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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,654 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,654
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,429
Gots: 1,397 | 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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iLovehops23

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked this beer after it was only 2 week old. Rich gold in color, clear and translucent, almost looks like it would pour like honey. The rich smell of pine sap and grapefruit permeates from the glass immediately. It's almost like a wicked citrus fruit juice, except it's 8.0%ABV is inescapable. A truly magical representation of the DIPA breed with a drinkability unequaled to any but hopslam.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 00:52:15 | More by iLovehops23
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,654 ratings.