Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,902 | Reviews: 3,127 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
4.59/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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 and citrus rind 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:
3/5 rDev -35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Perhaps all the hype surrounding this one has tainted my opinion, but I've never been one to just follow the crowd. If it didn't taste good I'm not going to pretend it did just because of the name wrapped around the bottle. With that being said, I was a little disappointed. I have another one in the fridge, so after a second taste another review is definitely in order.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 19:29:05 | More by Burntknuckles
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,902 ratings.