Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
It doesn't take a beer geek to recognize excellence. I had this beer once on tap one upon a springtime in Seattle, on my first visit to the Stumbling Monk. I'd never heard of Pliny at the time but since it was the strongest IPA on tap I requested it. The bartender didn't really play it up, so I was amazed when I got the beer in front of me. The luminous golden cup in front of me bore a heady, floral aroma of citrus and conifer. I remember really tasting the grapefruit in it, and being impressed by both its richness and balance. After a beer this strong I wouldn't usually feel like another one, but this was an exception. I knew at the time that it was easily the best beer I'd ever had, and I haven't found a better one since. The Holy Grail of IPAs.
Serving type: on-tap
06-19-2010 05:43:38 | More by Schmit
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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
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