Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

14,455 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a: clear golden amber with some faint faint purple. 2 finger solid marshmellow white head

s: grapefruit, pineapple, mango, freshly baked rolls, caramel malts, crisp apricots, and loads of passionfruit. this is a tropical fruit bomb backed with nice sweet malt.

t: just as the nose suggests, all those tropical flavors. mango and pineapple dominate out the gate. then your hit with the passionfruit, which is smoothed out by the sweet (but not at all heavy feeling) malts. you're left with some slight grapefruit and tea leaf bitterness as you open your mouth to get the next sip. this is a balanced and harmonized as they say it is

m: perfect really. its medium with the right amount of carbonation to push the tropical fruits through and make them pop and shine over any real bitterness

o: well. this one lives up to the hype. it is the definition of balance and harmony. sweet, fruity, and bitter. its refreshing and savory and packed with juicy flavor. comes as close to perfect as an DIPA can for me

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance. poured from the bottle into two pint glasses. With only two bottles I had to share. A thick tan head subsided to reveal perfect lasing

Aroma. Holy cow! The nose is amazing. Hops must be in my nose!

Taste. Just like it smells. This is the best

Mouthfeel. This is an 8% DIPA but it drinks like a regular IPA. Smoothest IPA I've ever drank.
Overall. Amazing. This particular bottle was packaged 31 days ago. It's clear that Pliny is best when fresh.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An amazing IPA. Great nose on this beer. Lots of citrus fruit. The mouth feel is good and I like the ABV at where it is at 8%. I think any higher and you would be able to taste the booze in the beer. I don't think it is as high as quality as Heady Topper or some of the Three Floyd's beer that has been out there, but still a amazing beer.

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4/5  rDev -13%

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,455 ratings.
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