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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,818 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,818
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,510
Gots: 1,470 | 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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ghebel

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4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours gold/light amber with adequate slightly off-white head. Dissipates to a thin ring leaving plenty of laces on the glass.

P - Sweet malts with plenty or dry hopped aroma. Hop profile is floral,citrus, piney. Very inviting aroma. Hop forward.

T - Hops dominate and flavor follows the aroma. Smooth bitterness. Dry hopped vegetal finish, but not overwhelming.

M - Moderate body. Average carbonation bite. Warm alcohol on the swallow. Leaves a resinous hoppy coating in the mouth. Lingering bitterness.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall - I had heard a lot about this beer and I had to find it when visiting CA. I had one on tap at Stone Brewing and was extremely impressed. This review is on the bottled form. This beer is everything expected. The smoothness of the drink, specifically the bitterness and balance with malt, is amazing. It has that extra "something" that sets it above.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 00:21:44 | More by ghebel
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,818 ratings.