Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.8/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review #1. Hopefully they will get better in time.
I was lucky enough to get a hold of a few bottles from the West Coast. I am(or at least wasn't) a big IPA fan, but after trying this I may be converted.
A: orange and extremely clear. I can't speak to the head as I was puring into small 5 oz sample glasses.(I took a few bottes to a local bar for an impromptu tasting)
S: Pine cones and grapefruit. The aroma on this one is amazing. The smell alone brought people over from the other side of the bar.
M: Crisp with good carbonation.
T: A lot like the smell. Pine needles and grapefruit up front with a bit of lemon and a slight hoppy bitterness towards the end. Extremely dry and tasty.
D: Excellent. If it were in my area I would make it a regular in my rotation. Smooth and crisp. No alcohol taste at all.
As stated earlier this beer may have converted me to IPA/DIPAs. I've tried many, but this one just seems to be right for me. I am very impressed by most of RR beers.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2008 17:49:57 | More by Avalon68
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