Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - Huge, frothy, perfect white head (possibly an overly aggressive pour). Pale golden straw color, fairly translucent; looks like a lager. Nice bubbling and incredible lacing. Good head retention.
S - Strong, strong whiff of grapefruit, balanced with some sugar. Peel, light toast.
T - Strong citrus, slightly sweet, very mild peel. Lightly breaded malts with hints of caramel, but impressively smooth. Slightest hint of alcohol, and instead of an aftertaste, the citrus slowly fades. Definitely some impressive bitterness, mild astringency, but not unpleasantly so. Some slight...passion fruit? Tropical sweetness? Not exactly sure.
M - Lovely, creamy mouthfeel. Medium body, no sting, no foaming. A beer that invites you to savor it. Back of the tongue bitterness takes on a slight citrus peel flavor, but it's extremely minor.
O - I'm always worried when the hype runs wild about a beer, but the hype is well-deserved. I'm looking for places to subtract points with this beer, and...I'm not finding them. Certainly, it's a big, bitter DIPA, and that might not be for everyone's palate.
Bottled 6/17/13 (1 month, 3 days).
Special thanks to JayORear for the bottle!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2013 20:38:27 | More by Roguer
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,777 ratings.