Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Mostly clear, yellowish orange with a nice white head. Nice lacing down the glass. A very pretty beer.
Piney, citrusy, grapefruit, a fruity hop explosion, followed by some light malts. Quite an amazing bouquet - very enticing.
Everything I got from the smell and then some. The flavors change throughout the sip, but never head in the wrong direction. Super refreshing and perfectly blended hop profile with just a light malt backbone. No alcohol really detected, despite the size. Just the right amount of bitterness to be interesting, but not wrecking my palate.
Moderate body with just the perfect amount of carbonation to cut through it and keep it refreshing. Smooth and a little creamy.
I get this one whenever I can, and thankfully, it is plentiful where I live. I've yet to find one better than this, and I've had quite a few great ones in the last year (some of my favorites being from homebrewers). True perfection, and worth all the hype, in my opinion. Perfect example of West Coast hoppy IPA's.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2012 18:43:31 | More by gleemonger
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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