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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,536 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,536
Reviews: 3,171
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 4,857
Gots: 1,753 | 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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Photo of BenHesk12
4.68/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had pliny the elder many times, and it never fails to provide intense IPA flavors tagged with an deeply enjoyable bitterness.

That being said, the hype and low supply of this beer is probably what inspires most people to try it and buy every bottle of it they can get their hands on.

Great beer, stands up to other highly ranked IPA's, but is it worth the hype? I guess that's for you to decide.

BenHesk12, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

honkduh, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

koolk, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

ipa247, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

LeoPanna, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of coreylag
4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from a bottle into a Russian River Tulip glass.

Nice, golden, and clear with an excellent head on it.

Smells of citrus with lots of grapefruit and HOPS.

Taste likes it smells. Excellent! For a DIPA it's lots of hop up front flavor and smooth finish for such a high ABV brew.

An excellent DIPA, it what I crave when I'm drinking an IPA of any sorts.

coreylag, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

olfolxholme, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

bhollas, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

kayrex, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

yoyosarecool, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -35.5%

SirWilliam666, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

nmann08, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

homerbunker, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

gregkoko, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

cbnz, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

InfernoBoss, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Dizzy, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of DeutscheJeff
4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. So glad I was finally able to procure some of this from the local liquor store. This beer is so tasty, it just goes down so incredibly smooth, with non-stop carbonation running through it. I will gladly try this one again, provided I can find it! Two thumbs up Russian River!

DeutscheJeff, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

ahurd11085, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

jackrodgers77, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,536 ratings.