Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Blargimus:
4.43/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
500 ml bottle poured into pint glass. Bottled on 4/3/2012.
Lighter than more DIPAs I've had. Crystal-clear and straw colored. A few fingers of pretty white head that settles and sticks around. Pretty beer, but not mind-boggling.
This is probably the most fragrant IPA I've ever smelled. Heavy pine with floral accents. Maybe a bit of sweetness, but this is hop heaven.
Taste is certainly hop-forward, but it's remarkably well-balanced. Really superb. I do think I detect just a hint of alcohol, but not as much as 8% would have you expect. The aftertaste is clean and crisp, and bitterness doesn't stick around too much. This is a selling point for me.
Carbonated really well, it's almost creamy. Really the one criticism I can think of is the lack of any resinous mouthfeel, but that's more of a personal preference.
Yeah, this beer deserves most, if not all of the hype.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2012 23:55:07 | More by Blargimus
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Wow!!! Finally got a bottle of this coveted ale and it definitely lives up to the hype. The pour is one of the sexiest golden copper colors I have ever seen. The head is thick, bone white, frothy and long lasting. Plus there is silky lacing for days. The nose is dank and citrusy. An abundance of grapefruit, pine, grass, mango, and tangerines abound. The mouthfeel is great but I'd actually like it to be a bit stickier. The flavor is a balanced bomb of west coast hops; taking all the notes of the nose and making them shine even more. This is mist certainly one of (if not the) best dipa I've ever had. Just wish it'd show its face in Michigan more often.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 17:33:51 | More by lochef81
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,757 ratings.