Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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11,451 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,451
Reviews: 3,257
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 5,337
Gots: 2,141 | FT: 66
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just arrived today in a trade from ales4baldo, thanks Baldo, cheers!
Bottled 10/14/2011
Poured to a small Brasserie D'Achouffe tulip glass.

Pours a nice crystal clear golden orange that sent up a nice creamy white one finger head that fell down to a film that leaves a nice sticky lacing all the way down the beer.
Wow, what a nose. Hops, big time. Lots of tropical fruit, tangerine, orange, pineapple. It's sweet but smells like you just stuck your face in a bag of hops.
It hits the tounge with lots of sweetness, fruit and sweet malt, but then quickly changes to a nice hoppy kick of bitterness, citrus, hop and orange rine, leaving a sweet flavor on the front of the tounge and a nice tingeling bitter sensation on the back.
Mouth feel is nice. Big carbonation, a pretty full body, a nice oily hop resin coating, lots of stuff going on after the swallow with flavors sticking around.
This beer has certainly lived up to its name. Really well balanced. I can't begin to imagine how this would have tasted 10/15, because I am having a pretty hard comprehending this beer being any better than this.
Thanks again Baldo!

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,451 ratings.