Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by justin_nj:
4.6/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle date 5/9/13
A: Poured a beautifully clear golden orange color with a nice head that didn't stick around for too long, but left a nice film of bubbles along the sides of the glass and good lacing.
S: Tropical fruits, earthy hops, and bready malt come through. It smells wonderful.
T: Very easy drinking for a DIPA. Very crisp and refreshing. The hops hit you at first but don't overpower. This thing is packed full of flavor. For 8% ABV the alcohol is not noticeable even though the beer itself isn't as sweet as I thought it would be.
M: Full bodied and nice carbonation. It has a crisp bitterness that hits you when you take a sip but doesn't stick around too long and is not harsh at all. Dry finish. I could sip on this for days.
O: One of the easiest drinking DIPAs I've had. It's nothing out of the ordinary but just a finely crafted beer. Not the hop bomb I thought it would be, but it's so well balanced and the malt adds a great layer of flavor to the beer. I'd love to be able to get this on a regular basis but being from Jersey it's tough to come by.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 03:32:18 | More by justin_nj
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