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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

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12,014 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,014
Reviews: 3,396
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,922
Gots: 2,588 | FT: 85
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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A- translucent golden yellow, with a very thin white head.
S- distinct tropical aromas consisting of pineapple, mango, and pine. Has a hoppy after smell.
T- A lot like the aroma. A great tropical flavor with a very good hoppy and bitter finish.
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A: brilliant clarity, dense white head, light copper, almost gold color.
S: very hop forward; tangerine, pineapple, lemon, mixed with some evergreen and herbal scents. Malt is in the background and compliments the hops without adding a lot of complexity.
T: pine resin and citrus/tropical fruit flavors forward, with bready malt character as a solid backbone. Enough bitterness at the end without being overly aggressive or sharp. Not at all astringent or too wet; very balanced.
M: medium-thick with a palate coating property that goes down without leaving the mouth oily. Carbonation is a little on the heavy side but compliments the flavor and helps it go down.
O: a good, if not completely overrated IPA. I don't see what all the fuss is about. Russian River has created a mystique around this beer that is fun, but ultimately leaves one unsatisfied when it's finally had. Still, worth trying once, if only to see what all the fuss is about.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,014 ratings.