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Russian River Pliny the Younger

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100
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder’s nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2007) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Tasted on 2/16/14 on draft at Russian River, and subsequently a couple of other times at Toronado. Pours beautiful bright orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to a thin collar, and very light spotty lace. The nose is full of super piney resin hops, some orange oil, and a very faint tropical fruit hint, and just enough caramel malt to balance the ridiculous amount of hops. The flavor is pretty much the same with the resin showing a bit dank, orange oil, nice malty caramel, and some peachy tropical fruit on the back of the palate. The body is full and sticky with just above average carbonation and a long resin bitter balanced by some fruity hops. The balance is what sets this beer apart from others in its style.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"all i can say here is deserving of the hype. it’s actually unfortunate it’s so hard to get. this was the easy winner for me and two friends at the 11th dbl ipa fest in hayward. super fresh, bright, aromatic grapefruit and orange. sweet and makeyourmouthtakenotice bitter at the same time. big bodied. had a PTE (one of my favorites) right after to gain some perspective as PTE is my 2nd highest rated hoppy brew at 4.7. Now it’s third, I guess."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Had to rate this my 100th. Had a while back at beechwood in Longe Beach. I think I still have the lupin flavors in my mouth. Very oily pine tar aroma. Great hoppy bitterness and pine tar flavor. Great brew/

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alyona (7) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rolfiesb (4) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
you obtain it once a year then it's gone. it's time to make this a year round beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerphd (13) - - JUL 23, 2014
One of my favorite beers, hands own. Again, just scale it up guys. We want more.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RussianDragon (503) - - MAY 15, 2014
On draft at Varga Bar, Philadelphia, March 25, 2013. Dreadnaught33 and I made the trip up here, complete with tuxedos for the "black tie" event. Little did we know we’d be the only ones dressed for the occasion. PtY pours a nearly clear golden orange color with active carbonation creating a ring of white head and ample lacing. Aroma is overall floral with a sweet fruity complexity, and slightly dank. Flavor is amazing: resinous, sweet and bitter all at the same time. Notes of tropical fruit, pine, malt and floral complexity combine to make this triple IPA worthy of the hype. For an 11% beer, the alcohol is very well masked. A memorable event to be able to try this.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
volksygge (33) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Eye: hazy dark amber with stable, creamy head Nose: WOW! Citrusy, floral, mango/tropical fruits, apricot, some malts Mouth: 50/50: hops plus nice portion of malts (mainly toasted bread and little caramel), oily, medium carbo --- Complex and well balanced. Worth every penny ;)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marco_Gtz (8) - Vacaville, California, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
Had at The Graduate in Davis CA. 8 oz pour, finally scratched off my bucket list. Definitely a beer everyone should have.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kokobucks (14) - - MAR 26, 2014
Great beer but overhyped. I might enjoy the Elder better anyway. Worth trying but don't wait in line. --- RATED


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