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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,852 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,852
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,529
Gots: 1,494 | 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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Maddmartagan


4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is just an amazing beer. Even with all of the hype, I was not disappointed. I'm very impressed.

In a collection of goodie bag beers, this was the most highly anticipated...and the best.

It is a quintessential DIPA. Lots of full hoppy, citrusy aroma and flavor. It had a big enough malt backbone to just balance out the hop forward character.

It was crisp, dry, refreshing, and addictive. I wish I could have had a whole case full, but it's probably best that I didn't (the one bottle disappeared pretty quickly).

This is one of my favorite beer experiences, and it vaulted up my list of favorite beers, even with just the one time.

You need to try it, the hype isn't just hype. There's delicious beer behind it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 16:45:27 | More by Maddmartagan
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,852 ratings.