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

9,804 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,804
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,498
Gots: 1,461 | 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: 9,804 | Reviews: 3,125 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PhillyStyle:
Photo of PhillyStyle
PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Falling Rock Tap House (Denver)

12 oz pint glass

The beer appeared a very nice hazy orange with a thin white head that was well retained and settled into a small thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer also had a very nice lacing effect. Noticeable carbonation streaming to the top of glass.

The aroma is big and hoppy, citrus and pine.

The taste is really good, follows the nose really well...a big hoppy flavor, citrus and pine, but not so overpowering like some DIPAs with also just a hint of sweetness.

The beer has a medium body to it, again which is a definite plus as most DIPAs are heavy and feel like syrup. The beer is smooth and rich with excellent carbonation.

For a beer with the ABV it has the beer is extremely drinkable.

Overall a world class beer. I now understand the hype and it lives up to the billing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2009 23:18:26 | More by PhillyStyle
More User Reviews:
Photo of mjschwal
mjschwal

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-25-2014 16:15:22 | More by mjschwal
Photo of Austin_M
Austin_M

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-25-2014 15:59:32 | More by Austin_M
Photo of Clemskis
Clemskis

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 13:37:24 | More by Clemskis
Photo of Doomcifer
Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -14%

07-25-2014 13:21:02 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of MackAttack81
MackAttack81


5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-25-2014 11:54:53 | More by MackAttack81
Photo of Guy_Costigan
Guy_Costigan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 06:00:19 | More by Guy_Costigan
Photo of Shawn_Money
Shawn_Money


4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 05:45:34 | More by Shawn_Money
Photo of Victor
Victor

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-24-2014 23:48:40 | More by Victor
Photo of c-rum
c-rum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-24-2014 22:42:21 | More by c-rum
Photo of Dave1769
Dave1769


4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-24-2014 22:11:42 | More by Dave1769
Photo of Brushkanna
Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-24-2014 21:08:59 | More by Brushkanna
Photo of 2_Beardz
2_Beardz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-24-2014 21:01:23 | More by 2_Beardz
Photo of Wakupn
Wakupn

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-24-2014 20:08:22 | More by Wakupn
Photo of Dave_Heltzel
Dave_Heltzel

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-24-2014 14:03:06 | More by Dave_Heltzel
Photo of Will0792
Will0792

Ohio

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-24-2014 09:45:36 | More by Will0792
Photo of Shaunbeerme10
Shaunbeerme10


4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-24-2014 05:15:04 | More by Shaunbeerme10
Photo of Endocador
Endocador

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-24-2014 03:46:33 | More by Endocador
Photo of hoppyhour
hoppyhour

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-24-2014 03:29:26 | More by hoppyhour
Photo of screenchef
screenchef

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-24-2014 02:27:26 | More by screenchef
Photo of Precog640
Precog640

Virginia

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-24-2014 02:25:21 | More by Precog640
Photo of KGalindo
KGalindo

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-24-2014 01:55:25 | More by KGalindo
Photo of Ponyone22
Ponyone22


5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-23-2014 23:43:14 | More by Ponyone22
Photo of Dmitchsd
Dmitchsd

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 23:42:56 | More by Dmitchsd
Photo of sordyl
sordyl

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-23-2014 15:58:18 | More by sordyl
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,804 ratings.