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RATINGS: 2659   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, passionfruit, grape fruit, citrus, lemon grass and honey. Taste is pale caramel, honey and sweet malts paired with a fabulously smooth but somehow still quite complex. Appearance is a clear gold with a medium pearl head that retains quite well. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1066) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 Rating #900. On tap at Toronado San Francisco. Aroma is huge grapefruit and pines. Taste is soothing sweetish grapefruit, some pineapple, some grass, resinous. Just how you imagine a DIPA that does everything right and nothing wrong. The bitterness is perfectly balanced, the carbonation is low but still present. Lives up to its reputation but more for its great craftsmanship than for being special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1073) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuseté de tom10101, un gros merci Tommy pour cet extra! Couleur orangée claire voilée, mousse blanc cassé majestueuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, malt, pin, zeste de pamplemousse, un peu floral. Goût de pamplemousse, malt, agrumes, houblon résineux, un peu sucré, bonne amertume toute en longueur. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense. Bel équilibre entre les saveurs, ça se boit tout seul.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (905) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is clear gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, sweet, light bitter. Good but not fantastic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (10462) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
Fast klare kräftig goldene Farbe, ordentlich weißer Schaum. Geruch sehr hopfig, grasig bitter, citrusfrüchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, angenehm grasig bitter, citrusfrüchte, blumig, trocken im Abgang.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whale_hunter (10) - - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Hand carry from CA. Pours gold. Nose is unreal: grapefruit, lemon, pine, angel tears. Flavor is a masterfully complex hop blend, with the perfect amount of lingering bitterness in the finish. This beer is so insanely delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ctipping (214) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Beautiful white head with lacing that clings to the glass. Golden with just a bit of haziness. Hoppy, citrusy, barely a hint of malt. Strong grapefruit smell. Clearly a hop bomb. Fresh orange and grapefruit flavors and a bit of pine. Slight sweetness, but it stays behind the hop flavor. Very little bitterness in the start. The bitterness lingers with the finish. A little grassy in the back. Medium bodied and drinkable for its size. Tingling carbonation adds to the freshness and brightness. The standard of DIPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike67 (925) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy, herbal hops dominate the flavor while bready and caramel malt and tropical fruit provide some balance. Finish is long, massive, very bitter, grapefruity. Amazing brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrWinterHappy (5) - Røyken, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
3 weeks old bottle sent from tradepartner in California. Fresh, and delicious. Pineapple, fresh cut grass and piney moutfeel topped with a tropical fruit salad. Such a insanely great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
Draught @ Russian River. Pours clear golden with a long lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is pine, tropical fruits, apricot and citrus . Flavour is sweet, medium bitter and dry. Full bodied, incredible smooth texture, soft carbonation. Finish is well balanced and highly drinkable.

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