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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,910 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,910
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,558
Gots: 1,513 | 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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle into a 20 oz snifter. Bottled on 4/13/13, so nice and fresh.

Appearance - An crystal-clear orangeish golden yellow with a frothy white head two fingers thick. After awhile, the head dissipates to just a film and a line of foam around the edge with moderate lacing.

Smell - Pleasantly complex--it changes a bit each time I return for another whiff. Grapefruit, pine resin, even some tannins and maybe a bit of phenolic quality on a foundation of aromatic hoppiness.

Taste - Tangy hops and layers of citrus. More grapefruit with elements of fresh clementine. The hopes are again present, but provide what seems like a bit of earthiness under the citrus canopy.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied and creamy. Fills your mouth, but doesn't linger with any kind of unsavory aftertaste.

Overall, a fantastic beer. I'm not sure I can say that it's my favorite DIPA ever, but it's quite amazing in the way it has so many things going on. I have a second bottle and will have to see how that influences my perception of this stellar brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 06:26:36 | More by LambicPentameter
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,910 ratings.