Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

14,484 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

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4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
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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4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Monk's, 9/14. This is a big, juicy, aromatic IPA, dripping in tropical fruit, most notably mango. Yet surprisingly dry, with a lemony crispness. Balanced by a sweet center and rounded out with well-executed pine. Mouthfeel is velvety soft, but still effervescent.

Overall, PtE is smooth and well restrained. Not as in your face as something like Sucks or Resin. Very, very solid brew and one of the best in the IPA family. Though probably not THE best - I think that distinction still belongs to Heady.

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,484 ratings.
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