Full-bodied, very hoppy, citrus, pine, fruity notes with nice dry, bitter finish! 6.1% ABV.
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.
Pliny the Younger is considered 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: Simcoe, Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, CTZ, Comet and Azacca. We brewed Younger for the first time in 2005 as a winter seasonal, building upon the Pliny the Elder recipe while pushing the envelope with malt, hops, and alcohol just to see how far we could go! Get Philadelphia 2017 Pliny the Younger tapping info here.
Blonde ale with a hint of Belgian influence. 5% ABV.
This Belgian style Strong Dark Ale has a tawny brown color and aromas of banana and spice that dominate the initial bouquet of the beer. Lean malt flavors blend perfectly with fruit driven characteristics created by the classic Belgian yeast which fermented this ale. The alcohol content is deceptively smooth.
Brown Ale aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels with three strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and sour cherries. 7% ABV.