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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,797 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,797
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,496
Gots: 1,457 | 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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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not going to do my usual review style for this because it has been reviewed to death already. However, I feel the need to document my experience in some fashion.

Pours a clear golden color with an inch or so of head, decent retention, a little lacing. What is REALLY AMAZING about this beer is the aroma; never have I smelled such a delicious scent; pure grapefruit hoppy deliciousness. Taste is of course great, perhaps not as good as other DIPAs that I've had (Heady Topper and Dreadnaught come to mind) but nonetheless, very, very good.

I would think no BAs who happen across this beer will think, "Eh, it's too hyped I won't try it" but, should you come across it without having tried it, BUY IT. The smell alone is worth the money. I've sought it out for over a year now and finally getting my hands (tongue?) on it is most satisfying. Lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 08:41:11 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,797 ratings.