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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,804 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,804
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,498
Gots: 1,461 | FT: 54
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003)
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.03/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: brilliant clarity, dense white head, light copper, almost gold color.
S: very hop forward; tangerine, pineapple, lemon, mixed with some evergreen and herbal scents. Malt is in the background and compliments the hops without adding a lot of complexity.
T: pine resin and citrus/tropical fruit flavors forward, with bready malt character as a solid backbone. Enough bitterness at the end without being overly aggressive or sharp. Not at all astringent or too wet; very balanced.
M: medium-thick with a palate coating property that goes down without leaving the mouth oily. Carbonation is a little on the heavy side but compliments the flavor and helps it go down.
O: a good, if not completely overrated IPA. I don't see what all the fuss is about. Russian River has created a mystique around this beer that is fun, but ultimately leaves one unsatisfied when it's finally had. Still, worth trying once, if only to see what all the fuss is about.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 01:26:03 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,804 ratings.