In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder

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.”