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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,721
Ratings:
14,680
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,396
Gots:
4,446
Trade:
103
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 14,680 |  Reviews: 3,721
Photo of undomiel
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of prokopt2
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mctr234
4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing but strong.

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

Photo of jro1960
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What can be said about this standard setter that has not already be said? I happen to love it and consider it the Gold Standard in American style IPAs. Fellow hop heads will say its over-rated, no so great, etc. I call bullshit. Its an awesome beer when you can get your hands on some, and never let it age, the quality suffers quickly.

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Photo of juablu
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyBolognaMN
3.73/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cinderblocks
3.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LagerIHardlyKnowHer
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of bcsteve89
4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Umdrunner
4.67/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Probably the most over-rated IPA out there. Solid. Tasty. I'll gladly drink it when I can. But no-where near world-class.

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Photo of WRXSTV
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevinMc
4.29/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Okadamag
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of _dirty_
3.95/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shauun176
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,680 ratings
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