Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

14,427 Ratings
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, shared with a couple friends.

Appearance is yellow straw, 2 fingers of head at first, that goes shorter soon. The nose is mango, other fruit, pine and hops. Taste of this well known IPA is grapefruit, more hops, a bit of malts too. Mouthfeel is low-medium, a bitter finish, but a refreshing one. A great beer, not one the level that it seems some make it out to be, but still a damn good beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lucked out when a friend of a friend brought 12 bottles of PTE back from Colorado. I tried not to let the hype take over when I poured it into a heavy pint glass.

This beer is beautiful - clear golden honey with a lingering tight white two-finger head. The lace is a fine curtain marking each sip, just the way I like it.

Very piney and grapefruit rind-like aroma. I can pick up minimally lemon grass and pale malt.

Flavorful and well balanced - grapefruit, lemon, sticky bun, and bitters towards the end. Not blown away, but very good, indeed.

Medium sticky and smooth feel. More creamy than most DIPAs I've had. Perfect.

Overall, an excellent DIPA. An idol worthy of hophead worship.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,427 ratings.
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