DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pliny is a truly divine beer. It is at once hoppy and floral, malty, fruity and solid with a good rich palate. One of the best Iíve reviewed- not much else to say. Itís hoppy and a little bitter, but itís much more sophistocated and balanced than youíd expect from an IPA. If you see this for sale, do yourself a favor and buy it. You wonít be disappointed.
Garrold (2234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, four weeks old, muled from San Francisco (City Beer, I think) by Button the Mule, my best mate and drinking partner for the last 25 years. And itís ridiculous that I didnít get to share it with you, Joe. Never even got to say thanks. Youíve left us too suddenly, and too soon, and youíll be missed like youíd never have believed. As for the beer, I think youíd have approved. Itís fresh, juicy, clean, and pithy bitter in all the right places. Thereís an elegant sweetness to it. Itís a grower. Itís delicious. Thereís a phrase youíd have used to describe it! Cheers Kid. Iíll see you for a pint another time.
Sebilinz (792) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, filled on 02/27/2015 Big thanks to Werckmeister for this. Golden body white head. Aroma is citrus, fruits and pines with some malty caramel and biscuits in the background. Taste is also fruity, citrus and also perfect complemented by the malts. Aftertaste is also perfect balanced hop bitterness with malts backbone. Great brew.
Lukasmh (348) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thx Klimaet ;) Pours cristal clear golden with big frothy, slight off-white, head. Aroma is hops! Juicy ones. Tropical fruits, pineapple, some dank and malty backbone. Taste is more piny, tropical fruits, grassy, mango, peach. Malty sweetness to balance out the bitternes. Lively body and super dry and bitter finish. This one has to be drunk by the case to live up to its full potential. Very well balanced and no presence of alcohol. Did have a all fresh one, this is a avergage score.
sulawang (691) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Visual: Pours almost clear luminescent amber, very small dissipating head, a super thin layer of micro retention, zero activity.
Nose: fragrant orange-citrus-grapefruit hops, with oils (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: creamy-silky mouthfeel, bursting flavourful hops, tangerine, crisp bite
Mid-palate: sharp compounding bitter hops, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) grassy, caramel malt, biscuit
Finish: bitter orange peel exhale, resin, very subtle hop bitterness, lingering bitter hopped finish.
Summary: So smooth. Oh so smooth. Very easy-drinking for an 8%er. Bursting tangerine hops flavour is all I can say.
BeerFunGuy (809) - California, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For all the hype I'm sorta underwhelmed. It's a little to bitter. I had it on tap at the brewery.
Doghair (281) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice floral fruity aroma. Hoppy but weíll balanced. Fairly bitter through the middle and finish. Malty backbone is very present. Not the hop monster I expected. Excellent.
Saeglopur (698) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
510 ml, bottled 02/27/15, from a trade with Werckmeister. Thanks a lot Stefan for this major want! :-)
Bright, dark yellow, moderate hazy body, with a medium, creamy, white head.
Very fresh, fruity aroma of citrus, apricot, peach, pineapple, pine, biscuit, some candy, some vanilla.
Taste is as fresh and surprisingly smooth, with citrus, grapefruit, pine, apricot, peach, pineapple, some grass, biscuit, honey, vanilla.
Medium, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, bitter, quite zesty, a bit grassy, with lots of smooth malts again, some comfortable alcohol warmth and long-lasting, lovely pine notes.
Wow, amazing! Not a hop-forward, bitter monster, like many other DIPAs, but the most balanced beer you could imagine, what I always prefer. Incredibly drinkable for the ABV, with the lovliest, fruity and piney hops and a wonderful, smooth malt backbone. I completely understand the hype, this is close to perfection!
bstewart151 (11) - Parkersburg, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, about one month old. Served at approximately 40°F, warmed to about 42°F by hand. Head is off white and slightly creamy. Wish I could of had a less aged bottle. Malt profile is good but hoppy bib utter. I hate the ratebeer iPhone app. I cannot see what I am writing anymore. Thanks dicks. Fix your crappy interface. I like the beer. Beer good. Ass hats.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (64) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brewed on 3/19/15; opened and consumed on 4/18/15. I must say for New Hampshire getting to try this within 30 days on the born on date is pretty good. Light orange almost honey in color with a pretty solid frothy head that dissipates to a bubbly cap on top. Streaks of lacing transform to spotty in nature all the way down the glass edges. The aroma of pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops is rather subdued with nothing too overpowering. Flavor profile for this Imperial IPA is quite delicious. The pine and resin start off the flavors with a very nice grapefruit taste finishing the profile. Solid bodied and only a slight bitterness on the back end of the palate with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Overall, Pliny the Elder really does live up to the hype and is an awesome example of an double imperial ipa.
whitehotg8 (78) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Poured into the obligatory ipa glass. Hazy goldenrod color with a frothy exactly white head. The aromas are pungent with tropical fruit, peach and apricot with some lemongrass and clean hops. Taste is complex. All kinds of flavors including the aforementioned fruits with some grassy notes and a nice malty sweetness. I wish I lived closer to RR...