Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
14,560 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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Ratings: 14,560 |  Reviews: 3,706
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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally got me some of this courtesy of dabeel, thanks!

I was definitely not disappointed. The smell is perfect with citrus and hops galore. The taste is extremely well balanced yet very hoppy. Pliny lives up to the bill as one of the best beers on the planet.

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of oceanman907
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had last night after a friend of mine brought some up to the frozen north form a wedding in Portland, OR. Poured into a Kenai River Brewing Pint and man this beer really is one of the best in the world. When something is hyped this month it is hard to really enjoy it, but this really is the standard by which all other West Coast DIPAs are judged and rightly so. It was already almost two months old, so I must say I don't think I have had the full experience, but man... The head was a little thin and the smell wasn't quite as expressive as I would have liked, but the flavor was really exactly what you want for the style, truly a hop heads dream.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -35.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dvnb
4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Never fails to blow me away. Most recently had on a trip to Amsterdam late June 2013. Was at De Bierkoning geeking out when they happen to pull some Pliny out. Felt like I had to get "approved" to buy two bottles (rare in the U.S., imagine in Amsterdam), but passed the test. Always lives up to the allure. Drink at all costs.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,560 ratings
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