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RATINGS: 2770   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (346) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is citrus happiness. Taste is citrus that is also balanced. Excellent IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxClem (1) - Saint André, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
One of the best beer I’ve ever drank. I’ve drove 4000 kilometer with it in my car to bring it back home, and it was incredible

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SaxyBeerFan420 (13) - - DEC 17, 2015
This beer is absolutely perfect. Super hoppy but there’s no residual bitterness. I picked up a bit of a spice(cinnamon) note in this which made this beer very enjoyable. No surprise from the illustrious Russian River Brewing Company!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (575) - ITALY - DEC 16, 2015
Non the freshest one but ... Wonderfull. Aroma of tropical Juice, some stone fruit, some caramel, a little bit of Pine needles. Pale golden with a great white head. Flavour is the same of the aroma, with some tropical Juice and stone fruit followed by strong malt presence. Great body, wonderfull mouthfeel, oily beer, smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Almost clear golden ale, slim foamy white head. Really fruity with dominant orange zest, citrusy, grapefruit, resin, big malty base: extremely well balanced. Aftertaste keeps building and building in fruity orange, sweet bitterness. Big body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (637) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Fresh bottle served in a tulip. The beer is a crystal clear golden orange with a thick white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is all tropical and citrus. Hints of pine and caramel are present too. Really intense and nice. Flavor is citrus right up front. Lots of orange and grapefruit, as well as some tropical flavors. Pine kicks in to round it off with a nice caramel backbone. It’s very sticky and refreshing. Awesome IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phillybass (96) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Wow. One of the best IPAs. Very well balanced bitterness and sweetness. The aroma is strong! Strong alcohol level so not drinking a lot of it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (462) - 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 (296) - 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 (20) - 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.


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