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RATINGS: 737   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Cask at Naja’s in Redondo Beach. This was a phenomenal beer, and although it is quite hoppy, it is not overwhelming and is very well balanced. The pour was a beautiful golden creamy amber with a half-inch white head. The aroma of this beer is second to none and I could not get enough. Very floral , honey-sweet, and full of hops. The flavor was sweet, citrusy and hoppy which perfectly masked the 11% ABV. The finish is very tight, and although lasting, does not linger unecessarily like some imperial IPA’s. As for the palate, this beer has great body and is perfect on the tongue. You can’t ask for much more in a beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2006
On draft at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia. Pours a clear amber coppery color with a small white head. Aroma is floral with strong hints of grapefruit and fresh hops. Flavor is very citrusy with strong grapefruit and floral overtones. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent, one of the best Double IPA’s out there. On par with Dreadnaught, yet not as hoppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Pours a moslty clear bright coppery orange with a fluffy sticky white head and good lace. Aroma is a touch of alcohol, but moslty sharp grapefruit and pine hops- hint sof orange and mango- some hints of phenolic-solvents though. Sweet sticky malts dont balance the beer, but rather provide a nice starting point for all the hops to be presented. Nice resinous piney hops with lots of citrus. Rediculously bitter harsh finish which I loved- also a bit of alcohol which is bound to come out of an 11% hop monster like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is lovely hoppy with notes of alfa acids and oranges, as well as light floral notes - A hop soup aroma. The flavor is sweet with alchol, that jumps at You right from the start with a slight burning sensation on the tongue, but it is soon acompaniet by strong hoppy notes, and a bitterness that sets in much earlier than in other beers and grows more and more powerful. Acompanying the bitterness there’s also a note of grapefruit that grown in intensity. The body is very powerful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
Handbottled. Amber coloured. Almost murky. Fluffy beige head. Herbal, fflowery and very piney aroma. Fruity and light caramel notes. Very very good. Flavour is extreme. Heavily hoppy. Alcohol, flowers, some sweetness and fruits. Not as balanced and varied as the aroma. The hoppyness is right on the edge to be too much wihtout crossing the line. Mouth is totally dried out by the hops. Ends on an alcoholstrong bitterness that last loooooooong. Quite warming. Thanks to Bierkönig for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Hand bottled.
Pours hazy golden and a creamy off-white head. Extremely well-balanced hoppy aroma with a pleasant sweetness from the malt in the background. Caramel, nut and grass notes. Flavor is bitter hoppy, but also with a strong note of cookie and cake that gives a good sweetness. Caramel, apricot and fruit in there as well. Extreme bitter dry end. No sign of the high ABV. Very nice specially considering it is hand bottled and send across the ocean!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
On tap at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia. Huge grapefuit aroma. Gold yellow straw in color with thin white head. Flavors is sharp citrus twang, grapefuit skins and floral hoppiness. -- I almost wonder if the server at the Greylodge had their taps backwards between elder and younger. We all felt that the elder that we were served was hoppier than the younger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Draft Boathouse. Fuffy white head. Smells of grapefruit and a little funk. The taste was a mixture of rich malts and high powered hops. Thick with a strong, smooth hop finish. Easy to drink at 11%, maybe too easy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3445) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
On tap at Flanigan’s Boathouse in Conshohocken. Clear orange with a robust, whipped marshmallow head. Lacing all the way. Candied orange peel, piney hops and a little funk. Impeccably balanced! Huge malts and hops but damned drinkable. Mostly orange without typical grapefruit notes. Sweet liqueurish with a soft bitterness. No alcohol presence make this dangerous. Sticky hops seem to leach through the glass. Tried the Elder for comparison but made me sad I hadn’t gone with another Younger. I have to give this the nod over Dreadnaught.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft... Drafting Room, near Philly... This beer rocks! ... Mostly clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of heavy grapefruit, apricot and pine. Surprisingly well-balanced flavor. Huge malt; lots of hops. The malt wins the battle for balance with tons of toffee and honey. Coming in a close second is a boatload of hops; big grapefruit rind and apricot with hints of pineapple and evergreen. Also a bit tangy. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet, piney and bone-dry at the very end. World class brew!

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