Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by goatgoat:
4.2/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottled on 1/6/10. Poured into a pint.
Pours a light sunshine gold with honey tints. A nice meringue head and strings of thick lace. An earthy pine is upfront, followed by grapefruit and a bare hint of tropical fruits. There's a resin in the aroma as well. This beer is surprisingly thick in the mouth. Taste is predictably hop-forward. More tropical notes come through in the taste. A nice clean bitter finish. An odd balance between coating and drying.
This is nice... but maybe not as nice as I expected. The curse of high expectations perhaps. Or maybe it's the fact that I'm moving towards lower ABV brews. Either way, I preceded this with a Blind Pig and for me, the Pig is the way to go.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2010 02:59:49 | More by goatgoat
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4.51/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
After several months of searching, I finally found the mythical Pliny the Elder that I was starting to doubt even existed. Pangaea Bier Cafe in Sacramento has it on tap.
So... it pours a beautiful gold.. crystal clear.. I talk a lot about balance in the beers that I review and this one had perfect balance. Hops, grain, malt.. they finely crafted this one in every sense of the word. Head was a little light, but tight foams. Mouthfeel was very good for the hops which blended perfectly. finish was smooth. Is it the best beer in America? Um... no. Very very good, I would have it again and was able to buy a couple of bottles at a nearby store (2 bottle limit), but does it live up to the hype? Nope. The marketing strategy (and the limits on purchase) were brilliant and they have feed into the hype very well.... being from Utah it was my mission (pun intended) to find this beer and see for myself.. but honestly.. I think there must be a better beer out there somewhere (and for the styles I prefer, I have found a few)..
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 06:58:29 | More by Curtis
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,882 ratings.