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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,641 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,641
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,417
Gots: 1,392 | 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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d4114

California

4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 5/4/11 Opened on 6/4/11

A- Golden yellow orange with 2 fingers of slightly off white head. Awesome looking beer.

S- Full of pine and grapefruit; Always a great smelling beer.

T- Big pine on the taste and lots of citrus; You are left with a good amount of bitterness so its not too dry but very refreshing. No alcohol at all, super smooth drinking.

M- Light-Medium; Really smooth and creamy but doesn't get that wateriness that some other beers get from being the soft.

O- Awesome double IPA. I feel this beer has gotten a little too hyped but this is seriously one of the most smooth and well balanced IPA's you can get and everyone should try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 18:38:54 | More by d4114
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The beer pours lighter than expected with a white, fluffy head that quickly gives way to the army of bubbles marching to the top of the glass. A big, fruity nose, expected from one of the world's best IPAs, is no less welcome without the surprise. Bright grapefruit, pine, and lemon notes dance up from the glass. Even the bottle cap smells like delicious hops

The first sip is "wow" smooth. Grapefruit and pineapple -- hello, citrus -- are predominant, and the earthy, forest-floor flavors that you get from some IPAs, even good ones, are absent. I expected balanced and bitter, but I didn't expect the mouthfeel to be so light. For an IPA of 8 percent and around 100 IBUs, this is just about perfect.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,641 ratings.