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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,790 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,790
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,492
Gots: 1,453 | 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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kevanb

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4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a really lovely golden copper color that’s not too clear, but not too opaque. Atop the beer sits a single finger of soapy foam head. The nose is incredible, it starts with a huge citrus burst followed by a nice coniferous backbone with hints of malt. The flavors are exceptional, lots of grapefruit up front and like the nose it finishes with strong pine flavors but actually has a nice malty backbone to it. The body is great, big and full yet bone dry that leaves your mouth salivating for more. It’s exceptionally bitter while being very approachable and easy to drink.

Verdict: This is holy grail of IPAs. It’s bone dry, immensely flavorful and beautifully balanced. This beer is a must for any hop head and anyone who appreciates the craft in craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 02:21:17 | More by kevanb
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,790 ratings.