Pliny The Younger | Russian River Brewing Company

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Pliny The YoungerPliny The Younger

Brewed by:
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at falling rock.

Pours a clear golden body. Good head that gives a nice lace to the brew.

Very piny in the aroma. A bit larger sweet grapefruit than with the elder, but not much. Slight biscuity malt.

Resiny pine flavor very prevalent. A touch of spiceyness and sweetness from the malt help finish off this well rounded beer. The grapefruit is a little more pungent in this version than the elder.

A good beer nice smooth easy drinker for alcohol and flavor profile. I don't know if i'd be able to pick this one apart from the Elder though had side by side.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is simply amazing. Totally my type of hops. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, orange and tropical fruits. What an amazing aroma. Flavor is awesome. A wonderful beer experience. Grapefruit, citrus, mango and a hint of pine hops. Smooth and sweet. As much hops that are here it is not overpowering. Very well balanced. Delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to concourse for the share on this one. Very interested to see if it lives up to the hype.

A - Pours copper-gold with 2 fingers of off-white head. Dissipates slow and leaves nice lacing.

S/T - Honey and caramel up front. Surprisingly malty for a 2X IPA. Notes of grapefruit and resiny pine on the finish. Very well-balanced, a good beer.

M - Full-bodied and well-balanced. Surprise that there is no alcohol feel in a 10.75% ABV beer.

D - Great overall, worthy of the #1 spot? No, worthy of a top-25? Definitely. Dangerously sessionable. The resininess is a bit much, but the malt feel is truly dynamic.

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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
4.67 out of 5 based on 3,086 ratings.
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