Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.89/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Finally got the elusive Pliny! (I'm on the East Coast) Trading is the only way to do it out here. Traded 3 Heady Toppers for 2 Plinys... I think its equitable and I was very happy with it.
A - Very light straw color, beautiful light golden color. Good two fingers of head and good lacing. I was told that the color is quite deceptive, which it very much is.
S - Light citrus and flowery notes. Earth tones come through bigtime here, as well as the hops. Quite piney, just a great outdoorsy auroma.
T - Sweet, but not too sweet. Extremely nice balance of hops and citrus, both making themselves very present, yet not over the top (although there my not be such a thing!). I get a little grapefruit coming through, it is so very refreshing and crisp, the earthiness is present here too.
M - So smooth on the palate its ridiculous. A buttery smoothness that ends with a lingering resiny aftertaste.
O - Leaves me wishing I could sit down and drink it on tap all night. The shame is that I have to savor every drop, and think about every sip, would love to be able to just have a few pints while watching some sports at the bar. Overall excellent beer that lived up to all of the hype.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2013 23:32:25 | More by da_beers
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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