Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by websherpa:
4.5/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Appearance: A clean a clear pouring beer. 1 finger of head, modest lacing.
Smell: This has the pineapple and grapefruit that so many beers have. It doesn't have the bitterness or booziness associated. It's a strong clean and clear scent, but not overpowering.
Taste: Wow. So after all the hype I just came to assume this would be an "extreme" beer. I was expecting massive massive flavor. Instead this beer comes with an almost quiet confidence. The beer is delicious in all aspects. It's hop flavors are distinct but well blended. The malts are subtle and offer a sweetness to compliment the hops without getting overly complicated. The finish is long and delicious. At no point drinking this beer does anything jump out of place and scream "hey check this out". There are hints of booze coming through that keep this form a perfect score.
Mouthfeel: Well executed.
Drinkability: This beer is great. However, for the effort and price I will never make this a regular, which is a shame. PtE doesn't make a big statement, it makes an eloquent one. This is something I would regularly and I can save the big statement beers for special occasions. Distribution, price and production volume of course make this a pipe dream.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2011 21:45:27 | More by websherpa
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - A little light for an IPA, but looked very clear and very nice. Great amber color.
S - Hoppy and perfect for an IPA
T - Great. High on bitterness but not the bad kind.
M - The best part. Extremely light and smooth going down.
O - Worth the hype.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 15:57:51 | More by avwrite
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,783 ratings.