Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,479 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Hojaminbag:
4.53/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I got a couple of bottles of this along with a ton of other Russian River stuff from a recent trade with Jhenry04. Thanks for the beers!
Copper body with a small, whispy, off-white head. Not a lot of retention, but a decent amount of stringy lacing.
Smells great. Juicy, sweet, citrusy hops. Noticeable malt in the background.
Tasty. Up front comes some citrus and bitter flavored hops. Next comes some sweet hops and sweet toffee like malts. Finish a little buscuity malt flavor and some more bitterness.
Mouthfeel is oily and bitter.
This is a very drinkable and great DIPA. I had two bottles and drank both before I wrote a review. I'm glad because the first one didn't have quite the hop character of the second.
EDIT: I've revisited this one again and again (although I've never bothered to write a good review of it), including on-tap, in bottles, and on-tap at the brewery. It's fantastic every time.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2008 22:27:36 | More by Hojaminbag
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is pure perfection in a Double IPA, the hops burst out in a perfect symphony of flavor leaving wants and needs for more on my tongue! A warm finish sets nicely in my beer belly and a desire to down endless glasses of this is set in motion! I reccomend this over any and all double's!
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2014 13:16:08 | More by TapTitan
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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