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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,911 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,911
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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MrBoh

Maryland

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

A few hours after I finished it, so not the most in depth or accurate review. I plan to come back when I open by next bottle.

What I remember from our 510 ml bottle:

A- A beautifully light and hazy orange. Poured over three separate snifters, first one about a finger and a half head, and the last hardly any. I drank out of the next-to-no-head snifter (I'm a sharing guy)

S- The aroma was dank. Pungent. Intriguing. Citrusy for sure, but nice pine aromas were beyond present, and a nice earthiness also.

T- The taste. The taste by itself was not what I was expecting. I expected something to stand out as far as individual flavors. But no. I had wanted this beer for ages, but there was no one flavor that made me love it. It was the balance that made it a necessity for more. Russian River brews their beer with very few specialty grains. Maybe this was the reason behind this. Citrusy hops dominated the flavor. A little pine, pretty much like the aroma minus the amount of earthiness.

M- The mouthfeel. Although it did not seem/look/hear very carbonated (and I said I had the least heady of the three), it left a nice, perplexing "tingling" feel on the tongue. Constantly enticing you to come back for more.

O- One of my favorite beers. I had many different ones on this evening. Including vintage. But this was one of two that stood out. Perplexing and satisfying all in one. The mouthfeel and balance is what stood out. While the aroma and taste were definitely strong, I expected that.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 05:13:00 | More by MrBoh
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,911 ratings.