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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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Served on draft at hotel outside of Napa Valley. Had several 3 or 4. At the time, didn't realize how much of a sought after beer this is outside of Cali.

A - Looks like any world class IPA, doesn't stand out in appearance as much as Heady. Still a beautiful looking DIPA. Pale, Cloudy orangish color. Lacing is amazing.

S - Can smell the fresh piney hops and abundance of fruits with some flowers.

T - Citrus hops with the hoppy piney taste that is not overpowering.

M - On draft and for a DIPA the mouthfeel was amazing, perfect level of carbonation

O - One of the best DIPA's i've had. Would put it right up there with Heady Topper. Wish i could try Pliny The Younger to compare.

Too bad I live out of Cali and out of the northeast where my top two DIPA's are made. Hopefully someday the distribution reaches out of cali and out of the NorthWest. Until then I will have to wait.

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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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