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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,905 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,905
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,553
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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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received as a present from my girlfriends college friend when she came back to Philly to visit. Bottled 6/25/13.

A - Pours a light golden straw color with excellent clarity and an initial 3 finger, creamy white head that hangs around for a while before receding to a cap, leaving generous patches of frothy lace on my Delirium Tremens tulip.

S - Lots of bright citrus and tropical fruit up front, with some earthy, almost spicy hop notes mixed in. A faint biscuity malt backbone holds it together.

T - Wow... Definitely not what I expected. What I expected was a hop bomb, but what I'm getting is just a lot of bright, clean citrus and tropical fruit. Mango, peach, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit rind. Middle of the mouth the malt backbone hits with some sweet, crackery flavors. Slight caramel. Then the hops take on a more earthy, floral tone before finishing out with a lip-smackingly great citrus finish. Barely a hint of booze. Just clean, bright hops.

M - deceptively easy drinking. Not heavy like many DIPAs. Medium bodied with an amazing finish that is both sweet and bitter, and on the dry side.

O - At first, I wasn't too impressed, because I was looking for some unbalanced, boozy hop bomb. But this beer impressed with its balance, clean feel, and amazing finish. A top 5 five DIPA for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 21:13:20 | More by cjoc83
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,905 ratings.