Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.66/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured out of a bottle into a 20 oz snifter. Bottled on 4/13/13, so nice and fresh.
Appearance - An crystal-clear orangeish golden yellow with a frothy white head two fingers thick. After awhile, the head dissipates to just a film and a line of foam around the edge with moderate lacing.
Smell - Pleasantly complex--it changes a bit each time I return for another whiff. Grapefruit, pine resin, even some tannins and maybe a bit of phenolic quality on a foundation of aromatic hoppiness.
Taste - Tangy hops and layers of citrus. More grapefruit with elements of fresh clementine. The hopes are again present, but provide what seems like a bit of earthiness under the citrus canopy.
Mouthfeel - Full-bodied and creamy. Fills your mouth, but doesn't linger with any kind of unsavory aftertaste.
Overall, a fantastic beer. I'm not sure I can say that it's my favorite DIPA ever, but it's quite amazing in the way it has so many things going on. I have a second bottle and will have to see how that influences my perception of this stellar brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2013 06:26:36 | More by LambicPentameter
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