Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.65 w/ 14,531 ratings
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16
Reviews:
3,703
Ratings:
14,531
Liked:
14,281
Avg:
4.65/5
pDev:
7.74%
Alströms:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,329
Gots:
4,356
Trade:
107
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4.2/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kricks77
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.13/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FirstInLine
4.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GNRoofDawg
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeff_El_Jefe
4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L - rich, golden color
S - subtle fruits, pine
T - very well balanced. i get mostly piney at first. then a little bit more citrusy later
F - not too hoppy like many IPAs. medium bodied
O - would not mind drinking this any chance I get. a bit tougher to find with all the hype that surrounds it. delicious IPA

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Photo of osseo222000
4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
4.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled a month ago and tasted alongside a 5-week-old bottle of Blind Pig

L -- Filtered orange body with a two-finger solid white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Good retention and great lacing. A little paler than Blind Pig, which was surprising. Bottle is like the Dr. Bronner's of beer
S -- Grapefruit, new sneaker, pine, pineapple, grass, and a touch of booze. Not too in your face, but clean
T -- Starts semi-sweet, with a pleasant honey sweetness and a wave of white peach and grapefruit hoppiness. This is abruptly followed by a robust, resinous bitterness that continues to the mildly astringent, herbaceous, black-tea-like finish. A hint of green coffee beans as well
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Booze is a little perceivable. Long-lasting finish
O -- Glad to finally be trying this one. While it is definitely no longer king of the roost, it is beautifully put together given the date of its initial release.

84/100

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4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Almost perfect

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

Absolute perfection.

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

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

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4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Bottled 8/18/17. Pours a lovely golden straw with a bit of a chill haze and a foamy, dense, pure white head that sticks around. Aroma is citrus, pine and stone fruit with a hint of candied fruit. Amazing taste. First sip starts bitter pine and grapefruit pith. Strong finishing bitter bite. As it opens up, sweeter citrus and stone fruit comes through. I get a lot of peach. It gets better with every drink. Mouthfeel is medium, smooth, well-carbed and crisp. Outstanding all around beer.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 14,531 ratings
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