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RATINGS: 2480   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2011
1 pint bottle. Pours a beautiful golden amber color, pearly white head, great lacing too. Aroma is piney hops. Flavor is outstanding, probably the freshest hop flavor I’ve tasted. Fresh hops up front, with a nice malty backside. Palate is perfect for an IPA, on the heavier side, but it suits this perfectly. Overall an incredible beer. Thanks to my friend Eddy from Santa Rosa for this one!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
teamchevymxer (1) - castro valley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Delicious IPA the quintessential classic, one of my favorites. Upon opening Pliny bursts with smells of fresh tropical fruit.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
puboflyons (2145) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From the bottle marked 071614 so it was about a month old when I tried it. Received in trade from a non-RB member. Pale yellow-amber pour with a big lingering head,. Carbonation bubbles. Lots of floral and piney hops on the nose and a malt grabber to balance. Full body. Loads of hop bitterness in the taste. What more can I say that no one else hasn’t?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (311) - SERBIA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle 1 pint, huge thanks to my beer buddys Alberto for sharing, Matt for organising and Gene for bringing it to Belgrade.Tasted at Belgrade tasting Vol.3.Pour it golden colour a little bit cloudy.On the nose very floral hops.Perfection.Taste of pine, grapefruit, hops and tropical fruits.Great thank you guys so much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctonge (2) - - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Exquisite balance of a hoppy IPA and a sweeter maltier brew. Definitely all kinds of complexity and a fairly aromatic experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1268) - - SEP 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-27-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a clear golden color with a two finger nearly pure white head. The head has a fair level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a very nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heavy of a citrus aroma being both sweet and hoppy at the same time. The sweet citrus is of tangerine and orange while the hoppy is of grapefruit. Mixed with these smells is a bready aroma as well as a bit of caramel and some pine hop smells. Overall the aroma is citrusy, but yet still maintains a nice balance. Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready and sweeter taste with the sweetness being of a caramel, tropical and citrus fruit flavors of orange and tangerine. With these flavors so too comes some grapefruit hop upfront, which starts out at a moderate strength and grows stronger to the end. Along with the grapefruit increasing some pine hop flavors also come to the tongue while the caramel flavors, that were initially present begin fading. In the end with the hop increasing and the sweet decreasing a nice crisp and mainly citrusy hop flavor to be left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a nice smoothness throughout. The carbonation is on the slightly lower side which when combined with the creamier body of the brew and the nice balanced sweet and hoppy taste overall create a very easy drinking feel. Overall – A very tasty IPA no doubt, but not as amazing and overshadowing of other IPA of its strength and class as many make it seem, which is likely driven by limited availability/distribution. It is certainly well worth a try though if you get a chance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (168) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle in Belgrade with huge huge thanks to luttonm and travlr. Pours orange/golden clear with a white foam which leaves a fantastic lacing and draft. 3 months old bottles: nose of pine resiny, pineapple and grapefruit skin. Simply amazing. Mouth: citrus peel, orange, balanced bitterness, dry feel cleaning the mouth from bitterness. Simply great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (526) - - SEP 7, 2014
510ml bottle into an IPA glass. Lovely citrus hop aroma with slight pine resiny notes and a hint of tropical fruit. Pours golden amber colored with a thick soapy white head and very little lacing. Smooth, slick mouthfeel with a good amount of malt and excellent citrus and tropical fruit flavor to start. Finishes dry with a bit of pine resiny hop flavor with just a hint of bitterness. Refreshing, flavor ipa with excellent balance and without the harsh bitter bite. Fantastic ipa!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
Stor takk til Asle Bjørn for denne! Aller siste flaske (bottled 07.08.14) på RBHD-samlinga på Mosterøy: klar gylden med medium skum. Et mesterverk i smaksrikdom og friskhet i yndefull balanse. En aroma man bare kan drømme om. En syntese av alt som er godt innen stilen, og med en intens renhet og klarhet. Ganglag for sjelen, et fyrtårn å navigere etter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (115) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at toronado, san francisco. Hoppy without going to excess, moderately bitter finish. well balanced. Nice double IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (777) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Thank you to my friend dsandanto for getting this one for me. Pours light hazy golden/amber color with white head. Aroma is juicy fruity citrus, tropical fruit and resiny pine. Thick light syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor starts off citrus followed by pineapple and mango flavor and finishing with grapefruit peel and resiny pine bitterness. High expecttion for this brew and it delivered.


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