Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tendency (25) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
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 ’gimmick’ of brewing tiny batches that last for only two weeks. from a marketing standpoint i get it but from a beer lovers perspective it’s annoying as hell. if you cut through the cache there are better triples to be had..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (4622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
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 won’t do it again. A hyped beer but also a very tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badpuppy69 (218) - orange, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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? I’m glad I did it, but never again. Expertly crafted and delicious, nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_Fellini (411) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Netsky (5) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
On tap from the brewery: Not as much aroma as I’d 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 it’s objectively the best beer I’ve had and was definitely worth the wait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Warped_Silver (64) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 71

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50