Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A- transparent, with a slight haze, amber-gold body with a beautiful pillowy white head that has great retention. looks like a west coast ipa through and through.
S- Sweet, sweet hops! or rather, bitter, bitter hops. again, smell is characteristic of west coast ipa. how i love to live on the west coast! citrusy, piney, with a hint of malts and fruity sweetness.
T- good overall flavor, though less so up front than in the finish. the finish has that hop bite that makes well-made ipas so good. up front it is slightly more balanced, with a strong malt presence, and less of a flavor explosion than expected from the smell. the finish is dominated by citrusy piney hop greatness, with a grapefruit bitter aftertaste.
M- a little thinner than would be desirable, but the after-effects of the hop oilyness that keeps your mouth watering and craving more makes up for it.
D- drinkability could be no less than a 5. could it be more? if only they allowed for it...
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2009 22:25:00 | More by jdklks
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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