Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On-tap at TapRoom SD, served in a pint glass. 2/21/11.
A: Dark yellow/orange with one finger off-white head. Depending on the pour it could be sediment-free or have a small amount from the bottom of the keg or bottle. Some lacing, but not a lot.
S: Strong scent of pine and citrus. Such a perfect bouquet of hops that lingers through the whole glass. The best smelling beer I have ever encountered. When this beer is fresh, nothing beats it. I would give this a 6 if I could.
T: Perfect balance between malt and hops. Starts off with a slight bitter punch and finishes perfectly smooth with malty sweetness. Tastes like you're drinking pine tree extract in the best way possible. Tastes better than Younger, IMO.
M: Smooth, medium-thin and moderately carbonated. Luscious, silky, and the perfect 'weight'. Such a smooth and delicious brew. Did I mention this beer is smooth? For an 8% beer, no alcohol is detectable.
D: Obviously I love this beer and will order and drink it whenever it's available. A+, great work RR.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2011 18:41:06 | More by dmsohyea
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