Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.81/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottled (12/27/12) into lawson's sniffer
A:Golden orange yellow honey colored with a thin white head that leaves a small lacing around the top of the glass. It is cloudy but still semi-translucent no floaters
S: fresh citrus hop bomb heaven you can distinctly smell the hops and their freshness but also lots of orange and other citrus scents. I am very impressed this is way better then I remember it to be.
T: As before this is a fresh hoppy dipa with a great upfront hop taste that stays true as this beer is more well balanced then any dipa I have ever tasted as you get the tastes of the hops and bitterness but it is barely there in terms of power and makes this extremely drinkable while being true to its hop character it really is very impressive
M: crisp up front while being extremely smooth throughout and oily but not too much. Extremely drinkable with the alcohol being completely hidden and will come up on you fast if you do not take your time. Not thick but more thick then thin not watery or completely resiny but there is definitely some in there.
O: Lets start with "the comparison" heady topper is my favorite beer I like it better (I have tasted them back to back) but that being said I do not think they compare well HT is a hop bomb and Pliny is a balanced hop forward dipa for me there is a big difference and they are both great. Mad respect to Russian River this is an amazing well crafted beer lives up to the hype buy it if you can and the fresher the better.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 04:42:28 | More by Pinknuggets
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