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RATINGS: 2609   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.


Brain_Parasite's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours amber with a fantastic pine/earthy aroma. Great tasting, lots of hops with strong pine, citrus, and slight grain notes as well. Very smooth and flavorful, it is evident that this beer has been carefully crafted throughout the years. An excellent beer: refreshing, filling, and complex. Definitely lives up to the hype


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbader (5) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Couldn’t find this beer in Texas and now that I live in California I’m swimming in it! This is just an excellent IPA - packed with hops but perfectly balanced. Beautiful golden color and floral aroma add to the experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jro (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
It lives up to the hype. It’s not leaps and bounds above what else is out there anymore, but it’s still a fantastic DIPA. Pine, resin, citrus, near perfect balance. This beer is fantastic and worth seeking out.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PlinyDad1952 (19) - - MAY 1, 2015
THIS IS THE PLINY ELDERS, SO GOOD!!! I MAKES HOME BREWING ALL TEH TYMES FOR MY FRIENDS AND THEY SAY A PLINY IS AS GOOD AS THIS PLINY. HOPS ARE BITTER AND SMELL WOWS IN MY NOSTRILS. BEST EVER, SAID THIS ONE BEER REVIEWINGS AND I THINK SO...TO. WAHT MAKES THIS SOO SPESHAL IS PLINY HAS’ perfECT HOPS LIKE CALIFORNIA CAN ONLY. ALL OTHER BEERS’s TRY TO BEE PLINY BUTT THEY FALE THROUGH. MY GIRLFRIEND SAYS PLINY IS OKAI BUT SHE IS A DUMB AND DOS’ENT LIKE REAL BEER WITH HOP. I NO BETTER ThAN THAT WOMEN. DRINK PLINY IF YOU AM A BEER PERSONS!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (285) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Shared bottle with k0mpsa, 1000 times thanks. Delicious tropic fruits and perfumes on the nose. Light, transparent golden color. Superbly smooth and lenghty, creamy palate with loads of delicious toasty flavors. Lives to its expectations.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1558) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottled. Great Thanks to Shawn Burns, california. Almost clear deep golden color, white head. Balanced aroma has hops, fruits, lemon notes, pineapples. Big balanced hoppy body, fruity, lemon and tropical fruity notes. Nothing to add, just perfect dipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (508) - - APR 30, 2015
Hops are carried from the aroma to the taste. Clear colour White head. Taste is heavy bitterness with a hint if sweetness. Solid body but still refreshing. Long aftertaste, bitter with some dryness.perfect balance of taste and drinkability.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kgoelz (13) - USA - APR 28, 2015
by far one of the best ipas ever lots grapefruit and pine needles and extremely fresh and crisp don’t over pay for it meaning no more then 10 bucks Stone Enjoy by series i think is better but i wouldn’t pass on this one either

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
One2remeber (161) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2015
Tap, Monk's Kettle. Pale copper, yellow hue, crystal clear. Big resiny, columbus, centennial(?). Just enough caramel (~c40) to give substance, but still drinkable. Bit of leafy, medicinal lingers. Excellent dipa. Not what the hype makes it out to be, but a benchmark representation of style.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxifunk777 (14) - California, USA - APR 27, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Just a great IPA plain and simple lives up to the hype. Its a darn shame this beer is not easier to obtain so more beer lovers of IPA?S could at least try and enjoy this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (590) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 26, 2015
bottle at home from trade with amazinwrldfood, many many thanks for this one Rob. dark yellow, clear color. medium big off-white head. very nice smell of pines and fruits, mango, oranges, light grapefruity, very light sweetness. medium to full body, rather bubbly carbonation, almost a bit too much, slick mouthfeel, taste of pines, fruity, mango, oranges, grapefruit, grass, citric, light astringent, light sweetness. light dry and light to medium piney bitter finish. nice pine notes on the aftertaste. wow, was really looking forward to this one. Drinks very good and tastes very fresh, greatly balanced brew. Definitly lives up to the hype. Bottled on 03/07/2015.


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