Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,902 | Reviews: 3,127 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewsclues:
4.93/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On-tap at Apex in Portland, Oregon. Thanks to JA for buying - I'll get the next round, brother.
Didn't think I'd get a chance to have PtE anytime soon, let alone on-tap. As the 2,768th person to review this beer, not sure how much I can add to the discussion, but I won't let that stop me.
Insanely drinkable. For some reason I was expecting this to be a behemoth, monstrosity of a brew with hop-tentacles coming out of the bottle when I opened it, but the bitterness is incredibly balanced and palatable. Lots of pineapple on the nose - that's a distinguishing characteristic that sets it apart from other IPAs I've had. Crisp, and refreshing for 8.0% IPA - mouthfeel is awesome, leaving almost no trace of resin-y after-effects. It's really a light, sessionable ale without sacrificing any of the backbone that a ballsy beer like this should have.
[(Respect the sidebar) - IPA brewers, take note: a beer can be world-class without slaughtering you over the head with a hop blast that will melt your face. Just saying.]
Hype? Plenty of it. Be it known that there are many, many delicious IPAs out there, but it's unlikely that you'll find too many better than this one. An OG (Original Gangstah, not Gravity) on the scene - lives up to the hype, and then some. Shipping a couple bombers back to the East Coast with me.
Serving type: on-tap
09-19-2012 02:43:00 | More by brewsclues
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3/5 rDev -35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Perhaps all the hype surrounding this one has tainted my opinion, but I've never been one to just follow the crowd. If it didn't taste good I'm not going to pretend it did just because of the name wrapped around the bottle. With that being said, I was a little disappointed. I have another one in the fridge, so after a second taste another review is definitely in order.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 19:29:05 | More by Burntknuckles
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,902 ratings.