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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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100
world-class

12,009 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 12,009
Reviews: 3,394
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 5,917
Gots: 2,584 | FT: 84
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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Ratings: 12,009 | Reviews: 3,394
Photo of BrewTangClan77
4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eidel18
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ghostman25
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bsm789
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OlManMarley
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tommygunn
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of dlino11
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlakeAM
4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of twistjawa
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pazzy30
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The most balanced DIPA I have had but didn't live up to the hype for me. But overall very enjoyable. Mouthfeel is exceptional.

Photo of giggitygigs
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect dipa worth every hype. So glad I can access it easily

Photo of chiccabeer
4.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Straycorn
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelt11
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jjski
4.83/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden shimmering with light
Glorious tiny bubbles
Aroma of pineapple , lemon zest, candied orange wedges
Taste as smell with sweet tart citrus zing, bittering dry finish. Not a bitter bomb, as there is some malt sweetness with nuances of Mango
Lightish mouthfeel thatt corresponds to 8% Abv. Not syrupy or tongue coating. The lingering perceptions is dry hops, not sugar.

It really is THAT good. It's hard to believe that it lived up to the hype. If you are looking for an astringent, bitter, hop overload to point of excess: it's not for you. Try Palate Wrecker or Devi Dancer. This has fineness, subtlety, and craftsmanship while bringing hops to the forefront.

Previous double/single ipa favorites: NEBCO Ghandi Bot, Bells Hopslam, Founders Harvest Wet Hop, Deschutes Chasin Freshies: This is right there at the top with its perfect balance of flavors and mouthfeel.

Art in a glass. Great beer makes me slow down and savor every sip. I didn't want this one to end

Photo of 1Camel2Humps
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best IPA ever. PERIOD

Photo of Pwbres
4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of themaj
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fondyball20
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerinmybelly
4.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have been looking for this beer for awhile and I will say....it did not fail to meet its hype. Great smell! And even better taste.....we'll played Russian River Brewing Company.

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bfekson
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ajcuster89
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schuess10
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bobby86
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 12,009 ratings.