Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had this on tap at RR on Saturday. This is a great brewery that Ive been wanting to visit now for quite a while. There's nothing supernatural about these beers, most of the appeal is how hard they are to find, but they are pretty damn good and you can tell the brewery as a whole ascribes to a level of quality and dedication that is surprisingly rare in this business. For some reason this brewery attracts a lot of sketchy-looking patrons, and the staff aren't exactly brain surgeons either, but I felt right at home anyway.
Drank from a pint. The bartender was this angry-looking skinhead who apparently either never learned how to pour a beer, or learned at Dodger stadium. This was a little upsetting. Appearance is a light yellow amber with some golden hues and some haziness. No head to speak of, thanks bartender. Carbonation and lacing were exquisite.
Hops, hops, and more hops. Smell is moderate but indicative of what's to come. Loads of cascade and a variety of other hops come together to give a fresh piney, grapefruit goodness. Nothing spectacular about the smell alone, although this could be due to the lack of head. Taste is bitter up front but well rounded, piney with delicate fruits and rich complexity of mild malts, all with a lingering early-hop pine backbone. Mouthfeel is full and bubbly. Drinkability, like all RR beers, is superb.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2007 00:09:47 | More by uberabr
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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