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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elders 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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
OH MY GOSH!! [sorry about the cap lock, intentional though] This nectar is unbelievable. Even after some of the worlds greatest Double India Pale Ales, i mean the BEST, this stuff is exceptional! Pours a very nice pale golden color, just what an IPA [double or triple in my book} Perfect head! great lacing! [OK sorry about the exclamation points, but come on this is the best!!] Great hoppy aroma. Perfect balance, [Huge beer of course but...] big malt to go with the bitter hops. [My local brewer makes a great triple, that actually come pretty close to this and some day some how i need to get this Pliny the Younger and Buzzsaw together!] The only fault is that of course, you cant drink this all the time, and even though it [especially] isnt available to me easily, this is probably for the better. Great stuff!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 1, 2007
On tap at Stone. Beautiful clear golden amber with small fluffy head. Aroma of pine, rosemary, and honey. Thick syrupy palate. Sweet malty some what fruity initial taste transitioning to a good bitter bite and finishing with a great lingering floral hoppy taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerDaveC007 (14) - Stockton, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
A great triple IPA from the master. great color. big hop nose. big hoppy, grapefruit, pine notes with a nice hoppy finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Another Amazing RR Brew. These guys are Top five on the planet! Bangs out with a sharp biter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Clear, pale body with nearly no head. The aroma is heavy c-hops, grapefruit, pine, apricot and light sweetness. The flavor is moderately sweet, bread, light honey and cotton candy, lots of grapefruit, pine, some alcohol and a harsh bitterness. Medium/full body feels a bit bloated, soft carbonation and an astringent, very bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Shared by Dickinsonbeer at Captain Lawrence RB Gathering 5/5/07. Golden light in color with a nice off white head. Citrusy, grapefruity aroma. Pne, earthy notes. Hoppy malty flavor. Very citrusy and piney notes. Very fruity flavor. Hops are very sticky. Finish has a nice hop bitterness. The hop flavor lingers throughout the whole beer. Wow. Great. Really enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
Draught. Plain, golden-orange body with a little white head. The aroma doesn’t give up a whole lot, sure it’s really grape-ish AND grapefruity but not immensly expressive. Full, chewy fruit flavour. The hops are really thick and rich and alcohol actually appears in a late finish along with sheets of hop resin. It’s not overly bitter, just very hoppy and well balanced, surprisingly so, considering the specs. I could probably drink several pints of this - until the alcohol kicked in of course.
Pint at Hamilton’s in San Diego on March 25, 2007.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Shared by Dicksonbeer at the Captain Lawrence gathering for rating # 1000!! Golden, light orange in color with a medium off white head. Aroma: heavy citrus, grapefruit, apricot, with some pine notes, hops are resinous, sticky aroma. Taste is a ton of sticky hops, citrus, a piney bitterness throughout the taste. Medium bodied, and just enough malt to give it a good backbone, while still showcasing the hops up front. Finishes moderately bitter that lingers, an awesome IIPA. This was quite an experience to drink, thanks again Paul!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 rerate 2/14/09: Golubj sent over a fresh growler of this stuff and god was it incredible. One of, if not the best IIPAs Ive ever had. Simply overflowing with citrus hop and pine all over, incredibly drinkable and rich without a flaw in sight. Almost no malt noticable at all, just pure American hops. Overwhelmingly fantastic.9/5/9/5/4.7

Hand-bottled bomber from Dickonsonbeer at CL RB tasting. Huge hop aroma, grapefruit, sucrose, grass, really gigantic and a perfect window for the hop oils to do their thing. Unfortunately, the hops are over-bitter in the mouth, and provide little body. Notes of mint, rum, grass. A very young beer. This really is a beer designed to showcase hops and nothing else, but the lack of body and the greenness of it were a bit of a let down. Perhaps I need to try it fresher on tap. 9/3/7/4/3.7

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Growler: Pours an orangey golden with an off white ring for head. This is one of the closest thing to hop-juice out there. The aroma is pure hop oils and pine. Its like having hops in you hands and crushing out the resins between your fingers. Has the pure hop-oil flavor as well without being overly bitter or chaotic. Lemony citrus notes are everywhere, along with a fresh & sweet apricot background. Theres just enough malt to make this hop-juice quaff-able, and the alcohol is well hidden. A pure hop experience, and a top IIPA.


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