SFtaster (58) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Toronado, Haight St., SF to kick off "SF Beer Week 2011." On a hunch, I biked over to Toronado for the Friday Happy Hour. I was shut-out of the limited supply of ’Younger’ during Beer Week 2010, so I was pleased to find this available before the Twitter crowd caught wind.
Disclaimer: I’m not a big fan of the IPA style (let alone double & triple), so I’m not the best choice to judge this beer. However, Pliny the Younger doesn’t disappoint. I’ve tried several ’extreme’ IPA’s from SoCal brewers, and they’ve left me almost traumatized by the hop hit. RR pairs the assertive flavor of the hops with 11% ABV to produce a masterpiece of beer culture. This chance encounter bodes well for the rest of SF Beer Week 2011.
PlinyDad1952 (46) - - MAY 2, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I DONT NO WHY AY CANT GIVE THIS PLINY A 0 BUT IT IS NOT A NOT BAD ONE, JUST NOT THE PLINY I NO ALL ABOUT. I HAD A SIX PAcK OF THESE PLINYS"" AT MY BAR MITZVAH. MY FRIEND TOLD ME IT WAS PLINY BUT IT IS NOT PLINY AT ALL AND PLINY IS MY FAVORITE (YOU KNOW)! I DONT KNOW HOW THIS FAKE PLINY IS YOUNGER BUT I BET THE IMPOSTERES MADE IT MORE SINCE THE REAL PLINY WAS DO. PLINY DOSE THERE OWN HOPS WHO ELSE. PLINY IS #1’!!
againnagain (3) - USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The ultimate!! Waited in line for 6 hours to sample this nectar of the beer gods. It did not disappoint. Unbelievable balance considering the APV. From start to finish and then some this beer earns its legendary rating.
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/12/15] Draught at Russian River in Santa Rosa. 10.25%. Clear golden. Lovely hoppy aroma with lots of tropical fruits, citrus, pine and a tiny bit of alcohol. Flavor has some sweetish malt, fruity and piney hops, some alcohol and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied. Good but not great.
boxofrane (2341) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at blue dog. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head with a lot of glass carbonation . The aroma has a lot of citrus, tropical fruit, a bit of pine. The taste is very bitter, grapefruit, dry, no lingering booze.
burg326 (4409) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured an amber golden color with aromas of dank hops, light malt, some sweet fruit and some light pine. Flavors are the same an amazing balance of malt and tropical fruit with some great hop flavor. This is stupid good believe the hype!
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler @ Pegs. Pours clear pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is solid malty hoppy fruity tropical fruits a bit sweet. Flavor is lean velvety balanced hoppy and fruity, bitterness lingers in my mouth with all the flavors leaving a longlasting aftertaste of bitterness pipes and citrus.
biggsbowler (482) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Someone shared this with me and I can’t thank them enough. Pour yellow with slight orange hue. Citrusy nose. Taste is bitter with notes of oranges, lemon zest and tangerines.
jtclockwork (10428) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 Draft. Pours gold white head - Nose/taste of pineapple, citrus, grapefruit resin, sticky orange. Medium body. Pretty good.
egg (133) - USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap on 3/9/15. Pours a slightly orange Amber. No head. Nose is really bright citrus hops, fruit, really yummy. Taste is tropical fruit, mango, alcohol, bitter, grass, pineapple. Lasting fruitiness. Reminds me a little of evil twin mango Molotov cocktail. Super yummy. One of the best DIPAs I've had.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bacterial (2065) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cross this one off the fermentation bucket list. Clear deep amber pour with a nice white head. Lots of lacing. Citrus pine tropical hoppy nose. Intense hops in the taste. The intensity works, without being overdone. Lots of bitterness in the finish with just a hint of alcohol. This is truly is a special hop experience. I could not have more than one of these, unlike Elder or Blind Pig. It’s a bad ass hoppy and bitter dry barleywine.