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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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11,646 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,646
Reviews: 3,305
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,566
Gots: 2,303 | FT: 73
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - A nice light orange / yellowish hue, Decent amount of tight white bubbly head.

Smell - Big west coast hops, grapefruit, peaches, mangoes. Very floral. Smells INCREDIBLE

Taste - There it is, the infamous pliny. Everything i had hoped for and more. Follows the nose. Nice tropical fruits, very little bitterness and incredibly juicy and refreshing. Oh yes, thank you for this beer RR.

Mouthfeel - Nice chewiness and carbonation.

Overall - Such a phenomenal beer, a beer all IPAs should aspire to be, was it worth the hunt? Yes. Will i be needing to trade and trade for it on the east coast to keep my hop fix intact? Not at all. Flower Power and Heady topper are just as good. Phenomenal world class beer though.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler from Russian River consumed later on the same day.

A: Amber/orange color with a faint white head. Carbonated well to leave a lasting head. White lacing on the glass tracked my progress.

S: Incredible hop aroma. Bursts of Simcoe hops filled the air as soon as the growler was popped.

T: Hop flavors match the aroma. Perfect balance between hops and malt. Alcohol is difficult to detect.

M: Very pleasing to the palate. Hop bitterness leaves a dry feeling, which only makes me want more.

O: This is the gold standard for a double IPA. I am looking forward to returning to Russian River today for Happy Hour Pliny the Elder.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,646 ratings.