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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,869 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,869
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,534
Gots: 1,500 | 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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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
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,869 ratings.