It is hard to truly designate a single beer as the best beer in the world, but beer fans from the beer review site BeerAdvocate.com have come to an overwhelming consensus that one such beer from Russian River Brewing Company may be worthy of the title. Pliny They Yonger is a Triple IPA with triple the amount of hops used in normal Indian Pale Ales (which are already known for their intense hop flavor). The beer is about 11% ABV and is primarily meant for the winter season. Pliny received an average ranking of 4.68 (out of 5) from over 700 reviewers on BeerAdvocate.com which houses an impressive database of beers from all over the world and allows users to rank and review them.
Part of the hype of Pliny The Younger may be connected with its exclusivity. Despite beer critics raving about the taste, Russian River Brewing Company makes a very limited amount of the beer because of the time, space, and cost. It is released at the Russian River Pub the first Friday of February and is only on the market for 2 weeks. So if you ARE able to get your hands on some Pliny The Younger, odds are you wont be disappointed.