Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.65/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,744
Ratings:
14,842
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,461
Gots:
4,524
Trade:
103
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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't add anything that hasn't been said, so I'll just put my thoughts in.
Smells of pine and earthy hops. Malts were subtle, yet present. Taste was mostly pine and malt. Carbonated, and bitter.. with the bitterness dropping off quickly. That's the best part about this beer.. it hits you and lets you enjoy the wham of bitterness.. yet lets you off the hook to get back to drinking more.

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Photo of jcb1130
4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BiggieG
4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bozbirdski99
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of palealeale
4.67/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eazy510
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pabney
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejmontoy1
4.1/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mewiseman
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KShophead
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marcgrams
4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FilumDee
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.18/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAMN4U
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RonTurner9983
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 77beermerchant
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of radical_larry
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Unbelievable! Too good to be true!! Would have rated it higher, but frankly it's just so frighteningly bitter, as in bitter with a capital BITTER, almost as if the brewers just added more of everything to an already bitter monster beer. Would also have helped if I had actually tried this beer, which I have not. Chapeau.

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Photo of Edwardrm
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matthewp
4.17/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finally had this beer on tap. Very solid IPA. Interesting to taste this beer in light of today's IPA styles. I can see why this was an exciting beer when it was released. Very easy to drink for the ABV. Now I need to find Pliny The Younger!

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Photo of osocave
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hmw11
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hophead__
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,842 ratings