1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,910 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,910
Reviews: 3,127
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,559
Gots: 1,512 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 9,910 | Reviews: 3,127 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mlhyatt:
Photo of mlhyatt
mlhyatt

Georgia

4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled1/31/14 drank 2/19/14

A- dark hazy gold. Thin head that dissipates to an outer lace.

S- pine is the main smell. Followed by some grapefruit lemon and other dry fruits and maybe some honey?

T- that hoppiness stands out so well in this beer. Fresh pine followed by a sugary molasses. Leaves a rather pleasant bitter woody finish. There is a thick malt backbone that helps support the hop character. Very nice taste. the fruitiness in this beer is very subtle but it lets you taste the sweetness after you endure the bitter hoppiness. Honey is present on the back end of the beer that blends well with the bitterness.

M- a little harsh. Pretty carbonated as well and finishes with a bite.

O- a very good beer. Although it tastes very similar to ither IPAs i've had. I love the smell of this beer the most. The taste is amazing with a balanced back bone of malt infused with the pine., It would probably take the list as my favorite if the fruits came through a little bit more in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 06:11:05 | More by mlhyatt
More User Reviews:
Photo of Leschber
Leschber

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-02-2014 00:05:39 | More by Leschber
Photo of AndyCowles75
AndyCowles75

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 23:35:33 | More by AndyCowles75
Photo of the_encinitan
the_encinitan

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 22:46:43 | More by the_encinitan
Photo of Mlemar522
Mlemar522


4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

08-01-2014 19:24:23 | More by Mlemar522
Photo of AustinPowell
AustinPowell


5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 18:03:54 | More by AustinPowell
Photo of Big_Dave
Big_Dave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

08-01-2014 08:11:46 | More by Big_Dave
Photo of Jon4than
Jon4than

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 02:23:20 | More by Jon4than
Photo of mattskater126
mattskater126

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 02:17:18 | More by mattskater126
Photo of Pjuhl2313
Pjuhl2313


5/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 02:09:55 | More by Pjuhl2313
Photo of Sinnian
Sinnian

Maine

4/5  rDev -14%

08-01-2014 00:01:27 | More by Sinnian
Photo of hopnotch760
hopnotch760

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:50:24 | More by hopnotch760
Photo of Rocketman2013
Rocketman2013

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:49:54 | More by Rocketman2013
Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
Berls_McSquirrels

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 23:36:32 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
Photo of deadmansbastard
deadmansbastard


5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 23:28:12 | More by deadmansbastard
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 21:08:32 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Photo of etmur007
etmur007

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 20:44:01 | More by etmur007
Photo of 1jstafan
1jstafan

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 20:12:33 | More by 1jstafan
Photo of sbrock22
sbrock22

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 17:04:53 | More by sbrock22
Photo of bsm80x
bsm80x

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 15:25:28 | More by bsm80x
Photo of westlaunboy
westlaunboy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-31-2014 15:13:26 | More by westlaunboy
Photo of OptionParalysis
OptionParalysis

New York

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 15:01:08 | More by OptionParalysis
Photo of pbass78
pbass78

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 14:15:24 | More by pbass78
Photo of LightSaber
LightSaber

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2014 13:55:50 | More by LightSaber
Photo of BigJohnShow
BigJohnShow

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-31-2014 13:01:09 | More by BigJohnShow
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,910 ratings.