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Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a 16 oz. snifter.

A- translucent golden yellow, with a very thin white head.
S- distinct tropical aromas consisting of pineapple, mango, and pine. Has a hoppy after smell.
T- A lot like the aroma. A great tropical flavor with a very good hoppy and bitter finish.
M- the carbonation is heavy when it first hits the tongue. Wrecks the palate and stays strong on the tongue for a moment. Medium to heavy bodied.
O- Very good DIPA with amazing flavors and a very good mouthfeel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: brilliant clarity, dense white head, light copper, almost gold color.
S: very hop forward; tangerine, pineapple, lemon, mixed with some evergreen and herbal scents. Malt is in the background and compliments the hops without adding a lot of complexity.
T: pine resin and citrus/tropical fruit flavors forward, with bready malt character as a solid backbone. Enough bitterness at the end without being overly aggressive or sharp. Not at all astringent or too wet; very balanced.
M: medium-thick with a palate coating property that goes down without leaving the mouth oily. Carbonation is a little on the heavy side but compliments the flavor and helps it go down.
O: a good, if not completely overrated IPA. I don't see what all the fuss is about. Russian River has created a mystique around this beer that is fun, but ultimately leaves one unsatisfied when it's finally had. Still, worth trying once, if only to see what all the fuss is about.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,593 ratings
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