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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,602 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,602
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,401
Gots: 1,377 | 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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Redwood21

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just had this in Philly, it was a rather long drive just to try some beers, but was worth the effort.
this review is from notes, so while i trust my numbers, the rest may not be epic

A: the beer starts with a nice amber color and frothy head but the head dies off after a little bit and leaves a little lacing, for 8% i expected a little more but this is by no means a weak point

S: this however likely is the weakest point of the beer, at least for me. the aroma starts off with a decent floral hop aroma but as you drink it the hops start to fade and you are left with something that is basically just a good beer.

T: i was surprised how light and delicate the taste was. there is a front note of floral hops with an almost herbal character, nothing too bitter, the bitterness comes in but is finished with a dry and very clean finish, its almost like you get a backwash of malt to clean out the taste. i was surprised how little this beer attacked my senses, but was pleased by its balance

M/D this beer is almost sessionable at 8% the lightness makes it extremely smooth and easy to consume. you have to sit back and sip it to really appreciate its character because of this

very good solid beer

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2009 01:00:10 | More by Redwood21
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,602 ratings.