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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

12,008 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 12,008
Reviews: 3,394
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,913
Gots: 2,582 | FT: 82
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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A - Golden and clear, pours with a bright white head that dissipates quickly.

S - Pineapple hops and light malt, a bit of alcohol sweetness.

T - Same as the smell, but more intense. Maltiness is very light, with strong complex hop flavor, mostly pineapple, slight resin, hints of pine and citrus. Sweet alcohol is very apparent. Finishes dry with a firm bitterness, which balances nicely. Very clean, slightly bready in the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel, nicely carbonated, a little slick on the tongue.

O - Quite nice for a double IPA. Nice balance between malt and hops makes this very drinkable.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,008 ratings.