Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

12,486 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 12,486
Reviews: 3,512
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 6,324
Gots: 2,901 | FT: 87
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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Ratings: 12,486 | Reviews: 3,512
Photo of jackb112
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer Jesus drinks when he isn't banishing people from heaven.

Photo of CincinnatiMan
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Balanced perfection provides a phenomenal sensory experience that's hard to replicate especially at 8%.

Photo of bkkt
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best IPA I've had the pleasure of drinking.
Nothing can be said about this beer that haven't been said already. My buddy and I got heavily buzzed off a growler in one sitting and regretted we didn't pick up a case.

Photo of Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Before I had my first class I was so prepared to be disappointed by this beer, but it lives up to the hype in every conceivable way.

Photo of Spookykid7088
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hard to find. Got lucky late last year. Great stuff.

Photo of Golden303
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The king of the piney ipa's. The gold standard of beer. The granddaddy of them all. The sultan of swat. The.....

Photo of Coleman253
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best IPA I have ever had. (That being said I have not had the pleasure of meeting "the younger"). True definition of a beautiful double IPA. Perfect in look, smell, taste and feel. Every palate is different, and the introduction of each aroma and taste will be yours to discover when you have the opportunity to become acquainted with Pliny the Elder.

Photo of ajbello
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tastes like hoppy marijuana goodness that dances around your pallet.

Photo of Jsbeyerly
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wish this was in CT. Really great flavor...love this beer

Photo of Njcampbell62
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Imperial IPA very well done beer. Gotta try it if you haven't, must remember it if you have.

Photo of 1Camel2Humps
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best IPA ever. PERIOD

Photo of harvesttime707
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its really an awesome beer :)

Photo of spfetterS
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aromatic and full bodied. Smooth hoppy finish with some floral aroma. Just an all around great imperial IPA

Photo of beerchic
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This really lived up to the hype for me. Very well balanced imperial. I would drink it all the time if I could get it.

Photo of Onemikeosk
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect mix of bitter/citrus flavor

Photo of zapjones
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection. There is no rival.

Photo of PhillyBrewPhan
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A masterpiece. Lucky to have it on tap in Philly year round.

Photo of TheReeasor
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fricking unreal..hoppy aroma to no end flavor of grassy hops and mango. Best ever.

Photo of KEVSKI
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked this up at Tahoe Central Market in Kings Beach Lake Tahoe. As usual, GREAT!

Photo of TheBrewChase
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I hate to be all about the hype, but I live in Northern California and find myself making that hour and a half long trip to Santa Rosa at least twice a month to fill up my growlers and get a case or two, it is THE textbook double IPA. Citrus, and pine are present from the first smell to the last the sip, thank you Russian River

Photo of Telewonka
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damn!!!! Speechless. A perfect balance. Double ipa nirvana. Why can't this beer be available in maine?!

Photo of sgameroz
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pinnacle of beerdom. Sorry other 49 states.

Photo of Donch
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect balance of malt character with a beautiful dank, resin, citrus hop flavor. Best IIPA IVE EVER HAD.

Photo of jacobdunne
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I went to a local restaurant looking for a good IPA and I winded up getting the most delicious beer I have ever tasted. They offered me a tasting of it (they had just gotten it on tap that day) and I fell in love. I got a full pint and I was in beer heaven. Everything about this beer is delicious and it has a great finish. If you like IPA's then this beer is perfect for you.

Photo of Beeraddd
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer is perfect. Not much left to say.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,486 ratings.