Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.65/5
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14,688 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,723
Ratings:
14,688
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,396
Gots:
4,448
Trade:
103
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4.04/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cpsfgd
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With everyone and their mother going in on the crazy obsession with unfiltered ipas, I've really come to appreciate the Pliny even more. This beer is still perfect among west coast ipas. Bitter, piny, extremely balanced and dry, without any apparent alcohol present, and coming in a dated bottle. Pliny is world class!

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Photo of JesseSC
4.04/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Could be called “Piney” the Elder. Super piney hop aroma balanced with some citrus. The pour is golden brown with a nice head. Strikes a good balance between bitter and malt, assuming you love hops. One of my faves...when I can find it!

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Photo of robfohl
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a classic. A trendsetting brew, the first double ipa. Still done well, but competing with New England style orange juice looking brew. I have suggested to the brewery about doing an unfiltered version. Well, at least I suggested that to the guy outside who checked me in..

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

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

Photo of jet812
4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Richter525
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozymandias
4.28/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngEo
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BennyProfane
3.4/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.68/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed this Beer a week ago. Received as a Christmas present here on Ohio. Loved the aroma and beautiful color. Nice citrus smell and taste. The finish was very smooth. Would love to try on tap when've I get back to CA. Looking forward to bottle # 2.

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Photo of Brianh427
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gbiello
4.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mortarforker
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jesterscf
4.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of roachkid40
3.72/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer, but also very overrated.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,688 ratings
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