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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Golden color, almost yellowish. Great pour. Not much of a head, it poured with a great quarter inch head, but made some nice carbonation after dissipating.

S: Great smell, smelt very fruity to me, and a slight hop smell. It smells sweet also.

T: Wowza! Great balance for a DIPA. Has a great hop forward taste to it, like most IPAs. As it sits for a second, I almost taste a grapefruit taste to it, but not to a far extent. As I swallowed it after having it in my mouth for a while, I got a wonderful malt after taste which really helps make this beer taste great.

M: Wasn't very harsh like some of the IPA's I've had. It had a great nose taste to it as well, very fruity/malty in my nose as I had it sitting in the mouth. Good amount of carbonation, I got that feeling around my teeth that I think most people get. Easily drinkable, unlike some IPAs I've had. This one just has that perfect balance to it.

O: BEST DIPA/IIPA I've ever had. Clearly speaks for its own when it's ranked as a world class beer. I just wish it was more easily accessible! I drank mine out of a 6oz chalice and sipped it over the course of an hour, great experience.

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