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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,489 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,489
Reviews: 3,165
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 4,833
Gots: 1,745 | 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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5/5  rDev +7.5%

DreTheProphet, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

onepersonriot, Dec 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

liquorpig, Dec 12, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev -4.1%

Smells like cannabis in a glass when fresh. Not worth drinking if it's more than a month old. So much fresh hops in here to count or even make sense of.

Pliny has long been regarded as the best Double IPA around, however competition is fierce this days and there are more than a few breweries that can give it a run for it's money (Alpine, Societe...)

Bottom line, Pliny will always hold a special place in our hearts because it was the first and it is a damn good beer.

berlinabb, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

thebeerbeast, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

cbgoods, Dec 11, 2013
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Tristan_E, Dec 11, 2013
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toronto_beermaven, Dec 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

koutkid41, Dec 11, 2013
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nebuchadnezzer, Dec 11, 2013
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humulusphile, Dec 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

AJ01923, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -10.5%

Bottle sent in a trade - 11/15/13 bottled on date.

Appearance: Pours a clear filtered orange/golden color with a finger of a white head.

Smell: Smells dank. 3 week old bottle. Sweet juicy hops, citrus, grapefruit, bread. It doesn't jump out of the glass but it's all there.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. It's not bursting with flavor but it's very balanced and that's what I like about it. It's not very bitter (a plus for me). Just really well rounded.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium mouthfeel. No booze at all in the taste.

Overall: Overall, a really great balanced IPA. Is it the best IPA ever? Nope. But it's really good.

GameFreac, Dec 11, 2013
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Quafftastic, Dec 10, 2013
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vinnyg76, Dec 09, 2013
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,489 ratings.