Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by jerrytodd:
4.3/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Just got a FRESH bottle from a friend that came back from Cali...
A: Just about the lightest hued IPA I've seen. Decent clarity, head and retention
S: Pine and apricot/citrus. Not hit you over the head strong but there and pleasing
T: Very refined balance of pine/citrus and drinkability. Honestly for a beer that rates a "100" I find it a bit over-rated - not to say it isn't a terrific beer which it certainly is and superbly crafted, but I didn't find it as distinctive as some other IIPA's I've had. Still an excellent excellent beer
M: Flawless finish and hop forward malt backbone
O: A superb IIPA, but not all that. Perhaps that's the nice thing about it - it isn't trying to hard to impress or make a statement, just a great example of a well-rendered brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2013 17:20:29 | More by jerrytodd
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4.99/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Absolutely the perfect beer.
Poured into my tulip glass amazing amber color, with a thin quickly disappearing head that leaves a nice lacing as I drink this down.
Smell is amazing grapefruit, citrus, pine needles and a nice sweetness.
Tastes the same way it smells, there is an almost overpowering hop presence but the malty sweetness doesn't let it get to much, as the malt fades it leaves a nice bitter aftertaste.
The mouth feel is silky smooth and delivers the hoppiness to my taste buds.
I see how this was so mind blowing at the time it came out, almost created its own style that is often imitated but never equaled over the years.
I wish I could get this more regularly, my favorite beer of all time
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 03:39:59 | More by tikk
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,412 ratings.