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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,883 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,883
Reviews: 3,364
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,795
Gots: 2,479 | FT: 80
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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Photo of Drifter1
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mnbrewery
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of du_00
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jman005
4.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J455K
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AustinS90
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KObeerman
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnyBoyy
4.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, but something about Blind Pig makes me choose it over Pliny

Photo of SurferEric
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best looking beer I've ever drank.

Photo of Bakeryboy1
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.62/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OleGee
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

No re-inventing the wheel on this review - this beer is outstanding on every count - manged to consume about 10 bottles over the last month and I have to say this is just about the best beer I've ever had. It deserves all the accolades it receives.

Photo of doobwaa
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bfitzge2
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of QuentinCall
4.23/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adkieffer
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gdegraff1
4.3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FogDishHead
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SSS
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Golden yellow color, white head with gracious lacing
S-Hop dankness, herbal, grassy notes. I also get a very musty aroma, similar to that of winemaking
M-Subtle carbonation that cleanses the palate with a sweetness.
T-Sweet undertone and a clean bitter finish.
O-Great beer. To be honest, and I am sorry for even writing this as I cringe at the beer snobbery, but this ain't got nothin on Heady. Sorry, my east coast roots, love a good west coast IPA, but Heady Topper is still carved our in my heart. Thank you Russian River for making the journey worthwhile of the beer that followed it. I highly recommend.

Photo of EricSloan
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,883 ratings.