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Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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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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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The folks at Russian River never cease to amaze me. Pliny sets the bar for all others. You could spend your remaining years searching for something better but you keep coming back. Gorgeous golden smooth pour. The hops are so intense they turn the corner and mature into a lovely malty finish. Heaven....

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Warning... If you drink this is quite possibly will ruin all other beer for you. Now I have an IPA and it's always compared to this. I've tried to brew a clone of this 3 times now (because I can't get it in NY without trading for it) and it never comes close. This beer is pure genius.

When you pour this beer you'll see it's very clear and has good head. The smell is like nothing you have ever smelled. It's so aromatic, citrusy and piney. The taste is very smooth and floral. This is a double IPA, but it's not bitter at all and seems to use less malt than other dipas. It's perfection in a bottle, the fresher the better it is. Don't age this beer! Drink it, then you'll spend all your time searching for more.

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.89/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,630 ratings
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