Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
BA SCORE
4.65/5
14,560 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:
3,706
Ratings:
14,560
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,340
Gots:
4,373
Trade:
107
HISTOGRAM
 
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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of heatmiser18
4.42/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B-Smack
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Driftpunx
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tcorbs88
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HamdenHector
4.28/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin film; very nice lacing;

S: herbal and pine;

T: herbal with hints of grapefruit, pine, and caramel from start to finish; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: very good; easy drinking;

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Photo of broadway848
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayWhitson
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic IPA. Bright fresh bitter pine notes with a citrus linger. Less than a month old with a strong malt backbone. Better than most west coast IPA's but in the saturated market the king has lost his crown these days.

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Photo of Cn0te11
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Smoothest drinking double IPA I've had to date!

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

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

Great taste.smooth

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

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4.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdbody
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

So. Wow. But not in a good way. Or a bad way. It's fine. It's good. Not great. Doesn't come close to Heady. Pours a clear light gold. No sticky lacing. Aroma is an even blend of pine and citrus. Taste is similar, nice and bitter, but no real juiciness to this. Feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. My favorite part about this is the semi-dry finish. Overall, good, not great. Try it if you've been looking but definitely lower expectations.

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4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | 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 WormGod
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jefferywinter
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rk1987
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I didn't want to believe the hype on my trip to CA but damn if it isn't that incredible!

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3.26/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,560 ratings
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