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RATINGS: 2663   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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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4.7
ipa4me4u (24) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Hard to find even in San Diego, Ca. Gorgeous golden color. Delicious tropical, piney, citrus. Too easy drinking. Outstanding!

4.3
gripweed57 (2719) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2017
On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia. OK, I have been chasing this brew for years! Finally, caught up to it at Monk's in Philly, my favorite beer bar of all time. Brassy gold pour. Smallish, creamy beige head. Sweet, citrus hop nose. Dank, citrusy hop notes out of the gate. I'm juiced! Expecting a huge hop bomb of a DIPA, but no, this is a smooth, slick, approachable DIPA. Full of hop flavor, yet easy drinking and truly delicious. Thanks to my bride for letting me finally catch this brew on the night we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at Tinto. It was a short, brisk walk to Monk's on this special evening. She is a real trouper!!!!

4.1
czlowiekmotyka (426) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 5, 2017
Hard to find any flaws. Really herbal - piny like aroma. Very smooth on the malty profile. A bit carbonated. Deadly drinkable. Bitterness level severe but cultural. Great beer (1 mth fresh).

4.1
Gluepot (665) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2017
A classic but subtle DIPA. Fresh and zesty grapefruit and orange hops blended perfectly with soft, sweet malt. Extremely clean and refreshing finish.

4.6
CardsFan25 (96) - - AUG 24, 2017
Incredible beer. Best IPA that I have had. Have to disclose that I have only been drinking IPAs for 6 months. Also important to note that Monks is amazing!

4.2
NightHawk91 (85) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Late check in. 28 days old bottle. Oily for the style, no alcohol, unbelievably balanced, hopped enough. Tasty and drinkable. I’m glad I finally tried it. // 2 weeks old bottle a few months later. Clean, piney, grapefruity. Balanced as remembered. Nothing outstanding but simply very good.

3.7
Marduk (8059) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2017
510ml bottle (RBESG Grand Tasting 2017). Pale golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, caramel, citrus, fruity in aroma. Fruity, citrus, herbal, hops in taste. Soft bitterness. Dry herbal hops in aftertaste. Nothing is punch in the face. Quite opposite, shy and mellow. Alcohol is... what alcohol? Pleasant in mouth. Excellent brew.

3.7
llkc (2582) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
duft citrus lime appelsin grøn humleduft smag malt appelsin frsik citrus lime humle eftersmag grøn kant

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chrisemack (27) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 On tap at Rogue Eastside, Portland. Clear, golden with a big head. Smells of pine and fresh grass. Taste and body mean business. Dry on the palate. Nice but it's reputation makes it difficult to live up to in these days of serious, juicy DIPAs.

3.9
Rubin77 (2384) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2017
F: not big, white, average retention. C: gold, almost clear. A: tangerine, orange, peach, pine, bit of herbal. T: fresh tangerine juice, orange, pine, bit of grapefruit, medium body and carbonation, very good balanced, I wish to have the whole bottle, fully enjoyed, sample from 51cl bottle @ RBESG 2017, Grand tasting in Tallin, Estonia.


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