Pliny The Younger - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.97/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Used 5 tickets to sample at the ABF. This is a combining of the notes I took each time..
How'd it look?: hazy honey yellow body with frothy head.
Olfactory Rating: Foresty Citrus Fresh Baked Sweet Bread. This beer is almost as confusing in the amount of smells it provides as any I've sampled. Was first, third, fifith, and then seventh and eigth samples I tried Friday night. Glad I tried it so many times up front, as it was gone fairly fast, and I could smell more layers in the beer than I might have later on.
Taste Buds say: sweet, almost amzingly so, as the nose doesn't hint that is the first thing you'll taste. Malt sits up front and Vinnie's use of sugar in the brews to up alch % and add sweetness comes through. Then, the hops explode - and the alchohol slowly works it way down the throat. The hops are almost like chewing on a piece of grapefruit covered in pine tar. Very intense, and the only other beer I've had that compares, is Dreadnaught. Alch flavor is there, but not highly present. Simply stunned, these taste buds are.
Mouthfeel: Very rich taste, covers the tongue, and attaches to the top of the palette.
Despite an 11% abv...this is one drinkable beer.
Finally found my notes from that weekend in Boston and am adding in reviews as I can.
Serving type: on-tap
08-24-2005 18:38:09 | More by lostbearbrew
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Pliny The Younger from Russian River Brewing Company
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