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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,818 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,818
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,510
Gots: 1,470 | 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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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The head pours a modest finger’s length, but has the residual power to stick around for the long haul. A nice, thin layer of foam sits atop the glass consistently through out the tasting. The color is a golden amber with a bit of an orange hue. Around 11 SRM

Scent: The aroma coming off this beer will fill your nose a hoppiness unmatched by most beers. I get a lot of floral notes and a bit of pine, probably from Simcoe. I dont get too much citrus the first time around. Underneath the hop aroma is a layer of malt that shines through just enough to make itself known. The malt isn’t the star player here, but it works wonderfully to bring the hops to the forefront.

Taste: The hoppiness once again shines through, not only providing a wonderful flavor, but providing a high level of bitterness you would expect from a Double IPA. The maltiness continues with the underlying flavor allowing just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Although there is a strong bitterness, it is relatively smooth, making this a very drinkable 2xIPA. The body falls into that medium range, not too heavy. Carbonation works perfectly to bring the flavors right up front on your palate.

Overall: It was definitely worth getting my hands on and trying. I’ll be honest though, this is a very good IPA, but I don’t think it’s mind-blowing. It does everything right and I don’t think it has any flaws, which makes it a fantastic beer, but the hype surrounding it almost leads you to expect a life changing experience. I recommend everyone try it if they can get a hold of some. It is very good. Just take the hype with a grain of salt.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 16:28:17 | More by JaredKent
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,818 ratings.