Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by jwhancher:
4/5 rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pale gold, slight copper hints, nice head, no real noticeable carb bubbles.
S: Smelly hops of pine & citrus (Cascade)?
T: Caramel malt taste. Hoppy, but not overpowering at all. Served around room temp.
M: Good overall.
D: Very drinkable, but not quite the IPA I'm used to here on the east cost. Very enjoyable. Maybe for all the hype, I found myself a tiny bit disappointed.
Like the damnation I had the same night, I've heard so much hype about Russian River beers that I just had to try this one out. Either the bar I visited where I sampled this (and the tap system) didn't do this beer justice, or I'll have to try this beer a lot closer to the brewery itself for a more fitting review.
Serving type: on-tap
11-18-2009 22:09:43 | More by jwhancher
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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 9,643 ratings.