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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,161 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,161
Reviews: 3,226
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5,152
Gots: 2,005 | 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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Photo of JustinMatthew
4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the Hulmeville Inn for the Russian River & Taco Bonanza Event

Poured into a typical pint glass. Golden/ yellow in color, very clean, no sediment. A fingers width of off white head that laces perfectly all the way through. Smells great.. Grape fruit forward, citrus and piney hops. Taste is very good.. Slightly bittering, hop forward.. A bit grainy, grapefruit, and citrus. Slightly bittering aftertaste, hop character lingering. I love this beer and run to any event that pours it.

JustinMatthew, Nov 20, 2011
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Photo of skinny0ne
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It has a huge creamy head with a lot of lacing. The hops jump out in the aroma as well as grapefruit, honey, and pine. I was expecting a bigger punch from the hops. Instead it's quite balanced. Good hop bitterness throughout but not overpowering at all. Nice tones of grapefruit, a honey warmness from the alcohol (8%). For an IPA it's creamy as well. Honestly, for such a big IPA, it's extremely drinkable. It finishes very cleanly with just a bit of bitterness on the tongue. And an earthy exhale of pine and clove.

skinny0ne, Nov 19, 2011
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4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear golden slightly orange coloring with a solid, slightly rocky head that follows with a good lacing. Fruity nose (pineapple, orange, grapefruit) with slight floral undertones. Medium body with light carbonation. Great balance with hop sweetness out front and a dry finish. Excellent all around!

phishsihq, Nov 19, 2011
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,161 ratings.