Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A surprise extra from Nataku00... thanks much! Bottled 1/3/12, poured on 2/5/12 - about as fresh as I can hope for in Indiana. Poured into a Deschutes tulip.
It pours a clear goldenrod and clover honey yellow with thick white head sticking to the sides of the glass. Candied ruby red grapefruit and fresh pine sap meets the nose, along with backgrounds of lemon and orange. Not overpowering, but well balanced hops.
The initial sip is more pine-forward than citrus, and although its possible to tell what even a month has done, this is still excellent. The flavors of spring shoots from a lodgepole pine, candied grapefruit rind, and blood orange combine - but are not too strong - to make a sublime drink.
Mouthfeel is coating but not cloyingly sweet, just a little burn at the back of the tongue, and enough to let you know you're having more than a simple ipa.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2012 17:36:54 | More by fvernon
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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