Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.65 w/ 14,530 ratings
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
Ranking:
#16
Reviews:
3,703
Ratings:
14,530
Liked:
14,280
Avg:
4.65/5
pDev:
7.74%
Alströms:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,328
Gots:
4,356
Trade:
107
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,530 |  Reviews: 3,703
Photo of wcoastbeerlover
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pliny is the finest beer I've ever tasted. For a 2X IPA it's as crisp and refreshing as it gets... for ANY beer. Some people say it's overhyped, which I don't agree with, but it depends on what type of beer you like. If you're an IPA fan and you think this beer is overhyped then I don't sympathize. But if IPA's aren't your thing then I can see how you might not appreciate it as much as someone like me who drinks almost exclusively IPA's. It is so perfectly balanced and smooth. Hoppy, citrusy, fresh, and perfect all come to mind every time I have a Pliny.

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Photo of Beaz18
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I am lucky enough to have enjoyed Pliny countless times both in the bottle and on draught. First time was several years ago and every time I get a glass of it I take 2-3 whiffs of it before even taking a sip. That's how good this beer is. If you haven't tried it beg borrow or steal to try this one!

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -46.2%

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

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.68/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 14,530 ratings
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