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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

10,813 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,813
Reviews: 3,194
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 4,996
Gots: 1,878 | FT: 63
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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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful golden color. 2 plus fingers of creamy white head. Lots of lacing. Tons of lasting power to this head. Can't imagine a better looking IPA (given that there are a lot of DIPAs that look just as good).

S: Tons of piney and citrusy hops. It is just about as good as an ipa can smell.

T: Follows the nose with a huge amount of fresh hop flavor. Big pine and citrus. But the best part about PtE is the biscuity malt balance. As powerful as the hops are... the malts hold up and provide balance. It was done by a very careful hand. Peppery and bitter finish. Fantastic long finish.

M: With the lasting head adding tons of creaminiess this medium bodied beer has excellent viscosity and carbonation.

O: This beer is like no others. I'm hesitant to give that perfect score but... I've had all of the other beers that would try to take PtEs crown but I honestly felt they have fallen SLIGHTLY short in other ways. This has been (for years) one of my favorite beers and even as my palate has grown it has stayed one of my favorites. I implore anyone who hasn't tried this before... take a trip out to Santa Rosa, CA... hit the brewpub order some pliny bites and a pint of this. You won't regret it!

tony223366, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A medium golden yellow with a pearl white two finger head that hangs around for a good amount of time.

S: One of the best hop aromas from any IPA, or beer, that exists. There is pine and citrus that balance each other perfectly.

T: The best IPA that is relatively easy to obtain. There is pine and hop that are very strong and are balanced perfectly by citrus and caramel.

M: Perfect carbonation and decent viscosity. It could be a little more viscous but still far above average.

O: You need to have this beer, right now. It is amazing.

jvillefan, Nov 13, 2011
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,813 ratings.