Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

14,457 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle from total wine and poured into a tulip. First time drinking from a bottle. Had it twice before on tap.

A - nice copper color with a nice white foamy head. Solid lacing. Looks very unassuming.

S - so bright and hop forward. I get a really nice citrus smell. It has almost a hemp smell to it. Other than the taste the smell is the best part. When I put my nose in the glass I just can't wait to drink it.

T - extremely well balanced. Hop forward clean crisp bit to it. With a floral aftertaste. Clean finish without a bitter aftertaste. It's just so tasty. I could freeze it and make Popsicles with it. It's a great DIPA because the hops are center without being bitter and without overloading it with malt to balance it out.

M - lightly carbonated and slightly thin body. Not as thick as I thought it would be.

O - great IPA, DIPA and beer. It's one of the best IPAs around If not the best.

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4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 12/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a medium orange amber. Light head, but nice lacing. Fresh spicy hop aroma. Hops up front. Sweet malts, citrus and a hint of pineapple. You know there are some nice malts underneath, but they stay below detectable levels supporting the spicy hops flavor. A beautifully balanced IPA. Deserves top ranking.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -34.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mltobin
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
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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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,457 ratings.
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