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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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12,029 Ratings

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Ratings: 12,029
Reviews: 3,398
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,928
Gots: 2,593 | FT: 85
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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Ratings: 12,029 | Reviews: 3,398
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4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a bottle into a Deschutes Teku. Bottled 5/13/13.

A - Poured a beautiful crystal clear golden liquid with 2 finger width white head. The head faded and left a solid crown of lacing. Light carbonation.

S - What a treat to the nose. Very floral and citrus up front with grapefruit, mango, pine and mild hops. I just want to keep smelling it.

T - Ahhh, fresh hops. Interestingly, for me, the hops come bursting through all that citrus/tropical fruit nose, although not overwhelmingly. While the citrus, pine malt come through after. Really quite nice. Slight bitter aftertaste, but pleasant.

M - Crisp is what come to mind immediately. Easy to drink with light carbonation. Resin aftertaste that is very nice.

O - Outstanding beer. I would like to contrast with some fresh HT and see how it comes out. Either way it is a well executed IIPA. I would love to drink this on a regular basis. It is a must try.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 6/17

A very clear body. Excellent head and lacing

S like a west coast ipa. Awesome.

T just as it smells with some nice hop bitterness. All flavors are perfectly in balance. Aftertaste is pleasant and lingers a bit making you want another taste. Im only deducting slightly as the flavors could be amped up a bit but im probably nit picking

M very nice. Medium light carbonation, very smooth and so drinkable

O obviously its world class. Excellent beer.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,029 ratings.