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RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35/5   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.

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4.2
KegChamp27 (13) - - JUL 18, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2019 Trully disappointed by the fact that this jug contained awesome beer instead of Russian River water.

4.3
jbruner (7224) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 12, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2019 Pours a mostly clear golden orange on tap with fluffy peaks of rocky white foam that dissipates slowly to leave good lacing on the way down. Aroma of resinous hops, pithy citrus and pine with touches of catty dankness and fruity undertones, and a nice sweet maltiness to remind you of it's abv. Taste follows, resinous and dank, hoppy as all get out without being overly bitter due to the malt backbone and the booze, all balanced to perfection. Is this an amazing beer? Hell yes. Is it one of the best IPAs in the world anymore? Maybe not, but still amazing, and the scarcity lends to its high ratings throughout.

5
ColoradoBeerHunter (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: APR 12, 2019 Awesome beer! Pretty smooth for a triple IPA! Been hunting this one for three years here in Colorado. Was finally able to have it earlier this year! Definitely will have to find again.

4.3
troopie (3424) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2019 Hop forward, backward, upstairs, downstairs and aroundstairs. Evergreen and citrus aroma moves into your nose and takes over. Taste is spice and hop and is well balanced. Long lasting hop finish. Looks fine too with white head.

4.3
tfontana (2042) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2019 10 oz pour on tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse (unfortunately, it kicked later than night so no more--maybe next year!). Appearance is lightly hazy yellow with nice sparkle, thin cap of white head with fair retention and trace leggy lacing. Aroma is strong pine, grapefruit, citrus. Taste is strong grapefruit, pine, lighter tropical fruit and citrus. Palate is medium bodied with smooth, thick texture, soft carbonation and fairly dry, crisp finish as taste, dominated by a pleasant grapefruit/piney bitterness. Overall, very, very nice. Bold aroma and flavor but not quite as complex as Elder. It's no wonder these two have received the iconic status they have, given how long they have been around (Elder added '01, Younger '05). They still stand up and obviously paved the way for more flavorful, juicy IPA's but must have been truly revolutionary back in the day.

4.4
Jayb0 (1233) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2019 Beautiful beer, foamy head giving off aromas of pine, citrus, honey. Smooth, creamy, robust but impeccably balanced. Really enjoyed it.

4.2
vyvvy (7729) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2019 It pours clear golden with a white head. It has s fairly full body with semi sharp carbonation. It has a load of pine, spice, funk and grassy hops. There is lightly toasted malt there too, but super hop forward. Glad I was able to luck into this being on tap at beer mongers while on vacation on Portland

4.7
amdir (3) - - FEB 24, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2019 Thick, syrupy, thin, carbonated, paradox. Slightly hazy. Strong, piney, citrus, long finish. Pure intense carbonated hop juice, aftertaste like you chewed on a hop pellet.

4.6
Brentv (752) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2019 On tap at Apex in Portland, OR. What a beer! Slightly hazy golden pour with minimal head. Sticky, oily mouthfeel. Huge resin and pine aroma and taste, with lots of tropical fruit behind in the taste. Complex. Balanced. The fruit hints at a sweetness that never comes forward. Bitterness never overwhelms, either. Alcohol well hidden. A beer to be sipped and appreciated. Lovely.

4.7
lucius10 (129) - Folsom, California, USA - FEB 16, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2019 Mission accomplished! I was finally able to have Pliny the Younger. This is a piney, extreme tropical hoppiness bomb on the nose! Taste follows with a very smooth finish. This felt more like a DIPA than a TIPA. It has a subdued bitterness on the finish and hides the alcohol very well. For my palate, I think I actually prefer Pliny the Elder to this one, though. Still very, very good and worth the wait to try it!


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