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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,616 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,616
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,406
Gots: 1,383 | 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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airohead2001

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The DIPA of DIPAs - one I've had several times before, but have never taken the time to review. This one is fresh - bottled 07/05/10 - courtesy of glazeman.

A - Slightly hazy, yellow, orange with a one finger head that soon fades to a few bubbles that line the rim of my pseudo-snifter. Excellent lacing that coats the walls of the glass. This is a bit lighter looking than many DIPAs, but overall, this is a nice looking beer.

S - The nose on this one is sort of disappointing. Smells great, but is very non-descriptive to me. I get a little bit of mango and grapefruit, but that's about it. Some citrus and piney hops - but not intense enough for me to be part of the "explosive floral and mango hops" team.

T - This is where Pliney shines. It's easy to be let down by a beer that has so much hype, but honestly, I am not let down at all. This beer just about has it all - a blend of citrus and piney hops through out with a harsh, cutting bitter finish, right before we get a taste of the oranges again at the very end.

M - Again, Pliney excels in mouthfeel. Less carbonated than many DIPAs - as the brew first enters your mouth, it is flat as can be, but manages a copious amount of bubbles that bring out the fresh, juicy, hops right before it heads for your belly.

D - Very drinkable. I split this with glazeman, but easily could have downed a bottle or two on my own. Smooth, crisp, and no EtOH burn. I wish this one was closer to home - thank God for beer shipments from the west coast...

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 01:23:51 | More by airohead2001
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,616 ratings.