Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,861 | Reviews: 3,125 | Display Reviews Only:
4.55/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Pours a clear, golden yellow with orange hues. The off-white head sits two-fingers thick before settling down. Leaves a fine, sticky lace.
Smell - Prominent, clean grapefruit hoppiness on the nose. A bit of malt character lingers in behind.
Taste - Crisp, fresh grapefruit hop bitterness upfront, a bit of malt sweetness follows through toward the finish to balance it out.
Mouthfeel - Wow. Full body, but incredibly smooth. Goes down easy. This is a double IPA? Carbonation is on point. This could be chugged, if it weren't so darn savory.
Overall - Pliny gets rave reviews, and for good reason. The hops don't overwhelm, a trap too many IPA's and 2IPA's fall into, but rather serve as evidence that when done right, IPA's can be just as drinkable as any other style.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 03:32:50 | More by TheSixthRing
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,861 ratings.