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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,619 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,619
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,409
Gots: 1,383 | FT: 52
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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Ralphs66

New York

4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A BIIIIG thanks to Cstromberg57 for this one. Bottle dated 11/17/11. Awaited the arrival of my beautiful girlfriend to crack this one open; she made me promise...
DIPA's are usually not my first choice of beers, so the fact that I'm rating this at the level I am, certainly says something. It is one of the best looking beers around. That golden honey coloration with the orangish tinge creates a prism like quality. The citrus nose changes as it warms, with a floral undertone emerging. Taste is spectacular and the expected bite just isn't there. It smooth, clean and damn near perfect. While not a double, the only beer I have found to be better (in similar style), is Hill Farmstead's Edward. I'd love to try this one on tap, and patiently await the day when RR starts distributing in NY.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 19:36:19 | More by Ralphs66
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,619 ratings.