Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle brought back from San Diego by my mom. What a nice mom. Bottled 4/10/13- 7 days young. Poured from the bottle into a goblet.
Pours crystal clear, golden with a slight head. Nice carbonation, moderate lacing.
The aroma with this brew is off the charts for sure. Some pine, tinged with a melon fruitiness. Well-rounded and potent.
The flavor is wonderful- it just envelopes the mouth with a huge variety of flavors. There's a touch of booze that makes everything a bit sharp, but it signifies to me that this beer means business. There is pine again in the flavor, and a big springtime, fresh-cut grass flavor. The finish is a touch of citrus that's kind of like a lemon chaser to the big flavors that preceded it.
The mouthfeel is wonderfully dry. The flavors just last and last as you drink this one, too.
This really is a great beer that doesn't disappoint. Although, I wouldn't be doing my job as a new member of the "Have enjoyed fresh Heady and Pliny" club if I didn't opine on my preferred beverage. I prefer Heady, slightly, for a couple of reasons. First, I have history with it. I have had a lot of Heady and associate some great memories with it. I'd be lying if I didn't admit this was a factor. But second, I love Heady's viscosity, its dense, dirty look and feel, and it's substantial sweet backbone that Pliny lacks. I appreciate both, and Pliny is really spectacular, so it comes down to personal preference.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 02:33:22 | More by stonermouse
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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