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:
#14
Reviews:
3,728
Ratings:
14,724
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
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7,413
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell's the winner here, right after exceptional taste. Pliny the Elder knows your name, wants to hang out, and makes an afternoon simply swell.

Bottles are tasty, but on tap either at the brewery or at a place like Father's Office, Pliny the Elder is an excellent beer.

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Appearance: a yellow to dull golden color. Fairly good clarity but some slight haze to it. A finger of a frothy head that hardly fades at all and leaves a huge lacing on the sides. A damn good looking dipa

Smell: pine, citrus, herbal. Lots of hops but a fairly generous amount of sweet and lighter crystal malts to it. The malts are just a touch too sweet for me.

Taste: opens up with a good dose of sweet crystal malts. Backend is full of hops. Pine is first, then comes herbal and some floral. Some citrus. A bit of bitter resiny hops.

Mouthfeel: medium body. Nice strong bitterness. Some lingers but not too much.

Overall: this one doesn't disappoint me. It's not the greatest dipa, but I didn't expect it too. Great strong bitter hops too it.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,724 ratings