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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,841 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,841
Reviews: 3,354
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,740
Gots: 2,446 | FT: 80
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 McMatt7
4.46/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abravo52
4.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty, but not as smooth and flavorful as Blind Pig and underwhelming (only because of the astronomically high expectations.)

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

Photo of Jwburns75
4.14/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received in a recent trade, dated 1/28/15. Poured into snifter. Nice nose on this one, poured to a one finger head that laced well. Expectations were through the roof, and though I really enjoyed the beer (I have to admit I was expecting a "5" here), it wasn't quite everything I hoped for. That being said and to no one's surprise, it was a terrific IPA. Smooth and pretty delicious. Just not the best beer I've ever had.

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heavenly...it really does live up to the hype...

Photo of jrsaffert
4.23/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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 Hop_God
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Calibrews
4.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JPond4
4.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Robertd956
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KidSalami
4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Megala8000
4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Staro
4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 72westie
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty damn good. Can't wait to get my hands on more of it.

Photo of deparker
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of squareenix567
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mattsox94
4.83/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

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

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,841 ratings.