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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,857 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,857
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,531
Gots: 1,495 | FT: 55
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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erica

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Whoa. This is one of those beers that smacks - no, whips- you in the face with a hop vine! I received a growler of this lovely beer from TheLongBeachBum, and was quite excited to have a Real West Coast Hop Bomb while on the East Coast. It almost doesn't feel right, but I think I can deal with it..

This one is still quite carbonated after a 3 day trek across the country, with a billowing fluffy sudsy white head, overflowing the glass on my second serving... oops. Otherwise, the color is dull orange, or amberish, and clear. Nice look for an IIPA.

Smells like a freakin HOP! Wow, I had this on tap in San Diego 6 months ago, but that was Six Months Ago! I didn't remember such a fresh monster hop aroma to this one. With a hint of malt, meekly hiding in the back. Again, a smack in the face. Taste is more of the same, but instead of a bitter taste, it's just HOPPY. Almost a piny taste, and grassy, VERY fresh. Malt finish with a sort of dry, slightly bitter aftertaste. I am a fan.

Mouthfeel- nice. Perfect. Still fizzy but not what I would call light. For all that flavor, not thick either. Drinkability- well, I already drank half the growler, but... it is 8%... so, a score of 4 for that. Tastes like I could drink it all day, but with the alcohol content (no alcohol taste) it could well get one in trouble. Overall it's a highly enjoyable brew, and I must thank Mr. LBB again for the growler. If you can get yer hands on this one, do so!!

Serving type: growler

10-15-2005 03:12:48 | More by erica
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,857 ratings.