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
A - Pours gold/light amber with adequate slightly off-white head. Dissipates to a thin ring leaving plenty of laces on the glass.
P - Sweet malts with plenty or dry hopped aroma. Hop profile is floral,citrus, piney. Very inviting aroma. Hop forward.
T - Hops dominate and flavor follows the aroma. Smooth bitterness. Dry hopped vegetal finish, but not overwhelming.
M - Moderate body. Average carbonation bite. Warm alcohol on the swallow. Leaves a resinous hoppy coating in the mouth. Lingering bitterness.
D - Very drinkable.
Overall - I had heard a lot about this beer and I had to find it when visiting CA. I had one on tap at Stone Brewing and was extremely impressed. This review is on the bottled form. This beer is everything expected. The smoothness of the drink, specifically the bitterness and balance with malt, is amazing. It has that extra "something" that sets it above.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2010 00:21:44 | More by ghebel
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