Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,422 | Reviews: 3,029 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by thebigredone:
4.13/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First off, huge thanks to brabuse430 for the "extra" in our last trade.
Bottled 7/11/12, pretty fresh in my book.
Appearance is a beautiful translucent gold with a nice fluffy head on top. Looks great.
Smell is above-par, citrus with a hint of tropical.
Taste - well, let's skip to overall. The taste of this beer is good. Easily drinkable and not too over the top for a DIPA. I can certainly appreciate the charms of this beer, but I must say I am bamboozled by the 100 point score and massive following this beer has. I am happy to have tried it, and I would never turn another one down, but I don't plan on exerting too much effort to seek it out in the future. Too much hype influencing the anticipation, perhaps?
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2012 22:38:05 | More by thebigredone
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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 8,422 ratings.