Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by b3barron:
4.9/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Scored this thanks to the kind brother of a fellow BA and consumed it on Christmas day. 500 ml bottle poured into a tumbler.
A - Normal pour produced a 1 inch frothy white head with good retention and a decent amount of lacing. Soft orange/copperish color that reminded me of a glowing sunset when I squinted and held it up to the sunny sky.
S - Freshly cut grapefruit and tangerine. Also very floral and reminded me of Two Hearted in this regard.
T - Citrusy hops up front with lingering notes of orange and grapefruit. Very soft malt backbone with pronounced bitterness throughout. Slightly dry finish. This was a fresh bottle and was very thirst-quenching.
M - Medium bodied and extremely smooth. Moderate carbonation really delivers the freshness of the hops.
D - Through the roof for a DIPA. Love the dry finish and hop-leaning balance of this beer. I would consume this regularly if I could as it is almost as drinkable as many of my favorite regular IPAs.
Perhaps my favorite DIPA to date. Many beers in this style have disappointed me lately and this was a welcome treat. I highly recommend any hophead seek this beer out.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2008 21:58:55 | More by b3barron
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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