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Pliny The Younger Is Back!

24 Feb


Got to have the ever so anticipated huge IPA @ 11% from Russian River last Sunday at Tornado on 30th. Pliny the Younger is def a big beer but still undeceivably smooth for its size. It numbs your taste buds with resiny goodness and finishes with a big bitter citrus bang almost like “grapefruit rind” ¬†when tasted side by side with the elder it makes the elder go from a big IPA to almost a standard hoppy pale.

It was a good way to spend a sunday morning with friends and meeting Miguel and friends from Mexicali who drove up that morning from there (btw the chorizo potato burritos were bomb!). The line wrapped clear around the block and unfortunately the keg blew before the line ended, but that’s how it goes.

Would I wait in line for it again? Probably. Although if I could only have the elder or the younger ever again i would have to go with elder for it’s drinkability. However, the younger is a hell of an occasion beer!

Which Pliny are you?

Pliny the Younger

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