RATINGS: 2837   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (4139) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Hey look at that, a beer I rated on paper 9 months ago and it was just too darned special to enter right away.... so here goes for 2400!
A bottle bottle generously bonused to me by ineedbeer within maybe a week or two of its bottling date!
The beer pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is piney and herbaceous. There are some fruit forward elements like pine and orange-peel, a little mild alcohol character slips in there as well. The beer is remarkably aromatic and hoppy.

The flavor is piney with some big citrus character. The bitterness is fairly high, but its not unbalanced, astringent or unpleasant in any way. Lots of grapefruit flavor, the alcohol character is very mild and some nice flavors of melon rind and honey are very light but complimentary to the whole.

The mouth feel fairly prickly & the beer does that tongue bracing sensation that really great hoppy beers seem to do.

And now for a bonus rate:
My brother-in-law Dwain crushed this beer with me. Dwain is a Budweiser enthusiast who recently gave me a call to let me know about the new "Budweiser Black Crown"... when Dwain saw me writing notes he asked me to take down a few of his own. So here goes....
This beer smells like pine.

Really piney. Sort of salty, might be a good beer to add a little salt to.

Im just shocked at how good this beer tastes. This isnt even a lager!

And now for a Lushawn bonus rate:
Im totally shocked at how good this beer tastes. And by shocked I mean completely unsurprised in any way, shape, or form.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1157) - - JAN 17, 2017
Tap: pours golden clear with foamy white head. Aroma: f****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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrus86 (577) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eructoblaster (4007) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brettclement (10) - - DEC 29, 2016
AMAZING!! by far my favorite IPA. Great taste, great price, great all around beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TQ09 (11) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours nice a golden. Pretty hoppy but easy to drink and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Full pints at the tap room, easy drinkable DIPA a pice of history that each hophead might to taste almost one time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vbeer (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2016
Full on Americn hops in both aroma and flavour. Massive grapefruit pine, and heavy bittrness. Despite being massively hopped this manages to maintain some balance and softness around the edges. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AXL72 (35) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2016
On tap at RRBC 101016. The Pliny was the only reason to my trip to California, and it made it well worth 13 hours on a plane. In my eyes its the classic west coast IIPA...incredible well balanced... Clear light golden with a beautiful white head, aroma and taste is grapefruit, honey and pine resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Excellent IIPA! Pours a light orange with a golden hue, off white head that clings to the glass leaving tons of lacing rings. The nose is accented with delightful grapefruit and citrus fruit notes, light caramel notes, mild pine needle notes and a light alcohol presence. Sweet caramel and bready malt notes up front with a heavy citrus fruit that smacks you mid palate before the bitterness hits. Bitterness is short lived and leaves a delightful balanced taste of caramel and citrus hops. Syrupy, medium to full bodied palate, light carbonation. A very fine brew!

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