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RATINGS: 2780   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.

bigred22's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
First, I’m rating this about a month after I’ve had it, but I felt like this is the perfect time to do so... right after a bad rating by Dennrat.

Aroma is one of the most pleasant IPA floral bouquets that I had the privilege of smelling. There are some that are comparable, but this is right there at the top of the list.

Appearance: Just what a double IPA should look like.

Taste: The Simplisty of this Double IPA is what makes it so good. It is perfectly balanced and to the exact opposite of what Dennrat says the bitterness is at the beginning and smooth the rest of the way. Obviously Dennrat has not had many IPA’s or DIPA’s. If your taste buds haven’t adapted to the bitterness yet I could see Pliny being bitter.

Palate: It is very drinkable and smooth, but in its simplicity I wish it would linger a bit longer.

Overall: I loved it and appreciate it for what it is. When I see it again I will buy as many as they let me :) PS. Sorry to single you out Dennrat, but you obviously are not an IPA fan. Just don’t understand why you would rate one of the best DIPA when it is not what you like?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skiatd1 (28) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Appearance- clear light yellow Aroma- dry, hoppy. No essence of citrus or grapefruit Taste- dry, hoppy, slightly bitter but balanced. Very good dry west coast IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1327) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2016
From the source. Lovely orange Reddish hue, nice foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, alcohol. A benchmark for the style but notes of spearmint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (385) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle dated 5/11/16 straight from the brewery. Pours a very clear gold color. Amazing that there are a ton of hops in this and it’s this clear. The hops are quite the star here but has a very malty backbone that just shines. Love it!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (821) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. Consumed fresh (7 weeks after bottling). Clear golden with a frothy offwhite head. Aromas of fruity and floral hops, caramel, resin. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, heavy bitterness. Deep roasted and hoppy character into a stinging bitter finish. Legendary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (543) - MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. A clear golden beer with a medium size white head. Aroma is of citrics, especially grapefruit and lemon, hops and floral hints. Taste is bitter with a perfectly balanced hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and astrigent with a floral and malt character. An extraordinary Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olenickj (40) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Sample at brewery. Malty floral aroma. Heavy but not over powering floral hops. Full bodied. Hint of alcohol but smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1705) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Fruity, hoppy aroma, fresh squeezed grapefruits, orange peal. Cristal clear, super lacing. Taste super dry, fresh, juicy, hoppy. Pleasant crisp bitterness in the back. No sweetness at all. Super nice long aftertaste. No wonder this beer is legendary, years ago it was probably mind blowing. Now it’s ’just’ awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiri (2) - - JUN 4, 2016 does not count

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Georg357 (10) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
A - Poured a golden amber color with a significant white head. A - Smells of grapefruit and pine. T - Lots of pine and grapefruit. P - Really nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation. O - I was worried this beer wouldn’t live up to the hype, but I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlexanderIII (11) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
poured from 510ml bottle, clear copper, creamy white head that sticks around for a while. loads of citrussy resinous hop on the nose, hint of grapefruit. The taste is amazing, there’s just so much flavor, a really complex satisfying bitterness that’s intense and smooth, can’t really taste malt. feels luxurious in my mouth, this is just fantastic beer

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