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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,281 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,281
Reviews: 3,141
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 4,726
Gots: 1,670 | FT: 55
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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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-05-2013 01:20:21 | More by brandonld23
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codsmith

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-05-2013 00:33:24 | More by codsmith
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CaptainQ

Washington

4/5  rDev -14%

09-05-2013 00:18:15 | More by CaptainQ
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mtahce

California

4.68/5  rDev +0.6%

My favorite double IPA. Great balance of flavor between malt and hops. Aroma is nectar like and doesn't flood the senses. Awesome sweet finish that doesn't leave any bitterness. Extremely drinkable, however packs a swift punch. Best to drink after a Blind Pig.

09-05-2013 00:10:03 | More by mtahce
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BeerHo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.5%

YES THIS BEER IS THAT GOOD! Don't let the light color full you. This beer packs a ton of flavor. Great balance of malts and hops! Nice caramel undertones. Fantastic mouth feel. Very smooth finish which makes this a very drinkable beer! Beware at 8.00% ABV it sneaks up on you. Thank you Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA for having this on tap!

09-04-2013 21:44:18 | More by BeerHo
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paleoplant

New York

3.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-04-2013 04:50:27 | More by paleoplant
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dmhurdle

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

09-04-2013 04:37:35 | More by dmhurdle
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jimmmmeeerrsssss

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

09-04-2013 04:27:44 | More by jimmmmeeerrsssss
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Donatedfist

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-04-2013 02:47:53 | More by Donatedfist
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pnkRed

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

09-03-2013 22:14:18 | More by pnkRed
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ghscott

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.5%

09-03-2013 13:25:32 | More by ghscott
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Bobby_Lee

Japan

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

09-03-2013 03:57:01 | More by Bobby_Lee
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev -1.5%

Beer pours clear amber. A nice fluffy off-white head.

Citrus and pine. To me, this is a classic ipa. I realize that this doesn't mean much, but it's really what I'm looking for the style. Unfortunately, nothing about this is unique to me. I guess RR was the one to define the style, so the beer is perfect in that regard.

Nice and bitter. Crisp, with some tropical sweetness. To me, this beer is about the pine flavor, although I'm sure some beg to differ. A pretty big malty backbone. Perfectly balanced with the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium and crisp. A little resin after each sip.

Overall this is a delicious iipa. I don't feel like it's in the same category (or league) as east coast iipas, but it defines the bitter style. Awesome beer.

09-03-2013 03:40:11 | More by lunarbrew
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khargro2

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-03-2013 03:19:39 | More by khargro2
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Irishace9

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2013 23:41:16 | More by Irishace9
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denimdemon

Indiana

5/5  rDev +7.5%

09-02-2013 23:07:54 | More by denimdemon
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AZBeerDude

Arizona

5/5  rDev +7.5%

09-02-2013 20:04:13 | More by AZBeerDude
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2013 19:51:38 | More by Sonofalime
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Ruderaven52

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2013 19:47:32 | More by Ruderaven52
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kimigirl

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

09-02-2013 19:14:08 | More by kimigirl
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californiaslim

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

09-02-2013 18:02:36 | More by californiaslim
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seanmcgl

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2013 14:03:15 | More by seanmcgl
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backslide311

Colorado

5/5  rDev +7.5%

09-02-2013 09:06:11 | More by backslide311
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jds16

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

09-02-2013 03:06:01 | More by jds16
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TheDoak

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2013 02:45:26 | More by TheDoak
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,281 ratings.