Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
510 ml bottle (dated 8-14-12, consumed 9-5-12) poured into a tulip.
A-Pours a strikingly clear copper-ish gold color. Crystalline looking body. There is about a half finger of light khaki head that dissipates pretty quickly into a thick collar. The collar hangs around for a while, leaving nice lacing on the glass.
S-Fresh pine and sage, but not as vegetal as some. I pick up a little black pepper and citrus. Fresh pineapple, too. Really nice mix of fruit, hops, and spice.
T-Nicely balanced hop-dominant flavor. There is a slightly bitter pine taste, but it is not mouth puckering because there is a hint of malty sweet fruit that comes in on the mid-palate. A little citrus and hint of spicy alcohol, but this is not lemon bomb.
M-Awesome. There is a resin stickiness and a really smooth flavor, but with enough pricks from the minimal carbonation to keep it from being too slimy.
O-This beer lived up to the hype for me. It was just so well balanced from start to finish, but at the same time, it had intense flavors.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2012 02:01:52 | More by spoony
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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