Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by sessycuban:
4.43/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled at the 9th Annual Double IPA Festival at the Bistro in Hayward.
A - The beer poured a copper color. I had the beer in a festival tasting glass so not much to talk about in terms of head and lacing.
S - Pine, grapefruit, citrus, floral. Everything you'd expect from Vinnie.
T - An explosion of hops, but also surprisingly malty. For such a big beer, it's not at all hot.
M - Fairly viscous, but incredibly balanced for such an aggressive beer.
D - I could have pint after pint but I'd be drunk as a skunk before I knew it.
I'm glad I got to try it. I'd like to drink it again, although I'm not going to go to great lengths to get it. Inevitably, this one is going to be compared to the Elder, and I have to side with the old guy.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2009 22:14:51 | More by sessycuban
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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 2,286 ratings.