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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,723
Ratings:
14,688
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,396
Gots:
4,448
Trade:
103
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Ratings: 14,688 |  Reviews: 3,723
Photo of jbeervt
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jet812
4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmwalters
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozymandias
4.28/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngEo
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BennyProfane
3.4/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.68/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed this Beer a week ago. Received as a Christmas present here on Ohio. Loved the aroma and beautiful color. Nice citrus smell and taste. The finish was very smooth. Would love to try on tap when've I get back to CA. Looking forward to bottle # 2.

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Photo of Brianh427
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gbiello
4.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mortarforker
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ogman
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jesterscf
4.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of roachkid40
3.72/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer, but also very overrated.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

510ml bottle date of 12212017

Poured crystal clear golden honey.

Delightful sweet pine aroma.

Taste is about the most perfect balance of pine and citrus hops.

Perfect mouthfeel, clean dry finish - just want to keep drinking more.

I might prefer the more intense taste of others out there, but this is definitely one of the best. Just wish it wasn't so pricey and always in short supply.

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Photo of RABouffard
3.77/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its good, but I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed. expected to be blown away, but it was just a good, clean, clear IPA. Nothing really stood out. Had fresh at the brewery, brought home bottles and hosted a tasting with a nice assortment of Vermont IPA's, and two Tree House brews. Pliny was at the bottom of the heap, universally. Wanted to be blown away, but it just didn't do it. Granted the style is different from New England IPA's.

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Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.76/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bohara77
4.97/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nate139
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dukeandduke
4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/19/17: $12 + tax and tip, 1 pint 1.25 oz bottle poured into a snifter at West 4th and Jane. Light blond clear pour, minimal head and carbonation. Strong pine aroma, hops, mixture of sweet and strong hops. One of the strongest aromas from a beer I have ever had. Hops and pine predominant tastes. Strong mouth feel, firm, dry pleasant drinking. Overall excellent beer, thanks David for the tip!

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Photo of Jordyc
4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MileHighBeerMike
4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benji88
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,688 ratings
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