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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elderís 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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1159) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at Toronado in San Francisco during San Francisco Beer Week, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear pale golden with a moderate white head that remains and leaves a good amount of fine lace. The aroma literally fills the room with citric, floral and spicy hops. It is reminiscent of its Elder cousin, but much more impressive with added notes that evoke a hop bin. The flavour is surprisingly well balanced, with complex citric hoppy bitterness matched with pale malts and a touch of caramel. The finish is long, peppery and spicy with beautiful hop notes. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry, acidic texture and moderate carbonation that is slightly biting. While I was mindful of the hype surrounding this beer, it is clearly the best imperial IPA on the market. It takes that beautiful PTE aroma and kicks it up a notch and adds a couple of new dimensions of hoppy complexity. Truly amazing! 2012-02-16


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"all i can say here is deserving of the hype. itís actually unfortunate itís so hard to get. this was the easy winner for me and two friends at the 11th dbl ipa fest in hayward. super fresh, bright, aromatic grapefruit and orange. sweet and makeyourmouthtakenotice bitter at the same time. big bodied. had a PTE (one of my favorites) right after to gain some perspective as PTE is my 2nd highest rated hoppy brew at 4.7. Now itís third, I guess."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Had to rate this my 100th. Had a while back at beechwood in Longe Beach. I think I still have the lupin flavors in my mouth. Very oily pine tar aroma. Great hoppy bitterness and pine tar flavor. Great brew/

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alyona (7) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rolfiesb (4) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
you obtain it once a year then it's gone. it's time to make this a year round beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerphd (13) - - JUL 23, 2014
One of my favorite beers, hands own. Again, just scale it up guys. We want more.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RussianDragon (483) - - MAY 15, 2014
On draft at Varga Bar, Philadelphia, March 25, 2013. Dreadnaught33 and I made the trip up here, complete with tuxedos for the "black tie" event. Little did we know weíd be the only ones dressed for the occasion. PtY pours a nearly clear golden orange color with active carbonation creating a ring of white head and ample lacing. Aroma is overall floral with a sweet fruity complexity, and slightly dank. Flavor is amazing: resinous, sweet and bitter all at the same time. Notes of tropical fruit, pine, malt and floral complexity combine to make this triple IPA worthy of the hype. For an 11% beer, the alcohol is very well masked. A memorable event to be able to try this.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
volksygge (30) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Eye: hazy dark amber with stable, creamy head Nose: WOW! Citrusy, floral, mango/tropical fruits, apricot, some malts Mouth: 50/50: hops plus nice portion of malts (mainly toasted bread and little caramel), oily, medium carbo --- Complex and well balanced. Worth every penny ;)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marco_Gtz (8) - Vacaville, California, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
Had at The Graduate in Davis CA. 8 oz pour, finally scratched off my bucket list. Definitely a beer everyone should have.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kokobucks (14) - - MAR 26, 2014
Great beer but overhyped. I might enjoy the Elder better anyway. Worth trying but don't wait in line. --- RATED

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
At the brewery, Feb 14, 2014...after 5 hours in line 10am-3pm. As luck would have it I hadnít kicked a cold and my Sudafed wasnít quite strong enough. So I was getting maybe 25 of the nose. It was certainly potent enough to appreciate the aroma, perhaps a bit academically. It pours dark clear orange with no head or lace. The aroma is floral orange, honey, pine, very clean grain. The flavor is super clean intense bitterness all over, tip to back. The bitterness is drying and very long lasting. Notes of grapefruit, pine, wood, and subtle fruit sweetness weave in and out. The feel is dense. It doesnít push or hide the alcohol. While I need to have it with my full capacity and may or may not give it higher marks overall it commands respect. Itís an archetype just like its smaller siblings.


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