Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,891 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by juhl31:
4.68/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
wow...i get to live 20 mins away from sitting at the russian river bar. cant take that for granted
-appearance might be the most crazy...which is crazy considering everything else. amber in color with the craziest head/carb/lacing. lacing coats the entire glass, head the entire time, carb bubs the entire time
-good piney, grapefruity nose. the smell is there throughout the whole drink
-stupidly good. piney and grapefruity again. not as much bitterness as you would think with the huge hops taste. very balanced and legit
-no carb bite despite all the carb bubbles. fresh, clean...damn
-best 2 IPA out there as far as i know. this beer doesnt seem fair and i was thinking coming in that it couldnt be thaat good, but it is
Serving type: on-tap
10-06-2009 19:13:30 | More by juhl31
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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 9,891 ratings.