Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,479 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by gabedivision:
4.69/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
poured from the bottle to a tulip glass
(bottled 8-16-13, so about 2 weeks old)
A- pours a slightly hazy almost clear deep orange with a 1 finger big fluffy head that sticks all over the glass and makes a nice lacing
S- Huge pine right up front, followed by a citrus blast of grapefruit, dank sticky weed, oranges, tangerines, pineapple, just a lovely smelling west coast DIPA
T- grapefruit, pine, peaches, mangos, lyche fruit, just massively hopped up beer, tons of citrus. orange juice, bitter grape fruit skin on the end, hints of alcohol come through a bit and the heat gives it a nice balance.
M- just perfect on feel, so easy to drink medium in body, medium carbonation, bitter, sweet.
O- its been a long time coming to try this one, the king of the DIPA's! certainly a great beer, just perfectly balanced malts and hops, classic west coast style through and through, now i can see why this is one of the most sought after beers in the world, truley a classic.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2013 01:58:58 | More by gabedivision
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 8,479 ratings.