Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stunner97:
4.85/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance- very crisp and clear in color copper to pale golden in color, thin white lacing retains along top, nice bubbles stream the glass
Smell- beautiful and really sharp citrus hops on the nose, really pungent in smell, grapefruit and just all kinds great rich hop smell, powerful
Taste- the mouth feel follows with out doubt that of the nose with powerful citrus tones, just loads and loads hops up front followed by middle back bone of malts providing great balance along the middle and the finish is just so long, lingers and lingers and lingers,
Mouthfeel- medium to light bodied its just so smooth and feels so slick and nice in the mouth with low carbonation
Overall/drinkability- okay well this is probably one of the beers I looked forward to enjoying trying more then anything else really or at least way at top of the list, i always wonder if i would find it lived up to all the hype, and it did, this beer is stellar, the flavor is just so spectacular and the balance is superb as it is hoppy but never crossing that line of being to much, the body is perfect, in drink ability its just flawless so smooth so slick, and that finish just wont stop, wow just really really good, this beer is all its hyped up to be and more ,far and away my best ipa if not beer, its a beer i only wish i could get all time, props to my guy who got me this thanks for the treat.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 03:48:18 | More by Stunner97
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4.63/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Another beer I never expected to be able to try at least until the next trip to visit relatives in California. That I can do so now is thanks to the seemingly unbounded generosity of BigStein88.
Bottled 1/17/14. Nearly two months old, but I'm not unhappy with that considering it travelled from California to New England and changed hands again after that.
Poured from the 16.25 oz. bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint. Couldn't resist the irony.
a: Clear dark gold with a two inch tall white head which dissipated slowly to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Intense pine. Some floral notes.
t; Very smooth first impression, indefinable almost bubble gummy flavor followed by moderate hop bite and some floral notes. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but is mellowed by the floral aspect. Very "refined" tasting, although it becomes predictably rougher and more bitter as it warms. 8% alcohol? You've got to be kidding. Where?
m: Slickly smooth. Little carbonation.
o: If it's this good with nearly two months on it, what is it like fresh? Definitely one of the very best DIPAs I have had. Although the hope bite is less than some, it does not hang on and get annoying, and the pine and floral flavors makes this Pliny shine.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 04:32:38 | More by scotorum
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,422 ratings.