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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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9,791 Ratings
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Ratings: 9,791
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,494
Gots: 1,452 | FT: 53
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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Mongrel

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4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Monk's, 9/14. This is a big, juicy, aromatic IPA, dripping in tropical fruit, most notably mango. Yet surprisingly dry, with a lemony crispness. Balanced by a sweet center and rounded out with well-executed pine. Mouthfeel is velvety soft, but still effervescent.

Overall, PtE is smooth and well restrained. Not as in your face as something like Sucks or Resin. Very, very solid brew and one of the best in the IPA family. Though probably not THE best - I think that distinction still belongs to Heady.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2013 16:27:21 | More by Mongrel
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,791 ratings.