Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.7/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Really looking forward to this one. Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 7/6/2009.
Appearance: light tawny golden color with a rocky, persistent head.
Smell: I could smell this the instant I opened the bottle. I could probably smell it across the house. Great gobs of fresh hops, mostly what I would call spicy but some softer, more floral notes as well.
Taste: quite smooth; I guess I was expecting to be blown away with bitter hops, but this beer is more sophisticated than that. The hop flavor is spicy, sweet, smooth and fantastic.
Mouthfeel: medium-thick, this guy roams around your mouth, coating your tongue with its impeccable flavor.
Drinkability: despite the high alcohol content and the intense hop flavor and aroma, this is a highly drinkable beer. It could easily get me into trouble.
This was my first Pliny (of any generation) and it was delicious. I am still growing into my appreciation for Imperial IPAs, but this was a darn good place to start.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2009 03:41:33 | More by flagmantho
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