Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Special thanks to kingkong for hooking me up with this bottle. Dated 2-24-11
A: Deep amber in color, great clarity for a style that is overrun with hazy brews, and prevalent lacing. Head looks great to begin with, but fades to a thin film quickly. Its saving grace, however, is the fact that it leaves the layers of froth on the side of my glass that I have come to expect from an IPA.
S: Bouquet is vibrant, with tropical fruit, pine, herbs, and resin all playing their part.
T: There is a slight sweet note from the malt right at the beginning, but it is almost immediately overwhelmed by an onslaught of hops. As promised by the nose, pineapple, mango, juniper, and rosemary are all presented in the finish.
M: Medium body, great carbonation, and a touch of astringency on the finish.
O: A great brew, for sure, but I'm not sure it is really worth all of the hype. It is also guilty of a new trend that I find to be exceedingly annoying; demanding that the customers consume the product immediately. I know, I know; hops fade with time, but does 6mos really make a huge difference over 3? All this nonsense achieves is the production of a new breed of ultra-annoying beer geeks.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2011 00:30:29 | More by Avagadro
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