arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Falling Rock Taphouse. Fresh lemon and pilsener malt on the nose. Citric acids are the first and last impressions. Starts lemony with sliding saltine-cracker malts and some dark grain in the middle, ending with a rush of bitterness and more citrus, both of which linger long on the tongue. The overall impression is that this is incredibly well made, but it doesn’t wow in any way. And that’s not really a complaint considering how overall good it is.
niday2288 (71) - - MAY 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is clear dark gold. Head is two fingers and off white. Nose is beautiful with pine, floral notes and pineapple. Taste is smooth with nice hop burst but not too bitter. There is good malt character to even it out. Hop notes are sweet pine, mango and citrus rind. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat viscous. Very good. I can see why it's top shelf.
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BEERMElyn (1) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has just enough, citrus notes to blend with the bittering hops, making it a great all round beer. Easy to drink when it is hot or cold, but only for the double IPA lovers.
bigaddie (55) - - MAY 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lovely, clear, golden ale with not much of a head but good lacing. Great, sweet aroma of mangoes and papaya. Very tropical fruit in depth with a hint of pine finish.
The taste of sweet tropical fruits with peppery notes and grassy towards the end. The finish is excellent with a lingering flavor of hops that makes you want to take another sip. The balance of this beer is remarkable and the smoothness of the palate makes it extremely drinkable.
It is usually far better on tap though this bottle (6 weeks old) is still pretty darn good. Would have to review it again when had on tap.
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dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Admittedly not my favorite style. Smoother than you’d expect from such a hoppy beer.
egardner01 (7) - Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow, lighter in color than many other doubles. Nice white head with lasting and lacing. Citrus aroma, not overwhelming. Well balanced hop and slight malt taste that impresses but doesn’t linger. Makes you want more.
DGluch (5) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Well balanced with good citrus and floral notes. Very smooth for an 8% beer. Easy to drink, and a definite gateway beer for those new to DIPAs
- Drink & Give Thanks to The Lord
rodenbach99 (2510) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pliny the Elder ou Pline l’ancien fut embouteillé le 10 avril 2013. Tout a été dit et redit de cette bière, inutile de faire la description de la dégustation point par point. Cette bière est ma 2500ème que je ferai un commentaire sur le site et elle est tout simplement sublime. Je pourrais dire qu’elle est facile à boire pour l’alcool qu’elle contient, je pourrais aussi dire comment je suis reconnaissant que slovaksniper a partagé cette bouteille avec moi. Je pourrais parler de la pluie et du beau temps…mais je vais seulement dire que cette bière n’est aucunement surévaluée, elle est tout simplement superbe.
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smell, looks and tastes great what more can you say about this one. One of it’s kind and in a league of it’s own.
Aarond (92) - Westlake, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Aroma is pineapple, tropical fruit, tangerine. Appearance is crystal clear light copper with a white head. Good lacing. Taste is tropical fruit, pineapple, piney hops, and a touch of sweet malt. Great carbonation, medium light body. Overall a world class ipa.
Errl (572) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle(2 weeks fresh):Nose is sweet fruity hops, tropical fruits, nice mix of hop flavors, bubblegum..Taste is sweet, bitter, juicy hops, fruits.