bmerz (713) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
corrobot (1) - Sacramento, - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance: dark golden. SRM about 8.5. White, creamy head with tiny and medium bubbles intermixed that disappears quickly. Lacing is good and lasting with tiny and small bubbles.
Aroma: citrus hop aroma with surprising maltiness. Floral and tart lemony. Slightly yeasty - raw bread dough.
Flavor: prominent and forward hop notes to start that balances well with maltiness. Brown sugar. Apricot. Finishes with bitter lime: zest and pith.
Mouth feel: lively prickle that lasts. Oily in texture- thick oil like olive. High viscosity.
Comments: very complex. Well- balanced overall. Balanced hop bitterness and maltiness at first that disappears and becomes malt-forward. Hops reintroduce themselves at the finish with a prominent bitter lime flavor. As the beer breathes and warms, maltiness increases. Notes of sweat begin to appear on the nose, as well.
Dieseljaxx (9) - Roseville, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Boxing Donkey...so yummy! This is a bucket list beer, one of the best triple IPAs in the land. This beer is tough to find as it is only available once a year but if you're lucky enough to land it, you will mark the day.
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Strife21 (152) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Pour is golden amber. Smell is floral hops, pine, citrus and grapefruit. Taste starts off sweet, super hoppy, huge notes of pine and resin. Finishes with a bitter grapefruit flavor. Light body and light carbonation.
Dfonorow (1529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ RR. Pour is deep golden with a finger-wide white head. Aroma is of pine sap, resin, tropical fruits, orange juice and apple juice. Flavor is of fresh crushed hops, caramel, and tropical fruit. Finish is bitter and full of pine oil. Alcohol is hidden very well.
goochflies (50) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Genius beer. I had it at Russian river brewery on February 17 this year. For me it was as good as the hype. Amazing fruity aroma and mouth feel. Starts and ends perfectly and after three I was craving more. Several weeks later and back in Europe im still craving it. Delicious. Will go back next year for sure.
want1DIPA (227) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Old post. Of Course Pliny the Younger is epic! Iíll just say that Iíve never tasted anything at 11% that was as smooth as this. Yum!
HeadyDE (515) - Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
draft offering at memphis taproom..served in a russian river glass..full pour indeed..golden color..1.5 finger head..quite tiny bubbles rising to the surface..nose is pleasant grapefruit..pine..lemon rind.not as aromatic as anticipated..however as things warm a bit the citrus nose comes out more..mouthfeel is amazingly light-medium bodied and oh so smooth for the advanced abv...traces of butterscotch and piney backing for sure..with hop onslaught..coating of bitterness on the palate that is balanced out very well with malty biscuity like sweetness..happy to try the elusive PTY and it is somewhat reminiscent of heady topper taste profile without some of the pop rock mouth feel that is characteristic of heady..does it live up to the hype? not so sure about that..but it is a mighty balanced..smooth high abv beer that I was glad to have and appreciate at a well run PTY event in philly..cheers to memphis taproom for making it a pleasant outing all around
kimjongill (207) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great DIPA, much better than itís older brother.
Lots of aroma and hop punch, but the kicker on this beer is how well balanced it is. Tastes less bitter than Elder with more hop kick. I feel like the true crime of this beer is it seems primed for back to back pint drinking, not unlike heady topper, but so few will ever get the chance.
douglas88 (6236) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pliny! That fever sets across the country. Hard to really say, I need to try this multiple times. Pours a clear dark copper color with a large white head. A super sweet malty nose, hop resin. The flavor is very smooth, really not a big bitter beer, caramel, green, massive fruity hops, toffee, sugary, pine, well any hop flavor imaginable is here. Very smooth and super drinkable. Awesome.