1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,511 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 10,511
Reviews: 3,167
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 4,847
Gots: 1,742 | FT: 57
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Pliny The Elder Alström Bros
Ratings: 10,511 | Reviews: 3,167 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jpvenezia
5/5  rDev +7.5%

jpvenezia, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of mbw314
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

mbw314, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of jdaddy
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

jdaddy, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Revenant
3.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Revenant, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Powderhornphil
4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was previously a had for me. I thought it was time to give it a full rating.

Poured from a three week old bottle.

You can tell this is a thoughtfully and skillfully crafted beer. Beautiful to look at and a joy to taste. Showcases the hops in an expert way. Finishes very dry.

Likely there isn't much to say about this beer that hasn't been said, so I won't try. I wiil jusy say: Very enjoyable.

Powderhornphil, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of EricLander
5/5  rDev +7.5%

EricLander, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Tee2Grn
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Tee2Grn, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Dizzy242
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Dizzy242, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of kbuzz
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kbuzz, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of iwantsomerocks
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

iwantsomerocks, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of artnerd
5/5  rDev +7.5%

artnerd, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of HarleyCorps
5/5  rDev +7.5%

HarleyCorps, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of KhangGarrett
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

KhangGarrett, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of amishbooze
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

amishbooze, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of PoolFishGolf
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PoolFishGolf, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Intumemedical
4.98/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer snob is what this beer usually is what we are called when you talk so highly of this beer. Well, I am a beer snob and this beer helped create the title. Full flavor, very clean finish. It bites but than smooths like butter. It is actually a little strange. The fruit makes it sweet but hops make it bite. This beer stands out from your centennial, cascade blast of most. It is full of love! I never give a five! Hint of fresh juice and maybe a sweet flower. Simcoe maybe but just enough. The malt could be thinner for color but I love the power so I am just fine with it. Fresh beer! To say the least.

Intumemedical, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of wde83
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

wde83, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Mojo
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After fearing that I'd never have this, my brother-in-law scored a bottle and split it with me. It was poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint. With a beautiful crystal clear rich golden appearance, there was a frothy one finger head, a little bit of lacing, and a constant stream of bubbles rising to the top. The nose was fruit, grass, resin, bread, malt, and hops. Taste was awesome. It had a wonderful sweet malt profile which seamlessly gave way to a massive hop bomb on the finish. The mouthfeel was very full and satisfying, with just the right amount of carbonation. I have never gave all fives to a beer before, but this one earned it.

Mojo, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Keyportnick
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle dated 10/04/12 poured into a tulip

A- pours a very clear zero haze pale golden color. Pure white head with big bubbles. Fades quickly to just rest a top of the beer.

S- The aroma came spewing out of the bottle before I could even get it in the glass. Grapefruit, orange citrus, little hints of malts and floral spice.

T- grapefruit, tangerine orange, floral zest, mild crisp malt

M- light body, bold carbonation. Very light quick finish but the hops leave a nice coating on the back of your throat.

O- Every drink leaves you wanting more. Crisp clean profiles and great drink ability. The worst part of the beer is when it's gone.

Keyportnick, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of drewkennedy
5/5  rDev +7.5%

drewkennedy, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of ooftu
5/5  rDev +7.5%

ooftu, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of tinypyramids
5/5  rDev +7.5%

tinypyramids, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of bevjen
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bevjen, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of NickCaff
5/5  rDev +7.5%

NickCaff, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of IanTheIrish
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

IanTheIrish, Nov 21, 2012
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,511 ratings.