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Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The YoungerPliny The Younger

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,124 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2124
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 8.53%


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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dboon

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Toronado!!! Check my facebook pics for an idea of what the world’s best triple IPA served at the world’s best Beer Bar looks like!! The hop flavors are similar to the Elder, but with a massive malt backbone and pronounced caramel notes. Well worth the 6 hour flight!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 00:48:56 | More by dboon
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jsunj

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4.45/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pliny the Younger. Oh how I've longed to try you over the years since entering the craft beer world. Finally had the opportunity to try this beer on tap at Lucky Baldwins in Old Town Pasadena earlier in February this year, side by side with PtE might I add. This beer definitely deserves its place on the BA top 250. Piney, floral, boozy, yet still retaining its balance.

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This review is based on my experience about two months ago. Pliny the younger is an amped up version of the elder. It's a little bit sweeter than the elder but I think it masks the 10.25% really well. Such a great beer but I've come to expect that from Russian river.

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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
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