1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,905 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,905
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,551
Gots: 1,510 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 9,905 | Reviews: 3,127 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Avagadro:
Photo of Avagadro
Avagadro

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special thanks to kingkong for hooking me up with this bottle. Dated 2-24-11

A: Deep amber in color, great clarity for a style that is overrun with hazy brews, and prevalent lacing. Head looks great to begin with, but fades to a thin film quickly. Its saving grace, however, is the fact that it leaves the layers of froth on the side of my glass that I have come to expect from an IPA.

S: Bouquet is vibrant, with tropical fruit, pine, herbs, and resin all playing their part.

T: There is a slight sweet note from the malt right at the beginning, but it is almost immediately overwhelmed by an onslaught of hops. As promised by the nose, pineapple, mango, juniper, and rosemary are all presented in the finish.

M: Medium body, great carbonation, and a touch of astringency on the finish.

O: A great brew, for sure, but I'm not sure it is really worth all of the hype. It is also guilty of a new trend that I find to be exceedingly annoying; demanding that the customers consume the product immediately. I know, I know; hops fade with time, but does 6mos really make a huge difference over 3? All this nonsense achieves is the production of a new breed of ultra-annoying beer geeks.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 00:30:29 | More by Avagadro
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jon4than
Jon4than

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 02:23:20 | More by Jon4than
Photo of mattskater126
mattskater126

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 02:17:18 | More by mattskater126
Photo of Pjuhl2313
Pjuhl2313


5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 02:09:55 | More by Pjuhl2313
Photo of Sinnian
Sinnian

Maine

4/5  rDev -14%

08-01-2014 00:01:27 | More by Sinnian
Photo of hopnotch760
hopnotch760

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:50:24 | More by hopnotch760
Photo of Rocketman2013
Rocketman2013

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:49:54 | More by Rocketman2013
Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
Berls_McSquirrels

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 23:36:32 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
Photo of deadmansbastard
deadmansbastard


5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:28:12 | More by deadmansbastard
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 21:08:32 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Photo of etmur007
etmur007

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 20:44:01 | More by etmur007
Photo of 1jstafan
1jstafan

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 20:12:33 | More by 1jstafan
Photo of sbrock22
sbrock22

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 17:04:53 | More by sbrock22
Photo of bsm80x
bsm80x

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 15:25:28 | More by bsm80x
Photo of westlaunboy
westlaunboy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 15:13:26 | More by westlaunboy
Photo of OptionParalysis
OptionParalysis

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 15:01:08 | More by OptionParalysis
Photo of pbass78
pbass78

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 14:15:24 | More by pbass78
Photo of LightSaber
LightSaber

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 13:55:50 | More by LightSaber
Photo of BigJohnShow
BigJohnShow

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 13:01:09 | More by BigJohnShow
Photo of unclekeith
unclekeith

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-31-2014 07:27:37 | More by unclekeith
Photo of abelapophis
abelapophis

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 03:22:44 | More by abelapophis
Photo of dafein
dafein

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 02:53:09 | More by dafein
Photo of sluggo013
sluggo013

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 01:12:42 | More by sluggo013
Photo of MightyMickleton
MightyMickleton


5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 00:52:01 | More by MightyMickleton
Photo of BookBen
BookBen

California

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-30-2014 21:12:54 | More by BookBen
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,905 ratings.