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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,861 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,861
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,530
Gots: 1,497 | FT: 55
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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Reviews by MacDomer:
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MacDomer

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the trade, MasterSki.

A - Pours straw yellow with the slightest bit of haze. Color makes it appear a bit thin and light for a DIPA. A one finger white head that quickly faded. Terrific sticky lacing.

S - Loads of hops. Pine, pineapple, citrus, mango, cotton candy. Slight herbal, grassy notes as well. Initial hoppy nose is followed by some mild sweet bready malts. Impressive balance up front.

T - Piney hops on the open. Transitions to some tropical fruits (pineapple, grapefruit, mango). Sweet citrus through the finish. Very clean. Delicous.

M - Medium bodied. A bit on the lighter side for a DIPA, actually, but not light overall. Moderate carbonation allows this silky smooth beer to just glide over the tongue. Very smooth, creamy even. A bit of hoppy resin on the finish. Nicely dry. No alcohol at all.

D - Extremely drinkable. I'm at the end of my bottle and could easily drink another. Terrific balance.

My first bottle. This was excellent, but not the best I've had. Still, really excellent!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 03:23:43 | More by MacDomer
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,861 ratings.