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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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11,165 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,165
Reviews: 3,226
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5,155
Gots: 2,007 | FT: 63
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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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

A solid beer. I was expecting angels to visit me when I opened the bottle from all the hype around this beer. Not the best double IPA I have ever tried but well worth getting your hands on. Bitter up front, lacking some aromatic flavor that the nose suggests it would have.

MrBrewMaster, Tuesday at 02:58 PM
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Worth the hype. Super complex flavors. Great on tap

PaulWaters, Monday at 07:30 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Appearance: a yellow to golden color. Fairly good clarity but some slight haze to it. About an inch of frothy head.

Smell: pine, citrus, herbal. Lots of hops but a fairly generous amount of sweet and lighter crystal malts to it. T

Taste: opens up with a good dose of sweet crystal malts. Back-end is full of hops. Pine is first, then comes herbal and some floral. Some citrus. A bit of bitter resiny hops.

Mouth feel: medium body. Nice strong bitterness.

Overall: It was a good Double IPA, It was my first from Russian River and not going to be my last. I liked the strong bitter hoppiness it had.

Double07Inc, Monday at 09:42 AM
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,165 ratings.