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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,902 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,902
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,549
Gots: 1,508 | 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)
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: Bright clear gold with a nice white head and some excellent lacing.

A: Big piney, citrusy hops with some light stone fruit and pineapple notes. The malt is clean and neutral, just some nice breadiness, and the yeast character is super clean.

T/M: Big bitterness upfront, moves into some big piney simcoe notes and some softer citrus notes as well. The hop flavor is met with some clean, crisp malt and fades out into a big, bitter and dry finish. Pine and citrus rind notes linger on the palate for some time.

Overall, a very highly regarded beer that lives up to the hype. The perfect example of what a West-Coast IIPA is all about, not to mention that it is the original. If this isn't World-Class beer, I have never had it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2013 03:14:13 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,902 ratings.