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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 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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mezr (59) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
againnagain (3) - USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (4231) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
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!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (435) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Someone shared this with me and I canít thank them enough. Pour yellow with slight orange hue. Citrusy nose. Taste is bitter with notes of oranges, lemon zest and tangerines.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 Draft. Pours gold white head - Nose/taste of pineapple, citrus, grapefruit resin, sticky orange. Medium body. Pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
egg (119) - USA - MAR 9, 2015
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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
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. Itís a bad ass hoppy and bitter dry barleywine.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrew_drinks (222) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 26, 2015
Sample at DIPA Festival 2015, Hayward CA. Vibrant orange and super-bright, like it came with its own backlight. No head though - aroma seemed slightly subdued, but still hitting the tropical fruit juice points you would expect, some mango and a bit of dankness. Very oily, almost unique mouthfeel, both thick and dryingly thin at the same time. The obvious flavour is pineapple juice, with some tangerine thrown in, along with peach and some grapefruit in the finish. Finishes dry but right in balance with the hop bitterness. Itís super-hyped, it was the first keg to kick, but it was very good.


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