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RATINGS: 2661   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
On tap at Toronado, Ben n’ Nick’s, Liar’s Club, O’Brien’s and too many times to count, so it’s about time I review my boy, Pliny. Pours golden and slightly amber-ish with a nice, rock steady head. Sticking your nose in the glass in one of the true pleasures in craft beer - lots of sweet, fruity hops and caramel malt in a near perfect symphony. Tastes like it smells, only better. Resinous, sweet citrus hop candy with just the right balance of caramel and biscuity malts. It glides across your tongue and finishes super clean, a bit dry and with no alcohol burn. For me, this beer defines everything a IIPA should be. Extremely drinkable, sessionable - a brewing masterpiece. My favorite/#1/ if stuck on a deserted island beer of choice.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Crystal clear golden, ample white head. Pine resin, grapefruit. Bubblegum. Bitter, good malt backbone. Clean medium body, slight alcoholic hotness. Long finish. Classic, excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (491) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2015
Pour golden clear yellow with nice white head. Aroma of yeast, hops, herbs and citrussy. Flavors of citrus hops herbs and spices. Full nice strong flavours of hops, very nice IPA. Nice bitterness and citrussy flavours. Very pleasant.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Different size bottle 500 ml??? Cracked and smelled huge hops. Pine citrus and mango. Flavor of fresh squished hop cones in your hands. One of best hop head beers I know of. A must try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Bouteille de 500 ml offerte par mon ami Martin. Un gros merci. Arôme: Une bombe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-dorée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Fort goût de pin avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Présence de pin en arrière goût. (Rating #6428)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1283) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Fruity cu puțin dank, moale și mătăsoasă. Nimic nu se evidențiază - perfect echilibrat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
schmuckweizen (6) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015 does not count
Wow! The father of all DIPA’s does not disappoint. SOme biscuit notes on the palate otherwise a light malt backbone to this hopmonster. Hop bitterness is at the front of the palate and aroma is all pungent, resin hop. This is the gold standard for DIPAs

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mojojohnson (14) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Crisp, refreshing with a beautiful golden color. Very well balanced hops and would pair well with any food.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
felim (2) - Galway, IRELAND - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
First had this in Cali, very hard to get in shops but worth the hunt. Nice clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (642) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Perfect golden color with small foam layer. Fresh hoppy (piney) smell. The taste is bitter sweet, with a thick mouth feeling. Forest pines with an awesome bitterness-sweetness balance. Calm, sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste. This beer is not very edgy or overwhelming in a particular matter, but the decent mixture is just convincing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
How: Bottle, 16 days old.
Where: From hackbock, thanks!
Appearance: Clear dark golden colour with a bubbly off-white long lasting head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, fruit, a bit bitterness, tropical fruit, citrus.


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