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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,872 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,872
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,537
Gots: 1,501 | FT: 53
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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WrongEmBoyo

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-30-2011 01:34:21 | More by WrongEmBoyo
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Trancelogix

Ohio

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 22:08:18 | More by Trancelogix
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tonycommodore

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 21:49:45 | More by tonycommodore
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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 21:06:09 | More by ksherry112
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ucis

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 18:16:20 | More by ucis
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RViator325

Washington

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 14:49:29 | More by RViator325
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aingle

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 14:30:27 | More by aingle
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

warm, glowing, golden-tinged amber with a big, off-white head that holds etremely well and leaves tons of lace. nose is a pine resin, grapefruit, pineapple blast and actually carries a nice malt backbone with some sweet caramel, some nice grainy notes and even a bit of character from the yeast. taste is more balanced than i remember, with everything working in chorus. defined tastes that play well together on a medium-full body with a long, hoppy finish and no aftertastes. very very well done. a winner every time. one of the best double ipas on the planet. this review is based off of a bottle which was filled on 11.17.11...

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 12:41:38 | More by timtim
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huadog

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 06:59:16 | More by huadog
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ipafool

Oregon

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 06:52:19 | More by ipafool
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arjaygee

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 05:52:16 | More by arjaygee
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leonardoh03

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 05:41:15 | More by leonardoh03
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

11-29-2011 05:19:01 | More by barnzy78
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eighteezbabee

California

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 04:48:48 | More by eighteezbabee
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Billakowski

Indiana

5/5  rDev +7.5%

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Ish1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 04:42:29 | More by Ish1
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StarshipPoopers

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 03:32:19 | More by StarshipPoopers
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caseyf

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2011 03:03:42 | More by caseyf
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2011 00:19:22 | More by jfstilling
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kansascitytrader

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -24.7%

11-29-2011 00:05:07 | More by kansascitytrader
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shout out to Rutager for this one. One of the most generous BAers on here.

A: 3/4" tan coloured head that left a nice lacing over amber liquid with good clarity.

S: 60% pine hops and 40% citrus hops.

T: A hop explosion in my mouth, so complex, I had to take a number of mouthfuls to try and wrap my head around what was going on with my tastebuds. Pine, honey, malt backbone, more pine, some citrus, some floral followed by more pine. Its hard to describe other than describing it as a hop bomb that must be tried to be understood.

M: Thick resiny viscosity with a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: I can see why this beer is so sought after and I believe it lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 22:28:16 | More by DaftCaskBC
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JimInTN

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-28-2011 21:25:23 | More by JimInTN
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Wolfsdenbrew

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-28-2011 19:49:44 | More by Wolfsdenbrew
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ccyr

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%

11-28-2011 18:35:53 | More by ccyr
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KajII

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a medium clear yellow with a slight amber hue and a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that lasted throughout and had good lacing that spottily stuck to the glass.

The aroma gets you right away with strong grassy and citrus hops, grain malts and a moldy cobweb scented yeast with notes of orange peel and lemon zest.

The taste was ever so nicely bitter-sweet and slightly malty with a touch of lemon at first then had a nice hoppy bitterness come through with a nice does of orange peel at the end. The flavor lasted a good long time allowing for the hops and citrus to blend really well leaving a wonderful lingering aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body with a nice dry texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall an extremely good tasting IPA with all factions (hops, malts and citrus) blending together to form a very unique tasting experience. I can see now why it is referred to as the pinnacle of IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 16:10:21 | More by KajII
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,872 ratings.