Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled on 10/21/09
Poured pliny slowly into my tulip pint glass. Achieved a 2 finger thick off white cap, that receded after about 5 minutes, leaving some sticky lacing in its place. Body of the beer is amber w/ gold highlights when held up to the light. High clarity, looks good.
The moment I popped the bottle, I took a whiff and was hit in the nostrils with ripe juicy mango.
Sip after sip of this beer delivers clean hops, a touch of grapefruit bitterness w/ barely any noticeable sweetness. Just really clean from the start and finishes with a good amount of bitterness.
Mouthfeel and carbonation are perfect. Good amount of fizz and a light body work well for this beer.
Drinkibility is perfect. I can and have drank pitchers of this beer. Not by myself of course, but pliny is definitely a beer I always have stocked in my mini fridge. From the aroma of mango, to the perfect amount of bittering and light body, I can't believe this beer is 8%. One of the best of the style.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2010 01:24:15 | More by steadydose
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