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RATINGS: 2569   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 uncleís 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (304) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Pours a golden color with a sticky white head. Aroma is citrus hops, malts, tropical fruits. Flavor is tropical fruit, lots of biscuit and honey malts. An explosion of tropical fruits. Amazing that this beer is pretty much as good as they say. Not that bitter. Less hoppy version of Younger. Needless to say itís Amazing. RR can do hoppy beers amazingly well. Itís their forte.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lookabigrock (1) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
Beautiful color, great beginning notes, superbly balanced! Not the best, but definitely a good beer worth a try! I came across it by accident about a week ago at this place while talking about it to a friend. facebook.com/hoppysfoodmart apparently they just started selling it or something.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jacowoo (2) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
It is a complete beer, although I wasn't particularly impressed. I've certainly had better. Great beer, but I wouldn't put it in my top 50 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loverbeer58 (11) - - FEB 14, 2015
A nose of pine and fruit, a malt backbone enough to keep bitterness to a balanced minimum, and practically no alcohol, despite being 8.00% ABV. The flavor introduces some grapefruit and citrus notes, but what sets it all apart is its incredible balance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (116) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle at home form, aligator thank you :). Clear golden/yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma and taste hops, fruity, grape with piney notes.. Hides alc very well. Best IIPA ive ever had! Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle @ Pi bar, San Francisco - CA. Color: hazy golden beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy blast with high complexity. Grassy notes and fruity presence as pineapple and mango. Taste: as the smell, this is a hoppy blast. Hoppy exposition on mouth, oily sensation on tongue. Fruity and high grassy notes. Very expressive beer. Aftertaste: high bitterness and oily finish. Very amazing IPA, this is a hoppy explosion with a good choice of hops pot.
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On tap @ Toronado, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear golden beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: fruity and grassy domination. Notes of exotic fruits as mango and pineapple. Hoppy blast. Taste: hoppy blast and well balanced with the fruity taste. Pineapple and peach notes. Finish as mango. Really tasteful. Easy drinkable if you enjoy IPA. Aftertaste: fruity and wet bitterness with alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1012) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Tap. Clear golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus, pine needles, tropical fruit and peaches. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus peaches, pine needles and pineapple. Very smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (617) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
1 month old bottle thanks to Steffen!! Pours a crazy clear golden with a soapy, white, medium sized head. Aroma has fresh pineaplle and mango fruity hops, a medium malty sweetness, but is surprisingly weak overall, compared to my expectations at least. Taste is a nice blend of sweet and bitter hoppy. The same pineapple and mango fruity notes, that is a result of the balance between malty sweetness and fruity hops. Have to admit that iím slightly disappointed though this is dangerously drinkable with very well hidden alcohol. Glad i finally tried this. Medium carb and medium body. Glad i finally tried this!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbusDumbledor (17) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Great balance after all, hoppy presence, good bitternes but i expected much more flavour about a beer Like this. Maybe itís not so fresh

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
giancarloh (74) - - FEB 7, 2015
Simply the best beer I ever had, just tasting this beer is making my next vacation going to Santa Monica and visit these people, They seem to know what they are doing.


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