Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,651 | Reviews: 3,120 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by VoiceOfTheSoul:
4.33/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Supposed to be a 12oz pour, but closer to a pint, into a pint glass. On tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA in June.
A Pours a golden copper with a thin white head, she prob didnt pour correctly, with soft lacing.
S Smells sweet and bready, like pale malts covered in grapefruit and limey citrus sprinkled generously with pine needles. After a swirl, more lemons and possibly something like coriander.
T Taste is sweet citrusy oranges with grapefruit overtop a bready malt base much like the nose but differently laid out. Piney bitterness on the roof and in the finish, lingering bitterness and grapefruit.
M It's smooth and light, astringent in the middle.
O It's very refreshing, crisp, fruity, nice, but possibly a bit overhyped, but its pretty damn good. Great balance.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2011 17:47:16 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
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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 9,651 ratings.