Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Russian River Brew Co. If only they could brew more of there beer on a larger scale. I live less than a hour from there brewery and I still only know of a few places to get there beer. Hope to see them grow without sacrificing there craftsmanship of what they brew. Excellent stuff.
Bottled on 8/18/11 Hmmm only 7 days old, I've had this beer many times before, but never this fresh, pretty excited.
A- Poured from a 500 ml brown bottle, powerful white puffy head, gorgeous looking yellow to gold body, very pronounced active medium size bubble carbonation. Almost looks like a fine Pilsner, only darker.
S- Ash crisp fresh Grapefruit, pineapple, mint, lavender. Hint of sweetness maybe from the malts more likley from the hops though. Strong fruit acidity, catching some nice floral notes as well. From the smell only this beer is a good buy, especially when its fresh.
T- Medium body, again getting really powerful strong grapefruit and orange, blood oranges to be specific, hints of tart lemon. Aspirin like bitterness at the very end that lingers oh so pleasantly. Surprised to see a melding between fruity citrus flavors and pungent floral aroma and taste. They really did a good job, also hints of mint and lavender I’m picking up as well, really makes this beer unique.
M/O- Has a really nice dry crispness to it, drinkabilty, I could have a few of these so its on the high end of being drinkable, even though it has a high ABV at 8%.
Look, I didn’t want to hop on the bandwagon, and give this beer a A+. However, this really has to be the best IPA I have ever had. I'm a big fan of the style to begin with. So I'm pretty picky about my IPA's. First sip I was convinced. Delicious beer, you have to try it.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2011 22:42:03 | More by beerman21
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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