Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,886 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
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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4.51/5 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 9,886 ratings.