Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by MeowTom:
4.1/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Pours a clear gold with a huge foamy head. The head sticks around for a while and never really goes away.
S- It's a huge piney hop smell. I could smell it when it a couple of feet away away. It's like I'm walking though a pine forest.
T- A huge hoppy bitter taste I was however expecting more from the way it smelled. I think it is a wonderful bloom as it sits on the tongue.
M- Thick body with a wonderful smoothness mixed with the carbonation.
O- Some really great things are happening with this beer and it is one of the top IPAs I have had, but the rumors of the greatness have disappointed. I can't believe that Zombie Dust doesn't have a better score than this, but thats life. I think I will have a zombie dust right now.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2012 22:54:33 | More by MeowTom
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 9,876 ratings.