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RATINGS: 710   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (2538) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Multiple pours at Falling Rock, Sunday release. Side by side with Pliny the Elder. Golden and clear with an average white head. Fresh, hoppy, fruity aroma with notes of citrus, pine, flowers, herbs and tropical fruit. Similar flavor, strong and bitter with minimal maltiness. Flavor hides the ABV well. Medium body with a lasting, bitter finish. About as good as IPA’s can get.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfrato (103) - - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at back country taproom. Pours a beautiful golden hue. Aroma is slightly hoppy with sweetness. Taste is sweet hops with more hops underneath. Despite that the beer is easy more sweet then hoppy. A great beer

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ontape (362) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Mohawk Bend, 6 oz pour which is actually plenty. Smells incredible, like hop soup. Few beers I’ve ever had communicate the hops this well. Taste is much like Elder but stronger (natch). A little alcohol burn at the back but well-concealed/integrated for the ABV. Would I wait 3 hours for it? Probably not. We were able to pull it off with <30 minutes in line and since Mohawk handled the event superbly (serving in groups and tweeting out progress) it was no problem to show back up at the right time and grab ours. Glad we did, it was well worth the small amount of trouble. Over-hyped maybe but not overrated. A delicious, well-made beer. See you next year!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
miura1966 (10) - Temecula, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
First beer ever rated..had at Stone...awesome grapefruit nose fresh cut grass running in the meadoes...taste super clean it is super clear...hop gueinessss. Fantastic brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tendency (26) - 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..

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (5027) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badpuppy69 (262) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1761) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1580) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - 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.


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