Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

14,461 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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is hands down one of my favorite beers. Being am IPA fan it's hard to get any better than Pliny. The hoppy grapefruit finish is amazing. Great aroma, taste, color how can it get any better. I have had this from a bottle and at the brewery restaurant in Santa Rosa and there is no better IPA in my opinion.

Do yourself a favor and travel to Santa Rosa and visit the birth place of this wonderful beer. Get the taster flight (20 Russian River beers), you will not be sorry.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

T: A burst of sweet pine, and bitter grapefruit. I was a bit worried about trying this one. I looked at the bottle for days, scared of what it might be an epic disappointment. I'm glad to report that it wasn't, it was a ride that you want to ride over and over again. This beer has tropical notes, and many fruity notes live int this beer. I don't feel orange, or lemon, but something more.

A: What an IPA should look like. nice carbonation nice head nice lacing beautiful golden color.

S: Citrusy hops some pine but not overpowering smell like what you'd get from heady.

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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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