Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Big thanks to Matt (Crawbee87) for sending me a few RR goodies. This happens to be my last bottle of Pliny. Bottle dated 3/5/12.
A - A slightly hazy, light golden hue that generates an off white, 1 1/2 inch head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass.
S - Hop dominated aroma with pine leading the way, followed by grapefruit and fresh peach. You could smell this immediately on the pour.
T - A blast of pine and citrus that really leaves a solid bitterness on the tongue. I love the balance between the grapefruit and piney flavors RR is able to achieve in this brew. The sweetness from the malt does a great job of holding everything together, but you know this beer isn't about the malt. Finishes bone dry with a little sweetness left behind.
M - Medium body and carbonation, sticky and resinous from the hops.
I could drink this all day if I didn't have to get it from the other side of the country. Also, the 8% abv is extremely well hidden, and falls right in the range where I like my DIPAs. This brew deserves to be towards the top of most lists.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2012 20:34:57 | More by DSlim71
4.43/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Not sure I understand the wild obsession with this beer.
Can't agree more. Can NOT IMHO, compete with real German/Belgium beers. But that's for another day of discussion.
I was on a rented motorcycle when I stopped in at the Russian River establishment. And believe me this isn't what one should be drinking if they have to drive. Just one of these gives you a new sense on life.
The beer was very good tasting, don't get me wrong, but all of the attention and rave reviews I just don't understand.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2012 02:46:14 | More by TOMHONE
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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