Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Floydster:
4.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Originally reviewed a couple months ago, but had to do another because it is by far my favorite beer
Served in 12 ounce goblet at Naja's Place in Redondo Beach near the pier and King's Harbor and a 1/2 liter tankard at Hollingshead's more recently
I will start off by saying that Russian River is my favorite brewery in the world and this is their best beer, this is also the beer that made me want to start reviewing beers and made me an IPA fanatic, particularly doubles and imperials
Unfortunately, I have not been able to try Pliny the Younger yet, cannot wait until Hollingshead's in the city of Orange gets more after the new year
Pour was a golden orangish yellow color with a 3/4 inch foamy head that let the perfect smell out through its small openings
Smell was full of hops and some small amounts of citrus including lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit
Taste was nice and bitter, not too much of the fruit in the aroma can be tasted, especially at the ned of the sip, this a strong tasting double IPA that is closer to perfection than anything else I have had, it has a nice bitter bite at the finish making you want more and more
Could drink these until I pass out they are so good and the alcohol is hidden very well, the brew is not too heavy, actually extremely light for an imperial IPA
Good to know that they keep this year round at the bar near my house, always be the number one candidate when there is not something else interesting to try
This is going to be available in 22 ounce bottles in about six months because RR is expanding, that should be a great treat for everybody on the east coast who does not have access to this beer
Pizza Port is having a two dollar pint night featuring this coming up and you could be certain that I will be there drinking at least five of these, if not more
I have not tried Dark Lord Imperial Stout from Three Floyds or the Younger like I previously mentioned, but I believe this should be the highest rated beer in the world, flawless
It is so complex and subtle at the same time, this is hands down my favorite beer in my favorite style of beer
Gotta try this if you are a fan of IPAs, or just want to try one of the best beers in the world in general
Serving type: on-tap
09-03-2007 05:43:05 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I know we don't need another person to review Pliny, but…
A Very nice golden orange with some nice bubbling and lacing around the glass-good amount of head
S Intense pine with an assortment of hop varietals.
T Very piney up front, a bit rounded out by malt. Very clean aftertaste and very drinkable.
M Very delicate and very well balanced in terms of the carbonation. This is very pleasant on the palate.
O I think this is a great beer in terms of the drinkability; however, I think that this beer could be a little more complex. I think this is a very pine forward beer and that the hop varietals do not offer anything aside from said pine. I would like to see some citrus or a bit more malt. Overall, this is a fine beer, albeit a bit less complex and compelling than the populace at large might assert.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:23:45 | More by BingCrosby7
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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