Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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100
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14,455 Ratings
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:
14,455
Reviews:
3,694
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
7,309
Gots:
4,308
For Trade:
107
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just hit paydirt when I stopped in at Beerworks in Medford Or. I had given up hope of finding Pliny in bottles, when, what is that over there? It's Pliny the Elder on tap! I walk straight to the bar and can only utter one word,"pliny", which spurs the hippie bartender girl into action as she pours me my first taste of this beer that I have read so much about.

I am not going to dive into comparing the taste to nanner peels and fruits, because I don't know how to do all of that. I will say that this brew lived up to the hype. The most prominent thought that came to my mind was Balance, it was amazingly balanced with a very thorough complexity that made me think "now This is a double ipa!" As others have stated, I could drink this till I got tipsy, it is wonderfully easy to drink, even though it packs a delicious punch!

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,455 ratings.
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