Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.65 w/ 14,530 ratings
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16
Reviews:
3,703
Ratings:
14,530
Liked:
14,280
Avg:
4.65/5
pDev:
7.74%
Alströms:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,328
Gots:
4,356
Trade:
107
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,530 |  Reviews: 3,703
Photo of SBPooker
4.73/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shy5
4.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Javster5173
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 8/18/17. Pours a lovely golden straw with a bit of a chill haze and a foamy, dense, pure white head that sticks around. Aroma is citrus, pine and stone fruit with a hint of candied fruit. Amazing taste. First sip starts bitter pine and grapefruit pith. Strong finishing bitter bite. As it opens up, sweeter citrus and stone fruit comes through. I get a lot of peach. It gets better with every drink. Mouthfeel is medium, smooth, well-carbed and crisp. Outstanding all around beer.

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Photo of wmcgar01
4.37/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Memphis726
4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Allthingsbeer510
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sposter4
4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roofpizza
4.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ac757
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Master of beers.

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

This beer will be hard to top!

30 characters

Photo of Felgenlager
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khilt360
4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of slowhand50
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this was the Holy Grail of beers until I got tired of begging for a bottle from the local liquor store. There are several comparable Double Imperial IPAs that are as good without the hassle. This has become an overrated also ran.

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Photo of Ekor88
4.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nrod
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomesco
4.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkbeernoth2o
4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eagle109
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NilocRellim
4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear vibrant marigold colour. Citrusy hoppy aromas, sweet pale malts, piney hops, and a little spicy. Smells big and rich. Heavy bodied but the flavours are lighter than expected. Earthy hops, citrusy fresh spruce tips, a bit of passion fruit, some floral notes, and a squishy body throughout. Balanced and well-rounded with a clean finish.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 14,530 ratings
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