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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,857 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,857
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,530
Gots: 1,495 | 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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wchesak

South Carolina

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

Poured into my Spiegelau tulip. Thanks to pastradul for this one.
Bottled on 040510

A - golden amber orange color, decently hazy, fingers worth of small bubble filled white head that almost like a heavy cream sitting on top of the beer, lots of lace all over the inside of the glass

S - clementine, grapefruit right off the bat, like they were just peeled and cut up, then you took said cut up fresh fruit and enjoyed them in a pine forest, some pineapple upside down cake-ness comes after the initial smell

T - right off tons of citrus that dissipates to the malt section that is pretty caramelly but rather time, then the hops come back and its back to citrus (grapefruit forward) with some grassy elements that sits on the back of your palette and doesnt leave, however its not to the point where it becomes annoying it makes you want to take another sip

M - above average carbonation, medium bodied, finishes clean malt wise but hops stay on palette well after leaving nice dryness

D - this is the quintessential DIPA, plenty of hops, but never overbearing and your taste buds survive, hard to stop from finishing off the 1 bottle i have too quickly

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 21:59:15 | More by wchesak
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,857 ratings.