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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

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8,771 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 8771
Reviews: 3059
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%


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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Rheaume17

Vermont

4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A big shout out to my friend Bob who hooked me up! Bottle date 10/3/13.

Poured into a Tulip glass

Smell - The first thing I notice is a lot of pine. Some tropical fruits, grapefruit predominantly.

Appearance- Pours a bright golden hue. A solid 1/2 inch of sudsy head. Good lacing throughout the session.

Taste - Big hop profile with lots of pine. There is very subtle notes of tropical fruits, just like the smell; Grapefruit, mango etc. The amount of hops is balanced with a bready malt.

Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation. There is a good bitterness that sticks to the mouth. A slight sweetness that I could feel in my teeth a little

Overall - A very good DIPA. Not the best that I have had, but definitely one of the best. There was some good flavors there, but nothing too crazy. The flavors came out the more that I drank it. It actually got better and better as I went. I was happy to finally try this one and was not let down. A very solid offering from RR.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 00:21:54 | More by Rheaume17
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,771 ratings.