Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,880 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Drinkerofales:
4.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours a nice yellowish amber, just slightly cloudy.
Smells like hops. Great floral and piney citrus notes
Tastes bright and piney, reflects the great nose up front, not much malt, and that's just about right. Great hops on the aftertaste.
Feels thin, hides the alcohol well, almost light feeling, strange for an 8%.
This is an IPA that all IPAs wish they were. The essence of IPA. Hops punch perfectly, I haven't had many IPAs better than this. I can see why it has the high rating, easily one of my new favorite beers, to live upto the hype is difficult, to surpass it like this does is amazing
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2011 06:26:29 | More by Drinkerofales
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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 9,880 ratings.