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Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.65/5
World-Class
14,627 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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,714
Ratings:
14,627
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,376
Gots:
4,411
Trade:
103
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,627 |  Reviews: 3,714
Photo of dipaslife4me
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
4.2/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Divo93
4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Its as good as its reputation. I prefer the elder over the younger.

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Photo of Bagman007
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33 days old. I'm told its better younger. That smell though... I'd wear it as cologne if I could.

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Photo of Seamus
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cih26d
4.98/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of andyrobertson1212
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of furballkazoo
4.92/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Nathaniel4321
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the Best IPA's on the market. hands down.

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Photo of NavyGoat
4.92/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Finally had my first draft of Pliny; damn it was good!!

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Photo of Goosehunter75
4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hseldon15
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fivefeetgiant
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jws6w7
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If I had to chose one beer to drink the rest of my life, Pliny would be a serious candidate. Amazing taste and drinkability, there is not much to dislike about this beer.

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Photo of owenbrau
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elvisdoc
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best on draft at Russian River but wouldn't kick a bottle out of bed.....wait. Fantastic beer. Pliny and HT tied for best DIPA in my book.

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Photo of Livendadream
4.37/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of artdob
4.49/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter - probably not the glass choice of most, but mine holds the whole bottle well. A stunning looker - phenomenal head, with massive lace.

Hops come through with robustness on the nose. Some hints of citrus on top of a breadbasket. A well balanced taste with great hop notes.

Mouthfeel - is definitely a meal in a glass. Modest carbonation, substantial hoppiness. Almost a cream like texture that satisfies well. Vanilla notes as the finish takes effect.

World class - absolutely.

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Photo of chIAhawks89
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SundayLobotmist
4.29/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of iSkiCO
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,627 ratings
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