Pliny the Younger Beer, a triple India Pale Ale made by the Russian River Brewing Co., is the best beer in the world, according to BeerAdvocate.com.
Pliny the Younger beer has a perfect BeerAdvocate.com score of 100, which puts it in the “world-class” range, reserved for beers that score between 95 and 100.
Pliny The Younger beer has an average user rating of 4.68 out of a possible five. It’s received more than 723 reviews on BeerAdvocate.
BeerAdvocate user hophead247 was one of the reviewers to give Pliny the Younger beer a perfect five out of five on look, smell, taste, feel and overall score.
“Poured from a tap into a 4 ounce taster glass…Finally had my chance to taste The Younger, and oh my GOD, what a day to remember,” hophead247 gushed. “The smell was of fresh hops…citrusy and crisp. One word describes the taste…PHENOMENAL!! … It’s definitely not one to chug, but to savor, for this is one ale that people will remember for years to come.”
BeerAdvocate user NolanGTI also raved about Pliny the Younger.
“I am not into overhyped beers, but PtY really is as strong as the reviews indicate. Straight 5′s fromm me.,” they said. “Trade for it, beg for it, travel for it. Just make sure you try it before you die.”
Never heard of Pliny the Younger beer before? Here’s what you need to know, courtesy of the website of the maker of Pliny the Younger:
1. Brewed by the Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, Calif.
2. Alcohol by volume: 10 percent.
3. Color: Copper
4. Bitterness: Medium.
5. Backstory: The brew is a descendant of Pliny the Elder, the Russian River Brewing Company’s double Indian pale ale.
“Pliny the Younger, the man, was Pliny the Elder’s nephew and adopted son. They lived nearly 2,000 years ago! Pliny the Elder is our Double IPA, so we felt it was fitting to name our Triple IPA after his son. It is almost a true Triple IPA with triple the amount of hops as a regular I.P.A.,” the Russian River Brewing Company says on its website. “That said, it is extremely difficult, time and space consuming, and very expensive to make. And that is why we don’t make it more often! This beer is very full-bodied with tons of hop character in the nose and throughout. It is also deceptively well-balanced and smooth.”