Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by beerprovedwright:
4.93/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Lovely pour resulting in a wonderful three finger head of thick fluff. Lace is full and clings to the bottom of the glass. Color is a 13 on the SRM color chart. Snell is intense, with aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, apple, mint, and malt. Taste is very complex, with flavors of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, apple, lemon, mint, pear, and malt. Mouthfeel is very full and creamy, with goodly amount of carbonation to add zing. I really like this beer!!! So refreshing with the great citrus flavor smashing over the top. So refreshing, and a great buzz also. I will get some more.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2011 19:41:55 | More by beerprovedwright
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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 9,897 ratings.