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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,812 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,812
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,507
Gots: 1,468 | 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)
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skivtjerry

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4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a medium sized sticky head, golden color, slightly hazy. Aroma is,uh, hoppy; nice pine and citrus with some cannabis notes. Taste is much like aroma, plus slight sweetness and alcohol. A little sticky on the tongue - a good thing for a DIPA. Mouthfeel is medium all around, dried out by alcohol but sweetened by fruity hop flavors. Bitterness is slightly harsh, a little out of balance with the hop flavor. I can't really say I'm disappointed with a beer this tasty but it doesn't quite live up to the legend. In fact, I preferred the Blind Pig we had just prior to Pliny. It might be an age thing - my bottle was bottled on 11/11 and drank on 12/11... I hope to someday have it fresh on draft.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 03:40:12 | More by skivtjerry
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,812 ratings.