Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks for the trade, MasterSki.
A - Pours straw yellow with the slightest bit of haze. Color makes it appear a bit thin and light for a DIPA. A one finger white head that quickly faded. Terrific sticky lacing.
S - Loads of hops. Pine, pineapple, citrus, mango, cotton candy. Slight herbal, grassy notes as well. Initial hoppy nose is followed by some mild sweet bready malts. Impressive balance up front.
T - Piney hops on the open. Transitions to some tropical fruits (pineapple, grapefruit, mango). Sweet citrus through the finish. Very clean. Delicous.
M - Medium bodied. A bit on the lighter side for a DIPA, actually, but not light overall. Moderate carbonation allows this silky smooth beer to just glide over the tongue. Very smooth, creamy even. A bit of hoppy resin on the finish. Nicely dry. No alcohol at all.
D - Extremely drinkable. I'm at the end of my bottle and could easily drink another. Terrific balance.
My first bottle. This was excellent, but not the best I've had. Still, really excellent!
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2008 03:23:43 | More by MacDomer
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