Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.65/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,743
Ratings:
14,839
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,461
Gots:
4,524
Trade:
103
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Ratings: 14,839 |  Reviews: 3,743
Photo of OzarkPA
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pitchfork2322
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewme
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked-up two bottles, courtesy of a trade with Treesonbrown23. Bottled-on dates of 3/28/18. This is the White Whale for us an the East Coast. Very nice, smooth brew. Did not quite live up to the hype for me, especially with all the great brews in New England, but it is very good.

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Photo of tbradfo
3.99/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of milehighfly757
4.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yummy, had to wait to find this one.

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Photo of amsage19
4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at the Toronado in San Francisco, I was disappointed in the taste as seemed to be all hop and not much else. I would like to revisit this but that may never happen again since the limited availability. I thought it would be more like Bear Republic's Cafe 15 Racer or Dogfish Heads 90 Minute IPA.

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Photo of Joebooh2
4.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greenie690
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cmukid87
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrIPA21
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kinnick21
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewtardius
4.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wshinevar
4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of megaflow
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jpb123
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of VikingHammer
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

This beer pours a bright clear gold with a solid head. The aroma is classic through and through, with notes of grapefruit pith, orange peel, pink grapefruit flesh, and pine. The flavor is utterly clean and classic, with bold bitterness, grapefruit peel, orange peel, dry pine, juniper, and dry caramel. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with plenty of carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Overall this is a spectacular beer. I have tasted before but this is my first full one. It really does live up to its reputation - there is nothing unique here, but it is instead a near perfect example of its style.

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Photo of Piromnyk
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,839 ratings