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RATINGS: 2806   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demondeacon09 (60) - Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2016
Finally got to try this one! Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Medium off-white head that slowly dissipates. Amazing aroma of pineapple, mango, citrus, and earth. Ahhh the hops! This brew assaults your palate with citrusy piney hops and ends with a smooth finish and almost no hint of alcohol. It was a bit more bitter than Stone’s Enjoy By IPA to me, and that’s why the taste does not get a 10. A truly great double IPA. Check it off the bucket list.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xblanchard29x (31) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Enjoyed as part of the massive 28 beer flight and four bottles at/from the brewery. Unique beer on all level. Pliny, Dark Lord, and Heady are the Trinity...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdgraber64 (31) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Pliney the Elder, need I say more...yes. Floral aromas. The Pliney flavor is so unique, water, yeast strain, etc. Strong hop structure. One of a kind taste. Drink it any time you can get it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darb85 (225) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours ember. With a little head foamy head. Hoppy nose with a bit of citrus. A little thicker mouth feel. Leads with a bit of molasses and finish with mild hop bitter. Very smooth. Very good very well balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CStang67 (28) - - MAR 19, 2016
Lived up to all the hype!!! Scored a 3 week old bottle. Very smooth yet still punches like a 80 IBU beer. Abv was almost not noticeable for a imperial. Loved every sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WildYouth (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2016
Fantástica cerveza directa de lal fabrica , al primer trago no sorprende tanto como uno esperaría , pero a partir del segundo y tercero va sacando todos sus matices , ligera pero con cuerpo , notas de resina fresca , buena espuma!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2016
On tap at Churchill's Pub & Grill in San Marcos, CA. Clear, golden color with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, pineapple and caramel. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, caramel, grass and pine. Medium/full body and medium carbonation with a satisfying mouthfeel. So what's the big deal? Another west coast DIPA. Except this one is borderline perfect for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cyano22 (26) - SOUTH KOREA - MAR 9, 2016
Drank it on October 21,2015 from a bottle that was bottled September 30, 2015. Look: Beautiful honey golden color with a thick head. Pretty fine head with good retention and lacing. Smell: Citrus. Citrus. Piny. Piny. Malt backbone can be felt as well. Again, more citrus. Taste: Resinous bitter grapefruit and orange rind flavors are very front and center. But it’s so well balanced that other tastes begin to seep in. Excellent. I would say it’s the perfect taste. Feel: Medium body very smooth mouthfeel. I personally like less-carbonated beers, but this was very nice too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6350) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Rating #4999. Many thanks to the ubergenerous Fergus for gifting me a bottle of this bucketlister! 510ml bottle, 8%, drunk within 4 weeks of bottling. Amber orange, pretty clear, thick foamy white head, full lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, soft caramel notes, some mango, lightly floral. Body is smooth, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is straw, grassy, grapefruit, some pine, toffee malt, floral finish. No booze showing up - smooth drinking. Not a flashy ’wow what a flavour’ beer - it’s more a ’wow I could happily drink 10 bottles of this 8% beer’ sort of beer. Thanks again for this one Fergus, which I may never have otherwise been able to try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1335) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle shared by Chuckie. Poured clear golden amber with off white head and some lace. Notes of pine, malt, grapefruit, caramel and sweet hop. Lots going on. Bitterness is prevalent and more earth comes out as I chew. Still bitter though and mildy sweet.


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