Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Received my growler today from moosington-thanks man, this sure was a great trade. It is being shared with two BA's. I start the evening of excitement with the unveiling of the growler.
Poured into a duvel glass the color is light orange with a golden glow. Head is large bubble bit perfect.
Aroma is hopcentric from sniff one. There is a sweet malt behind the hops but the juicy, fruity hop smells are delicious to the nose.
Flavor is full, robust and again riddled with hops. There is a fairly prominent malt backbone but this monster is not sweet. The alcohol is well hidden but sneaks up quickly. If you're a hophead you'll love this grand double IPA.
Mouthfeel is perfect. Not too thin, not too thick, just perfect. This DIPA is a touch drier than any I've ever had; I think its the water.
Drinkability is off the charts. The alcohol is muted, and the flavor volume is tuned up. What an amazing beer. In fact its my only all 5's beer - and for good reason. I will definately seek this one out again; in fact I may go to the release next year.
Before this hopslam was my favorite DIPA, not anymore. West scores again.
Serving type: growler
02-13-2010 03:20:24 | More by PerzentRizen
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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,272 ratings.