Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,887 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
4.72/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Special thanks to Owsley069 for this one.
Appearance: Poured from a slender pint bottle into a Piraat glass. Soapy, long lasting head. Decent clarity on a deep golden body. Nice lacing around the edges of the glass.
Smell: Pleasing hoppy aroma, pine, grapefruit and some malty bready note. As it warms it has a fruit snack smell. Sweet hops.
Taste: A nice mix of different hop flavors. Pine, grapefruit, pineapple and resin. Malt body carries the hops well, but the citrusy hop flavor drains it out. Juicy and a bit drying. Nice hop bite. After the final sip I immediately became depressed.
Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied. Crisp drying finish.
Drinkability: A fine double IPA. Worthy of being sipped and savored. My first Russian River brew, would love to try more from this brewery. Similar to a Nugget Nectar.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2011 19:51:30 | More by Stinkypuss
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 9,887 ratings.