Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
100
world-class
14,428 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
Ratings:
14,428
Reviews:
3,693
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
7,293
Gots:
4,293
For Trade:
107
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4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PGH_BeerSnob
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Taryno
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mashak87
4.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RTaylor5
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wertschy
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ShawnL
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mando31
4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of miragetheautobot
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I have had. A friend sent me 2 bottles from Davis, Ca.. Drank both watching th SF Giants win there 1st World Series. Ironic? You tell me.

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4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DeePee
4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jubes07
4.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoneberger
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is what most west coast IPA's should shrive to be. Boldly assertive yet bitter. The fresh pine that comes through this beer is tempered by a perfect balances of hops. This beer is world class

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4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seriously, why review it? if you've tasted it you know. Its amazing. Like the all father kissed my cheek. Odin has blessed us with this beer.

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4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BFCarr
4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very nice IPA. Looks great, has tastes good, pleasing aroma, and is smooth. Probably over hyped, but an excellent brew. Looking forward to finding the Younger.

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4.04/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

**
0611/2017
On tap at local 44.

LOOK: beer color, small but lasting white head.
AROMA: apricot, guava, pineapple....very tropical.
TASTE: tropical fruit, hair spray hops, good, but not amazing.
FEEL: disappointed in the carbonation, knowing Russian rivers other beers. Medium body and smooth.

Certainly a very good beer. The aroma is my favorite attribute. Much like Heady Topper, I am similarly not as impressed as the general imbibing public.

Tasty nonetheless.

**

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4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CHEFD1214
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA out of Cali. I put Heady Topper above it, but it's really an awesome west coast style IPA!

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,428 ratings.
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