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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,861 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 9,861
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,530
Gots: 1,497 | FT: 55
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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nppeders

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - orange hue. little haze, sticky lacing. nice white head

smell - Piney and a bit of citrus maybe grapefruit. Not as aromatic as I expected. It was bottled on 2/6/12 so it's about as fresh as I'll ever get in MN. I expected a much larger aroma punch as I thought this was double dry hopped. Any who..not dissapointing at all.

taste - taste is great. It's balanced, with citrus up front and nice meduim body and sweetness from the malts in the middle. Finish's piney and bitter on the end but not as crazy bitter as expected.

mouthfeel - medium mouthfeel with a lowish level of carbonation

overall - This is about as perfectly balanced a DIPA as I've ever tasted. I was expecting over the top everything, and what I taste is extreme balance and consideration to blending of flavors. I'd drink this any time I could get my hands on it. I definitely rivals Hopslam for drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 01:36:40 | More by nppeders
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,861 ratings.