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Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,358 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,358
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 4,314
Gots: 111 | 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:
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. On tap at the Falling Rock earlier this year. Had enough to go around for me to try 2 snifters ($8 each). Pours a nice golden hue with low fluffy white head and minimal lacing. Sweet, citrus aroma with less pine than I remember from last year’s release, but still - what a nice nose. Could breath this one all day. Starts with a mild pine resin and citrus flavor, with pineapple and orange flavors coming on strong on the finish. Nice hop balance and tell-tale floral pine on the tongue. Beautiful stuff and incredibly balanced with minimal bitterness. Thanks to Chris for procuring this great brew again.

Doodler, Nov 10, 2011
Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,358 ratings.