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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 Elderís 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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
prosper0 (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2/28/11 - 8oz pour in to a tulip glass The color was exceptional, a clear shiny copper color with a thin white head that was only about 1 finger or so that dissipated quickly. The aroma was full of citrusy & floral hops. A very intense aroma for a beer, but had the perfect blend of hops in the nose that work very well with each other. Taste was amazing. It was sweeter and maltier than I expected, possibly to better balance out the loads of hops this beer has. Full of grapefruit and sweet like honey. The finish has a nice piney note on the end as well. Mouthfeel was perfect, not too heavy or light, the carbonation was a bit lower than most IPAs, but suited this beer just right. It really brought out the smoothness and balance between the malts & hops on the tongue without the bringing out the bitterness. This is quite possibly the best balanced IPA Iíve had even though itís a TIPA. I love the Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder, this is just one step beyond and much more refined. Excellent beer, well worth the wait, only wish it was more readily available.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Tasted on 2/16/14 on draft at Russian River, and subsequently a couple of other times at Toronado. Pours beautiful bright orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to a thin collar, and very light spotty lace. The nose is full of super piney resin hops, some orange oil, and a very faint tropical fruit hint, and just enough caramel malt to balance the ridiculous amount of hops. The flavor is pretty much the same with the resin showing a bit dank, orange oil, nice malty caramel, and some peachy tropical fruit on the back of the palate. The body is full and sticky with just above average carbonation and a long resin bitter balanced by some fruity hops. The balance is what sets this beer apart from others in its style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
The flavor is less herbal though it is still present. Reminded me a bit of catnip. Strong but not overpowering bitterness throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Cloudy golden body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, herbal, some butter, caramel. Medium-full body, some syrup.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Bit hazy, gold-copper. Hoppy, citric, and herbal sweet nose. Flavor quite sweet, then dry and bitter. Similar to 120 minute IPA, trying to make a bigger IIPA has just made another really, really sweet beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Hazy golden-orange. Quite herbal up front then some sweetness and citrus. The flavor is less herbal though it is still present. Reminded me a bit of catnip. Strong but not overpowering bitterness throughout. Syrupy full body with a dry finsih. Nice enough, but in lesser hands this is a bona-fide disaster waiting to happen. Where are we headed?

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Cloudy golden body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, herbal, some butter, caramel. Medium-full body, some syrup.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"all i can say here is deserving of the hype. itís actually unfortunate itís so hard to get. this was the easy winner for me and two friends at the 11th dbl ipa fest in hayward. super fresh, bright, aromatic grapefruit and orange. sweet and makeyourmouthtakenotice bitter at the same time. big bodied. had a PTE (one of my favorites) right after to gain some perspective as PTE is my 2nd highest rated hoppy brew at 4.7. Now itís third, I guess."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Had to rate this my 100th. Had a while back at beechwood in Longe Beach. I think I still have the lupin flavors in my mouth. Very oily pine tar aroma. Great hoppy bitterness and pine tar flavor. Great brew/

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alyona (7) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rolfiesb (4) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
you obtain it once a year then it's gone. it's time to make this a year round beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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