A: Deep and rich, the definition of gold. Very full, small and delicate white foam, overall a very classy look in my snifter.
S: Spiced pine, is unbelieveably unique and eticing. Deeper investigation reveals scents of orangey grapefruit
T: A very refreshing blast of grapefruit and I mean citrusy in the best way. A little note of spice (yeah from hops, but it's coriander like), and a crisp dry cut, that lends further proof of the sopistication of this brew. The abv is moderate give the style.
O: A lesser know sibling of the Elder son of RR. There's a very faint carmelization, that's subtley in the background to all the hops fireworks. Is that the element that makes this brew just about perfect. My last words about this Pig is that it's all harmony and balance to the extreme. Get some now.
Poured clear with a solid, white, fluffy foam. Really good retention with some blotchy lacing.
Aroma is all hops with a backbone of sweet malt. Pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and some fruity hops make up the profile.
Taste is a quick blast of sweet followed by hops, hops, and hops. There is a grapefruit hop in the finish that nicely lingers with out annoying or over powering.
Low end of medium body with ample carbonation.
Crisp and refreshing for a well rounded IPA. A friend said he liked it better than Pliney the Elder, I will have to disagree. It darn tasty but the extra after taste takes away from its overall smoothness that Pliney shares. Enjoy!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy