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Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.65/5
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14,562 Ratings
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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:
#16
Reviews:
3,706
Ratings:
14,562
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,347
Gots:
4,372
Trade:
105
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,562 |  Reviews: 3,706
Photo of WormGod
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amesetz
4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jefferywinter
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rk1987
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I didn't want to believe the hype on my trip to CA but damn if it isn't that incredible!

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Photo of beerrrrr
3.26/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of SourTweek
4.17/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WhalezBro
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Cberry373
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arthurry
4.2/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RealDeal
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kricks77
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.13/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FirstInLine
4.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GNRoofDawg
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeff_El_Jefe
4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L - rich, golden color
S - subtle fruits, pine
T - very well balanced. i get mostly piney at first. then a little bit more citrusy later
F - not too hoppy like many IPAs. medium bodied
O - would not mind drinking this any chance I get. a bit tougher to find with all the hype that surrounds it. delicious IPA

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Photo of osseo222000
4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Holderness
4.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled a month ago and tasted alongside a 5-week-old bottle of Blind Pig

L -- Filtered orange body with a two-finger solid white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Good retention and great lacing. A little paler than Blind Pig, which was surprising. Bottle is like the Dr. Bronner's of beer
S -- Grapefruit, new sneaker, pine, pineapple, grass, and a touch of booze. Not too in your face, but clean
T -- Starts semi-sweet, with a pleasant honey sweetness and a wave of white peach and grapefruit hoppiness. This is abruptly followed by a robust, resinous bitterness that continues to the mildly astringent, herbaceous, black-tea-like finish. A hint of green coffee beans as well
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Booze is a little perceivable. Long-lasting finish
O -- Glad to finally be trying this one. While it is definitely no longer king of the roost, it is beautifully put together given the date of its initial release.

84/100

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Photo of beerman2017
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.67/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Almost perfect

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Photo of Mugger52
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolute perfection.

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Photo of Vovo
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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