Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,770 | Reviews: 3,059 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by freed:
4.8/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at OBF06. Twice. Was going back for a full glass when the "All out for today" sign got put up. Noooo!
Body is an elecric pine sap golden and almost dark enough that it resembles amber. You'd almost expect to find a fossilized hop in it. Great clarity and very active carbonation - it's a sight to behold.
The aroma is intense. Fresh cut spruce, resiny green, but without any acrid smells.
Taste contains a surplus of awesome. Explosion of citrus hops and a long, pitchy bitterness that escorts you through the drink. There's a mouthful of malt that resonates with the bitterness so it doesn't completely overwhelm the palate. The intense flavors also camouflage the high gravity.
This is a stellar beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-05-2006 17:52:14 | More by freed
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5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pliny is the finest beer I've ever tasted. For a 2X IPA it's as crisp and refreshing as it gets... for ANY beer. Some people say it's overhyped, which I don't agree with, but it depends on what type of beer you like. If you're an IPA fan and you think this beer is overhyped then I don't sympathize. But if IPA's aren't your thing then I can see how you might not appreciate it as much as someone like me who drinks almost exclusively IPA's. It is so perfectly balanced and smooth. Hoppy, citrusy, fresh, and perfect all come to mind every time I have a Pliny.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 02:59:31 | More by wcoastbeerlover
4.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I am lucky enough to have enjoyed Pliny countless times both in the bottle and on draught. First time was several years ago and every time I get a glass of it I take 2-3 whiffs of it before even taking a sip. That's how good this beer is. If you haven't tried it beg borrow or steal to try this one!
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 03:43:18 | More by Kramerwtmf
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,770 ratings.