Pliny the Elder DIPA
Russian River Brewing Co.
725 4th Street
Santa Rosa, CA
I had this at Brouwer's. I was hoping that it would be on tap, but none-the-less, a bottle will do. This is the first time for me trying this insanely acclaimed beer. I had this brew on October 12th, the bottled on date was marked as September 23rd. Three weeks, old...I'll take it!
Super duper fresh with tons of citrus. Orange and mango dominate! The hops jump out from the glass after I poured it into the glass.
Really clear. Orange/copper-colored. Half-fingered head on the bottle pour. This brew has insane lacing, it grabs and hangs on for life!
Holy cow! The depth of the hops continue from the aroma to the front-end, all the way through the middle-tongue and on to the finish. Hops dominate malt, without question. Some pepperiness present. Somewhat dry. Outrageous piney hops in here!
Light to medium-bodied. Slickness and some grittiness from hops. Definite dry finish.
Overall Impression: (10/10)
If you like hops, this beer is a must! I'm not breaking any news here, but this was my first time enjoying this gem. More intense than Three Floyds Dreadnaught, but not as fruity. A hop-heads dream. Extremely impressed.
NEXT BEER: Black Raven Brewing Company's Fresh Hop