Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.97/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Finally, this is what I've waited for, this is why I drink beer. The cream of the crop from my favorite style of beers (well this and the Younger, but that will have to wait).
A- Pours a bright golden color, a lot lighter than most double IPAs, more single IPA looking. Fluffy white head that leaves a swiss cheese lacing down the glass
S- As soon as I removed the cap from the growler a burst of pine, citrus, grapefruit, fresh christmas tree almost with fresh fruits hanging from it
T- The taste of citrus, grapefruit, pine hits the tongue, some malt to balance out the hops. Has a dry finish at the end.
M- Silky, oily starts, not has heavy as most 8% DIPA's. The hops start suttle at the beginning and then highten in bitterness as you swallow it.
D- The drinkability on this is ridiculous, it goes down so easy and smooth, you do not taste the alcohol at all, you only feel it. Like most people say, I was trying to sip and savor this beer, but it didn't happen. This beer is so damn balanced with the hop bill and just enough malts to keep it in check.
Its almost a bittersweet feeling having this beer. I'm estatic that I was finally able to have this beer, and not in some lame 4oz. pour, but a whole growler of it. But now I don't know when the next time ill have this beer, maybe thats what makes it so good. Did it live up to the hype/anticipation, I think so. I also think that perfect beer is still out there and that is why we seek out beers
Serving type: growler
08-03-2009 13:09:03 | More by bonbini26
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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