Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,893 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beesy:
4.47/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 500ml bottle dated 01/03/2012
A - pours a very light orange with a finger and a half of white, somewhat rocky head. Clear, but not brilliant. Head stays around with a thin layer that leaves some lacing.
S - MMM! citrusy and piney hops overwhelm anything else that might be contained within.
T - A slight piney flavor up front that quickly is overtaken by loads of citrus hops. Crisp and refreshing. A nice bitterness that lingers slightly without being too harsh or lasting too long.
M - A somewhat thin beer that has just enough body to stand up to the hops. Any thinner might be too thin, but this is perfect.
D - Easy to drink. The crispness tied with an awesome hop finish leaves you wanting it just as much drink after drink.
Overall, a fantastic DIPA that is extremely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2012 02:40:29 | More by beesy
More User Reviews:
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 9,893 ratings.