This definitely hits the spot when you're in an IPA mood.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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5 Stars
Classic Review
Did the extract version Opened the first bottle after a week (even though recipe says six weeks) and got a citrusy piney whiff of a famous vermont IPA. I messed up my water volume and measurement and added 1/2 lb DME to hit 1.071 and ended up overshooting and hitting 1.080. Fermented out with a 2 step 2 L starter of WLP001 down to 1.015. After 3 weeks in the bottle it's shaping up to be one of the best beers I have brewed yet.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
For this, this wasn't a spot on Pliny clone. It was however, an awesome IPA. This was a beer I shared with my beer snob friends to show how good homebrew can be. Will definitely brew again.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
I bought the Pliny the Elder kit when AHS had a 2 for 1 sale. The beer came out great. Hoppy and smooth. Delicious. I have never been able to get a hold of the original Pliny the Elder, so I am not sure how it compares to it, but I am very happy with this beer. It did get much better after waiting the 6 weeks.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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5 Stars
Classic Review
2 weeks fermenting at about 67 and one week dry hop, kegged and one week later kaaaaa......powww... It is a hop bomb for sure. It is a double IPA for sure. Very smooth like an ipa should be and very dank and piney and citrusy. I've had Pliny 2x and it was remarkable. I'm not sure this is exactly like it, but of all of the beers that I've purchased or brewed, this beer reminds me the most of sweet sweet pliny. Now on to brew it again and I am also going to try the Heady Topper recipe. Nice Job AHS.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
5
5 Stars
Classic Review
This was both my first "real" homebrew and my first from AHS. Great beer! So excited I get to have Pliny again (and again) even here in Texas. Kudos to AHS for their directions that came with it as well - even a noob like me couldn't screw it up!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
I have never been able to try the real Pliny, but I do know that this recipe is great. The hop aroma, well balanced malt, gorgeous color make this definitely worth doing. Austin comes through again with amazing recipes. I will definitely do this all grain again.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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4 Stars
Classic Review
Brewed a 5 gallon all grain kit with no deviations from the recipe and I would have to say that it is one of the best beers I have brewed this year. I would recommend letting it condition in the bottle for at least a month as the more this conditions, the better it is. It had a very pronounced bitterness after opening the first bottle at 3 weeks, but over time it has mellowed and deepened in flavor and mouthfeel. Even though it is expensive I'd say give it a try as there is a reason for all of the hype...all of the 14 plus ounces of hops really add up to one incredible hop bomb of a beer!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
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