Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a translucent amber/copper with a white, two-finger head. Some sticky lace, but it doesn't coat the glass.
Aroma is a lively, biting hop. Pineapple, pine, grapefruit/citrus. The hops aroma is as sweet as it is bitter but it packs a fragrant, pungent punch. Beautiful. Hop aroma flies out of the glass.
Taste follows the aroma. Big pinch of hop bitterness with an equal dose of sweet, tropical fruit flavor from the hop. And so smooth. It bites and makes you want more. Buttery biscuit malt follows but the finish is a dry piney hop. Mildy sticky.
This beer is not in competition to be the biggest beer or the most hops. Rather, it presents a manifestly smooth but powerful hop. Lush tropical fruity hops dominate. It's like hop juice distilled to the perfect point.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2011 00:11:46 | More by birderbeerer
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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