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Old 02-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
May 2009
Santa Rosa, CA
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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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Originally Posted by volstag View Post
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.
- Andrew

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Old 02-10-2011, 05:15 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by volstag View Post
What does everyone else think?
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.
Primary - (Empty)
Bottled - (Empty)
Bottled- (Blonde Ale)
Kegged- (Honey Orange Hef)
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Pliney The Elder/Blind Pig/Wipe Out/Hop-15/ Firestone-UnionJack, Stone Cali-belgium/Stone Arrogant Bastard,

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:14 PM   #4
Jan 2009
Oregon.. Go Beavs!
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PtY is sex in a glass.

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Old 02-14-2011, 04:12 PM   #5
Nov 2009
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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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