Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured clear orange/gold into a snifter. Sticky white head, lots of lacing. A good looking beer.
Aroma is awesome. Huge, juicy ruby-red grapefruit from the Cascade hops. One of my favorite smells in the world.
Taste, however, while good, was a bit of a letdown. Not the citrus fest I was anticipating. But a nice malty backbone with good, powerful hop presence. Seemed to oddly lack some of the sweetness I associate with other DIPAs, like DFH90.
OK mouthfeel -- silky and oily. Drinkable in the sense that it's a good sipper and an interesting, complex beer. But it's a sipper, not a session beer.
Overall, a very good DIPA. But it didn't quite live up to its legendary billing. That said, I'm stoked to have had the opportunity to try it. You can't get it on the East Coast.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2008 03:52:29 | More by eberkman
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