Stopping in at Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California, is a real treat. I have been thinking about Pliny the Elder all week. And, he did not disappoint! When you think Double IPA, Pliny is essentially what anything else is compared to. Its awesome. Hoppy, Smooth, Strong. I paired it with the Clipper pizza (pesto, mozzarella, artichoke hearts and bacon) which made for a fantastic lunch. If you are in Northern California you simply MUST stop in at Russian River Brewing Company.