Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Smells like cannabis in a glass when fresh. Not worth drinking if it's more than a month old. So much fresh hops in here to count or even make sense of.

Pliny has long been regarded as the best Double IPA around, however competition is fierce this days and there are more than a few breweries that can give it a run for it's money (Alpine, Societe...)

Bottom line, Pliny will always hold a special place in our hearts because it was the first and it is a damn good beer.

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Bottle sent in a trade - 11/15/13 bottled on date.

Appearance: Pours a clear filtered orange/golden color with a finger of a white head.

Smell: Smells dank. 3 week old bottle. Sweet juicy hops, citrus, grapefruit, bread. It doesn't jump out of the glass but it's all there.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. It's not bursting with flavor but it's very balanced and that's what I like about it. It's not very bitter (a plus for me). Just really well rounded.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium mouthfeel. No booze at all in the taste.

Overall: Overall, a really great balanced IPA. Is it the best IPA ever? Nope. But it's really good.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,461 ratings.
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