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RATINGS: 2880   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a mostly clear gold color with a very slight amber hue and a very large foamy white head with extremely long-lasting retention along with modest cling and lacing. Its aroma was dominated by fresh citrus and pine scents, featuring light grapefruit and perhaps watermelon, with touches of lemon, straw, and a bit of barley. The taste was a strong bitter blend of different citrus flavors along with an influx of pine and spices and slight touches of watermelon and grapefruit. There was also a very subtle malt character, lending just a touch of caramel and sweetness. The beer had a very filling and thick mouthfeel with a lot of density, character, and ample carbonation for a heavy swallow. A fairly drinkable beer, which masks the relatively high alcohol content exceptional well; excellent beer, as advertised!

4.3
absentkiwi (3) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 31, 2017 does not count
Really good but a little overrated. Plenty of other great IPAs out there. Still, you could do a lot worse.

4
MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, pine, hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Appearance:
Clear/hazy golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great aroma and palate, with an even better flavour. Shamefully this beer is filtered to oblivion. The appearance takes the biggest hit thanks to this, but I bet that the other aspects would have been better as well if they did not make that decision.

4.6
BarrelTamer11 (10) - Escalon, California, USA - JAN 29, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2017 Pure gold, color and beer! Foamy white head with a lot of soapy lacing. Smells dank, piney, grapefruit citrus and a bit tropical along with some sweet biscuity malts. Bitter and yet wonderfully balanced. Creamy smooth palate. One resplendent beer.

4.6
hellsbrews (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2017
This is just magic. Great dank hop aroma, heavy bitterness, alcohol well hidden behind the hops. Love this stuff.

4.3
klm1 (1538) - Bled/SF, - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: APR 28, 2017 Several times on tap& bottles at Toronado bar SF, brewery’s taproom etc.: pours golden clear with foamy white head. Aroma: intense hop aroma with rich piny, fruity, citrusy notes. Flavor: ceispy, biscuit like malt backbone & intense rich hop flavors with big cart of juisy tropical fruits & pine. Hop bitteness is high but perfectly balanced with malt backbone. Body is medium, texture velvetly, carbonation is medium.

4.1
Andrus86 (650) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2017
TAP. - lively golden pour with foam head.. Punchy piney hop nose, some golden malt as well.. Thick sap malt body, caramel & syrup goes into piney hops, finishing a combo of the malts & hop stickiness.. sourced Russian river brewery

4.4
Eructoblaster (4205) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle - 500ml. Golden body with a huge, white foamy head. Awesome hoppy aroma with citrusy and tropical fruits hints. Its sharp, well balanced hoppy taste carries citrusy, woody, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Fantastic!

5
brettclement (10) - - DEC 29, 2016
AMAZING!! by far my favorite IPA. Great taste, great price, great all around beer

3.9
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2016
Poured from bottle. Light caramel colour. Good nose. I had this ages ago at the brewery and have fonder memories than from the bottle but still very nice. Enjoyably hoppy.


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