Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by dbhall:
4.58/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
wow. i dont even think this is the freshest bottle ever, but wow this is one heck of beer. it pours well, with a little head, and has great lacing. it smells like the one of the best double ipas ever. thats really the best i can describe it. but there is definitely are piney smell, with a lot of citrus and some hops. the tast is awesome. just perfectly balanced with hops and citrus. the finish is really clean with just a little hops aftertaste.
like it a lot, not the greatest double ive tasted, but it is really all you need
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2010 03:09:39 | More by dbhall
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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 9,894 ratings.