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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,894 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,894
Reviews: 3,126
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,545
Gots: 1,507 | 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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Reviews by metter98:
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metter98

New York

4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The beer is clear orange to yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a collar of large bubbles around the edge and some delicate lacing in between.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grapefruit in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grapefruit, notes of caramel malts and hints of pine resin.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable and has no trace of alcohol in the taste. It also has an excellent balance between the malts and the hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 02:09:29 | More by metter98
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,894 ratings.