want1DIPA (227) - - MAY 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma-Not to overwhelming like most DIPA's. the traditional pine scent comes out very clean
Appearance-Not a bright bold orange, but still a crisp orange brown reflection. Very pleasing to the eye.
Taste-Simple mouthwatering perfection. If I could put this in a CamelBak and drink a liter a day, I would. What sets PTE apart is how smooth but subtlety intense it is. It's a toss up b/w PTE and Hopslam as the best readily available/bottled DIPA on the planet. With that said, I have Headytopper and Dreadnaught coming in this week.
Palate-Like liquid velvet pine scented grapefruit. The 8% isn't even noticeable. My palate told me afterwards that he almost died from euphoria!
Overall-it's PTE and about as perfect a beer can get! With that said, it's not my #1, but it's darn close.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone so go have a DIPA!
ttroha (438) - Americus, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle shared with jheath99.I’ve waited for years to get my hands on Pliny the Elder and now my beer goal has been achieved! Pours transparent gold with frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grassy notes. Tastes very strongly of bitter hops, citrus, pine and floral notes. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. It’s the perfect IPA. Excellent beer
heman (274) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat intensywny, chmielowy, dużo nut zielonych, trawiastych i tytoniowych. Piwo jest zaskakująco lekkie w smaku i wytrawne, goryczka średnio-wysoka, fajnie zbalansowana i niezalegająca. W tle lekkie nuty alkoholowe. Pozostawia tytoniowy posmak w ustach.
Zlotta (459) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.51 l bottle from Firma Bier, bottled in September 2015. Clear, golden orange with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, fruity-floral aroma of passion fruit, mango, orange, honey and some pine. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of passion fruit, mango, orange and pine, accompanied by notes of honey and caramel. Rather long, medium bitter and grapefruity finish. Medium to full body, very creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Overall with a massive malty backbone and a balancing, punchy hop bite. Lovely on the palate, super-fruity and juicy as well. Very good!
MarcoDL (3090) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting, one month after bottling date. Golden pour. Fresh aroma of citrus, pine, grain and some caramel. Hoppy fresh taste, with lots of citrus, mild peach, pine, grassy herbs, mild cara and a dry finish. Good dipa.
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From Bottle. Golden in color, excellent lacing. Rush of citrus and pine at the start, light ale flavor mid palate filled by little bitter rush. This is a great Imperial IPA, part of my love of it is the hype it bares within the community. And further I feel my rating is also biased because of its scarcity, but I have yet to find its equal in style at any local american store in a bomber.
Hopmaestro (723) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sometimes you are just lucky. A more fresh Pliny than this one is hard to find in this side of the world. Bottled just 2 weeks ago and arrived in Sweden for me to enjoy. And I did. Aroma is sweet malty with grapefruit and pine needles. Taste is grassy, piney and yet with a balanced sweetness towards the bitterness. It’s hard not to give this a top rating, and if I didn’t, I would just be another hipster who wants to be different. Excellent Imperial IPA this one, even if there are several that are more easy to find.
tmoreau (3058) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Everyone cleared their palate with copious amounts of water before trying this one. A shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to snifters displaying a clear & bright, golden hue, with presentable, bubbly white head foam, and clingy spots & strands of lacing. The nose started out dank, then pleasantly pungent notes of citrus as grapefruit & lemon, with a bit of resinous backing. Light to medium bodied, with decent effervescence to the carbonation, just a hint of mellowing caramel sweetness, and a mild alcohol presence, the taste also included a healthy & lingering, citrusy & earthy hop bitterness, but 100 IBUs? Not blown away, but quite smooth, and balanced in all the right places.
Juiceman (6) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Easily the best beer I have tasted so far. I had to go back and get a second pint during a tasting to enjoy it again. I will certainly keep coming back for this delicious brew. Mild aroma but packs huge flavor! I'm surprised it has an IBU of 100.
electrotype (418) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
À la fois douce et amère, chargée de résine de conifères mais laissant également deviner des petites baies rouges en arrière plan. C’est très facile à boire, il n’y a rien de démesuré et la texture est douce et soyeuse. L’alcool est parfaitement camouflée. Je dois par contre dire que mes goûts au niveau de la bière ont changé depuis quelques temps et les (D)IPA ont davantage de difficulté à atteindre le sommet de mon palmarès. La Pliny est une bière réussie mais qui, à mon avis, ne vient pas réellement changer la donne pour les amateurs de bières du Québec, situés si près des géantes vermontoises.
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big pine mango hop aroma. Taste sticky n sweet, finishes with big hop oil mouth costing hoppy bitterness.