Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
App golden with a generous rocky head. The head settles out at around 1/4 inch. Clear and yet still has excellent lacing throughout the glass.
Smell is surprisingly sweet through the citrusy hops. So well blended in the aroma that nothing stands out, yet everything does at the same time.
Taste- the hops make this beer exceptionally bitter and blends well with the maltiness. The beer is also heavy on the citrus (grapefruit) tones from the hops. There are rich spicy notes that occassionally creep in. This beer finishes with a lingering grassy taste. The taste is long and full.
Mouthfeel- this beer is full bodied and has such a lingering aftertaste that the beer feels heavier than it really is. It feels crisp, fresh, but still has a long and flavorful finish.
Overall this beer somehow was able to live up to all of my expectations for it. We had planned to go to the west coast for our honeymoon, with this beer being the clincher for east V. west coast, but when job interviews instead cut it short to Colorado, finding this was somewhat of a religious experience. The 8.0 abv is smoothly disguised and it is a beer worth all of the accolades.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2011 01:58:56 | More by scarfield
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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