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RATINGS: 2673   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 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Fruity and piney hops... dry bitterness... super balanced hoppiness in the aroma. Strong but smooth. Amazing balance. Dry hops in the flavour. A bit more aggressive hoppiness in the flavour but still extremely balance. Tasty and smooth. Two pints were not enough.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mstrcrwly (698) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle received in trade..thanks Patrick..golden orange pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of grapefruit,pine,caramel,resin,tropical fruits..initially bitter,hoppy but gives way to grapefruit,mango,earthy sweetness..was worth the wait..top notch.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle: I believe this was the second beer I ever traded for, many moons ago. What a time it was. Under two weeks old, too. Golden-amber color, pours with crystal clear clarity... Wow. Soapy, thick, bright white head nestled on top. Insane aroma of pineapple, citrus rind, orange zest, floral leaves, semi-dank pine, a hint of perfume, a touch of white pepper, mango, a touch of honey & crackers. Flavor is hop-city; wet, bitter, assertive, but never harsh. Loaded with pine, resin, & hop oil. Tons of pineapple rind, mango, grapefruit pith, some lightly sugar crusted orange peel. Malt backbone balances nicely without distracting from the hops; lightly toasted biscuits & crackers. Finishes with a very faint sticky hop resin & bitter citrus peel. Absolutely blew me away years ago when I first tried it. While I’ve had some better DIPAs since that time, this is still a goddamn fantastic rendition no matter how you slice it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bill Young. Pours clear golden with a big frothy slightly offwhite head. Aroma of hops, light grassy hops, malt, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, peach, pine, light pineapple. Taste is hoppy, grassy, piney, citrus, grapefruit, peach, malt. Very smooth but pretty disappointing overall. Overhyped much, obviously!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbader (8) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Couldn’t find this beer in Texas and now that I live in California I’m swimming in it! This is just an excellent IPA - packed with hops but perfectly balanced. Beautiful golden color and floral aroma add to the experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jro (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
It lives up to the hype. It’s not leaps and bounds above what else is out there anymore, but it’s still a fantastic DIPA. Pine, resin, citrus, near perfect balance. This beer is fantastic and worth seeking out.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - MAY 1, 2015
THIS IS THE PLINY ELDERS, SO GOOD!!! I MAKES HOME BREWING ALL TEH TYMES FOR MY FRIENDS AND THEY SAY A PLINY IS AS GOOD AS THIS PLINY. HOPS ARE BITTER AND SMELL WOWS IN MY NOSTRILS. BEST EVER, SAID THIS ONE BEER REVIEWINGS AND I THINK SO...TO. WAHT MAKES THIS SOO SPESHAL IS PLINY HAS’ perfECT HOPS LIKE CALIFORNIA CAN ONLY. ALL OTHER BEERS’s TRY TO BEE PLINY BUTT THEY FALE THROUGH. MY GIRLFRIEND SAYS PLINY IS OKAI BUT SHE IS A DUMB AND DOS’ENT LIKE REAL BEER WITH HOP. I NO BETTER ThAN THAT WOMEN. DRINK PLINY IF YOU AM A BEER PERSONS!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (330) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Shared bottle with k0mpsa, 1000 times thanks. Delicious tropic fruits and perfumes on the nose. Light, transparent golden color. Superbly smooth and lenghty, creamy palate with loads of delicious toasty flavors. Lives to its expectations.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1808) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottled. Great Thanks to Shawn Burns, california. Almost clear deep golden color, white head. Balanced aroma has hops, fruits, lemon notes, pineapples. Big balanced hoppy body, fruity, lemon and tropical fruity notes. Nothing to add, just perfect dipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (518) - - APR 30, 2015
Hops are carried from the aroma to the taste. Clear colour White head. Taste is heavy bitterness with a hint if sweetness. Solid body but still refreshing. Long aftertaste, bitter with some dryness.perfect balance of taste and drinkability.


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