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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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11,681 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,681
Reviews: 3,312
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,597
Gots: 2,327 | FT: 76
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into tulip, raises 2 fingers of sticky white head. Dissipates slowly and laces nicely. Color is perfect, beautiful shade of orange.

Smells better...grapefruit rind, citrus, floral tones. Not overpowering hop smell, just inviting citrus.

Delivers in taste department..as complex a DIPA as I have tried. Initial citrus, immediately followed by malty backbone with bready sweetness, and finishes with a piney note. Real quality.

Perfect carb and smooth mouthfeel. Crisp and acidic, but still full enough.

Lives up. Glad I had a chance to try...thanks youdownwithabv!

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4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Received a bottle in a trade, dated: 3-13-14.
A: A beautiful golden honey color.
S: Tropical fruit hops upfront: peaches, apricots, pineapple.
T: Notes of sweet fruit: peaches, apricots, citrus: orange, grapefruit, pineapple. There's no discernible bitterness, just a wonderfully balanced and smooth taste from start-to-finish.
M: A medium body, juicy mouthfeel that leaves the mouth salivating for more.
O: This is an exceptional double IPA, and deserves the rave reviews and high praise.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

General: This was directly from the brewery, the brewed date is 1/21/14. Poured this into my bottle logic lab glass for the tasting.

Appearance: Great dark golden color with a slightly off while head that doesn't really last.

Aroma: Amazing as always, pine, citrus and grassy

Mouthfeel: Perfect, plan and simple

Taste: If you haven't had this, get one and enjoy it.

Overall: One of the best DIPAs that is available plain and simple.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,681 ratings.