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RATINGS: 2589   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Pliny the Elder was a Roman naturalist, scholar, historian, traveler, officer, and writer. Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, "lupus Salictarius", meaning wolf among scrubs." Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest. Later the current botanical name, humulus Lupulus, was adopted. Pliny died in 79 AD while observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. He was immortalized by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, who continued his uncle’s legacy by documenting much of what he observed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder, the beer, is brewed with 40% more malt and over twice the amount of hops as compared to our already hoppy IPA.

Jlo7399's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours golden with white head. Aroma is citrus and dank hops. Taste is floral, citrus, and bitter hops with a nice sticky hop note left on the palate. Just enough sweetness to balance it. Was sad when the glass was empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (176) - - APR 12, 2015
Pint at RR. Huge pine aromas, lemon zest, grass. Very smooth on the palate, dry bitter finish. Super drinkable. Great beer despite the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nie (9) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Bottle. This had a thick but enjoyable body that was pleasantly surprising. Each ship produced layers of fruity hoppy goodness. The balance is extremely well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1524) - Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2015
Draft. Clear radiant deep golden. Creamy white head. Really clean moderate bitterness. Great balance. Smooth and supple. Bittersweet. An array of hops all in unison. Everything just flows together. Does not go down like a beer of its size. Elegant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (366) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2015
510ml bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Bottled 4 weeks ago. Pours golden-orange in color. Slightly hazy. Beautiful white head. Aroma is just great. Tropical : mango, pineapple, citrus. A hint of apple. A hint of resin. Taste is very well balanced. Bitter, but not at all excessive. Sweetness to counter. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Soft texture. Long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerdedDave (683) - - APR 6, 2015
on tap at the brewery; light amber color; great citrusy hop aroma with pine notes; fantastic citrus hop flavor with pinenotes on a light malt base; very well balanced; an outstanding IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
matticus_finch (10) - California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Some of the hipsters with which I work think this beer is overrated. I think it might be the single most delicious liquid I’ve ever tasted. Fresh to death. FEEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
One of best IPAs very big in fresh grass hops and resin pine. Flavor is equally as hoppy fresh hoppy, flavors of mango happiness and big fresh pine on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aabean (15) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Sharp bitterness at the start that rides out to a smooth finish. Strong grapefruit, pine and soft malts are especially well balanced. Incredibly drinkable. I don’t want this to end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmargarucci (123) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a beautiful pale orange. Aroma is strong hops with pine, orange, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is very bitter from beginning. Crisp followed by lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Truly an amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a vibrant orangish amber with a thin layer of off white head. Taste is amazing, strongly bitter up front that fades into a nice citrus with some malts. Aroma of grapefruit, oranges, and hops.

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