euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a perfect dark yellow with a nice head. The body on this is strong but the hops take over after the first sip. Citrusy hops right upfront, then a bitter finish. Great beer.
reberiii (465) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De facto West Coast IPA. Cracker, dry, Grapefruit and happiness. Dry finish.
swesson (333) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber. Pours golden and makes a beautiful white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and barley. Some have called it a "Pliny the Youngest". Fitting.
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mansquito (4648) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with me at The Sampler: pours clear bubbly gold with a white head. Aroma is light pine and angood bit of citrus. I was following a PLiny the Elder with this so perhaps some of the hops became attenuated. Nice bit of bitterness. Light aftertaste. Not very massive. Light bodied. Pretty nice.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Hazy deep golden color, white head. Aroma has lots of hops, fruits, citrus. Very fresh hoppy taste, fruity, citrus notes. Good ipa.
SaxyBeerFan420 (5) - - DEC 17, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Monk’s Cafe. This beer was very good. Like a slightly lighter version of Pliny. Wish I could score a bottle of this!
kraddel (5199) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle with a BIG thank you to Rob, I actually got this as a gift ! Been wanting to try this for a very long time, heard multiple times its ’better than pliny’ . High expectations ! Pours clear blonde, small white head. Smell is intense , bitter ( pine ) hoppy, with a decent amount of aroma. taste is very full, intense pine, corny-malty back, very nicely done ! Hoppyness gives ( besides the pine ) some tropical fruit notes, a good amount of bitterness. The malty base is 100 % what it should be, and so are MF and Carbo. The only minor thing here is the fast-fading aftertaste. but given the ABV, I think it’s probably normal. Can really stand up agains PTE, I agree. But is it better? i’m not sure. It is more appreciatable though, since it is lower ABV.
Thnx again, Rob !!!
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with a white head and strong hoppy, pine aroma. Taste is bitter, lots of hops, pine, caramel, citrus, and fruity notes into the bitter finish.
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a muddy orange rusty pour with a beige head. Nose is citrus and hoppy with pine and resin . Taste is hard pine and resin with citrus and bittersweet notes. Finishes dry on the same tasting notes with a bittersweet hoppy finish. Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
fkoolen (746) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Almost clear orange colour, slim offwhite head. Grapefruity, mild orange zest, lightly resinous, sweet and smooth malty backbone. Good body, low-medium carbonation.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at tornado. Mostly cleat golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is a nice mixed bag of piney resinous hop, orange and citrus spice. Flavour is pale bready base grains, orange and pine, with a crisp finish. Palate is medium light, highish carbonation, light sticky hop juicy. So well balanced. Ultra drinkable.