Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31
Reviews:
3,765
Ratings:
14,971
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
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The pinnacle of West Coast style... Enough said.

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[Original rating 2015-01-02] Draft at the original brewpub in Santa Rosa. Pours clear gold with little head but great lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops, strong grapefruit, straw, grass. Taste is similar with a bitter finish, with a bit of black pepper. I drove an hour and a half to try Pliny. Worth it? Yes.

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Served on tap in a conical pint glass at Toronado Bar in San Francisco.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, orange-amber color with a one half inch, white head, but on low retention and limited lacing noted.
S: Almost floral aromas of tangerine and peach evident over a caramel malt spine.
T: Semisweet. Palate follows the nose closely. Bitterness present and offsets excessive sweetness leading to clean, crisp finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Have been looking to give this a try for quite a while. Delicious ... worth the wait.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 14,971 ratings