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Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,610 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,610
Reviews: 898
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 5,007
Gots: 225 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally got it. Worth it.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.95/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.79/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's gold, Jerry... it's gold!

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4.65/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bigger, badder, Elder. Great beer. Worth the wait

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4.88/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily the best triple IPA ever. Very smooth and not overpowering holiness. Can smell Pliny the younger from 5ft away. Get your hands on it. Lives up to its reputation.

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4.96/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
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4.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.89/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,610 ratings.