Pliny The Younger
From Russian River – 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.
Russian River Brewing – Russian River Pliny the Younger – From Growler from a generous iowaherkeye on ratebeer.com – 11% abv. Tasting notes from Woodshop 5.0 2010.
Appearance: Poured a vibrant yellow gold with white swirls atop.
Aroma: Dank super citrusy hops.
Taste: Bitter orange, lemon candy,pine and light brown sugar. The flavor seemingly lingers forever, yet you are invited in for more rather quickly.
Mouthfeel: Thick, a little sticky and moderately carbonated.
Overall: A more intense, heavier version of Pliny The Elder. I’d be hard pressed to pick which one is better, but this beer was awesome this fresh. No doubt is it amazing, but once you’ve tried it, you know there are other beers out there you can obtain that or on the same level. You might have read my earlier tasting notes here on thefullpint.com . This is a redo, as the PtY at Lucky Baldwins was close to a year old. Pliny is best enjoyed fresh. Don’t get me wrong, it was super tasty even with age, having it fresh is mandatory.