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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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Reviews by jwinship83:
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle traded in person from mba3243. thanks again! bottled 3/9/09. very nice. into an over sized snifter.

A- hazy golden orange colored body under a finger of pillowy white head. the head reduces in size quickly, and even that leaves lace marks on the sides of my glass. what more could you ask for from an IIPA?

S- the room fills with grapefruit odor after a minute or two leaving this one alone. its going to be very hoppy. hard to distinguish any malts. very unbalanced. west coast all the way.

T- massive blast of hops right off the bat. citrus fruits. mainly grapefruit. extremely dry and bitter.

M- uncommonly smooth for something like this, and very crisp and clean. small warming form the alcohol on its way down.

D- id love to be able to try this on tap, and drink it all night long. the beer is moderately priced as well! wish i had more.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 03:04:49 | More by jwinship83
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,654 ratings.