Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,422 | Reviews: 3,029 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by RTrain12:
4.22/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Finally get to try this one thanks to djmichelk. 500 ml. bottle poured into my snifter. Bottled on 8-25-2010
A: Pours a cloudy orangeish yellow with 3/4" head that is off white in color. Head fades slowly leaving behind some lacing. Carbonation is visable.
S: Smells so fresh. Picking up sent of floral, grapefruit, and pine.
T: For a DIPA it is very asmooth and clean. I'm picking up grapefruit, and citrus.
M: This bodied, smooth, and some prickles on the tonge. Little carbonation with just alittle bitter bite at the end.
D: I can't belive how smooth and clean this beer is! It leaves the the palet so refreshed! I could drink this beer all day!
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2010 23:21:02 | More by RTrain12
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4.63/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Another beer I never expected to be able to try at least until the next trip to visit relatives in California. That I can do so now is thanks to the seemingly unbounded generosity of BigStein88.
Bottled 1/17/14. Nearly two months old, but I'm not unhappy with that considering it travelled from California to New England and changed hands again after that.
Poured from the 16.25 oz. bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint. Couldn't resist the irony.
a: Clear dark gold with a two inch tall white head which dissipated slowly to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Intense pine. Some floral notes.
t; Very smooth first impression, indefinable almost bubble gummy flavor followed by moderate hop bite and some floral notes. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but is mellowed by the floral aspect. Very "refined" tasting, although it becomes predictably rougher and more bitter as it warms. 8% alcohol? You've got to be kidding. Where?
m: Slickly smooth. Little carbonation.
o: If it's this good with nearly two months on it, what is it like fresh? Definitely one of the very best DIPAs I have had. Although the hope bite is less than some, it does not hang on and get annoying, and the pine and floral flavors makes this Pliny shine.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 04:32:38 | More by scotorum
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,422 ratings.