1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,902 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,902
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,548
Gots: 1,509 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 9,902 | Reviews: 3,127 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Nick3:
Photo of Nick3
Nick3

California

4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer has a bottled on date of 030909. Poured into my Piraat tulip, the cloudy apple juice colored beer looks more like an unfiltered hefeweiss than an IPA. 3 cm head fades quickly but leaves some nice lacing. Nose is pure floral hops and it smells great, nothing else there that I can detect though. Taste is very smooth and perfectly balanced. Hops linger from the start to finish but are never over pronounced. Malt balances the beer throughout. Beer is light bodied and it's tough to detect the alcohol, hard to believe we're looking at 8% on this one. I feel like I could session this beer but I'm sure it would catch up to me quickly.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 03:56:46 | More by Nick3
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sinnian
Sinnian

Maine

4/5  rDev -14%

08-01-2014 00:01:27 | More by Sinnian
Photo of hopnotch760
hopnotch760

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:50:24 | More by hopnotch760
Photo of Rocketman2013
Rocketman2013

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:49:54 | More by Rocketman2013
Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
Berls_McSquirrels

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 23:36:32 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
Photo of deadmansbastard
deadmansbastard


5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:28:12 | More by deadmansbastard
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 21:08:32 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Photo of etmur007
etmur007

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 20:44:01 | More by etmur007
Photo of 1jstafan
1jstafan

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 20:12:33 | More by 1jstafan
Photo of sbrock22
sbrock22

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 17:04:53 | More by sbrock22
Photo of bsm80x
bsm80x

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 15:25:28 | More by bsm80x
Photo of westlaunboy
westlaunboy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 15:13:26 | More by westlaunboy
Photo of OptionParalysis
OptionParalysis

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 15:01:08 | More by OptionParalysis
Photo of pbass78
pbass78

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 14:15:24 | More by pbass78
Photo of LightSaber
LightSaber

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 13:55:50 | More by LightSaber
Photo of BigJohnShow
BigJohnShow

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 13:01:09 | More by BigJohnShow
Photo of unclekeith
unclekeith

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-31-2014 07:27:37 | More by unclekeith
Photo of abelapophis
abelapophis

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 03:22:44 | More by abelapophis
Photo of dafein
dafein

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 02:53:09 | More by dafein
Photo of sluggo013
sluggo013

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 01:12:42 | More by sluggo013
Photo of MightyMickleton
MightyMickleton


5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 00:52:01 | More by MightyMickleton
Photo of BookBen
BookBen

California

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-30-2014 21:12:54 | More by BookBen
Photo of Burntknuckles
Burntknuckles

Oregon

3/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Perhaps all the hype surrounding this one has tainted my opinion, but I've never been one to just follow the crowd. If it didn't taste good I'm not going to pretend it did just because of the name wrapped around the bottle. With that being said, I was a little disappointed. I have another one in the fridge, so after a second taste another review is definitely in order.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 19:29:05 | More by Burntknuckles
Photo of cofeeguru
cofeeguru

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-30-2014 16:50:24 | More by cofeeguru
Photo of WCW
WCW

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-30-2014 12:26:50 | More by WCW
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,902 ratings.