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RATINGS: 2475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael_costa (3) - - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
This Imperial IPA is excellent. Excellent citrus aroma. Dry finish and and incredible drinkability. In my first time, I drank This Beer at Russian River Brew Pub and it was a unique e experience. Fresh hops and a perfect blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (492) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Draft in Philly at Monk's Cafe. Yellow gold. Big bitter Grapefruit and pine note up front with just a slight malt character to balance the hops. The overall taste is that of a hoppy big dipa but, the standout factor is the dry finish and incredible drinkability. Super smooth for this style. This is a perfect dipa all around! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beeek9r (1) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
Just perfect.... not in your face flavor like must triple ipa nor lack in taste like a single ipa, but just right... Simply well balance. It has the perfect punch of bitterness, sweetness, hoppiness, and citrus. Great piny hint also...just refreshing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2014
had on tap at brewery. this beer was everything you here about and more. a great inviting hop nose. a smooth and balanced taste.hard to believe this is a dipa. easily on my top 5 of beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
epeter85 (30) - - JUN 25, 2014
Light orangish almost strong tea like color. Hops smell is strong. I ventured to San Francisco to get this on tap to do it right. Tastes extremely hoppy but finishes smooth. I believe this is where the magic is with a hyper hopped but balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HellesBunny666 (185) - Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Super hoppy and intense herbal notes on the nose. So smooth and velvety, light caramel, juicy and spicy. Fresh herbal flavors, grassy, fresh and delicious, juicy. Gawd!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Aromas of citrusy, tropical, and piney hops, some honey. Clear golden orange with a fully lasting white head. Dry, bitter, hop-forward, but with a great nutty, honeyed malt backbone. Light-medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (302) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Willy J, thanks for the coast to coast same day transport. First, off... not the first to the (pun)chline here Iím sure, but itís more like "Piney the Elder" if you ask me. Pours super clear gold, small white head. Aroma is major pine, hop resin, grapefruit rind, sweet malt, caramel. Taste is a very sweet and delicious hop bomb. Super smooth, med body... Really beautifully executed / amazing balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaiho (71) - - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle kindly brought to the UK. Beautiful golden with a bit of a head. Incredible citrus aroma. Thankfully not sweet, instead a crisp dryness that sets it well apart from a lot of American IPAs. An ode to hops, and a beautiful one at that.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lizardking3 (99) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Iím not sure it gets much better than This for an IPA. It just smells wonderful, I literally smelled this like 10 times before sipping. When I did sip, I was blow away. The hop characteristics are at an elite level, and the way it balances at the end with a malty sweetness is unparalleled. The reputation of this is warranted.

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