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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,905 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 9,905
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,554
Gots: 1,510 | 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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Torps

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4.13/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into DFH snifter.. 8/25/10 bottling date

Pours a hazy orange amber with a generous white fluffy head that doesn't quit. Leaves copious amounts of lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is floral, citrus, pineapple and resin.. There is a very citrus-y, sweet quality overall. Being a west coast dIPA, I expected lip smacking bitterness but there a a great deal of balance here that I find it very drinkable. Piney, and earthy hops on the back of my tongue. Decent amount of carbonation that I find just right for this type of beer. Very drinkable. I don't find that my tongue takes a lashing from the bitterness.

I really enjoy Pliny, as I've had it more than a few times before finally sitting down to review it. It's awesome with a big, greasy bacon cheeseburger! I don't think it's that great standing on it's own though..

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 17:23:48 | More by Torps
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,905 ratings.