Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by wedge421:
4.33/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Light Orange with a bright white head of about 2 fingers. Small amounts of lacing are present. There is the ever present hop haze from the all the hops in this beer.
S - Amazing hop aroma as soon as the bottle is opened! Bouquet of citrus and floral notes. As the beer warms a bit I am getting sweeter notes mixed in with piny flavors. Just amazing aroma on this one!
T - Very similar to the aroma. Very bitter at the front of the mouth with a mixture of peach and grapefruit notes. As it hits the back of your mouth all of the sweet malt backbone is present. A very well balanced beer!
M - Great malt backbone makes this one have the perfect mouthfeel mixed with the cleansing ability of the hops.
D - Uhhh yes please! This beer is 8% and that can really sneak up on you!
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2010 00:15:02 | More by wedge421
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4.23/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours lighter than expected with a white, fluffy head that quickly gives way to the army of bubbles marching to the top of the glass. A big, fruity nose, expected from one of the world's best IPAs, is no less welcome without the surprise. Bright grapefruit, pine, and lemon notes dance up from the glass. Even the bottle cap smells like delicious hops
The first sip is "wow" smooth. Grapefruit and pineapple -- hello, citrus -- are predominant, and the earthy, forest-floor flavors that you get from some IPAs, even good ones, are absent. I expected balanced and bitter, but I didn't expect the mouthfeel to be so light. For an IPA of 8 percent and around 100 IBUs, this is just about perfect.
I've had a lot of good IPAs this year, but Pliny stands out as one I could happily drink day in and day out without growing weary.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 03:17:11 | More by Dave_Sutula
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,658 ratings.