Pliny The Younger | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The YoungerPliny The Younger
BA SCORE
98.6%
Liked This Beer
4.7 w/ 3,091 ratings
Pliny The YoungerPliny The Younger
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:
#8
Reviews:
946
Ratings:
3,091
Liked:
3,048
Avg:
4.7/5
pDev:
7.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6,512
Gots:
510
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,091 |  Reviews: 946
Photo of psychgawsple
4.81/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.17/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bentnorton
4.18/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fathercharles
4.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcvalocchi
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerBeak81
4.41/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roybert
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Doajaq77
2.56/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan, just never was a right combination of hops for me. Rather have a IPA from Laginitas, RIIP, or Trillium

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Photo of BEER88
4.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TouLee
4.88/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jm_cook_52
4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VictorGtrz
4.92/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.84/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CaseyD5
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Smokesnotes
4.98/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just happened to be in San Fran during the brewery release week so I made the drive up and waited in line. Was in line about 2 hours and got a seat at the bar. Its hard for a beer to live up to this much hype, but I was in no way disappointed. Its extremely hoppy yet sneaky smooth for being such a high ABV. Its like PtE but cranked up hop flavor and bitterness. I would definitely recommend. Really had a great time at the brewery and was really happy to try this bucket list beer.

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Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.88/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jbeahler
3.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Gooseman80
4.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MHurley
4.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First year trying younger and to me it was just a little more dry then elder. Get Ipa none the less but its way to hyped due to its limits. Had this on tap at churchills pub and grill at there bottle release party.

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sfr26
4.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrendonR
4.54/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigTravor
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lived up to the hype for sure. I am a strong advocate for this beer. Everything about it. I recommend it for sure. He whole experience is so perfect.

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Photo of sludgegnome
4.55/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.6% out of 100 with 3,091 ratings
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