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RATINGS: 2522   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (340) - , California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Nice caramel popcorn, toast, floral hops that is well balanced and not overwhelming. Light bitter taste with a hint of malty sweetness. Clean finish and light lingering bitterness that builds. This is a great beer consistently but is very delicate. With the privilege of drinking this beer through the years I have been able to try it as fresh at it gets at Russian River and skunked. Makes my summer better every year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3437) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2014
I waited a long time to try this on draft. Special road trip from San Fran on 16 Aug, 2014. Had on draft at Russian River. Toasted with my buddy AJax. Perfect aroma of floral hops, grapefruit, orange and lime pith. The flavor is just as strong and bright as the aroma.

This brew does have a subtle amount of pale malts but this is secondary to the array of hops. Grapefruit peel, light grass effects, with the floral hitting near the back side. Of course it is not just floral in the finish, lots of pine there as well to round off the myriad of hop flavors. I feel no reason to ramble and write a huge ass rating, this is wonderful and a trip into flavor town. Glad I held off from trading for a bottle and sampled it from the source.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (641) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draught at 2014 saraveza iipa fest - pours clear golden with medium head. Nose is of pine. Hop, pine. Taste is of pure hop and sweet malt. Nice and oily hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yokozunapete (1) - New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
There is nothing left to be said. This is obviously one of the best beers available and is certainly the best beer I have ever had. The perfect balance of malty and hoppy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPABevyGuy (46) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Awesome beer and one well worth the hype surrounding it. Everything you expect out of an IPA and more, whatever you heard about it is true

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rolfiesb (4) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
the beer of all beers. stop all this overrated name calling and go grab one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (208) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ Quintessence 2014. Ambrée IPA très savoureuse.
Nez citronné résineux léger froment, orge moyen très houblonné. Corps fort complexe à la fois biscuité, panifié voire légèrement rôti. Saveurs caramélisées d’une ambrée acidulé développant des arômes de grains avec un léger mieleux. Bel équilibre entre la forte amertume et le maltage complexe. Wouaw Trop bon!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hippiemusic (46) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
I had a chance to try this very hard to find beer, here on the east coast, a few weeks back. Wow, talk about a hop explosion. O me o my.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (183) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice clear gold with a white head. Aroma is a soft floral. The taste is nice smooth grapefruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (326) - Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is amazing citrus and floral notes. Probably the best IPA I have ever had. I didn’t expect this to live up to the hype but it totally did. floral, citrus, very little pine. This is it. amazing.

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