bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First, I’m rating this about a month after I’ve had it, but I felt like this is the perfect time to do so... right after a bad rating by Dennrat.
Aroma is one of the most pleasant IPA floral bouquets that I had the privilege of smelling. There are some that are comparable, but this is right there at the top of the list.
Appearance: Just what a double IPA should look like.
Taste: The Simplisty of this Double IPA is what makes it so good. It is perfectly balanced and to the exact opposite of what Dennrat says the bitterness is at the beginning and smooth the rest of the way. Obviously Dennrat has not had many IPA’s or DIPA’s. If your taste buds haven’t adapted to the bitterness yet I could see Pliny being bitter.
Palate: It is very drinkable and smooth, but in its simplicity I wish it would linger a bit longer.
Overall: I loved it and appreciate it for what it is. When I see it again I will buy as many as they let me :)
PS. Sorry to single you out Dennrat, but you obviously are not an IPA fan. Just don’t understand why you would rate one of the best DIPA when it is not what you like?
skiatd1 (28) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance- clear light yellow
Aroma- dry, hoppy. No essence of citrus or grapefruit
Taste- dry, hoppy, slightly bitter but balanced. Very good dry west coast IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Andrew196 (1327) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the source. Lovely orange Reddish hue, nice foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, alcohol. A benchmark for the style but notes of spearmint.
cobaink2 (385) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle dated 5/11/16 straight from the brewery. Pours a very clear gold color. Amazing that there are a ton of hops in this and it’s this clear. The hops are quite the star here but has a very malty backbone that just shines. Love it!!
Sdaniel90 (821) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml. Consumed fresh (7 weeks after bottling). Clear golden with a frothy offwhite head. Aromas of fruity and floral hops, caramel, resin. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, heavy bitterness. Deep roasted and hoppy character into a stinging bitter finish. Legendary beer.
Percy0103 (543) - MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 500ml. A clear golden beer with a medium size white head. Aroma is of citrics, especially grapefruit and lemon, hops and floral hints. Taste is bitter with a perfectly balanced hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and astrigent with a floral and malt character. An extraordinary Imperial IPA.
olenickj (40) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at brewery. Malty floral aroma. Heavy but not over powering floral hops. Full bodied. Hint of alcohol but smooth
adasko (1705) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, hoppy aroma, fresh squeezed grapefruits, orange peal. Cristal clear, super lacing. Taste super dry, fresh, juicy, hoppy. Pleasant crisp bitterness in the back. No sweetness at all. Super nice long aftertaste. No wonder this beer is legendary, years ago it was probably mind blowing. Now it’s ’just’ awesome.
Kiri (2) - - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
Georg357 (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Poured a golden amber color with a significant white head.
A - Smells of grapefruit and pine.
T - Lots of pine and grapefruit.
P - Really nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O - I was worried this beer wouldn’t live up to the hype, but I really enjoyed it.
AlexanderIII (11) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured from 510ml bottle, clear copper, creamy white head that sticks around for a while. loads of citrussy resinous hop on the nose, hint of grapefruit. The taste is amazing, there’s just so much flavor, a really complex satisfying bitterness that’s intense and smooth, can’t really taste malt. feels luxurious in my mouth, this is just fantastic beer