Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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100
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Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14,450
Reviews:
3,694
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
7,308
Gots:
4,306
For Trade:
107
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 4-21-15. Poured a crystal clear golden color, with a nice two-finger off-white head. Pretty little carbonation bubbles continually floated to the top, which meant the head lasted until the bottom and left great lacing all the way to the end. The aroma was very big, piney and citrusy. The flavor was very bitter pine up front, moving to a nice orangey/grapefruity citrus flavor, followed by a nice sweet malty aftertaste - phenomenally well balanced. The mouthfeel was superb- somewhat thick and creamy, nice carbonation and left a nice oily feel on the tongue. This is just one outstanding beer in every respect, lovin it!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle share poured into a snifter. Born on date 9/3/13

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.

T: Wow. Delicious tropical citrusy hop combination with absolutely no bitterness. Very well balanced. Fabulous.

M: Medium bodied a lingering delicious citrus but no bitterness. Just remarkably smooth.

O: Best DIPA I've ever had. In my opinion, better than heady topper. Personally, I like the balanced IPA's and this nails it. Wish I had consistent access to this gem

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,450 ratings.
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