Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by travloh:
4.7/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pop the top and the smell of hops springs forth. Smells delicious with the sharp, biting bitterness of citrus, pine. Oh so aromatic.
Pour into Sam Adams beer glass reveals a golden elixir, ever so slight orange tint, but surprisingly light in color. Lots of chunkies floating around. Pretty decent 3 finger head that slowly fades and leaves creamy laciness down the sides of the glass. As the foam dissipates it gets ever so creamy looking. Wow.
The first taste is of course dominated by the hop character. There are IPAs and there are IPAs that have this character. This is surely one of the best. Has that telltale bitterness of course, but just when you think its overpowering, the other flavors kick in and balance the whole thing out. It truly is a masterpiece. Hops taste so good, and when they are used so perfectly in this way you just really have to appreciate it. I wish I had the vocabulary to describe what it is you get with this stuff, but it is that quality you get with the Dreadnaughts, Masala Mamas. Its just a tier above so many others.
This stuff is very, very good. If you are a Hop lover you must add this to your list. Surprisingly light and drinkable, yet powerful.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2008 00:01:04 | More by travloh
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