Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

11,449 Ratings
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Ratings: 11,449
Reviews: 3,257
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 5,336
Gots: 2,139 | FT: 66
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003)
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Photo of mac31
4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bomber to tulip.

Super aromatic, hoppy floral notes. Soft, but present spiciness. Orange/tangerine, pineapple, mango flavors. Love the dirty/danky, woody, earthy flavors as well. Clean malt, crackery backbone puts the hops on shine! Bitterness is soft and lingering, perfect early kettle bittering. Just enough malty sweetness to balance out all the hops. Thin bodied with great carbonation that doesn't take away from all the aforementioned flavor components. Alcohol is well covered, barely any warmth detected while sipping. What can you say, it's Pliny! I've had this tons of time (2 hours away from the brewpub). Been a while since I've had. Can't believe I've waited so long. Don't wait if you don't have to. A must have, at least once! Probly the DIPA going.

Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skeeter1330
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TimG_0913
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aroma is like a pine tree. Very balanced and smooth.

Photo of lbenitezl91
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZacCohen
4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nmarshall87
4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to dmsanchez for seeking this 15 day old bottle of Pliny to enjoy in Michigan. Creamy white head that lingers and floats on top of the golden liquid. Huge hop aroma and flavor of pine, orange and grapefruit citrus and stone fruit. Flavor follows nose. Exquisite balance. Crisp biscuity malts, finishes with just outstanding balance. Definitely one of the best IPA's I've had and totally lives up to the hype.

Photo of jblain
4.49/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsmick
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SubversiveIntentions
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 4.75

Pretty much the Heady Topper of the West Coast.

Photo of Behannah1
4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jdimento
4.86/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkmarth
4.13/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seabeemom
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rden4654
4.13/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobIPA88
4.76/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickyDee21
4.28/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,449 ratings.