Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by geryeb624:
4.9/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
500 mL bottle received as an extra from womencantsail! Thank you so much man!
A- Beautiful orange color with substantial white head. Very nice retention and lots of lacing of the glass.
S- Like a pine forest crossed with a citrus grove. Huge hop aroma, with just a hint of sweetness from the malt.
T- Perfect. Big, piney hop flavor, but not crushingly bitter. A little sweet malt for balance, but a hop bomb overall. Incredible.
M/D- Nicely smooth with some prickly carbonation. Goes down incredibly easy.
This is phenomenal stuff. The best beer I have ever tasted and a yardstick by which to measure all other IPA's. Truly delicious.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2010 02:48:00 | More by geryeb624
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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 9,658 ratings.