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Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,663 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,663
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 5,115
Gots: 243 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 01-27-2005

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.
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Ratings: 2,663 | Reviews: 906
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4.39/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urda
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply the greatest beer known to man. If you can get a chance to enjoy Younger, you need to jump on that chance right away!

Uh Not sure what @GregSpeaksHisMind is smoking but I'll have what he's having. Protip: If you have to claim your taste is "impeccable", it isn't.

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4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.95/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of voider
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GregSpeaksHisMind
1.68/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I'm not going to lie...I bought into all the hype of this beer. I read the countless reviews from you guys praising this "holy grail" of beer. I was nuts for waiting in line for 5 hours just to sample this beer. Can you guys all pitch in for the time I wasted waiting for this over hyped beer? Seriously...I'll start a go fund me and you can all chip in.

My palette is impeccable so I know it's not me. This beer, if you want to call it that, wasn't the worst I've ever experienced (Sierra Nevada) but it's a close second. It's the equivalent of drinking fermented eggs with a hint of hibiscus. Seriously you guys have things backwards here at Beer Advocate. I'm sure all sane people will agree with me. 2 thumbs down. 1.75/5.

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4.95/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First sip at Mediterraneo Hermosa Beach annual Pliny the Younger celebration March 2015 with JT.

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4.44/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dawgboned37
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

FINALLY tracked this one down! 7oz pour into a tulip glass. Floral and light citrus nose. Resinous and a bit piney with some heat from the booze, but amazingly well balanced for a big 11% triple IPA. I understand the hype... this beer was very solid!

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,663 ratings.