Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
14,560 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks for Sebowksi for the trade. Had Pliny a few times before. Very fresh bottle. 2/14/14 This will be my first 5.

A: Tranparent, almost glowing golden hue with hints of straw and orange when held to the light.

S: Huge aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, earthy notes. Bready malt background. Papaya? I dont know. Not trying to decipher this completely.

T: Simply amazing. Citrus, grapefruit, papaya, pine, resin. Big malt body. Alcohol is definitely detectable at the end but I don't mind. Very balanced.

M: Rather heavy. Nice bitterness. Smooth and crisp.

O: Pliny is amazing. Even better when it is super fresh. Always try this beer if you have the opportunity. Wish we could get this out here more often. True to the DIPA form.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Don't get me wrong, it's a superb beer...I just don't think it's worth the hype it receives, which I believe is due in large part to it's limited releases. I personally think Stone Enjoy By is an all around better crafted double.

I really hate having to type 250 words. The beer is good, but not the best...that is all.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,560 ratings
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