Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at blue dog event. Had right after HF Susan and Legitimacy. I must say, I am very impressed. Yes, it’s overrated. Yes, it’s west coast. But yes, it’s awesome and worth the hype in some respects. This is the OG hop bomb. Pours a clear golden orange with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, candies, orange, dank hops, alcohol. Taste is not crazy bitter, there is some hop flavors in there followed by some strange piney smokiness then there’s a tad of alcohol heat. I can see why this came to the top of our beloved RB list and has remained there simply out of respect. On to the next one... SaxyBeerFan420 (13) - - MAR 7, 2016
Had this on tap on Saturday. Was expecting much more from the hype this beer has but I was not at all dissapointed. This is pretty much an amped up Pliny the Elder. I had Elder right after and Elder tasted like water in comparison. Definitely the most balanced triple IPA I’ve ever had. phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
750th rating for this beer, my 8819th. Half pint on draft at the brewery. And then a second. And a third. And that’s all they allow. We waited all night in line for the first Friday this went on tap in 2016, and were the third table seated. Back corner on the right - Platinum Baller Status table. You’ll see us in any number of regional news sources, representing beer nerds from around the world who came just for this special beer or something like that. Pliny the Younger pours a somewhat cloudy orange-hued gold with a small eggshell colored head that laces the glass and settles into an island and ring. Notes of pine, grapefruit, caramel, florals, grass - the flavor has a more resinous, oily hop character and along with the ABV level, it just barely numbs the back of the tongue. Medium-full bodied, with a bitter, resinous, but balanced mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Excellent. Right on par with Pliny the Elder. World-class beers, both of them, and it was awesome to try them side-by-side. I’ve been waiting to try this for like 8 years and finally got the chance. It didn’t disappoint. high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin white head and lacing. It has a super-rich hoppy aroma with pine, resin, and some floral notes. The flavor is resin and pine good up front with a bitter, long-lasting finish over a medium-heavy body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone yackery (168) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Hazy yellow more orange than pilsner. Light, sticky lacing over persistently covering, thin head.
Aroma of orange, stone fruit, and dank hops. Taste is same with a hint of artificial sweetener.
Body is thin.
Finish is bitter with sticky lips.
charule (2297) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at Russian River. Poured light haze gold orange with thin white ring. Aroma mega juicy citrus. Light min carb med bod. Taste quite bitter resinous hop floral. Intense stuff. Glad to have it for a special event but not an everydayer JulienHuxley (5949) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
On tap at the brewpub, 2016 release. Lightly hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is super hoppy, intense hop juice, very dank, light weed, citrusy, onion. Taste is lightly sweet, super juicy, so easy drinking. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Super delicious. jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Keg @ Russian River. Slightly hazy deep gold pour with a small white head. Really juicy, assertive nose. Plenty of orange meat, some tangerine and a bit of sea grass. Accents of pine. Sweet malt. Flavor is moderately sweet with a strong bitter finish. Lemon pith. Orange peel. Nice and dry. Somewhat resinous. Very drinkable and surprisingly balanced. Warm finish. A touch oily. This is pretty stellar stuff indeed. Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear orange-gold with a slender, frothy white head. The nose has a lot of piney hops, pale bread, tangerine, light grass. Medium sweet flavor with some juicy melon, tangerine, light piney bitterness, peach, alcohol. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, lightly resinous, with lots of juicy citrus fruits, tangerine, some grapefruit, nips of boosty alcohol, orange, mango, mellow bitter grass and citrus rind. Well, it’s very good, and very drinkable, but there are more expressive ’imperial’ IPAs out there nowadays. Still, I can appreciate that this is juicy and drinkable stuff. Theydon_Bois (20612) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Keg at RR, Pliny The Younger release day ’16, 05/02/16.
Clear golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is resinous pine, mango, citric peel, grapefruit, light caramel, trace skunky hop, floral balance ... xolid.
Taste comprises bitter orange, straw, grapefruit, sticky hops, pine needle.
Full bodied, fine carbonation with a slick resinous drift, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
Well balanced and nuanced.... Top draw DIPA.