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RATINGS: 754   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4141) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 Draft at the Bistros Double IPA Fest and again today at the brewpub (last barrel of this batch accoring to Vinnie) Nose of floral hops with a little pine and citrus; Hazy light copper withsmall straw colored head; Medium hop bitterness in the flavor with some background malts. I liked it! 8/4/9/5/17 4.3 Rerate 2/17/08 Nose is hoppy as hell and smells of ivy and a little pine; hazy amber with a medium off-white head; flavor is medium bitterness with lots of pine and ivy. 9/4/9/4/18 4.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2007
on-tap at Pizza Port Carlesblad. The more aggressive version of the elder in a side-by-side tasting. Hop attack of the palate, and a lot of malt. The elder is much smoother, and now my favorite. White head. You dont detect the alcohol, bit its there.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvisser (2) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 Hops forward and throughout. Sweet but surprisingly light mouthfeel. Malt balances heavy hops and hides alcohol. Watch out! 10 oz. pour perfect for closing out a day.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JAN 30, 2007
On tap poured a hazed golden/orange color with a small fading head. The aroma was over the top hoppiness, with pine, citrus, grapefruit you name it. And like the other IPAs from RR this had that sweet sugar aroma and dry finish. Taste was very easy to drink with a smooth hop bitterness and nice sweet malt balance. The Elder is my fav. IIPA so its not a shock to taste another great one from RR.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duffmanyeah (16) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Had this bear on tap at Stone brewery. Lots of hops full flavored beer. Nice finish with a smooth aftertaste. I would highly recommend it. Cannot taste the alcohol which is suprising for such a high ABV. Cheers!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brstp (201) - - JAN 24, 2007
On tap at Toronado. Slightly hazy orange color, looks unassuming. Not a very strong aroma, citrus hopes. When cold tastes just like the Elder -- lots and lots and lots of hops, as it warms becomes more oily and creamy. How do they cram 11% into this?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 Tap again, its better less cold RR Tap Obriens 1/30/09. On tap at OBriens in San Diego, on 1/19/07. This was a special batch of the Younger for the 13th anniversary of the pub. Poured pale yellow with no head just little islands of foam circling around. There was basically no aroma for this brew which surprised me. The taste is essentially pure hops. The brew has a very fresh tasting sweet and strong hop flavor. There is also a lot of citrus and a deep throat burn connected to the potentcy of the brew. This is certainly a great beer, Im glad I made the trip out early to the pub to get my mouth on it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 On tap at Obriens. Big mouth feel. Hop presence is well ballanced but there. Tastes of mild unripened grapefruit, sweet creamy taste. Smooth finish. Wow what a beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hops4thebest (11) - USA - JAN 17, 2007
On tap at Monks cafe at beginning of September. Went back to my notes, but didnt really need to: this ones really stuck with me, since its pretty much the best beer Ive had. The balance of citrus, bitter hops and sweetness is extraordinary. Ive not had the Dreadnaught, but it is hard for me to imagine a better DIPA. Cant get this in my home state, and its going to be a problem--Ive sampled a lot of fine beers since having this one, and nothing else has lived up to it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
At the B3 learning session in Concord Poured a light burnished hazy gold with a nice ivory head Aroma: The treat begins.... hoppy aromas ranging from resiny, citrus, floral, mango and some apricot... with a little malt peeking thru Flavor: Definitely lots of hop bitters but the hop flavors are immense and complex ... everything. The malt background is big enough to make the hop flavors juicy and explosive. Yum!!! Mouthfeel: For a big beer, this is incredibly light on the palate finishing clean allowing the juicy hop flavors dance. Overall: An incredible treat, it is a treasure worth seeking out. Does make sense to use the word Balance here... but it is undeniable, the mouthfeel, the hop flavors and malt in supporting role and clean fermentation. Hop ecstasy in a glass :) This is a unexpected double treat... what a great beer to be my 100th. I was planning on it being something else


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