Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Live tasting bottle dated 2/5/12 poured into Duvel tulip...
Appearance; pours a hazy golden yellow, with two fingers of straw colored head... Medium sized bubbles that quickly fade to a sticky lace on the side of the glass. Head retention is ok, with a thin film sitting on top embellished with a thick ring around the edges.
Smell; huge pineapple presence, mango, orange, hints of a bread or cracker...
Taste; jumps right in with pineapple, mango, lush tropical fruits, orange and grapefruit zest... Slight tones of bread or cracker help to balance out all of the hoppiness... Resinous notes creep in toward the finish, as well as the slightest essence of pine...
Mouthfeel; effervescent and lively in the mouth with a good lingering bitterness on the finish. Not a crazy amount of bite, but just enough... Exceptional balance as it doesn't linger too long..
Overall; this is a world class beer, need I expand on that? I think the hundreds of reviews and lasting overall score can summarize the experience better than I can..
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2012 00:59:59 | More by Thingus
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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