Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,754 | Reviews: 3,057 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by xnicknj:
4.85/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
poured on tap at monks cafe.
A - Almost clear golden orange with a creamy head which eventually fades to rings of lacing around the pint glass.
S - Floral and piny hops and a touch of sweetness. Completely inviting.
T - Begins bitter and hoppy, eventually unleashing a total wave of oily hop fury. Explosive and unforgettable, with a touch of fruit and floral hops to prevent the beer from spinning out of control. Malt balance establishes equilibrium with some caramel, before a delicious wave of hops dry out the palate.
M/D - Ridiculously drinkable for the style, medium body, dry, alcohol is masked impeccably.
This beer lives up to the hype in nearly every way. No one will be disappointed.
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2010 05:49:18 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Wow!!! Finally got a bottle of this coveted ale and it definitely lives up to the hype. The pour is one of the sexiest golden copper colors I have ever seen. The head is thick, bone white, frothy and long lasting. Plus there is silky lacing for days. The nose is dank and citrusy. An abundance of grapefruit, pine, grass, mango, and tangerines abound. The mouthfeel is great but I'd actually like it to be a bit stickier. The flavor is a balanced bomb of west coast hops; taking all the notes of the nose and making them shine even more. This is mist certainly one of (if not the) best dipa I've ever had. Just wish it'd show its face in Michigan more often.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 17:33:51 | More by lochef81
4.43/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - pours golden amber with a nice frothy two finger head. Mild carbonation. Head disapates slow with a great lace on the glass
Smell - you get a defined pine smell, strong citrus and orange. Very dank with some pineapple, grapefruit notes maybe
Taste - up front you get that lovely hoppy bite, wow this one is great! Just a little over three weeks old, would love to try a fresh one! Beautiful finish with a mild malty biscuit taste.
Mouthfeel - definitely covers the palate with hops! Carbonation is great not too overwhelming. Lovely bitterness taste, leaves a nice bready aftertaste
Overall - Beautiful!! Been wanting to taste this for a long time. After recieving this in a trade, it met all my expectaions in this beer. Definitely will seek out some more in future trades!!
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 01:31:04 | More by j_rod22
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 8,754 ratings.