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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,824 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 10,824
Reviews: 3,195
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 4,996
Gots: 1,881 | FT: 63
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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8 oz. pour into tulip

A- Golden, slight haze, fine white head. Tiny bubbles, and delicate lacing.

S- Grapefruit, pineapple, juicy and fruity. Some toasty notes.

T- Pungent citrus, bitter, sweet, and juicy. Subtle malt flavor, but sweetness comes out to balance the intense hopping.

M- Medium body, with a tingly carbonation feel. Clean, but the finish is dry. Bitterness isn't overwhelming, just how I love IPAs.

O- Fantastic. The American classic DIPA.

BWED, Aug 31, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted out of a 500 ml bottle marked 1/3/12 on 1/11/12.

Appearance: Pours a translucent light orange color with a fluffy head that generated a lot of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Definitely smell the piney hops right away and detect some more subtle floral aromas as well. Made me very excited for the first taste.

Taste: First impression is that this beer isn't as hop heavy as one would think. That said, Pliny bursts with incredible flavor that starts with very fresh piney and citrus hops and a subtle malt sweetness . The piney and citrus hops are there, but for a DIPA, this is something that I think the admittedly non-hopheads of the world will enjoy. It might just be a perfectly balanced American Double.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Drinks very, very easily.

Overall: Although the relative inaccessibility of Pliny contributes to its legend, there is no doubt that this beer lived up to much of the hype. If it were more easily available, Pliny would be at the top of my list for "go to" beers. The drinkability is terrific, and I'm glad to have enjoyed such a fresh bottle.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,824 ratings.