Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,876 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by newk340:
4.88/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
sampled with hu5om and e11a627.
A: a golden amber with a slight cloudiness. gold at the bottom with amber towards the top with a spattering of foam on the surface. minimal but persistant lacing.
S: citrusy hops gently sting the nostrils inviting the impending sip.
T: zest of lemon and orange lend some spice to the flavor while hints of pineapple round off each sip. flavor explodes and permeates all corners of the mouth/throat/nostrils at once.
MF/D: sizzle of carbonation that quickly dissipates for a smooth swallow. my favorite IPA! yum!
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2010 04:57:00 | More by newk340
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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 9,876 ratings.