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RATINGS: 2703   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2015
From memory from a tasting about 3 weeks ago. Strong hop aromas of citrus and pine. Very nice, surprisingly balanced flavours of grapefruit and base malt. Not as assertively bitter as I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (224) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Gyllene klar ljus färg, med stora & små vita bubblor. Tappad för en månad sen. Fantastisk humledoft! Fantastisk komplex & makalöst balanserad. Oljestruktur, granbarr, grape & Citra på ett balanserar pottpurri! Grym! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (187) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
A: Grapefruit, forrest, juniper T: Grapefruit, pine O: 2 weeks fresh. Creamy mouthfeel, very nice hops! I really enjoy this one! Wow!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mehinaman (8) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
This lives up to the hype. Simply the best IPA I have ever had. I wish it came in 12 oz bottles rather than a pint, but that is a minor complaint. Oh yeah, I also wish Russian River hadn’t stopped distributing to Washington State! 😀

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, passionfruit, grape fruit, citrus, lemon grass and honey. Taste is pale caramel, honey and sweet malts paired with a fabulously smooth but somehow still quite complex. Appearance is a clear gold with a medium pearl head that retains quite well. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1388) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 Rating #900. On tap at Toronado San Francisco. Aroma is huge grapefruit and pines. Taste is soothing sweetish grapefruit, some pineapple, some grass, resinous. Just how you imagine a DIPA that does everything right and nothing wrong. The bitterness is perfectly balanced, the carbonation is low but still present. Lives up to its reputation but more for its great craftsmanship than for being special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1208) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuseté de tom10101, un gros merci Tommy pour cet extra! Couleur orangée claire voilée, mousse blanc cassé majestueuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, malt, pin, zeste de pamplemousse, un peu floral. Goût de pamplemousse, malt, agrumes, houblon résineux, un peu sucré, bonne amertume toute en longueur. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense. Bel équilibre entre les saveurs, ça se boit tout seul.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (976) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is clear gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, sweet, light bitter. Good but not fantastic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (12255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
Fast klare kräftig goldene Farbe, ordentlich weißer Schaum. Geruch sehr hopfig, grasig bitter, citrusfrüchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, angenehm grasig bitter, citrusfrüchte, blumig, trocken im Abgang.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whale_hunter (10) - - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Hand carry from CA. Pours gold. Nose is unreal: grapefruit, lemon, pine, angel tears. Flavor is a masterfully complex hop blend, with the perfect amount of lingering bitterness in the finish. This beer is so insanely delicious.

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