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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

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10,511 Ratings

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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)
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

jpvenezia, Nov 26, 2012
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mbw314, Nov 26, 2012
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jdaddy, Nov 26, 2012
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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
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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

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

Dizzy242, Nov 24, 2012
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kbuzz, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

iwantsomerocks, Nov 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

artnerd, Nov 24, 2012
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HarleyCorps, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

KhangGarrett, Nov 24, 2012
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amishbooze, Nov 24, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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

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bevjen, Nov 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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