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RATINGS: 2490   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Review number 75 cheers and Happy National drink a beer day! Pours a golden copper color with a thick fluffy off white head with awesome lacing. Smells of grapefruit, orange, pine, and floral notes from the hops. Tastes of all the same things mentioned above with a really good hop bite on the back end. As it warms flavors get even better. Mouthfeel is amazing for a double ipa great chewyness and carbonation with a dry finish. This is only the fourth time I?ve had it and its been amazing every time. Overall it is well balanced and is definitely worth driving out of the way for if you can get your hands on a bottle or 2. It?s a toss up for me for the best tasting double ipa between this and 90 minute Ipa, but this gets an edge hop wise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1453) - - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus and resin. Taste follows. Light crisp mouthfeel and quick finish. Very excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Denmark1414 (3) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
The perfect DIPA? Bitter and sweet perfectly combined. Pearls in your mouth. Rich but never lazy. Just delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gad905 (74) - - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at RRBC. Clear deep gold, fading white head. Huge sweet citrus and tropical aroma with green dank underripe fruit notes, some rich toffee beneath. Tastes of sweet caramel and toffee fudge then plenty of juicy orange hop flavour, bitterness, green dankness. This beer is not a punch in the face, it’s a green hop hug. Too drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Fantastic IPA..grass cirus and excellent hoppy aroma. Falvor is awesome malt and predominate hop flavor. Excllent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Welley_Alves (220) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2014
Excelente imperial stout americana. Bem difícil conseguir essa. Cor dourada, com média formação de espuma branca. Aroma matador de lupulo fresco, pinho, resinoso. Na boca, corpo médio, com amargor refrescante, com lúpulos cítricos se sobressaindo no amargor e sabor. Dulçor na medida certo. Pinho, grapefruit, maracujá, tudo junto numa fantástica explosão de lupulo. Final seco, amargor durável e agradável. Álcool muro bem inserido para uma DIPA. Excelente breja, a melhor DIPA que já tomei! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (841) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
on tap. Orange foamy pour. Aroma heavy peaches and pine. Tastes the same - good representation of the hops. Good clean resinous finish. Nothing out of the ordinary - just a solid double ipa. way overrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davhgbrew (942) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Huge hop flavor and bitterness, but not tongue scorching. 8 percent is complete deception. One of if not the most drinkable double ipa I’ve ever had. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentL (277) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Enfin gouté, merci Julien! Une excellente Double IPA qui existe depuis lontemps et a été très influente, tellement que j’avais l’impression d’y avoir déjà gouté! Parfaite balance etre caramel et houblon, pas très agrume, un peu de pin, bel équilibre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonTja (269) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Blind tasting, of Double IPAs & Single IPAs. List of Double IPAs, in prefered order: The Crusher, Heady Topper, Pliny The Elder, Deviant Dale’s List of Single IPAs, in prefered order: Focal Banger, Grapefruit Sculpin, Mralité/Blind Pig A – Very distinctly clear, a bit more toward orange, weaker head compared to the others. S – Straight forward grapefruit, quite dry, some alcohol to it, very classical west coast. T – Taste is a bit thin compared to aroma, doesn’t live up to it... This one is very balanced and no distinct bitterness, it delivers a decent hop kick with floral grapefruit and citrus. M – Quite thin, very sessionable, and refreshing. O – Total of four people, 3 rated this one as third out of 4, one shared last, the hop intensity is A LOT lower, and it’s more balance focused.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brandonciarlo (1) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
A piney Double IPA that is sure to not disappoint. Do not age this beer!

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