Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by tjsprague:
4.8/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I have had a lot of very good beers the past few days and I feel like I am writing a lot of positive reviews. But even with all of these great beers and great reviews this beer may be my favorite of all time.
This beer pours surprisingly light and golden yellow. If you have never had it you would be suprised at the depth of flavor for a beer that looks so light.
The smell is just hops. Floral and excellent dry hopped aroma that betrays the color and lets you know that the beer in the glass is full of flavor.
Where the Pliny excelled for me is the taste. While I love hoppy bitter beers the Pliny manages to incredibly hoppy without being weighed down with too much bitterness of thickness. The mouthfeel of the beer is fairly light and fruity (for a beer with this flavor). It doesn't leave that thick hop resin or bitterness that you can get with some very hoppy beers. The taste is just what I am looking for in this type of beer, an excellent floral and fruity hop flavor without some of the heavy bitterness that can weigh down some beers.
For drinkability I think this beer is excellent. Like I said about the bitterness, the floral aspect of the hops makes it refreshing. Its the kind of beer I could enjoy with a summer bbq or a cool winter evening. A fantastic beer all around, one of the best.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2009 05:55:32 | More by tjsprague
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