Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
100
world-class
14,484 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
Ratings:
14,484
Reviews:
3,696
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
7,321
Gots:
4,328
For Trade:
106
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,484 |  Reviews: 3,696
Photo of WS_Transplant
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KSmith
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MigueLitros
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally my lips had the mind- blowing honor to gulp this prestige IPA... Pliny the elder gents !!! Within seconds of popping the cap off the bottle you can already notice and admire it's freshness. Oi!!! Don't linger to long with the aroma, go ahead take a swig mate, it's just like sucking on the majestic nectar out of Gaia's bosom. Complete piney crisp flavors whirling down your throat with a memorable hoppy finish

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Photo of Shogun250
4.11/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 05842_Liquids
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Forplay678
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dr_G
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mfratkin
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kosmonova
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a hard time finding it on my trip back home to the Bay, but got a few bottles. Bottled date was just 1 day old when I finally found it. It's a very good Double IPA, but I don't think it lived up to the hype of a 100-rated beer.

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Photo of MC3437
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.86/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Heady is better but this is great

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Photo of reidm
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tepee28
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heathenbasterd
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of slipperysoup
4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of powdersoldier
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just new to the site and wanted to have my opinion of Pliny out there.

If you a fan of Hop Bomb styles beers with a huge piney aroma this one is it.
best DIPA going....Only thing better is Pliny the Younger, Fed 6th 2015 can't get here fast enough.

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Photo of crowe83
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MiloBuckley
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12/08/14. Previous bottles have been more memorable. Aroma has always been its strength, in my opinion. Not quite as present this time around.Still, judge for yourself and try this excellent beer.

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Photo of Bones10
4.99/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hop bomb, this lives up to the hype. Glad I'm in California, makes it pretty easy to find it on tap or bottles.

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Photo of Amaeda27
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tlema1
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iamdavidcarr
4.99/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,484 ratings.
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