Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.73/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Served in a tulip glass
A- pours a bubbly crystal clear bright golden color with a creamy two-finger head that seems to retain permanently, patches of lace stick as the head dissapates.
S- the first thing I notice are the freshness of the hops coming from the aroma, notes of fresh cut grass, orange zest, a bit of pine and some tropical fruit. Just a trace of alcohol and sweet malt.
T- the complexity of flavors are so impressive. It starts with citrus and pine hops with some fresh grassy notes. Mid palate provides sweet tropical fruits of pineapple and guava, the finish is dry and extremely clean with fresh mint sprig and light clean alcohol with a citrusy linger
M- medium body with a spritzy-yet-creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a velvety finish
O- the flavors of this beer lived up to the hype for me. This is the cleanest and freshest hop profile that I've experienced from a beer. The flavors are so profound yet brilliantly balanced, it drinks as easy as a standard IPA. Glad to finally have a chance to try this legend.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2013 00:59:22 | More by Treyliff
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours lighter than expected with a white, fluffy head that quickly gives way to the army of bubbles marching to the top of the glass. A big, fruity nose, expected from one of the world's best IPAs, is no less welcome without the surprise. Bright grapefruit, pine, and lemon notes dance up from the glass. Even the bottle cap smells like delicious hops
The first sip is "wow" smooth. Grapefruit and pineapple -- hello, citrus -- are predominant, and the earthy, forest-floor flavors that you get from some IPAs, even good ones, are absent. I expected balanced and bitter, but I didn't expect the mouthfeel to be so light. For an IPA of 8 percent and around 100 IBUs, this is just about perfect.
I've had a lot of good IPAs this year, but Pliny stands out as one I could happily drink day in and day out without growing weary.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 03:17:11 | More by Dave_Sutula
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,654 ratings.