Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,886 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by South2NW:
4.61/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle to Sierra Nevada IPA glass.
A: Pours golden with about 1.5 finger head. Good head retention with the IPA glass. Smooth lacing during drinking.
S: wonderful hops. notes of citrus fruits and pine. Very pleasing.
T: absolutely delicious and refreshing. The flavors of the pine and citrus fruits are very complimentary of each other. The bitterness is not overwhelming, and give that distinct IPA bite.
M: Crisp, clean, smooth, drinkable. Leaves you wanting more.
O: simply fantastic. Wish I could get this beer more often. Very drinkable, and refreshing. Can't say enough good things.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 18:46:46 | More by South2NW
More User Reviews:
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.