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RATINGS: 2366   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.

LINKBREW's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Cask-conditioned at O'Brien's in San Diego. Huge hop aroma. Lots of "C" hops. Big body, tons of hops. Very bitter. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABS (387) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Golden, white frothy head. Peach, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, hop, some pine, hint of alcohol. Medium bitter. Some sweetness. A tiny bit over medium body. Medium carbonation - quite small bubbles. Closer to an IPA in my opinion and super good! Cheers to Peter, Olivia and Heidi for an incredible day in Napa and Sonoma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmoosey (79) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
Aroma is amazing. Citrus and pine hits your nose with an overwhelming feeling. My mouth started watering as soon as I smelled it. The appearance is a golden yellow with a thin white head. Nice and clear. Taste is of citrus...grapefruit. Nice taste for an IPA. Palate is smooth when you first drink it. Light body with a thin texture and bitter finish. Overall, this is a great beer and I would definitely drink more of it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (375) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle - pours a deep gold . Huge resinous pine aromas . Taste is well balance bitter vs sweet . Smooth palate . Very tasty .

   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfp13jr (33) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (811) - 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.

   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!

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
batneil (244) - - APR 13, 2014
Very fine beer. Highly hoppy, but still nicely balanced. Golden coloured, thin head which lasts a while. Just fizzy enough.

   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.

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