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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,628 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,628
Reviews: 3,119
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,413
Gots: 1,388 | FT: 52
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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calmond72

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-05-2012 05:04:54 | More by calmond72
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -14%

04-05-2012 01:55:28 | More by tln13
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-04-2012 22:52:58 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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Bkin

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

04-04-2012 21:23:20 | More by Bkin
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Matt (Crawbee87) for sending me a few RR goodies. This happens to be my last bottle of Pliny. Bottle dated 3/5/12.

A - A slightly hazy, light golden hue that generates an off white, 1 1/2 inch head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S - Hop dominated aroma with pine leading the way, followed by grapefruit and fresh peach. You could smell this immediately on the pour.

T - A blast of pine and citrus that really leaves a solid bitterness on the tongue. I love the balance between the grapefruit and piney flavors RR is able to achieve in this brew. The sweetness from the malt does a great job of holding everything together, but you know this beer isn't about the malt. Finishes bone dry with a little sweetness left behind.

M - Medium body and carbonation, sticky and resinous from the hops.

I could drink this all day if I didn't have to get it from the other side of the country. Also, the 8% abv is extremely well hidden, and falls right in the range where I like my DIPAs. This brew deserves to be towards the top of most lists.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 20:34:57 | More by DSlim71
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DayMD

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-04-2012 07:24:56 | More by DayMD
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RespetoCerveza101

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.5%

04-04-2012 05:23:24 | More by RespetoCerveza101
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RWNay

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%

04-03-2012 23:16:25 | More by RWNay
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KingDiamond

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

04-03-2012 22:55:38 | More by KingDiamond
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-03-2012 22:36:32 | More by eagles22
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dac0152

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

04-03-2012 19:22:44 | More by dac0152
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randomfits


4/5  rDev -14%

04-03-2012 17:09:36 | More by randomfits
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adamdd

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

04-03-2012 13:20:17 | More by adamdd
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revo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

04-03-2012 12:24:50 | More by revo
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Jhatwig


5/5  rDev +7.5%

04-03-2012 03:54:50 | More by Jhatwig
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

04-03-2012 03:48:10 | More by tripledbrew
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curly31989

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

04-03-2012 03:27:05 | More by curly31989
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TOMHONE

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure I understand the wild obsession with this beer.

Can't agree more. Can NOT IMHO, compete with real German/Belgium beers. But that's for another day of discussion.

I was on a rented motorcycle when I stopped in at the Russian River establishment. And believe me this isn't what one should be drinking if they have to drive. Just one of these gives you a new sense on life.

The beer was very good tasting, don't get me wrong, but all of the attention and rave reviews I just don't understand.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 02:46:14 | More by TOMHONE
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espijosh


3.5/5  rDev -24.7%

04-02-2012 21:41:11 | More by espijosh
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nonstick

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-02-2012 20:31:48 | More by nonstick
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mgironta

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +7.5%

04-02-2012 16:26:18 | More by mgironta
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Tafern


4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

04-02-2012 15:11:08 | More by Tafern
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

04-02-2012 04:23:42 | More by SHCC
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squarebottle

California

4/5  rDev -14%

04-02-2012 04:07:33 | More by squarebottle
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Gambelli

Nevada

5/5  rDev +7.5%

04-02-2012 02:42:36 | More by Gambelli
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,628 ratings.