Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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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
More User Reviews:
4.51/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
After several months of searching, I finally found the mythical Pliny the Elder that I was starting to doubt even existed. Pangaea Bier Cafe in Sacramento has it on tap.
So... it pours a beautiful gold.. crystal clear.. I talk a lot about balance in the beers that I review and this one had perfect balance. Hops, grain, malt.. they finely crafted this one in every sense of the word. Head was a little light, but tight foams. Mouthfeel was very good for the hops which blended perfectly. finish was smooth. Is it the best beer in America? Um... no. Very very good, I would have it again and was able to buy a couple of bottles at a nearby store (2 bottle limit), but does it live up to the hype? Nope. The marketing strategy (and the limits on purchase) were brilliant and they have feed into the hype very well.... being from Utah it was my mission (pun intended) to find this beer and see for myself.. but honestly.. I think there must be a better beer out there somewhere (and for the styles I prefer, I have found a few)..
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 06:58:29 | More by Curtis
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,887 ratings.