Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10,281 | Reviews: 3,141 | Display Reviews Only:
4.68/5 rDev +0.6%
My favorite double IPA. Great balance of flavor between malt and hops. Aroma is nectar like and doesn't flood the senses. Awesome sweet finish that doesn't leave any bitterness. Extremely drinkable, however packs a swift punch. Best to drink after a Blind Pig.
09-05-2013 00:10:03 | More by mtahce
5/5 rDev +7.5%
YES THIS BEER IS THAT GOOD! Don't let the light color full you. This beer packs a ton of flavor. Great balance of malts and hops! Nice caramel undertones. Fantastic mouth feel. Very smooth finish which makes this a very drinkable beer! Beware at 8.00% ABV it sneaks up on you. Thank you Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA for having this on tap!
09-04-2013 21:44:18 | More by BeerHo
4.58/5 rDev -1.5%
Beer pours clear amber. A nice fluffy off-white head.
Citrus and pine. To me, this is a classic ipa. I realize that this doesn't mean much, but it's really what I'm looking for the style. Unfortunately, nothing about this is unique to me. I guess RR was the one to define the style, so the beer is perfect in that regard.
Nice and bitter. Crisp, with some tropical sweetness. To me, this beer is about the pine flavor, although I'm sure some beg to differ. A pretty big malty backbone. Perfectly balanced with the bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium and crisp. A little resin after each sip.
Overall this is a delicious iipa. I don't feel like it's in the same category (or league) as east coast iipas, but it defines the bitter style. Awesome beer.
09-03-2013 03:40:11 | More by lunarbrew
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 10,281 ratings.