RATINGS: 2857   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 uncles 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (897) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2016
definitely lives up to the hype. smooth, cirtrus hops, well balanced and overall balanced feel. no doubt a solid imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Fairly traditional style US IPA. Poured a clear golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma of huge citrus hops. Medium body, flavour of sweet caramel malt and grapefruit. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1608) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2016
mbar limpio y espuma marfil. Aromas intensos de pia, fruta de hueso, albaricoque, pomelo, balsmicos, menta, pino, fondo maltoso. Cuerpo meloso y denso, muy jugosa con sabor de pomelo, pino, menta, con un final de amargor resinoso largo y equilibrado.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2360) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2016
500mL bottle Bottled 04.26.16 Deep golden body, creamy dense white head hangs around Lovely resiny hop nose - pine, elderflower, ripe peach/nectarine, passionfruit with delicious biscuity, toasty, bread crust malt. Body is spot on - chewy, slick & resiny with hops, good weight but doesnt feel like an 8%er. Malt shines through more on the body - that lovely toasted bread/brioche sort of malt, pale caramels & sweet biscuits, hops compliment this with notes of stonefruit, passionfruit, pine needle & savoury spice. Firm, lingering bitterness, very well balanced. Not as fresh as I would have liked but it doesnt detract too much from what is an amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (336) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Bright copper-golden pour, crystal clear. Nose of resin/pine, ripe grapefruit, Valencia orange, hints of pastel candy, gently sweet and reserved biscuity malt. Flavor is extremely balanced. I can see why so many have loved this. Its nothing complex, new, or extreme. The gently sweet malt backs a hint of pine and resin, grapefruit and orange, and floral lemon zest, all in harmony. Even a warming alcohol sensation begins to develop, but its somehow endearing. All in all, Pliny is all about the balance. Textbook west-coast.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmanRatingsGuru15 (3) - Menlo Park, California, USA - DEC 5, 2016 does not count
This is the only double IPA I will only drink! Great beer, fresh aromas and really have a developed flavor. I prefer out of the keg verses the bottle as there is a different flavor to me between the two.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
500ml bottle from the Bierkoning Amsterdam

Aroma: A lot of fruity scents in the aroma, tropical fruits and some grapefruit to be exact. No grassy scents, but there is a slight caramel feel. Resin comes out when warmed. Anyways, a great aroma!

Looks: Copper with off white head and some lacing

Taste: Dry and fruity, some resin, very intense tropical fruity hoppiness. Medium bitter, very nicely balanced bitterness. Amazing fruitiness.

Feel: medium body, medium carbonation

Overall:Benchmark IIPA for me! Loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baliboo (11) - THAILAND - NOV 25, 2016
Tap at Royal Oak, San Francisco. Clear dark amber. Strong hops, citrusy. The flavor has perfect balance, high bitterness, light sweetness, piney, caramel malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pammetz (3) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2016 does not count
Love this beer..............................................

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeymike (69) - Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2017 On tap at the brewery. Great pine and citrus aromas. Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced between malt and hops. The finish is malty sweet and ends dry. Overall a top 5 DIPA and worthy of the chase.

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