Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny the Elder Double IPA

9.5381 ratings
9.4118 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
IPA Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Beef, Chocolate & Caramel, Cheddar & Gruyere, Mexican Cuisine
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Still one of the best!

Still one of the best!

Apr 11th, 2020
Eric Urbani

In keg and so nice

In keg and so nice

Oct 12th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Lives up to its reputation

Lives up to its reputation

Aug 20th, 2019
Nate Axline

Always great, bottled 5-23-18

Always great, bottled 5-23-18

Jun 5th, 2018
Mitchell Mulder

The one and only, Pliny The Elder, hard to find if you are not here on the west coast, King of the IPA's , is it worth all the hype and trouble, I would sincerely say yes, you are still a beer geek virgin if you have not had this, it is so well balanced with big hops, citrus and tropical notes,truly a remarkable beer, there other beers that come very close to this perfection , but fall just slightly below the high bar this beer has set, I have this on tap at my favorite brewery, if you follow my posts you know where that is, now Pliny The Younger, that is a little more hard to get, you need to buy a ticket for that, after a few times, I got one, will review that one soon, the best way to get this beer outside of the area it is brewed in, Soma, is beer trades with other beer geeks, I will trade this for Hop Slam, Heady Topper, Zombie Dust, those are some of the more popular trades from West Coast to East Coast beer geeks, well worth seeking out, not impossible to get, not like the "Younger"

The one and only, Pliny The Elder, hard to find if you are not here on the west coast, King of the IPA's , is it worth all the hype and trouble, I would sincerely say yes, you are still a beer geek virgin if you have not had this, it is so well balanced with big hops, citrus and tropical notes,truly a remarkable beer, there other beers that come very close to this perfection , but fall just slightly below the high bar this beer has set, I have this on tap at my favorite brewery, if you follow my posts you know where that is, now Pliny The Younger, that is a little more hard to get, you need to buy a ticket for that, after a few times, I got one, will review that one soon, the best way to get this beer outside of the area it is brewed in, Soma, is beer trades with other beer geeks, I will trade this for Hop Slam, Heady Topper, Zombie Dust, those are some of the more popular trades from West Coast to East Coast beer geeks, well worth seeking out, not impossible to get, not like the "Younger"

4 people found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2015
Lyle Coffield

Sommelier Kokkari, Evvia Estatorios

9.8

It is what they say it is... Use your connections to buy up local supply, take your haul of 2 bottles and enjoy! Hops = fruit aroma and bitter palate. The best ale ...ever?

It is what they say it is... Use your connections to buy up local supply, take your haul of 2 bottles and enjoy! Hops = fruit aroma and bitter palate. The best ale ...ever?

2 people found it helpfulDec 31st, 2014
Bill Bender

A distinct aroma of apricot, entry is a rush of intense hops followed by a breadth of flavors including pine cone, chestnut, fresh baked sourdough/yeast and a savory almost deli meat quality. Medium acidity and crispness with noticeable minerality. Always worth a quaff when you can get it.

A distinct aroma of apricot, entry is a rush of intense hops followed by a breadth of flavors including pine cone, chestnut, fresh baked sourdough/yeast and a savory almost deli meat quality. Medium acidity and crispness with noticeable minerality. Always worth a quaff when you can get it.

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2018
Morgan Pruitt

Wine Buyer Tarry Wine Merchants

9.4

Found a bottle of this in Chicago. Bought it. Drank it on the 4th of July. USA! Damn good.

Found a bottle of this in Chicago. Bought it. Drank it on the 4th of July. USA! Damn good.

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2015
Chad Bowman

Sales LDF Sales

9.6

Street Cred.

Street Cred.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2015
Mo Cherry

Home. Football. The best IPA ever...great day!

Home. Football. The best IPA ever...great day!

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2014