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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,850 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,850
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,528
Gots: 1,494 | 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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riored4v

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fresh bottle picked up at the brewery. 10 days old.

Crystal clear, copper colored body. Rocky, 1 finger, white head with great lacing. Very good looking beer.

Aroma was excellent. Strong floral and citrus aroma. Slight pine. Mildly sweet and a nice malty aroma. Hints of caramel. Great balance.

Taste was just as amazingly balanced. Big floral and citrus flavors up front. Good lingering piney, danky hop flavor that blends in to a balanced biscuity, malty backbone. Some mild sweetness still shows its a DIPA with notes of caramel. Bitterness still peaks through the malty profile and lingers lightly in to the finish. Mildly grassy and resiny in the finish. Finishes clean with no signs of ABV, just some lasting hop flavor and bitterness.

Mouthfeel was perfect. Medium body, medium carb and a dry finish.

Overall its an excellent beer and is always enjoyed. Drinks much lighter than 8% and has an excellent balance of malt and hops. The fresher the better on this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 22:12:40 | More by riored4v
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,850 ratings.