Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful, bright light orange with a 3/4 finger of soay lacing.
Huge amount of pine and citrus in the nose with rindy, lemony notes at the front. Sweet malt backbone supports the hop onslaught. There is a nice hop spice as well, paired nicely with the dank, norcal hop aroma.
Bright, citrusy and juicy hops awaken your palate as the refreshing bitterness and fruity aromatics satisfy in a big way. Definitely some fruity complexities such as mango and papaya. The hops present themselves in a tropical , bitter and playful way. Cascade, Chinook and Citra hops I believe are present. The malt base supports the hops well. Amazing balance.
Oily, juicy, sweet, wheaty, dry. Amazing.
I believe Pliny the Elder deserves the respect it gets. This is definitely a model DIIPA for a lot of west coastr breweries, as it should be.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2012 03:07:14 | More by dmatsui
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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