Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2480   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draught at 2014 saraveza iipa fest - pours clear golden with medium head. Nose is of pine. Hop, pine. Taste is of pure hop and sweet malt. Nice and oily hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yokozunapete (1) - New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
There is nothing left to be said. This is obviously one of the best beers available and is certainly the best beer I have ever had. The perfect balance of malty and hoppy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPABevyGuy (38) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Awesome beer and one well worth the hype surrounding it. Everything you expect out of an IPA and more, whatever you heard about it is true

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rolfiesb (4) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
the beer of all beers. stop all this overrated name calling and go grab one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (191) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ Quintessence 2014. Ambrée IPA très savoureuse.
Nez citronné résineux léger froment, orge moyen très houblonné. Corps fort complexe à la fois biscuité, panifié voire légèrement rôti. Saveurs caramélisées d’une ambrée acidulé développant des arômes de grains avec un léger mieleux. Bel équilibre entre la forte amertume et le maltage complexe. Wouaw Trop bon!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hippiemusic (29) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
I had a chance to try this very hard to find beer, here on the east coast, a few weeks back. Wow, talk about a hop explosion. O me o my.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (172) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice clear gold with a white head. Aroma is a soft floral. The taste is nice smooth grapefruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (320) - Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is amazing citrus and floral notes. Probably the best IPA I have ever had. I didn’t expect this to live up to the hype but it totally did. floral, citrus, very little pine. This is it. amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lorentzen (5) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Øl fra flaske. Rigtig dejlig duft. God, men lidt tynd smag med blomster artige toner.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Draft, Cafe Citti and Russian River. Copper in the glass, light head. Incredibly hoppy aroma, citrus, floral, and resin, with a little caramel from the malt. Taste follows the nose, with resiny citrus hop flavors, but here they are balanced by the malt on a medium body. Ideal carbonation, and a clean bitter finish. To me, the standard for the style. A perfectly balanced DIPA.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 248

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50