Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by riored4v:
4.6/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
8oz pour in to a tulip glass. Clear, caramel colored body with a thin head.
Aroma was dank, delicious hops. Full of floral and citrus hops. Awesome, malty and caramely sweetness. Strong grapefruit.
Taste is excellent and worth the hype. Big, bold beer but with an excellent flavor profile. Strong citrus and resiny hop flavor. Lots of grapefruit with some pine in the background. Good caramel flavor with a perfect malty sweetness to back up the massive hop flavor. Notes of honey as well.
Mouthfeel is very good. Medium body, medium/high darn and very dry finish that leaves a resiny hop flavor.
Drinkability is surprisingly good. Probably too good. Almost no signs of ABV. BIG hop flavor but the sweetness tones it down.
Excellent brew overall. Worth the hype and glad I finally got to try it. If you love hops and a well crafted big ipa...this is it
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2011 01:07:57 | More by riored4v
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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 2,282 ratings.