Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder
What the brewers say
Pliny the Elder is brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops. It is well-balanced with malt, hops, and alcohol, slightly bitter with a fresh hop aroma of floral, citrus, and pine.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Nice bright tropical fruit with notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Some noticeable light malt sweetness as it warms. Dank aroma.”
Flavor: “Nice malt sweetness that balances out the bitterness. Slight grassiness, notes of pineapple, pear, grapefruit, mango, and tangerine. Finish is decidedly bitter and lingering.”
Overall: “Good level of hop flavor and a delicately restrained bitterness to help showcase hop aroma and flavor.”