Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

14,426 Ratings
Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder

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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Photo of boosterrocket
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer! With its fantastic west coast hoppy, estery tad sweet flavor of an imperial IPA from that region which is and can be mind-numbingly delicious. Always a faithful standby whenever on tap in the places frequented when I lived in Philly. Now that I live in TX, I truly miss RR.

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Photo of Metaldude05
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

While my expectations were so high that I think they were impossible to live put too. This was a great ipa. Just about perfect combination of hops to flavor the beer. Not to overpowering bitterness and a good malt backing makes pliny stand out even to a guy who mainly drinks stouts.

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Photo of RolandBlunts
4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of SDwomp
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MichiganderHB
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Soccken
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jakewatt135
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TimDisaster
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Canti4341
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Joe_Mahma
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BEERschlitz
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Tomlin091744
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Strickzland
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kvannost802
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Bhoward0698
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of idkspencer
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Dawgboned37
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I tried this one back when I wasn't a big fan of IPA's. My brother flew a couple bottles back from a trip to California. Poured it from the bottle into tulip glasses. Poured hazy with a 1 finger head (probably poured too gently on my part out of respect). Pine and grapefruit aromas with a moderately strong piney bitterness through the sip. I appreciated it at the time as a great indication of the style, and I hope to try it again soon, now that I really enjoy IPA's.

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Photo of CesarG
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of pchong
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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