Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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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:
3,764
Ratings:
14,954
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
Wants:
7,495
Gots:
4,606
Trade:
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Photo of Celtics76
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ajaxx550
4.48/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TF_930
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edc20
4/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amb3do
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clucas_43420
4.45/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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Photo of woemad
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
4.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaltNPeppa
4.1/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on a trip to Denver from Virginia. I definitely agree it's one of the most balanced ipas I've ever had, but it's nothing to go crazy over. Very enjoyable but it will not shock your senses. Definitely try it if you get the chance though :).

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Photo of chincurtain
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wandreotta
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gongfu
3.33/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Hoppines is overwhelmingly harsh.

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4.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KaeptnBlaubaer
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eluvah
4.29/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coming from the east coast I was anticipating getting one of these in SoCal. This is a good beer but I have to say I am a little disappointed.

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4.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.37/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emyers
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Dogfish Head IPA glass

Slightly cloudy stray gold color with a thick fluffy white head. Great head retention and lacing.

Nose: strong pine/floral hop profile. A touch of citrus. There is a bit of bready malt as well.

Taste: similar hop profile as the nose. Very clean, balanced flavor profile. Minimal malt presence. No alcohol heat.

Feel: Medium body, medium carbonation. Very dry, very clean.

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4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter100513
4.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dlos
4.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoponit
4.2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LazyDog
4.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 14,954 ratings