Another one of those that I am not waiting for Po on… this one goes straight to the JustBeer Blog Hall of Fame… I dare you to say otherwise! Russian River Pliny the Elder has a sweet and fruity nose and pours a light orange/amber color. The body is more mild than I would have thought… but really, really nice… smooth at the beginning with hop flavor growing as the taste continues down the throat. The finish is smooth and mild as well. Overall a really approachable IPA that has gone down the delicate side of IPA instead of the in your face style that a lot take. Because of this, though, I find Pliny striking a near perfect balance of the style… it really doesn’t get much better than this.
Also worth taking the time to check out the story behind the name on their web site (linked above). Pretty cool.
JBB6 Rating: JustBeer Blog Hall of Fame