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RATINGS: 2508   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
monkeychugg55 (879) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Clear dark gold with a medium white head that leaves lots of lacing. Strong floral, herbal, grapefruit, and resinous pine in the aroma. Very light body has some sweetness upfront, with some moderate hop flavor leading to a crisp, bitter finish. Flavor lingers with the bitterness for a while.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
This is the Platonic ideal of IPA. Pure, unadulterated cascade hops in a glass. Iíve never had any IPA that even comes close to show casing the hop like this beer. If you like hoppy beers, this is the best. The best.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
This is the Platonic ideal of IPA. Pure, unadulterated cascade hops in a glass. Iíve never had any IPA that even comes close to show casing the hop like this beer. If you like hoppy beers, this is the best. The best.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (542) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Shared bottle to tasting glass. 4 months of age on it. Lots of malt sweetness to balance out the hops. Finishes bitter but not too long lasting.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured at GABF. Perfect IPA, all theoils aromas and flavors are overwhemingly awesome. I love the grass and citrus. Finished dry and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (786) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from a 500ml bottle dated 09/30/2014. Aroma is nice and hop forward with a nice, light cracker malt profile. Hop aroma has a lot of citrus Noyes, especially grapefruit and some light pine resin. Medium strong tropical and stone fruit notes and light hints of alcohol. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a fairly large, moderately thick, slightly off white head that exhibits nice retention. Moderately high lacing and medium small legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with some cracker and biscuit notes. Moderately high hop bitterness with a light alcohol note in the finish. Moderately high hop flavor with grapefruit and orange with dome lighter pine and hop resin notes. Medium tropical and stone fruit, especially peach and mango. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, one of the best DIPAs on the market. Well balanced hop character with a nice fruity character and balanced bitterness and resin. Nice malt notes and alcohol presence as well.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoseCuervo (7) - - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
I just can't say enough about this craft. This experience got me to actually brew and every single year I make it a point to fly from the Philippines to the US to have my fix. Its my benchmark IPA. A true 'Magnum Opus' ! Bravo!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BadWhiteShark (4) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Aroma: hay, citrus, spruce, woody Color: orange, amber, clear Head: minimal head, white foam Taste: WOW, light sweetness, very bitter, citrusy and piny. Itís delicious! Mouthfeel: Full, creamy, fizzy, bitter long

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1495) - - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus and resin. Taste follows. Light crisp mouthfeel and quick finish. Very excellent.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Denmark1414 (4) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
The perfect DIPA? Bitter and sweet perfectly combined. Pearls in your mouth. Rich but never lazy. Just delicious.


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