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Pliny The Younger | Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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What to say? This is the best beer I've ever tasted - and boy, have I tasted a few good ones.
The aroma was superb - I would have never thought that a beer could smell that good. The whole experience of the beer was simply ecstatic. Brewing on grapefruit and oranges is original and brilliant!

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Had to get to Toronado at 11:30 AM to try this beast.

The color is gold/straw with a long lasting, thick, white head. Unexpected for such a heavy brew. The lacing is super thick and dries onto the glass.

Pale malts are quickly overwhelmed by citrus, pine resin and beautiful floral hops. Only a hint of booze in the smell.

The taste starts with citrus and pine, lots of floral and grassy hops follow. Pale malts barely show up, alcohol is always present, but not overwhelming. Goes down too easy for having such a high alcohol content.

This is easily a hopheads wet dream. I can't say that I like it more than the Elder, but it certainly equals it while still bringing something new to the table! Find it, try it!

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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 3,106 ratings
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