Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,422 | Reviews: 3,029 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Celtics17:
4.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
T: A burst of sweet pine, and bitter grapefruit. I was a bit worried about trying this one. I looked at the bottle for days, scared of what it might be an epic disappointment. I'm glad to report that it wasn't, it was a ride that you want to ride over and over again. This beer has tropical notes, and many fruity notes live int this beer. I don't feel orange, or lemon, but something more.
A: What an IPA should look like. nice carbonation nice head nice lacing beautiful golden color.
S: Citrusy hops some pine but not overpowering smell like what you'd get from heady.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 06:05:15 | More by Celtics17
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4.63/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Another beer I never expected to be able to try at least until the next trip to visit relatives in California. That I can do so now is thanks to the seemingly unbounded generosity of BigStein88.
Bottled 1/17/14. Nearly two months old, but I'm not unhappy with that considering it travelled from California to New England and changed hands again after that.
Poured from the 16.25 oz. bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint. Couldn't resist the irony.
a: Clear dark gold with a two inch tall white head which dissipated slowly to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Intense pine. Some floral notes.
t; Very smooth first impression, indefinable almost bubble gummy flavor followed by moderate hop bite and some floral notes. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but is mellowed by the floral aspect. Very "refined" tasting, although it becomes predictably rougher and more bitter as it warms. 8% alcohol? You've got to be kidding. Where?
m: Slickly smooth. Little carbonation.
o: If it's this good with nearly two months on it, what is it like fresh? Definitely one of the very best DIPAs I have had. Although the hope bite is less than some, it does not hang on and get annoying, and the pine and floral flavors makes this Pliny shine.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 04:32:38 | More by scotorum
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,422 ratings.