Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,654 | Reviews: 3,120 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jwinship83:
4.63/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
500ml bottle traded in person from mba3243. thanks again! bottled 3/9/09. very nice. into an over sized snifter.
A- hazy golden orange colored body under a finger of pillowy white head. the head reduces in size quickly, and even that leaves lace marks on the sides of my glass. what more could you ask for from an IIPA?
S- the room fills with grapefruit odor after a minute or two leaving this one alone. its going to be very hoppy. hard to distinguish any malts. very unbalanced. west coast all the way.
T- massive blast of hops right off the bat. citrus fruits. mainly grapefruit. extremely dry and bitter.
M- uncommonly smooth for something like this, and very crisp and clean. small warming form the alcohol on its way down.
D- id love to be able to try this on tap, and drink it all night long. the beer is moderately priced as well! wish i had more.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2009 03:04:49 | More by jwinship83
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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 9,654 ratings.