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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,854 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 9,854
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,529
Gots: 1,493 | 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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dmatsui

California

4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful, bright light orange with a 3/4 finger of soay lacing.

Huge amount of pine and citrus in the nose with rindy, lemony notes at the front. Sweet malt backbone supports the hop onslaught. There is a nice hop spice as well, paired nicely with the dank, norcal hop aroma.

Bright, citrusy and juicy hops awaken your palate as the refreshing bitterness and fruity aromatics satisfy in a big way. Definitely some fruity complexities such as mango and papaya. The hops present themselves in a tropical , bitter and playful way. Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops I believe are present. The malt base supports the hops well. Amazing balance.

Oily, juicy, sweet, wheaty, dry. Amazing.

I believe Pliny the Elder deserves the respect it gets. This is definitely a model DIIPA for a lot of west coastr breweries, as it should be.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 03:07:14 | More by dmatsui
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,854 ratings.