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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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11,425 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,425
Reviews: 3,250
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5,297
Gots: 2,100 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003)
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I have had this too many times to count, but I'm finally getting around to reviewing this beer... Thanks, Mike.

Bottled: 12/20/12

A: Pours a perfect translucent light amber with only a small layer of pure white foam that lines the top of the beer. The head settles quickly into a thin bubbly layer along the edges of the glass. There is a good amount of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is big pine, and juicy orange citrus. It's not over the top pungent. It's just right. This beer smells great (ever after a month).

T: I am met straight away with a light malty sweetness, which transitions into huge juicy orange citrus, followed by some floral qualities. As it moves to the middle, I get a ton of spicy pine notes, but it's balanced well by the hops. The pine notes linger as the sweet malt moves off.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet right away, gets big and hoppy in the middle, turns spicy and stinging towards the end, and finishes smooth. This is an easy drinking DIPA that coats the palate, but slides off beautifully as it progresses along the palate.

O: Love this beer. One of, if not "the", best DIPA I've ever had. It's almost flawless. Wish I could drink this everyday.

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A: liquid, see-through gold. One and a half fingers of white head. Lacing started to form almost instantly on my glass.

S: hop goodness right here with hints of pine and citrus.

T: hoppy in the front then a bitter follow.

M: this is probably what surprised me the most about this beer. It was a lot thicker than I anticipated considering how clear this beer was. It was extremely smooth all the way down.

O: there isn't much that can be said that hasn't been said already. This beer ckmetely lives up to the hype.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,425 ratings.