Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into an indian wells brewing pint glass, a clear pale yellow body color topped with a creamy 2 fingers of white head. Very little carbonation rises through the brew.
The scents are dominated by a fresh pine hoppiness. Malty undertones come through in a biscuit honey type smell.
The taste is great, the hops shine through in the fore with a sweet citrusy taste which is followed by a palate dominating pine bitterness. I taste fresh plants and if I could eat a combination of chinook and cascade hops this is what I would picture it tasting like.
The mouthfeel is solid, creamy and not overcarbed it slams its foot down on your palate and doesn't let up.
The drinkability is perfect, each sip leaves a bitter aftertaste in your mouth that lingers until youre ready for the next one.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2011 00:49:44 | More by dwilson01
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4.23/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours lighter than expected with a white, fluffy head that quickly gives way to the army of bubbles marching to the top of the glass. A big, fruity nose, expected from one of the world's best IPAs, is no less welcome without the surprise. Bright grapefruit, pine, and lemon notes dance up from the glass. Even the bottle cap smells like delicious hops
The first sip is "wow" smooth. Grapefruit and pineapple -- hello, citrus -- are predominant, and the earthy, forest-floor flavors that you get from some IPAs, even good ones, are absent. I expected balanced and bitter, but I didn't expect the mouthfeel to be so light. For an IPA of 8 percent and around 100 IBUs, this is just about perfect.
I've had a lot of good IPAs this year, but Pliny stands out as one I could happily drink day in and day out without growing weary.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 03:17:11 | More by Dave_Sutula
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,640 ratings.