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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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,714
Ratings:
14,627
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,376
Gots:
4,411
Trade:
103
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The Elder. This is a great beer from Russian River. I like the hop notes in the smell and the nice bold finish. When trying this beer with a group a newer beer drinkers (21year olds) I was told it was the best beer they had ever had. They don't have a lot of time with craft beers but I like to think they will keep trying more of them after a taste of this little number.

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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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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,627 ratings
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