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RATINGS: 2363   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4019) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden color with a frothy white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Rich balanced grapefruit hoppy and mild tropical fruity.
Palate: Full body. Slightly sweet, and a rich balanced bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Balanced nice crisp grapefruit hoppy, tropical fruity and a fine malty back.
Overall impression: Lovely nice ale. Highly recommendable!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Perrin515

US beer #200

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Citrus hits the nose right away, along with some spicy piney notes and a little dank as well. Taste is...perfect. Bitter and citrusy taste right away, slightly sweet, and a hoppy and bitter note throughout that compliments the rest of the flavors. Smooth, dry, and so pleasant to drink. It's a beautiful beer that everyone must try. I will never tire of drinking this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ImperialSuttle (16) - - FEB 3, 2014
Delightful all the way around. Citrusy and succulent with hops, to the point it's sweet, but in an earthy just walked through a forest kinda way. Wonderfully clear with an orange hue. I'll have dreams about this until my next. This is truly an amazing beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ovenproofpluto (9) - - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
Funky smell; great taste. Perfect mix of malt hops. Bitterness. So perfect. I wish they made more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2014
Shared 510 ml bottle. Color is light bronze with a beautiful frothy offwhite head. The aroma is out of this world. Incredible hoppiness with pineapple, gooseberry, peaches and elderflower. Taste is not as nice as the nose but still very good. Sweet, exotic fruit with a slightly bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmill527 (63) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Awesome aroma and just an excellent DIPA, but a little overhyped. 90 min and Hopslam have it beat in my opinion.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Flaske, 50 cl, hjembragt af Martin. Tappet den 10-1-2014. Klar og gylden, med et stort frodigt, luftigt hvidt skum. Utrolig indbydende humlenæse. Stikkelsbær. Mynte. Solbær. Fersken. Grapefrugt. Pomelo. Velafstemt malt med en god karamelnote, ikke for sød, ikke for tør, men i perfekt balance med malten. Meget høj drinkabillity ifht en abv på 8. Det er dog aromaen, der for alvor bærer denne frugtige DIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (322) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle cheers to jonnyguns. Pours golden orange with a delicate khaki head. Huge tropical fruit and pine aroma, backed up with a solid caramel malt profile, smells amazingly well balanced. First flavours on the tongue are lots of delicate citrus flavours, mixed with some pine and resin. Then caramel malts come into play with some sweet biscuit flavours. The mouthfeel is what makes this beer - chewy but dangerously quaffable. Fucking phenomenal beer, hit expectations on the head.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ikigai (33) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
The best. Balanced with just the right piney hops and bitterness. Golden with white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisFields (69) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Much thanks to my friend A Wickstrom for getting a bottle out my way. Bottled 12/31/13. Pours a clean copper gold with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is green pine needles lightly spritzed with ruby grapefruit juice. Flavor is citrus with a subtle malt backbone. The balance in this is exquisite. A little bit of floral spice, lightly sweet, a solid bitterness and with a drier finish than most IPAs. I can see why there is so much hype surrounding this, it is quite excellent.


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