jead44 (6) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2017 does not count
A must have if you’re a fan of IPA’s. The hops explode out the of glass. Ridiculous.
Hihosteveareno (12) - - JUN 12, 2017
I had two bottles of Pliny at Wades Wines Tasting Room in Spring 2017, and loved it. This is a flagship West Coast IPA, and stands up to it's reputation. Although local breweries are producing Doubles as good, if not better, I wouldn't turn it down. Strong and smooth, but with some bitterness I could do without.
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UPDATED: JUN 25, 2017 From tap at APEX, Portland. Big tropical fruit and pine aroma with grapefruit, sweetish fruits, orange, biscuity malt, pine resin. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long bitter dry-ish finish. Body is medium. Great balance, big tropical fruits, truly one of the finest IIPA’s. ♡♡♡ Enjoyed again from tap at Toronado, San Francisco. Just as good. ♡♡♡ 26-6-17 Enjoyed from bottle, bought at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Fresh bottle, so the beer comes out very good. DomD (306) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle into glass. Piney grapefruit aroma. Pours a clear golden with white head. Medium bitter taste. Smooth texture. Good IPA. vami (455) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
American classic. Pours light and clear. Lots of hops in the aroma: resin, pine, a bit of kerosene, some citrus, no tropical notes. The aroma predicts a dry and hoppy beer, which the taste confirms. Bitter, dry, great west coast IPA. In the times of sweet NE IPAs, this one is a very nice refreshment. Thumbs up!
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2017
510ml bottle - thanks Helen proximally, and random visitor from S.F. ultimately!djnorth (3) - - MAY 22, 2017 does not count
Bottled 29 days ago, that’s one of the freshest US hop-oriented beers I’ve ever had. Pale gold, crystal clear, brief loose head. Pretty fruity hops, but some sweaty stankiness too, and a promise of bitterness. Once the chill’s off, some caramel appears too. Light palate, crisp carbonaton, but not lacking fullness. Oooooh, that’s a very pleasing taste - very citrussy/lemony hop forward, would not be surprised to see citra several times in the hop schedule - but with a very pleasant balance and drinkability to it. Like the bitter bite, makes my teeth slighty metallic. Light malts gently support the hops, but play second fiddle. Strange for a hop-forward beer to be better in the taste than the aroma, but I’m very happy it’s so. Finish gets more bitter, more herbal, and even with a bit of seared pork fat in it, which I particularly like. Really picked up after the aroma.
I recently bought 2 bottles from April 2017 production and tried them on two separate occasions. In short, this IPA is OK but I wasn’t impressed and felt underwhelmed with all of the hype about it. The best part is its fragrance - very floral. Taste is like a common IPA with plenty of hop flavor, fairly bitter, and light/watery mouthfeel. Didn’t really detect any creaminess. Probably it’s better on tap and would be curious to try it but I won’t be making the effort to find this in bottle again anytime soon. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2017
On Tap at Penn Taproom. Gold, white head. Pine aroma. Full malt profile, rich hop flavor. Full palate, dry cloying finish. vipinvelp (4425) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2017
Clear dark yellow, off-white lacing foam head. Nice hoppy aroma and strong bitter taste. Long lasting aftertaste. A through hoppy beer. (Houston 201705) Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2017
At Russian River Brewery ( packed at 3:00 Thursday!) 1.070 OG 8.00 ABV
Pours golden yellow with no head. A quick burst of floral, citrus and pine blended to a velvet creamy finish.
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