Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,471 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Bang34:
4.33/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Stopped by the Russian River Brewery a couple of times during my most recent sojourn back home to Northern California.
The first time I was there they had just run out of Pliny on tap. I asked the tender and he said it doesn't help that most of the staff really enjoy it too, which doesn't leave as much for customers.
The seconf time I went they had it.
Pours a golden yellow with an orange tinge.
Has a nice little head that sticks around for a while.
Floral Hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus.
The taste is all about hops a slightly bitter and dry fisnish. Pretty drinkable but not a session brew.
I had with with one of the brewery's specialty pizzas with peperoni, sausage and caramelized unions. Paired pretty well, the hoppiness cut through the strong taste of the pizza well.
Also wanted to mention, I had a nice chat with vinnie when I was there a well. He does some good stuff there and is looking to expand before too much longer.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2005 09:12:26 | More by Bang34
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is pure perfection in a Double IPA, the hops burst out in a perfect symphony of flavor leaving wants and needs for more on my tongue! A warm finish sets nicely in my beer belly and a desire to down endless glasses of this is set in motion! I reccomend this over any and all double's!
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2014 13:16:08 | More by TapTitan
3.63/5 rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I know we don't need another person to review Pliny, but…
A Very nice golden orange with some nice bubbling and lacing around the glass-good amount of head
S Intense pine with an assortment of hop varietals.
T Very piney up front, a bit rounded out by malt. Very clean aftertaste and very drinkable.
M Very delicate and very well balanced in terms of the carbonation. This is very pleasant on the palate.
O I think this is a great beer in terms of the drinkability; however, I think that this beer could be a little more complex. I think this is a very pine forward beer and that the hop varietals do not offer anything aside from said pine. I would like to see some citrus or a bit more malt. Overall, this is a fine beer, albeit a bit less complex and compelling than the populace at large might assert.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:23:45 | More by BingCrosby7
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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