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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,871 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,871
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,534
Gots: 1,500 | 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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joshuadlight

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing my first bottle after having Pliny on tap a couple weeks ago. This is good but not as great as on tap.
The beer is very, very fresh. Bottle on July 20th, less than a month ago. Golden tree sap appearance, small head leaves curtains of streaky lace. Spruce and other pine notes throughout the smell. The taste allows more of the balance that makes this delicious. Its great to be able to notice the malts on such a hop driven beer. The malts are not as noticeable, however, as the on tap version. Its just so fresh, the hops are lively and vibrant.
Fluffy mouthfeel with billowing carbonation is pleasant, and the after effects suck all the moisture out of the mouth leaving it sticky and dry. I'm not feeling a ton of drinkability tonight though. One will be enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 03:04:59 | More by joshuadlight
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,871 ratings.