Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by jojox:
4.03/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Monks in Philly. No notes, just from recall.
I was excited to try this after missing a few of the kegs around in SEPA - apparently we'll be seeing a lot more of it from now on.
Hazy gold color, good head, lasting.
The smell is very IPA, tons of hop resin and sticky bitterness.
Tastes like the smell, hops from beginning to end, but also somewhat balanced by the malt. I don't know how old this is but I'm guessing its different than the guys drink in CA in the shadow of the brewery. Still, strong but not over the top hops.
After getting a few sips in, I don't notice the hops anymore. There develops a kind of dull middle taste, I can't describe the flavor but it's kinda vanilla/cream/strangeness that's dull and takes over the middle of the palate. It also makes the mouthfeel a little dead. If it was on tap every day, I probably wouldn't drink it all that much, to be honest...
very drinkable, but I'm a little disappointed with this dull middle flavor. Its not a bad flavor, it's fine, but not as interesting as I wanted.
Serving type: on-tap
09-21-2008 18:48:48 | More by jojox
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - A little light for an IPA, but looked very clear and very nice. Great amber color.
S - Hoppy and perfect for an IPA
T - Great. High on bitterness but not the bad kind.
M - The best part. Extremely light and smooth going down.
O - Worth the hype.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 15:57:51 | More by avwrite
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,789 ratings.