Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,473 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by HopDerek:
4.68/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottle picked up at City Beer Store in San Francisco bottled on 071008, poured into a snifter.
Pours a clear rich amber color with 1 finger of soap foamy slightly off-white head. Good retention and nice lasting thick fluffy sticky lacing that coats the glass as the liquid leaves. Smells of grapefruit, honey, biscuit, oranges, lemon rind, and pine. Taste packs loads of citrus up front with grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine followed by a solid honey and biscuity malt backbone. The finish oozes pine and some spicy hops with a wee bit of alcohol. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation throughout. Smooth but with bite. Lots of citrus notes up front with a sweet and malty middle and a great bitter foresty finish. A great DIPA with lots of different hop flavors that don't compete for dominance, instead work together to make an incredibly flavored beer. Dangerously easy to drink as the alcohol is well hidden.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2008 17:42:44 | More by HopDerek
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
100 out of 100 based on 8,473 ratings.