Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at Toronado, SF, CA.
Pours a rich orange-red with 1/2 inch of head with lots of sticky lace and mild carbonation. Aroma is resiny, piney and floral, but the citric hops dominate.
Flavour-wise, this one is all about balance, balance, balance. Pine, grapefruit, oily hops, and alcohol balanced out by caramel, vanilla, and lots of bready and crackery malt. Very yin-yang, but still leaning towards the hops a bit. Massive amount of flavour, you can't help but hold this one in your mouth for a bit and savour it. Mouthfeel stings a bit with the high acidity, very sticky. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry as hell. I could drink this all night long, no joke, screw the 8%, I'll just hurt in the morning, It'll have been worth it, and I would taste hops forever and ever and ever.
Serving type: on-tap
08-11-2007 20:14:45 | More by trevorwideman
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