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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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10,631 Ratings

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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright orange, clear, moderate lacing on the glass. So juicy it almost looks syrupy.

S: Bright citrus hops. Clean and clear.

T: Same as above. They are very well utilized, nothing getting in the way of their orange, lemon, pine, grapefruit flavors. That also mean, however, that there isn't any malt to counter it, so that means a very unbalanced beer, leaving a very bitter bite on the finish and your palate left wandering for any refuge of flavor besides the onslaught of hops. Good obfuscation of the alcohol content as well.

M: Good acidity, thick, effervescent. The creamy foamy head balances the rest of the body nicely.

O: A hopbomb, the real deal. Fresh, dank hops compose the entirety of this beer. Their projected image is done well, but unfortunately, with so many other beers that also utilize such fresh hops in such quantities, the name is one of the only thing that sets this one apart from the crowd. Maybe if I had a better hop palate I'd be able to more fully appreciate what they've done, but as it is, it's just another refreshing DIPA, albeit done very well.

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