Review: Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder
93 out of 100
Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.0 IBU: 100

93/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder

What the brewers say

Pliny the Elder is brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops. It is well-balanced with malt, hops, and alcohol, slightly bitter with a fresh hop aroma of floral, citrus, and pine.

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Nice bright tropical fruit with notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Some noticeable light malt sweetness as it warms. Dank aroma.”

Flavor: “Nice malt sweetness that balances out the bitterness. Slight grassiness, notes of pineapple, pear, grapefruit, mango, and tangerine. Finish is decidedly bitter and lingering.”

Overall: “Good level of hop flavor and a delicately restrained bitterness to help showcase hop aroma and flavor.”

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