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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,437 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,437
Reviews: 3,253
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5,308
Gots: 2,112 | FT: 67
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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A- poured from bottle into founders snifter. Pours pretty clear, two finger white head.
S- so much tropical fruit, pineapple especially, sticky pine, fruity hops, some biscuit, but really toons of tropical fruity hops.
T- sweet pineapple, star fruit, and other tropical fruits, melon, slightly bready, lots of pine, fresh floral hops. So juicy.
M- per usual for style
O- very drinkable, lots of delicious juicy tropical fruits, piney floral hop profile, and it leaves a great finish, not overly bitter and perfectly balanced throughout. This beer is what is meant to be, a perfectly balanced iipa that masks the alcohol completely. Reminds me of being back in Santa Rosa among the big pine trees and sweet sunshine.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,437 ratings.