Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
4.78/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Traded Hunahpu for another historical figure (thanks Azurescens).
Bottled on 8/2/11, poured into DFH glass.
Clear, honey-amber colored elixir with thin, white head. Plenty of Belgian lace from top to bottom.
Citrus, grapefruit predominantly, but also orange/lemon; hints of licorice.
Super balanced, medium bodied brew. Hops of course at the forefront, but not overpowering or bitter. Smooth with the alcohol (8%) well hidden. Very tasty.
Pliny straddles the line between what I think of as a DIPA vs an IPA. Alcohol is certainly in the DIPA range, but the brew is super smooth and balanced, without the bitterness and alcohol flavor that one expects from a DIPA (see Founder's Double Trouble; FFF Arctic Panzer Wolf; Green Flash Imperial IPA).
This would certainly be my go to brew if I lived close enough. There are many who could learn from this fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2011 22:26:25 | More by CaptCleveland
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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