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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

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100
world-class

8,809 Ratings
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Ratings: 8809
Reviews: 3066
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%


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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cps98

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well after a long wait I finally got my hands on a fresh Pliny. Bottle date is 1/16/12 and I drank it last night on 2/15/12. Poured into a tasting glass.

A – Pours a really nice, clear autumn yellow. A really nice 1 finger head was seen but dissipated rated quickly to a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S – The dominant smells I get are pine, and citrus mainly grapefruit. I get no malty sweetness at all.

T – The hops are up front but not over powering like other DIPA’s I’ve had. Everything works together very nicely in this beer. There was some citrus but the malt was well hidden by the hop flavors.

M – Super smooth, really nice carbonation added to that tingle on the tongue. I would put it between full and medium bodied.

O – I was really amped up to try and this beer and am super grateful I got a chance. I was really impressed at how smooth the beer was for the over the top IBU’s. Wish I lived out west so I could drink this guy all the time but unfortunately it will just have to be one of those surprises every now and then.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 18:06:46 | More by cps98
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,809 ratings.