Has anyone tasted the 2013 Pliny the Younger?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by 1beergeek, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. 1beergeek

    1beergeek Oct 26, 2012 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    I'm heading to Northern California on Friday the 8th of February. I hear the lines at Russian River have been down the block and a good 6 hour wait. Has anyone heard anymore about this? I know they are not filling growlers anymore, but 6 hours just for a tast of heaven may be a little too long.
     
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  2. Squatchito

    Squatchito Dec 6, 2007 Virginia

    I had it about 30 seconds after it was put in the keg, and the hops were already starting to fade. Definate pass I'd say.
     
  3. 1beergeek

    1beergeek Oct 26, 2012 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    Wow, thanks for the heads up. Yea, I'd say it is not worth the wait then. Plenty of other great beers in No. Cal. Heading to Drakes, 21st Amendment, Laganitas, Moylans and Bear Republic.
     
  4. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested May 10, 2012 California

  5. rgco

    rgco Apr 2, 2012 California

    It has aromatic notes of dandelions, big league chew, Siracha, and hops.

    And you can go up this evening and not wait in line.
     
  6. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Sep 10, 2010 California

    Had some glasses yesterday. It is definitely better this year than last year. Much smoother, less alcohol heat, the Amarillos really pop in the aroma and flavor. Vinnie knows how to make a great hoppy beer. Enjoy.
     
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  7. 1beergeek

    1beergeek Oct 26, 2012 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    I had no intention of not waiting in line for a few products of the Younger. How can this not be pure heaven on earth. I can't wait!
     
  8. litheum94

    litheum94 Dec 29, 2008 California

    I went I Super Bowl Sunday. No line. It's a world class beer again this year, on par with last years. I still think the batch from two year ago was better. It was a delicious tropical fruit bomb. That could just be how I remember it though.
     
  9. VeggieNugget

    VeggieNugget Mar 24, 2010 California

    If you're here anyway, it's definitely worth it to get it straight from the brewery. Went on Super Bowl Sunday, only waited 20 minutes and got a seat at the bar no problem. I'm liking this year's batch better than last year, smoother, really nice clean finish. Enjoy your trip!
     
  10. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    We arrived at 1030 on monday and sat at a table at 1130. Never had it before but really enjoyed it but not my #1 at this point...maybe next year...lol
     
  11. kotayk

    kotayk Feb 22, 2011 California

    NICE !! -- a reverse "last years was better than this years" -- well done Sir!
     
  12. deathcharms

    deathcharms Jul 11, 2009 California

    They used different spices this year.
     
  13. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Collab with DFH?
     
  14. 1beergeek

    1beergeek Oct 26, 2012 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    Only two more day's until we go. I am getting excited. Can't wait for the first sip of the Younger. Really looking forward to checking out all of the other brewery's in the area. First time going to Moylan's. Heard good things about the Hopsicle.
     
  15. WestCoastBrew2

    WestCoastBrew2 Dec 24, 2011 Vermont

    Went on Monday around 5:30, about a 40 minute wait to get in..........well worth it
     
  16. 1beergeek

    1beergeek Oct 26, 2012 New Mexico
    Beer Trader

    Awesome, thanks for the update. I freakin love that place.
     
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