tendency (25) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
is it a great beer? yes. is it overrated? yes. ah i fondly remember the good ol days from several years ago where there was no line or hype or wait to get this beer at russian river. at the bistro event this year beer sold out in 30 minutes! are you serious?
russian river has done an admirable job of creating a mystique surrounding this beer which im sure they love from a marketing perspective but i, for one, am tired of their ígimmickí of brewing tiny batches that last for only two weeks. from a marketing standpoint i get it but from a beer lovers perspective itís annoying as hell.
if you cut through the cache there are better triples to be had..
gyllenbock (4620) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Brewpub. (Monday 10, February 2014)
Golden with a small white head. The aroma was fantastic, fresh with a lot of citrus, pineapple and hops. The taste was also very good although not as brilliant as the aroma. Very balanced with no alcohol at all, the Younger felt like juice. The finish was bitter and hoppy.
We waited in the line for almost 6,5 hours, quite insane to be honest but what can you do? For sure an interesting experience, but I wonít do it again. A hyped beer but also a very tasty one.
badpuppy69 (218) - orange, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Pours a clear light orange with a decent head. Aroma is citrucy tropical fruits and piney hops and Sweet malt. Taste follows the Aroma well with a nice Sweet malt backbone that is like fluffy. Very nice well balanced triple. After warming up a bit it started getting a danky hop character that was fantastic. Really nice quality supurb hops and malt and the alcohol is hidden very well only detectable with a warming feeling as you drink it. It Goes down easy and you feel buzzed quick. No doubt one of the Best ive had so far. Better Than pliny elder forsure and enjoy by. So smooth!
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 10 oz pour at the brewery. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma is catty, grapefruit. Taste is sweet with relatively restrained bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, finely carbonated. Excellent, for sure. Best imperial IPA ever? Not sure. Was it worth waiting seven hours in line? Iím glad I did it, but never again. Expertly crafted and delicious, nonetheless.
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 10 oz draft at the brewery- Pours
clear golden with with a small head. Aroma is all hops, grapefruit is prominent, sweet malt. The taste is all hops as well, very good. Body is medium.
Dr_Fellini (410) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the brewery. After 7 hrs in line. Finally. Pours a clear light amber orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is packed full of citrusy, fleshy, tropical fruit goodness. Flavor is right on par with the aroma. Tons of fruity sweetness with a moderate bitter. Tropical fruit notes last long into the finish with a mild bitter on the back of the tongue. Excellent beer. Obviously. Similar to the elder with a bit more of a punch.
Netsky (5) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap from the brewery:
Not as much aroma as Iíd expect from a fresh and massively dry-hopped triple IPA. Looks light in color for such a big IPA, just the way I like it. The flavor makes up for it with intense amarillo and simcoe notes. The alcohol is completely hidden, almost like a session IPA (which, I quickly found, it was not). Overall itís objectively the best beer Iíve had and was definitely worth the wait.
Blairgus (2606) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17 feb 2014, tap. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is big lemon hops. Med body and mildly fizzy. I thought it was going to be more intense. Lemon hops but alcohol balances and makes it rather sweet. No lingering bitter finish. I could drink this all the time but it's not special other than it's rarity.
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Warped_Silver (64) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden yellow with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate citrus and dank hops, less than anticipated. Taste is an extremely well balanced tipa that hides the 10.25% abv! Wanted to like elder better but younger wins! Worth the effort.
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Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at toronado..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is nice juicy hop, pine, floral, some sweetness, bitter..Taste is bitter, pine, dry, resin hops, some malt backbone, heavy pine sol..Not as good as some triple ipas I have had..Hyped up