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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,814 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,814
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,508
Gots: 1,469 | 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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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Acquired a few of these from two different trades on the same day. Thanks h2k2c and frizzzle for hooking me up! Bottled 1/25/13, less than a month ago. Allowed to warm as I drank it, served fresh out of the fridge.

A- Pours a crystal clear golden body with minimal rising carbonation, a small 1/2 inch head rises and falls quickly and reduces to a few foamy bubbles surrounded by a white ring.

S- Super fruity and juicy upfront. Smells like I Just stuck my nose into a can full of tangerines. Grapefruit, orange, citrus, tropical fruits dominate with a slight resinous hop oil aroma in the background. The aroma is pungent and forward - the second I opened the bottle my personal space was saturated with the delicious aroma. I wish I could bottle it.

T- Upfront I'm hit with a nice balance of juicy, tropical, piney hoppyness and a solid but not too heavy malt backbone. This develops into a subtle stickyness that sticks on the tongue for a few moments.

M- Medium carbonation, medium body. Easy to drink.

Wow.. my first PtE. My first thoughts were that this is a very impressive DIPA - I can see why it is ranked what it is. At the same time, it is gaining some pretty fierce competitors. First example: Lagunitas sucks, a beer with a very similar hop profile and a clear filtered character, which is more readily available and less hyped up (which is probably why it has lower ratings). Another example would by heady topper, which in a side by side test would defeat PtE in my opinion. It's raw, unfiltered character gives it the one-up on PtE. Don't get me wrong, this is an EXCELLENT DIPA worth trying and I'm jealous of those who can get it on the regzzz.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 00:10:27 | More by gcamparone
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,814 ratings.