Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,807 | Reviews: 3,125 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had my first Pliny ever. Got it through a trade on this forum and man am I glad I did.
I got 6 of em so I could share with my friends.
We cracked one last night and man I gotta say it lives up to the hype.
The appearance was great, this beautiful golden yellow with a nice head about a fingers width or so. I mean this brew was bright...shining like a beacon of light seductively beckoning you to come close.
And I did just that to take a whiff of this golden beauty. Man...smelled fresh, sweet, a deliciously fruity hop smell. The smell made promises of great things, and boy did it deliver.
Upon touching this sacred liquid to my tongue I awoke suddenly as if the rest of my life had been a dream. It's a testament to Russian Rivers brewing ability. An outrageously hopped IPA that is somehow completely balanced. It's sweet and bitter, hoppy and malty, black and white, yin and yang.
It doesn't finish overly bitter, it finishes with a slight bitterness lingering that tastes just as good as the beer you've just swallowed.
I'm glad I went to the trouble to try this beer. If your a beer lover and haven't had a Pliny get one! It's definitely worth trading and there are plenty of reputable BA members that would be willing to trade. It's easy for some to get, for me it was well worth the trouble.
They were bottled on 6/7/12
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2012 19:10:56 | More by jivex5k
4.48/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly (6/25/12). Poured into a shaker pint.
Pour: Mostly clear yellow-orange. One and a half finger fluffy white head.
Smell: Burst of grapefruit and pine. Caramel sweetness plays in the background.
Taste: Pine that quickly changes into a caramel maltiness. Bitter grapefruit and pine. Caramel and peppery bitterness linger on the palate.
Mouthfeel: Very juicy and drinkable, without an overwhelming bitterness. The balance in this is textbook perfect.
Overall: One of the best beers I've had to date, and worthy of the hype it gets in Philly and the beer world. Lucky to have this pretty readily available on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2012 18:46:28 | More by cfrances33
4.88/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
pliny the elder is an amazing beer. one of the best i have had it has magnificent color unbelieveable taste, the taste is very smooth probably the smoothest i have had it has a great mouthfeel i would love to try more beer from russian river to review them as well
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2012 04:52:24 | More by zackada22
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,807 ratings.