Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.54/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled1/31/14 drank 2/19/14
A- dark hazy gold. Thin head that dissipates to an outer lace.
S- pine is the main smell. Followed by some grapefruit lemon and other dry fruits and maybe some honey?
T- that hoppiness stands out so well in this beer. Fresh pine followed by a sugary molasses. Leaves a rather pleasant bitter woody finish. There is a thick malt backbone that helps support the hop character. Very nice taste. the fruitiness in this beer is very subtle but it lets you taste the sweetness after you endure the bitter hoppiness. Honey is present on the back end of the beer that blends well with the bitterness.
M- a little harsh. Pretty carbonated as well and finishes with a bite.
O- a very good beer. Although it tastes very similar to ither IPAs i've had. I love the smell of this beer the most. The taste is amazing with a balanced back bone of malt infused with the pine., It would probably take the list as my favorite if the fruits came through a little bit more in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 06:11:05 | More by mlhyatt
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