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RATINGS: 2363   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.


Crash_the_dog's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crash_the_dog (117) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap at the brewery in a pint glass - perfect to look at, perfect to smell, perfect in the mouth, and perfect to swallow - an absolutely sensational beer in every regard. Truly lives up to the hype. Worth the pilgrimage - I wish I lived closer to Santa Rosa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamora (10) - Bangkok, THAILAND - APR 19, 2014
Great dIPA. Pours clear and pale, with a nice head. The aroma is amazing. Super fresh citrus and pine notes. The taste is super refreshing and hoppy. It is really well balanced, and you don’t get the 8% ABV at all!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfp13jr (28) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Finally had Pliny....and couldn?t help doing a side by side with Heady Topper. Pliny is an excellent beer. Pours out a light orange and crystal clear. Smells of pine and citrus. Taste follows the nose and finishes quickly. Very balanced for a DIPA, doesn’t kick you in the face and strip the enamel off your teeth. There are plenty of other beers that compete with Pliny.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to my landlord Frank! About a month after bottle date. Poured clear golden orange with thick creme head. Pleasant aroma of pine citrus. Light tingly carb med bod. Smooth balanced hop that drinks well. Hidden for the ABV.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arnold931 (184) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from San Diego sister. Pours golden with nice white head. Nose is citrus, pine, oranges, and melon. Taste is sweet and hops. Great!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jntfan1978 (31) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
Nice golden pour...very clear..floral and slightly piney aroma, citrus and hoppy, with a slight grapefruit flavor. Nice and balanced DIPA

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
batneil (243) - - APR 13, 2014
Very fine beer. Highly hoppy, but still nicely balanced. Golden coloured, thin head which lasts a while. Just fizzy enough.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mandrew01 (2) - San Diego, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
The best! What can I say about this beer that hasn’t already been said. Just give a smell if you’ve never had one, you will not be disappointed.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marco_Gtz (8) - Vacaville, California, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
On tap at Russian River Brewing. Best balanced DIPA i’ve had, Surly Abrasive is up there with it. Perfect blend of hops & malt.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichrdCubed (2) - Santa Ana, California, USA - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, sweet tangerine, and caramel malts. Taste of sweet, chewy caramel, toffee malts, grapefruit, with a very bitter hop finish, and alcohol as well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
4/5/14. Traded for this with a couple BCBS. Drank after eating @ Isabelbyob Was dying to try it after getting home. Very good beer that is really easy to drink. Great color great taste great stone. Glad to have finally tried Pliny but there are other IPAs just as good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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