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Russian River Pliny the Elder
A beer by: Russian River Brewing
from Santa Rosa, CA, United States
 
Score:
4.068
ABV:
8%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
51
IBU:
n/a
Last Updated:
8/18/2011 3:17:49 PM
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Beer Description:
Pliny the Elder was a Roman naturalist, scholar, historian, traveler, officer, and writer. Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, "Lupus salictarius", meaning wolf among scrubs." Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest. Later the current botanical name, Humulus lupulus, was adopted. Pliny died in 79 AD while observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. He was immortalized by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, who continued his uncle's legacy by documenting much of what he observed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Cup (Double IPA Category)
Gold Medal, 2005 GABF (Double IPA Category)
Bronze Medal, 2004 GABF (Double IPA Category)



Available year round in the pub, for distribution, and in 500mL bottles.
 
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Beer Score Distribution
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Statistics
Overall rank68 of 44031
Overall percentile99.8
Style rank7 of 1455
Style percentile99.6
Lowest score2.9
Highest score4.9
Average score4.133
Weighted score4.068
Standard deviation0.495
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