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Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.65/5
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14,601 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:
3,711
Ratings:
14,601
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,365
Gots:
4,394
Trade:
104
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott231
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wonderful hop aroma and piney flavor! A very clean approach to a just above average ABV with the century mark on the IBUs. A very well balanced beer - definitely worthy of being a world class brew.

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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 Lovetx
4.76/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Could not tell this beee was 8% alcohol and 100ibu. Great balance for such a strong ipa.

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

Photo of Darwood77
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MRLMedic
4.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,601 ratings
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