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RATINGS: 2723   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (345) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 2, 2015
Aroma: very strong hoppy aroma with piny and grassy notes. Taste: strong bitterness with moderate malty body. Flavour: it’s all about hops with soft pale malts. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldschool_Mike (262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clear light copper colour with a finger of white head. Aroma is passion fruit and pine. Taste is tropical fruit with some pine. This bottle is a month old and this beer is definitely one of the best.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmillerstl (18) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2015
At the brewpub, lives up to the hype. Great hops backed by fantastic malt. Worthy of the accolades.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarbasA (46) - PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2015
Amber color, good head, Nice aromas of citrus mango and pine, , in flavor is very tropical also with pine verynice bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
donandres (124) - , Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 appearance: aroma, flavors, body finish overall experience with the beer. AROMA APPEARANCE TASTE PALATE

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 Clear amber pour with a tall white head with relatively good retention. Complex and pleasant smell, quite delicate, with notes of citrus, pineapple, mango, caramel and pine - this beer has everything. Extremely well balanced taste, bitter and sweet. Citrus, exotic fruit (pineapple again), pine, honey. Medium carbonation and a very soft and smooth mouthfeel, almost a bit oily, it goes down very easy. The aftertaste is mildly bitter, with notes of pine. An extremely well balanced and drinkable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (76) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Keg at Apex. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of Hops and grass, taste the hops in it but it is well balanced. A great beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1703) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Kinda perfect. Really well balanced. A bit more malt than a lot of IPAs, but not a super hop bomb, despite the 100 IBUs. Nice malt build and not s hopSuper IPA/APA flight with John (Schlafly TIPA, Founders Harvest Ale, Pliny the Elder, Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Sierra Nevada Celebration ale). Thx Ibrew2or3 for continuing to knock out top 50 for me!.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (675) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Poured from bottle 10/2/15 thanks Willrunforbeer my last beer in Vegas. Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aromas of fresh hops malt and hints of grass. Taste is hop citrus pine and floral. A perfect harmony of flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1557) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2015
Thanks for the bottle share Jon. Pours a clear golden orange with a small off-white head. Grapefruit and citrus notes on the nose with some light grain and caramel. Medium body with a nice fresh, citrus character and good balance between malt and hops. Bitter finish with some light pine that lingers.


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