Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Fresh bottle picked up at the brewery. 10 days old.
Crystal clear, copper colored body. Rocky, 1 finger, white head with great lacing. Very good looking beer.
Aroma was excellent. Strong floral and citrus aroma. Slight pine. Mildly sweet and a nice malty aroma. Hints of caramel. Great balance.
Taste was just as amazingly balanced. Big floral and citrus flavors up front. Good lingering piney, danky hop flavor that blends in to a balanced biscuity, malty backbone. Some mild sweetness still shows its a DIPA with notes of caramel. Bitterness still peaks through the malty profile and lingers lightly in to the finish. Mildly grassy and resiny in the finish. Finishes clean with no signs of ABV, just some lasting hop flavor and bitterness.
Mouthfeel was perfect. Medium body, medium carb and a dry finish.
Overall its an excellent beer and is always enjoyed. Drinks much lighter than 8% and has an excellent balance of malt and hops. The fresher the better on this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2012 22:12:40 | More by riored4v
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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