Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,469 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MikeyMikee:
4.83/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle Date: 7/19/11 Reviewed on 9/18/11.
Served at Fridge Temp into a pint glass.
Bright, hazy, orange color with an off white head that is short lived.
The aroma is a hop exploision. Very hoppy, very refreshing and crisp. Orange and pine are at the front with some mellow tropical fruits comming in as well.
This beer is amazingly balanced. It is super hoppy but the sweet and bready malts shine through beautifully. The piney, resiny hop character really comes though, with some orange rind on the end. Really great hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is very resiny and slightly drying from the hops. Carbonation is spot on and the alcohol is very well hidden.
Awesome beer, not much else to say about this one. Great balance, great hops, great drinkability, great beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2011 22:20:50 | More by MikeyMikee
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
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