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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,807 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,807
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,503
Gots: 1,466 | 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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Reviews by jerrytodd:
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jerrytodd

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4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Just got a FRESH bottle from a friend that came back from Cali...

A: Just about the lightest hued IPA I've seen. Decent clarity, head and retention

S: Pine and apricot/citrus. Not hit you over the head strong but there and pleasing

T: Very refined balance of pine/citrus and drinkability. Honestly for a beer that rates a "100" I find it a bit over-rated - not to say it isn't a terrific beer which it certainly is and superbly crafted, but I didn't find it as distinctive as some other IIPA's I've had. Still an excellent excellent beer

M: Flawless finish and hop forward malt backbone

O: A superb IIPA, but not all that. Perhaps that's the nice thing about it - it isn't trying to hard to impress or make a statement, just a great example of a well-rendered brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 17:20:29 | More by jerrytodd
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,807 ratings.