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RATINGS: 2851   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolfunnj (368) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
aroma of pure sour citrus and pine in that order,you can detect malts if you sniff long and hard..golden clear liquid with a slight amber hue,pure white foamy head (the hallmarks of a hop bomb)..flavor..I was right..grapefruity,lemony,minty,piney,delicious and refreshing..tingly and perfectly carbonated with a sour bitter finish..overall..as the other ratings and mine show it doesnt get much better than this


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yased (212) - MEXICO - MAR 24, 2017
De Russian River(USA) esta Double IPA de nombre Pliny the Elder, la productora de este mito cervecero es originaria de Santa Rosa California, se tienen como los creadores de la ahora muy popular American IPA y de este estilo, durante mucho tiempo esta cerveza fue considerada la mejor Double IPA del planeta por su buen balance entre malta y lpulo, tambien era el estandarte de la costa este, La cerveza Pliny the Elder (Plinio el Viejo) recibe su nombre en honor al viajero, naturalista, historiador, escritor y director romano Gaius Minor Plinius Caecilius Secundus, a quien se adjudica el haber dado el primer nombre botnico para el lpulo: Salictarius Lupus, que significa lobo entre los matorrales un nombre muy apropiado al crecimiento salvaje que el lpulo desarrollaba entre los sauces, con un nombre legendario y una fama envidiable dentro del mbito cervecero, veamos que nos espera. En apariencia es una cerveza con buena corona de espuma de tamao mediano, muy clara, perlas de compactas a medianas, buena retencin, bien la adherencia en el vaso, color dorado muy claro con destellos amarillos, ligeramente turbia, cuerpo medio, muy agradable en vista. En aroma es realmente nica tiene notas pinceas, florales y ctricas a toronja, cascara de naranja, ligera nota a guayaba, hay un toque de dulzor restringido seguramente propiciado por las maltas, la intensidad es mucha, en cuanto estilos IPA, IIPA y otros en donde los lpulos son el ingrediente estrella se debe procurar tomar la cerveza lo mas fresco posible puesto que despus de los primeros tres meses las propiedades del aroma y amargor de este ingrediente comienzan a degradarse. En el paladar es muy equilibrada el amargor esta bien presente pero no es tan agresivo y se nivela con la malta y el dulzor que otorga, los sabores que se pueden identificar son pinceos y florales, resina vegetal, ctrica como toronja y cascara de naranja, guayaba, ligero toque a miel, en cuanto a textura porta cuerpo medio muy sedoso, deja una capa sobre las mejillas similar a el aceite muy posiblemente sea propiedad del Dry Hopping, una cerveza que sin lugar a duda ya no es la mejor IIPA del planeta aun asi su receta no a envejecido y tiene propiedades muy particulares que no e encontrado en otras cervezas del mismo estilo ademas su nombre forma parte de la mitologa cervecera, sin duda un clsico que se tiene que probar por lo menos una vez en la vida si te interesa la cerveza de verdad, yo espero volvrmela a encontrar igual o aun mas fresca, esta botella que llego a mis manos fue envasada el 23/11/2016 y la inger el 14 de febrero de este ao.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillyoneHB (1) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2017 does not count
Great IPA, even better marketing. I believe its been said before...there are quite a few Great IPAs out there...but you could Definitely do worse. My Hats Off (if I had a Hat On) to Russian River Brewing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (2096) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2017
Gylden klar skum hvid Citrus grape blomst malt Bitter meget sd lidt Oile livlig

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (505) - LATVIA - FEB 26, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 Nu taa, pirmkart shoks par to ka balanss off. Jaa laba iipa, loti laba karbonizacija, bet nebija wow momenta vispar. Vienigais kas ir pecgarsa- ta ir ilgaka ka jebkadam alum kads dzerts. Kivi, grape miza un mazliet flora, komplekss bija ok.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pictoman (1029) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2017
Poured from the tap. Clear golden orange with white head. Grapefruit and pine hops, mild caramel, hint of skunk, great blend, smooth character.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MCShann (15) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Easy to see and taste why this is rated so well. Lots of hops from beginning to end! Pine scent keeps the nose busy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3464) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
Sampled from bottle at Maakuns. Big thanks!! Clear gold with thin white head. Sweet malts, big citrus and fresh exotic fruit, big weedy and skunky hops. Explosive aroma. Moderate sweet and bitter, nettly hoppiness gives it a crisp spicy edge. Medium body, nice smooth and cool malty feel. Soft carbonation. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (4812) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle shared. Clear golden with white head. Grapefruit, apricot, light dank weeds, sweet malts. Good balance between the hops and malts here! Great match between aroma and taste. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with slight creamy sugary feel. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopman23 (11) - - FEB 8, 2017
Amazing Brew, One of the Best IPAs out there. Notes of citrus, pine, and resinous hops. HOP BOMB

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derek881 (1267) - 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!


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