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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,647 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,647
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,426
Gots: 1,394 | 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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Reviews by drrone:
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drrone

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4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a bottle into a Deschutes Teku. Bottled 5/13/13.

A - Poured a beautiful crystal clear golden liquid with 2 finger width white head. The head faded and left a solid crown of lacing. Light carbonation.

S - What a treat to the nose. Very floral and citrus up front with grapefruit, mango, pine and mild hops. I just want to keep smelling it.

T - Ahhh, fresh hops. Interestingly, for me, the hops come bursting through all that citrus/tropical fruit nose, although not overwhelmingly. While the citrus, pine malt come through after. Really quite nice. Slight bitter aftertaste, but pleasant.

M - Crisp is what come to mind immediately. Easy to drink with light carbonation. Resin aftertaste that is very nice.

O - Outstanding beer. I would like to contrast with some fresh HT and see how it comes out. Either way it is a well executed IIPA. I would love to drink this on a regular basis. It is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:21:43 | More by drrone
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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 9,647 ratings.