Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.9/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Hand delivered from San Diego to here by my good friend Dan, with whom it was split. Bottle poured into two Duvel artist series tulips.
I was giddy for two days waiting to try this, here it goes:
A - Beautiful. Clear, straw colored, with a medium head that diminishes quickly leaving a nice bubbly froth.
S - Citrus, loads of it. Grapefruit abound. I could breathe this beer in all damn night. I swear I can hear something say, "Drink me!"
T - Taking the cure from the voices in my head, I draw my first mouthfull. Holy citrus Batman, its on the tongue too! The citrus punch of the hops energizes and vitalizes! The bitterness is never heavy surprisingly and finishes with a wonderful mild bitterness. Amazingly well balanced.
M - Creamy without being cloying at all. Smooth and clean finishing. I dare you to try and drink this one slowly. Perfect.
O - The hype is pretty damn high on PtE, thats for sure. But damned if it does not meet or exceed all my expectations. There are alot of great IPA/IIPA out there, but Pliny is the leader. There were repeated, "Wow", "Damn" and "Sh!t that's good" exclamations through the whole bottle. This stuff should come with a warning label: Caution - Highly addictive. You will be pissed that you dont have another bottle when you finish, trust me. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2012 01:12:23 | More by Momar42
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