Jamesshaw (15) - - FEB 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow. a huge hop bomb. exactly what i was after! big notes and complexity. very resiny in the aftertaste. maybe a touch sharp for alot of people but suited me fine. going to be hard to go back to another beer after this. worth all the hype!
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at anchor and hope best of the bay sf beer week.... Pour is a clear orange gold with a small thin white ring of head with moderate lacing. Smell is orange peel, pine, grapefruit, passion fruit, cut grass. Taste upfront is bitter citrus.. Orange peel, grapefruit rind... With a pine follow and lasting bitter grass and passion fruit finish. Mouthfeel is oily and slightly sticky. Taste was a bit hotter than expected.. Could taste all the abv. A great triple but not the loric taste I had been anticipated. Luckily I waited 3 minutes for this one. Its an overhopped and hot elder. No complaints there.
bytemesis (2180) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap at the RateBeer event at Anchor and Hope. Finally a taste of the elusive younger! Pours clear golden amber, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma is that perfect mix of Grapefruit, Passionfruit. Flavor its the same, light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily, light warming finish sure to the otherwise well masked ABV. Worth the wait.
thefle (166) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the two to three best beers I have ever drank in my life. This is a perfect IPA in every imaginable sense of the word. If you find yourself with a chance to drink this you should take advantage early and often.
Dodgrblu (473) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap, five ounce sample at Anchor and Hope Ratebeer event. A great beer nonetheless. Boozy on the finish.
thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap for RateBeer best of the bay. Aroma is very hoppy. Citrus and earth hops. Flavor is bitter. The hop resin kind of dominates any other flavor. Very earthy and grassy flavour. Might be overhyped, but itís tasty! Very smooth, finishes dry and oily. Color was light straw color with a nice head.
cameroncdavid (5) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazingly complex but still rounded and balanced. Seems to be a little more harsh on the palate than last year. Also maybe a bit more on the grapefruit flavors. It still really doesn't taste like a 10% beer. Worth the 90 minute wait.
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mezr (47) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served on tap at Russian River Brew Pub, Santa Rosa, California Thursday night. It glows a beautiful, deep, clear, orange color and produces no head, just a thin, white ring around its surface. I usually like seeing more of a head on this style of beer, but there was something so enticing about its stunning, solid color. Swirling the glass would immediately bring a white film to the surface, and it would dissipate just as fast as it had appeared. The aroma is an amazing blast of pine and fresh orange peel ... though not as overpowering as I had anticipated (feared) it would be having never had a triple IPA until now. On the palate it was full bodied, very slightly sticky, and itís carbonation danced perfectly in my mouth. The taste sealed it with a perfect bitter. This is an intense beer that makes so many bold statements, and yet remains incredibly well balanced and so easy to drink. Iíve been a fan of Pliny the Elder for years now, but itís ultimately the impeccable balance of the Younger, and that equally amazing color thatís sets it apart. Itís nothing short of a brewerís masterpiece.
Witzend (17) - - FEB 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not worth a hour wait but over all a good beer just over hyped very hoppy a good cities blend not worth the wait
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Landmonger (139) - USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got to drink this @ the Bistro. Amber in color minimal head. Very nice floral hoppy aroma the taste is citrus, prevalent bitternness on the hops. Nice but again I ham not that into IPAs