Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by GetMeAnIPA:
4.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bought a bottle from total wine and poured into a tulip. First time drinking from a bottle. Had it twice before on tap.
A - nice copper color with a nice white foamy head. Solid lacing. Looks very unassuming.
S - so bright and hop forward. I get a really nice citrus smell. It has almost a hemp smell to it. Other than the taste the smell is the best part. When I put my nose in the glass I just can't wait to drink it.
T - extremely well balanced. Hop forward clean crisp bit to it. With a floral aftertaste. Clean finish without a bitter aftertaste. It's just so tasty. I could freeze it and make Popsicles with it. It's a great DIPA because the hops are center without being bitter and without overloading it with malt to balance it out.
M - lightly carbonated and slightly thin body. Not as thick as I thought it would be.
O - great IPA, DIPA and beer. It's one of the best IPAs around If not the best.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2012 00:34:19 | More by GetMeAnIPA
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4.23/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours lighter than expected with a white, fluffy head that quickly gives way to the army of bubbles marching to the top of the glass. A big, fruity nose, expected from one of the world's best IPAs, is no less welcome without the surprise. Bright grapefruit, pine, and lemon notes dance up from the glass. Even the bottle cap smells like delicious hops
The first sip is "wow" smooth. Grapefruit and pineapple -- hello, citrus -- are predominant, and the earthy, forest-floor flavors that you get from some IPAs, even good ones, are absent. I expected balanced and bitter, but I didn't expect the mouthfeel to be so light. For an IPA of 8 percent and around 100 IBUs, this is just about perfect.
I've had a lot of good IPAs this year, but Pliny stands out as one I could happily drink day in and day out without growing weary.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 03:17:11 | More by Dave_Sutula
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,640 ratings.