Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Reviewing my first bottle after having Pliny on tap a couple weeks ago. This is good but not as great as on tap.
The beer is very, very fresh. Bottle on July 20th, less than a month ago. Golden tree sap appearance, small head leaves curtains of streaky lace. Spruce and other pine notes throughout the smell. The taste allows more of the balance that makes this delicious. Its great to be able to notice the malts on such a hop driven beer. The malts are not as noticeable, however, as the on tap version. Its just so fresh, the hops are lively and vibrant.
Fluffy mouthfeel with billowing carbonation is pleasant, and the after effects suck all the moisture out of the mouth leaving it sticky and dry. I'm not feeling a ton of drinkability tonight though. One will be enough.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2009 03:04:59 | More by joshuadlight
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