Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.65 w/ 14,530 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
Ranking:
#16
Reviews:
3,703
Ratings:
14,530
Liked:
14,280
Avg:
4.65/5
pDev:
7.74%
Alströms:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,328
Gots:
4,356
Trade:
107
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 5/16/2013

Ok, I am not one to be OVERLY CRITICAL on IPAs that are over a month old. I believe that beer is beer and if it is stored properly, it can be drunk. that being said, my first experience with Pliny was not the orgasm I thought it was going to be. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious nad extremely balanced, but I could definitely tell that the hops in this had gone south.

After cracking open Maine Beer's MO just a couple hours earlier that was 2 weeks old, I can see now that in terms of hops and West Coast IPAs, freshness is everything and, again, while this was delicious I felt like Pliny was a little old and probably busted his hip. The MO blew it out of the water. The malts in this Pliny were definitely accentuated and the citrusy, tropical hops were not that present. I would love to get this relatively fresh so I can reassess and regrade this Titan of Industry.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 14,530 ratings
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