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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

9,777 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,777
Reviews: 3,124
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,483
Gots: 1,445 | FT: 53
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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Jordy777

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -40.9%

07-01-2013 04:23:16 | More by Jordy777
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danieltweten

Washington

5/5  rDev +7.5%

07-01-2013 04:15:04 | More by danieltweten
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-01-2013 01:41:30 | More by bubseymour
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

07-01-2013 01:14:11 | More by Invictus
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-30-2013 20:18:43 | More by kristougher
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -30.1%

06-30-2013 18:54:54 | More by LoveStout
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GopherPharmer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

06-30-2013 17:00:03 | More by GopherPharmer
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ZepHead80

Illinois

4/5  rDev -14%

06-30-2013 13:17:05 | More by ZepHead80
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Roudy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

06-30-2013 11:29:59 | More by Roudy
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AirborneBeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-30-2013 06:16:09 | More by AirborneBeer
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-30-2013 04:02:06 | More by heytomcat
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DSkilling

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-30-2013 03:53:02 | More by DSkilling
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

06-30-2013 00:11:59 | More by huddyball
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

06-30-2013 00:06:45 | More by Jacob007
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panther3423

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-30-2013 00:03:54 | More by panther3423
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received as a present from my girlfriends college friend when she came back to Philly to visit. Bottled 6/25/13.

A - Pours a light golden straw color with excellent clarity and an initial 3 finger, creamy white head that hangs around for a while before receding to a cap, leaving generous patches of frothy lace on my Delirium Tremens tulip.

S - Lots of bright citrus and tropical fruit up front, with some earthy, almost spicy hop notes mixed in. A faint biscuity malt backbone holds it together.

T - Wow... Definitely not what I expected. What I expected was a hop bomb, but what I'm getting is just a lot of bright, clean citrus and tropical fruit. Mango, peach, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit rind. Middle of the mouth the malt backbone hits with some sweet, crackery flavors. Slight caramel. Then the hops take on a more earthy, floral tone before finishing out with a lip-smackingly great citrus finish. Barely a hint of booze. Just clean, bright hops.

M - deceptively easy drinking. Not heavy like many DIPAs. Medium bodied with an amazing finish that is both sweet and bitter, and on the dry side.

O - At first, I wasn't too impressed, because I was looking for some unbalanced, boozy hop bomb. But this beer impressed with its balance, clean feel, and amazing finish. A top 5 five DIPA for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 21:13:20 | More by cjoc83
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MWolverines66

New York

4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this one on tap at a bar in Philly. Poured a light amber color, a little head that quickly disappeared, minimal carbonation. Smelled a combination of tangerine, pine and a little grapefruit. The taste was very well balanced. The hops were definitely not overpowering like some of the other DIPA's I've had before, but left me with a nice bite at the end.

Overall a solid IPA, but the key word for this beer is balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 20:21:07 | More by MWolverines66
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Tauroe

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-29-2013 18:18:16 | More by Tauroe
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rob99er

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-29-2013 05:39:13 | More by rob99er
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Shanop1288

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-29-2013 04:06:29 | More by Shanop1288
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TexasPensFan

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-29-2013 01:35:02 | More by TexasPensFan
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dogfish90

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

06-29-2013 01:28:02 | More by dogfish90
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Jsmercer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

06-29-2013 00:29:10 | More by Jsmercer
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Rivenin

Oregon

4/5  rDev -14%

06-28-2013 22:10:06 | More by Rivenin
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

06-28-2013 19:03:30 | More by RyanTheLion13
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,777 ratings.