Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14
Reviews:
3,728
Ratings:
14,727
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,419
Gots:
4,462
Trade:
103
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Photo of mlaty
4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So dang good not at the same level as younger of course but very enjoyable.

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Photo of Paul-G
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Natebeer84
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blaze698
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cub7
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jon34ling
2.89/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Another over hyped beer that may have been considered great years ago, but just can't stand up to the multitude of other great beers out there today.

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

If you love IPAs you absolutely can't go round and this is a DIPA

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Photo of Sporeg
4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _nickg_
4.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Levi_wood
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mickey72
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The ultimate Double IPA. Unparalleled in taste, smoothness, and balance, this beer is rivaled by none. The closest East Coast beer to Pliny the Elder is the now retired Victory Hop Wallop.

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Photo of RMW66
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

OK. So I'm from OZ and living the dream!! If I had never tasted the younger this may have been my first 5/5. Thanks to all at RR- it has been a rare privilege- I will be back .... and in the meantime if anyone says what about a tap takeover in Brisbane - you guys would smash it out of the park - my dream job - RR rep in OZ!!!!!!!!!

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Photo of stratusjeans
4.22/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGPiersonIII
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coltron23
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dlydilly
4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mason_Savoy
4.07/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a very good example of what can be done with hops, and a counter to what should not be done. Let's be honest. It's still too hoppy. There's really no call for it, but at least they've managed to get it balanced so that you get an interesting, complex and still drinkable flavor. Equally hoppy beers exist, but they are almost always undrinkable. This one isn't. The hype surrounding it isn't warranted, but it's a good beer.

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

Photo of cemick
4.27/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nelson beer Super Bowl LII

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Photo of Morehopsforall
4.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yellowish gold color no haze. Unreal aroma. Huge floral and piney flavor with a hint of citrus. Medium feel with a big dose of hops at the end. Havent had many of the northeast brews and if they are better i cant wait to try them because this is the best beer I have had by a good margin

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Photo of NickSMpls
4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station, Portland

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,727 ratings