BeerFunGuy (820) - California, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For all the hype I'm sorta underwhelmed. It's a little to bitter. I had it on tap at the brewery.
Doghair (286) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice floral fruity aroma. Hoppy but we’ll balanced. Fairly bitter through the middle and finish. Malty backbone is very present. Not the hop monster I expected. Excellent.
Saeglopur (815) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
510 ml, bottled 02/27/15, from a trade with Werckmeister. Thanks a lot Stefan for this major want! :-)
Bright, dark yellow, moderate hazy body, with a medium, creamy, white head.
Very fresh, fruity aroma of citrus, apricot, peach, pineapple, pine, biscuit, some candy, some vanilla.
Taste is as fresh and surprisingly smooth, with citrus, grapefruit, pine, apricot, peach, pineapple, some grass, biscuit, honey, vanilla.
Medium, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, bitter, quite zesty, a bit grassy, with lots of smooth malts again, some comfortable alcohol warmth and long-lasting, lovely pine notes.
Wow, amazing! Not a hop-forward, bitter monster, like many other DIPAs, but the most balanced beer you could imagine, what I always prefer. Incredibly drinkable for the ABV, with the lovliest, fruity and piney hops and a wonderful, smooth malt backbone. I completely understand the hype, this is close to perfection!
bstewart151 (14) - Parkersburg, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, about one month old. Served at approximately 40°F, warmed to about 42°F by hand. Head is off white and slightly creamy. Wish I could of had a less aged bottle. Malt profile is good but hoppy bib utter. I hate the ratebeer iPhone app. I cannot see what I am writing anymore. Thanks dicks. Fix your crappy interface. I like the beer. Beer good. Ass hats.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brewed on 3/19/15; opened and consumed on 4/18/15. I must say for New Hampshire getting to try this within 30 days on the born on date is pretty good. Light orange almost honey in color with a pretty solid frothy head that dissipates to a bubbly cap on top. Streaks of lacing transform to spotty in nature all the way down the glass edges. The aroma of pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops is rather subdued with nothing too overpowering. Flavor profile for this Imperial IPA is quite delicious. The pine and resin start off the flavors with a very nice grapefruit taste finishing the profile. Solid bodied and only a slight bitterness on the back end of the palate with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Overall, Pliny the Elder really does live up to the hype and is an awesome example of an double imperial ipa.
whitehotg8 (80) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Poured into the obligatory ipa glass. Hazy goldenrod color with a frothy exactly white head. The aromas are pungent with tropical fruit, peach and apricot with some lemongrass and clean hops. Taste is complex. All kinds of flavors including the aforementioned fruits with some grassy notes and a nice malty sweetness. I wish I lived closer to RR...
Criz (186) - - APR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint at RR. Huge pine aromas, lemon zest, grass. Very smooth on the palate, dry bitter finish. Super drinkable. Great beer despite the hype.
Nie (16) - - APR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This had a thick but enjoyable body that was pleasantly surprising. Each ship produced layers of fruity hoppy goodness. The balance is extremely well done.
beerbaaron (1580) - Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Clear radiant deep golden. Creamy white head. Really clean moderate bitterness. Great balance. Smooth and supple. Bittersweet. An array of hops all in unison. Everything just flows together. Does not go down like a beer of its size. Elegant.
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
510ml bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Bottled 4 weeks ago.
Pours golden-orange in color. Slightly hazy. Beautiful white head.
Aroma is just great. Tropical : mango, pineapple, citrus. A hint of apple. A hint of resin.
Taste is very well balanced. Bitter, but not at all excessive. Sweetness to counter.
Medium body. Mild carbonation. Soft texture. Long finish.