Saturday, 23 July 2011

An IPA a Day #16

Day sixteen and we're onto one of my favourite all time beers. Shared a spoog bottle with Boggle on Thursday and have had a bottle sitting in the fridge for a few days now. Time to crack it open.
Pic courtesy of beerreviews.co.uk 
Pliny the Elder(actual name Gaius Plinius Secundus) was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher who died on August 25th AD 79. Now thankfully the beer I have in front of me isn't anywhere near that old, in fact it was only bottled at Russian River on 7th July 2011, not bad is it, from brewery to glass in 16 days, it's not what you know folks, it's who you know!

The Beer
It pours a delicious orange marmalade colour and has plenty of carbonation. The aroma is full of pine, some nectarine and a bit of malty Neapolitan ice cream on the finish.
On the palate you get some chocolatey maltiness and piney bitterness of the hops and that lovely piney resinous slickness that coats the mouth and throat.
I love this beer, I love Double IPA's and especially this multi award winning 8% classic!

4 comments:

Neil, Eating isn't Cheating said...

YOU. JAMMY. BASTARD!

Would love to try this beer, particularly as fresh as this.

Rabidbarfly said...

hehehe :)

Sid Boggle said...

Jammy? No, dear boy, just well-connected... B-)

Rabidbarfly said...

haha, indeed Brother Boggle! ;-)