Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.45/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a couple bottles while up in NorCal recently. Bottle date of 8/9/11. Had many times before both bottled an on tap. Finally getting around to a review. Poured into an Allagash chalice.
A- Poured a clear brighter golden hue that sits a orangey brass color in glass. A 1" paper white head forms. A mixture of big chunky bubbles and creamy clusters. Great lacing.
S- Lots of fresh cut pineapple. Crisp, smooth hops with some sweetness in the end. Great strong aroma. A touch of tangelo citrus.
T- As good as I remember. Loads of citrus and piney hops upfront. There is a piney resinous quality that comes in the middle. A mellow sweetness lingers in the background. A bitter grapefruit rind note peaks in near the finish. Malt bill is light, but there for some background support.
M- Hops are pretty bold on the palate. Lingering bitterness holds on for a while. Not a palate ruiner but strong. A zesty quality on tip of tongue. Starts wet and only lightly dries. The rind quality stays on palate as well.
O- One of my favorite DIPAs. So easy to drink and enjoyable. This beer is very well priced that i'm constantly blown away. This 500mL was $4, other DIPAs that people claim to rival PtE are often twice as much and don't come close. Always easy to find when visiting my CA family. This bottle is a bit different then on tap at RR, but still great.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2011 04:10:19 | More by busterthecat
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