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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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I received a couple bottles in a trade. Poured into my Southern Tier tulip.

Pours a cloudy pale orange. Classic IPA look. Thick fluffy head, great lacing all the way down as I drink this.

Smells like citrus zest, pine, and flowers.

The flowery and piney hop taste dominates, with some underlying fruit nuances- grapefruit and peach are what I get.

The beer is insanely crisp and dry, with great carbonation and a light-to-medium body.

This is not the hoppiest beer you'll ever have. It doesn't smack you over the head with it- it's balanced and wonderfully drinkable. It's pure hop essence in its most drinkable form. One of the best, as you all are sure to know by now.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just had my first one since I cannot get it here in Houston. I had my fiance ask her cousin in San Diego to ship some here. Overall, the best beer I've tasted so far. Smell is fantastic and taste is superb. Wish I could get PTY. I've heard it's very hard to get sometimes...

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