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RATINGS: 2790   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Very smooth, super well balanced, and incredibly fresh IPA. There's a fresh citrus taste that is not as pronounced in other IPAs. Not overly bitter or hoppy -- I.e., not an "extreme" IPA. I'd love to see a triple version of this, and now want to try the Younger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robfohl1 (8) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
Purchased at brewery, you’ve heard it all before, balanced, smooth, tropical, hops, the perfect ipa, to experience the freshness you have to go to the brewery and have it on tap. The best.. Pours golden , nice lacing, if you love beer and die, this is what God pours in Heaven..

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keenano (21) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Worth the wait in line! A beautiful golden colour - how a double can be this clear is beyond me. Smells lightly of pine, and some slight citrus. Wow, so good. I cannot explain how awesome this is to taste. As they say, lives up the hype. Clearly one the greatest out there!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jase3812 (20) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2016
look.....it live up to the hype and is brilliant. I want to move to California just so I can drink this all the time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (511) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Draft in Davis, CA. Deep copper color with thin head. Aroma and taste had a lot of grapefruit. Not particularly bitter maybe because it did not seem piney to me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reuillebrew (4) - - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
One of the best ipa’s out there. Tough to find unless you live on the west coast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2016
On tap at Hollingshead Deli, Orange, CA, 6/27/2016. My first Russian River beer. Orange-golden color. Super clear. White head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. Floral notes. Taste is similar to nose. Has a bitter, hoppy, clean finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1053) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2016
The famous and well-lauded beer from Russian River! Sure... it is damn good, smooth as silk, yet, I can’t say with good conscious it is good as its reputation proclaims. It has a thick, almost alcohol, middle that distracts from the hop profile. What is to say? Very good, but somehow couldn’t meet my lofty expectations. 510ml bottle

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Aroma: piney and fruity; complex; Appearance; clear orange pour with white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: strongly hoppy but balanced with wonderful malt backbone; Palate: medium body with very long, very bitter finish that slowly builds; Overall: can definitely see why it’s so appreciated; would absolutely get again if wanting a west coast iipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1120) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2016
Light orange colour, white head. Aroma of grapefruits, citrus and biscuits. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet, very well balanced. Light to medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Thanks to Freddy for the bottle

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ahuth (280) - - JUL 5, 2016
Bottled. Pours clear Amber. Thick foamy head. The smell is super hoppy. The palate is thick and foamy and sticky. Huge hoppy taste. Citrus grapefruit berry. A little piney malt backbone. Awesome dipa


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