Russian River Brewing Company

Pliny the Elder Double IPA

9.5244 ratings
9.472 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
IPA Blend
Top Notes For
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.

Dec 23rd, 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
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
Doug Burress

Sales K&L Wines

9.1

Thankful for fresh, cold Pliny!

Thankful for fresh, cold Pliny!

Nov 24th, 2016
Michael Westerberg

Yup really like this! Lots of layers very balanced with a silky smooth finish!

Yup really like this! Lots of layers very balanced with a silky smooth finish!

Mar 20th, 2016
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

9.4

Perfrctly balanced! What's not to enjoy!

Perfrctly balanced! What's not to enjoy!

Jan 11th, 2016
Doug Burress

Sales K&L Wines

8.9

Unicorn beer. Now I just need some Pappy.

Unicorn beer. Now I just need some Pappy.

Dec 25th, 2015