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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (823) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Soft orange hue with white head that dissipated quickly to a thin ring. Aroma is pine, mango, tangerine, melon, lemon, sugar. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a bitter following and slight ethanol in the finish. Overall this is a pretty nice Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HIGHB4LL (594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap at Choice City Butcher. Appearance: finger of white head that lasts a minute or so, straw/golden yellow, clear. Aroma: light fruity sweetness, heavy fresh floral hops, lighter citrusy hops, slightest yeasty leather notes. Palate: light body, sticky texture, average carbonation, dry bitter lasting finish. I can still taste it. Taste: very brief but intense sweetness, right into extreme, but not over the top bitterness. Overall, there is a great reason for the rating of this beer, it is amazing. It is supremely hoppy, but not palate destroying, it does all of the little subtleties right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (849) - Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Tap. Pours orange with white head. Lots of hop aroma, grapefruit. Quite delicious, lots of great citrus going on, touch of malts...though not a bunch. Drank it next to the Elder and I have to say that it’s a toss up which one I’d prefer. Great beer and glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (822) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours a golden bronze color with a white head. Citrus, hop, pine, floral, caramel and malt aroma. Grapefruit, mango, orange, hop, pine, malt and some alcohol flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Well controlled bitterness and good malt balance. Citrus hop and moderately bitter finish. A fantastic beer but ridiculously overhyped which serves as a disappointment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (2270) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ontape (316) - 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!

   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.

   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..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (4858) - 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.

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