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Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.65/5
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14,594 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,710
Ratings:
14,594
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,362
Gots:
4,394
Trade:
105
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Ratings: 14,594 |  Reviews: 3,710
Photo of TheEffinpope
4.27/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jbrandt20
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pure_guava_
4.92/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Liquid Gold. If you have a chance to snag a bottle, DO NOT pass it up.

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3.62/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is hands down my favorite beer. I wish I could find it more. Nice piney hoppy flavor. Not too bitter. Has an incredibly smooth almost salty finish. Not too boozy for a DIPA. Just perfect.

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

Photo of Daver32nh
4.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BCborn
4.1/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLS06
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Psilocybeer
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Difficult to find fault with this one.

Pours a lovely golden with a finger of thick white foam which remains as a cap the whole way down. Bands of lace remain in the beer's dissipating wake.

Smells dank, piney of overripe fruit.

Tastes fruity, piney, resinous, dank. Slick mouthfeel. Great light bready backbone. Emphatically bitter. Smooth. Far too easy to drink. Alcohol not detectable until the long, bitter, resinous finish. Towards the end of the glass, the bitterness vanishes and it's just smooth hoppy goodness.

Epitomy of the West Coast IPA.

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4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tankeray
4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rgk3
4.06/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
4.49/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of festizio
4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lucius10
4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The absolute gold-standard of double IPA's and IPA's in general!!! As far as I am concerned, it is Pliny's world and everyone's trying to be like him! Number one on my list!

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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 Jml3636
4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

great IPA, have definitely had better though, great hoppy flavor

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Photo of BeanBump
3.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

TONS of hype surrounding this beer. Its good, really good, in fact. I just wouldn't line up around the block for it. Its a DIPA thats smooth and not crazy hoppy while maintaining sort of a floral backend to it. Its light and easy to drink but I find myself wondering if this beer was easily accessible, would it still have the same ratings here?

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

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4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopLeviathan
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,594 ratings
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