Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny The ElderPliny The Elder
14,562 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: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 010413

Appearance - Pours a clear straw color with a red hue to it. One finger head quickly dissipates to a minor lacing on top which sticks around. Bubble slowly creep up from the bottom of the glass. Has a very clean look to it, which scores big points with me.

Smell - As soon as I opened the bottle, I went in for the smell. Smelled delicious. Sweet smell with pine and citrus hops upfront. My mouth began to water as I poured into my snifter.

Taste - The taste is not as citrusy as I expected. More of the pine comes to the forefront. Leaves a hop lacing in your throat, as any good dipa will do.

Mouthfeel - Very light at first. Moderate Carbonation which feels like just the right amount for this style.

Overall - Overall this is a very solid dipa. I hate to be the minority when I say that I was a little disappointed. I do not feel that this beer lives upto the hype. Maybe that is because I have pretty regular access to Heady. My personal preference is for a dipa with more of a citrus taste.

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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,562 ratings
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