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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

8,754 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8754
Reviews: 3057
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,754 | Reviews: 3,057 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by drowland:
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drowland

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Courtesy mashmaster. AWESOME! This stuff really is fantastic. Awesome orange pour with a big fluffy off-white head that laces for days. Amazing balance, wonderful hops flavor and aroma. This is a stellar beer. Plenty of citrus, floral, pine and more. Not overwhelmingly hoppy or malty - wonderfully balanced and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 14:58:38 | More by drowland
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Wow!!! Finally got a bottle of this coveted ale and it definitely lives up to the hype. The pour is one of the sexiest golden copper colors I have ever seen. The head is thick, bone white, frothy and long lasting. Plus there is silky lacing for days. The nose is dank and citrusy. An abundance of grapefruit, pine, grass, mango, and tangerines abound. The mouthfeel is great but I'd actually like it to be a bit stickier. The flavor is a balanced bomb of west coast hops; taking all the notes of the nose and making them shine even more. This is mist certainly one of (if not the) best dipa I've ever had. Just wish it'd show its face in Michigan more often.

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Appearance - pours golden amber with a nice frothy two finger head. Mild carbonation. Head disapates slow with a great lace on the glass

Smell - you get a defined pine smell, strong citrus and orange. Very dank with some pineapple, grapefruit notes maybe

Taste - up front you get that lovely hoppy bite, wow this one is great! Just a little over three weeks old, would love to try a fresh one! Beautiful finish with a mild malty biscuit taste.

Mouthfeel - definitely covers the palate with hops! Carbonation is great not too overwhelming. Lovely bitterness taste, leaves a nice bready aftertaste

Overall - Beautiful!! Been wanting to taste this for a long time. After recieving this in a trade, it met all my expectaions in this beer. Definitely will seek out some more in future trades!!

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,754 ratings.