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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

11,866 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,866
Reviews: 3,361
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,763
Gots: 2,462 | FT: 79
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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Photo of von_kaiser
4.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bfitzge2
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of QuentinCall
4.23/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adkieffer
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gdegraff1
4.3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

A-Golden yellow color, white head with gracious lacing
S-Hop dankness, herbal, grassy notes. I also get a very musty aroma, similar to that of winemaking
M-Subtle carbonation that cleanses the palate with a sweetness.
T-Sweet undertone and a clean bitter finish.
O-Great beer. To be honest, and I am sorry for even writing this as I cringe at the beer snobbery, but this ain't got nothin on Heady. Sorry, my east coast roots, love a good west coast IPA, but Heady Topper is still carved our in my heart. Thank you Russian River for making the journey worthwhile of the beer that followed it. I highly recommend.

Photo of EricSloan
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of tiamat8086
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beechwood BBQ. Lots of hype for Pliny. Got citrus, roasty, spruce. Excellent!

Photo of Trueant1
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of cringram01
4.87/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jaffy22
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

such a delicious beer, 10/10
i could drown in a tub of this beer and die happy.

Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of UtisTheLaw
4.7/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snaxcat
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ilikebeer21
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Phenomenal, just wish it wasn't so difficult to find.

Photo of jackieT
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KobraKai
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 2/4/15. Poured into a 6 ounce stemless wine glass. Vigin-white-bridesmaid-dress head forms on top of an a.a.milne-Winnie-the-poo-colored honey base. The lace transcribed into Wachowski-bros-Matrix-title-sequence-like movement frozen into a Pangea by a Zack Morris timeout. The smell is starfruit and pomegranate mixed with a freshly opened pack of Upper Deck baseball cards. A perfect West Coast hop/malt balance that rolls over the tongue; can only be described as sitting in the back car of a rollercoaster being whiplashed over the apex, with a new year's champagne/light almond oil finish. Overall, it's the equivalent of hugging my dog after a bad day at work.

Photo of Rivcabeerlover
4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What more us there to say.... One of the best!!

Photo of wingnutter
4.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Golden appearance, fruit and pine on the nose. Tropical fruit and grapefruit give way to bitter pine.

This is my favorite beer and I would drink it every week if I could. Just amazing.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,866 ratings.