Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,476 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by teromous:
4.43/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Very nice transparent, clean looking beer. It is a lighter shade of amber, with a white fluffy head. Perfect head, perfect lacing.
S: Lots of hop aroma, mainly a pine and resin scent, with notes of grapefruit.
T: It has a very nice taste. There's a lot of hop character, with flavors matching the scent. Earthy notes such as resin and spruce fronds. There's a decent amount of bitterness, and what feels like eating grapefruit, but not much grapefruit flavor. There is some very faint biscuit flavor just after drinking.
M: With the mouthfeel, the beer has good bitterness and carbonation, but it doesn't feel dry enough for my liking. Despite the wealth of hops, it is fortunately not a harshly bitter beer.
O: Overall I'm very pleased with this beer. Again, I wish it had a drier mouthfeel, but that is a more personal preference. I would buy it again, I would drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2012 21:29:32 | More by teromous
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is pure perfection in a Double IPA, the hops burst out in a perfect symphony of flavor leaving wants and needs for more on my tongue! A warm finish sets nicely in my beer belly and a desire to down endless glasses of this is set in motion! I reccomend this over any and all double's!
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2014 13:16:08 | More by TapTitan
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 8,476 ratings.