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Pliny The Younger | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.25%

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.

Added by xlperro on 01-27-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7
Reviews:
947
Ratings:
3,101
pDev:
7.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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It's been a long while since I had this beer, but the memory is fond. First and foremost, the release is fun. Russian River does a great job of creating an air of mystery and exclusivity, making this tasting a special experience.

As I recall, the Younger is a strong, hoppy flavor profile, living up to the style. A fantastic beer drinking experience all around!

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Waited in line for a few hours for this one at a local bar. Worth the wait!

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Strong, intense, hoppy. Lives up to the hype

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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 3,101 ratings
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