Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by kif:
4.68/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a 500ml bottle dated 01.03.2012 into a Stone tulip
A - Pours golden with a white head. Plenty of thin white lacing.
S - Lots of citrus hops. Grapefruit is the most prevalent smell I am getting
T - A very crisp taste that starts off with a bit of a piney taste that quickly transitions into the strong citrus hops. The hops are definitely strong, but is balanced out by just enough sweet maltiness. Very complex overall.
M - Crisp, thin, very drinkable.
O - Surprisingly easy to drink. I was expecting the hops to be a bit harsher, but the balance of the malt makes this one fantastic DIPA. I wish I could try an ever fresher bottle, but even 23 days out, this is incredible.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2012 09:18:26 | More by kif
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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 9,650 ratings.