Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,895 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JTahoe:
4.7/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Recently consumed on tap at the brewpub, but my review is from home: 500 ml bottle with bottled on date.
A - Slightly hazy and the color of golden honey with nearly two finger sticky off-white head that settles down to a nice solid layer.
S - Nice any hoppy right up front with bright citrus, pineapple, and fresh grass notes.
T - Bright grapefruit tight up front without being too powerful, then revealing a depth of citrus (light lemon and tangerine), tropical fruit, and delicate floral flavors. Some malt and a nice nuttiness are revealed in the finish. Really beautifully layered and complex. Pleasingly bitter, but with a soft sweetness. Really well balanced DIPA.
M - Medium body, slightly creamy and oily. Medium carbonation
D - Incredibly enjoyable and beautiful drink. It's reputation is well deserved.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2009 22:18:29 | More by JTahoe
More User Reviews:
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
100 out of 100 based on 9,895 ratings.