Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,473 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
4.65/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
L: Bright clear gold with a nice white head and some excellent lacing.
A: Big piney, citrusy hops with some light stone fruit and pineapple notes. The malt is clean and neutral, just some nice breadiness, and the yeast character is super clean.
T/M: Big bitterness upfront, moves into some big piney simcoe notes and some softer citrus notes as well. The hop flavor is met with some clean, crisp malt and fades out into a big, bitter and dry finish. Pine notes linger on the palate for some time.
Overall, a very highly regarded beer that lives up to the hype. The perfect example of what a West-Coast IIPA is all about, not to mention that it is the original. If this isn't World-Class beer, I have never had it.
Serving type: on-tap
11-14-2013 03:14:13 | More by Siriusfisherman
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
100 out of 100 based on 8,473 ratings.