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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,876 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,876
Reviews: 3,126
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,538
Gots: 1,503 | FT: 53
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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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, at their 3rd annual celebration of everything Russian River. Yellowish orange in color, decent white head that lasted a while. Smell was sweet up front and oily hops behind. taste was similar, some good malt body up fornt then grassy and oily hops behind. Mild carbonation. Fantastic double IPA, great beer for any hophead.
Cant wait to try the Younger.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2010 00:45:33 | More by stingrayvr6
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After several months of searching, I finally found the mythical Pliny the Elder that I was starting to doubt even existed. Pangaea Bier Cafe in Sacramento has it on tap.
So... it pours a beautiful gold.. crystal clear.. I talk a lot about balance in the beers that I review and this one had perfect balance. Hops, grain, malt.. they finely crafted this one in every sense of the word. Head was a little light, but tight foams. Mouthfeel was very good for the hops which blended perfectly. finish was smooth. Is it the best beer in America? Um... no. Very very good, I would have it again and was able to buy a couple of bottles at a nearby store (2 bottle limit), but does it live up to the hype? Nope. The marketing strategy (and the limits on purchase) were brilliant and they have feed into the hype very well.... being from Utah it was my mission (pun intended) to find this beer and see for myself.. but honestly.. I think there must be a better beer out there somewhere (and for the styles I prefer, I have found a few)..

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,876 ratings.