Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Shaw:
4.03/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks for fellow BA thryn for the bottle! Bottled June 3, drinking on July 12. I had this on draft at O'Brien's in San Diego years ago and remember loving it, but this is my first review.
Pours a light amber/dark gold in color with a big foamy head that reduces to a thick layer with lots of lacing. Hard to improve.
Deep earthy, herbal and citrus aroma from the hops, with a hint of alcohol.
The taste is bitter and hoppy, but still restrained somewhat. I was expecting a big bitter beer, but this tastes almost balanced. Don't get me wrong, it's good, just not excellent. I'm surprised, I was expecting more. I don't believe this bottle is old at just past a month from bottling?
I would consider this an approachable double IPA. It's not the best, that spot being taken by Bell's HopSlam.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2011 02:33:01 | More by Shaw
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
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