Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.45/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a couple bottles while up in NorCal recently. Bottle date of 8/9/11. Had many times before both bottled an on tap. Finally getting around to a review. Poured into an Allagash chalice.
A- Poured a clear brighter golden hue that sits a orangey brass color in glass. A 1" paper white head forms. A mixture of big chunky bubbles and creamy clusters. Great lacing.
S- Lots of fresh cut pineapple. Crisp, smooth hops with some sweetness in the end. Great strong aroma. A touch of tangelo citrus.
T- As good as I remember. Loads of citrus and piney hops upfront. There is a piney resinous quality that comes in the middle. A mellow sweetness lingers in the background. A bitter grapefruit rind note peaks in near the finish. Malt bill is light, but there for some background support.
M- Hops are pretty bold on the palate. Lingering bitterness holds on for a while. Not a palate ruiner but strong. A zesty quality on tip of tongue. Starts wet and only lightly dries. The rind quality stays on palate as well.
O- One of my favorite DIPAs. So easy to drink and enjoyable. This beer is very well priced that i'm constantly blown away. This 500mL was $4, other DIPAs that people claim to rival PtE are often twice as much and don't come close. Always easy to find when visiting my CA family. This bottle is a bit different then on tap at RR, but still great.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2011 04:10:19 | More by busterthecat
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is know my favorite beer of all time. I just found out that this was made by accident? This beer is better than the younger but not by much. Well worth the hype. I have not tried this in bottles but the draft is second to none. Phily is the Only place outside of the west coast to get it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 17:50:29 | More by peacemakers48
4.63/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Another beer I never expected to be able to try at least until the next trip to visit relatives in California. That I can do so now is thanks to the seemingly unbounded generosity of BigStein88.
Bottled 1/17/14. Nearly two months old, but I'm not unhappy with that considering it travelled from California to New England and changed hands again after that.
Poured from the 16.25 oz. bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint. Couldn't resist the irony.
a: Clear dark gold with a two inch tall white head which dissipated slowly to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Intense pine. Some floral notes.
t; Very smooth first impression, indefinable almost bubble gummy flavor followed by moderate hop bite and some floral notes. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but is mellowed by the floral aspect. Very "refined" tasting, although it becomes predictably rougher and more bitter as it warms. 8% alcohol? You've got to be kidding. Where?
m: Slickly smooth. Little carbonation.
o: If it's this good with nearly two months on it, what is it like fresh? Definitely one of the very best DIPAs I have had. Although the hope bite is less than some, it does not hang on and get annoying, and the pine and floral flavors makes this Pliny shine.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 04:32:38 | More by scotorum
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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