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RATINGS: 2691   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrWinterHappy (5) - Røyken, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
3 weeks old bottle sent from tradepartner in California. Fresh, and delicious. Pineapple, fresh cut grass and piney moutfeel topped with a tropical fruit salad. Such a insanely great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (323) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
Draught @ Russian River. Pours clear golden with a long lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is pine, tropical fruits, apricot and citrus . Flavour is sweet, medium bitter and dry. Full bodied, incredible smooth texture, soft carbonation. Finish is well balanced and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandman (2477) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Semihazy golden body, white small head. aroma has nice tropical fruit punch, apricot and some caramelly oiliness. quite nice light hoppiness, perfectly balanced. flavour has some candy, but stays very dryish indeed. hops are dominant, mainly just fruits over fruits. quite a punch. very fresh. no alcohol present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Evolutionary (408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from Zitzke. Haven't had this in 6 years or so. Nose is clean hop and grain. Crisp and dry with good hop burst. Hop isn't too acrid and although no real sweetness to cushion it, the bitterness is muted enough to feel like part of the mix. Good. Real good sir.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Waited a long time for this one. I expect much more from this is one. Quickly disappearing head and a lighter Color than I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zinneke (148) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Imperial IPA’s are always too fulsome for me, the cara malts take over and a diacetyl/eggy nose ends up making it too much for me... Untill i drank a Pliny. bottle is 2,5months old. Superb hoppy aroma, slightly caramel and a bit of alcohol. Taste is the same, incredible mouthfeel, very soft. A very nice long bitter aftertaste. Sweet but not too sweet, hoppy but not overhopped and a nice alcoholic feel. Damn. I understand why this is world’s best impIPA... How can one go back to the regular stuff after this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled tap into a nonic pint glass at Russian River’s restaraunt and tap house. It took 40 minutes to get in the door, but it was worth it. Golden and clear with a fluffy white head and aggressive and enjoyable carbonation. Nose is citrus, pine, and flowers. Body is full and creamy with a crisp finish. Taste starts with a blast of citrus, then some pine, then a lot of hops bitterness and some tropical fruit. Leaves pine and tangerine on the tongue with a plesant lingering bitterness. Nice sweet malty backbone behind everything. Lots of complexity and lots of layers. A whole bunch of hops tastes. Definitely one of the best imperial IPA’s I’ve had, though I wouldn’t say the best outright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (3107) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle from Marco. Hazy gold with a full white head. Aroma is fruity hop. Flavor is malty, grapefruit, pine, constant bitterness. Lively hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
celsopoliti (5) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Melhor DIPA que já tomei, justifica a lenda. Tomei em São Francisco no Urban Tavern

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mindwarp (134) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Thanks to Drew and Priority Mail - Brew date 4/21/15- Pours a nice light gold/yellow with a big white head. Nice piney and floral aroma. Hoppy, mild bitterness , well balanced. This is a nice easy beer to drink. maybe a little over rated by some but I would defiantly drink this again anytime I had the opportunity.

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