Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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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:
14,426
Reviews:
3,693
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
7,292
Gots:
4,289
For Trade:
107
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is harder for me to acquire now that Russian River no longer distributes to Washington state. I'm not really sure what else I can say about this beer that hasn't already been said many many times over. It is a near perfect example of a west coast style double ipa. It has a huge nose of citrus, dank, and tropical fruit. Excellent bitterness level and hop flavor that matches what is expected based on the aroma. It has a low amount of body and a fairly dry finish as I believe all west coast ipas should have. The first time I tried this beer was after a day of hiking in the north cascades and it changed my life and my outlook on what an IPA should taste like. Cheers to Vinnie and the RR crew on this beer!

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,426 ratings.
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