Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by neorunner:
4.3/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Breaking my order a bit to review this beer as it says ASAP.
Thanks to Flexabull for sending me this beer in Round 3 of the Blind Beer BIF.
Blind Beer #Bonus - http://flic.kr/p/93uF2S
Well, I have a huge hunch as to what this beer is, but I'm going to play dumb. Wrapper on this 500ml bottle says pint glass, so I opted for my GL Blackout Stout pint. Pop the black duct taped cap (I love that duct tape btw) and sniff the bottle, yep its an IPA. I was too busy enjoying the aroma to really observe the head, but there is sparse carbonation bubbles and a thin coating remains.
Aroma is juicy tasty fruit, my mouth is watering as I type this. Grapefruit, orange, and a bit of pine (simco maybe?). Flavor is some light to medium malt with a nice kick of bitterness. The bitterness is balanced well and doesn't linger long at all. A subtle resiny taste is in there as well.
So, my guess is this is Pliny the Elder.
Yup! Bottled 11/30/2010 so nice and fresh. Thanks for taking the extra effort to send me this beer. Always a treat to get PtE on the east coast.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2010 01:15:03 | More by neorunner
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is know my favorite beer of all time. I just found out that this was made by accident? This beer is better than the younger but not by much. Well worth the hype. I have not tried this in bottles but the draft is second to none. Phily is the Only place outside of the west coast to get it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 17:50:29 | More by peacemakers48
4.63/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Another beer I never expected to be able to try at least until the next trip to visit relatives in California. That I can do so now is thanks to the seemingly unbounded generosity of BigStein88.
Bottled 1/17/14. Nearly two months old, but I'm not unhappy with that considering it travelled from California to New England and changed hands again after that.
Poured from the 16.25 oz. bottle into an Alchemist shaker pint. Couldn't resist the irony.
a: Clear dark gold with a two inch tall white head which dissipated slowly to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Intense pine. Some floral notes.
t; Very smooth first impression, indefinable almost bubble gummy flavor followed by moderate hop bite and some floral notes. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but is mellowed by the floral aspect. Very "refined" tasting, although it becomes predictably rougher and more bitter as it warms. 8% alcohol? You've got to be kidding. Where?
m: Slickly smooth. Little carbonation.
o: If it's this good with nearly two months on it, what is it like fresh? Definitely one of the very best DIPAs I have had. Although the hope bite is less than some, it does not hang on and get annoying, and the pine and floral flavors makes this Pliny shine.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 04:32:38 | More by scotorum
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,433 ratings.