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RATINGS: 2859   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (795) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
8/5/16 bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white blanket. Centennial hops and pine tree Medoum bitterness, sweetness, and long bitter finish. Very good and crushable dipa.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (531) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 4, 2016
ASPETTO: ambrato chiaro, limpido. Schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e decisamente persistente. AROMA: complesso e intenso. Fruttato (frutta gialla e tropicale), floreale, un tocco bi biscottato e caramelloso, e ovviamente tanto luppolo. GUSTO: allattacco dolce (biscotto, caramello) e fruttata, per poi evolvere subito in un amaro erbaceo e floreale non invasivo. Lamaro permane ed esplode nel retrogusto. Carbonizzazione bassa (lavrei preferita con pi bollicine). Corpo medio. CONCLUSIONE: forse la migliore Imperial IPA che ho assaggiato fino ad ora (se la gioca con la Victory DirtWolf). Fama meritatissima!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stxoil (33) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2016
On tap at Russian River. Pour was amber with nice off-white head. Aroma is piney and citrusy. Taste is much the same especially hitting the citrus notes. Whats striking about this beer is how balanced it was with just the right amount of malt. Finish bitter but not too much so. Outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7656) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2016
Bottled 500ml. -Huge thanks Domagoj for sharing. Clear golden coloured, medium sized white head, pine in the nose. Moderate malty, piney, decent grapefruity hoppy, mild caramel and touch of alcohol with strong pleasant bitterness in the finish. Decent brew but not the best Ive tried. Glad to finally rate it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EnzoDamario (1) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
As soon as you start pouring you get kicked by the splendid Aroma of this beer. You start thinking on flowers, pines, herbs, oranges, grapefruits, little pineapples.... Great hops combination on just the right amounts. Gold with Orangy tones and a white crown. Good retention. I was expecting a very bitter taste, but actually is not that intense. Dont get me wrong... it is bitter, but its not harsh. You can taste a little bit of malt sweetness, but youll be overwhelmed by the citrics fruits flavors (mostly grapefruit). This is not the place if your are looking for yeasty flavors. Youll get a strong bitterness on the after taste... lingering... dry but pleasant. Light with regular carbonation. Very easy to drink, and very inviting, so watch out... its a 8%. If you want a complete shake of the senses, Pliny The Elder is the way to go. (D)IPA lovers... this is the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 500ml bottle bottled 28/07/2016. Tasting with George. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, malty. Taste is resin, medium sweet, tropical fruits and piney hops. Piney hops, slightly sweet aftertaste. Excellent balanced beer, THE Imperial IPA, classic.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - AUG 4, 2016
42 das de ser embotellada, servida en un Spiegelau IPA. APARIENCIA: de color mbar con algunos destellos naranjas a contra luz, se observa cristalina y media alta actividad de carbonatacin; corona de espuma color blanco de buena retencin, copiosa y de burbujas compactas. AROMA: notas ctricas de los lpulos utilizados es lo que domina; cscara de toronja y naranja, atrs algo de pia, notas herbales y resinosas, "dankness" pero muy balanceado, ligera presencia del dulzor de las maltas. SABOR: de entrada un amargor intenso, que a pesar de eso no se siente agresivo, le siguen las notas ctricas de los lpulos, cscara de toronja y naranja es lo que ms destaca, adems de notas a pia, algo de "dankness" y muy ligeramente el dulzor de las maltas pero todo muy balanceado. El retrogusto queda un amargor intenso pegado al paladar con una larga permanencia, muy seco pero no se llega a sentir agresivo. SENSACIN: cuerpo medio ligero con sensacin oleosa, mediana carbonatacin. RESUMEN: excelente DIPA, muy balanceada.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
Like pure hoppiness this is a perfectly balanced dipa. Great bitterness but also lovely and smooth. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PMgep (275) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle, as fresh as bossible in Sweden. Fruity hoppy aroma, yellow colour, hoppy taste. Nice

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robfohl1 (22) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Purchased at brewery, youve heard it all before, balanced, smooth, tropical, hops, the perfect ipa, to experience the freshness you have to go to the brewery and have it on tap. The best.. Pours golden , nice lacing, if you love beer and die, this is what God pours in Heaven..


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