Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,463 | Reviews: 3,031 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nUgZ:
4.73/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
510ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to SanFranJake for this opportunity!!
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head and nice lacing.
S: Pine and citrus hop aromas. I also think it smells like some really good weed.
T: Grassy, piney, and citrus flavors along with a slight bready malt backbone. Nice and bitter. Hides the alcohol very well.
M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Easy to drink.
O: After my first sip, I was saying "I don't know if this lives up to all the hype." But after drinking it a little more I think it does. It's extremely easy to drink, especially for an 8% ABV beer. It has an enormous amount of hops, but it also has some malts there to balance them somewhat. I wouldn't say it's a perfect IPA, but it's pretty close. I'll gladly drink one anytime I can get my hands on one.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 04:19:41 | More by nUgZ
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I know we don't need another person to review Pliny, but…
A Very nice golden orange with some nice bubbling and lacing around the glass-good amount of head
S Intense pine with an assortment of hop varietals.
T Very piney up front, a bit rounded out by malt. Very clean aftertaste and very drinkable.
M Very delicate and very well balanced in terms of the carbonation. This is very pleasant on the palate.
O I think this is a great beer in terms of the drinkability; however, I think that this beer could be a little more complex. I think this is a very pine forward beer and that the hop varietals do not offer anything aside from said pine. I would like to see some citrus or a bit more malt. Overall, this is a fine beer, albeit a bit less complex and compelling than the populace at large might assert.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:23:45 | More by BingCrosby7
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,463 ratings.