Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by tjsprague:
4.85/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I had to fly all the way across the country to try this beer and just stumbled into a bar that happened to have it on tap. Lucky me.
The beer was in a tall snifter glass. It was a nice medium copper color with a thin whispy white head.
The beer had an excellent hop aroma. Not the kind that hits you hard and screams hops, but a much more subtle refined smell where you could tell the beer was going to be hoppy.
The taste is just fantastic. I imagined it being an Elder with just more hops but that really wasn't the case. It has an excellent hoppy flavor balanced well by a nice malt background. The hops are well balanced, nice and floral like the Elder but also and extra bit of resin and bitterness at the end that the Elder is lacking. A very strong hop flavor that in no way is overwhelming or over powering like many double or triple IPA's.
The mouthfeel remains on the lighter side, like the Elder, but with a good thickness from the hops. It never left a negative bitterness in my mouth or a negative thickness like some extra hoppy beers do.
A lot like the Elder the alchol is hidden in this one and the flavors are refined enough that I could drink about 6 of these before I knew what was going on. A great great beer and I feel so lucky to have found it.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2009 00:51:51 | More by tjsprague
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4.79/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2014 02:50:47 | More by Kramerwtmf
Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.