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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,619 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,619
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,409
Gots: 1,383 | 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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Fux

France

4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle opened one month and a half after it was brewed : time to come to France and rest after its long trip from California.

A : Lots of fine bubbles racing through a light and clear orange see with glints of yellow light to a nice foaming surface. The head is dense, smooth and lingering.

S : Begins with an engaging floral hoppiness. Next comes the bitterness : overwhelming grapefruit, lemon also. More and more resinous as it warms.

T : Nice balance between maltiness and hoppiness. The acidity foreseen with the nose is not to much present. The taste is mainly sweet caramel malts, citruses and pines flavor. Finishes with a quite long lasting bitterness, although not overpowering as it could be for the style.

M : Very pleasant. Good carbonation. Creamy but salivating. Nice lingering aftertaste.

O : Nothing original in this beer despite its rarity, but a very good balance between the sweetness of the malts, the aromas from the hops and the bitterness. Brewed with mastery !

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 21:15:33 | More by Fux
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,619 ratings.