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RATINGS: 2660   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours vibrant amber with a small head. Nose shows pine, resinous hops, clean malt and soft herbal notes. Flavours include more of the same resinous and piny hops. Incredibly well-balanced with a hint of sweet clean malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (141) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 21, 2015
Had this beer multiple times and every time it was amazing. Not because it jumps at you with something in particular but because of it’s perfect balance and extreme dinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkcaldwell (22) - - JUL 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Been waiting to try this. Came so highly recommended that it was a question if it could live up to the hype. Not disappointed. Great taste and very enjoyable. Hard to find but worth the effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Big, frothy head. Pours completely clear and golden. So hoppy nose! Grassy! Really stingy bitterness and whole bodied beer. Malty and round, with very piny hops! Pliny the piny! Its good, but didn’t live up to the hype i’ve heard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (289) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUL 17, 2015
Notas aromáticas agradables e intensas. Cítricos, en dónde destacan la naranja y mandarina, así como ligeras notas herbales. Color amarillo brillante, completamente filtrada, carbonatacion media, buena espuma y retención. En boca, frutal, amarga y muy agradable. Al paladar es una cerveza intensa, sabores fuertes pero bien integrados, el amargor y los cítricos son primordiales, sin embargo es posible percibir un ligero dulzor de la malta. En resumen una cerveza muy bien integrada, frutal completamente, amargor intenso, algo alcohólica y aún así, fácil de beber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (178) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Not worth the hype, but still good. 510ML bottle to cervoise glass. Pours clear light amber, thick frothy head, good lacing. Aroma of pine, candied fruit, flowers, earth, metal, wet hops, and dank. Taste is pine, grapefruit and citrus rind, licorice, raisins, candied fruit, sugar, roasted malts and dank. Finish is dry, metallic, hop-bitter and apricot. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with lack of carb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CpyNPrnT (505) - Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Was shocked when a friend brought this and surprised me! Aroma is very nice, mild grapefruit, hoppy, mild alcohol, taste is smooth and complex, grapefruit, hoppy bitterness, alcohol, resinous, mild to moderate finish, very dry, lived up to its hype. Have never given a 5 but I found nothing wrong with this beer. 5/5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (290) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2015
From memory from a tasting about 3 weeks ago. Strong hop aromas of citrus and pine. Very nice, surprisingly balanced flavours of grapefruit and base malt. Not as assertively bitter as I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (201) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Gyllene klar ljus färg, med stora & små vita bubblor. Tappad för en månad sen. Fantastisk humledoft! Fantastisk komplex & makalöst balanserad. Oljestruktur, granbarr, grape & Citra på ett balanserar pottpurri! Grym! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (124) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
A: Grapefruit, forrest, juniper T: Grapefruit, pine O: 2 weeks fresh. Creamy mouthfeel, very nice hops! I really enjoy this one! Wow!!

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