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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,659 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,659
Reviews: 3,308
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,581
Gots: 2,310 | FT: 73
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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4.26/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got this from a buddy that came back from California- thanks Jamie! I was so excited to try this beer, as I have heard all the hype. Had this in my Hill Farmstead tulip glass. Pours a nice looking pale ale with a nice head that with moderate lacing that sticks to the glass, creating nice layers with every sip. The initial aroma is floral and super hoppy, but fades quickly. The light body holds only an initial hop flavor that fades quickly as your pallet declines with the bitter bite of the hops, and the flavor just seems bland after the first 2 sips. No real complaints with this beer, except that it didn't live up to the hype. Definitely a very good beer, but I would not go out of my way to have this. 4.27/5

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4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Ah, Pliny. It's been three years, but we meet at last. Pliny the Elder pours out an orange-copper color with a head that retains very well. The aroma is that of resiny hops and citrus. Pretty standard, but still well done. The taste puts any fears to rest I had of this not living up to the hype down pretty quickly. It brings in a strong grapefruit flavor at first, with some tropical flavors in the middle leading to a big, resiny, piney finish that lingers for an eternity. The mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied, and the drinkability is exceptional. Overall, Pliny the Elder is an excellent double IPA. Highly enjoyable and highly recommended.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,659 ratings.