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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

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world-class

8,765 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 8765
Reviews: 3058
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%


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 sbxx:
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sbxx

Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 3/8/13
Enjoyed on 3/30/13
Poured into FFF Teku glass

Appearance - Pours a nice, deep golden yellow. Quite bubbly. Almost 3 fingers of thick cream foam. Thick lacing.

Smell - Dank citrus hops. A little bit tropical. A little bit grassy.

Taste - Massive! Bitter up front but not over the top. Quickly transitions into crisp smooth citrus with some earthy grass notes and bold pine. Alcohol? What alcohol? This is a top notch blend. So nice to taste an IIPA that has bold flavor yet at the same time is super smooth and a pleasure to drink.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, light/med carbonation, Super clean finish. Awesome.

Overall - Lives up to the hype. Excellent quality, smooth drinker. Can't wait to get more of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 07:22:06 | More by sbxx
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I am lucky enough to have enjoyed Pliny countless times both in the bottle and on draught. First time was several years ago and every time I get a glass of it I take 2-3 whiffs of it before even taking a sip. That's how good this beer is. If you haven't tried it beg borrow or steal to try this one!

Serving type: bottle

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Wow!!! Finally got a bottle of this coveted ale and it definitely lives up to the hype. The pour is one of the sexiest golden copper colors I have ever seen. The head is thick, bone white, frothy and long lasting. Plus there is silky lacing for days. The nose is dank and citrusy. An abundance of grapefruit, pine, grass, mango, and tangerines abound. The mouthfeel is great but I'd actually like it to be a bit stickier. The flavor is a balanced bomb of west coast hops; taking all the notes of the nose and making them shine even more. This is mist certainly one of (if not the) best dipa I've ever had. Just wish it'd show its face in Michigan more often.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,765 ratings.