Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- A deeper yellow with a medium, bright white head. Decent amount of rockiness and nice retention. Very sticky, encompassing lace.
N- Heavy kumquat, red grapefruit, Valencia orange, tangerine. When this beer is fresh, you really get a tropical fruit explosion. Papaya is possible. The hop extract used here is quite a change.
T- Even when fresh PtE is quite astringent, piny, resiny, with bitter peel and melon rind. Fruit and oil up front move quickly to an onslaught of IBUs in the finish with bitter Brazil nut and Kola nut.
P- A little prickly, sharp carbonation, mostly oily and thick/oily.
It's definitely an amazing experience, but with so many amazing West Coast DIPAs out there, it's really not much better than things like fresh Sculpin, Double Jack, and greatly inferior I think to Alpine Duet.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2011 14:47:11 | More by tarheels86
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