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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,897 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,897
Reviews: 3,126
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,547
Gots: 1,507 | FT: 53
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 fsimcox:
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fsimcox

California

4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass. Poured an amber-orange transparent color with a foamy white head. Good retention and nice lacing.

Smells of hops, and lemon citrus. Some hints of pine and perhaps some orange peel.

Big hop bitterness right from the start, with some lemon zest. Big notes of pinecone, and a mild citrus finish. Some carbonation as well. .

Mouth feel is smooth, a little creamy, zesty, crisp, with some carbonation. There is an all around hop presence.

An awesome IPA. Looking forward to trying it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 16:04:18 | More by fsimcox
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,897 ratings.