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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,446 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,446
Reviews: 3,255
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5,317
Gots: 2,119 | FT: 67
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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Photo of NickyDee21
4.28/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Ncodolosa
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikemikemike
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cduffy201
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasty beer with an incredible pine smell

Photo of Alaska1
4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. Balanced is the word.

Photo of TreeScott
4.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Andymannv
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaemeno3
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickWebster87
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When fresh this beer really can't be beat.

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

Good balance. Taste stays with you. Love the hoppiness. Like a wet hop but not as strong.

Photo of WhatIsFear
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bonercityUSA
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zak333
4.68/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

My favorite beer hands down

Photo of huckfinn38
4.49/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronblain22
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidSomers
4.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of safaricook
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got this at the never failing to excite bierkoning in Amsterdam. I was extremely lucky to pick up the two last bottles from their fridge, only 2 hours after the posted the arrival on social media.
Amazingly clear gold with a bit red, a fine bubbled slightly off-white foam that has good stability and leaves lacing
classic American hops aroma, grapefruit, citric and more and more pine, not in anyway pungent, compared to more modern IPAs it is gently and got nothing to hide not even the tiny alcoholic note
fruity hops, again pine and grapefruit rather than citric and then lingering bitterness, and then even more bitterness, it comes back in waves. Almost no caramel malt too balance, more balance from the alcohol in my opinion
The body is below medium, the carbonation is well integrated and spot on, the alcohol gives just the warming that reminds you that you are drinking a potent beer, little hop astringency.
This is as good as it gets in West coast DIPAs. As with all the other overly hyped beers, do not expect godly manna. It is just an extremely well crafted beer in its category.

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4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JonCaytion
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a fresh IPA should be, the Gold Standard

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,446 ratings.