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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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11,673 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,673
Reviews: 3,309
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,591
Gots: 2,319 | FT: 75
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle at 42F

A: A beautiful looking beer, golden color with a 1-1/2 head that lingers with a nice lacing.

S: Citrus, pine, nice hop fragrance, not overpowering, a well balanced nose, looking forward to first sip.

T: Wow. Much hoppier than aroma. The hops are well balanced with long aftertaste of pine. slightly astringent.

M: Carbonation is perfect, smooth in the mouth

O: This is a really good beer, close to hype, probably in the top five for its style.

Serving type: bottle

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4.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very excited to have had my sister ship me three of these from Cali to Florida. Date on these is 4/3/12, today is 4/18/12.

A: single finger head with nice circumferential lacing on a pale golden with a subtle crimson hued body.

S: floral and to stay in the same vine of imagery, a bouguet of citrus, earthy, floral and mild pine hops.

T: Basically perfect balance in the hop flavor as well as transisiton between flavors. Everything is here and nothing clashes; pine, floral, citrus, earthy etc. Very nice.

M: very smooth. not overly sharp or crisp. medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one certainly lives up to the hype. This is a beer I could drink everyday. Excellent. Glad I have 2 more bottles.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,673 ratings.