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:
14,458
Reviews:
3,694
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
7,311
Gots:
4,312
For Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A HUGE thank you goes out to my friends at Pinnochio's for hooking me up with this mini growler. I swear this place just keeps getting better and better.

A- Pliny the Elder pours a crystal clear light orange. Right away you can tell it is a west coast IPA. It's clean looking, no haze whatsoever, with a nice eggshell white head.

S- Grapefruit citrus is the predominate smell going on here. I get a lot of hop-citrus bursts and very litter malt to speak of.

T- B-E-A-U_tiful! Lemony/ grapefruit citrus hits you right away. There's quite a bit of tart involved which makes the beer extremely lip-smacking. A little bit of pine resonates on the palate but then quickly leaves. The finish is lingering with wonderful hop bitterness.

M- This beer is so bitter but still very smooth, which is quite interesting given the lighter malts involved. Medium bodied through and through. There is some nice bubbly carbonation as well.

O- Overall this beer has lived up to the hype for me. It isn't my favorite west coast IPA but it is definitely up there. It is juicy and delicious. It is a must try for any hops lover.

Serving Type- Growler poured into an IPA glass. Thanks for reading.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,458 ratings.
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