Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Tasted out of a 500 ml bottle marked 1/3/12 on 1/11/12.
Appearance: Pours a translucent light orange color with a fluffy head that generated a lot of lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Definitely smell the piney hops right away and detect some more subtle floral aromas as well. Made me very excited for the first taste.
Taste: First impression is that this beer isn't as hop heavy as one would think. That said, Pliny bursts with incredible flavor that starts with very fresh piney and citrus hops and a subtle malt sweetness . The piney and citrus hops are there, but for a DIPA, this is something that I think the admittedly non-hopheads of the world will enjoy. It might just be a perfectly balanced American Double.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Drinks very, very easily.
Overall: Although the relative inaccessibility of Pliny contributes to its legend, there is no doubt that this beer lived up to much of the hype. If it were more easily available, Pliny would be at the top of my list for "go to" beers. The drinkability is terrific, and I'm glad to have enjoyed such a fresh bottle.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2012 04:44:35 | More by mfavoino
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