Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A HUGE thanks to kmudrick for this treat from Capone's outside of Philly. Growler that got to me about 2 days after pouring.
A: Pours golden, copper-orange with pure-white foam. Given it was a shipped growler from 2 days ago, I had to pour a little faster to get a nice head of foam. It worked and stuck around for a few minutes, leaving some delicate lacing. I'm sure the head retention is far better fresh.
S: Smells of stinging citrus and very sweet sugar. Mesmerizing hop bouquet that you would expect from a bucket of hops in the dry hopping.
T: Lupulin out the wazoo. Damn that's good. Citrus hops delivered via a smoothed, yet very sweet malt punch.
MF: Aggressive hop burn that makes your tongue shrivel and your teeth melt.
Stomach feel: Being eaten by alpha acids!
D: Probably the best characteristic of the elder is that its only 8%. Though that's a high ABV, it's more manageable than the Younger. I *want* to drink the whole growler in one sitting, but I have to pace myself given that it's unlikely I'll see it again anytime soon. Absolutely lived up to the hype. I think the Younger is a greater treat for hop heads, but this one is plenty good while the Younger is aging.
Serving type: growler
01-18-2007 18:40:04 | More by bwyker
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