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Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

2,286 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 4,079
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pliny the Younger, the man, was Pliny the Elder’s nephew and adopted son. They lived nearly 2,000 years ago! Pliny the Elder is our Double IPA, so we felt it was fitting to name our Triple IPA after his son. It is almost a true Triple IPA with triple the amount of hops as a regular I.P.A. That said, it is extremely difficult, time and space consuming, and very expensive to make. And that is why we don’t make it more often! This beer is very full-bodied with tons of hop character in the nose and throughout. It is also deceptively well-balanced and smooth.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 01-27-2005)
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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
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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

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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
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