Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,463 | Reviews: 3,031 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by KCHopHead:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My first perfect rated beer and this hophead found his brew.
Bottled on my birthday a couple weeks ago 7/9/09. Shipped to several cities before finally winding up in KC.
A - Golden in color. Transparent (DIPA, really?). Big white foamy head, maybe 3 fingers.
S - You can smell the hops as you open the bottle and once you plop your nose down in the glass it's just like brewing and opening up a fresh packet of hop pelets. Smelled a lot like Simcoe to me. I noticed some fruits as well.
T - Some people might like a heavy grain bill, maltiness to balance the crazy amount of hops but this one did an amazing job by making the taste of hops very smooth. It's like they just melted hops and bottled them.
M - An exteremly clean finish with ligth mouthfeel. Good carbonation to let the hops dance around on your tounge.
D- Incredible drinkability that goes down so smooth, clean and won't let you down. You could tear through a keg of this pretty quickly and get your lupulin addict fix.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2009 18:47:09 | More by KCHopHead
More User Reviews:
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 8,463 ratings.