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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,640 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,640
Reviews: 3,120
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,416
Gots: 1,391 | FT: 52
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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tangentrider

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4.22/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- deep gold, crystal clear, creamy head disappears, leaving beautiful white lacing

S- huge floral and piney hops!

T - hops are clearly up front, a touch of sweetness on the back, but pine, resin bitterness is prevalent

MF- clean, smooth, with a light to moderate carbonation

D- absolutely on my drink again list.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 23:27:28 | More by tangentrider
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The beer pours lighter than expected with a white, fluffy head that quickly gives way to the army of bubbles marching to the top of the glass. A big, fruity nose, expected from one of the world's best IPAs, is no less welcome without the surprise. Bright grapefruit, pine, and lemon notes dance up from the glass. Even the bottle cap smells like delicious hops

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,640 ratings.