Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by fsimcox:
4.4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served in a tulip glass. Poured an amber-orange transparent color with a foamy white head. Good retention and nice lacing.
Smells of hops, and lemon citrus. Some hints of pine and perhaps some orange peel.
Big hop bitterness right from the start, with some lemon zest. Big notes of pinecone, and a mild citrus finish. Some carbonation as well. .
Mouth feel is smooth, a little creamy, zesty, crisp, with some carbonation. There is an all around hop presence.
An awesome IPA. Looking forward to trying it again.
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2012 16:04:18 | More by fsimcox
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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 9,641 ratings.