Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by DocJitsu:
4.5/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a copper golden color with a huge, fluffy, white head. The head seems to have a life of it's own and taunts the would be consumer with contempt. It's like a watched pot that never boils. I've never seen a head retain so well. You think you're taunting me beer? Well, guess what, I'm reviewing you on BA, so I've got time. In keeping with the theme of this weekend past, the bouquet is as if a golfer at Augusta National had missed the fairway and ended up in the pine straw. While he waited for his partner to hit his ball, he dropped the big, juicy grapefruit he was eating into the pine straw. Hints of biscut malt come through as well. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect for this style. The oilyness is very pleasing and complimentary to the flavor/aroma. This is a masterfully balanced IPA. Everything works together to deliver a whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts experience. It not only involves, it demands the attention of your sight, olfactory, taste, and tactile senses. Pine up front, then some orange citrus, and finishes with some grapefruit. Just a wonderful beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2012 02:54:18 | More by DocJitsu
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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