Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by IllNate:
British Columbia (Canada)
4.5/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This one courtesy of chswimmer, cheers man!
A - Golden yellow, nice finger of off white head, subsides to lacing. Has some hop haze going on.
S - Grassy, pinny hops dominate the aroma. Some citrus.
T - Grassy, pinny hops dominate the flavour. A bit fruity. Big bold bitterness.
M - Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth. I expected to get a puckering effect with this beer, but it's well balanced.
D - Pretty drinkable really. Surprisingly balanced for the hop content.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2010 22:49:29 | More by IllNate
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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
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