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RATINGS: 2795   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (894) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. Consumed fresh (7 weeks after bottling). Clear golden with a frothy offwhite head. Aromas of fruity and floral hops, caramel, resin. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, heavy bitterness. Deep roasted and hoppy character into a stinging bitter finish. Legendary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (613) - MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. A clear golden beer with a medium size white head. Aroma is of citrics, especially grapefruit and lemon, hops and floral hints. Taste is bitter with a perfectly balanced hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and astrigent with a floral and malt character. An extraordinary Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olenickj (69) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Sample at brewery. Malty floral aroma. Heavy but not over powering floral hops. Full bodied. Hint of alcohol but smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1818) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Fruity, hoppy aroma, fresh squeezed grapefruits, orange peal. Cristal clear, super lacing. Taste super dry, fresh, juicy, hoppy. Pleasant crisp bitterness in the back. No sweetness at all. Super nice long aftertaste. No wonder this beer is legendary, years ago it was probably mind blowing. Now itís íjustí awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiri (2) - - JUN 4, 2016 does not count

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trapped (2142) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd! Clear golden yellow with large off-white foamy head, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, delicious sweetish balanced hops taste, smooth body, long flavorful hoppy finish. This is as good as it gets for a DIPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IntlAgBrewer97 (12) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2016
A very solid DIPA. This beer is really much lighter in color than I expected, and is a crystal clear golden with good head and nice hoppy aromas. The beer is very drinkable despite being 8% alcohol. Itís not overly sweet like some doubleís can be, but is a great example of DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4852) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 23, 2016
Enormous thanks Alberto for sharing this! Finally! Golden body with a small white head. Light hop-driven aroma, pine, vaguely citric. Herbal, piney but fruity too taste, strawberries, tropical fruit, somewhat dry and sweetish. A solid, slightly too excessive malty backbone.... oof. itís very good but I have to say that I expected far more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (756) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 22, 2016
On tap at Beachwood bbq seal beach. Clear golden lots of lacing. Fruity citrus piney aroma. Heavy hard n hoppy. Long lasting fantastic iipa. Really manageable bitterness but still deep and even a bit like chewing hops. For the style this is the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3980) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016
14 days old bottle, august 27th 2015. Finally got the chance to have a Pliny, I was wondering if it could justify the hype, after all itís a double ipa, a style there is released about one zillion new brews of each day. This is supposed to be one of the kings on the hill. The fruity hop aroma works well with the crisp malt. Fruitness is dominating with strong tropical notes, flowers, resin. Taste has a nod of sweet malt, mostly hop driven as well. Bitterness comes through easily, making a dry and crisp yet fruity beer. Little to suggest this is a strong double as the malt and sweetness is hidden away behind the hops here. Zesty and full of resin I conclude the hype is more or less justified.

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