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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,869 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,869
Reviews: 3,362
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,764
Gots: 2,464 | FT: 80
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: Copper/orange. Minimal head.

S: Hops, citrus (grapefruit and orange)

T: Great balance on the hops. Not as sweet on the finish as Younger

M: Medium carbonation.

O: Great balance. I had it side by side with a Younger and didn't get much difference. A must buy when it pops up on my local shelves.

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A: Golden, solid one finger head

S: Similar piney, earthy aromas to Younger, but more restrained.

T: Hits you with pine off the bat. Crisp, clean bitterness. Finishes with citrus and a hint of onion. Cracker and biscuit malt.

M: Dry, moderately astringent, leaves a bit of cottonmouth. Medium-high carbonation.

O: I'm not sure what it is, but Pliny has been seeming off to me lately. Maybe it's just a shift in my tastes, but both bottles and drafts haven't been as good as I recall from a year or two ago. It's still good, but not something I'll go out of my way for.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,869 ratings.