Saeglopur (3826) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 21, 2022
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2022 1 pint bottle, bottled 03/22/22, shared by Rob, many thanks!
Golden, clear body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, earth, passion fruit, biscuit, pine, resin, slight alcohol. Tastes pretty similar.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a quite lively carbonation. Finishes warm, medium bitter, moderate sweet, zesty, a bit piney, with some tropical fruits, biscuit.
Very tasty. Classic west coast TIPA, very well balanced, not too heavy or alcoholic for the ABV. The character isn't that different to the Elder, just a bit more sweet body. Score: 8 / 4 / 8 / 5 / 17 JK (7261) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2022
UPDATED: APR 2, 2022 Thanks Greg for sharing this. Great to finally try it. Fresh. Piney hops. Medium sweet and resinous good. DalzAle (2045) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2022
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2022 Finally got to try this beer! Clear medium yellow pour, nice piney sweet aroma and minimal carbonation. Flavor is pleasant blend of sweet and slightly bitter hops and finishes with a great lingering mild bitterness and warmth. J_man (1225) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2022
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2022 Got it on tap at Tustin Brewing Company (raced over when I saw they'd put it on tap). My first impression is that this tastes a *lot* like Pliny the Elder with more bitterness in the finish. It looks like that beer with a clear light amber body but almost no head at all. The bitterness has some citrus rind but it's quite vegetal in nature although not overpowering like some IPAs. It reminds me a bit of the hop flavor in Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum. Good balancing sweetness and it's very drinkable at 10.25% ABV. The hops really dig in all the way around the tongue and stay put long after the sip is over. A great 'triple' IPA that I would definitely make an effort to try again, but I wouldn't go through some of the ridiculous efforts that I've heard others have to go through to get it. HopsForever48 (1) - - FEB 18, 2022 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2022 I have been lucky to have had this beer 5 years in a row now and this yeara batch is my favorite. How a triple IPA taste this smooth and so not over bitter is a mystery. The best thing this year found a local spot with no lines or limits! Cheers 🍻 to 2022 Pliny The Younger!
Bricktop86 (2010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2022
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2022 Mostly clear gold with a soapy white head. Aroma is intense citrus, grapefruit m, pine and floral. Taste is light/medium sweet and heavy bitter. Cunningham (12979) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2021 Unclear deep golden with a fine head
Nice aroma with a fine intensity
Pleasant carbonation level and a fine duration
Grapefruit hoppy, pine and fruity flavor
Excellent masked alcohol level
[Bottle at ChrisOfstad Palace in Hamar, Norway]
bergstaden (6950) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2021 Thank you for sharing the bottle Chris - Hazy golden with a white head - Hop aroma that is fruity and some herbal hints - Malt body with a good hop flavour that has some fruity and herbal flavours with a good bitterness - The hops goes into the finish with good bitterness - This was well balanced with a well hidden alcohol, This was a real treat ChrisOfstad (6292) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2021 0,5 litre Bottle , shared with Bergstaden. Hazy orange with little head. Malts, hops, Citrus, dry, Piney bitterness. Alcohol. Smooth. SamplePupil57 (1) - - APR 22, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: APR 22, 2021 Overrated. Best in its day, but eclipsed by other beers you can buy every day. Sometimes, enforced scarcity is not a good marketing ploy.
And if you must wait all year, get Waldos Ale. It's much better.