Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 05- Pours a golden yellow, nice sized white head. Aroma is grapefruit lemon, citrus hops, very pleasent and strong. Flavor is more big resinous hops, great flavor to it, malt adds a nice little something as well.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piney, reisiny, sticky hoppy nose. Very sharp and full hop with a nicely balanced malt bill. Very enjoyable and more complex that the younger.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is pale yellow with a thin white head...smell is hops...pine...just hops in the flavor...nothing but hops...sort of unreal...
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2007 Clear, deep golden body with a dusty white head and light notable viscosity. Pleasing array of juicy hop characters in the aroma. Light toasty sweet malt notes come through, but quickly fade into the background. Nice, crisp hop delivery with firm bitterness and noticeable but smooth alcohol. Consistently superior to its brasher, grassier Younger descendant. Pliny the Elder is a semi-regular staple and I’m damn happy about that.
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color rocky white head. Big crisp hop aroma lots of citrus grapefruit and tiny sweetness. Palate is carbonated well coated and creamy. Flavor is IPA good lots of nice citrus bitter some light fruits. Very good.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hop aroma with somewhat grainy notes. Light yellow with a solid head. Massive yet not out of control hops that meld well with fruitier than normal citrus flavors.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love IPAs and this might be my favorite on to date.....i would really like to try this and yulesmith side by side for comparison....very citrusy and piney
TAR (2445) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Yellow gold. Impressive layer of sticky, rocky white foam. Huge sappy nose of grapefruit, lemon oil, and pine. Beautifully bright and floral. Semi-fuzzy carbonation, but plenty dense. Opens with a juicy blast of oily, palate coating resins. Pungent? Yes. But there’s enough pristine brightness and oiliness to match. Soft inklings of honeysuckle and bitter tangerine peels take the backseat to a tight wallop of bitterness, though the body remains awash with fresh peach and grapefruit succulence. Doughy malt flavor and toasted grain sweetness tease the palate as it warms. Finishes with a growingly brash hop edge, yet remains extremely polished and balanced by a cleansing alcohol trail which lifts the resinous cling and unveils a crispy base of nuts and lightly toasty malt husks. Out of this world.
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 (on tap @ toronado)the elder poured a clear yellow/orange with a nice white head that left thick webbing as it sat.the aroma and taste consisted of sticky,resonous hops.it was the signature west coast citrus/pine style hops that i love so much.the mouthfell was full and sticky as well.this was outstanding.
GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught sample at O’Brien’s, San Diego. Sweet merciful CRAP, this beer is hoppy! Grapefruit and orange and pine, oh my! I know I should probably give it a hard time for being so obnoxiously one-dimensional and over-the-top, but I just loved it so much...