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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 26, 2015
Sample at DIPA Festival 2015, Hayward CA. Vibrant orange and super-bright, like it came with its own backlight. No head though - aroma seemed slightly subdued, but still hitting the tropical fruit juice points you would expect, some mango and a bit of dankness. Very oily, almost unique mouthfeel, both thick and dryingly thin at the same time. The obvious flavour is pineapple juice, with some tangerine thrown in, along with peach and some grapefruit in the finish. Finishes dry but right in balance with the hop bitterness. It’s super-hyped, it was the first keg to kick, but it was very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Waited hours for this. Was it worth it NO. But was it one of best IPAs YES. Awesome pine, grass hop oil aroma ever. Fresh hop flavor lupine jump on palate all over place. Some alcohol and decidedly dry finish. Perfect!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2015
2015 on draught at apex- pours crisp clear copper with medium head. Nose of hop and pine. Taste is of hop, citrus, sticky pine syrup. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4721) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
On tap at the Cheeky Monk in Denver. No need to try and describe this legend. I believe that it lives up to the hype. So very glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
to14go (32) - ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2015
On tap at Tiger! Tiger! San Diego. Really nice holy aroma. Nice balance Taste and short buttery finish. Nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2015
On draught at Apex. Crystal clear golden color. Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, herb, and a sweet note. Taste is first sticky tropical candy with some tart grapefruit, segues into intense tropical and pine hop bitterness, and finishes with a hoppy smoothness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SG111 (808) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 On tap at the brewery. Pale golden color, thin white head. Aroma is lots of hops and citrus, very tropical fruit Aroma, pineapple, mango, orange peach, biscuit malt. Flavor is hop forward, but with a brilliantly balanced honey malt backbone. Long bitter finish. Full bodied. What else can you say? It’s Pliny the Younger. One of the best IPAs out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap at The Mayor in Fort Collins on 2/16. Arrived at the table a deep orange with a small white head. Wonderful citrus and pine hop aromas. Med to full body with layers of citrus hop flavors (Amarillo / Simcoe) and some caramel malt sweetness. Nice bitter finish. Very well crafted beer that is well balanced, while accentuating the hop flavor and aromas. The alcohol is well hidden and PtY is extremely drinkable. Had a PtE side by side and the Elder has never tasted so light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankieg (6) - la jolla, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
10oz pour at Obrien’s San Diego. 10min wait (score). Beautiful tangerine orange with only the slightest remnants of a thin white head. Slight oily sheen on top. Carbonation is low. Taste is very bright and fresh, piney resin coats the palate followed by moderately aggressive bitterness and then prominent floral notes and a bit of passion fruit. Was expecting more citrus and pineapple, but it didn’t really come though. Very dry, but hides the ABV extraordinarily well. Malt is far in the background, just my kind of triple IPA, dry, resinous, and very fresh. Glad I got my hands on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (473) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
A very pleasant IPA to drink. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and stone fruit. Some pine. Flavor is similar. The malt is a bit recessed but not weak. I thought the fruity flavors really come forth and there is a LONG bitter finish. That 10.2% is completely masked. Not very sticky or oily for a triple IPA. This is a bit hyped but it is also very good and up there with the best.

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