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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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10,832 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,832
Reviews: 3,195
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 4,996
Gots: 1,883 | FT: 63
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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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle purchased at Belmont Station in Portland into a snifter on 13 July 14.

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a thick head that leaves sticky lacing around the glass

Lots of grapefruit and floral hops in the aroma. Just the way I like it!

Flavor is grapefruit rind with some pine and apricot. Malt is hidden but not absent. Finish is long and dry. Lots of hops resins demand the next sip.

Feel is medium and dry.

Overall, this is what I expected from this beer. Given the hype and my high expectations, that is saying a lot. Definitely want to get my hands on this again and compare to some of my other favorites.

mr-jj, Tuesday at 05:32 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.89/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pefect. Clear, but not crystal. Beautiful color tint of orange.
S- Floral, great hop mix with Simcoe coming through. One of the best aromas around.
T - Really great, but a little bit that lingers just a tad.
F - Crisp and smooth and mellow all at the same time.
O - As the other ratings say, worldclass

JimmyCaprese, Monday at 06:26 PM
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4/5  rDev -14%

A bit over rated in my opinion. Leaves a dry, stale after taste. Good beer but wondering why the 100 rating. I like a few others there they had over this one.

griff24, Sunday at 05:48 AM
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,832 ratings.