Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheFightfan1:
4.88/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden color maybe a touch lighter.Tremendous thick white heading. That leaves nice lacing all around the glass.A little heavy looking.
Smell was extremely bitter as soon as the cap was popped. A very distinct hoppy aroma,equivalent to someone just picking the hops from the vine and stuffing them into the bottle.
Taste starts out with a punch of malt to the chops. Immediately replaced by what it makes you think of a sprinkle dusting of hops. A bit of biscuit and sweet malts try to overthrow the hoppiness but is immediately torn down by a spicey stab to the tongue of bitterness.
Mouth is lighter in bodied, absolutely amazing thay it is 8% ABV and so very light and crisp in the mouth.
Drink is absolutely amazing. I've had alot of IIPA's lately and I've been comparing them to this and the Younger and after all the the great reviews of other IIPA's there simply is only one great IIPA and this is it.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2010 17:09:49 | More by TheFightfan1
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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.