Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14
Reviews:
3,740
Ratings:
14,808
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,449
Gots:
4,505
Trade:
103
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have had this beer bottled and on tap. Not much of a difference.

A. Clear gold with thick white head.

S. has a strong piney smell, let's you know what your in for.

T. Great flavor for an IPA not too bitter.

Enjoy a sip at a time, do not burry the hatchet. Beer is best drank as soon as possible not aged.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance
Poured into a freshly wetted pint glass. Thick white head, which slowly dissipated. Color is dark straw.

Smell
Fresh cut grass, wet forest, resinous pine, juniper

Taste
Hop assault, heavy on Simcoe. Nicely balanced light malt background, which melodiously blends with the tapering bitter aftertaste of the hops. No alcohol burn.

Overall
Awesome IPA - not too hard hitting on any one front, but does everything well. Heady Topper has a better aroma, IMO, but this is quite good.

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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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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,808 ratings