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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,631 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,631
Reviews: 3,179
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 4,906
Gots: 1,797 | FT: 58
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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having heard so much about this beer, and being a big fan of Three Floyds, I had to get my hands on this one, to see if Pliny the Elder lives up to the hype... It is a wonderful beer!

Bottled on Aug. 14, 2012, this beer is four weeks old. Might have held on to it a bit too long, but was saving it for the night when i could sit back and just enjoy all it has to offer.

My Duvel tulip is home to the king of beers tonite. Poured into the Duvel tulip, only used for the finest of ipa and dipa's, it has a nice billowing white head. I find the smell a bit disappointing, might be too cold from the fridge... Taste and mouthfeel are my favorite aspects of this beer.

How does it compare to Three Floyds' Dreadnaught and other top-notch DIPA's? It's every bit as good as Dreadnaught but is it better? Like I said earlier, I might have held onto it a bit too long to see what fresh Piny is like. But it is wonderful nonetheless.

The beer is a bit subdued to what I expected. Still a great beer from a great brewery. Cheers !!

cadizkyguy, Sep 12, 2012
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,631 ratings.