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RATINGS: 2703   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 uncleís 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.

CanIHave4Beers' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3677) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Hey look at that, a beer I rated on paper 9 months ago and it was just too darned special to enter right away.... so here goes for 2400!
A bottle bottle generously bonused to me by ineedbeer within maybe a week or two of itís bottling date!
The beer pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is piney and herbaceous. There are some fruit forward elements like pine and orange-peel, a little mild alcohol character slips in there as well. The beer is remarkably aromatic and hoppy.

The flavor is piney with some big citrus character. The bitterness is fairly high, but itís not unbalanced, astringent or unpleasant in any way. Lots of grapefruit flavor, the alcohol character is very mild and some nice flavors of melon rind and honey are very light but complimentary to the whole.

The mouth feel fairly prickly & the beer does that tongue bracing sensation that really great hoppy beers seem to do.

And now for a bonus rate:
My brother-in-law Dwain crushed this beer with me. Dwain is a Budweiser enthusiast who recently gave me a call to let me know about the new "Budweiser Black Crown"... when Dwain saw me writing notes he asked me to take down a few of his own. So here goes....
This beer smells like pine.

Really piney. Sort of salty, might be a good beer to add a little salt to.

Iím just shocked at how good this beer tastes. This isnít even a lager!

And now for a Lushawn bonus rate:
Iím totally shocked at how good this beer tastes. And by shocked I mean completely unsurprised in any way, shape, or form.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldschool_Mike (208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clear light copper colour with a finger of white head. Aroma is passion fruit and pine. Taste is tropical fruit with some pine. This bottle is a month old and this beer is definitely one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmillerstl (15) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2015
At the brewpub, lives up to the hype. Great hops backed by fantastic malt. Worthy of the accolades.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarbasA (46) - PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2015
Amber color, good head, Nice aromas of citrus mango and pine, , in flavor is very tropical also with pine verynice bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
donandres (6) - , Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
appearance: aroma, flavors, body finish overall experience with the beer. AROMA APPEARANCE TASTE PALATE

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariuspoenari (42) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
Clear amber pour with a tall white head with relatively good retention. Complex and pleasant smell, quite delicate, with notes of citrus, pineapple, mango, caramel and pine - this beer has everything. Extremely well balanced taste, bitter and sweet. Citrus, exotic fruit (pineapple again), pine, honey. Medium carbonation and a very soft and smooth mouthfeel, almost a bit oily, it goes down very easy. The aftertaste is mildly bitter, with notes of pine. An extremely well balanced and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (41) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Keg at Apex. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of Hops and grass, taste the hops in it but it is well balanced. A great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1567) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Kinda perfect. Really well balanced. A bit more malt than a lot of IPAs, but not a super hop bomb, despite the 100 IBUs. Nice malt build and not s hopSuper IPA/APA flight with John (Schlafly TIPA, Founders Harvest Ale, Pliny the Elder, Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Sierra Nevada Celebration ale). Thx Ibrew2or3 for continuing to knock out top 50 for me!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (607) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Poured from bottle 10/2/15 thanks Willrunforbeer my last beer in Vegas. Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aromas of fresh hops malt and hints of grass. Taste is hop citrus pine and floral. A perfect harmony of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2015
Thanks for the bottle share Jon. Pours a clear golden orange with a small off-white head. Grapefruit and citrus notes on the nose with some light grain and caramel. Medium body with a nice fresh, citrus character and good balance between malt and hops. Bitter finish with some light pine that lingers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (131) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottled, blind test RULE taproom. Very pale, fine refreshing fruity and citrus aroma, taste isnt so good - good start with some fruits but then lot of bit hars bitterness, which becomes but annoying. Middle wasnt so bad. A good beer but not the best DIPA ive drink.

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