Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by lbkornlb14:
4.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
First let me say, I love IPA's and I have had few amazing, most average and some terrible. This beer is so amazing, its one of the best IPA's Ive ever had. It is remarkably balanced and delicious, it has a beautiful grapefruit and citrus hop flavor. Very nice golden color, and a bit cloudy. It doesnt leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth like some IPA's do. As far as IPA's go, there are few, if any, which are better.--- I have finally been able to track down some bottles to give it a proper review, as opposed to the 4 or 5 sips the last time, review to follow 1/2010
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2009 22:47:14 | More by lbkornlb14
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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 9,882 ratings.