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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,231 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 11,231
Reviews: 3,234
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 5,195
Gots: 2,034 | FT: 65
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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wdarcy77, Nov 22, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice two finger off-white head. Crazy amount of bubbles in the golden body. Head sticks around. Some strong lacing.

S - Best smelling IPA I have had. Sweet floral. Orange and lemon. Also some light hops.

T - Again orange and lemon flavors with some grapefruit. Soft hops. A little bitter on the backend.

M - The dry bitterness takes over but good carbonation and feel. No real complaints but doesn't jump out as being the best either.

O - I've had this a few times now. It is definitely good, but has room for improvement.

RuckusDu, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

nopucophop, Nov 22, 2011
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ZacJay, Nov 22, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nose: West coast hopping in the nose: pine, citrus. A bit of funk. Tobacco. Melon. Well done. Top notch west coast profile.

Medium bodied and sweet with a nippy bitter finish. Good fruits from the hops, like mystery citrus: grapefruit, pineapple, dried apricot. When it's this fresh you need a search party for the malt, but that's okay. The drinkability is off the charts . . .

This is a great, great beer.

CheezyBlaster, Nov 22, 2011
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,231 ratings.