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Old 02-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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I feel so lucky to live in Santa Rosa. I just drove on by Russian River, and saw that the line that has been present for the last week was gone, so I stopped in.

$4.50 later I had a nice 10oz pour of the legendary Pliny the Younger in my hand. The first whiff gave my a strong hoppy aroma. The extensive dry hopping showed a strong presence here.

On the first taste I was surprised to note that it wasn't "melt your face off" bitter. The huge additions to hops certainly made themselves known, but not to the point that I didn't want to take my second sip.

The body was relatively light, which was a bit surprising considering it is a 10% abv beer. I'm not sure if balanced is the right word, but the hops definitely were appropriate. The beer was very drinkable (for a hophead).

Overall I think that PTY was a very good IIIPA. Not mindblowing, but I will make an effort to have another pint before it goes away for another long year.

What does everyone else think?

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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What does everyone else think?
I think I'm jealous.
Love the brewery,
love the area,
love the river.
Love me some Consecration,
love some Elder.
Love the drive back down the rocky coast to SF.
Jealous.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:15 AM   #3
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The best beer EVER!! Was in Santa Rosa Monday on buisness. It should actually be available in my area hopefullt tomorrow but only a couple bars over here will have it im sure. Beautiful balance of malt and hops, the board at Russian River is abv 10.25%. What a wonderful burnt orange color and floral/citrusy aroma. IT is everything it is built up to be and more. Just heaven.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:14 PM   #4
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PtY is sex in a glass.

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I was just there on Saturday. We took the trip from Reno. I thought it was hands down the best IPA I've had. The hops were spot on and the 10% wasn't super hot. I'm glad I had a chance to try it.

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