Review Updated on 2020-12-26
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Rating 92
Style Double IPA
Produced In Santa Rosa, Calif.
United States
ABV 8%
Availability Year Round

Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Host/Hostess Gifting, Popping Bottles

Russian River Pliny the Elder Review

Pliny the Elder pours copper-colored, with big citrus and herbal pine notes on the nose. Following on the palate is a bitter, rounded rendition of today's DIPAs — malt sweetness and stone fruit play off of the double dose of hops (which, by weight, is minuscule compared to todays DDH DIPAs). Both malt- and hop-driven with a bit of alcohol flavor/warmth, the beer opens up as it warms to room temperature, which is ideal for this style.

92
POINTS
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder pours copper-colored, with big citrus and herbal pine notes on the nose. Following on the palate is a bitter, rounded rendition of today's DIPAs — malt sweetness and stone fruit play off of the double dose of hops (which, by weight, is minuscule compared to todays DDH DIPAs). Both malt- and hop-driven with a bit of alcohol flavor/warmth, the beer opens up as it warms to room temperature, which is ideal for this style.

Reviewed On: 12-27-2020
92
POINTS
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder pours copper-colored, with big citrus and herbal pine notes on the nose. Following on the palate is a bitter, rounded rendition of today's DIPAs — malt sweetness and stone fruit play off of the double dose of hops (which, by weight, is minuscule compared to todays DDH DIPAs). Both malt- and hop-driven with a bit of alcohol flavor/warmth, the beer opens up as it warms to room temperature, which is ideal for this style.

Reviewed On: 12-27-2020