Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by capra12:
4.53/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Shared with speedwayjim. Bottle dated 10/08/09
Appearance: Poured a 4 finger creme colored frothy head with coarse and fine bubbles. Golden orange and clear in color
Smell: Strong, fresh and rich hop aroma that is a combination of pine and sweet hops, smells like walking through a hop field even though I have never but that is what I would imagine it to smell.
Taste: Opens with a strong piney hop profile which becomes slightly grassy and tangy/sour in the middle as a green and bitter hop profile finishes the beer leaving a mildly hoppy aftertaste.
The flavors in this are very nicely balanced and rich and complex.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth and slightly dry on the finish.
Drinkability: I would have this again and recommend this to those who need to try the gold standard for IPA's. For all the hype on this I would have this again given the opportunity and I need to try this on tap.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2009 06:03:27 | More by capra12
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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