Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by JimsArcade:
4.75/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
(Notes from a March, 2012 sampling)
Pours a translucent dark, almost ruby amber with little head. The aroma screams of citrus and alcohol. The taste is nothing short of fantastic: a moderate sweetness from the malt backbone helps sustain the rigorous amount of hops and booze. I'd say PtY is easy to drink one after the other if not for it being a logistical impossibility.
Even though it's the only place PtY is available on the East coast, it's still nearly impossible to obtain in Philly... unless you're willing to jump through hoops or pay through the nose for it. As amazing as PtY is, no beer is worthy of its level of hype. If you can get it for a reasonable price, though, I highly recommend it.
Serving type: on-tap
09-24-2012 20:08:43 | More by JimsArcade
More User Reviews:
4.81/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had in a bottle at my house.. Hardee har har.. I stood in line for 6 hours on Monday Feb 17th.. Had to save my notes for this to be the 100th beer.
A: perfect hazy orange color that only left a little bit of head by the time my glasses got to me
S: smells of citrus and a small amount of pine.. I would argue that this is the exact smell that any "IPA" should shoot for
T: same as the smell.. Citrus and a little pine.. Very smooth and well balanced
M: I would say medium.. Ideal mouthfeel for IPA
O: obviously 1 of the highest rated IPA's and after getting to try it very well deserved.. Was lucky enough to have a non-drinking buddy that lives in CA take me and get 6 instead of the mandated 3.. Also lucky that he was cool enough to run to another bar and grab us burgers while we were in line or I would have been in trouble.. Big shout out to the coolest guy I know.. Thanks again Z!! Probably won't do it again cuz the wait was unrealistic but if you haven't had it it is worth doing once.. Very well done Russian River
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 05:07:10 | More by BarrelAgedG
Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,286 ratings.