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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,820 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,820
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,512
Gots: 1,475 | FT: 55
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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Ahappyhiker2

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/13/13.

A- Pliny always has a shade of orange to it, notable carbonation on the side of the glass, nice head on it.

S- Hops, as well as a piney aroma. Decently sweet, I get some apricot, peach, and some citrusy notes like lemon and orange. Some pineapple as well. The smallest hint of alcohol at the end of the nose.

T- Very hoppy, but very smooth. I don't get as many complex notes in the taste as in the aroma. It's an overwhelming hop-bitterness and the aftertaste almost has like a piney kind of woody, outdoors taste to it.

M- I always find it just a little overcarbonated, but it works well to make the beer smoother.

O- This is always a treat for someone who lives in NJ. Can/bottle, I rate Heady Topper and Citra higher than Pliny, just my personal preference. But on tap, Pliny might be the best beer I've ever had. This is still an awesome beer though and worth seeking out if you're into hoppy beers. Consistently up there with the best of them.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 03:37:37 | More by Ahappyhiker2
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,820 ratings.