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RATINGS: 2361   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Wow definitely the best double IPA I have had the pleasure If sampling. Incredibly well balanced and essentially the archtypical double IPA. Juicy and sweet bready malts with a massive citrus based hop profile. Yum. Definitely a treat to have a draft at Monks.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (806) - 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 (177) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (154) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours a bright orange with a medium head that dissipates. Aroma is a lot of citrus, pine and hops. Taste is crisp and refreshing with a citrus forward character with a balanced hop middle and a pine/citrus finish that lingers. Mouthfeel is smooth. Palate is supremely well balanced with the citrus/pine playing nicely off of the hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2014
Definitely a great IPA! Very very similar to many others in a crowded field. For historical value and rareness on the east coast, I get it! That being said it simply is not amongst my top 7-10. There definitely are IPA’s more readily available, that imo are more enjoyable like... Another One, Head Hunter, Sculpin and Lunch to name a few. Still just about lives up to the hype, and should be sampled by all IPA lovers. Very, very good stuff. Kind of in the bells two hearted level ... imo really good, but just a tick over hyped!


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