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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,652 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,652
Reviews: 3,306
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,573
Gots: 2,307 | FT: 73
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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Photo of drinkern
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschantz
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass from the 1-14-15 bottling. Bright light orange reminiscent of cider given the clarity. Finger of off-white head that dissipates gradually. Nose brings an explosion of orange marmalade and pine. The first sip brings orange to the fore followed by huge pine - tastes like I'm chewing a cud of pine needles. Flavor is more bitter than many of the IPAs rolling out of CA these days, which is nothing but a good thing. There is a reason this beer is a standard bearer.

Photo of luvtotri140
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kogutmic
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chart813
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kals
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BerBen
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joster_951
4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MIrvine
4.23/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mlevine4
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pererfromtheinternet
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucoli
4.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesAnderson
4.92/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevin_malo
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First time having this. Amazing beer. Wish it was easier to get!

Photo of Nordicus
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of xtonytx
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Donch
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect balance of malt character with a beautiful dank, resin, citrus hop flavor. Best IIPA IVE EVER HAD.

Photo of RebelWithoutACause
4.51/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of surfpange1
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Incredibly consistent IPA, always awesome

Photo of McMatt
4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DoctorEvil
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very unique complex profile...have only had this on draft and never in a bottle... if blindfolded, you could pick this one out of any number of IPAs/DIPAs, which is a good thing! Potent ABV... They went for it with this and hit a home run...

Photo of Hellmeh
4.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,652 ratings.