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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,634 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,634
Reviews: 3,119
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,416
Gots: 1,390 | FT: 52
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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AylwinForbes

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4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

There are some beers for which quantitative ratings are really irrelevant; how do you really put a number on something as subjective as the citrus/pine aroma of a truly great IPA? Pliny the Elder is one such. Fortunately, business brought us to the area and no time was lost in making the pilgrimage to the fount. Beer is a pale amber slightly hazy with a not much head but a decent lingering lacing on the glass (for what that is worth). Major impact on the nose with an intense full-on grapefruit explosion mixed with grassy and pine overtones. One can scarce forbear to taste and it is not disappointing: predominant citrus, some butterscotch undertones, that give way to lingering dry bitter finish. Mouth coating quality lingers for an age.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2010 03:59:44 | More by AylwinForbes
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,634 ratings.