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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,775 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,775
Reviews: 3,124
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,482
Gots: 1,446 | 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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miked396

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -78.5%

01-03-2012 13:54:08 | More by miked396
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Dodgesbullets

Colorado

1/5  rDev -78.5%

12-15-2012 17:37:54 | More by Dodgesbullets
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jonmorgan

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -78.5%

12-08-2012 12:31:06 | More by jonmorgan
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Talkie85

Zimbabwe

1/5  rDev -78.5%

03-20-2014 03:20:52 | More by Talkie85
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jose34

Iowa

1/5  rDev -78.5%

04-12-2014 19:48:32 | More by jose34
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Amysantiago

California

1/5  rDev -78.5%

04-13-2014 00:05:05 | More by Amysantiago
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -73.1%

01-19-2013 18:41:42 | More by wattoclone
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because

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -67.7%

06-24-2014 23:01:25 | More by because
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Beejis60

New York

1.83/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottled 2/24/11

A: straw
S: good, nothing epic, had better smelling ipas
T: bad. And the the hype surrounding this beer made it taste even worse. Tasted like cigarettes, burnt toast, and alcohol. Needs A LOT more malt.
M: sharp from the carbonation, bad from the cigarette-ness. Went down partially smooth, I suppose
O: Again, was very disappointed in this beer, especially with all the hype it gets. Will not drink the other three I have in the basement.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 04:50:59 | More by Beejis60
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goldenbarney

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -57%

11-11-2012 09:00:52 | More by goldenbarney
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user785335

Florida

2/5  rDev -57%

12-31-2012 20:25:30 | More by user785335
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Argofax

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -57%

02-10-2012 04:21:11 | More by Argofax
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Guden

Maryland

2/5  rDev -57%

12-22-2011 18:25:15 | More by Guden
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ChuckThat

Virginia

2/5  rDev -57%

12-09-2011 16:14:01 | More by ChuckThat
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astrehl7

California

2/5  rDev -57%

01-12-2012 20:37:42 | More by astrehl7
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eatrun

Colorado

2/5  rDev -57%

03-01-2012 21:55:35 | More by eatrun
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beervanski


2/5  rDev -57%

02-28-2012 00:50:21 | More by beervanski
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oaktree42


2/5  rDev -57%

04-14-2012 16:26:44 | More by oaktree42
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2/5  rDev -57%

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allanpano

Washington

2/5  rDev -57%

12-10-2012 21:00:06 | More by allanpano
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DrunkAl

Illinois

2/5  rDev -57%

04-30-2014 21:53:21 | More by DrunkAl
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VicSlick

California

2.2/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I dont know I f I got a bad batch of this beer but it is definitely NOT WORTHY OF AN A+!

Bought four pint bottles from Whole Foods Cupertino. Thre reason I bought four is because I was expecting an awesome brewski.

Appearance is average. It pours a Budweiser Yellow. Lets be honest.

Smell is okay. I dont really judge any beer off its smell.

Taste. This is where it gets weird. I took the first sip of beer and I tasted the intense flavor of ALCOHOL. I know a Double IPA is gonna be a strong beer but the smell and palate feel was that of a post vodka shot. I hope this is a bad batch, cause I really wanna enjoy this beer. I just didnt.

Mouthfeel. SEE TASTE.

Overall, I would not pay $5 a pint for a beer I had a bad experience with ever again, but if a friend buys me one, I would be open to trying it again in hopes that the batch was on point.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 00:59:43 | More by VicSlick
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2.25/5  rDev -51.6%

06-19-2014 00:43:59 | More by cydittmann
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wolfio62

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I expected BIG things from this Ale. TOTALLY OVER RATED!!! One dimensional with no sophistication . Tasted like a pine cone or kitty litter, take your pick, Very short after taste that finished like balsa wood. Can't figure out all the hype??? I tasted this with 2 other Beer Drinkers, and we all felt the same.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 14:14:13 | More by wolfio62
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Dennrat


2.4/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Does it live up to the hype?No. I guess I'm the odd man out. The Emperor is wearing no clothes. Aroma is good, sweet and astringent, apricot/orange and orange peel.The appearance is fine. The taste is unbalanced. The bitterness bubbles too strong to the back of the mouth leaving an unpleasant aftertaste. The palate is fine. Overall for my taste, sweetness and bitterness should have been blended better. Being a new beergeek, I'm not that sophisticated yet, so I'll take a Dogfish Head 90 Minute over "The Elder" any day.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 03:53:55 | More by Dennrat
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,775 ratings.