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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,540 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,540
Reviews: 3,172
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 4,865
Gots: 1,757 | FT: 58
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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3.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Twig2848, Jul 15, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pliny the elder is an amazing beer. one of the best i have had it has magnificent color unbelieveable taste, the taste is very smooth probably the smoothest i have had it has a great mouthfeel i would love to try more beer from russian river to review them as well

zackada22, Jul 15, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful, bright light orange with a 3/4 finger of soay lacing.

Huge amount of pine and citrus in the nose with rindy, lemony notes at the front. Sweet malt backbone supports the hop onslaught. There is a nice hop spice as well, paired nicely with the dank, norcal hop aroma.

Bright, citrusy and juicy hops awaken your palate as the refreshing bitterness and fruity aromatics satisfy in a big way. Definitely some fruity complexities such as mango and papaya. The hops present themselves in a tropical , bitter and playful way. Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops I believe are present. The malt base supports the hops well. Amazing balance.

Oily, juicy, sweet, wheaty, dry. Amazing.

I believe Pliny the Elder deserves the respect it gets. This is definitely a model DIIPA for a lot of west coastr breweries, as it should be.

dmatsui, Jul 12, 2012
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,540 ratings.