Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by cps98:
4.73/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Well after a long wait I finally got my hands on a fresh Pliny. Bottle date is 1/16/12 and I drank it last night on 2/15/12. Poured into a tasting glass.
A – Pours a really nice, clear autumn yellow. A really nice 1 finger head was seen but dissipated rated quickly to a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S – The dominant smells I get are pine, and citrus mainly grapefruit. I get no malty sweetness at all.
T – The hops are up front but not over powering like other DIPA’s I’ve had. Everything works together very nicely in this beer. There was some citrus but the malt was well hidden by the hop flavors.
M – Super smooth, really nice carbonation added to that tingle on the tongue. I would put it between full and medium bodied.
O – I was really amped up to try and this beer and am super grateful I got a chance. I was really impressed at how smooth the beer was for the over the top IBU’s. Wish I lived out west so I could drink this guy all the time but unfortunately it will just have to be one of those surprises every now and then.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2012 18:06:46 | More by cps98
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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 9,887 ratings.