Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

14,373 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: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's been a while since I had this beer. A friend brought one back last winter when he came home snowboarding. I won't go into a lot of detail because it's been so long, just the things that stuck out. The smell was amazing! I know lots of people talk about it but it was amazing. Sooo much Simcoe. As far as the hop taste, it makes it very evident that hop profile is more than just IBU's. Definitely big on Simcoe but I suspect Columbus, Centennial and maybe Cascades. I'm sure it died off a bit as it was almost a month and a half old when I had it but this was one of the only beers I have ever had where I started writing clone notes while I was drinking it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- poured from bottle into founders snifter. Pours pretty clear, two finger white head.
S- so much tropical fruit, pineapple especially, sticky pine, fruity hops, some biscuit, but really toons of tropical fruity hops.
T- sweet pineapple, star fruit, and other tropical fruits, melon, slightly bready, lots of pine, fresh floral hops. So juicy.
M- per usual for style
O- very drinkable, lots of delicious juicy tropical fruits, piney floral hop profile, and it leaves a great finish, not overly bitter and perfectly balanced throughout. This beer is what is meant to be, a perfectly balanced iipa that masks the alcohol completely. Reminds me of being back in Santa Rosa among the big pine trees and sweet sunshine.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
4.6 out of 5 based on 14,373 ratings.
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