Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,466 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
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
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is pure perfection in a Double IPA, the hops burst out in a perfect symphony of flavor leaving wants and needs for more on my tongue! A warm finish sets nicely in my beer belly and a desire to down endless glasses of this is set in motion! I reccomend this over any and all double's!
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2014 13:16:08 | More by TapTitan
3.63/5 rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I know we don't need another person to review Pliny, but…
A Very nice golden orange with some nice bubbling and lacing around the glass-good amount of head
S Intense pine with an assortment of hop varietals.
T Very piney up front, a bit rounded out by malt. Very clean aftertaste and very drinkable.
M Very delicate and very well balanced in terms of the carbonation. This is very pleasant on the palate.
O I think this is a great beer in terms of the drinkability; however, I think that this beer could be a little more complex. I think this is a very pine forward beer and that the hop varietals do not offer anything aside from said pine. I would like to see some citrus or a bit more malt. Overall, this is a fine beer, albeit a bit less complex and compelling than the populace at large might assert.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:23:45 | More by BingCrosby7
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,466 ratings.