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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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11,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,640
Reviews: 3,304
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,564
Gots: 2,293 | 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 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a translucent gold with a decent white head

S - Honestly, it smells like a noseful of hoppy weed. Yummm

T - Begins hoppy and transitions to a malty floral-ness with a little bit of grapefruit

M - very smooth mouthfeel, lightly carbonated

D - dangerously high!

This one is tasty as anything. It's smooth with just enough complexity to keep it interesting, but simple enough for anyone to enjoy. Wish I could get it all the time! Thanks to mthomas84 for my first Pliny!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9 oz bottle, just arrived in a box from Tim today. Bottled 10/25/11, so its right at 3 weeks old.

Appearance: Extremely clear golden orange. Off white head, above average retention. Beautiful lacing.

Smell: Orange slices and grapefruit stuffed into a quarterbag. Very pungent, dank hops aromas. There's some pale malty sweetness that's slightly crackery. Its pretty great.

Taste: High hoppy bitterness that doesn't become harsh. Very fresh and green tasting. More pine in the taste than the smell, and more bitter citrus than sweet. There is a bit of biscuitlike sweetness somewhere in the middle, then a lingering bitterness in the finish that is slightly grassy, but not bad.

Mouthfeel: This is not a huge sticky DIPA. Its medium feeling, with carbonation on the higher side for a little soft tingle. Resiny finish.

Overall: Its an excellent beer. Sort of an tweener between the bigger standard IPAs like a Green Flash and and really big DIPAs like a Hopslam, though it excels in either category. So much fresh, green hops, and lots of bitterness.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,640 ratings.