Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,896 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ChanChan:
4.88/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Bottled on 12-28-2010
Served on a Beatles glass mug.
Appearance: This beer is a cloudy orange with a big fluffy head. The lacing is good but not impressive.
Smell: Somewhere between Grapefruit, Melon and Pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but pleasantly creamy.
Taste: Again, as with the aroma, this beer is very fruity, but with a good amount of bitterness. The finish is very long....I get honeydew melon and pineapple.
Drinkability: Generally, I don't care for any form of IPA's, nevertheless, I think this beer is very pleasant. It definitely lives up to its hype. At first I thought it would be like any other Double IPA but this beer is certainly unique; it is one of the best tasting beers I have ever had. I just wish it were more available.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2011 16:23:07 | More by ChanChan
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 9,896 ratings.