Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,479 | Reviews: 3,033 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by vrazionale:
4.97/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
500mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Bottle reads: "Bottled On: 040709." Acquired in a trade with twelvsies!
A - Clear golden brown with thick gorgeous head. Wonderful clarity and body.
S - Absolutely wonderful. Oranges, peaches, fresh flowers, a touch of pine. The hop character here is one-of-a-kind.
T - Crisp and fresh, this brew has the best flavor profile of any IPA I've tasted. The bitterness of the hops is perfectly matched by the malt. Lots of citrus - the orange and peach flavors stand out, as they did in the nose. I love the tropical fruit flavors, too: papaya, mango, even a touch of pineapple! The finish is long and complex - the floral notes on the nose come forward most prominently on the finish. So well-balanced and so addictive.
M - I can't get over the deliciousness of the citrus flavors - drinking this brew feels like biting into a ripe summer peach.
D - The hype is very well-justified on this beer. This is an absolute joy to drink. I would say that this is the best IPA I've ever tried, and maybe even the best beer I've ever tasted. I'm so glad that I finally was able to try this beer - do yourself a favor, and get your hands on a bottle! I can't imagine pairing this beer with anything; it is so exciting and extraordinary that it stands on its own.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2009 01:24:09 | More by vrazionale
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 8,479 ratings.