Full-bodied, very hoppy, citrus, pine, fruity notes with nice dry, bitter finish! 6.1% ABV.
Extraordinary aromas of banana and pear with mouth filling flavors of sweet malt and earthy hops. The lingering finish is dry and slightly bitter but very, very smooth.
Imperial IPA. Russian River Pliny the Elder is brewed with 40% more malt and over twice the amount of hops as compared to Russian River's already hoppy IPA. 8% ABV.
Confirmed upcoming Russian River Pliny the Younger tappings in Philadelphia: Monk's on 3/2; City Tap House UCity on 3/8; Blue Dog - Chalfont on 3/14. More tapping details here. Pliny the Younger is categorized as a “triple” IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol should finish at about 10.25%, although it is remarkably dry for the amount of malt used in the recipe. It is loaded with hop flavors, bitterness, and aromatics. The hops used in this year’s recipe are of excellent quality from the 2014 harvest: Simcoe, Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Northern Brewer, and Tomahawk.
Brown Ale aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels with three strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and sour cherries. 7% ABV.
Blonde Ale aged in French oak chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces. Flavors of wine and oak absorb into the brew throughout its aging.