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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

9,800 Ratings
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Ratings: 9,800
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,498
Gots: 1,459 | 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 UnderPressure:
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 3 weeks ago. Served at 50 degrees F.

Crystal clear straw colored beer. Thick, snow white head. Retention is great, as well as lacing. Head fades slowly, and some remains throughout the duration of the drinking experience.

A balance of malt and hops in the aroma. Hop aroma is a blend of typical American hop varieties. Floral, fruit, and citrus. I expected a more pungent hop-forward aroma, but I'm not complaining. It has a certain subtle soft sweetness that's very, very good.

Absolutely perfect blend of malt and hops in the flavor. Soft and sweet at first, then spicy and bitter. Slight alcohol, but not what you'd expect for 8% ABV.

Mouthfeel is spot-on! Soft, pleasant carbonation. Medium bodied, spicy, bitter, lingering finish. Perfect.

I obtained this fantastic beer from a great trader on Reddit. This is my first time trying Pliny. I feel like it definitely lives up to the hype. The balance is what really makes this beer better than the rest.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 19:25:46 | More by UnderPressure
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,800 ratings.