Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
14,561 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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Ratings: 14,561 |  Reviews: 3,706
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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into tulip, raises 2 fingers of sticky white head. Dissipates slowly and laces nicely. Color is perfect, beautiful shade of orange.

Smells better...grapefruit rind, citrus, floral tones. Not overpowering hop smell, just inviting citrus.

Delivers in taste complex a DIPA as I have tried. Initial citrus, immediately followed by malty backbone with bready sweetness, and finishes with a piney note. Real quality.

Perfect carb and smooth mouthfeel. Crisp and acidic, but still full enough.

Lives up. Glad I had a chance to try...thanks youdownwithabv!

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Photo of controlfate
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Received a bottle in a trade, dated: 3-13-14.
A: A beautiful golden honey color.
S: Tropical fruit hops upfront: peaches, apricots, pineapple.
T: Notes of sweet fruit: peaches, apricots, citrus: orange, grapefruit, pineapple. There's no discernible bitterness, just a wonderfully balanced and smooth taste from start-to-finish.
M: A medium body, juicy mouthfeel that leaves the mouth salivating for more.
O: This is an exceptional double IPA, and deserves the rave reviews and high praise.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

General: This was directly from the brewery, the brewed date is 1/21/14. Poured this into my bottle logic lab glass for the tasting.

Appearance: Great dark golden color with a slightly off while head that doesn't really last.

Aroma: Amazing as always, pine, citrus and grassy

Mouthfeel: Perfect, plan and simple

Taste: If you haven't had this, get one and enjoy it.

Overall: One of the best DIPAs that is available plain and simple.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light amber hued with some serious haziness. I see microscopic sediment suspended within it. A minuscule layer of white foam partially covers the top. Serious Brussels lacing. Intense floral hop aroma beckons me to taste. The flavor is a nice balanced floral hop assault. It really lasts throughout the palate from front to the back and throughout the fade. The body is moderately carbonated, yet smooth and refreshing.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,561 ratings
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